The CSO Financing for Development Forum

The CSO Financing for Development Forum

The CSO FfD Forum took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 11-12, 2015, was organized by the CSO FfD Group. An opening reception took place on the evening of July 10, 2015. The objectives of the CSO Forum was to inform participating CSOs on the state of play of the official process and coordinate […]

Informal Meeting of WTO Trade Ministers, Paris: Speech by Amb. Amina C. Mohamed

Informal Meeting of WTO Trade Ministers, Paris: Speech by Amb. Amina C. Mohamed

Speech by Amb. Amina C. Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, during the Informal Meeting of WTO Trade Ministers on the Margins of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Council: Paris, 4 June 2015 Thank you Hon. Stephen Ciobo for providing this opportunity and for inviting me to co-chair with you […]

Ford Shifts Grant Making to Focus Entirely on Inequality

Ford Shifts Grant Making to Focus Entirely on Inequality

NEWS AND ANALYSIS JUNE 11, 2015 Ford Shifts Grant Making to Focus Entirely on Inequality JOSHUA BRIGHT, THE NEW YORK TIMES, REDUX Ford Foundation president Darren Walker By Alex Daniels The fight against inequality will take center stage at the Ford Foundation under a sweeping overhaul announced today by the nation’s second biggest philanthropy. Not […]

Inequalities Cause Severe Impact on Children, Warns UNICEF

Inequalities Cause Severe Impact on Children, Warns UNICEF

Despite progress made in the situation of children worldwide, the inequalities continue affecting the quality of life and human rights of millions of children, warned today the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

UNICEF released here the report Every Children Matters, reflecting that 6.60 million infants Ander five died in 2012, mostly from preventable causes, while some 15 percent of the child population was forced to work, in a scene marked by social exclusion.

Fallacies of the Global Crusade against Inequality.

Fallacies of the Global Crusade against Inequality.

Justice and Liberty the First Losers of the Redistributionist Leviathan It was Thomas Kuhn, and not Karl Popper, who best succeeded at describing how human knowledge evolves. He demonstrated that men do not tend to seek the truth through verification of rational hypotheses; rather, sciences — including social sciences — are based on paradigms, often […]

Will Binyavanga Wainaina change attitudes to gay Africans?

Will Binyavanga Wainaina change attitudes to gay Africans?

With internationally acclaimed Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina coming out, Africa’s embattled gay rights movement finally has a public face around which to rally support for equality, writes BBC Africa’s Farouk Chothia
Nigeria is a microcosm of the continent with a large population of both devout Muslims and Christians. It is currently leading the campaign against gay people, tightening laws, carrying out arrests and allowing Islamic courts to punish homosexuals.

Increasing inequality: Scale it down

Increasing inequality: Scale it down

Development fundamentally is about transformation. Developing broad base capacities, changing people’s attitudes, creating new and effective institutions and providing the environment for new innovations are the fundamental issues on which the development transformation depends. Development helps to bring socio-economic change if these issues are addressed. The process depends both on the mobilization of internal and external resources.

The legacy of Mandela and why it matters

The legacy of Mandela and why it matters

The life of Nelson Mandela, and his struggle against injustice, oppression, and socio-economic inequalities, however, demonstrates why we should question this assumption. His journey from revolutionary to president of South Africa to active citizen provides lessons for all of us who value democracy and who yearn for a more active, engaged citizenry

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