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Nono the Carbon Footprint Bear—Part of Peru’s Ambitious Work on Climate Action

By Kirla Echegaray AlfaroLIMA, Peru, Sep 21 2020 – On the eve of its bicentennial, Peru is addressing climate change with the needed sense of urgency and ambition. Our inclusive, ‘whole society’ approach aims to awaken new opportunities that ...

‘Waste is only Waste when you Waste it’ – Could Ecobricks be the Solution to Uganda’s Housing and Pollution Problem?

David Mande shows the walls of a house made out ecobricks. The ecobricks, according to Mande, are filled with moist soil to ensure that they become hard. The bottle top is then tightly closed to ensure that the moist sand and soil bond to make a brick ...

Peace is the North Star During and the Post COVID-19 Pandemic

A landmark handshake-former Prime Minister Raila Odinga & President Uhuru Kenyatta bridge their differences and sign a declaration of peace between the two political leaders. March 9, 2018. Credit: State House By Siddharth Chatterjee and Walid ...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Forged a New Place for Women in the Law and Society

By External SourceSep 20 2020 – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has generated an outpouring of grief around the globe. Part of this grief reflects her unparalleled status as a feminist icon and pioneer for women in the legal profession and ...

Helping Make Education a Reality for the 75 million Children in Conflict Zones

According to the United Nations, school closures resulting from the pandemic have affected 1.6 billion learners across more than 190 countries. It is estimated that some 23.8 million more children would drop out of school and an additional 5.6 million ...

After 75 Years, UN Claims 50:50 Gender Parity, But Falls Short of its Ultimate Goals

While women have come a long way since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action nearly 25 years ago, they still lag behind on virtually every Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). Credit: UN Women, India By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Sep 18 2020 ...

Wise People Know That Winning a War Is No Better Than Losing One

Liu Bolin (China), Guernica, 2016 By External SourceSep 18 2020 (IPS-Partners) US President Donald Trump and his ‘war council’ – led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – have amplified their aggression against China. What began as a trade dispute ...

The Culture of Peace: Change our World for the Better in the Age of COVID 19

The UNAOC Young Peacebuilders is a peace education initiative that is designed to support young people in gaining skills that can enhance their positive role in issues of peace and security and in preventing violent conflict. Credit: UNAOC By Nihal ...

A World Without Hunger Is Also About Protecting Food

Controlling the loss and waste of food is a crucial factor in reaching the goal of eradicating hunger in the world. Credit: FAO By Mario LubetkinROME, Sep 17 2020 – Concern about food loss and waste has become an increasingly important focus of ...

COVID-19 – Possible Human Rights Crisis in Asia as Disparities Expected to Widen

The Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) is concerned by the societal socio-economic impact COVID-19 has created in the region, including the impact on employment and in unpaid care work, impact on health, including reproductive health ...
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