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A Treaty to End Corporate Immunity?

Claimant Eric Dooh shows the crude oil that has damaged the banks of the creek through his village in Ogoniland, Nigeria. By Hans WetzelsUNITED NATIONS, Apr 25 2019 – When Ecuadorean diplomat Luis Gallegos first proposed a “Binding Treaty on ...

Women and Girls “Preyed on as the Spoils of War”

A young girl whose family fled the Boko Haram insurgency stands in front of a tent in a camp for internally displaced persons in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Boko Haram has abducted thousands of girls and forced them into unwanted marriages and enslavement. ...

More dry years ahead for South-East Asia

New UN-ASEAN study reveals slow but devastating impacts of drought in the region By PRESS RELEASEMANDALAY, Myanmar, Apr 24 2019 (IPS-Partners) (ESCAP news) – Future scenarios of drought in many parts of South-East Asia may become even more frequent ...

After the Rain: The Lasting Effects of Storms in the Caribbean

By Luis Felipe López-CalvaUNITED NATIONS, Apr 24 2019 – Sustainability is constitutive of the concept of development. Just as economist Amartya Sen has argued that there is no point in discussing the relationship between development and democracy, ...

At the initiative of the Geneva Centre, a coalition of NGOs will organize on 9 May an Emergency Assembly on the rise of global racism and the implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA)

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, Apr 24 2019 (IPS-Partners) A panel debate will be organized by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue – a think tank holding special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council –, ...

Russia’s First Female Central Bank Governor in a Challenging Job

Photo: Courtesy of the Central Bank of Russia By Olga StankovaWASHINGTON DC, Apr 24 2019 – Within a few short months after taking up her post as governor of the Central Bank of Russia in 2013, Elvira Nabiullina faced a growing economic crisis ...

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Enhances Customer Support in Africa and the Middle East with Relocation of its Q Series Aircraft Regional Support Team

Customer support team for the Q Series Aircraft Program will be located alongside longstanding customer South African Express Airways and close to O.R. Tambo International Airport Customer support team for the CRJ Series Aircraft Program will continue ...

Privatization Promotes Collusion and Corruption

Privatization is expected by many to promote competition and eliminate corruption. In practice, the converse has been true as privatization beneficiaries have successfully colluded and engaged in new types of corruption to maximize their own gains. By ...

Lost in the Cyberworld? The Enigmatic Mr Assange

By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Apr 23 2019 – Trump´s electoral success was preceded by a rise of chauvinistic politics in most of Europe, paired with electoral triumphs of far-right candidates in several other countries. A development accompanied ...

Against All Odds, Indigenous Villages Generate Their Own Energy in Guatemala

Diego Matom, a member of the Ixil indigenous community, poses happily with his family, surrounded by fresh loaves of bread which were baked thanks to community electricity generation, which has given his business a big boost, in the 31 de Mayo village ...
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