UNESCO chief denounces murder of Honduran cameraman

UN News - UNESCO chief denounces murder of Honduran cameraman

30 October 2013 – The head of the United Nations agency defending press freedom today denounced the murder of Honduran cameraman Manuel Murillo Varela, who was found shot dead last week in the capital city of Tegucigalpa.“Such acts must not go unpunished,” stressed Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural More...

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Brazil in Reverse
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, October 14th, 2013
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Brazil in Reverse

Traffic on São Paulo’s busy Avenida 23 de Maio. Credit: Photostock/IPS RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 11 2013 (IPS) – In the last five years, Brazil has joined the ranks of the world’s big polluters, whose main More...

Netanyahu to Obama: Don't be naive about Iran
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, September 30th, 2013
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Netanyahu to Obama: Don’t be naive about Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in the US today with an unenviable task: arguing that President Obama should be skeptical of Iran’s intentions, even as the world cheers its extraordinary More...

Canada: Experts call for concrete measures to protect health care facilities in conflicts
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, September 30th, 2013
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Canada: Experts call for concrete measures to protect health care facilities in conflicts

Geneva/Ottawa (ICRC). More can and must be done to protect hospitals and clinics in conflict-ridden countries, such as Syria, Somalia and the Central African Republic, where fighting has wreaked havoc on health More...

Optimism for US-Iran deal peaks: 5 things to watch for
By IntDevCommunities On Saturday, September 28th, 2013
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Optimism for US-Iran deal peaks: 5 things to watch for

After 17 months of fruitless high-level nuclear talks with Iran, the nation’s new president is raising hopes of big change, swiftly. “Nuclear weapons … have no place in Iran’s security and More...

Five reasons Seattle is becoming ground zero in the global debate over GM foods |
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
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Five reasons Seattle is becoming ground zero in the global debate over GM foods |

  Seattle, and the state of Washington in general, is shaping up to become ground zero in the increasingly heated global debate over the use of genetically modified GM foods. Here are five reasons why: Initiative More...

In Rio de Janeiro’s favelas, a new online tool tackles violence against women and girls
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, September 16th, 2013
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In Rio de Janeiro’s favelas, a new online tool tackles violence against women and girls

UN-Habitat studies show that women in urban areas are twice as likely as men to suffer some form of violence, especially in developing countries. Violence is a daily reality that disproportionately affects women More...

U.S. Debates Climate Impact of Development Investments
By IntDevCommunities On Saturday, September 14th, 2013
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U.S. Debates Climate Impact of Development Investments

  WASHINGTON, Sep 13 2013 (IPS) – A debate is heating up here over the extent to which U.S. government-facilitated private-sector development investments should be required to take into account how those More...

U.S. Report of GE Alfalfa Contamination Was “Inevitable”
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, September 13th, 2013
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U.S. Report of GE Alfalfa Contamination Was “Inevitable”

WASHINGTON, Sep 13 2013 (IPS) – With state and federal government agencies investigating a U.S. farmer’s complaint that his alfalfa crop may have been contaminated by a genetically modified strain, consumer More...

Neonatal Alliance Locks in on Largest Contributor to Under-5 Death in Latin America and the Caribbean
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
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Neonatal Alliance Locks in on Largest Contributor to Under-5 Death in Latin America and the Caribbean

Mother and child. Photo credit: MCHIP This blog is part of a series to coincide with A Promise Renewed in the Americas: ”Reducing Inequalities in Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health Summit“ during September More...


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