Archive for ‘The Peoples’

21/09/2020

Statement for International Day of Peace, 21 Sep 2020

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By  Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate – TRANSCEND Media Service*

In Coleraine, Derry, Northern Ireland, at an event going viral focusing on conflict textiles depicting the costs of war.

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Many thanks for your kind invitation to send a message of Peace on the International Day of Peace.  I am sorry I cannot be with you in person as I would have liked to greet you all, but please know that I am with you in spirit, wherever you are today.

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21/09/2020

‘This Year, It Has Been Clearer than Ever that We Are Not Each Other’s Enemies’ – International Day of Peace

Members of the audience at a performance put on by the youth theatre project

PHOTO:UN Photo/Marco Dormino | Members of the audience at a performance put on by a communal youth theatre project to promote peace and reconciliation in Gao, Mali (2014). UN Photo/Marco Dormino
21/09/2020

Activist Turns Adversity into a Fresh Start for Refugee Women

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By Catherine Wachiaya in Nairobi, Kenya and Yonna Tukundane in Nakivale, Uganda*

Congolese rights activist Sabuni Francoise Chikunda is the regional winner for Africa for the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for her work with fellow refugees in Uganda.  |  Français

5f50e9aa2Congolese rights activist Sabuni Francoise Chikunda is the Nansen Refugee Award regional winner for Africa. © UNHCR/Esther Ruth Mbabazi

Activist Sabuni Francoise Chikunda has touched many lives in the three years since she arrived at Uganda’s Nakivale refugee settlement.

21 September 2020 (UNHCR)* — To the children at the reception centre, the 49-year-old with a ready smile is a dedicated English teacher.

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21/09/2020

Chile: Mapuche People Reject Sale of Ancestral Territory

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The paradisiac island is the property of Paul Fontaine and Rodrigo Danús, who is the nephew of Pinochet’s former economy minister and ally General Luis Danús Covian.

Aerial view os Guafo Island. Aerial view os Guafo Island. | Photo: @pyz30

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“We are asking the government to consider returning [the island],” said the leader of Indigenous communities Lafkenche de Quellón, Cristian Chiguay.
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20/09/2020

Why Are Indonesian Fishing Crews Dying?

20/09/2020

Uncertain Future for Migrant Workers, in a Post-Pandemic World

19 September 2020 (UN News)* — The COVID-19 pandemic has largely put a freeze on migration. But will the movement of people recover once the current crisis is over? In an interview with UN News, Gary Rynhart, a senior official at the UN labour agency, ILO, explains why a return to “normal” is unlikely, and migrants will probably face a very different job market.
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IOM/Benjamin Suomela | Burmese migrant worker in Bangkok, Thailand.
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20/09/2020

Critical Underfunding Exacerbated by COVID-19 Pushing Millions of Displaced People to the Edge

20/09/2020

After 75 Years, UN Claims 50:50 Gender Parity, But Falls Short of Its Ultimate Goals

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UNITED NATIONS, Sep 18 2020 (IPS)* – When the United Nations was dominated by men, holding some of the highest positions in the staff hierarchy, women staffers were overwhelmingly administrative secretaries seen pounding on their Remington typewriters seated outside their bosses’ enclosed offices.

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While women have come a long way since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action nearly 25 years ago, they still lag behind on virtually every Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). Credit: UN Women, India

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20/09/2020

Brazil: Indigenous People Demand Land Demarcation Against COVID

During the pandemic, several communities entered lockdown to avoid bringing in the virus.

Members of the Kayapos ethnic group block the B3-163 highway as a protest against the scarce health resources assigned to them, against the Ferrogrão railroad, in Novo Progresso, Pará. August, 2020.

Members of the Kayapos ethnic group block the B3-163 highway as a protest against the scarce health resources assigned to them, against the Ferrogrão railroad, in Novo Progresso, Pará. August, 2020. | Photo: EFE

18 September 2020 (teleSUR)* — Brazil Indigenous Missionary Council (Cimi) said on Friday that the lack of demarcation of Indigenous territory promotes an increase of COVID-19 cases among native communities.

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20/09/2020

“My Land Is My Life”


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Promoting equal access to land and livelihoods in Lebanon

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Afaf Qaddouh has taken advantage of an FAO project in Lebanon designed to make land more productive and improve land management practices. ©FAO/Ralph Azar

18 September 2020 (FAO)* — Afaf Qaddouh had assisted her father in working their land in Zawtar El Sharkiyeh in the South of Lebanon ever since she was a little girl. When he passed away, it became hers. She didn’t know then how important this land would become to her.

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