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Dec 10, 2017 2:49 PM ET EMIRATOS: Bibliotecas para niños árabes de comunidades desfavorecidas iCrowdNewswire - Dec 10, 2017 - SHARJAH,,8 nov (WAM) - El Consejo de Medios de Sharjah de Emiratos Árabes Unidos adoptó cinco bibliotecas para niños árabes de comunidades desfavorecidas en el marco de su proyecto “Adopte una biblioteca”, lanzado por la Fundación Kalimat para el Empoderamiento de Niños, que coincidió con el Día Mundial del Libro.. (more...)

Dec 10, 2017 2:47 PM ET Food Sovereignty as a Pillar of Self-Determination iCrowdNewswire - Dec 10, 2017 - By Brooke Takala   Brooke Takala describes herself as a mother, a PhD candidate at the University of the South Pacific, and co-coordinator of an Enewetak NGO called Elimon?dik Climate change has serious implications for agriculture and food security. Credit: FAO/L. Dematteis SUVA, Fiji, Dec 8 2017 (IPS) - A. (more...)

Dec 10, 2017 2:45 PM ET UAE: Arabian Oryx Given Another Chance at Life in the Wild iCrowdNewswire - Dec 10, 2017 - ABU DHABI,Nov 24 (WAM) - Around 200 kilometres away from the hustle and bustle of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) city of Abu Dhabi, 14 Arabian Oryx have been given another chance at life in the wild. The Oryx were released into the Qasr Al Sarab Protected Area, as part. (more...)

Dec 10, 2017 2:42 PM ET Despite Progress, Gay & Abortion Rights Face Threats in Latin America iCrowdNewswire - Dec 10, 2017 - By Gillian Kane   Gillian Kane is a senior policy advisor for Ipas, an international women's reproductive health and rights organisation. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) pride march. Credit: OHCHR/Joseph Smida SUVA, Fiji, Dec 7 2017 (IPS) - Cancun, Mexico, of white sand beaches and spring break-style nightlife,. (more...)

Dec 10, 2017 2:39 PM ET UAE: A Perfect Global Model of Tolerance iCrowdNewswire - Dec 10, 2017 - ABU DHABI,Nov 16 (WAM) - As the world marks International Day for Tolerance on Thursday, one nation stands apart as a glorious example for unity in diversity and a perfect model for peaceful coexistence, equality and cultural diversity: the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The UAE is one of the most. (more...)

Dec 10, 2017 2:37 PM ET UAE: ADFD Signs MoU to Support Development Programmes in Colombia iCrowdNewswire - Dec 10, 2017 - ABU DHABI,Nov 14 (WAM) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the Colombian Presidential Agency of International Cooperation, APC-Colombia, yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding which stipulates that the ADFD will offer AED165 million, or US$45 million, as a grant from the Abu Dhabi. (more...)

Dec 10, 2017 2:36 PM ET Are Rising Seas, Coastal Erosion & Powerful Storms a Wave of the Future for Small Island Nations? iCrowdNewswire - Dec 10, 2017 - By Thalif Deen     The Maldives. Credit: UNDP UNITED NATIONS, Dec 8 2017 (IPS) - The 44-member Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) represents some of the world’s most vulnerable island nations fighting a virtually losing battle against rising sea levels triggered by global warming and climate change. A. (more...)

Dec 10, 2017 2:35 PM ET Rohingya Refugees: The Woes of Women (Part Two) iCrowdNewswire - Dec 10, 2017 - By Sohara Mehroze Shachi   In this special series of reports, IPS journalists travel to the border region between Bangladesh and Myanmar to speak with Rohingya refugees, humanitarian workers and officials about the still-unfolding human rights and health crises facing this long-marginalized and persecuted community. A Rohingya woman and her. (more...)

Dec 10, 2017 2:33 PM ET UAE: Sharjah Media Council Adopts Five Libraries for Arab Children in Disadvantaged Communities iCrowdNewswire - Dec 10, 2017 - SHARJAH,Nov 8 (WAM) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sharjah Media Council (SMC) has adopted five libraries for Arab children in disadvantaged communities as part of the "Adopt a Library" project launched by the Kalimat Foundation for Children's Empowerment, coinciding with World Book Day. The move stems from the SMC’s. (more...)

Dec 10, 2017 2:30 PM ET UAE: Egypt Praises Sharjah Ruler’s Initiative for Delivering 354 Egyptian Artefacts iCrowdNewswire - Dec 10, 2017 - CAIRO,Nov 6 (WAM) - Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has extended thanks and appreciation to Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, one of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), for delivering 354 artefacts that were seized and confiscated by the customs authorities at Sharjah. (more...)

Dec 10, 2017 2:25 PM ET GULF: GCC Secretary General Denounces Qatari Media Attack iCrowdNewswire - Dec 10, 2017 - RIYADH,Nov 1 (WAM) - Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), has expressed his condemnation of what he termed the "irresponsible media attacks" carried out by some Qatari news outlets toward the GCC and its Secretary-General, describing it as an unjust campaign that has. (more...)

Dec 10, 2017 2:19 PM ET UAE: ERC Answers Appeal of Elderly Yemeni Woman, Provides for Her Basic Needs iCrowdNewswire - Dec 10, 2017 - ADEN,Nov 20 (WAM) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) humanitarian aid authority Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has provided urgent relief assistance to a suffering elderly Yemeni woman from Dar Saad, Aden, who lacks the basic living requirements, is unable to provide food for herself and her family, and is threatened. (more...)

