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Kenya Looks to Lead the Way in Developing the Blue Economy’s Potential

While Africa is bordered by two oceans and two seas, African-owned ships account for a tiny fraction – just over 1 percent – of the world’s shipping. Much of Sierra Leone’s indigenous fishing continues to be carried out by traditional methods ...

Mexico-US migration: What can data tell us?

By International Organization for MigrationNov 15 2018 (IOM) Douglas Massey, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, shares his views on data and migration between the US and Mexico. This interview took place during first International ...

Earth’s Biodiversity: A Pivotal Meeting at a Pivotal Time

Zainab Samo, along with her son and daughter, planting a lemon seedling on her farm in Oan village in Pakistan’s southern desert district of Tharparkar, to fight desert’s advance and for windbreak. Credit: Saleem Shaikh/IPS By Cristiana Pașca ...

Africa Set for a Massive Free Trade Area

(From left) African Union chairperson and president of Rwanda Paul Kagame, president of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou and African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat at the launch of AfCFTA in Kigali in March 2018. Credit: Office of President ...

Reaffirming free trade crucial for summits

By EI SUN OHNov 14 2018 (Manila Times) THE annual summit season beckons again. For several days this month, the leaders of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) and their counterparts from near and far, including the United States and China, ...

Do the bells toll for Rohingyas?

Smoke is seen billowing on the Myanmar border as Rohingya refugees walk on the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal, in Shah Porir Dwip. PHOTO: REUTERS By C R AbrarNov 14 2018 (The Daily Star, Bangladesh) Mid-November ...

Women Make the Voice of Indigenous People Heard in Argentina

Trump’s Anti-Media Rhetoric Resonates Worldwide

Donald J. Trump. Credit: UN Photo/Cia Pak By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 14 2018 (IPS) A former French president once remarked: Never pick a fight with a little kid or the press. The kid will throw the last stone at you and the press will have the ...

Q&A: All Sustainable Development Goals Relate in Some Way to the Oceans

Peter Thomson, the United Nation’s Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean. Credit: UNDP / Freya Morales By Carmen ArroyoUNITED NATIONS, Nov 14 2018 (IPS) When Peter Thomson, the United Nation’s Secretary General’s Special Envoy for ...

Bangladesh’s Largest Job Site, UN Migration Agency Partner to Combat Unethical Recruitment Practices

IOM and Bdjobs.com officials sign a Memorandum of Understanding to better inform overseas job seekers. Photo: IOM By International Organization for MigrationDHAKA, Bangladesh, Nov 13 2018 (IOM) The UN Migration Agency (IOM) is partnering with Bangladesh’s ...
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