Arts, Featured, Gender, Gender Identity, Headlines, Human Rights, LGBTQ A scene from the film Rafiki, which was banned in Kenya. Photo courtesy of the Cannes press office. CANNES, France, May 19 2018 (IPS) – The usual big-name American and British directors were absent this year from the Cannes Film FestivalRead More →

Migration & Refugees, TerraViva United Nations Vetiver grass, stored in floating bamboo holders, is being planted by IOM and partners to reduce soil erosion in Cox’s Bazar refugee camps. Credit: IOM/Fiona MacGregor COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, May 18 2018 (IOM) – Over two million vetiver grass plants have been distributed byRead More →

Armed Conflicts, Civil Society, Featured, Global Geopolitics, Headlines, Human Rights, Middle East & North Africa, TerraViva United Nations | Opinion Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is UN High Commissioner for Human Rights  Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, addressing a Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council on the deteriorating human rightsRead More →

Active Citizens, Civil Society, Democracy, Development & Aid, Editors’ Choice, Education, Headlines, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Latin America & the Caribbean, Population, Poverty & SDGs, Regional Categories Indigenous children from the mountains of Oaxaca, in the southwest of Mexico listen in the town of Guelatao to the education reform proposalRead More →

Climate Change, Development & Aid, Editors’ Choice, Environment, Featured, Global, Global Governance, Headlines, Human Rights, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, Migration & Refugees, Poverty & SDGs, Regional Categories Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), spoke at a conference in Buenos Aires,Read More →

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) May 17 2018 (GGGI) – What: GGGI, in partnership with the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and the Government of Rwanda will host a side event during the 53rd Annual Meeting of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Busan, Republic of Korea.Read More →

Africa, Aid, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Combating Desertification and Drought, Development & Aid, Energy, Environment, Featured, Food & Agriculture, Green Economy, Headlines, Natural Resources, Poverty & SDGs, TerraViva United Nations, Water & Sanitation, Women & Climate Change Kenyan farmer Veronicah Ngau shows off her young six-week old maize crops inside (left)Read More →

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) SEOUL, May 17 2018 (GGGI) – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in 2017, helped mobilize over half a billion USD for green investments that aim to support developing countries and emerging economies transition toward environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive economic growth. According to theRead More →