Digital Human Rights Must be Enshrined in Law – Global Issues

The 17th Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which will be hosted by the Government of Ethiopia with the support of UN ECA and UN DESA, will be held from November 28 to December 2, 2022 in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, under the theme “Sustainable Internet”. For a Shared Sustainable and Common Future”. There are … Read more

The cruise ship is abandoning the Bali leg of the tour amid the COVID outbreak

Indonesian authorities have asked the Queen Elizabeth cruise liner to abandon the Bali leg of the tour after the spread of COVID. The ship left Sydney on November 15 for a 17-day tour along the Queensland coast before heading to an island in Indonesia. Will now be directed to Fremantle. A spokeswoman for the cruise … Read more

Act Forward Now to End Violence Against Women and Girls – Global Issues

Opinion By Sima Bahous (United Nations) Friday, November 25, 2022 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Nov 25 (IPS) – Five years ago, the global #MeToo movement brought new urgency and visibility to the extent of violence against women and girls. Millions of survivors have come forward to share their experiences. They forced the world to … Read more

Black Scam Days and the Shocking Cost of Staying Fashionable – Global Issues

It takes about 7,500 liters of water to make a pair of jeans, which is equivalent to the amount of water the average person drinks in seven years. Credit: pexels By Baher Kamal (Madrid) Friday, November 25, 2022 Inter Press Service MADRID, Nov 25 (IPS) – Before you rush to shop for Black Friday, Christmas … Read more

Taiwan elections: Allegations of Chinese interference, candidate beatings, vote-buying scandals

Taiwan’s local by-elections generated plenty of drama and intrigue on Saturday as more than 11,000 positions in 22 cities and counties will be decided. Physical beatings of candidates, vote-buying scandals and allegations of foreign plots are out of this election cycle. Sky News Asia Correspondent Brent O’Halloran reports that some have argued the results will … Read more

Was COP27 a Success or a Failure? — Global Issues

After days of intense negotiations that stretched into early Sunday morning in Sharm el-Sheikh, countries at the latest UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, reached agreement on an outcome that established a funding mechanism to compensate vulnerable nations for ‘loss and damage’ from climate-induced disasters. Opinion by Felix Dodds, Chris Spence (sharm el sheikh, egypt) Thursday, November … Read more

From Rhetoric to Action – Global Issues

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, followed by 16 Days of Global Action against Gender-Based Violence, a moment to reflect, renew, expand and strategize to achieve commitments to end violence against women. 2030. Ending violence against women is possible, but only if we act together, now, says the … Read more

Landmark Win on Loss and Damage Fund — Global Issues

After days of intense negotiations that stretched into early Sunday morning in Sharm el-Sheikh, countries at the latest UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, reached agreement on an outcome that established a funding mechanism to compensate vulnerable nations for ‘loss and damage’ from climate-induced disasters. Opinion by Meena Raman (sharm el-sheikh, egypt) Tuesday, November 22, 2022 Inter … Read more

Paramount Global rejects Simon & Schuster sale, still wants to exit publishing company

Paramount Global ( PARA ) announced Monday it will cancel a $2.2 billion deal to sell Simon & Schuster publishing company to rival Penguin Random House. The move comes after a federal judge blocked the proposed merger in late October over concerns it would “diminish competition” in the publishing industry. Penguin Random House must pay … Read more

Crimes Against Children – Global Issues

Children from marginalized ethnic, linguistic and religious groups in the 22 low- and middle-income countries analyzed lag far behind their peers in reading skills. Credit: Brian Moonga/IPS By Baher Kamal (Madrid) Monday, November 21, 2022 Inter Press Service MADRID, Nov 21 (IPS) – The undeniable truth is that no child knows where they will be … Read more