Thursday , June 20th , 2019  

The Immense Cost 200 Million Migrant Workers Pay to Rescue their Families

On average, migrant workers send between 200 and 300 dollars home every one or two months. Contrary maybe to popular belief, this represents only 15 per cent of what they earn: the rest –85 per cent – stays in the countries where they earn the money. Credit: IFAD/Christine Nesbitt. By Baher KamalMADRID, Jun 19 2019 – Straight to the point: while right and far-right politicians keep marketing...

Rising Population Trends Threaten UN’s Development Goals in Asia & Africa

By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jun 19 2019 – The world’s developing nations, currently fighting an uphill battle in their attempts to implement the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are facing another stark demographic reality: a rise in world population by 2.0 billion people in the next 30 years: from 7.7 billion to 9.7 billion in 2050. The population of sub-Saharan Africa alone...

Conference in Vienna: Executive Director of the Geneva Centre received by the Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims’ Board and the Director of the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna

By Geneva CentreVIENNA, Jun 19 2019 (IPS-Partners) In relation to the organization by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue together with its partners in Vienna on the theme of “From the Interfaith and Inter-Civilizational Cooperation to Human Security”, the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre Ambassador Idriss Jazairy participated in several high-level meetings...

Executive Director of the Geneva Centre: World society must not turn a blind eye to refugees in the Arab region

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, Jun 19 2019 (IPS-Partners) Ambassador Idriss Jazairy, Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, has appealed to international decision-makers to express greater solidarity to destitute refugees from the Arab region. Ambassador Jazairy made this call of action on the occasion of the 2019 World Refugee Day which is observed annually...

SDGs, Currently Off-Track, Need Bold Decisive Action

Tariq Ahmad is Senior Policy and Research Advisor – Aid Effectiveness at Oxfam America By Tariq AhmadWASHINGTON DC, Jun 19 2019 – It has been four years since governments agreed on the most ambitious set of international commitments to fight poverty and inequality to date. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are ‘a universal call to action to end...

An Economic No-Brainer: Empower Women, Empower Economies

Christine Lagarde By Katja IversenNEW YORK, Jun 19 2019 – As the first woman to lead the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and a leader in advocating for increased investment and action toward gender equality, Christine Lagarde helps Deliver for Good explore the steps needed to build sustainable financing & economic opportunities for girls and women. Evidence shows that girls and women...

Myanmar/Bangladesh: Older people denied dignity in camps after facing military atrocities

– PRESS RELEASE — By Amnesty InternationalJun 18 2019 (IPS-Partners) Tens of thousands of older women and men from ethnic minorities across Myanmar who faced military atrocities and were forced to flee their homes are being let down by a humanitarian system that often fails to adequately address their rights and needs, Amnesty International said in a report published today. “Fleeing...

As Sudan Struggles, AU Should Press for Justice and Accountability

View of the Headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Credit: UN Photo/Antonio Fiorente. By Carine Kaneza NantulyaWASHINGTON DC, Jun 18 2019 – On June 6, the African Union (AU) suspended Sudan from the 55-member group with “immediate effect.” The move came in response to a deadly crackdown on peaceful protesters in Khartoum, in which government forces, led by the paramilitary...

Desertification ‘More Dangerous and More Insidious than Wars’

Grenada has been spearheading the fight against desertification at local, regional and global levels. Credit: Desmond Brown/IPS By Desmond BrownANKARA, Jun 18 2019 – Businesses are being encouraged to follow the lead of the youth to halt desertification, reduce degradation, improve agricultural sustainability and restore damaged lands. “The youth is a very particular case. The youth give...

The Importance of the Upcoming FAO Election

By Kip TomROME, Jun 18 2019 – With each passing day, the world gets just a little smaller as the internet and cell phones bring our communities together, reveal our shared challenges, and lay bare our failures. As global citizens, we are all concerned about the growing number of hungry people around the world and the threats to food security. The simple fact is that more than 800 million people...