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World Humanitarian Summit: Between opportunities and challenges

May 13, 2016
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Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer
First World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey

This coming May 23rd and 24th, over 5,000 participants are expected to attend the first World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. Heads of state, government leaders, as well representatives from the private sector, multi-lateral organizations, youth, civil society, and the NGO community, including Caritas Internationalis, of which Development and Peace is a member, will take part in this meeting. 

Talking about Global Justice

May 2, 2016
by 
Elana Wright

You are invited to a webinar to learn more about how to advocate for global justice!

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Global food security and Climate Change

May 2, 2016
by 
Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer

There is no question that the extreme weather being caused by climate change is impacting the lives of small family farmers and their ability to grow food. Just a few weeks ago in the Philippines, 6,000 farmers blocked a portion of a main highway to demand government assistance after drought hit hundreds of thousands of hectares of farmland. The protest degenerated, farmers threw rocks and police responded with force. One farmer was killed, and dozens of others, both farmers and police officers, were wounded in the confrontation.

Your Earth Day guide to the Paris Agreement on climate!

April 22, 2016
by 
Kelly Di Domenico
This year, Earth Day is being marked by a very special event: the signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement. It is expected that more than 170 countries will sign the agreement on this opening day, which will be a record.
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An earthquake-proof home for Thiramaya

April 20, 2016
by 
Kelly Di Domenico

Thiramaya is 103-years-old and lives in Thokarpa-7, Sindhupalchowk in Nepal. One morning, she suddenly heard a loud noise that she believed to be a helicopter passing low over her home – which was something unusual. She can’t walk on her own, and normally people have to carry her from one place to another, but that day she managed to limp outside to so she could see the helicopter. This was when her house collapsed and she realized she had survived an earthquake.

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Honduras: Impunity for the murders of human and land rights defenders?

April 20, 2016
by 
Geneviève Talbot
According to the organization Global Witness, more than 109 human and environmental rights defenders were killed in Honduras between 2010 and 2015.
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People are still dying in the struggle to defend their land

April 18, 2016
by 
Geneviève Talbot

Twenty years ago, 19 Brazilian peasants who were members of Development and Peace partner the Landless Workers Movement (MST) were murdered by gunmen hired by big landowners.

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Climate change: a public health issue?

March 4, 2016
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy officer

Imagine for a moment if we tackled the causes of climate change with the same energy, creativity and resources that have been mobilized to combat smoking!

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A first step toward implementation of the Paris agreement?

February 26, 2016
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy officer

On March 3, 2016, the first ministers' conference, organized by the Prime Minister, will be held in Vancouver to discuss the future climate policies of Canada. This meeting provides an opportunity for the government to honour the commitments it made during COP21 in Paris, in December, 2015. 

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In Honduras, the CEHPRODEC calls for solidarity with the threatened Lenca people of Marcala

February 11, 2016
by 
Mary Durran, Latin America Programs Officer

Two months after the COP 21 climate talks in Paris, where countries agreed to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in the German city of Bonn, the G8 nations are pressed to increase their contributions to the Green Climate Fund in order to finance mitigation and adaptation projects in the particularly vulnerable nations of the Global South.

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