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Caribbean Moving Against “Killer Robots”

By Peter Richards*

DIEGO MARTIN, Trinidad & Tobago. 28 September 2023 (IDN) — Caribbean countries have signalled their intention of moving against lethal autonomous weapons systems (AWS) or “killer robots,” developing a common position on the issue that will find favour with the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping. (P19) French | Japanese | Spanish


Caribbean Leaders Want Urgent Reform of the Global Financial Structure

By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad. 21 September 2023 (IDN) — In a resounding call to action, leaders in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have urged the international community to swiftly embark on comprehensive reforms of the global financial system to create a conducive environment that empowers developing nations to address inequities and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (P18) HINDI | JAPANESE…


Iceland Imports Foreign Workers but Does Not Employ Asylees

By Lowana Veal

REYKJAVIK, Iceland. 19 September 2023 (IDN) — Facing a shortage of workers in the hospitality and construction sectors, Iceland has started importing foreign labour while at the same time refusing to give employment permits to asylum seekers. (P17) JAPANESE | SPANISH…


A High Seas Treaty Aimed at Protecting Polluted Oceans is Now a Reality

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS. 16 September 2023 (IDN) — A historic new international treaty, described as “a monumental win for the protection of the world’s oceans”, will be open for signature by member states beginning September 20 during the high-level meeting of world political leaders at the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

The treaty will regulate the world’s wide-open oceans, which have been degraded by illegal and over-fishing, plastics pollution, indiscriminate seabed mining, and the destruction of marine ecosystems. (P16) GERMAN | JAPANESE | SPANISH…

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India Steers G20 Towards Supporting Global South’s SDG Push

By Kalinga Seneviratne

SINGAPORE. 13 September 2023 (IDN) — In a rare demonstration of consensus, Russia and the US welcomed the New Delhi Declaration of the G20 summit on 10 September that did not condemn Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. Instead, they focused on the development challenges facing the global community.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who led his country’s delegation to the summit, praised India for achieving a consensus that focused on the core role of global development instead of indulging in making political statements. (P15) JAPANESE | GERMAN…


BRICS Jumps to Africa’s Rescue

By Jeffrey Moyo

HARARE, Zimbabwe. 29 August 2023 (IDN) — The three-day BRICS Summit from 22-24 August 2023 in South Africa has raised hopes across the African continent that a new deal for development aid to Africa could be taking shape that will be more fair and equitable. For decades, critics have pointed out that Africa has been paying more to the West than it gets in terms of development loans. (P14) JAPANESE | SWAHILI…


Rainbow Warrior Sails the Pacific to Gather Evidence for World Court

By Sera Sefeti

SUVA, Fiji. 14 August 2023 (IDN) — International environmental campaign group Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior is currently sailing across the Pacific waters, calling at ports collecting evidence to present to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), also called the World Court, during a historic hearing in The Hague next year. (Page 12) HINDI | JAPANESE


Civil Society Groups Concerned Over Implementation of Paris Agreement

By Rita Joshi

BONN | NEW DELHI 11 July 2023 (IDN) — More than 125 civil society groups have expressed concerns that big polluters continue emitting under the cover of deceiving net zero claims while communities and ecosystems across the world suffer immensely. They see an urgent need for real, deep, and urgent emission reductions in line with principles of fair shares starting with just and equitable phase out of fossil fuels. (P10) GERMAN |  JAPANESE  …






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