FAO Chief Pleads for Peace, Right to Food and Global Governance Reforms

By Jaya Ramachandran RIO DE JANEIRO | 23 February 2024 (IDN) — The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Mr. QU Dongyu, has called for peace, recognition of the right to food, and reform of multilateral institutions as cardinal imperatives. Addressing the first session of the G20 Foreign Affairs […]

Middle-Income Countries, Hit by Debt Burdens and Rising Inflation, Fight for Survival

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS | 16 February 2024 (IDN) — The Group of 77 (G77) is the largest single coalition of developing countries comprising over two-thirds of the 193-member United Nations. Besides protecting and promoting the economic interests of 134 nations, the G77 is also home to several sub categories, including the world’s least […]

EU Enters Political Partnership with 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific States

By P.I Gomes The writer is a Former Cooperative Republic of Guyana Ambassador to the European Union and ACP Group of States, Brussels (2005 -2015) and Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States (2015-2020). PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago | 15 January 2024 (IDN) — On 15 November 2023 in Apia, the capital of […]

A Nuclear Attack by Design — or by Accident — Must Never Happen

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS | 27 November 2023 (IDN) — As two of the world’s nuclear powers—Russia and Israel—are engaged in two devastating conflicts, a lingering question remains: could the military tension looming over both countries trigger a nuclear attack either by design or by accident? “That is one scenario that must never happen”, […]

India Steers G20 Towards Supporting Global South’s SDG Push

By Kalinga Seneviratne SINGAPORE. 13 September 2023 (IDN) — In a rare demonstration of consensus, Russia and the US welcomed the New Delhi Declaration of the G20 summit on 10 September that did not condemn Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. Instead, they focused on the development challenges facing the global community. Russian Foreign Minister […]

G20 Also Needs to Act to Curb Short-Term Capital Flows and Fund Development

Viewpoint by Nagesh Kumar and Kevin Gallagher Nagesh Kumar, a former Chief Economist of UNESCAP, is Director of Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, a New Delhi based policy think-tank. He tweets @nageshkum. Kevin Gallagher is Professor and Director of the Global Development Policy Centre, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University, USA. He tweets […]

Ambassador Azeez Agrees to Support IDN as Multilateral Diplomacy Advisor

By Ramesh Jaura, DG and Editor-in-Chief BERLIN (IDN) — The Non-profit global media agency International Press Syndicate, with IDN-InDepthNews as its flagship, is pleased to announce that beginning 1 October former Sri Lankan Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez has agreed to support us as “Multilateral Diplomacy Advisor”, with an additional honour of charge as “Editorial Coordinator” for […]

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