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TWEDA moves to increase advocacy on women empowerment

Series of training workshops are being rolled out by Tano Women Empowerment and Development Association (TWEDA) and Women Integrated Development Association WIDA meant to deepen community level advocacy and push for women and Girls adequate representation in decision-making processes. Women’s empowerment and promoting women’s rights have emerged as a part of a major global movement and is continuing to break ...

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Desertification and drought destabilizing well-being of 3.2 billion people

Land degradation from climate change and the expansion of agriculture, cities and infrastructure “undermines the well-being of 3.2 billion people”, the UN chief said on Wednesday in his message for World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.  “Humanity is waging a relentless, self-destructive war on nature. Biodiversity is declining, greenhouse gas concentrations are rising, and our pollution can be found from the remotest islands to the ...

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Communities in Ahafo region sensitized on effects of Mining

A Sunyani-based Non-GovernmentalOrganisation, Environmental Youth Ambassadors (EYA) has kick started a   programme meant to sensitize some Communities in the Ahafo region  on   the  effects of Mining. Under the Theme, Campaigning Against Social And Environmental Impunity by Mining, EYA  carried the sensitization programme to  communities  including Techere, Yamfo and Afrisipa  and  was  facilitated  by Mr. Perez Ofori a Lecturer at the ...

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We won’t allow corruption to continue unchecked: UN Assembly president

The effects of corruption are “detrimental to all of society”, the President of the UN General Assembly said on Wednesday during the first day of a special session convened to galvanize political will to fight the scourge.   “We cannot pretend that there were no issues before the COVID-19 pandemic”, said Volkan Bozkir. “Transnational financial crime and corruption are unfortunately commonplace in our interconnected, interdependent world”.  ...

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Covid-19 Pandemic Fueling Child Labour

 The unprecedented economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, together with global school closures and inadequate government assistance, is pushing children into exploitative and dangerous child labor, Human Rights Watch and Friends of the Nation said today in a report released ahead of the World Day against Child Labor on June 12, 2021. The Ghanaian government and donors should prioritize cash allowances to ...

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Can governments give up using fossil fuels to save the climate?

The International Energy Agency (IEA) calls for a ban on new coal, gas and oil projects to reach zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. The world’s leading energy agency warned global carbon dioxide emissions are expected to rise at their second-fastest pace ever this year. Now the International Energy Agency has released a landmark report listing ambitious steps that are ...

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Macron hosts Africa summit on post-COVID-19 economic recovery

With some two dozen African heads of state and financial institutions attending, the agenda of the gathering is to provide assistance for the continent. French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting leaders of African countries and heads of global financial institutions for a summit that will seek to provide the continent with critical financing swept away by the impact of COVID-19. ...

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Adansi South District Assembly set to Prioritize Youth Development Issues

The Adansi South District Assembly has assured the teeming youth in the area their preparedness to engage them on pressing issues that affect them in order to deepen their participation in the local government processes. On this background the Youth in the District are encouraged to formally table their concerns through the appropriate channel for the needed attention. Speaking at ...

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SDGs will address ‘three planetary crises’ harming life on Earth

The “three planetary crises” of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution are reinforcing each other and driving further damage to the environment and to our health, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Tuesday.  Executive Director Inger Andersen told an online discussion that the “significant and pathbreaking” information contained in the UN agency’s synthesis report Making Peace With Nature, not only breaks down ...

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Force illegal miners in forest reserves to reclaim degraded lands – Small-scale miners

The Association of Small Scale Miners is urging the government to force persons found to be mining illegally in forest reserves to reclaim the lands and plant new trees before exiting the site. The group believes that it will be wrong for the government to bear the cost of reclaiming destroyed lands in forest reserves as a result of actions ...

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