Aug 23, 2017 7:10 AM ET PVBLIC Foundation to announce our Leadership Council honourees for the 2017 Media for Social Impact Summit! iCrowdNewswire - Aug 23, 2017 - The Media for Social Impact Summit Leadership Council is composed of  prestigious thought-leaders, representing different branches of media, and is one of the highest honours awarded by the social sector for the media and technology industries.   The 2017 Media for Social Impact Summit provides a platform for the media and technology industries to join this common global effort to impact the world through their. (more...)

Aug 16, 2017 6:00 PM ET The Fourth Annual Media For Social Impact Summit Encourages Media Leaders to Promote the Use of Media for Social Change iCrowdNewswire - Aug 16, 2017 - PVBLIC Foundation and the United Nations Office for Partnerships will host the fourth annual Media for Social Impact Summit, on September 14th, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. This year’s summit will unite 200 top media executives to foster intelligent conversation about the power of media to. (more...)

Aug 16, 2017 7:45 AM ET Minamata Convention, Curbing Mercury Use, is Now Legally Binding iCrowdNewswire - Aug 16, 2017 - Informal gold mining is one of the main sources of mercury contamination. An artisanal gold miner in El Corpus, Choluteca along the Pacific ocean in Honduras. Credit: Thelma Mejía/IPS. ROME, Aug 16 2017 (IPS) - The Minamata Convention — a legally-binding landmark treaty, described as the first new environmental agreement. (more...)

Aug 16, 2017 7:12 AM ET Yemen: African Migrants Beaten, Starved, Sexually Violated by Criminal Groups iCrowdNewswire - Aug 16, 2017 - By Baher Kamal Map of the Horn of Africa. Source: United Nations, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Cartographic Section. Public Domain ROME, Aug 14 2017 (IPS) - African migrants who arrive on Yemen’s shores –that’s if they are not forced into the sea to drown—risk to fall in the hands of criminal networks. (more...)

Aug 16, 2017 7:11 AM ET Women Build Rural Infrastructure in Bangladesh iCrowdNewswire - Aug 16, 2017 - By Shahiduzzaman Women laborers engage in a development project in Bangladesh. Credit: LGED DHAKA, Aug 13 2017 (IPS) - Breaking all the social barriers and taboos, poor women in Bangladesh are now engaged in rural development works across the country as labourers. The Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) of Bangladesh initiated the. (more...)

Aug 13, 2017 11:13 AM ET Smugglers Throw Hundreds of African Migrants Off Boats Headed to Yemen iCrowdNewswire - Aug 13, 2017 - By IPS World Desk     IOM staff assists Somali and Ethiopian migrants who were forced into the sea by smugglers. Credit: UN Migration Agency (IOM) ROME, Aug 11 2017 (IPS) - A total of 300 migrants have reportedly been forced from boats over the past two days by smugglers. (more...)

Aug 11, 2017 6:49 AM ET Jordan Makes Strides Toward Inclusive Green Economy iCrowdNewswire - Aug 11, 2017 - By Safa Khasawneh     Safa Khasawneh interviews the Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Dr. Frank Rijsberman. Credit: Safa Khasawneh/IPS AMMAN, Aug 10 2017 (IPS) - Jordan may be one of the smallest economies in the Middle East, but it has high ambitions for inclusive green growth and sustainable. (more...)

Aug 8, 2017 6:20 AM ET Can the Gender Gap Be Measured in Dollars Only? iCrowdNewswire - Aug 8, 2017 - By Baher Kamal     FAO Gender and Climate Change Programme. Credit: FAO ROME, Aug 7 2017 (IPS) - Until a decade or so ago, experts and world organisations measured the impact of natural and man-made disasters in terms of human losses. For instance, they would inform about the number. (more...)

Aug 7, 2017 11:58 AM ET Migrants Crossing US-Mexico Border Dying at Faster Rate. More Deaths in Mediterranean iCrowdNewswire - Aug 7, 2017 - By IPS World Desk   ROME, Aug 7 2017 (IPS) - While the number of migrants deaths in the Mediterranean Sea has so far in 2017 exceeded 2,350 victims for the fourth consecutive year, migrants crossing the United States-Mexico border are dying at a faster rate in 2017 than in. (more...)

Aug 7, 2017 3:48 AM ET The Uae Will Gladly Share Its Pro-tolerance Strategy with the World: Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi iCrowdNewswire - Aug 7, 2017 - By WAM     Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, the first woman to hold a ministerial post in the UAE. CPC Photo ABU DHABI, Aug 7 2017 (WAM) - As global cooperation on combating extremism picks up pace, more governments are turning to each other for. (more...)

