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12.09.2016 IDN InDepthNews

People key to Ecuador’s Sustainable Development Goals

People key to Ecuador’s Sustainable Development Goals

Viewpoint by Nelsy Lizarazo, for InDepthNews. I visited to San Pablo 15 years ago and it was clearly the poorest neighbourhood of Portoviejo, the regional capital of Manabí Province. Then, there was no drinking water. Families could not even imagine the possibility of free basic education for all, and secondary… »

26.08.2016 Pía Figueroa

Peace Boat to Visit New York City: October 20-21

Peace Boat to Visit New York City: October 20-21

This fall, the world’s largest passenger ship sailing around the world for peace, sustainability and innovation is coming to New York City for two days as part of Peace Boat’s 92nd Global Voyage for Peace. An award-winning international non-profit organization, Peace Boat is currently developing an “Ecoship”- the world’s first… »

23.08.2016 IDN InDepthNews

August 29 reminds of the UN’s unfinished agenda

August 29 reminds of the UN’s unfinished agenda

By Ramesh Jaura for InDepthNews. For the seventh year in succession, the world would commemorate on August 29 the International Day against Nuclear Tests, which would coincide with the 25th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test site the central Asian republic of Kazakhstan inherited from the Soviet… »

19.08.2016 Deutsche Welle

Doctors Without Borders evacuating hospital staff from Yemen

Doctors Without Borders evacuating hospital staff from Yemen

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said it was evacuating its staff from Yemen following an air strike that killed 19 people at a clinic. The Saudi-led coalition expressed regret and proposed a meeting with the charity. MSF said it was withdrawing its staff from hospitals it supports in volatile northern… »

22.07.2016 Deutsche Welle

Germany, UN push for new Syria peace talks

Germany, UN push for new Syria peace talks

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier and UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura are attempting to reinvigorate peace talks between warring factions in Syria. A new round of talks could begin as early as August. “The current situation in Syria is anything but satisfactory,” said German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in… »

14.07.2016 IDN InDepthNews

UN Agenda 2030: Civil Society Holds Governments Accountable

UN Agenda 2030: Civil Society Holds Governments Accountable

By J Nastranis for In Depth News. As the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development started its first review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) July 11-20, civil society coalitions from around the world brought to New York their own… »

29.05.2016 Human Wrongs Watch

Seeds of Suicide

Seeds of Suicide

Human Wrongs Watch By Vandana Shiva* | Asian Age 19 May 2016 – May 22 has been declared International Biodiversity Day by the United Nations. It gives us an opportunity to become aware of the rich biodiversity that has been evolved by our farmers as co-creators with nature. It… »

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