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New UN Climate Report Is ‘Code Red for Humanity,’ but Joining Forces and Using Indigenous Knowledge Could Avert Disaster

In its first major climate report since 2013, the IPCC offers its starkest warning yet: Serious impacts of global warming are now unavoidable. By Reynard Loki In a grim report released on August 9, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…

The United Nations Food Systems Forum (UNFSS): where corporations continue to define our food systems and control our diets

The Pre-Summit of the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) taking place in Rome, as a preparative stage to the New York September Summit, is, as expected, going in the wrong direction. As many civil society members, as well as past…

74th World Health Assembly: “The Future of the Species is at Stake”

This was one of the statements which Dr. Carlos Ferreyra, Argentinian medical epidemiologist and climate activist, made in an interview which he gave to Pressenza on the occasion of the 74th World Health Assembly, and as promoter of the 1st…

52,000 displaced in Gaza due to Israeli aggression: UN agency

The United Nations (UN)’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says the Israeli regime’s ongoing onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip has left more than 52,000 Palestinians displaced and nearly 450 buildings destroyed or badly damaged in the…

After blocking UN statement for third time, Biden says he supports ceasefire

US President Joe Biden said he expressed his support for a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians on Sunday, the same day his administration blocked for a third time a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s military response in Gaza…

A Beacon of Hope from A Buddhist Leader in the Face of Crises

Like the United Nations, the global community-based Buddhist organisation Soka Gakkai International (SGI) is a beacon of hope to a world shrouded by dark clouds of unprecedented crises. An international association of the Soka Gakkai and an NGO in consultative…

Will Biden Admin Reverse Trump’s “Dangerous” Recognition of Morocco’s Occupation of Western Sahara?

President Donald Trump broke with decades of U.S. foreign policy in the waning days of his administration and recognized Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara, a territory the country has occupied since 1975 in defiance of the United Nations and the…

UN: increasing support for moratorium on executions

During the December 16th vote, a large majority of the General Assembly Member States voted for the eighth time in favour of a resolution against executions, so that another step has been taken towards the global abolition of the death…

U.N. Secretary-General Warns Impact of Pandemic May Last for Decades

At the United Nations, Secretary-General António Guterres warned Thursday the world could be suffering negative effects from the pandemic for decades to come. Secretary-General António Guterres: “Let’s not fool ourselves. A vaccine cannot undo damage that will stretch across years,…

The Agorà degli Abitanti della Terra writes to the President of the UN Assembly

The Agorà degli Abitanti della Terra sent the following letter to VolKan Bozkir, President of the UN Assembly that will meet on 3 and 4 December to finally discuss the issue of the Covid-19 pandemic.   For the global health,…

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