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Protestors · Kabul
Afghan women protest on eve of UN day against violence
More than a dozen Afghan women protested briefly in Kabul Thursday, calling for their rights to be recognized on the eve of the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.See the Story
54% Right coverage: 24 sources
Asia · Egypt
Can Asia and the Pacific Reach Net Zero?
Carbon neutrality needs to be at the heart of national development strategies and reflected in public and private investment decisions. The move to net-zero carbon will not be complete without greening the transport sector. Energy efficiency improvements and using more electric vehicles are the most effective measures to reduce carbon emissions by as much as 60 per cent.See the Story
100% Center coverage: 1 sources
UN Assessed Contributions Needed to Generate Core Funding for Climate Loss & Damage
After days of intense negotiations 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. The funding source to be agreed and established as a matter of highest urgency are UN assessed contributions for climate security.See the Story
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AGRA Gets Make-Up, Not Make-Over
Despite its dismal record, the Gates Foundation-sponsored Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) announced a new five-year strategy in September. Despite heavy government subsidies, AGRA promotion of commercial seeds and fertilizers for just a few cereal crops failed to significantly increase productivity, incomes or food security.See the Story
India to Focus on Climate Finance Issue at Upcoming COP27 in Egypt
India is looking forward to substantial progress on discussions related to climate finance. The 27th Session of Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27) is scheduled to be held at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from November 6-18, 2022. More clarity is needed on the definition of climate finance for developing countries.See the Story
50% Right coverage: 4 sources
Volcano · El Salvador
A year on, El Salvador's bitcoin experiment is stumbling
A year after El Salvador adopted bitcoin as legal tender, the area where the world's first cryptocurrency city was meant to be built is still dense jungle. President Nayib Bukele had promised that "Bitcoin City" would be a tax haven for crypto investors and miners. But on a recent visit to the area in the shadow of the Conchagua volcano, Reuters found no heavy machinery, construction workers, or raw materials to indicate any progress.See the Story
Coverage: 5 sources
Kishida tells Ukraine's Zelenskyy that Russia annexation violates international law
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said he told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that Russia's annexation of neighbor's territory violates international law. Japan will continue supporting Ukraine in efforts to end the war, which was launched by Russia in February, as soon as possible.See the Story
34% Center coverage: 3 sources
UN Deploys Unarmed Weapon in Humanitarian & Peacekeeping Operations
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are some of the new weapons of war deployed mostly by the US, and more recently, by Iran, Ukraine and Russia in ongoing military conflicts. The unarmed versions continue to be deployed by UN peacekeeping forces worldwide and by national and international humanitarian organizations. Timely delivery of blood can be lifesaving.See the Story
Africa · Nairobi
Kenya: Land Ownership Model Is Restoring Biodiversity, Empowering Communities in Kenya #AfricaClimateHope
When Mara Siana Conservancy came into operation in 2016, there was a single zebra and a topi (antelope) in the valley just outside the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. The same goes for lions - the number of prides has increased to five from one.See the Story
100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Climate Change’s Dire Consequences in Most Water-Scarce Region
The Middle East and North Africa are the world's most water-scarce regions. Nine out of 10 children live in areas with high or very high-water stress. Climate change is resulting in less rain for agriculture and a decline in the quality of freshwater reserves due to saltwater transfer to fresh aquifers.See the Story
International · Juba
UN Needs a Sea Change in its Handling of Sexual Exploitation & Abuse (SEA)
Anwarul K. Chowdhury: It is a disgrace to the international community that a British medical expert was sexually assaulted by World Health Organization staff. He says the UN's zero tolerance policy is applied by the entities of the UN system as if they were using a crosswalk on a street with no traffic lights. The Code Blue Campaign is the most outspoken and persistent actor regarding the issues, he says.See the Story