“China is the only country that promised not to use nuclear weapons first”

“China is the only country that promised not to use nuclear weapons first”

With the permission of the interviewee we publish here an interview with RIA Novosti.  The original article can be found on their website here. Alice Slater, New York Director of t ...

Children want the elimination of violence to be a priority in the post 2015  development agenda

Children want the elimination of violence to be a priority in the post 2015 development agenda

SRSG launches review of consultations with children across regions. More than 800.000 children were involved in the numerous consultations held across the world on the future susta ...

Worldwide, a Trillion Single-use Plastic Bags Are Used Each Year, Nearly 2 Million Each Minute

Worldwide, a Trillion Single-use Plastic Bags Are Used Each Year, Nearly 2 Million Each Minute

  Human Wrongs Watch By Earth Policy Institute*, 16 October 2014 — Worldwide, a trillion single-use plastic bags are used each year, nearly 2 million each minute. The amount o ...

It’s the Food, Stupid!

It’s the Food, Stupid!

  Human Wrongs Watch By Greenpeace*, 16 October 2014 — Food is taste and nourishment. Food is family and culture. Food is science, art and religion. Food is life. The real pro ...

“Eradicating Poverty Goes ‘Hand in Hand’ with Biodiversity Protection”

“Eradicating Poverty Goes ‘Hand in Hand’ with Biodiversity Protection”

  Human Wrongs Watch The protection of biodiversity is directly related to the eradication of poverty and stimulation of economic growth, senior United Nations officials on 15 ...

Role of Rural Women, Key for Required Economic, Environmental and Social Changes

Role of Rural Women, Key for Required Economic, Environmental and Social Changes

Human Wrongs Watch This week, UN Women marks three UN observances that reflect women’s key role in development, beginning with International Day for Rural Women on 15 October, Worl ...

Nine Out of Ten of the World’s 570 Million Farms Are Managed by Families

Nine Out of Ten of the World’s 570 Million Farms Are Managed by Families

Human Wrongs Watch Rome, 16 October  2014 — Nine out of ten of the world’s 570 million farms are managed by families, making the family farm the predominant of agriculture, and con ...

Philippines: poverty reflects failure of government not the person

Seven years ago, my first cousin, 22-year –old Maricel Mahinay, died from an illness aggravated by severe malnutrition. She was three months pregnant. Her death came two years after her first child had also died from a malnutrition related illness. By Danilo Reyes - Asian Human R more ...

October 20, 2014

We Need Medical Boots on the Ground Now

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan The headlines shift hourly between Ebola and ISIS. The question is often asked, “Should we put boots on the ground?” The answer is yes — but not in the Middle East. We need tens of thousands of boots on the ground dealing with Ebola: boots of doc more ...

October 20, 2014

Turning fear into power — an interview with unarmed peacekeeper Linda Sartor

Stephanie Van Hook for Waging Nonviolence Linda Sartor is not afraid to die. Dedicated to nonviolence, she spent 10 years after September 11, 2001 traveling to conflict zones throughout the world as an unarmed peacekeeper, with roles ranging from protective accompaniment to direc more ...

October 20, 2014

Unasur is creating a “bank of prices for medicines” and a roadmap to produce them in the region

The General Secretary of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur in Spanish), Ernesto Samper, and the director of the South American Institute of Governance in Health (ISAGS), José Gomes Temporao signed these two commitments. The implementation of these commitments that were more ...

October 18, 2014

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