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  1. Climate Change Gets Its Day in Court

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, May 25 (IPS) - As a matter of global justice, the climate crisis has rightfully made its way to the world’s highest court.

    On 29 March 2023, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously adopted a resolution asking the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to issue an advisory opinion on the obligations of states on climate change. The initiative was led by the Pacific Island state of Vanuatuone of several at risk of disappearing under rising sea levels. It was co-sponsored by 132 states and actively supported by networks of grassroots youth groups from the Pacific and around the world.

  2. As Game of Thrones Rages in Sudan, the Neighbors Pay the Price

    - Inter Press Service

    CAIRO, May 25 (IPS) - The conflict in Sudan is impacting the economy in Egypt, and those who make their living moving goods across the borders have spent weeks hoping the situation will normalize.

  3. Population Denialism is Reminiscent of Climate Denialism

    - Inter Press Service

    ST PAUL, Minnesota, USA, May 25 (IPS) - A new study estimates that global heating will push billions of people outside the comfortable range of temperature and weather in which we have evolved.

  4. How Wagner Group, Mercenaries With a Wider Agenda, Impact Civil Society

    - Inter Press Service

    JOHANNESBURG, May 24 (IPS) - The Wagner group, a shadowy mercenary group that has been operating for many years in African countries such as Sudan, Mali, the Central African Republic, and other mainly Francophone countries, has again been thrust into the limelight due to its involvement in the Ukraine war on behalf of Russia.

  5. World Hunger Day: Renewing Our Commitment to Elevating Women as Change Agents for Ending Hunger

    - Inter Press Service

    PORTO-NOVO, Benin, May 24 (IPS) - This upcoming weekend, on May 28, we are commemorating World Hunger Day. The day serves as a reminder that more than 800 million people around the world are living with hunger and malnutrition. That number is staggering, but there is hope.

  6. Governments Are Changing Fisheries Management for the Better, but More Action Is Still Needed

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, May 23 (IPS) - Global fisheries are worth more than US$140 billion each year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. But this hefty sum does not capture the true value of fish to ocean health, and to the food security and cultures of communities around the world.

  7. Rainwater Harvesting Brings Hope for Central Americas Dry Corridor - Video

    - Inter Press Service

    SAN SALVADOR, May 22 (IPS) - Chronic water shortages make life increasingly difficult for the more than 10.5 million people who live in the Central American Dry Corridor, an arid strip that covers 35 percent of that region.

  8. Khartoum is Falling the Global Community Must Move Fast to Protect Children in their Darkest Moments

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI & NEW YORK, May 22 (IPS) - As unprecedentedly fierce armed battles play out on the streets of Khartoum, more than 600 people are dead, thousands injured, and over 1 million displaced.

  9. G7 Owes the Poor $13 Trillion in Unmet Pledges. Meanwhile…

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, May 22 (IPS) - Two shocking findings have just been revealed: the G7 countries owe low- and middle-income countries a huge 13.3 trillion USD in unpaid aid and funding for climate action, at a time when one billion people now face cholera risk, precisely because of the staggering reduction and even non-payment of committed assistance.

  10. G7 Has Failed the Global South in Hiroshima

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, May 22 (IPS) - "G7 countries have failed the Global South here in Hiroshima. They failed to cancel debts, and they failed to find what is really required to end the huge increase in hunger worldwide. They can find untold billions to fight the war but can’t even provide half of what is needed by the UN for the most critical humanitarian crises."

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