By Patricia Espinoza* BERLIN (IDN-INPS) – Climate change is a security issue. Our current refugee crisis, when seen through the lens of climate change, brings this into sharp focus. And the security community, which is renowned and revered for their ability to assess and address future threats, understands that our current crisis pales in comparison to [...]
(WEBPUBLICAPRESS) UNITED NATIONS — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that 20 million people in four countries face famine unless the international community steps in to prevent it.
“The situation is dire,” Guterres told reporters. “Millions of people are barely surviving in the space between malnutrition and death, vulnerable to diseases and outbreaks, forced to kill [...]
(WEBPUBLICAPRESS) New York – The Russian ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin, died suddenly in New York on Monday morning the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.
The news of Mr. Churkin’s death came as a shock for UN reporters gathered at the daily press briefing. Deputy UN Spokesperson Farhan Haq was advised by the Egyptian [...]
By Thalif Deen | UNITED NATIONS – Pointing out an example of the hierarchy of political power at the United Nations, a former Nigerian ambassador once told a group of reporters of an encounter at an international gathering in Africa when he ran into one of his friends who had returned from a visit to New York.
(WEBPUBLICAPRESS) New York – War and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan where famine was declared today, three UN agencies warned. A further 1 million people are classified as being on the brink of famine in that part of Africa.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the [...]
(WEBPUBLICAPRESS) New York - The United Nations condemned this latest missile launch as a threat to international peace and security. Western powers went even further in fulmination of a act that has frightened the world due to the clear nuclear threat coming now from Pyongyang.
This flagrant violation by the North Korean regime of successive Security Council [...]
By Samantha Sen – LONDON – Now that the new world order some of us were talking about threatens to collapse into a new world disorder, the emerging fear is what the U.S and Russia could agree on, rather than what they disagree about. U.S President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have discovered one [...]
By J Nastranis - NEW YORK - Laszlo Szombatfalvy, a Swedish billionaire of Hungarian origin, is willing to pay US$5 million to anyone who comes up with innovative ideas for revamping the global governance system as currently manifested in the 71-year old United Nations now facing a huge funding challenge from the U.S. with Donald Trump [...]
By John J. Metzler - UNITED NATIONS — The rumble of artillery and the cracks of Kalashnikovs shatter the Winter chill. The refugees, the displaced and the injured have become part of the broken landscape which reflects the agony of previous battles. Yet the wider silence is broken by the unwavering voices who remind us that this is not [...]
(WEBPUBLICAPRESS) New York – World Health Organization (WHO) say cancer continues to be major killer and cause of that at many parts of the world, while in Africa became a huge concern.
“I can, we can defeat cancer” is this year’s theme on World Cancer Day. In many African countries there is still a lack of [...]