‘Inna de Yard’ Delves into the ‘Soul’ of Jamaica — Global Issues

Inna de Yard, a documentary about reggae music, opened across Germany on Jun. 20. Courtesy: Inna de Yard by A. D. McKenzie (kingston/paris) Monday, June 24, 2019 Inter Press Service KINGSTON/PARIS, Jun 24 (IPS) – Dogs barking in the distance. Birds chirping nearby. A man walking through the mist, surrounded by lush vegetation. A distinctive

Ecuador in Frontline to Address Climate Change — Global Issues

Matilde Mordt by Matilde Mordt (quito, ecuador) Wednesday, June 05, 2019 Inter Press Service QUITO, Ecuador, Jun 05 (IPS) – Matilde Mordt is UNDP Resident Representative in EcuadorAs the UN commemorates World Environment Day, UNDP would like to take this opportunity to commend Ecuador’s efforts to address climate change and its commitment to raising its

The Lasting Effects of Storms in the Caribbean — Global Issues

Luis Felipe López-Calva by Luis Felipe Lopez-Calva (united nations) Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Apr 24 (IPS) – Luis Felipe Lopez-Calva is UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and the CaribbeanSustainability is constitutive of the concept of development. Just as economist Amartya Sen has argued that there

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

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

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