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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

UN’s Development Goals Remain Largely Elusive

By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jun 18 2019 – The United Nations, in a new report to be released next month, has warned “there is no escaping the fact that the global landscape for the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development ...

Colombia – Trade Unionism Under Threat of Death

Financialization Promotes Dangerous Speculation

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Michael Lim Mah HuiKUALA LUMPUR and PENANG, Jun 18 2019 – Financialization has involved considerable ‘innovation’, often of opaque, complex and poorly understood financial instruments. These instruments ...

There’s No Continent, No Country Not Impacted by Land Degradation

On all continents you have the issue of land degradation, and it requires governments, land users and all different communities in a country to be part of the solution. Credit: Albert Oppong-Ansah /IPS By Desmond BrownANKARA, Jun 17 2019 ...

Air Pollution Ranked as Biggest Environmental Threat to Human Health

By Emily ThampoeUNITED NATIONS, Jun 17 2019 – In a world that is becoming more and more industrial by the day, air pollution appears to be on the rise. While there have been efforts in major cities to combat the grave effects that pollution ...

South Africa’s First Carbon Farm

Spekboom (Portulacaria afra) is a small, succulent tree that is native to the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. It can easily be grown from cuttings, which can survive even in dry conditions (Photos by Tim Christophersen / Florian Fussstetter) By ...