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Daily Archives: September 17, 2019

BNP decries repression on children

Dhaka – BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday bemoaned that minor boys and girls are being subjected to ‘inhuman’ torture as a children-friendly society cannot be built even after 48 years of the country’s independence. Read More »

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 »

A new world? Are the Americas returning to old problems?

By Jan Lundius Stockholm / Rome, Sep 12 2019 (IPS) – When I in 1980 first arrived in America it was a new world to me. I went from New York to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and like so many visitors and migrants before me I was overwhelmed by both familiar and strange impressions. Familiar due to books ... Read More »