INIMÕIGUSTEST MAAILMAS

Caribbean Scientists Work to Limit Climate Impact on Marine Environment

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 28 (IPS) - Caribbean scientists say fishermen are already seeing the effects of climate change, so for a dozen or so years they've been designing systems and strategies to reduce the impacts on the industry.Read the full story…

Climate-Smart Agriculture – From Tanzania to Vietnam

ROME, Apr 28 (IPS) - As part of efforts to move towards "climate-smart" agriculture, several countries have shared In a meeting in Rome new experiences on how to produce food in ways that help farmers cope with the impacts of climate change and to r…

The UN Needs to Bring Parliamentarians on Board

BERLIN, Apr 28 (IPS) - In pursuit of the Agenda 2030 the UN is playing an increasingly important role. Its Charter was declared in the name of "We, the Peoples." Elected representatives, however, who are interested in the affairs of the UN and its e…

Multilateralism, Key Element in Promoting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

MEXICO CITY, Apr 28 (IPS) - The end of last year and the start of the current one were marked by major changes and enormous uncertainties, although there were also some notable advances and great opportunities, both at the global level and for Latin…

20 Million People Could ‘Starve to Death’ in Next Six Months

ROME, Apr 28 (IPS) - Urgent action is needed to save the lives of people facing famine in North Eastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN leading food and agriculture agency's chief on April 28 warned. "If nothing is done, some 20 mill…

Marching for a Green and Just Future

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 28 (IPS) - People around the world will be banding together to fight one of the world's most pressing problems: climate change.Read the full story, “Marching for a Green and Just Future”, on globalissues.org →…

Philippines: Release and Protect “Secret Jail” Detainees

(New York) – The Philippine government should immediately release the alleged drug suspects unlawfully detained in a Manila police station “secret jail,” and ensure their protection after release, Human Right Watch said today. The official Comm…

Kenya Is Doing Its Part to Battle Drought, We Must Too

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 28 (IPS) - After three years of drought and failed harvests, Kenya is in the grip of a national crisis. All eyes are on neighbouring Somalia and South Sudan – where the needs are indeed greater and more acute – but we must no…

Thailand: Draft Media Law Threatens News Reporting

(New York) – The Thai government should immediately withdraw the latest draft law that seeks to tighten control of news reporting in Thailand, Human Rights Watch said today. The Media Reform Committee at the National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA)…

How was Saudi Arabia Voted onto a UN Women's Panel? - Human Rights Watch

How was Saudi Arabia Voted onto a UN Women's Panel?Human Rights WatchSaudi Arabia has made marginal improvements on women's rights in recent years, primarily in employment and access to higher education, but such changes have been hindered…

UN Counter-Terrorism Reform : a hasty process will favor authoritarian States rather than effective restructuring

(New-York) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is set to complete his first major reform of the peace and security architecture by creating an Office of Counter-Terrorism (OCT) to be headed by an Under-Secretary-General (USG). While FID…

Enhancing rights awareness through the arts

Language English 28/04/2017As part of the Agency’s efforts to explore how to raise awareness of human rights through the arts, the Director hosted a small gathering of experts from the worlds of arts and rights as well as Vienna-based diplomats…

E.U. Deal With Turkey Legitimizes Far Right in Europe: Christopoulos

- Opinions

Hong Kong: Opposition Legislators and Activists Arrested for Protests

Press ReleasesHong Kong: Opposition Legislators and Activists Arrested for ProtestsApril 28, 2017In response to Hong Kong authorities’ arrests of two pro-independence legislators and nine pro-democracy activists for “illegal assembly” and “pu…

First Generation LGBT+ Activism School to Take Place in Serbia

Civil Right Defenders is proud to announce the first School of LGBT+ Activism aimed at improving the position of the LGBT community through educating future human rights defenders so they can actively support the advancement of LGBT people in Serbia.

Historic Court Ruling: Swedish State Guilty of Ethnic Registration

Swedish State is guilty of ethnic discrimination according to ruling in Svea Court of Appeal today, 28 April 2017. Civil Rights Defenders wins the case and holds the State accountable for the police register of Swedish Roma citizens. In todays histor…

Bahrain: Wave of summons and travel bans targeting several human rights defenders and political activists

BHR 001 / 0417 / OBS 047 Judicial harassment / Restriction to freedom of movement Bahrain April 28, 2017 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests y…

(Svenska) Civil Rights Defenders söker två trainees till den juridiska avdelningen

(Svenska) Civil Rights Defenders söker två (2) trainees med stor potential till den juridiska avdelningen hos Civil Rights Defenders i Stockholm för att arbeta med mänskliga rättigheter i Sverige och internationellt. Genom Gerald Nagler Human Ri…

Vietnam: Blogger “Mother Mushroom” Spends 200th Day in Detention

Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh was arrested and detained on 10 October 2016 for allegedly conducting “Anti-state propaganda”. 200 days have passed and she continues to be denied any contact with her family and lawyer. Popularly known un…

China human rights lawyer Li Heping given suspended jail term - BBC News

BBC NewsChina human rights lawyer Li Heping given suspended jail termBBC NewsOne of China's best-known human rights lawyers has been given a three-year suspended jail term for subverting state power. Li Heping was sentenced in a closed-doors tri…