SAMOA: Pacific women, youth to benefit from partnerships – UN

SAMOA: Pacific women, youth to benefit from partnerships – UN

UN News Centre 0 Friday, 5 September 2014  (originally published 03 Sept) 3 September 2014 – Women and youth must be seen as partners in development and involved, not just included, in decision-making, according to discussions at the United Nations conference on small island developing states which wraps up Thursday in Samoa. “Girls are getting […]

Dangers for girls without basic sanitation

Dangers for girls without basic sanitation

Barbara Frost, Winnie Byanyima, Corinne Woods and Nick Alipui for Guardian – WNN Improve It (WNN/GDN) London,UNITED KINGDOM, NORTHERN EUROPE: Two teenage girls have been gang-raped and killed after doing what half a billion women and girls are forced to do every day – go outdoors to try to find somewhere discreet to go to […]

Energy is critical to achieving the Millennium Development Goals

Energy is critical to achieving the Millennium Development Goals

Kandeh K. Yumkella – Eco-Business – Tuesday, 10 September 2013 (originally published 06 Sept) In the lead up to the UN General Assembly, the Skoll World Forum partnered with Johnson & Johnson, the United Nations Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to produce an online debate focused on the last 850 days before the MDGs expire in 2015. We asked […]

Biodiversity of marine life is essential to saving species

Biodiversity of marine life is essential to saving species

WNN Earth Watch (WNN/UN) United Nations, New York, N.Y., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Unless greater efforts are made to reverse current trends, the world will run out of freshwater, the United Nations said today marking the International Day for Biological Diversity and urging stronger scientific alliances to understand and protect natural resources. “We live in an […]

Hail the [Maasai land] woman of courage

Hail the [Maasai land] woman of courage

Edward Qorro – Citizen – Tuesday, 23 April 2013 (originally published 14 Apr) When a group of Maasai women donned in their traditional gear streamed into the US embassy conference hall, I thought they were about to unleash a performance. Little did I know that they were here, in full swing, to congratulate one of […]

Indigenous forest peoples worldwide seek greater inclusion

Indigenous forest peoples worldwide seek greater inclusion

WNN Breaking (WNN) Moreton-in-Marsh, ENGLAND: With a combined effort to ensure policies that promote the inclusion of indigenous people worldwide who face corporate development land projects without their consent or cooperation, indigenous groups are calling upon the GIF – Global Environment Facility to help bring better standards and safety to what is often “a rushed […]

CARE offers sustained relief for victims of Cyclone Thane India

CARE offers sustained relief for victims of Cyclone Thane India

WNN Breaking (WNN) Chennai, INDIA: Working with marginalized communities in rural areas over 60 years CARE India, a prominent humanitarian NGO, plans to reach out to 20,000 most vulnerable families in Tamil Nadu’s coastal district of Cuddalore, which was ravaged by the December 30 ‘Cyclone Thane’. “Our aim is to reach out to 20,000 most […]