The US lags behind in international family planning and reproductive health funding

Midwives Lucy Banionia and Liddy Mavelo are helping to secure the future at the General Reference Hospital in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the fastest growing countries in the world. Credit: UNFPA/Junior Mayindu Opinion: By Maniza Habib (Washington DC) Tuesday, March 28, 2023 Inter press service WASHINGTON, Mar 28 (IPS) – International family … Read more

Fight the ‘legacy of racism’ of slavery through education. Guterres. global issues

He said the history of slavery is one of suffering and barbarism that shows humanity at its worst. “But it’s also history awe-inspiring courage which shows man at his best, starting with enslaved people who stood up against impossible odds and extending to abolitionists who spoke out against this brutal crime” he added. “Bad Enterprise” … Read more

Indonesian Power Rangers – Global Issues

Ega, known by her nickname, was one of 15 women selected to participate in the UNDP-supported Perempuan Inspiratif Mitra Polhut (Inspiring Women to Collaborate with Forest Rangers) initiative, which aims to protect Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park and empower nearby communities . “I have always been passionate about nature and conservation. I grew up in … Read more

Turkish writer Pinar Selek faces his fifth life sentence

Turkish writer Pinar Selek is the victim of one of the most Kafkaesque trials in the history of Turkey. Credit: Juantxo Egaña/IPS By Carlos Zurutuza (From Biarritz, France) Thursday, March 23, 2023 Inter press service BIARRITZ, France, Mar 23 (IPS) – The woman we meet in a house on the outskirts of Biarritz, 800 kilometers … Read more

Russia reluctantly agrees to two-month extension: global issues

The Black Sea Grain Initiative has been updated for now. Credit: Ihor Oinua/Unsplash by Alexander Kozul-Wright (Geneva) Wednesday, March 22, 2023 Inter press service GENEVA, March 22 (IPS) – Given the complex interplay of geopolitics and financial markets, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 sent shockwaves through the global economy. Of course, the effects … Read more

Protection and management of the high seas. global issues

Opinion: By Dawood Khan, Stephen Achester (Rome / London) Monday, March 20, 2023 Inter press service ROME / LONDON, Mar 20 (IPS) – On 4 March 2023, the 193 members of the United Nations reached a milestone. They agreed on a treaty to govern and protect the high seas, the maritime areas beyond the 200-mile … Read more

5 things you need to know about the 2023 UN Water Conference – Global Issues

Water is the foundation of sustainable development. It supports all aspects of life on Earth, and access to safe and clean water is a basic human right. However, decades of mismanagement and abuse have exacerbated water stress, threatening many aspects of life that depend on this important resource. © UNICEF Clean water is important for … Read more

Freedom of the press is an illusion in today’s Afghanistan

“The road leading to Kabul airport was a one-way street. We could not go back.” Not to take clothes, computers or notebooks, says Afghan journalist Seyar Sirat. Credit: Gie Goris/IPS by Guy Goris (brussels) Friday, March 17, 2023 Inter press service BRUSSELS, March 17 (IPS) – Every year, Afghan journalists celebrate their national day on … Read more

Gender empowerment oscillates at the highest echelons of the United Nations: global issues

By Talif Dean (United Nations) Thursday, March 16, 2023 Inter press service UNITED NATIONS, Mar 16 (IPS) – When Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addressed the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) last week, he said the annual meeting took on greater significance at a time when women’s rights are “abused “. , has been … Read more

Terrorism and its impact on access to water in the Sahel. global issues

Opinion: by Armand Huanye (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso) Tuesday, March 14, 2023 Inter press service OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, March 14 (IPS) – The author is regional executive secretary of the Global Water Partnership in West Africa (GWP-WA) Burkina Faso’s interim president, Captain Ibrahim Traoré, spoke late last year about the conflicts now plaguing his country. and … Read more