Press Articles and Opinion Pieces

A crisis with a woman's face

As the world marks International Women’s Day in the midst of a global pandemic, one stark fact is clear: the COVID-19 crisis has a woman’s face.

Carbon neutrality by 2050: the world’s most urgent mission

As the world marks the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, a promising movement for carbon neutrality is taking shape. 

75th Anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Time to end the nuclear menace

This month marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, when humanity learned of the devastation a single nuclear bomb can unleash.  

Global wake-up call

From COVID-19 to climate disruption, from racial injustice to rising inequalities, we are a world in turmoil.

COVID-19 is unlikely to leave Africa unscathed

The African continent’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has provided valuable lessons for the rest of the world in meeting this challenge. 

We need to take action to address the mental health crisis in this pandemic

The COVID-19 virus is not only attacking our physical health; it is also increasing psychological suffering.

via: Time

The pandemic is exposing and exploiting inequalities of all kinds, including gender inequality

In an opinion piece published in various newspapers around the world, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warns that the COVID-19 pandemic is not only challenging global health systems, but it also challenges our commitment to equality and human dignity.  In this piece, the UN Chief emphasizes that women’s interests and rights should be front and centre to benefit everyone.

A time to save the sick and rescue the planet

The Covid-19 pandemic is the biggest test the world has faced since World War II.