Dec 10, 2017 2:16 PM ET UAE: ERC Distributes Winter Supplies to Syrian Refugees in Jordan iCrowdNewswire - Dec 10, 2017 - AL HALLABAT,Nov 24 (WAM) - Hamad Juma Al Nuaimi, Deputy Director of the Jordan-United Arab Emirates (UAE) refugee camp in Mrajeeb Al Fhood, has supervised the distribution of winter supplies to a number of Syrian refugee families living in 'random' tents in Jordan. "We have visited our brothers, the Syrian. (more...)

Dec 10, 2017 2:14 PM ET UAE: Renewable Energy Training Programme for Pacific Island Countries Launched iCrowdNewswire - Dec 10, 2017 - ABU DHABI,Nov 27 (WAM) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) has launched a two-year renewable energy training programme for Pacific Island countries financed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid. The training is being led. (more...)

Dec 10, 2017 2:11 PM ET UAE: Average Marriage Age Standing at 27 for Emirati Males, 24 for Females iCrowdNewswire - Dec 10, 2017 - ABU DHABI,Nov 20 (WAM) - The average age of marriage for United Arab Emirates (UAE) males in Abu Dhabi stood at 27.2 years and at 24.2 years for females in 2016, according to a Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) report, released recently. A total of 5,892 marriage contracts were. (more...)

Dec 10, 2017 2:08 PM ET UAE: 10th Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Camel Race Festival Begins in Jordan’s Wadi Rum iCrowdNewswire - Dec 10, 2017 - AMMAN,Nov 3 (WAM) - The 10th Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Camel Race Festival started yesterday morning in Disah in Wadi Rum, Jordan, with the participation of around 550 Jordanian camels, after the first elimination round. The festival was organised by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Camel Racing Federation,. (more...)

Dec 8, 2017 11:13 AM ET Rohingya Refugees: The Woes of Women – Part One iCrowdNewswire - Dec 8, 2017 - By Sohara Mehroze Shachi   In this special series of reports, IPS journalists travel to the border region between Bangladesh and Myanmar to speak with Rohingya refugees, humanitarian workers and officials about the still-unfolding human rights and health crises facing this long-marginalized and persecuted community. Rohingya women of Balukhali camp. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 6:53 PM ET “Migrants Deserve Dignity” says CIVICUS While Trump Pulls out of Proposed Migrant Compact iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 - By Pascal Laureyn     Hundreds of refugees and migrants aboard a fishing boat moments before being rescued by the Italian Navy as part of their Mare Nostrum operation in June 2014. Credit: The Italian Coastguard/Massimo Sestini SUVA Fiji, Dec 6 2017 (IPS) - Continuing his “America First” approach, President. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 6:10 PM ET Are Rising Attacks On Human Rights Defenders The ‘New Normal’? iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 - By Mandeep Tiwana   Mandeep Tiwana is Chief Programmes Officer for the global civil society alliance, CIVICUS SUVA, Fiji, Dec 4 2017 (IPS) - At CIVICUS, a global civil society alliance working to strengthen citizen participation, we receive bad news of attacks on compatriots every day. In the past few. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 2:15 PM ET Pacific Communities Building Resilience in the Face of Climate Change iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 - By Simon Bradshaw, Climate Change Specialist, Oxfam Australia   SUVA, Fiji, Nov 8 2017 (IPS) - In the Pacific, climate change is an ever-present threat, undermining human rights, livelihoods, and security. Pacific Islanders are working with courage and resolve to build the resilience of their communities and to catalyse international. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 2:06 PM ET ‘Sparks of Hope’ in a Time of Fear iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 - By Tharanga Yakupitiyage   UNITED NATIONS, Dec 1 2017 (IPS) - Out of 300 nominations from across the globe, just four have won an innovation award for their commitment to human rights. Now in its 12th year, the Nelson Mandala-Graça Machel Innovation Awards seeks to celebrate and promote diverse individuals. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 1:59 PM ET Fiji Civil Society Meeting to Focus on Pacific Islands Under Threat iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 - By Thalif Deen   UNITED NATIONS, Nov 30 2017 (IPS) - The 57 small island developing states (SIDS), including 20 described as territories which are non-UN members, are some of the world’s most vulnerable – both economically and environmentally. The United Nations says their vulnerabilities are due primarily to their. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 1:48 PM ET Rohingya Exodus Is a “Major Global Humanitarian Emergency” iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 - By Naimul Haq   IPS Correspondent Naimul Haq interviews WILLIAM LACY SWING, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) IOM Director General William Lacy Swing (right) visits Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. Photo courtesy of IOM DHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 5 2017 (IPS) - In less than four months,. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 12:55 PM ET Post-Nuclear Nightmares Still Linger Over Pacific Islands iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 - By Thalif Deen     An atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the United States at Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands, on 1 November 1952. Credit: US Government UNITED NATIONS, Dec 7 2017 (IPS) - The Pacific islands have long remained victims of nuclear crimes – but the perpetrators, three of the. (more...)

Dec 7, 2017 12:54 PM ET Rohingya Refugees Face Fresh Ordeal in Crowded Camps iCrowdNewswire - Dec 7, 2017 - By Naimul Haq   In this special series of reports, IPS journalists travel to the border region between Bangladesh and Myanmar to speak with Rohingya refugees, humanitarian workers and officials about the still-unfolding human rights and health crises facing this long-marginalized and persecuted community. A group of Rohingya children emerge. (more...)

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