Norman Solomon: Bob Dylan & the Ukrainian Crisis

By Norman Solomon - SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Fifty-nine years ago, Bob Dylan recorded “With God on Our Side.” You probably haven’t heard it on the radio for a very long time, if ever, but right now you could listen to it as his most evergreen of topical songs:
I’ve learned to hate the Russians
All through my whole life
If [...]

When Fate of Half Our Planet is being Discussed it’s too Important to Shut out Civil Society – No Way

By Will McCallum - LONDON – Over the past two weeks, a petition signed by almost five million people globally was handed in to governments around the world. It called for a Global Ocean Treaty to help rescue our oceans.
Yet with governments gathering next month to discuss the fate of half our planet, civil society is being shut [...]

Cold War & Cuban Missile Crisis Don’t Mesh for US

Prepared by Erol Avdovic (WebPublicaPress – United Nations) New York – In more than dozens of interviews United States Ambassador to the United Nations in New York Linda Thomas-Greenfield given to prominent global media with a wide audience, discussed several world-important topics. Our editor Erol Avdovic singled out two interviews for you regarding the current crisis over [...]

African Network Fosters Unity, Fights Gender Discrimination & Advances Sustainable Development

By Thalif Deen – UNITED NATIONS – The widespread 21-month-old lockdown, triggered by the corona virus pandemic, had a destructive impact on the global economy, claimed over 5.2 million lives, destabilized governments and radically changed lifestyles worldwide.
But the pandemic has also undermined the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, including its highly ambitious goal of eradicating [...]

Arrogance of the West and The Climate Change

By Manasi Gopalakrishnan (DW) - Nations need to wake up to the reality that climate change will affect everyone — and not in some far-off fictional future, says the New York-based Indian author.
For Amitav Ghosh, nature is an intricate part of storytelling. The Indian author with Bangladeshi heritage who has made New York his home often uses the Sunderbans, the mangrove [...]

Saber Azam – Huge UN Reform or Redundancy

By Saber Azam – GENEVA – (IPS) - Three recent developments bring about again the
reasoning on the dire need to immediately reform the United Nations (UN) and avoid its predictable slide to redundancy.
First, the tragic killing near Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of Italian Ambassador Mr. Luca Attanasio on 22 February 2021 [...]

Nujeen Mustafa is a Syrian refugee

By Education Cannot Wait (ECW) – At just sixteen years old, Nujeen Mustafa made the
3,500-mile journey from Syria to Germany in a steel wheelchair. Nujeen was born with cerebral palsy and spent the majority of her life confined to her apartment in Aleppo, Syria, where she taught herself English watching shows on TV.
Nujeen Mustafa is [...]

After 75 Years and 9 Men – Could a Woman or Eastern European Became a UN Secretary General

By Erol Avdovic (WebPublicaPress) UNITED NATIONS – It would be a good choise the current United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to be re-elected for his second term, Budimir Loncar, doyen of world diplomacy who was UN Secretary Generall Boutros Boutros Ghali’s Special Adviser for Indonesia told WebPublicaPress (WPP).
Mr. Loncar, a veteran Croatian diplomat (born 1924) who [...]

Md Saimum Reza Talukder: Will vaccine nationalism lead to the exclusion of Rohingya refugees?

By Md Saimum Reza Talukder – The World Health Organization (WHO) has adopted “leaving no one behind” and “equitable access to vaccines” as the basic principles for Covid-19 vaccination around the world. GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, has also set up “equitable and sustainable use of vaccines” and “leaving no one behind” as the core of their high-level [...]

Global Pandemic Upends UN’s Socio-Economic Goals

By Thalif Deen – UNITED NATIONS  - The coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the lives of over one million people worldwide and destabilized the global economy, also upended the UN’s ambitious socio-economic goals, including the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger by 2030.
While extreme poverty rates have fallen in past years, says Deputy Secretary-General Amina [...]

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