News headlines for “Geopolitics”

  1. Myanmar: Timely support and action by Security Council ‘really paramount’, says UN Special Envoy

    - UN News

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    The UN Special Envoy for Myanmar said on Friday she has called for timely action from the Security Council in response to the ongoing crisis in the Southeast Asian country stemming from the military coup in February. 

  2. The Energy Revolution Is Here: How to Be Part of It

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 18 (IPS) - The industrial revolution took 100 years. The digital revolution, two decades. The next global revolution, the energy revolution, has already begun. But how fairly and how fast it happens is the biggest challenge of our time.

  3. For People with Disabilities, COVID-19 Lays Bare the Weaknesses in Social Safety Nets

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 18 (IPS) - People with disabilities were particularly hard hit by the social and economic impacts of efforts to control COVID-19.

  4. Political impasse in Haiti, amid rising humanitarian needs, ahead of crucial elections

    - UN News

    Amid worsening socioeconomic conditions, rising criminal gang violence and a resurgence of COVID-19, Haiti’s leaders must commit to good-faith dialogue aimed at ending a longstanding and damaging political impasse, the UN’s senior official in the country told the Security Council today.

  5. Guterres: Bring crimes of sexual violence in conflict out of ‘the shadows’, punish perpetrators

    - UN News

    Sexual violence in conflict “reverberates down generations” and threatens both human and international security, the UN chief said on Thursday in his message for the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.

  6. Call for Political Belt-tightening to Prevent Drought Becoming the Next Pandemic

    - Inter Press Service

    BHUBANESWAR, India, Jun 17 (IPS) - June 17 is World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. A new report shows that climate change, overuse and conversion for agriculture, cities and infrastructure, which also drive drought and desertification, have already degraded one fifth of the planet’s land area.

    “Drought is on the verge of becoming the next pandemic and there is no vaccine to cure it.”

  7. Apocalypse Now? Christian Fundamentalists and COVID-19

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Jun 17 (IPS) - Like most male Swedes of my age I had to enter obligatory military service for almost a year. In my barrack was a “born-again-Christian” who when he became angry shouted “Now you mock me, but when the Last Judgement has come I will sit in heaven and smile down at you while you burn in Hell!” Since then I have wondered about the last book of the Bible, the Book of Revelation. It was written by a frustrated Christian man who by the end of 100 CE by Roman authorities had been deported to an isolated island where he wrote a long letter to Christian congregations in Asia Minor.

    Getting hard to breathe
    hard to believe in anything
    at all, but fear.
    Peter Gabriel, Mother of Violence

  8. Will a British ICC Chief Prosecutor be Brave Enough to Investigate UK & its Allies?

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Jun 17 (IPS) - As British barrister Karim Khan QC begins his term as ICC chief prosecutor, his first steps should be to proceed with investigations into alleged war crimes involving UK allies in Afghanistan and Palestine.

  9. Setting the Stage for Wars During a Global Pandemic

    - Inter Press Service

    VANCOUVER, Canada, Jun 16 (IPS) - Looking through my emails for the last year, I was struck by how often the adjective “unprecedented” occurred. The term, of course, referred to the global Covid-19 pandemic. One would imagine that this unprecedented year would result in unprecedented trends in other aspects of life.

  10. Soil for Survival: Countries Commit to Halt Land Degradation

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 16 (IPS) - Jun. 17 is World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. Amid reports that half of the earth’s agricultural land is degraded, countries are reporting on progress to revive arable land and restore biodiversity and ecosystem functions.

    India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told the first United Nations General Assembly meeting on desertification and drought in a decade, that his country’s report card will show it is well on track to meet its land restoration commitments.

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