EU Energy Crisis is Destroying Multipolar World

By Jeff D. Colgan, (an associate professor of political science at Brown University) – The energy crisis provoked by the war in Ukraine may prove so economically destructive to both Russia and the European Union that it could eventually diminish both as great powers on the world stage. The implication of this shift—still dimly understood—is that we [...]

Rosenthal – Crisis & Responsible Internationalism

By Joel Rosenthal (New York) – As world leaders meet in New York City for the annual United
Nations General Assembly, responsible internationalism—the very idea upon which the UN was founded—faces a moment of crisis. Secretary-General António Guterres stressed this idea in his opening remarks, saying, “We are gridlocked in colossal global dysfunction.”
Serial failures of the [...]

Transforming Girls’ Education – Changing World

By Helen Grant and Yasmin Sherif – NEW YORK – (IPS) - As we approach this year’s Transforming Education Summit, global leaders can and must prioritize expertise and mobilize political will to support efforts to ensure inclusive and quality education for all, especially girls. This is at the heart of Sustainable Development Goal 4 in the 2030 Agenda for [...]

ECW Interviews Martin Griffiths USG for Humanitarian Affairs and Relief Coordinator

WebPublicaPress has published this interview made by Education Can Not Wait (ECW) with Martin Griffiths, of United Kingdom the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator as a relevant light in understanding of the ongoing UN humanitarian efforts and challenging ahead in the coming 2023.
Mr. Griffiths brings extensive experience in humanitarian affairs. Since 2018 [...]

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 [...]

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