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  1. UN Peacebuilding Commission must Prioritise Protecting Youth Activists Facing Retaliation

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 (IPS) - The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission must prioritise the protection of youth activists who face retaliation from state and non-state actors, said UN Youth Envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake.

  2. A Growing Shift in the Narrative about Climate Action

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 (IPS) - A keen awareness about the intersection of our ecosystem and the “accelerating destabilisation of the climate” is helping shift the narrative for climate action and can help us transition from being polluters to becoming protectors of the climate, said Marco Lambertini, Director General at the World Wide Fund for Nature.

  3. Western Sahara, Africas Last Colony, to Resume Liberation Struggle on Hold Since 1991

    NEW YORK, Feb 25 (IPS) - Ambassador Sidi Omar is Frente POLISARIO Representative at the United NationsThe question of Western Sahara, known as Africa’s last colony, has recently gained great visibility in international media interestingly due to two drastic developments.

  4. The Global Insecurity of Climate Change

    BONN, Germany, Feb 24 (IPS) - For Sudanese youth, climate change is synonymous with insecurity.

  5. A Moral Obligation to Protect the Planet

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 22 (IPS) - Ramu Damodaran is Chief, United Nations Academic ImpactLegends are the lodestars of history, the marriage of Sir Dorabji Tata with Meherbai on Valentine’s Day of 1898 among the most lyrical of them. Two years later, he gifted her the Jubilee Diamond, the sixth largest diamond in the world, twice as large as the Kohinoor.

  6. Q&A: UN Environment Assembly Kicks Off With a Call to Make Peace with Nature

    NAIROBI, Feb 22 (IPS) - IPS interviews JOYCE MSUYA, the Deputy Executive Director for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), to find out what to expect for the Fifth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) Its time for the world to radically change our ways if we are to make peace with the planet and create the environmental conditions so that all of humanity can thrive, delegates attending the Fifth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) heard this morning.

  7. UN Blueprint that Could Urgently Solve Earths Triple Climate Emergencies

    BHUBANESWAR, India, Feb 19 (IPS) - “Our war on nature has left the planet broken. This is senseless and suicidal. The consequences of our recklessness are already apparent in human suffering, towering economic losses and the accelerating erosion of life on Earth,” António Guterres Secretary-General of the United Nations said.

  8. Yemen - Worst Famine World has Seen in Decades Predicted

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 19 (IPS) - Yemen is heading towards the worst famine the world has seen in decades, the United Nations Security Council was warned in a briefing yesterday.

  9. Q&A: Tigray - the Fighting will Continue & Exacerbate Civilian Suffering

    BONN, Germany, Feb 19 (IPS) - While Ethiopia’s federal government may have administrative control of the Tigrayan capital, Mekelle, and other main cities in the region, including Shire, Adwa, and Aksum, after removing the regional government from power in late November — armed resistance in Tigray is not over and could continue for months.

  10. Switzerland Buys itself Good Sustainability Scores at the Expense of Other Countries

    GENEVA, Feb 19 (IPS) - According to the Sustainable Development Report 2020Switzerland ranks at a shameful 163 of 165 in terms of so-called spillover effects. This means that Switzerland buys better sustainability scores in a number of areas, placing considerable burdens on other countries and the global environment.

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