Le Forum Social Mondial Tunis 2013 se déroulera du 26 au 30 mars

L’implication active des mouvements, associations, syndicats, collectifs et réseaux de Tunisie, du Maghreb, du Machrek, d’Afrique subsaharienne, des Amériques, d’Europe et du reste du Monde permet d’augurer d’un Forum réussi, populaire et dynamique. Plus de 4000 organisations er réseaux se sont déjà inscrites proposant 1500 activités. Continue reading

World Social Forum – 26-30 March 2013

The World Social Forum DIgnity-Karama will take place in Tunis, 26 30 March 2013. The active involvement of movements, organizations, trade unions, platforms and networks from Tunisia, Maghreb, Machrek, Sub-saharan African, Americas, Europe and from all over the world allows us to hope for a successful, popular and dynamic Forum. Continue reading

Women Struggle for a Place in the Pacific

SYDNEY, Feb 28 2013 (IPS) – Women face greater odds in achieving equal political representation in the Pacific Islands than in any other region of the world, holding just 3% of seats in national parliaments, compared to 20% in Sub-Saharan Africa and 18.5% in South East Asia.

After the first Pacific Women’s Parliamentary Partnerships Forum in Sydney, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, the longest serving female parliamentarian in the Pacific region, spoke about the challenges of gaining political office and some of the measures being pursued to redress the stark imbalance. Continue reading

Coastal Wetlands Highly Vulnerable to Sea-Level Rise

Susmita Dasgupta , Feb 2013

A recent investigation on the potential Sea-level rise from climate change  indicates a rise in sea levels of just one meter could destroy more than 60 percent of the developing world’s coastal wetlands currently found at one meter or less elevation. Such a rise would lead to economic losses of around $630 million per year. Continue reading

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

Sénégal: Dr Amadou Tidiane Diba – « Une échéance déterminante »

Hamadou Sagne, 28 Fevrier 2013

Les élections locales de 2014 vont constituer une échéance déterminante, car elles constitueront une sorte de baromètre de la présidentielle de 2017. C’est la conviction du Dr Amadou Tidiane Diba, responsable Apr. Il a bien voulu faire, pour nous, le point sur l’évolution du parti dans ce département de la région de Thiès Continue reading