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4.7.2018

Agroecology / Olivier de Schutter... [et al.]

In 2008, the authors of the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) report arrived at the conclusion that «business as usual is not an option» to make global food security sustainable. The radical transformation of the existing food and...

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4.7.2018

Agroecology / Olivier de Schutter... [et al.]

In 2008, the authors of the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) report arrived at the conclusion that «business as usual is not an option» to make global food security sustainable. The radical transformation of the existing food and...
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20.6.2018

Global Trends : forced displacement in 2017 / United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (Ed.)

In 2017, the number of people forcibly displaced from their homes worldwide came at a record rate of 44,400 every day. Fuelled in large part by new crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Myanmar, as well as the ongoing conflict in Syria, this population swelled by a net 2.9 million...
Electronic document
20.3.2018

Geld in Bewegung : warum Heimatüberweisungen billiger, sicherer und schneller werden müssen / Pedro Morazán, Jannik Krone ; Südwind

Noch nie lebten so viele Menschen auf der Welt ausserhalb des Landes, in dem sie geboren sind. Mehr als 250 Mio. Menschen weltweit sind MigrantInnen. Und sie alle lassen Familienangehörige und Freunde zurück, wenn sie ihre Heimat verlassen. Durch regelmäßige Geldtransfers in ihre Heimat...

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12.1.2016

The misconception around development aid

"Development aid reinforces poverty" – the Swiss media have used this headline in commenting on Nobel Prize Winner Angus Deaton's research. There's a major misunderstanding in this debate.
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10.12.2013

Switerland's lacklustre climate policy

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has invited Heads of State and Government to an extraordinary climate summit in autumn 2014. By then he expects commitments to more stringent climate goals, which are to be embodied in a new climate change agreement.

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