Archive for May 14th, 2019

14/05/2019

Key Lifestyle Choices Can Reduce the Risk of Dementia and Cognitive Decline World Health Organization

Human Wrongs Watch

Key lifestyle choices such as getting regular exercise, not smoking or drinking too much, can reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive decline, the UN health agency said on Tuesday [14 May 2019].

World Bank/Miso Lisanin | An elderly woman rides her bike in Croatia (13 February 2013). New World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines stress the value of regular exercise to prevent the onset of dementia.

In recommendations to counter an expected tripling in the number of people with the degenerative condition in the next 30 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines are designed to help medical professionals and governments to develop national policies.

read more »

14/05/2019

Growing Insecurity in Tripoli Endangers Displaced Civilians and Migrants as Armed Clashes Enter Second Month

Geneva, 14 May 2019 (IOM)*  The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is concerned about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Tripoli and neighbouring areas. 

libya20190514-1

The joint Rapid Response Mechanism launched by IOM, UNFPA, WFP and UNICEF, has reached so far 18,210 individuals with much-needed core relief items. Photo: IOM

According to IOM Libya’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), there are now over 66,000 displaced individuals, approximately 13,310 families, from affected areas in Tripoli since the onset of the armed conflict on 4 April.

read more »

14/05/2019

Defending the Defenders: Tropical Forests in the Front Line

13 May 2019 (UN Environment)*“Climate change is hitting hardest those who have done least to cause it, especially the world’s indigenous peoples from the Arctic to the tropics,” said renowned actor and activist Alec Baldwin speaking at the 18th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York on 23 April 2019.

IRI 3 resized Photo by CIFOR.jpg

Photo by CIFOR | From UN Environment.

Identifying the lack of land rights for indigenous peoples as a major problem, he warned his audience: “If you are serious about fighting climate change, get serious about empowering the people who are protecting the world’s forests.”

read more »

14/05/2019

Globalisation Was Rife in the 16th Century – Clues from Renaissance Paintings

14/05/2019

‘Poor Farmers Can Obtain Significant Economic Gains and Other Benefits Through Easy-to-Implement Disaster Resilient Farming Practices’

Human Wrongs Watch

ROME, 13 May 2019 (FAO)* Poor farmers can obtain significant economic gains and other benefits by implementing modified farming practices aimed at boosting their ability to cope with disasters and natural shocks, according to a new FAO study released today [13 May 2019].

Photo: ©FAO/©FAO/Benedicte Kurzen/NOOR

Women of the association Kawral, Senegal, collecting okra in their garden. The FAO’s One million cisterns for the Sahel project aims to facilitate the introduction of rainwater harvesting and storage systems for vulnerable communities.

read more »

%d bloggers like this: