sustainable development

21.07.2016

Reforestation in Oxapampa: Peru’s Challenges and Priorities

Reforestation in Oxapampa: Peru’s Challenges and Priorities

By Fernando Torres Morán LIMA (IDN) – Oxapampa is a province in the Pasco Region, in the high jungle area of Peru, which is home to the Oxapampa-Asháninka-Yanesha Biosphere Reserve that was recognised by UNESCO in 2010. The reserve houses a number of protected… »

13.07.2016

Latin American Development Depends On Investing In Teenage Girls

Latin American Development Depends On Investing In Teenage Girls

Human Wrongs Watch By Estrella Gutiérrez* CARACAS, 11 July 2016 (IPS) – Latin America’s teenage girls are a crucial force for change and for promoting sustainable development, if the region invests in their rights and… »

21.09.2015

Sustainable development: disarmament must be priority number one on the world’s agenda

Sustainable development: disarmament must be priority number one on the world’s agenda

From the 25th to the 27th of September this year the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 will take place in New York. The event will cover the new agenda to replace the 8 Millennium Development Goals designed to be reached by 2015. The working document carries the title “Transforming… »

21.04.2015

Organized crime in wildlife, gold and timber worth over one billion USD, further fuels conflict in DR Congo

Organized crime in wildlife, gold and timber worth over one billion USD, further fuels conflict in DR Congo

Human Wrongs Watch ‘Experts estimate that 10-30 per cent of this illegal trade (around US$ 72-426 million per annum) goes to transnational organized criminal networks based outside eastern DR Congo.’   Nairobi, 16 April 2015 — Organized crime and the illegal trade in natural resources continues to increasingly fuel the… »

10.11.2014

On International Day, UN Urges Protection of Environment from ‘Ravages of War’

On International Day, UN Urges Protection of Environment from ‘Ravages of War’

Human Wrongs Watch From the contamination of land to the plundering of natural resources, the environment has long been a “silent casualty” of war, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 6 November 2014 affirmed as he warned that the fast-changing dynamic of contemporary conflict required steadfast solutions for… »

10.10.2014

An Additional 1.4 Million Teachers Needed to Achieve Universal Primary Education by 2015

An Additional 1.4 Million Teachers Needed to Achieve Universal Primary Education by 2015

Human Wrongs Watch Investing in teachers is urgently needed to provide the best possible opportunities for millions of children, youth and adults worldwide, the heads of various United Nations agencies on  5 October 2014 said in a joint statement marking World Teachers’ Day.   “An education system is only… »

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