AI Genie is Out of the Bottle UN Should Take the Challenge to Make it Work for the Good of Humanity — Global Issues

Opinion by Anwarul K. Chowdhury (new york) Wednesday, June 07, 2023 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Jun 07 (IPS) – Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury is Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations and Founder of the Global Movement for The Culture of Peace.Recently when I was asked to offer my thoughts on the phenomenal … Read more

World Environment Day solutions to plastic pollution. global issues

About 19-23 million tons of plastic enters lakes, rivers and seas every year. Credit: Athar Parvaiz/IPS Opinion: author: Lara Van Leet, Akilah Davit (Tempe, Arizona, us) Monday, June 5, 2023 Inter press service TEMPE, Arizona, USA, Jun 05 (IPS) – It’s time to come together and celebrate the environment. June 5 is the 50th World … Read more

Rocky Point Fishers look to the sanctuary to ease environmental issues, low fish catch – global issues

Ephraim Walters in his fishing cabin. The father of nine children has been a fisherman for 59 years. Credit: Zadie Neufville/IPS By Zadie Neufville (rocky point, jamaica) Friday, June 02, 2023 Inter press service ROCKY POINT, Jamaica, Jun 02 (IPS) – Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, fishermen at Clarendon’s Rocky Point fishing beach had to … Read more

The smoking ban in the US was undermined by the tobacco industry

Grow food, not tobacco. Credit: PAHO By Talif Dean (United Nations) Thursday, June 01, 2023 Inter press service On May 31, the World Health Organization (WHO) and public health institutions celebrated World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). This year’s theme was: “We need food, not cigarettes.” WNTD was established by WHO member states in 1987 to … Read more

Girls are redefining the future of artificial intelligence. global issues

Opinion: By Diana Gutierrez (United Nations) Wednesday, May 31, 2023 Inter press service UNITED NATIONS, May 31 (IPS) – A few weeks ago we celebrated Girl’s ICT Day and I’m thinking about how we can continue to move the digital equality needle so that more than 259 million women who are disconnected today can access … Read more

Things can only get worse – global problems

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has now reported a “staggering” increase in climate emergencies over the past 20 years. Credit: Manipadma Jena/IPS By Baher Kamal (Rome) Monday, May 29, 2023 Inter press service ROME, May 29 (IPS) – Please stop with all these watered-down formulations like climate change, climate-related hazards, climate crisis or … Read more

Climate change gets its day in court: global issues

Opinion: By Ines M Pusadela (Montevideo, Uruguay) Thursday, May 25, 2023 Inter press service MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, May 25 (IPS) – For global justice, the climate crisis has rightly made its way to the world’s highest court. On March 29, 2023, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously adopted a resolution requesting the International Court of … Read more

How the Wagner group, mercenaries with a broader agenda, influence civil society.

Yevgeny Prigozhin (pictured here with fighters), the founder of the Wagner private mercenary group, claims that Bakhmut is now under Moscow’s control. However, Ukraine disputes his claims. By Fawzia Moodley (Johannesburg) Wednesday, May 24, 2023 Inter press service JOHANNESBURG, May 24 (IPS) – The Wagner Group, a shadowy mercenary group that has operated for years … Read more

Rainwater harvesting brings hope to Central America’s dry corridor

One of the rainwater harvesting systems installed in rural areas of eastern El Salvador, in the arid corridor of Central America. It is based on a system of pipes and gutters that run from the roof to a polyethylene bag in a rectangular pit dug in the yard. CREDIT: Edgardo Ayala / IPS by Edgardo … Read more

The need for better mapping of erosion risk zones is greater than ever: global issues

Some climate scientists said it was unfortunate that the flooding in western Rwanda, despite past investments. For example, some experts used to believe that Sebeya, one of the rivers originating in the mountains of Western Rwanda, was no longer a threat to the community. Credit: Aimable Twahirwa/IPS by Amble Twahirwa (kigali) Friday, May 19, 2023 … Read more