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War on Poaching: 'Saving the Wild' Quotes of 2014

Jamie Joseph | Posted 12.18.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

There are a growing number of global citizens that refuse to believe in a world without elephants and rhinos, who believe that man has no right to make another species extinct, and who are acutely aware that the greatest threat to wildlife is the belief that someone else will save it.

Greek And Turkish Cypriots Find Common Ground In Effort To Restore Dilapidated Monastery

Reuters | MICHELE KAMBAS | Posted 11.29.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - On a remote outcrop in divided Cyprus, Greeks and Turks have put aside decades of enmity to restore their shared cultural heritage, batter...

The Ocean Is Taking Away My Island

Ursula Ravoka | Posted 11.27.2014 | Green
Ursula Ravoka

I don't know much about science. What I know is that our shores are being eaten away. And nothing can stop the erosion. We are climate refugees. And we are fighting for our lives.

Will New Zealand Ban the Ivory Trade? Jane Goodall and Helen Clark Speak Out

Jamie Joseph | Posted 09.19.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

Prominent New Zealand business leaders have teamed up with many of the most respected international conservation agencies and spokespeople to urge the New Zealand Government to consider a complete ban on all ivory trading.

UN Helen Clark: Rural Poverty Is Fuelling the Poaching Crisis

Jamie Joseph | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

With so many people living in poverty, Helen Clark explains that meeting the balance between conservation and development is perhaps the most complex in the array of responses to the illegal wildlife trade.

Women Are Key to Building Peace in Afghanistan

Quhramaana Kakar | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Quhramaana Kakar

It is important that we understand the connections between women's identities, priorities and contributions in facilitating conflict resolution, reintegration, reconciliation and peace in Afghanistan.

A Sole Woman at the Negotiating Table for Peace

Shadia Marhaban | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Shadia Marhaban

I was part of such a peace process that produced an agreement to end a 30 year bloody conflict between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement (GAM). That was almost ten years ago.

Building a Culture of Peace in the Philippines and Beyond

Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman

All of us have our own nightmares and dark stories to tell. Mine goes way back when I was seven years old, living in Saudi Arabia, and I witnessed war.

Why Women Matter for Peace

Radhika Behuria | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Radhika Behuria

What is often disregarded is how much women know about conflict, and therefore how much they can contribute to peace.

The 'Expectation Revolution' Is Rattling Chile, Turkey and Brazil

Kemal Dervis | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Kemal Dervis

Big challenges lie ahead for the emerging economies. To avoid serious social and political pressures, growth has to be not only rapid, but broad based and equitable, in the sense that if there are steep income increases for some accompanying rapid growth, they must be perceived as deserved by effort and job creation, and not due to exploitation of rents or political favours.

Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls: An Urgent Priority

Helen Clark | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Helen Clark

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women -- a day which reminds us that violence against women continues to be destructive and pervasive. Ranging from domestic violence and child marriages to the use of rape as a tactic of war, violence against women kills as many women between the ages of 15 and 44 as cancer, is a grave assault on many more women and girls and imposes high economic and social costs on societies.

10 Nonprofit LinkedIn Accounts To Follow

Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact

Some nonprofits have thousands, tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of LinkedIn Company Page followers, and yet have not customized thei...

A Field Mission to Turkey

Melis Figanmese | Posted 06.02.2013 | World
Melis Figanmese

How many adults do you know personally who cannot read or write? What if I opened a window to show you a world where literacy, access to education and women's rights are more uncommon than you may think?

United Nations Development Programme Helps Rebuild Haiti (PHOTOS)

Gary He | Posted 03.12.2012 | Impact
Gary He

Insider Images photographer Stuart Ramson was dispatched to Haiti to document some of the initiatives being carried out as part of the rebuilding process, which most notably features the creation of 300,000 temporary jobs by the UNDP to deal with debris removal and garbage collection.

2011 Human Development Index

Posted 01.03.2012 | World

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) published its annual Human Development Index on Wednesday, painting a grim picture of the prospects fo...

Tuvalu: The First Country In The World To Become Unlivable?

Mother Jones | Rachel Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This is the Tuvalu Christian Church, the heart of a migrant community from what may be the first country to be rendered unlivable by global warming....

Honduras: Term Limits When Governments Benefit People

Nelson P. Valdes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nelson P. Valdes

Congress and Courts belong to the rich and powerful who also control the military in cooperation with the Pentagon. Washington provided aid.

4 Somali Aid Workers Kidnapped

Daily Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Four aid workers have been kidnapped in Somalia. The victims are a Somali local staff and three expatriates. The kidnap took place in Wajid district,...

Bangladesh's Rats Spark Fears Of Bubonic Plague Outbreak

BBC NEWS | By Mark Dummett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Scientists have warned of the possibility of an outbreak of bubonic plague in south-east Bangladesh because of the growing population of rats....

U.S., Iran Allied In Efforts To Save Asiatic Cheetah

TimesOnline | Sonia Verma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A cheetah on the edge of extinction has become the unlikely catalyst for something even more rare: a show of unity between political foes. Iranian an...