World’s Youth Are Being Left Behind

Rohingya girls taking religious education lessons at a Madrasah in the camps. Globally, 75 percent of refugees of secondary education age are not in school. In Bangladesh, Kenya, and Pakistan, the figure is closer to 95 percent. Credit: Kamrul ...

The Unwanted People of Myanmar: A Tropical Srebrenica in the Land of the Golden Pagodas

Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue By Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al QassimGENEVA, Feb 22 2019 (IPS) The massacre of Srebrenica will enter human history as one of our darkest ...

Local School Is a Model for Energy and Water in Rapa Nui

The roof of the original headquarters of the Toki Foundation on Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, located 3,800 kilometers from the Chilean coast, is also used to collect rainwater, which runs into eight large storage ponds, and to generate electricity ...

The President of the United States Is More the President of My Country Than the President of My Country

Oswaldo Guayasamín, The Workers, 1942. By Vijay PrashadFeb 22 2019 (IPS-Partners) (Tricontinental) – As the United States and its allies put pressure on Venezuela, a poem by the Salvadoran radical Roque Dalton (1935-1975) clarifies the ...

The Future of Urbanism: Is the UAE Pioneering it?

Masdar City in Abu Dhabi. Credit: Masdar By Rabiya JafferyABU DHABI, UAE, Feb 22 2019 (IPS) According to data from the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Arab world is one of the most urbanised areas in the world, with more than 70 per ...

DRC’s First Peaceful Transition of Power Was At Expense of Women

Justine Masika Bihamba at the UN Security Council in 2018. By Justine Masika BihambaGOMA, DR Congo, Feb 21 2019 (IPS) When Felix Tshisekedi, the 55 year old son of the former opposition leader, won the recent presidential election in the Democratic ...

A World Party

Roberto Savio is founder of IPS Inter Press Service and President Emeritus By Roberto SavioROME, Feb 21 2019 (IPS) I have been a member of the first international party: the Transnational Radical Party, founded in 1956 by Marco Pannella and ...

How Development Excludes Adivasi Peoples

Local governance structures—in which every individual has the right, capacity, and opportunity to take part—must be kept alive | Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons By Debjeet SarangiODISHA, India, Feb 21 2019 (IPS) Failing to understand ...

Maldives Reiterates Commitment to ‘Free, Open Indo-Pacific Region’ & Democracy

By Arul LouisNEW YORK, Feb 21 2019 (IPS) Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid has reiterated his nation’s commitment to a “free and open” Indo-Pacific region and to democracy. During his meeting with Secretary of State Michael ...

‘No Way to Defend Ourselves Against the Onslaught of Climate Change’

Suriname’s First Lady Ingrid Bouterse-Waldring says the Caribbean nation has been affected by climate change as it has experienced many destructive floods. Credit: Desmond Brown/IPS By Desmond BrownPARAMARIBO, Feb 21 2019 (IPS) Two of the ...