An Indigenous Nation Battles for Land and Justice in Bolivia — Global Issues

by Franz Chavez (la paz) Tuesday, April 02, 2019 Inter Press Service LA PAZ, Apr 02 (IPS) – The ancient Qhara Qhara nation began a battle against the State of Bolivia in defence of its rich ancestral lands, in an open challenge to a government that came to power in 2006 on a platform founded

Deported Salvadoran Women Pin Their Hopes on Poultry Production — Global Issues

by Edgardo Ayala Friday, February 08, 2019 Inter Press Service Feb 08 (IPS) – Salvadoran farmer Lorena Mejía opens an incubator and monitors the temperature of the eggs, which will soon provide her with more birds and eggs as the chickens hatch and grow up. Poultry production is giving hope for deported migrants who make

<em>Venezuela</em> <br> <br>Alea Jacta ! — Global Issues

by Idriss Jazairy (geneva) Monday, February 04, 2019 Inter Press Service GENEVA, Feb 04 (IPS) – Idriss Jazairy Special Rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Council on the Adverse Impact of Unilateral Coercive MeasuresThe count down towards a tragic outcome in Venezuela has started. All outside powers express what they say is a shared concern

The Crackdown on Venezuela’s Protests Is Brutal — Global Issues

by Humberto Marquez (caracas) Friday, February 01, 2019 Inter Press Service CARACAS, Feb 01 (IPS) – The protests in Venezuela demanding an end to the presidency of Nicolás Maduro in the last 10 days of January, whose soundtrack was the sound of banging on pots and pans in working-class neighbourhoods, had a high human cost:

Making Communities Drought Resilient — Global Issues

by Desmond Brown (georgetown) Friday, February 01, 2019 Inter Press Service GEORGETOWN, Feb 01 (IPS) – The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD’s) Drought Initiative is in full swing with dozens of countries signing up to plan their drought programme. United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD’s) is focusing more on a drought preparedness

Mexican Village Wants to Turn Thermoelectric Plant into Solar Panel Factory — Global Issues

by Emilio Godoy (yecapixtla, mexico) Friday, February 01, 2019 Inter Press Service YECAPIXTLA, Mexico, Feb 01 (IPS) – Social organisations in the central Mexican municipality of Yecapixtla managed to halt the construction of a large thermoelectric plant in the town and are now designing a project to convert the installation into a solar panel factory,

Gender Gap Made Worse by Land Degradation — Global Issues

by Desmond Brown (georgetown) Thursday, January 31, 2019 Inter Press Service GEORGETOWN, Jan 31 (IPS) – In parts of the world where the gender gap is already wide, land degradation places women and girls at even greater risk. Hazel Halley-Burnett, head of Women Across Differences in Guyana (left); and Ruth Spencer, GEF Focal Point for

Billions of Dollars Available for Reducing and Reversing Land Degradation — Global Issues

by Desmond Brown (georgetown) Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Inter Press Service GEORGETOWN, Jan 30 (IPS) – The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has debunked the notion that there is no funding available for countries to prevent, reduce or reverse land degradation. When St. Vincent was hit hard by flooding and landslides in recent

The Silent, Invisible Crisis Destabilising Communities Could be a Subject of Hope — Global Issues

by Desmond Brown (georgetown) Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Inter Press Service GEORGETOWN, Jan 29 (IPS) – New data show that globally two billion hectares of land—roughly twice the size of China—have been degraded. And of this amount, 500 million hectares are abandoned agricultural lands.  Zainab Samo, along with her son and daughter, planting a lemon

Desertification, Land Degradation and Climate Change Go Hand in Hand — Global Issues

by Desmond Brown (georgetown) Monday, January 28, 2019 Inter Press Service GEORGETOWN, Jan 28 (IPS) – The link between desertification, land degradation and climate change is among several issues occupying the attention of the 197 Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) for the next three days. The planet is losing 12

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