image Feb 16, 2017 6:30 PM ET Pakistan: Fear of Education iCrowdNewswire - Feb 16, 2017 - There are two prevailing mindsets that could account for the staggered growth of female education in Pakistan: that which thinks of education as an asset, and the other which views it as a threat. (more...)

Feb 16, 2017 10:20 AM ET The Algerian Emir Who Set a Protection of Prisoners Code in 1842 iCrowdNewswire - Feb 16, 2017 - By IPS World Desk Abdelkader saving Christians during the Druze/Christian strife of 1860. Painting by Jean Baptiste Huysmans. Public Domain ROME / OXFORD, UK, Feb 15 2017 (IPS) - As far back as the 1830s, Algerian Emir Abd el Qader el Jazairy was known for having introduced, among others, rules. (more...)

image Feb 15, 2017 5:22 PM ET Avi Does The Holy Land – A Borat meets Broad City satirical web-series set in the most contentious state in the Middle East iCrowdNewswire - Feb 15, 2017 - Avi Does the Holy Land is a satirical web series that blurs the boundaries between documentary and narrative. The series centers around the exploits of Avi, a fictional blogger who moves to Israel and starts her own vlog. (more...)

Feb 15, 2017 3:55 PM ET ROMA: La comida contaminada enferma a 700 millones de personas al año iCrowdNewswire - Feb 15, 2017 - Parecería la versión moderna y sin fin de las siete plagas de Egipto: vaca loca, gripe aviar, pescado contaminado con plomo, gripe porcina y langosta del desierto, la más peligrosa de las plagas migratorias, por no mencionar a la roya agresiva, que pone en riesgo a los cultivos de trigo en tres continentes. Pero hay más. (more...)

Feb 14, 2017 10:29 AM ET Mistrust Hindering Global Solutions, says Secretary General iCrowdNewswire - Feb 14, 2017 - By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UNITED NATIONS, Feb 13 2017 (IPS) - The global lack of confidence and trust is undermining the ability to solve the world’s complex problems, said UN Secretary-General during an international conference.   UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Credit: UN Photo The 5th Annual World Government Summit (WGS), hosted. (more...)

image Feb 13, 2017 1:45 PM ET NEW YORK: Supporting Local Organisations: A Syrian Perspective iCrowdNewswire - Feb 13, 2017 - Just 0.2 percent of humanitarian funding goes directly to local and national NGOs, according to a major UN review of humanitarian financing published ahead of the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit. Yet nearly one year after the summit, little has changed. International donors continue to overlook organisations with local roots and local knowledge, despite their often much lower operating costs. (more...)

Feb 13, 2017 12:37 PM ET Dubai Ruler Warns Against Economic Isolation at Summit Meeting iCrowdNewswire - Feb 13, 2017 - By Razeena Raheem ROME, Feb 13 2017 (IPS) - Speaking at the opening of the two-day World Government Summit in Dubai, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said economic openness is a ground reality.   Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid. (more...)

Feb 13, 2017 12:00 PM ET GENEVA: New Mandate for LGBTI Rights at the UN iCrowdNewswire - Feb 13, 2017 - The first-ever independent UN expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Thai lawyer Vivit Muntarbhorn, has already begun the process of open and transparent consultations with individuals, social organizations and States, although some of them still object to the mandate. (more...)

image Feb 13, 2017 10:30 AM ET KUALA LUMPUR: Major Crisis, Minor Reforms iCrowdNewswire - Feb 13, 2017 - The 2008-2009 financial breakdown, precipitated by the US housing mortgage crisis, has triggered an extended stagnation in the developed economies, initially postponed in much of the developing world by high primary commodity prices until 2014. Yet, the financial crisis and protracted economic slowdown since has not led to profound changes in the conventional wisdom or policy prescriptions, especially at the international level, despite global economic integration since the 1980s. (more...)

