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Why Greenpeace wants to abolish EU scientific adviser post

A row has blown up around a request by GMWatch,Greenpeace and other NGOs to the incoming European Commissioner to abolish the role of chief scientific advisor.
from Greenpeace on Jul 26, 2014.
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Swazi jail sentences an 'outrageous attempt to silence dissent'

The jailing of a journalist and a human rights lawyer for contempt of court "after a grossly unfair trial" in Swaziland is an outrageous attempt to silence dissenting voices, [...]
from Amnesty on Jul 26, 2014.

Unicef raises concern over child labour in Bolivia

The UN Children's Fund voices concern about exemptions in Bolivia’s new Code for Children and Adolescents that leave children as young as 10 at risk of child labour.
from UNICEF on Jul 25, 2014.

World's worst for development: Niger, Congo and CAR

Norway, Austria and Switzerland top this year's Human Development Report rankings, with Niger, D R Congo and Central African Republic filling the bottom three slots.
from UNDP on Jul 24, 2014.

UK urged to end policy of 'arms control by embarrassment'

The UK government is urged to stop promoting arms sales to oppressive regimes and end its policy of 'arms control by embarrassment'.
from CAAT on Jul 24, 2014.
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Why addressing low-income poverty is good for business

For the first time in decades, NGOs, foundations and mainstream media are speaking optimistically about the end of poverty, claims Livia Martini.
from GreenBiz on Jul 26, 2014.

Empowering Congo’s sexual violence survivors through reparations

Sucharita S.K. Varanasi on a way of helping sexual violence survivors in D R Congo.
from Inter Press service on Jul 25, 2014.
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The GMO debate: what to consider

Countries must consider potential benefits and risks before deciding to introduce genetically modified organisms. Mwananyanda Mbikusita Lewanika provides the basics.
from Pambazuka News on Jul 25, 2014.
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