From Sweden to Brexit, immigration is the issue dividing Europe

The Italian Coast Guard rescues migrants bound for Italy (File photo). © Francesco Malavolta/IOM

Simon Jenkins* – The Guardian Xenophobia is sweeping the continent. European agreement to address migration is vital The message is glaring from Sweden’s election result. There is one dominant issue in Europe’s politics at present, and it is immigration. It … Continue reading

Climate change will reshape the world’s agricultural trade

Luciana Porfirio, David Newth, John Finnigan (*) – The Conversation (**) Ending world hunger is a central aspiration of modern society. To address this challenge – along with expanding agricultural land and intensifying crop yields – we rely on global … Continue reading

UN envoy positive before Yemen peace talks – despite no rebels

AL JAZEERA AND NEWS AGENCIES UN’s Martin Griffiths says ‘going to make it happen’ at Geneva talks despite rebel no-show. The UN’s special envoy to Yemen expressed confidence even though the first day of peace talks between rebels and the … Continue reading

“Global Citizen from Gulmi: My Journey from the Hills of Nepal to the Halls of the United Nations”

by Kul Chandra Gautam (nepa-laya, Kathmandu, 2018) Book review by Valerie Julliand, UN Resident Coordinator in Nepal Kul Chandra Gautam’s extraordinary memoir resonates on so many levels, depending on one’s perspective. I trekked through its more than 500 pages as … Continue reading