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The Ignoble Fall of a Nobel Peace Prize Winner

International Court of Justice in The Hague. Credit: United Nations By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Dec 12 2019 – Appearing before 17 judges of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto civilian leader ...

Commonwealth: Commit to Limit Global Warming or Face Irreversible Impacts

Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Patricia Scotland said there is urgent need for higher climate ambition to limit global temperature increase to 1.5 ° Celsius – or risk severe and irreversible impacts. Credit: Desmond Brown/IPS By Desmond BrownMADRID, ...

Sasakawa Vows to Continue Support for Fighting Leprosy in Bangladesh

Chairman of the Nippon Foundation and Sasakawa Health Foundation in Japan Yohey Sasakawa speaking at the Conference of Organizations of Persons Affected by Leprosy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Credit: Rafiqul Islam / IPS By Rafiqul IslamDHAKA, Bangladesh, ...

Mainstreaming Leprosy-affected People a Big Challenge in Bangladesh

Feroza Begum, Leprosy activist. Credit: Rafiqul Islam / IPS By Rafiqul IslamDHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 12 2019 – When Feroza Begum was first diagnosed with leprosy in 2006, it felt as though she had been struck by a thunderbolt due to the deep-seated ...

Fighting for a Leprosy-Free World

By Crystal OrdersonDHAKA, Dec 12 2019 – The Chairman of The Nippon Foundation and Sasakawa Health Foundation, Yohei Sasakawa is passionate about ensuring the world does not forget Leprosy and reminding us of the discrimination that people living ...

Bangladesh Can Be Leprosy-Free Before 2030 Prime Minister Tells National Zero Leprosy Conference

Mr Yohei Sasakawa, chairman of the Nippon Foundation and Sasakawa Health Foundation and WHO Goodwill ambassador. Credit : Crystal Orderson / IPS By Rafiqul Islam and Crystal OrdersonDHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 11 2019 – Leprosy is not a curse but ...

Why Africa is Seeking Special Considerations on Climate Finance

From left to right: Augustine Njamnshi an environmental legal expert, Tosi Mpanu Mpanu, a negotiator from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Mohammed Nasr, the the African Group of Negotiators (AGN) Chair. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS By Isaiah EsipisuMADRID, ...

A Reflect on Why the Current Case Against Myanmar in ICJ Is Crucial

A Rohingya woman and her child at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Kamrul Hasan/IPS By IPS UN BureauNEW YORK, Dec 11 2019 – Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived at the Hague to defend Myanmar at the International Court of Justice, ...

Coordinated Global Action Is the Best Way to Control the Fall Armyworm Pest

Fall Armyworm larva feeding and damaging maize plant. Credit: FAO By Rémi Nono WomdimROME, Dec 11 2019 – Dealing with transboundary pests is tricky at the best of times. Standards, practices, capacity levels and engagement vary across countries ...

Taking Bangladesh to Zero-Leprosy, One New Case at a Time

Sandhya Mandal – a community health worker working on leprosy in Meherpur district of Bangladesh. Credit: Stella Paul / IPS By Stella PaulDHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 11 2019 – Sandhya Mandal has never felt so vindicated. For the past four years, ...
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