Monday , July 15th , 2019  

Rwanda Prepares the Foundations for Climate-Resilient Cities

Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, is the country’s largest city. However, the country hopes to soon implement the first stage of a new dynamic plan for the development of six climate-resilient secondary cities. Credit: Aimable Twahirwa/IPS By Emmanuel HitimanaKIGALI, Jul 15 2019 – How do you plan a resilient city? A city that can withstand climate change impacts, and the natural disasters that...

Women Are Pivotal in the War on Terror

The UN Secretary General meeting with women’s groups in Nairobi on 10 July 2019. Photo: @UN By Ambassador Amina MohamedNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 15 2019 – On 10 July 2019 I was honored to moderate a meeting with women’s groups for the UN Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres, whose aim was to better diagnose the role of women in the prevention or instigation of violent extremism. The Secretary...

A Relentless Battle Against Poverty & Hunger in World’s Most Populous Region

By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jul 15 2019 – The world’s two most populous nations-– China and India—have been making steady progress in eradicating extreme poverty, but have fallen short in their attempts to eliminate extreme hunger, according to the Bangkok-based UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). In an interview with IPS, Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana,...

Anantara Vacation Club to add Kuwait Airways as Newest Airline Points Conversion Partner

BANGKOK, Thailand, July 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Anantara Vacation Club, Asia's premiere holiday ownership programme, has added Kuwait Airways, Kuwait's flagship carrier, to its roster of partners in the Middle East to enhance the benefits available to Anantara Vacation Club Points Owners and Kuwait Airways' Oasis Club members. Eligible Club Points Owners can convert their Club...

International Green Court: A solution to achieving climate justice?

Bangladesh is one of many countries to be affected by the problem of climate-change-induced migration. Photo: AFP By Sharaban Tahura ZamanJul 12 2019 (IPS-Partners) (The Daily Star) – WE’RE running out of time on climate change. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report released in October 2018, revealed that there are only a dozen years left for global warming...

Rwanda: Open for Business

Andrew Kanyegirire is Senior Communications Officer at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) By Andrew KanyegirireWASHINGTON DC, Jul 12 2019 – Claire Akamanzi spends her days working on innovative ways to bring more business to her country. As CEO of the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), a multiagency governmental department billed as a “one-stop shop” for investors, Akamanzi has seen the...

How NGOs in Rich Countries Control their Counterparts in Poor Countries..and Why they Refuse to Resolve it

The Fight to End Violence Against Women in the Asia-Pacific Region

By Caley PigliucciUNITED NATIONS, Jul 12 2019 – Parliamentarians met in Laos last week to discuss violence against women and girls. The meeting was organized by the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) and hosted by the National Assembly of Laos. It was a chance to push parliamentarians to continue developing programs to protect women. For the Members of Parliament (MPs) who...

Migrants, Militias & the Mediterranean Sea

By Marco FunkBERLIN, Jul 11 2019 – When the Italian police recently arrested Carola Rackete, captain of the Sea-Watch 3 search and rescue vessel, the Central Mediterranean Sea suddenly entered the international limelight once again. Media coverage of the most dangerous migration route in the world had previously been quite muted everywhere except Italy, where for months Interior Minister Matteo...

Prejudice and Discrimination, the Uncured Ills of Leprosy

Nippon Foundation President Yohei Sasakawa and Socorro Gross, Pan American Health Organisation representative in Brazil, hold a press conference in Brasilia at the end of a 10-day visit to this country by the Japanese activist who is also World Health Organisation Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination. Credit: Mario Osava/IPS By Mario OsavaBRASILIA, Jul 11 2019 – “The ambulance team...