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NPT Meet Draws Thousands of Anti-Nukes Activists

Posted on 04 May 2010 by editor

Conference on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Opens in New York. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

By Anna Shen

UNITED NATIONS, May 3, 2010 (IPS) – Japanese women in kimonos carrying signs urging “No More Hiroshima”, an 80-year-old grandmother, and 18 mayors from around the world were just some of the almost 15,000 people who marched in New York City Sunday to rally for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

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Forests Not for Absorbing Carbon, Say Activists

Posted on 28 April 2010 by editor

U.S. native American leader Tom Goldtooth. Credit: Franz Chávez/IPS

By Franz Chávez*

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia, Apr 27, 2010 (Tierramérica) – The UN-led global initiative to use forest conservation as a way to offset greenhouse gas emissions heated things up at the people’s summit against climate change in Bolivia. In the end, the participants reached a consensus – and rejected the plan.
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RIGHTS: Women More Educated, Not More Equal

Posted on 01 March 2010 by editor

Students in school in Quibdó, capital of Chocó province, Colombia. Credit:Jesús Abad Colorado/IPS

By Mario Osava *

RIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 1, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – When it comes to female education rates, progress has been made around the world, and in many countries girls and young women have outnumbered and outperformed boys and men at all levels of schooling for decades. Nevertheless, these advances have yet to translate into greater equity in employment, politics and social relations.
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WORLD AT A CROSSROADS

Posted on 14 February 2010 by admin

Kumi Naidoo

By Kumi Naidoo (*)

AMSTERDAM, Feb (IPS) As the new Executive Director of Greenpeace International I am often asked what changes I plan to make for the
organisation. The response I give is one which I believe applies to Civil Society as a whole: I would like us to become even more inclusive in our
membership, even more united with other groups in our work, even more determined in talking truth to power, and even more active all around the
globe. Many of our world’s most important international infrastructures are in shambles, which has both contributed to and exacerbated the current series
of manmade crises: food crisis, oil crisis, poverty crisis, and, of course, the climate crisis.
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THE WORLD MUST BUILD A CULTURE OF PEACE

Posted on 25 January 2010 by editor

Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider

By Anwarul Chowdhury (*)

NEW YORK, Jan (IPS) On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, in December 1998, a group of civil society organisations launched a global campaign for the universal recognition of the human right to peace. They called upon all “to prevent violence, intolerance, and injustice in our countries and societies in order to overcome the cult of war and to build a Culture of Peace”.

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MIDEAST: Civil Society Takes On Israeli Settlements

Posted on 22 January 2010 by editor

Palestinian primary school students in Rafah. Credit: Mohammed Omer/IPS

By Jerrold Kessell and Pierre Klochendler

JERUSALEM, Jan 21, 2010 (IPS) – Salam Fayyad turned civil society activist this week. In Salfit, on the West Bank, the Palestinian prime minister threw onto a giant bonfire goods made in Israeli settlements.
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