2017/1/27 Click here for the online version of this IPS newsletter   

Farmer Field Schools Help Women Lead on Climate Change
Sally Nyakanyanga

Discussions around climate change have largely ignored how men and women are affected by climate change differently, instead choosing to highlight the extreme and unpredictable weather patterns or decreases in agricultural productivity. Women constitute 56 percent of Ugandan farmers and provide ... MORE > >

Ecuador Revives Campaign for UN Tax Body
Thalif Deen

The Republic of Ecuador, currently chair of the largest single coalition of developing countries at the United Nations, is reviving a longstanding campaign for the creation of an inter-governmental UN tax body and the elimination of tax havens and illicit financial flows. Practicing what it ... MORE > >

Protecting the Rights of Women Migrant Workers
Prasad Kariyawasam

International migration is a complex phenomenon dealing with overlapping issues relating to the human rights of migrants, mixed migration flows, international protection, smuggling and trafficking, as well as other push and pull factors affecting migration. But, the need of the hour is a ... MORE > >

Decades-Old U.S. Sanctions on Sudan Lifted
Tharanga Yakupitiyage

Among his final actions, President Obama lifted U.S. sanctions against Sudan, a move welcomed by some. On January 13, the Obama administration announced its change to the 20-year old policy, stating that it is “easing” comprehensive unilateral sanctions on Sudan. Idriss JazairyThe UN ... MORE > >


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