Public-Private Partnerships Fad Fails

After the failure and abuses of privatization became apparent, public-private partnerships have since been promoted ostensibly to mobilize private finance for the public purpose. In all too many cases, PPPs have socialized costs and losses ...

Rohingya Repatriation: Many twists and turns but no solution in sight yet

Amir Ali, a Rohingya violinist who was a member of a wedding band of the northern Rakhine State of Myanmar, attends a weekly prayer event to play the violin at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, March 7, 2019. PHOTO: REUTERS/MOHAMMAD ...

Partnerships to Promote Equality for LGBTI People

Credit: UNDP Dominican Republic By Inka MattilaSANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, May 21 2019 – As states and civil society organizations are increasingly acting to address stigma, discrimination and human rights violations targeting ...

“We need to move beyond mere tolerance and towards empathy to truly celebrate cultural diversity,” says the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, May 21 2019 (IPS-Partners) On the occasion of the 2019 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, commemorated annually on 21 May, the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement ...

Emovis wins Utah’s Road Usage Charging for Alternative Fuel Vehicles Project

NEW YORK, May 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The State of Utah officially announced the award of its Road Usage Charge for Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) project to emovis. AFVs eligible for Utah's program include gas hybrid, plug–in ...

Long Life to Their Majesties, the Bees!

Credit: UNDP-Guatemala/Carolina Trutmann By Baher KamalMADRID, May 20 2019 – Amazingly organised social communities, bees ensure food chain. ‘Bee’ grateful to them… at least on their World Day! While the (surprisingly) still called ...

Siemplify Closes $30M in Series C Financing

NEW YORK and TEL AVIV, Israel, May 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Siemplify, the leading independent provider of security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR), today announced that it has secured $30 million in Series C funding ...

UN’s Mandate to Protect Human Rights Takes Another Hit

By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, May 20 2019 – The UN’s longstanding mandate to promote and protect human rights worldwide –- undermined recently by right-wing nationalist governments and authoritarian regimes – has taken another hit. The ...

Does God Hate Women? A Bangladeshi Murder Case

Credit: Jason Beaubien/NPR By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, May 20 2019 – On 6 April, nineteen-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi was by a fellow student brought to the roof of their school. She told Nusrat that a friend of hers was beaten up ...

Cyclones and Struggling Economy Could Impact Mozambique’s Elections

Cyclone Idai made landfall on Mar. 14 and 15, in Mozambique’s Sofala, Manica and Zambézia provinces. It was followed by Cyclone Kenneth on Apr. 25 which affected the northern province of Cabo Delgado. Recent data from the World Food Programme ...