Feb 13, 2017 9:00 AM ET ROME: Every Year 700 Million People Fall Ill from Contaminated Food iCrowdNewswire - Feb 13, 2017 - It may sound like an endless tale of modern seven plagues: mad cows, avian flu, led-poisoned fish, swine fever, desert locusts being the most dangerous of migratory pests, let alone new, aggressive rust threatening entire wheat crops in three continents, just to mention a few. Now it is about contaminated food that every year causes illness to 1 in 10 people around the world – or around 700 million – killing 420,000 people as a result. (more...)

image Feb 13, 2017 8:00 AM ET ROMA/GINEBRA: Terrible vacío instaló una crisis mundial iCrowdNewswire - Feb 13, 2017 - “El mundo está en crisis, y lo que no es menos importante, debido a que las élites gobernantes se distanciaron de las necesidades y de las aspiraciones de la gente. El sentimiento de haber quedado atrás hizo que se revelaran contra la gobernanza estratificada de sus países”, alertan especialistas. (more...)

image Feb 13, 2017 7:30 AM ET Pakistan: Growth & Job Generation iCrowdNewswire - Feb 13, 2017 - Pakistan needs to generate millions of new jobs a year if it wants to absorb the young people who are currently looking to join the workforce. And it will need to continue creating an even larger number of new jobs every year, for at least a couple of decades, since we are still going through a demographic transition and are adding more young people to the population than there are people exiting the workforce. Female participation rates in the labour force continue to be quite low. If more women were to come into the workforce as they should, we will need even more jobs. (more...)

Feb 12, 2017 10:47 PM ET Every Year 700 Million People Fall Ill from Contaminated Food iCrowdNewswire - Feb 12, 2017 - By Baher Kamal Farmers inspect rice seeds in Sierra Leone. Photo: FAO ROME, Feb 11 2017 (IPS) - It may sound like an endless tale of modern seven plagues: mad cows, avian flu, led-poisoned fish, swine fever, desert locusts being the most dangerous of migratory pests, let alone new, aggressive. (more...)

Feb 12, 2017 10:43 PM ET FIDA 2017 – Place aux femmes dans le développement rural iCrowdNewswire - Feb 12, 2017 - Par Mario Osava et Baher Kamal Mario Osava et Baher Kamal interviewent JOSEFINA STUBBS, candidate au poste de présidente du Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA) BRASILIA, 6 février 2017 (IPS) - Josefina Stubbs, de la République dominicaine, peut devenir la première femme à présider le Fonds international de développement. (more...)

Feb 12, 2017 10:42 PM ET Dubai Global Centre of Green Economy in UAE’s Vision 2021 iCrowdNewswire - Feb 12, 2017 - By Razeena Raheem ROME, Feb 9 2017 (IPS) - When former UN Secretary-General Ban K-moon was in Abu Dhabi for the World Future Energy Summit last year, he singled out the key role played by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in “safeguarding the future of our planet” by showcasing clean,. (more...)

image Feb 12, 2017 4:30 PM ET Pakistan: Redistribute or Not? iCrowdNewswire - Feb 12, 2017 - The subject of income inequality, once pushed to the margins of economics by more attractive offerings such as economic growth, has experienced a spectacular turnaround. (more...)

image Feb 12, 2017 11:00 AM ET Bangladesh: What the Rest of the World Can Do iCrowdNewswire - Feb 12, 2017 - Although President Trump has only been in office for less than a month, it is already becoming clear how he intends to carry out implementing his campaign pledges and who he is appointing in his cabinet. It is therefore possible to assess some likely actions and policies on climate change based on his campaign statements and also some of his advisers’ statements and most importantly from his own Twitter statements. (more...)

image Feb 10, 2017 12:45 PM ET ROME: Dubai Global Centre of Green Economy in UAE’s Vision 2021 iCrowdNewswire - Feb 10, 2017 - When former UN Secretary-General Ban K-moon was in Abu Dhabi for the World Future Energy Summit last year, he singled out the key role played by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in “safeguarding the future of our planet” by showcasing clean, sustainable energy — a centre piece of the UN’s post-2015 development agenda. (more...)

Feb 10, 2017 9:00 AM ET ROME/GENEVA: A Dire Vacuum in a World in Crisis iCrowdNewswire - Feb 10, 2017 - “The world is in a crisis, not least because governing élites have estranged themselves from the needs and aspirations of ordinary people. This sense of being left behind has lead the latter to rebel against their country’s stratified governance,” warns a Geneva-based human rights and dialogue centre. (more...)

image Feb 9, 2017 3:36 PM ET Lebanon: Mahdi – A loan of $1,500 helps to buy carpet and redecorate his coffee shop so that he can attract more customers. iCrowdNewswire - Feb 9, 2017 - Mahdi is a 23-year-old single man who is doing a good job of managing his coffee shop in order to cover his needs and expenses. He is a hard worker and an ambitious man who is trying hard to develop his business. (more...)

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