Editorials

Seventy-seven years ago today, on 6 August 1945, the United States Airforce dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, instantly killing an estimated 70,000 people – a number that would grow to about 140,000 over the coming year as radiation sickness took its toll. The bomb dropped on Nagasaki only three days later raised the total…

In the midst of a sweltering summer in the Northern Hemisphere the news that is coming in is definitely going to blow the fuses off: more heat waves, droughts, forest fires, crop failures, energy shortages, old and new diseases, and war. And all this is happening in the mighty North that brings together, geographically at…

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UCNFCC), the world’s first climate change treaty, is 30 years old.  It was adopted on 9 May 1992 and opened for signature at the Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro on 4 June 1992.  Should the world be celebrating? Looking back Personally, I take…

*This tribune was originally published in French in Le Monde dated 30/3/2022 After unsuccessfully and repeatedly calling on Russian President Putin to end this deadly conflict and respect the United Nations Charter, Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations (SG), seems to have disappeared from the radar. Heads of State talk to Putin, heads…

“For thousands of years, society has been hopping along with only one leg, one foot – the male foot. It‘s time for society to be able to benefit from two legs, two feet.” Christiana Figueres, Climate  Action Leader Advancing gender equality in all contexts and levels of human organization is one of the greatest global…

The Executive Board of FOGGS – Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability puts before the FOGGS and Katoikos.world community the following petition that we hope will receive your approval. To add your signature to the petition please click here. NO to the Invasion of Ukraine – Together for Peace and Justice In view of the…

This Friday, 11 February 2022 marks the 7th International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a day that recognises the tremendous accomplishments set forth by women in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). While at the same time, this day also serves as a reminder of the significant barriers that persist…

Europe’s capacity to generate conflict remains remarkably high, as the situation around Ukraine reminds us again these days. Unlike other parts of the world, where low-level conflict remains constant and destructive at a local level but is only registered as “noise” globally, Europe’s conflicts have the potential to escalate to major confrontations that can suck…

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