News headlines in 2022

  1. Heatwave and Drought Hit South Americas Crops and Economy

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, Jan 26 (IPS) - Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, the three major agricultural producers in South America, are currently experiencing a prolonged period of drought and low water levels in their main rivers. This is severely impacting harvests, as well as river transport of important summer crops, with maize and soybeans the main casualties. 

  2. Future of Coral Reefs in the Time of Climate Change

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW JERSEY, Jan 26 (IPS) - Coral reefs are one of the world’s most biologically diverse and productive ecosystems. They provide abundant ecological goods and services and are central to the socio-economic and cultural welfare of coastal and island communities – throughout tropical and subtropical ocean countries – by contributing billions of dollars to the local and global economies, when combined with tourism and recreation.

  3. UN mourns ‘true pioneer’: Brigadier General Constance Emefa Edjeani-Afenu

    - UN News

    For the United Nations’ Secretary General, Brigadier General Constance Emefa Edjeani-Afenu, who passed away this week in her home country, Ghana, was “a true pioneer.” 

  4. Battle for Palestine: & the Day When David Felled Goliath with a Stone

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 26 (IPS) - When Israeli Ambassador Gilat Erdan made an unusual presentation before the Security Council last week displaying a large rock, which he claimed, was hurled at Israeli vehicles in the Occupied Territories, a reporter at a UN press conference asked whether Palestinians will be given the right of reply--- by displaying in the Security Council chamber an Uzi sub- machine gun or a bulldozer deployed by Israeli armed forces against civilian demonstrations.

  5. Youth Have the Spirit to Change Trajectory of Leprosy, says Yohei Sasakawa

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Kenya, Jan 25 (IPS) - Yohei Sasakawa said the youth have the power to change the world, and their participation in removing the stigma and myths about leprosy is crucial to the campaign to end the disease.

  6. Pledge to ‘never forget’ the Holocaust, Guterres tells synagogue ceremony

    - UN News

    People everywhere must stand firm against hate, amid rising antisemitism and other forms of religious bigotry, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday. 

  7. January will ‘almost certainly’ shatter records for civilian casualties in Yemen

    - UN News

    Violence in Yemen continues to escalate, raising casualties and spilling across the war-torn country’s borders, the Special Envoy for the country and the Humanitarian Coordinator warned on Tuesday.

  8. Madagascar: Deadly tropical storms cause flooding, landslides

    - UN News

    Two separate tropical weather systems in Madagascar have left at least 34 dead and triggered flooding and landslides, particularly in the capital, Antananarivo, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported on Tuesday.

  9. More than 50 million worldwide hit by urban conflict

    - UN News

    Opening a Security Council debate on how to protect civilians caught up in urban conflict,the UN Secretary-General on Tuesday said that more than 50 million people are currently impacted by fighting inside towns and cities.

  10. Our Global Food Systems Are Rife with Injustice: Here's How We Can Change This

    - Inter Press Service

    Jan 25 (IPS) - The pandemic – alongside growing threats from climate change, widespread malnutritioneconomic instability and geopolitical conflict – has heightened problems with the ways we produce, distribute and consume food. And it’s made clear the urgent need to make global food systems more just.

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