News headlines for “Aid”, page 4

  1. RIGHTS-UGANDA: Fugitives in Their Own Country

    Friday, January 29, 2010

    Every morning Pepe Julian Onziema wakes up not knowing if she will live to see another rising sun. Onziema is transgender and she lives in fear for her life because of a national campaign criminalising gay people.

  2. LABOUR: Migrant Domestic Workers’ Rights Next on ILO’s Agenda

    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    Po Po has been enduring long hours of hard work, poor pay and abuse within the confines of her employer’s home for the past seven years. Poverty forced her to leave her family in eastern Burma and abandon a university education to work as a domestic helper in Thailand.

  3. AFGHANISTAN: Officials’ Optimism on Economy Belies Deep Poverty

    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    Afghanistan may be one of the poorest countries in the world, but official figures do not quite paint a picture of a country deep in the throes of poverty and underdevelopment.

  4. CLIMATE CHANGE: ‘Copenhagen Accord Not Legal, Kyoto Protocol Is’

    Tuesday, January 26, 2010

    While the BASIC bloc countries - Brazil, South Africa, India and China - will submit their plans for voluntary mitigation actions by the Jan. 31 deadline stipulated by the Copenhagen Accord, they have taken care to emphasise that the agreement, reached at the end of the December climate change summit in the Danish capital, has no legal basis.

  5. Q&A: ‘Saving Tigers is Good for Ecosystems, Biodiversity’

    Monday, January 25, 2010

    The first Asian ministerial meeting to protect the tiger, one of the world’s most storied animals, is poised to test a new commitment between government leaders, the World Bank and the global conservationist movement.

  6. CLIMATE CHANGE: After Copenhagen, Back to Basics for BASIC Bloc

    Saturday, January 23, 2010

    As environment ministers from Brazil, South Africa, India and China (BASIC) prepared to meet in the Indian capital on Sunday to draw up a post-Copenhagen strategy, there were great expectations on the role they could play in pushing a consensus on how the world should go about dealing with climate change.

  7. FRANCE: Time to Pay Back Haiti

    Sunday, January 17, 2010

    As thousands of people filled Notre Dame Cathedral here Saturday evening in a special mass for victims of the earthquake in Haiti, the solidarity and sadness reflected the historical ties that bind France to the Caribbean nation.

  8. Q&A: From Simple Anti-War Agenda to Expansive Peace Initiatives

    Friday, January 01, 2010

    Of approximately 170 peace museums that exist around the world, a third are found in Japan.

  9. ECONOMY-BRAZIL: Going Up in the World

    Thursday, December 31, 2009

    Brazil's economic achievements are being enthusiastically recognised abroad as never before. 'Brazil takes off' was the Nov. 12 cover title of the British weekly The Economist.

  10. SRI LANKA: A Nation Struggles to Forget a Tragedy

    Tuesday, December 29, 2009

    Waves hitting a train and carriages half submerged in water. Scores of men, women and children leaping above the water, hands outstretched, bodies strewn all over.

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