Blog entries from: IFAD social reporting blog


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December 2 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Tue Dec 2 2014, 20:00:00

As country delegates apply themselves to the herculean task of negotiating a draft climate agreement beginning today at COP20 in Lima, it is worth reflecting on the origins of the United Nations and to consider what purpose this multilateral institution was intended to serve by its founders. I would argue that only by putting the United Nations in its proper historical context, can we fully realize its potential to lead humanity to a more peaceful and prosperous condition. 

The Declaration by United Nations was initially a pledge of support by 26 nations to the Atlantic Charter, committing them to continue fighting the Axis powers on January 1st, 1942. The institution that later emerged was primarily the initiative of the American president Franklin D. Roosevelt, who believed that only ...

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From IFAD social reporting blog Tue Dec 2 2014, 19:37:00

Written by Jessica Morgan

The Voces de La Clima (Voices for Climate) exhibition opened today as part of the UN's climate summit in Lima, Peru. Running through till 12 December it aims to educate visitors on the effects of climate change and what people can do to reduce their carbon footprint while conserving biodiversity. 

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December 1 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Mon Dec 1 2014, 18:37:00

"The stage has been set, now we must fill it with content," said Manuel Pulgar Vidal, Peru's Environment Minister, at the opening of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 20th Conference of Parties (COP20). 

In the lead up to this event, which is the apex of all international climate fora, the expectations for action on climate change have been high. What a difference a year can make. At COP19 in Warsaw last November, any prospect of advancing an international climate treaty was considered dead on arrival. And while some incremental progress was made on establishing the structures of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the REDD+ mechanism, the Warsaw conference was slow to find a common cause to fight climate change. 

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From IFAD social reporting blog Mon Dec 1 2014, 17:56:00

Written by Jessica Morgan

Aside from the political dimension, whereby the world's governments are seeking a binding treaty for cutting greenhouse emissions, the UN climate summit in Lima, COP20, is a place where people from all over the world to meet and talk about climate change. 

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From IFAD social reporting blog Mon Dec 1 2014, 12:41:00

Delegates gather at COP20 UN climate summit in Lima, Peru. ©IFAD 

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From IFAD social reporting blog Mon Dec 1 2014, 11:23:00

By Yohanis Amador, Coordinator of AYNI

AYNI is one IIW's flagship initiatives. This fund is the only  one administered by and for indigenous women. AYNI is a  Quechua term that means reciprocity, solidarity and collaboration.

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From IFAD social reporting blog Mon Dec 1 2014, 10:54:00

By Susan Beccio

This is a story of hardship and resilience.  It is a story of rice farmers that do not always have enough food to eat. It is a story about people that struggle against chronic poverty and hunger and yet continue to dedicate energy and seize opportunities to improve their lives. It is a story of triumph.

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November 28 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Fri Nov 28 2014, 06:24:00

Por Yohanis Amador, Coordinadora del Fondo de Mujeres AYNI

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November 26 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Wed Nov 26 2014, 21:50:00

With the closing of International Year of Family Farming many events are being organized in Manila. The week started with a Knowledge sharing fair co-organised by IFAD and Farmers Organisations which gathered 367 participants.

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November 25 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Tue Nov 25 2014, 02:41:00

by Jessica Thomas

Can you think of a business that is  three times more profitable than Apple? A business that involves 35.8 million people and operates in every single country of the world?

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