Global Heatwave Tells North and South that Climate Change Is Here

Analysis by Kalinga Seneviratne SINGAPORE. 5 September 2023 (IDN) — When heatwaves hit Southeast Asia, India and China in July, breaking temperature records across Asia, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said the “global boiling” era has arrived. And it didn’t take long for wildfires fuelled by high temperatures to spread across North America, Hawaii and Europe. […]

Realizing the UN’s Vision: Steps Toward a New Architecture for Peace

By Jordan Ryan* This article was issued by the Toda Peace Institute and is being republished with their permission. ATLANTA, Georgia, USA. (IDN) — Today’s world is beset by complex and interlinked global challenges—from the existential threat of climate change to rising geopolitical tensions reminiscent of the Cold War. Devastating conflicts rage internally in nations […]

Albania, As UNSC Chair, To Launch Private Sector Alliance for Humanitarian Aid

By Arul Louis* United Nations. 2 September 2023 (IDN) — Albania, which holds the presidency of the Security Council this month, is planning to launch a platform for the private sector to work with the world organization in providing humanitarian assistance, according to the nation’s Permanent Representative Ferit Hoxha. On 1 September, he said that […]

China’s Shandong Province Expands Its Footprint to The Pacific

By Kalinga Seneviratne SUVA, Fiji. 2 September 2023 (IDN) — While Japan’s discharge of nuclear-contaminated waters into the Pacific from its Fukushima nuclear plant was drawing flak right across the Pacific, a high-powered delegation of Chinese ocean and marine scientists and Asia-Pacific scholars from Shandong Province visited Fiji promoting South-South cooperation to mitigate climatic change—Pacific […]

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