The International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change presented its statement to the Adhoc Working Group on the Kyoto Protocols yesterday in Durban, South Africa at the Climate Change Treaty negotiations. Ben Powless of the Indigenous Environmental network presented the following statement: Thank you Mr. Chair, I speak to you on behalf of the International… more
- Nov 30, 2011 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
- Nov 27, 2011 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
The United Nations 26 November began debate on a draft resolution declaring 2013 as the International Year of Quinua. The resolution notes that the peoples of the Andean region have maintained the essential cultural relationships between the people and the land to ensure the continued existence of the cereal food Quinua. Quinua (Chenopodium quinoa) is… more
- Nov 12, 2011 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
The Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change convenes its 17th session in Durban, the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal in the country of South Africa. It may be auspicious for the role and influence of indigenous peoples in the content of a new climate change treaty that this session opens… more
- Oct 20, 2011 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
After 42 years of rule by one indigenous nation (Gaddafi), personified in the dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi, the state of Libya is as of 20 October 2011 in the hands of a multinational directorate–the National Transitional Council (NTC). In the Gaddafi city of Sirte, Muammar Gaddafi was captured and executed by the Misrata Military Council.… more
- Oct 17, 2011 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) was founded in 1944 to rebuild Japan and Germany after World War II. Once successful the IBRD found a new mission: “To fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results. To help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and… more