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  1. Uniting for Climate Action: UN, World Bank and UNDRR Leaders Push for Climate Finance, Justice and Nature-Based Solutions for SIDS

    - Inter Press Service

    ANTIGUA & BARBUDA, May 29 (IPS) - As leaders of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) meet for the 4th International Conference on SIDS in Antigua this week, top United Nations and World Bank officials are calling for urgent action to help SIDS tackle their unique challenges and plan for the next decade.

  2. To Tackle Climate Crisis, the World Bank Must Stop Financing Industrial Livestock

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, May 29 (IPS) - Last week, the World Bank Group released a new report that highlights the urgent need to drastically reduce GHG emissions to address the climate crisis and calls on countries to act. However, while the World Bank’s acknowledgment of the damaging climate impacts of industrial agriculture is a crucial step forward, it’s simply not enough.

  3. More climate funding needed to ‘transition from rhetoric to decisive action’

    - UN News

    Climate action taken so far to help fund efforts in cash-strapped small island developing States (SIDS) “does not measure up to what has been said” in the wake of COP28 in Dubai last year.

  4. Global unemployment set to decline slightly this year: UN labour agency

    - UN News

    Global unemployment numbers will fall modestly this year, but unequal access to jobs is still a problem worldwide, particularly for women in poorer countries, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a new report published on Wednesday.

  5. Reclaiming the Narrative in African Philanthropy: A Community-Based Organization's Perspective

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, May 28 (IPS) - In recent years, the African philanthropy landscape has been undergoing a profound transformation. Or has it? Historically, the narrative of aid and development in Africa has been dominated by external donors and International Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs).

  6. There can be No Special Status for Public Officials

    - Inter Press Service

    BERLIN, Germany, May 28 (IPS) - In an interview with Herta Däubler-Gmelin who served as Federal Minister of Justice from 1998 to 2002, and as a Member of the German Bundestag from 1972 to 2009. The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan, last week requested arrest warrants for three Hamas leaders as well as for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Defence Minister Yoav Galant. They are accused of various war crimes and crimes against humanity. But what does this mean and where do things go from here?

  7. Small Island Developing States drowning in debt and ‘running on empty’, warns Guterres in Antigua

    - UN News

    International financing is the fuel for sustainable development, but small island States are “running on empty” - drowning in debt and rising sea levels due to climate change and through no fault of their own.

  8. UN hub reaches remote Pacific islanders: A UN Resident Coordinator blog

    - UN News

    The communities of thousands of tiny Pacific islands are the frontline gamechangers tackling the climate crisis, and a hub based in Micronesia now hosts more than a dozen UN agencies that together are helping address some of their most pressing needs as they battle existential threats like rising sea levels.

  9. Small Island Nations Demand Urgent Global Action at SIDS4 Conference

    - Inter Press Service

    ANTIGUA, May 27 (IPS) - The once-in-a-decade SIDS Conference opened in Antigua and Barbuda today, with a clear message: the world already knows the challenges that SIDS face—now it’s time for action.“This year has been the hottest in history in practically every corner of the globe, foretelling severe impacts on our ecosystems and starkly underscoring the urgency of our predicament. We are gathered here not merely to reiterate our challenges, but to demand and enact solutions,” declared Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Brown at the opening of the Fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States on May 27.

  10. Explainer: Understanding Carbon Trading and its Rationale

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, May 27 (IPS) - Carbon trading has gained growing popularity on the African continent and is considered by many governments as a viable way to achieve their climate targets while building communities. IPS takes a look at what's behind the carbon market.

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