Aug 2, 2017 5:12 PM ET Last Mile Connectivity to Bangladesh’s Impoverished North iCrowdNewswire - Aug 2, 2017 - By Mahfuzur Rahman     The Dharala River of Kurigram District. It is the poorest district of the country with 67.3 per cent of the population living below the poverty line. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/3.0 DHAKA, Jul 31 2017 (IPS) - Life for Bangladesh’s rural people, particularly in its remote north,. (more...)

Aug 2, 2017 7:05 AM ET Collectively Managing South Asia’s Stressed Water Resources iCrowdNewswire - Aug 2, 2017 - By Rafiqul Islam     Ethnic women collect drinking water from a water plant in Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh. Credit: Rafiqul Islam/IPS DHAKA, Aug 1 2017 (IPS) - Experts and policymakers here say regional cooperation is a must to resolve long-standing water problems in South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan,. (more...)

Aug 1, 2017 8:59 AM ET Can Economic Growth Be Really Green? iCrowdNewswire - Aug 1, 2017 - By IPS World Desk     Credit: GGGI ROME/SEOUL, Jul 27 2017 (IPS) - The answer to this big question is apparently “yes” – Economic growth can be really green. How? The facts are there. For instance, in 2016, solar power became the cheapest form of energy in 58 lower. (more...)

Jul 31, 2017 1:30 AM ET US Lags Far Behind in Banning Dental Health Hazard iCrowdNewswire - Jul 31, 2017 - By Thalif Deen     Example of mercury use in the healthcare sector. From left to right: Mercury Sphygmomanometer, Dental Amalgam and a Fever Thermometer. Credit: UNDP UNITED NATIONS, Jul 31 2017 (IPS) - The United States is lagging far behind its Western allies – and perhaps most of the. (more...)

Jul 31, 2017 12:37 AM ET No Access to Justice for Migrant Workers in South-East Asia iCrowdNewswire - Jul 31, 2017 - By IPS World Desk     Migrant workers, like these in northern Thailand, often work in high-risk sectors, such as construction. The ILO works to strengthen national occupational safety and health systems to improve protection of migrant workers. Credit: ILO/John Hulme ROME, Jul 28 2017 (IPS) - Access to justice. (more...)

Jul 31, 2017 12:33 AM ET African Migrant Women Face “Shocking Sexual Abuse” on Journey to Europe iCrowdNewswire - Jul 31, 2017 - By IPS World Desk     IOM staff Italy, meeting with a migrant. Credit: UN Migration Ageny (IOM) 2017 ROME, Jul 28 2017 (IPS) - Up to 80 per cent of Nigerian migrant women and girls arriving on Europe’s shores in Italy could potentially be sex trafficking victims, spotlighting the. (more...)

Jul 31, 2017 12:24 AM ET Value of Water Is on the Rise iCrowdNewswire - Jul 31, 2017 - By Rafiqul Islam      A woman carries a container of drinking water in the coastal area of Bangladesh. Credit: Rafiqul Islam/IPS DHAKA, Jul 28 2017 (IPS) - In the wake of recent water-related disasters in Bangladesh, including water-logging and floods that displaced thousands of families, a high-level consultation in. (more...)

Jul 27, 2017 12:28 PM ET Can Economic Growth Be Really Green? iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2017 - Credit: GGGI ROME/SEOUL, Jul 27 2017 (IPS) - The answer to this big question is apparently “yes” – Economic growth can be really green. How? The facts are there. For instance, in 2016, solar power became the cheapest form of energy in 58 lower income countries, including China India and Brazil. In. (more...)

Jul 26, 2017 7:00 AM ET Fragile X Syndrome Pipeline Market Insight Report of Company Profiles H1 2017 iCrowdNewswire - Jul 26, 2017 - The Fragile X Syndrome Pipeline Review, H1 2017 report discusses the key companies involved in Therapeutics development and drug profiles in process. The Fragile X Syndrome Pipeline report finds and recognizes significant and varied types of therapeutics under development for Fragile X Syndrome (Genetic Disorders). Pharmaceutical and Healthcare latest pipeline. (more...)

Jul 22, 2017 9:36 PM ET Drought Pushes 1 in 3 Somalis to a Hunger Knife-Edge iCrowdNewswire - Jul 22, 2017 - By Baher Kamal   This story is part of special IPS coverage of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, observed on June 17.   FAO massive famine-prevention campaign in Somalia--12 million animals treated so far against livestock diseases and illness. Credit: FAO ROME, Jun 15 2017 (IPS) -. (more...)

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