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· October, 2013

Stories about Development from October, 2013

29 October 2013

From Fiji to Italy, Global Eco-Tourism Communities Blossom

TribeWanted has developed a model for self-sustainable eco-retreats that are co-funded by members and operated together with locals at a growing number of worldwide locations.

23 October 2013

92 Countries Sign Minamata Convention to Prevent Mercury Poisoning

The Minamata Convention on Mercury, a global legally binding instrument on mercury was adopted in Minamata, Japan. The city known for tragedy now hopes to be known for solutions.

Gulf Cities: Cultural Capitals of the Arab World?

19 October 2013

Dandin.me: Encompassing the Emerging Talent in the Middle East

‘Chayn’, a New Website for Pakistan's Victims of Domestic Abuse

The new volunteer-led, crowdsourced website is trying to help women in Pakistan, where an estimated 70-80 percent of women are subject to some form of abuse at home.

Gift from French Investing Group Bolloré to Ivorian University Stirs Controversy

16 October 2013

Across Rivers, Atop Mountains: A Constituency Unreachable via Internet

The Bridge

As a youth party representative in the Philippine Congress, Mong Palatino visited remote and impoverished communities in need of far more than an internet connection.

15 October 2013

“Development For Who?” Guatemalans Resist Hydroelectric Project

How A Shooting Exposed The Plunder Of Malawi's Treasury

The Bridge

The shooting of a senior government official sparks a series of revelations that leave the 18-month-old administration of President Joyce Banda with much to answer for.

12 October 2013

Nobel Peace Prize Fails to Pacify

Assad for Nobel Peace Prize 2014? This is one of many reactions after the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was named as this year's Nobel Peace Prize...

9 October 2013

China's Air Pollution Monitoring Network: Too Little, Too Late?

Heavy smog descended on Beijing and the surrounding area over the recent week-long holiday, pressuring Chinese authorities to unveil a pollution monitoring system. Netizens were not satisfied.

5 October 2013

Interview with Guinea Boxing Champ Turned Belgian Politician

Making the transition between the worlds of high level sport and politics has never been easy. It is even more difficult when two different countries are involved. Bea Diallo explains...

4 October 2013

Protesters March Hundreds of Kilometers to Save Sundarbans from Coal Plant

The proposed coal plant would be only 14 kilometers away from the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

One-Third of the World's Babies Don't Have Birth Certificates

No birth certificate can mean children cannot enroll in school or receive medical care. An interview with Evelina Martelli, project manager for BRAVO!, a programme pushing for birth registration.

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