Civil society requests WTO TRIPS Council to extend LDC Transition period at 5 – 6 March meeting

More than 370 civil society organisations (representing millions) from are calling on the WTO TRIPS Council to extend the LDC transition period until a Member ceases to be an LDC in order to improve LDC access to medicines, to educational resources, to environmentally sound technologies (ESTs), and to other public goods and cultural creations and further concerned with farmers’ rights, food security, human flourishing, sustainable and equitable technological and industrial development in Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Continue reading

From Platform to Gateway: where do we stand now as Doha climate talks end?

By Madiba Sillah, 20 December 2012: This year’s COP, the 18th since its birth, held in Doha, Qatar attracted more than 17,000 participants from all over the world that hoped to make progress, on new global climate deal. However, in the final analysis, the meeting ended on a low note. Despite success in the extension of the Kyoto commitment, the UN talks outcome remains insufficient to put the world on track to fight against the rising temperatures that are shifting weather patterns, melting glaciers and raising sea levels; all of them threats to sustainability. Continue reading

6e FORUM SOCIAL AFRICAIN “L’Afrique des Peuples en marche pour un Autre monde de Justice sociale, d’Egalité, de Démocratie et de Paix»

Le Comité Local d’Organisation de la 6e Edition du Forum Social Africain a le réel plaisir de vous faire part de la tenue du 6e Forum Social africain à Kinshasa, du 17 au 20 janvier 2013, sur le site du Jardin Botanique. Vous y êtes cordialement invité !

La participation au Forum Social africain est gratuite et libre ! Les personnes et organisations intéressées sont appelées à se signaler au secrétariat du Forum à l’adresse e-mail forumsocialcongolais@gmail.com ou en appelant au +243990023637. Continue reading

Youth Call for ‘Change of Course’ to Solve Climate Crisis

By Isolda Agazzi

December 11: While world leaders were wrapping up the United Nations conference on climate change (COP 18) in Doha, Qatar this past weekend with the annual vague promise to tackle the enormous crises brought on by extreme weather and global warming, a delegation of youth gathered far from the high-level conference halls to say “no” to advocacy without action. Continue reading

Journée internationale de la jeune fille : en Afrique, 30 millions des filles ne vont pas à l’école

7 octobre 2012A l’occasion de la Journée internationale de la jeune fille qui sera lancée le 11 octobre prochain, Plan Guinée a organisé un déjeuner de presse à Conakry pour expliquer les raisons de cette célébration.  Concomitamment avec cette célébration, Plan international va lancer sa campagne mondiale dénommée « Parce que je suis une fille”.  Continue reading

A new UN aid strategy for Somalia

At the start of October, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, World Food Program and UNICEF conducted a planning mission in Dolow, in Somalia’s southern Gedo region. The mission, which included meeting implementing partners and communities, is one of the many steps toward implementing the three UN agencies’ joint strategy to build resilience in Somalia, explains Elena Pasquini Continue reading