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Former Child Labourer, now Lawyer, Passes Light of Freedom to Others

Amar Lai, a former child labourer, is now a human rights lawyer and a trustee of the 100 Million Campaign. He was saved from child labour by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi who identified ...

Debt Distress in Africa: Problems and Ways Forward

Food insecurity is affecting millions of people in Burkina Faso. Credit: UNICEF/Vincent Treameau By Danny Bradlow and Magalie MasambaPRETORIA, South Africa, May 19 2022 – The ...

Technology for Tracing the Work of Child Labour Could Help End the Practice

A picture exhibited at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour is taken from the book ‘Through their eyes – Visions of forced labour’. This picture was created ...

Political Will and Partnerships Key to Ending Child Labour, says ILO’s Joni Musabayana

Dr Joni Musabayana, Director of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) says it will take strong commitments and political will to end child labour in Africa. Credit: Fawzia Moodley/IPS By ...

New Medicines May Help End AIDS– but High Prices & Monopolies Could Keep the Poor Locked Out

A man is tested for HIV at a health centre in Odienné, Côte d’Ivoire. Credit: UNICEF/Frank Dejongh By Matthew Kavanagh and Eamonn MurphyWASHINGTON DC, May 18 2022 – Here’s ...

Oil Business Burns Enough Gas to Power the Whole Sub-Sahara or Two Thirds of Europe

Global gas flaring increased to 144 billion cubic metres (bcm) in 2021 from 142 bcm in 2020. It is estimated that each cubic metre of associated gas flared results in about 2.8 kilograms ...

Africa Expected to Strongly Support Durban Call to Action on Child Labour

African Union Commission Department of Trade and Industry, head of industry Houssein Guedi highlighted how 92,2 million of the world’s children entrapped in child labour live ...

Child Labour: No Quick End to Children Trapped in Tobacco Production

Children working on tobacco farms in Chipangali District in Eastern Province of Zambia. Credit: Brenda Chitindi          “Most major tobacco ...

When Saviours Are the Problem

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 2022 – Central bank policies have often worsened economic crises instead of resolving them. By raising ...

Call to Invest ‘Serious Resources’ in Education, to Stem Tide of Child Labour

Significant investments from the international community will be needed to get free quality education for every child. Credit: Cecilia Russell/IPS By Cecilia RussellDurban, May 17 ...

Floods Drive Urban Solutions in Brazilian Metropolis

Pollution from urban sewage is visible in the Onça (jaguar, in Portuguese) River, near its mouth, seen here from the entrance bridge in the Ribeiro de Abreu neighborhood that suffers ...

It’s Time To Globalise Compassion, Says Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi addresses the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour. Despite setbacks, he is optimistic that child labour can be abolished. Credit: ...

No Climate Transition Without Securing Land Rights

The 15th session of the Conference of Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), is taking place in Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire, from 9 to 20 ...

Weather for Nigeria

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