Sunday , September 23rd , 2018  

Journalism for Democracy, Caught Between Bullets and Censorship in Latin America

Experts Call For Global Momentum on Gender Parity

Mary Wanja, a farmer at Ngangarithi, Kenya, using water from a stream to water her produce. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) indicates that the face of farming is still very much female comprising at least 45 percent of the agricultural labour force in developing countries. In parts of Africa and Asia, women’s representation is much higher contributing at least 60 percent...

Recognising the Debilitating Nature Conflict Has on Food Security

For many people affected by conflict, agriculture is their only means of survival, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS By Busani BafanaBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Sep 21 2018 (IPS) Nyalen Kuong and her daughters fled to safety after an attack on their village in South Sudan in which Kuong’s husband and two sons where killed and...

Chairman of the Geneva Centre: World Conference outcome declaration contributes to the realization of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, Sep 21 2018 (Geneva Centre) The World Conference outcome declaration entitled “Moving towards greater spiritual convergence worldwide in support of equal citizenship rights” reaffirms its commitment to the 1948 Universal Declaration on Human Rights (hereinafter “UDHR”) to promote peace, mutual respect and understanding across civilizations, cultures and generations,...

Ethiopian Domestic Workers Battle for Survival in Saudi Arabia

African refugees await news of their work and residency visa applicatiosn in Lavinsky Park near the Tel Aviv, Israel. Credit: Zack Baddorf/ZUMA Press / IPS By Rabiya JafferyJEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Sep 21 2018 (IPS) Marjani F, 44, spent 8 years in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital working as domestic help. “My husband was killed by the military after being accused of organizing a protest. I have four...

Indigenous Peoples Link Their Development to Clean Energies

United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz of the Philippines (3rd left), calls for the full participation of indigenous communities in clean energy projects during the forum Our Village in San Francisco, California. Credit: Emilio Godoy/IPS By Emilio GodoySAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA , Sep 20 2018 (IPS) Achuar indigenous communities in Ecuador are turning...

First Steps Towards a Global Agreement on the High Seas

Coral reef in Mexico. Credit: Mauricio Ramos/IPS By Andrew NortonLONDON, Sep 20 2018 (IPS) The world’s first efforts to develop a way to govern the high seas – international waters beyond the 200 nautical mile national boundary – is truly underway. The initial round of negotiations at the United Nations has just ended after two weeks of talks. On the face of it, given the importance and scale...

Unfinished Business – Nurture entrepreneurs, connect the dots between youth, innovation, and jobs toward green growth

Juhern Kim is Manager, Greenpreneurs Program By Juhern KimSep 20 2018 (GGGI) It was the summer time in 2011, when I visited the rural town called Takéo for the first time, located in the southwest of Cambodia, about 90 km away from Phnom Penh, the capital city. Once an empire in the Southeast Asian region – which covered territories of what is now Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and Laos from roughly...

Freezing Inside UAE’s High Rise Buildings While Temperatures Soar Outside

The United Arab Emirates is also paying the price of rapid economic development in terms of climate change. Air-conditioning has proved to be a major challenge to climate change mitigation and because of the rise in temperatures in Dubai, most new buildings have air-conditioning. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS By Amna KhaishgiDUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Sep 20 2018 (IPS) “Look at these tall, beautiful...

Levelling the Playing Field for Persons with Disabilities in the United States

According to the United Nations “sport can help reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with disability because it can transform community attitudes about persons with disabilities by highlighting their skills and reducing the tendency to see the disability instead of the person.” Courtesy: United Nations By Emily ThampoeUNITED NATIONS, Sep 19 2018 (IPS) When it was time for Joe Lupinacci...