Bangladesh Can Be Leprosy-Free Before 2030 Prime Minister Tells National Zero Leprosy Conference

Mr Yohei Sasakawa, chairman of the Nippon Foundation and Sasakawa Health Foundation and WHO Goodwill ambassador. Credit : Crystal Orderson / IPS By Rafiqul Islam and Crystal OrdersonDHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 11 2019 – Leprosy is not a ...

Why Africa is Seeking Special Considerations on Climate Finance

From left to right: Augustine Njamnshi an environmental legal expert, Tosi Mpanu Mpanu, a negotiator from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Mohammed Nasr, the the African Group of Negotiators (AGN) Chair. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS By ...

A Reflect on Why the Current Case Against Myanmar in ICJ Is Crucial

A Rohingya woman and her child at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Kamrul Hasan/IPS By IPS UN BureauNEW YORK, Dec 11 2019 – Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived at the Hague to defend Myanmar at the International Court ...

Coordinated Global Action Is the Best Way to Control the Fall Armyworm Pest

Fall Armyworm larva feeding and damaging maize plant. Credit: FAO By Rémi Nono WomdimROME, Dec 11 2019 – Dealing with transboundary pests is tricky at the best of times. Standards, practices, capacity levels and engagement vary across ...

Taking Bangladesh to Zero-Leprosy, One New Case at a Time

Sandhya Mandal – a community health worker working on leprosy in Meherpur district of Bangladesh. Credit: Stella Paul / IPS By Stella PaulDHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 11 2019 – Sandhya Mandal has never felt so vindicated. For the past ...

Nippon Foundation Announces US$ 2m Support for the Education of Rohingya Children in Bangladesh

Chairman of The Nippon Foundation Yohei Sasakawa and BRAC Executive Director Asif Saleh announcing $2 million partnership. Credit: Rafiqul Islam / IPS By Rafiqul IslamDHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 11 2019 – In the light of limited access to ...

Aung San Suu Kyi Defends Myanmar from Accusations of Genocide, at Top UN Court

Aung San Suu Kyi appears at the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) on 11 December 2019. Credit: ICJ/Frank van Beek By External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Dec 11 2019 – Myanmar will have “no tolerance” for human rights abuses committed ...

Building Momentum to Hold Companies to Account

Children pan for gold along the Bosigon River in Malaya, Camarines Norte, the Philippines. © 2015 Mark Z. Saludes for Human Rights Watch By Komala Ramachandra and Juliane KippenbergWASHINGTON DC, Dec 11 2019 – Millions of adults and ...

Climate Financing Being Undermined by Rich Nations, NGOs Charge

Credit: UN University By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Dec 11 2019 – The successful battle against climate change – which has triggered a rash of natural disasters, including floods, droughts and rising sea levels— will be predicated ...

Bangladesh Can Be Leprosy-Free by 2030 Says Leprosy Activist

By Crystal OrdersonDHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 11 2019 – Despite its efforts to eliminate leprosy as a public health threat, Bangladesh’s leprosy burden ranks fourth-highest in the world. Four thousand new cases are detected annually ...