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Thinking climate and social policies as one

by Susanne Wixforth and Reiner Hoffmann on 17th September 2019 A European approach to the politics of climate change must integrate social justice, as climate neutrality will be costly but growth without end is unsustainable. On June 20th 2019, the European Council presented a New Strategic Agenda, 2019-2024. Among its priorities, climate change is placed in the context of social ... Read More »

‘Join me on this journey’ to eliminate leprosy – WHO Envoy

By Stella Paul Manila, Sep 2019 (IPS) – Octogenarian Yohei Sasakawa has travelled to more than 90 countries across the globe; from areas of conflict to the jungles of Brazil, shaking hands, hugging and washing the feet of Hansen’s disease-affected people. His message is simple: Stop stigmatisation and eliminate the disease. Sasakawa, who has spent more than 40 years working ... Read More »

Turning faecal sludge into resource for rural sanitation

By Joep Verhagen Co-author: Pippa Scott September 16, 2019 – Safely managed sanitation is a focus of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is central to stunting reduction and early childhood survival, both identified by the World Bank’s Human Capital Index as critical for humans to develop their full potential. It is widely known that 4.5 billion people lacked access ... Read More »

Turning ambition into action: High hopes for UN action week

By Cameron Diver New Caledonia, Sep 13 2019 (IPS) – In less than 10 days, countries from around the planet will come together in New York for the United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit. I look forward to representing the Pacific Community (SPC) at this important event, and throughout “Action Week” during the upcoming UN General Assembly. Read More »

Bangladesh Archery team warmly received at airport Monday

Dhaka- Bangladesh Archery team accorded warm reception soon after their arrival at the Hazrat Shah Jalal International Airport in Dhaka Monday noon after performing a brilliant show in the just concluded Asia Cup-World Ranking Archery Tournament (Stage-3) in the Clark City of the Philippines. Bangladeshi celebrated archer Mohammad Ruman Shana clinched gold medal in the recurve men’s singles of the ... Read More »

Amputee football held in city

Dhaka – The first edition of the Amputee Football for booters with disabilities, jointly organised by Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) and Imago Sports Welfare Association, was held at the BFF artificial turf in Motijheel on Monday morning. A total of 50 amputee footballers from across the country joined the event sponsored by Confidence Group and Muslim Sweets.BFF Senior Vice-President Abdus ... Read More »

1,000% increase in DNS amplification attacks since last year

Enterprise networks and communications service providers (CSPs) need advance attack mitigation as DNS patch adoption creates new threats San Francisco, United States – Media OutReach – 16 September 2019 – DNS amplification attacks swelled in the second quarter of this year, with the amplified attacks spiking more than 1,000% compared with Q2 2018, according to Nexusguard’s “Q2 2019 Threat Report.” Read More »