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Mexico to Ban Glyphosate, GM Corn Presidential Decree Comes Despite Intense Pressure from Industry, U.S. Authorities

Tractor caravan to Mexico City farmer protest demands “Mexico Free of Transgenics”. Credit: Enrique Perez S./ANEC By Timothy A. WiseCAMBRIDGE MA, Feb 24 2021 – Mexican ...

Is the USA Fit to Rejoin the UN Human Rights Council?

National civic space ratings from the CIVICUS Monitor, which uses up-to-date information and indicators to assess the state of freedom of association, peaceful assembly and expression ...

The Global Insecurity of Climate Change

Sudanese youth live with continuous insecurity due to climate change vulnerability, including droughts, desertification, land degradation and food insecurity. Courtesy: Albert Gonzalez ...

Myanmar: Heroes and Villains

By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 23 2021 – Myanmar’s State Counsellor was recently deposed and arrested along with other leaders of her ruling party – National League ...

Natural Enemies: How Mango Farmers are Tackling an Invasive Fruit Fly Pest

Mango farmers Susan and Batsirai Zinoro from Mutoko District, Zimbabwe are using Integrated Pest Management methods to control a fruit fly pest. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS By Busani ...

How Technology Can Promote Multilingualism & How it Cannot

At a 2018 joint meeting of the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and its Economic and Social Committee, a robot named Sophia had an interactive session with Deputy Secretary-General ...

Cuba Prioritises Sustainable Water Management in the Face of Climate Challenges

High-density polyethylene pipe is laid on a street in the Cuban capital, where the Aguas de La Habana water company is upgrading the water supply networks in the municipality of Centro ...

Developing Countries Struggling To Cope With COVID-19

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 2021 – The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is adversely impacting most developing countries disproportionately, ...

Sustainable Energy Key to COVID-19 Recovery in Asia and the Pacific

By Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Feb 22 2021 – The past year is one that few of us will forget. While the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have played out unevenly ...

The Boon and Bane of LDC Graduation: The Bangladesh Experience

By Iftekhar Ahmed ChowdhurySINGAPORE, Feb 22 2021 – Bangladeshis at the present time share a modicum of justifiable pride in the fact that the world merits this country worth ...
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