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  1. Pakistan’s Battle Against Climate Change

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    ISLAMABAD, Apr 17 (IPS) - Pakistan, which has been listed as the 7th most vulnerable country affected by climate change, is now seriously tackling the vagaries of weather, both at the official as well as non-official level.

    Pursuant to an initiative launched by the Pakistan Parliament's Upper House, the Senate, which specially entrusted a sub-Committee of the Standing Committee on Climate Change to focus on "Green and Clean" Islamabad, media, civil society and students have taken up the cudgels on combating climate change.

  2. U.S. Needs to Shift to More Sustainable Agriculture—As Do All Countries

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Apr 17 (IPS) - Water supply has long been a key issue in California. Today it is no less critical, especially given the years of drought that California is experiencing, lending additional impetus to assessing the impact of agriculture on water.

  3. World Bank Dispossessing Rural Poor

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Apr 18 (IPS) - The World Bank's Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) project, launched in 2013, has sought agricultural reforms favouring the corporate sector. EBA was initially established to support the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutritioninitiated by the G8 to promote private agricultural development in Africa.

  4. Global Governance and Information

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    VIENNA, Apr 16 (IPS) - Ambassador Walther Lichem* of Austria is President Inter Press Service (IPS).

    The past seventy years since the end of the second world war have been marked by profound changes in our international system. Relations between states have become more horizontally structured interactions with a rising significance of the common good articulated and pursued by newly-created international programmes and organisations.

  5. From Empowerment During War, Eritrean Women Must Fight Gender Discrimination in a New Peace

    Monday, April 15, 2019

    LONDON, Apr 15 (IPS) - This article is part of a series on the current state of civil society organisations (CSOs), which was the focus of International Civil Society Week (ICSW), sponsored by CIVICUS, and concluded in Belgrade, April 12

    Helen Kidan is an Eritrean human rights activist and founding member of Horn Human Rights and Network of Eritrean Women.

    As the first anniversary of the swearing on Ethiopia's Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed rolled around last week, Ethiopians – and observers worldwide – marvelled at the pace and scale of radical reform he has brought to the formerly repressed country in the past year.

  6. Civil Society Under Attack in Name of Counterterrorism

    Monday, April 15, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 15 (IPS) - This article is part of a series on the current state of civil society organisations (CSOs), which will be the focus of International Civil Society Week (ICSW), sponsored by CIVICUS, and scheduled to take place in Belgrade, April 8-12.

    Counterterrorism measures are not only affecting extremist groups, but are also impacting a crucial sector for peace and security in the world: civil society.

  7. When Youth Take on The Fight to Defend Rights

    Monday, April 15, 2019

    BELGRADE, Apr 15 (IPS) - This article is part of a series on the current state of civil society organisations (CSOs), which will be the focus of International Civil Society Week (ICSW), sponsored by CIVICUS, and scheduled to take place in Belgrade, April 8-12.

    Abraham M. Keita says he was nine years old when a girl of thirteen was sexually assaulted and strangled in his home community in Liberia.

  8. Q&A: Building Resilience through Waste Diversion and Reduction

    Friday, April 12, 2019

    CASTRIES, Apr 12 (IPS) - Jua Kali is a social enterprise tackling waste management and helping to reduce reliance on St. Lucia's only landfill, which will reach the end of its lifespan in 2023. The company, with its slogan ‘Trashing the Idea of Waste,' hosts waste collection drives through pop up depots that encourage residents to bring in glass, plastic and tin cans in exchange for supermarket shopping points.

  9. Religion & Development: An Enhanced Approach or a Transaction?

    Friday, April 12, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 12 (IPS) - Dr. Azza Karam is a Senior Advisor at the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Coordinator of UN Interagency Task Force on Religion, and Professor on Religion and Development at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.

    Since 2008, a number of articles/opinions have been written, on the nexus between religion and development.

    In chronological order, the articles first made the case for why ‘religion matters' to the attainment of developmental objectives, noting how religious leaders are critical to changing social norms which can be in contradiction to human rights, and noting the extent to which faith-based organisations (FBOs) have anyway served as the original social service providers known to human kind.

  10. Shining a Spotlight on the Strengths & Challenges of Civil Society in the Balkans

    Thursday, April 11, 2019

    BELGRADE, Apr 11 (IPS) - This article is part of a series on the current state of civil society organisations (CSOs), which is the focus of International Civil Society Week (ICSW), sponsored by CIVICUS, and scheduled to conclude in Belgrade, April 12.

    Lysa John, Secretary-General of CIVICUS, in her opening address to the International Civil Society Week (ICSW)

    It is an incredible privilege to welcome you all to the ‘International Civil Society Week'. I am going to remind us of the reasons that make it so important for us to be here in Belgrade this week.

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