Caribbean-American Artist Depicts Chosen Family – Global Problems

Delvin Lugo at High Line Nine Galleries in NYC. Credit: A. McKenzie by SWAN – Southern World Arts News (New York) Friday 07 October 2022 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (IPS) – For two months, Caribbean-American artist Delvin Lugo presented his first solo show in New York City, featuring large, vibrant canvases at … Read more

Israel’s Democracy is in Danger—Global Problems

Prime Minister Yair Lapid of Israel addresses the seventy-seventh session of the UN General Assembly. September 2022. He told delegates that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was “the right thing” for Israel, but warned that a future Palestinian state should not be “a new terror base.” Credit: UN Photo/Cia Pak Opinion by Alon … Read more

Nearly half of the world’s terror victims are African, and organized crime is increasingly entrenched – Global Issues

UNODC chief Ghada Waly said there were about 3,500 victims of terrorist acts in sub-Saharan Africa last year, nearly half the number recorded worldwide. The vast Sahel region, in particular, has become home to some of the most active and deadly terrorist groups, and understanding the links between organized crime and terrorism through rigorous data … Read more

Fuel Crisis Leads to Call for Humanitarian Corridor Amid Cholera Outbreak — Global Issues

Located in the capital Port-au-Prince, the Varreux Terminal is the main fuel access point in the country, but gangs have been blocking access since mid-September. The situation has led to a fuel shortage that has forced many hospitals and health centers to close, as well as impacting water distribution, said Ulrika Richardson, UN deputy special … Read more

Horrific attack on daycare center in Thailand leads to swift international condemnation – Global Issues

According to news reports, more than 35 people have died, many of them children, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF. “UNICEF condemns all forms of violence against children. No child should be the target of or witness to violence anytime, anywhere,” the agency said in a statement. According to authorities, the attacker – … Read more

Guterres says Central African Republic ‘must spare no effort’ to bring UN peacekeeper killers to justice – Global Issues

The “blue helmets” of the UN stabilization mission in CAR, MINUSCA, were traveling on night patrol, near the village of Kaita, when their vehicle detonated an explosive device. The injured were evacuated to Bouar, where they are being treated at a MINUSCA hospital, the mission said in a statement. MINUSCA said it had immediately launched … Read more

Climate change amplifies the threat of violence against women and girls — Global Issues

Reem Alsalem, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, presented a report to the General Assembly on its causes and impacts, describing climate change as “the most profound threat multiplier to women and girls, with far-reaching implications for new and existing forms of gender inequality”. She claimed that the “cumulative and gender-related impacts” … Read more

UN Report — Global Problems

In findings published in a report by the Joint Office for Human Rights in DRC (UNJHRO) and the UN Stabilization Mission in DRC (MONUSCO), the authors indicated that 93 percent of the 3,618 recorded cases of “torture, cruel , inhuman or degrading treatment” in which 4,946 were killed in conflict zones. Of that total, over … Read more

‘Trusting increase’ in deadly cholera, Tedros warns, in comprehensive global health update – Global Issues

So far, 63 confirmed and probable cases of Ebola virus infection have been reported, including 29 deaths; 10 infected health workers, four of whom died; and four people who have recovered and are receiving follow-up care. “WHO has released $2 million from our Emergency Emergency Fund (CFE), and we are sending additional specialists, supplies and … Read more

New WHO strategy aims to strengthen rapid response to health emergencies — Global Issues

The Emergency Medical Teams (EMT) 2030 strategy was launched at a meeting in Yerevan, Armenia, bringing together health professionals, technical experts and international partners from 110 countries. EMTs are groups of health professionals, including doctors, nurses, paramedics, support staff, and logistics staff. They are trained and prepared to provide immediate support during an emergency. A … Read more