Posted on 20 January 2011 by editor
Students at Motshane Primary School, Mbabane. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi/IPS
MBABANE, Jan 19, 2011 (IPS) – The new school year opened with hope – and hunger – in Swaziland this week: an estimated 140,000 orphans and vulnerable children are among the small, eager faces in the mountain kingdom’s classrooms. Poverty and the AIDS pandemic threaten to make an early mark on the next generation.
Posted on 08 December 2010 by editor
Via Campesina march. Credit:Diana Cariboni/IPS
By Diana Cariboni *
CANCÃN, MÃ©xico, Dec 8, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva**) – The short-cuts that the United Nations system is offering companies to profit from strategies against global warming were the target of loud protests on the Day of Action for Climate Justice.
Posted on 28 July 2010 by editor
Sam Worthington. Credit:Courtesy of InterAction
Aprille Muscara interviews SAM WORTHINGTON, president and CEO of InterAction
UNITED NATIONS, Jul 26, 2010 (IPS) – InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S.-based NGOs, with over 190 members. Its head, Sam Worthington, spoke recently with IPS about the role of NGOs in Haiti, the U.S. and throughout the world.
Posted on 15 June 2010 by editor
A civil society representative participates in a panel discussion on the progress achieved in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG's) entitled: "How do we build on results achieved and speed up progress towards universal access by 2010: Moving on to reach the Millennium Development Goals by 2015." Credit: UN Photo/Jenny Rockett
By Amanda Bransford
UNITED NATIONS, Jun 15, 2010 (IPS) – As a major high-level meeting on the Millennium Development Goals approaches at U.N. headquarters in September, anti- poverty and human rights activists are stepping up efforts to have their voices heard. Continue Reading