“No one becomes a refugee by choice; but the rest of us can have a choice about how we help,” said yesterday UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. In its annual publication ‘Global Trends’, released today on World Refugee Day, the UN Refugee Agency … Continue readingIt’s not by choice, says the UN in its annual report on world’s refugees.
The overall economic mobility across the world has stalled for the last 30 years, and generations of people are “trapped in a cycle of poverty determined by their circumstance at birth,” says World Bank’s report “Fair Progress?” on global economic mobility through access to education. … Continue readingGenerations are trapped in a cycle of poverty, World Bank’s report on education concludes
“My mom called her brothers to beat me. I think they were trying to beat it out of me, convert me. But this is who I am, I can’t change it,” said Ernest, who is gay and lives in Barbados, where homosexuality is punishable by … Continue readingI Have to Leave to Be Me, New Publication By Human Rights Watch
The Green Climate Fund, a global climate fund created by the United Nations in 2010, launches a landmark Indigenous Peoples Policy, and approves $1 billion for new projects. Indigenous peoples welcome the adoption of the new program. “As faithful stewards of nature often in the … Continue readingThe Green Climate Fund approves a landmark policy