Tuesday , April 23rd , 2019  

Economic Empowerment of Women Good for All

Attendees at an FAO sub-regional training workshop on gender and livestock in Harare, Zimbabwe. By Kingsley IghoborUNITED NATIONS, Apr 22 2019 – Government staffer Souhayata Haidara enjoys talking about her life in a patriarchal society. Her career is a triumph of patience and perseverance, she tells Africa Renewal with a smile and a wink. Ms. Haidara, currently the Special Adviser to Mali’s...

Global Energy Consumption is Up — So Are Emissions

Illustration: Tarique Aziz By Sunita NarainNEW DELHI, Apr 22 2019 – Our acceptance of climate change doesn’t keep pace with our energy consumption reduction. However, the latest International Energy Agency’s (IEA’S) Global Energy and CO2 Status Report for 2018 has some good news. It offers where possible answers lie in our quest to mitigate climate change. This is what we should discuss....

International Mother Earth Day

Students from the Agrarian University La Molina in agrometeorology field practice, in Lima, Perú. Photo: WMO/Marlene Dapozzo Moali. By Editor, UNApr 22 2019 (IPS-Partners) Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit. The Earth...

Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Carnage: Quo Vadis?

By Purnaka L. de SilvaNEW YORK, Apr 22 2019 – I returned from attending a three-hour Easter Sunday mass at the Fordham University Church around midnight New York time on May 20, 2019, when my phone rang and a colleague asked me what’s going on in Sri Lanka? I said what is going on? He said there were a series of coordinated terrorist bombings with multiple fatalities and scores of injuries...

Women in Ethiopia Still Struggle Despite Leadership in Government

By Bethlehem MengistuADDIS ABABA, Apr 19 2019 – Following 2018 elections in Ethiopia, a record-breaking number of women now hold leadership positions in the country’s government. But women still struggle to rise up the ranks in other sectors. I am thrilled to witness the fantastic changes that have taken place in Ethiopia over the recent months, with women assuming leadership positions...

UN’s Empty Promises to World’s Indigenous Peoples

By Tupac Enrique AcostaApr 19 2019 – The United Nations, as in so many other areas, gives lip service in support of Indigenous issues while lacking the political will and enforcement power over individual member states to comply with the protection of fundamental human rights for the Original Nations of Indigenous Peoples of the world. It took 47 years since the 1960’s UN declaration in support...

Media Landscape Marked by “Climate of Fear”

The state of journalism and press freedom around the world is declining according to a new press index by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Credit: Miriam Gathigah/IPS By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Apr 19 2019 – Journalists around the world are increasingly seeing threats of violence, detention, and even death simply for doing their job, a new press index found. In the 2019 World...

**UPDATED: Activists Spotlight Education for Development and Rights

Rilli Lappalainen, Bridge 47’s founder and steering group chairperson. Credit: A D McKenzie/IPS By A. D. McKenzieBELGRADE, Apr 19 2019 – “Communicate something to your partner in silence.” The pairs of strangers or acquaintances who received this instruction gesticulated, smiled, shook their heads, touched their hearts and otherwise tried to transmit a message. The exercise was meant...

Activists Spotlight Education for Development and Rights

Rilli Lappalainen, Bridge 47’s founder and steering group chairperson. Credit: A D McKenzie/IPS By A. D. McKenzieBELGRADE, Apr 19 2019 – Bridge 47, a Finland-based organisation created “to bring people together to share and learn from each other”, put global citizenship education (GCED) centre-stage at a recent annual meeting of civil society. International Civil Society Week (ICSW) meeting...

Sol-Gel Technologies Announces Participation in Upcoming Investor Conference

NESS ZIONA, Israel, April 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sol–Gel Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLGL) ("Sol–Gel" or the "Company"), a clinical–stage dermatology company focused on identifying, developing and commercializing branded and generic topical drug products for the treatment of skin diseases, today announced that management will participate in the BMO–sponsored...