The UN and the multilateral system are in crisis – what the Global South must do

The planet is on fire, but almost all the firefighters have deserted. At the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, which began on September 19 in New York, the leaders of four of the five permanent members of the Security Council – the UN’s most powerful executive body – were absent.

By Monica Herz Full Professor, Institute of International Relations (PUC-Rio) 4 days ago

Was the freak ‘medicane’ storm that devastated Libya a glimpse of North Africa’s future?

Storm Daniel landed on the Libyan coastal town of Toukrah in the early hours of September 10 and started moving east. Soon the wind was rising and heavy rain falling, forcing people to stay indoors. By afternoon the rain was clearly out of the ordinary.

By Mike Rogerson Senior Lecturer in Earth System Science, Northumbria University, Newcastle 11 days ago

Justin Trudeau’s India accusation complicates western efforts to rein in China

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s allegation that the Indian government was involved in the assassination on Canadian soil of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Sikh independence advocate, will undoubtedly erode Canadian-Indian relations at a time when the West is trying to appeal to India.

By Saira Bano Assistant Professor in Political Science, Thompson Rivers University 13 days ago

We are poised to pass 1.5℃ of global warming – world leaders offer 4 ways to manage this dangerous time

For three decades, the goal of international climate negotiations has been to avoid “dangerous” warming above 1.5℃. With warming to date standing at around 1.2℃, we haven’t quite reached the zone we labelled dangerous and pledged to avoid.

By Jonathan Symons Senior Lecturer, Macquarie School of Social Sciences, Macquarie University 15 days ago

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