The COP22 is under full deployment while Donald Trump threatens openly to withdraw the US from the Paris agreement

The 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) which is taking place at the Moroccan city of Marrakech is already at its second week with the final meetings to be held under the fear that the newly elected U.S. government will step back from the Paris Agreement. It is […]

Modern humanitarian aid at times of global crises

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Sikhar Mehta, final year medical student with experience in humanitarian action. Mr Mehta is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). Our world has been ravaged by demons of war, poverty, famine, terrorism, drought, illiteracy, pandemic and natural disasters to name a few. From civil war is Syria to […]

Syria: Why did the US-Russia brokered ceasefire collapse? What does the duo care for?

Only two weeks after it was agreed upon, the ceasefire in Syria has finally broken down. However, the US and Russia are still trying to find common grounds, not for a new truce, but for an arrangement about splitting Syria’s carcass. This is a clear indication that the war will continue until the two powers […]

UN member states express their will to tackle global migration but specific actions are still missing

Last Monday the world leaders convened at the UN’s summit in New York and adopted the New York Declaration for Migrants and Refugees; a document that contains commitments about dealing with the global issue of the large movements of refugees and migrants around the globe. All 193 countries have agreed to share global responsibility in order to […]

COP21 Breaking News_08 December: Cities & Regions Launch Major Five-Year Vision to Take Action on Climate Change

Cities, regions, national states, public and private investors and international organizations are together accelerating the transformation at local and regional scale Subnational authorities are largest group on NAZCA climate commitments platform with over 2200 entries Paris, 8 December 2015. Cities and regions from five continents representing almost one-fifth of the world’s population came together today […]

COP21 Breaking News_07 December: “The world is expecting more from you than half-measures”, UN Secretary General Bank Ki-moon cries out from Paris

“The clock is ticking towards climate catastrophe,” warned the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, at the opening of the High-Level Segment on Monday, 7 December. “The world is expecting more from you than half-measures,” he told the delegates in the plenary room “La Seine”, calling on the countries to agree to their commitments being reviewed every […]

COP21 Breaking News_07 December: “Remove Roadblocks to Climate Action”

Paris, 7 December 2015- The High-Level, ministerial segment of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris kicked off today with calls to action to conclude an effective climate change agreement at the end of the week and a sense of confidence that this can be done. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reminded Ministers of the direction […]

COP21 Breaking News_05 December: UN Secretary-General Announces “Climate Action 2016” Partnership

On Action Day at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that a broad group of organizations would partner in 2016 to maintain momentum for multi-stakeholder climate implementation. The Secretary-General said: “I am heartened by the significant and growing coalitions […]

COP21 Breaking News_05 December: Ban Ki-Moon Closing Address at COP21 Action Day Innovation, Imagination, Faster Climate Action

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gave the following address at the close of COP21 Action Day in Paris: “I thank President Hollande for convening this gathering, and for France’s engagement as one of the co-leaders of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda, along with Peru, the United Nations and the UNFCCC. I have been looking forward to Action […]