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Statement by HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal and Idriss Jazairy* following the terrorist attacks in New Zealand, March 15th 2019

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, Mar 18 2019 (IPS-Partners) Words cannot express adequately the pain and anguish we feel at the heinous attacks in New Zealand. We share the anguish of our fellow Muslims at those who have orchestrated such diabolical carnage in ...

Climate Strike: Hundreds of Thousands Unite for the Planet’s Future

Thousands of youth gather in Rome on Friday, Mar. 15, to join the climate strike, a global movement that aims to make governments and institutions aware of taking serious steps to implement the Paris Agreements and save the planet. Credit: Maged Srour/IPS By ...

VIDEO: “People Affected by Leprosy Suffer Severe Discrimination”

By Fabiana FrayssinetRÍO DE JANEIRO, Mar 15 2019 – “More than 50 countries in the world have discriminatory laws against people affected by Hansen’s disease. There is also a lot of discrimination in the public administration…and in society,” ...

Becoming Drought Resilient: Why African Farmers Must Consider Drought Tolerant Crops

A farmer in Woliyta area of Ethiopia experiences higher yields of taro since adopting disease-resistant and drought tolerant seed varieties. Credit: Ed McKenna/IPS By Esther NgumbiILLINOIS, United States, Mar 15 2019 – The latest UN Food and Agriculture ...

Women Take the Lead Tackling Climate Change in Bangladesh

Due to the saline water in the Khulna region, people suffer from a lack of pure drinking water. Shila Bawali and Suchitra Biswas set up a committee run by women to help the community. The purified water, generated by the reverse osmosis plant, will be ...

Three Takeaways from Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico

By Mark BakerSOUTH CAROLINA, USA, Mar 15 2019 – Those of us working in disaster relief know what to expect when a hurricane or earthquake strikes with devastating fury. We know that safe water, food, and shelter will be the most immediate needs ...

The Geneva Centre strongly condemns New Zealand terrorist attacks

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, Mar 15 2019 (IPS-Partners) (Geneva Centre) – The Executive Director of the Geneva Centre Ambassador Idriss Jazairy has strongly condemned the two terrorist attacks killing at least 40 people today in Christchurch, New Zealand. The ...

The Geneva Centre presents oral statements on the UPR outcomes of Saudi Arabia and Jordan

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, Mar 15 2019 (IPS-Partners) (Geneva Centre) – At the 40th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Geneva Centre presented on 14 March statements with regard to Saudi Arabia and Jordan. In its statement on Saudi Arabia, ...

Scholar Questions ‘Techie’ Approach to Dealing with Climate Change

Kishan Kumarsingh, lead negotiator for Trinidad and Tobago on climate change. Credit: Jewel Fraser/IPS By Jewel FraserPORT OF SPAIN, Mar 15 2019 – Trinidad and Tobago unveiled its monitoring, reporting and verification system in mid-March with ...

People Affected by Leprosy in Latin America Unite for Their Rights and Their Voice

Family photo of part of the 111 participants in the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen’s Disease, on the steps of the Morisco Palace, the headquarters of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, which ...
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