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What UN Needs is a Cease-Fire Inside its own Security Council

Featured, Global, Global Geopolitics, Global Governance, Headlines, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, TerraViva United Nations

US President Donald Trump (on screen), addresses the General Assembly’s seventy-fifth session on September 22. But Trump was missing in action (MIA) during the 75th commemorative meeting on September 21. Credit: United Nations

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 24 2020 (IPS) – With more than 20,000 civilians killed last year in conflicts in 10 countries — including Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen– UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterated his call for a “global cease-fire”: a proposal which failed to generate a positive response since he first announced it last March.

But with the UN’s ...

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Why Is Women’s Leadership Not in the Headlines?

Democracy, Gender, Global, Headlines

Gender

Women are Heads of State and Government in only 21 countries, despite the strong case that their leadership makes for more inclusive decision-making and more representative governance, even during this pandemic. Credit: UN Women

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 24 2020 (IPS) – The question has never been whether women can lead as capably as men. Women have always led, and women will always lead, especially when the times are hard, and their communities are in need. The question that we need to ask is, why is women’s leadership invisible? Why is their potential and their power stifled?

In the midst of a global pandemic, we find women on the front lines everywhere, as heads of government, legislators, healthcare workers, community leaders, and more...

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Making State-Owned Enterprises Work for Climate in China and Beyond

Climate Change, Energy, Global, Headlines

Opinion

Across power, industry and transport, State-Owned Enterprises emit in the aggregate over 6.2 gigatons of carbon dioxide equivalent annually, which is more than any other country except China. Credit: Bigstock.

Across power, industry and transport, State-Owned Enterprises emit in the aggregate over 6.2 gigatons of carbon dioxide equivalent annually, which is more than any other country except China. Credit: Bigstock.

WASHINGTON, Sep 24 2020 (IPS) – President Xi Jinping announced on Tuesday China’s aim to become carbon neutral before 2060. Achieving this goal will require the support and engagement of China’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs), as they currently generate more than half of the country’s energy sector emissions. SOEs are major drivers of greenhouse gas emissions globally, particularly in emerging economies. 

Across power, industry and transport, these companies emit in the aggregate over 6...

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The Future We Want, The UN We Need

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Opinion

Robert W. Sandford is the Global Water Futures Chair, UN University Institute for Water*, Environment and Health in Hamilton, Canada.

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of The United Nations. Credit: United Nations

HAMILTON, Canada, Sep 24 2020 (IPS) – As we reflect on this week and celebrate the United Nations’ rise in the war-ravaged world some 75 years ago, humanity is again being asked to lay the foundation for a new world.

As in 1945, we are asked to envision the world that emerges from a global catastrophe...

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Trump Pitched his Vision of a Global Order — at Odds with the UN Charter

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Opinion

Abby Maxman, in a response to President Donald Trump’s UN General Debate remarks.

 
Abby Maxman is President & CEO of Oxfam America

President of the General Assembly opens 75th General Debate. Credit: United Nations

NEW YORK, Sep 23 2020 (IPS) – President Trump took the UN stage to settle scores and shift blame as he sought to spin an alternate version of his administration’s response to the pandemic.

He condemned the ‘one-sided’ Paris Agreement as the US battles devastating wildfires, bragged about promoting peace while federal agents attack protestors in US streets, touted women’s rights while slashing longstanding US support for women’s health pro...

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Africa at the Crossroads: Time to Abandon Failing Green Revolution

Africa, Climate Change, Development & Aid, Economy & Trade, Featured, Food & Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition, Green Economy, Headlines, Health, Humanitarian Emergencies, TerraViva United Nations

Opinion

STOCKHOLM, CAMBRIDGE (US), Sep 23 2020 (IPS) – As COVID-19 threatens farming communities across Africa already struggling with climate change, the continent is at a crossroads. Will its people and their governments continue trying to replicate industrial farming models promoted by developed countries? Or will they move boldly into the uncertain future, embracing ecological agriculture?

Million Belay

It is time to choose. Africa is projected to overtake South Asia by 2030 as the region with the greatest number of hungry people...

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Scientists Draw up Guidelines to Help Agri-food Companies Align with 2030 Agenda

Aid, Climate Change, Development & Aid, Economy & Trade, Editors’ Choice, Environment, Featured, Food & Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition, Food Sustainability, Global, Headlines, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, Poverty & SDGs, TerraViva United Nations, Trade & Investment

Food Security and Nutrition

Dominic Kimara, the farm manager at an agri-food company, stands in a rice field grown using conservation agriculture technique. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS

Dominic Kimara, the farm manager at an agri-food company, stands in a rice field grown using conservation agriculture technique. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS

AMURU, Uganda/NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 23 2020 (IPS) – In Amuru district, 47 kilometres from Gulu town in northwestern Uganda, the Omer Farming Company has proven that it is possible to farm on thousands of acres of land using methods that conserve the environment and its biodiversity.

On a 5,000 acre piece of land, the company is gro...

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Bending the Curve on Biodiversity Loss Requires Nothing Less than Transformational Change

Biodiversity, Climate Change, Editors’ Choice, Featured, Global, Headlines, Regional Categories, Sustainability, TerraViva United Nations

Opinion

The UN will be hosting the first-ever Biodiversity Summit – remotely – on September 30.

 
Jamison Ervin is Manager, Nature for Development Global Programme, UNDP, New York

Waorani women from Alianza Ceibo march for the protection of their forest in Ecuador’s capital Quito. Credit: Mateo Barriga, Amazon Frontlines.

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 23 2020 (IPS) – A spate of reports on biodiversity – the Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystems, the Living Planet Report, the Global Forest Resources Assessment Report and the Global Biodiversity Outlook– paint a stark picture for the world’s biodiversity.

All point in the same dir...

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Anne Larigauderie UN Biodiversity Summit #ForNature Video

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Looking for Jobs in Latin America – Can the Energy Transition Help?

Economy & Trade, Energy, Headlines, Labour, Latin America & the Caribbean

Opinion

Can the energy transition in Latin America help address the risks caused by greenhouse gases (GHG) on the climate, and the economic depression caused by the pandemic?

Itaipu, the largest hydroelectric power station in the Americas, shared by Brazil and Paraguay on their Paraná river border. Credit: Mario Osava / IPS

VERNON, Canada, Sep 22 2020 (IPS) – Can the “energy transition” in Latin America help address the risks caused by greenhouse gases (GHG) on the climate, and the economic depression caused by the pandemic?

Energy transition refers to the shift from fossil-based systems of energy production and consumption — including oil, natural gas, and coal — to renewable energy (RE) sources like wind and solar, etc. Proponents of investments in RE highlight investments’ impacts on jobs and industrialization opportunities.

RE deployment implies a trade-off b...

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