Articles by Lyndal Rowlands

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South Sudan Declares Famine, Other Countries May Follow Warns UNICEF
Lyndal Rowlands – Inter Press Service-IPS, 27 Feb 2017

South Sudan Monday [20 Feb] became the first country to declare famine since 2012, as UNICEF warned that 1.4 million children are at risk of dying from starvation with famine also imminent in Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen. Protracted conflict is the root cause of the food crises in all four countries, reflecting the reality that famine is more often than not man-made.

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Insecurity Fuelling Food Shortages in Lake Chad Basin: UN Coordinator
Lyndal Rowlands – Inter Press Service-IPS, 6 Feb 2017

“I saw adults sapped of energy who couldn’t stand up, I saw an entire town devoid of two-year olds, three-year olds, four-year olds, and when we asked where the children are – and I get upset when I say this – we were told that they had died, they had starved.”

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Indigenous Land Rights Bring Economic, Not Just Environmental Benefits
Lyndal Rowlands – Inter Press Service-IPS, 24 Oct 2016

The report, Climate Benefits, Tenure Costs: The Economic Case for Securing Indigenous Land Rights, describes how local communities can sustainably manage forests and generate economic growth when given tenure rights to their land. In Guatemala, Indigenous communities have successfully created sustainable income from the forest, while treating it as a renewable resource.

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Antonio Guterres Selected as Next UN Secretary-General Faces Tremendous Challenges
Lyndal Rowlands – Inter Press Service-IPS, 10 Oct 2016

The 15 members of the UN Security Council jointly announced Wednesday [5 Oct 2016] their decision to select Antonio Guterres of Portugal as the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations. Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002 Guterres was later UN High Commissioner for Refugees from 2005 to 2015, during a time when the number of displaced people worldwide grew to its highest level since the end of the Second World War.

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Contradictions Beset U.N. Response to Sexual Abuse by Peacekeepers
Lyndal Rowlands, IPS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Mar 2015

An internal United Nations expert report released Monday [16 Mar 2015] by the non-governmental organisation AIDS-Free World reveals serious contradictions in the U.N.’s reporting of sexual exploitation and abuse by U.N. peacekeepers.

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