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  1. The Intergenerational Impact of Nuclear Testing in Polynesian States

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 05 (IPS) - The language used in the Treaty of the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is unambiguous on its focus of the grave humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. The TPNW also recognizes the influence of the public conscience “in the furthering of the principles of humanity as evidenced by the call for total elimination of nuclear weapons”.

  2. A Climate Scientist’s View of COP 28

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec 04 (IPS) - This year’s UN Climate Change Conference is taking place in Dubai from 30 November to 12 December. The so-called COP summits are organised every year and constitute a means for the global community to agree on ways to address the climate crisis, such as limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, supporting vulnerable communities to adapt to the effects of climate change, and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

  3. UN Volunteers and Their Over Reaching Mission

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Dec 04 (IPS) - If there is an agency or program within the UN that I really admire and wish the best for, this is the United Nation Volunteers or UNV. Its overarching mission, mandate and key objectives are paramount for humanity.

  4. Human Rights Crucial as Wealthy Nations Reap Energy Transition Benefits

    - Inter Press Service

    DUBAI, Dec 03 (IPS) - As the world converges for COP 28, the urgency of addressing climate change has never been more palpable. In an exclusive interview with IPS, Yamide Dagnet, the Director for Climate Justice at Open Society Foundations, delves into the intricate details of this pivotal conference—from the unprecedented start to key challenges and opportunities in climate finance. She offers a comprehensive and nuanced perspective on global climate discourse.

  5. Why is There Funding for War But Never for Climate finance, Ask Feminists

    - Inter Press Service

    DUBAI, Dec 02 (IPS) - The Feminist Green New Deal Coalition has highlighted feminist climate solutions and shared feminist policies and frameworks that are advancing just climate policies at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 27th session of the Conference of Parties (COP28) in Dubai.

  6. Mass Protests Send Message of Solidarity with Palestinian People

    - Inter Press Service

    KARACHI, Dec 01 (IPS) - To mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people condemning Israel’s war on Gaza, protests were held on Wednesday across the globe, from Tokyo to Manila, Tehran and Beirut, Stockholm and London, and in Harare, Johannesburg, Quezon City, and Milan.

  7. Restoring Indigenous Trees: New Mission to Combat Climate Change in Rwanda

    - Inter Press Service

    KIGALI, Dec 01 (IPS) - With the ongoing national tree-planting campaign, Rwanda seeks to replace its degraded forest resulting from charcoal production and firewood and increase the need for construction materials with new indigenous trees to combat climate change.

  8. Salvadoran Rural Communities Face Climate Injustice

    - Inter Press Service

    TECOLUCA, El Salvador, Nov 30 (IPS) - For farmers in the valleys below the 15 de Septiembre hydroelectric plant in central El Salvador, the rains bring floods. Now that the rains are more unpredictable, the loss of crops and disruption of fishing are even more devastating as they deal with erratic climate-change-induced flooding.

    For decades, poor fishing and farming communities in southern El Salvador have paid the price for the electricity generated by one of the country's five dams, as constant and sometimes extreme rains cause the reservoir to release water that ends up flooding the low-lying area where the families live.

  9. I Want to Live On Documentary Premiere on Kazakhstan Nuclear Test Survivors

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 29 (IPS) - This week in New York, nuclear arms and the efforts to abolish these weapons will reign paramount. Since its adoption in 2017 and its subsequent implementation in 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) has been signed by over 90 Member States, 69 of whom have ratified or acceded to it.

  10. Navigating Russian Censorship from the Polar Circle

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Nov 29 (IPS) - At 400 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, Russian journalist Giorgi Chentemirov says he had already been out of the country for six months when the Russian Ministry of Justice labeled him a "foreign agent."

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