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Why The Gambia is Suing Myanmar for The Rohingya Genocide

UN Dispatch - 14. November 2019 - 16:48

The small west African country of the Gambia has lodged a suit at the International Court of Justice against Myanmar for committing a genocide against the Rohingya people.

The Rohingya are an ethnic and religious minority in Myanmar who have long faced discrimination and persecution. But it was not until the summer and fall of 2017 that this persecution became a mass atrocity event —  and arguably a genocide. Some 700,000 Rohingya fled violence in this time, and now more than a million live as refugees in neighboring Bangladesh.

Justice for the Rohingya victims of genocide has so far been elusive. But this action at the International Court of Justice, which is a UN body based in the Hague, could be a significant turning point.

On the line with me to discuss the significance of this lawsuit is Param-Preet Singh, associate director of Human Rights Watch in the International Justice Program. In our conversation she explains what exactly this law suit alleges, why Gambia is the country bringing the suit, and how this action advances the cause of justice for victims of crimes against humanity.

We kick off with a brief discussion of the International Court of Justice and how the judicial process at the ICJ works.

If you have 20 minutes and want to learn the geopolitics of this action and how it may advance the cause of justice for victims of genocide and mass atrocity, have a listen.


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Rethinking inequalities, growth limits and social injustice

EADI Debating Development Research - 14. November 2019 - 11:33
By Rogelio Madrueño Aguilar, José María Larrú and David Castells-Quintana Inequality is above all a multidimensional problem. It is by all means a complex issue that requires global solutions in accordance with the challenges imposed by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As stated in this agenda “the achievement of inclusive and sustainable economic growth …
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Working With Germany’s Retail Sector to Reduce Food Waste

SCP-Centre - 14. November 2019 - 10:32

The CSCP continues supporting actors along the food value chain to reduce food waste. In Autumn 2019 we started the moderation and facilitation of the “National Dialogue Forum for Reduction of Food Waste in Wholesale and Retail Industry” – referred to as handelsforumRLV – , thereby supporting the Federal Government’s National Strategy for Reducing Food Waste.

On 6 November 2019 the Federal Agriculture Minister, Julia Klöckner, inaugurated the “National Dialog Forum for the Reduction of Food Waste” in Berlin. This included awarding the CSCP and its project partner, the Thünen Institute with the implementation of the sectoral Dialogue Forum for Wholesale and Retail. CSCP Project Managers Nora Brüggemann and Patrik Eisenhauer received the award and will be managing and moderating the forum over the next three years.

Nora Brüggemann thanked the Federal Minister on the day and stated: “ We – from the CSCP and the Thünen Institute – are looking forward to the upcoming task, and particularly to the cooperation with retailers and wholesalers to reduce food waste in Germany. We gladly build upon our findings and preliminary work from the European REFRESH project. An exciting time lies ahead of us: By designing the process moderation and by actively involving forum participants to enable co-creation, we are optimistic about contributing to the implementation of the National Strategy.”

The National Strategy for Reducing Food Waste was published in February 2019 by the Federal Government to jointly implement effective measures to achieve the necessary significant reduction of food waste along the entire food supply chain. This is a task for society as a whole. To implement the National Strategy, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) is setting up the National Dialogue, to which different sectoral fora – including the one on wholesale and retail – contribute.

The importance of wholesale and retail to reduce food waste

Wholesale and retail are accorded special importance with regard to the reduction of food waste: on the one hand, companies can continue to exploit existing optimisation potential in their own companies and markets. On the other hand, as a direct “bridge to the consumer” and as an interface to food production, retailers can work in both directions towards improvements and promote the appreciation and a more responsible handling of food in society.

The German retail sector supplies food to 82 million people in the country via its nationwide branch network of more than 37,000 shops, as well as via its newer online channels. Retailers want to live up to their responsibility and actively utilise existing potential for improvement in their own companies and markets.

Our aim is to make the process fair, transparent and participative. That is why the CSCP invites representatives of the German wholesale and retail sector to work together in the newly created Dialogue Forum for Wholesale and Retail.

In collaboration with our project partner Thünen Institut, we will present and discuss positive examples from Germany and abroad in order to jointly implement innovative demonstration projects. We want to address conflicting goals and discuss concrete possibilities of how to reduce food waste in and with trade. In addition, we want to shed light on data collection processes and jointly develop and adopt a voluntary sectoral agreement with concrete reduction targets.

For further questions, please contact Nora Brüggemann.

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IFI Observatorio – Lao PDR

Reality of Aid - 14. November 2019 - 9:50
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IFI Observatorio – Nepal

Reality of Aid - 14. November 2019 - 9:45
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SNRD Africa’s New Speaker on the Upcoming Challenges

SNRD Africa - 14. November 2019 - 9:42
Brief welcome note by the new SNRD Africa Speaker Rita Weidinger
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IFI Observatorio – Myanmar

Reality of Aid - 14. November 2019 - 9:40
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IFI Observatorio – Mongolia

Reality of Aid - 14. November 2019 - 9:36
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The Three Most Important Topics in Development Cooperation

SNRD Africa - 14. November 2019 - 9:30
Brief statement by Tobias Gerster, Head of Division Africa Supra-Regional and Horn of Africa
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IFI Observatorio – Indonesia

Reality of Aid - 14. November 2019 - 9:24
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IFI Observatorio – Georgia

Reality of Aid - 14. November 2019 - 9:09
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IFI Observatorio – West Papua – Indonesia

Reality of Aid - 14. November 2019 - 9:00
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IFI Observatorio – Azerbaijan

Reality of Aid - 14. November 2019 - 8:52
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IFI Observatorio – Philippines

Reality of Aid - 14. November 2019 - 8:33
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Revealed: danger and squalor for cleaners who remove human waste by hand

UN #SDG News - 14. November 2019 - 1:30
The plight of sanitation workers in the developing world should be addressed urgently, the UN said on Thursday, warning that their rights, health and dignity are at risk.
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Isabel Guerrero, IMAGO Global Grassroots

Devex - 14. November 2019 - 0:28
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Liz Vance, International Youth Foundation

Devex - 14. November 2019 - 0:27
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Devyani Pershad, Pratham Education Foundation

Devex - 14. November 2019 - 0:26
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Layering and tailoring financial services for resilience: insights, opportunities and challenges from BRACED projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal and Senegal

ODI - 14. November 2019 - 0:00
This report explores how BRACED projects support the development and delivery of tailored-to-context financial services.
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Dr. Sada Danmusa, M-SPACE Consulting

Devex - 13. November 2019 - 23:28
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