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More weapons than ever. And the hunger crisis like no other is a global problem

Conflict continues to be a major cause of hunger, with 60 percent of the world’s hungry living in areas affected by war and violence. Credit: Isaiah Esipisou/IPS Baher Kamal (Madrid) Friday, July 1, 2022 Inter Press Service MADRID, July 1 (IPS). While the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Madrid on June 30 ended …

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Kenyan Coastal Communities Plant Seeds of Sustainable Blue Growth Through Mangrove Conservation – Global Issues

mangroves tropical marine forests with great potential. They protect coastlines from erosion and storm surge; and provide food and shelter for a diverse array of wildlife, as well as breeding grounds for commercially important fish and shellfish. They also fight climate change: United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) estimates that global mangrove forests capture up to …

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World leaders must look at the big picture to tackle the food crisis – Global Issues

Opinion Marco Ferroni (ur.Chicago, USA) Friday, July 1, 2022 Inter Press Service CHICAGO, USA, July 01 (IPS) — The author of this article is the chair of the CGIAR Systems Council. severe drought In the four decades from famine in the Horn of Africa to heatwaves in South Asia, the war in Ukraine and the …

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IPBES Strengthens Private Sector Support for Biodiversity Science – Global Issues

River and mountain in the interior of Dominica. IPBES’ partnership with the private sector funds research and evidence that helps businesses make better informed decisions to protect biodiversity. Credit: JAK/IPS Alison Kentish (ur.Dominica) Friday, July 1, 2022 Inter Press Service DOMINICA, 1st July (IPS) — As the world faces a biodiversity crisis, the Intergovernmental Platform …

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Save lives, support development and ‘lead our world to safer roads’: Guterres – Global Issues

“Today’s meeting…is a key opportunity and platform for us to make the necessary changes: strengthen political will, increase investment and learn lessons,” he said. Abdullah Shahid. It also acts to speed up the action on global plan per Decade of Action for Road Safetywhich started last year, he added. Enough is enough After a moment …

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New UN Finance Initiative Launched to Boost Action on Climate Change – Global Issues

Systematic Observation Financing Facility (SOFF) is a key building block for new initiative led by UN Secretary-General António Guterres to ensure that early warning services reach all the world’s inhabitants over the next five years. SOFF strives address the longstanding problem of inadequate weather forecasting and climate servicesespecially in least developed countries (LDCs) and small …

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‘Effort and Patience’ Needed to Restore Iran Nuclear Deal – Global Issues

In a historic agreement officially known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – achieved in 2015 between Iran, the US, China, France, Russia and the UK – Iran agreed to phase out most of its nuclear program and open its facilities to international inspections in exchange for sanctions relief. In 2018, then-President Trump withdrew …

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Ethiopia still grapples with spreading violence, hate speech and aid crisis – Global Issues

Kaari Betty MurungiChairman of the International Commission of Experts on Human Rights in Ethiopia, spoke on the sidelines Human Rights Council in Geneva. Last week, the Commission received reports of killings in Western Oromia as it continued its work to investigate rights abuses related to the conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region that erupted in …

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U.S. Supreme Court decision on environmental protection ‘failure in our fight against climate change’ – Global Issues

He was answering a question at a regular midday briefing at UN headquarters in New York about a ruling that effectively makes it impossible for the Environmental Protection Agency to cut carbon emissions. The case was brought against a US government agency by the state of West Virginia on behalf of other mostly Republican-led states …

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