08-03-2017, Oxfam: Gender inequality is one of the oldest and most pervasive forms of inequality in the world. It denies women their voices, devalues their work and make women’s position unequal to men’s, from the household to the national and global levels.
Despite some important progress to change this in recent years, in no country have women achieved economic equality with men, and women are still more likely than men to live in poverty. Continue reading
La sécheresse généralisée dans toute la Corne de l’Afrique menace la subsistance de plus de 17 millions de personnes, a prévenu dimanche l’agence des Nations unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO), évoquant une “urgence humanitaire”. “Une intervention humanitaire immédiate et de grande échelle est indispensable”, a insisté dans un communiqué l’organisation spécialisée basée à Rome. Continue reading
In a statement issued on the eve of the RCEP meeting in Japan (March 3) the PCFS says that any agreement reached will mean the poorest member-countries will suffer.
The PCFS say that RCEP will be a neoliberal trade deal covering 3.5 billion or almost half of the world’s population with a gross domestic product of USD 22.5 trillion, and will strengthen the monopoly control of the biggest agro-corporations within the 10 members of ASEAN, India, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and China and even in the world.
The PCFS adds that the move for a Free Trade Agreement is led by China and will benefit the biggest Chinese capitalists more than any of RCEP member-countries. Read the full statement below: Continue reading
03 March 2017 (IPS) : – Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, former Prime Minister of Togo, has been appointed as the sixth President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialised UN agency and international financial institution that invests in eradicating rural poverty in developing countries around the world. Continue reading
Jason Hickel, 14-01-17: A recent study has found that the flow of money from rich countries to poor countries pales in comparison to the flow that runs in the other direction. Researchers at the US Global Financial Integrity (GFI) and the Norwegian School of Economics have tallied up all the financial resources transferred between rich countries and poor countries each year: not just aid, foreign investment and trade flows, but also non-financial transfers such as debt cancellation, unrequited transfers like workers’ remittances, and unrecorded capital flight (more of this later). Continue reading
12-01-2017: Les progrès réalisés dans la mise en œuvre du Programme d’Action d’Istanbul Les progrès accomplis vers la réalisation des objectifs et cibles du le Programme d’Action d’Istanbul sont mitigés. Au cours de ces cinq dernières années, les progrès des Pays les Moins Développés (PMA) vers la sortie de cette catégorie se sont accélérés, avec 10 PMA étant actuellement engagés dans ce processus de sortie. Continue reading
12-01-2017: Progress in the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action has been mixed. Over the past five years, progress by the LDCs towards graduation from the category accelerated, with 10 LDCs currently in the graduation process. Furthermore, progress has been made towards several goals and targets. Extreme Poverty has seen consistent reduction in LDCs albeit slowly. Continue reading
The Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD) joins movements and communities in Bangladesh in their struggle to stop the Rampal coal-fired power-plant from being built.The United Nations has also requested Bangladesh to stop construction.The proposed Rampal coal-fired power plant is located just 14 kilometres north of the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world, which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue reading