Pioneering Digital Initiative Empowers Pacific Islands to Deal with Local weather Disasters — International Points

[ad_1] Andiswa Mlisa, Principal Advisor – Business Development, PIRMO at SPC giving a demo at the Digital Earth Pacific launch. Credit: SPC by Catherine Wilson Monday, April 15, 2024 Inter Press Service Apr 15 (IPS) – Winning a battle for survival requires understanding the opponent. And, for the peoples of 22 island nations and territories … Read more

Fishers in Madagascar adapt to lethal seas because of local weather change — International Points

[ad_1] The large Indian Ocean island is amongst the poorest in Africa where the majority of people make their living off the land or sea. Like many other countries in the region, it is suffering the effects of climate change. UN News’s Daniel Dickinson travelled to the village of Mokala in Anosy region where he … Read more

A Ravaged Nation That Bounced Again — International Points

[ad_1] Opinion by Margee Ensign (blagoevgrad, bulgaria) Thursday, April 11, 2024 Inter Press Service BLAGOEVGRAD, Bulgaria, Apr 11 (IPS) – As we contemplate the clouded futures of Gaza, Ukraine, and other dire conflict zones that get far less coverage, it may be instructive to recall the surprising success story of a ravaged country that bounced back: … Read more

Studying from the Previous, Safeguarding the Future In opposition to Genocide — World Points

[ad_1] Alice Wairimu Nderitu Opinion by Alice Wairimu Nderitu (united nations) Tuesday, April 09, 2024 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Apr 09 (IPS) – One should never lose sight that for people who experienced genocide, the warning signs were there. Genocide is a process. It requires preparation and capacities to carry it out. The 1994 genocide … Read more

Ladies’s professional sports activities is a ‘international phenomenon’ — and Canada is lastly becoming a member of in – Nationwide

[ad_1] Women’s professional sports is a growing phenomenon worldwide, and Canada is increasingly joining in the action. After the launch of the Professional Women’s Hockey League this year with three of the six teams from Canadian cities, another six Canadian women’s teams have applied to join a new national Division 1 women’s soccer league in … Read more

Following Asian Nations’ Leads, Local weather Motion Alternative for Creating Nations — World Points

[ad_1] According to the UN, renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, emit little to no greenhouse gases, are readily available and in most cases cheaper than coal, oil or gas. Credit: UN Opinion by Erik Solheim (oslo, norway) Saturday, April 06, 2024 Inter Press Service OSLO, Norway, Apr 06 (IPS) – In the deserts … Read more

Civil Registration is Shaping Worlds Largest Election Yr With 76 Nations Going to the Polls — International Points

[ad_1] Opinion by Chloe Harvey – Tanja Sejersen – Risa Arai – Anne-Sofie Gehar (bangkok, thailand) Friday, April 05, 2024 Inter Press Service BANGKOK, Thailand, Apr 05 (IPS) – Over four billion people will take to the polls in 2024 as 76 countries are set to hold elections. In Asia, this includes populous countries such as … Read more

UN Safety Council Holds Uncommon Nuclear Disarmament Debate — International Points

[ad_1] Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa chairs a UN Security Council meeting on nuclear disarmament in New York on March 18. She has warned that “the world now stands on the cusp of reversing decades of declines in nuclear stockpiles.” Credit: Japanese Foreign Ministry Opinion by Daryl G. Kimball, Shizuka Kuramitsu (washington dc) Wednesday, April 03, … Read more

Indonesian Trafficking Survivors Demand Justice — World Points

[ad_1] Rokaya needed time to recover after illness forced her to quit as a live-in maid in Malaysia and return home to Indramayu, West Java. However, under pressure from her agent who claimed two million Rupiah for her initial placement, she accepted an offer of work in Erbil, Iraq. There, Ms. Rokaya found herself responsible … Read more

WHO Requires Extra Knowledge on Violence In opposition to Older Girls and Girls With Disabilities — World Points

[ad_1] Older women and women with disabilities are underrepresented in global data on violence against women. Credit: WHO/Kiana Hayeri by Naureen Hossain (united nations) Friday, March 29, 2024 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Mar 29 (IPS) – Older women and women with disabilities experience abuse that is unique to their demographics, yet they are underrepresented in … Read more