Saturday, 12 December 2015
By Nathalie Margi

When world leaders attend international conferences like Conference of Parties (COP21) on climate change, they face political pressure and opposition. When women stand up for environmental rights in their communities, they face harassment, violence, and death threats.

Climate change is not just about international agreements between governments – it matters to people's lives and to our very survival. 

The Land Portal Foundation

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By Michael Igoe 

Date: 03 December 2015


So far at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, renewable energy initiatives are stealing the headlines. But as negotiators comb through the details of the expected Paris climate agreement, they will confront a range of challenges — and opportunities — to keep carbon in the ground.

Global Landscapes Forum
5 December 2015 to 6 December 2015


Palais des Congrès in Paris
2 Place de la Porte Maillot
75017 Paris

The 2015 Global Landscapes Forum is the leading platform for bringing together individuals and organizations that have an impact on land use. The event is expected to be the largest meeting on the sidelines of the UNFCCC COP21.

International Migrants Day 2015
18 December 2015



On 4 December 2000, the UN General Assembly, taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, proclaimed 18 December as International Migrants Day. On 18 December 1990, the General Assembly had adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.

Dr. Agnes Quisumbing

Question: Dr. Quisumbing, tell us about yourself; what is your professional background?

Answer: I am an economist by training, and have worked on intrahousehold and gender issues, land and property rights for 20 years at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). I came to IFPRI after working at the University of the Philippines and the World Bank. At IFPRI, I led the gender and intrahousehold research program, and co-led work on poverty and economic mobility and gender and assets.


Comunicado de prensa FIDH, 30 de noviembre 2015

La COP21 se celebra en París del 30 de noviembre al 11 de diciembre. Los 147 Jefes de Estado y de gobierno tienen el futuro de nuestro planeta en sus manos. Tienen el deber de encontrar un acuerdo vinculante capaz de limitar el cambio climático y su impacto dramático en los derechos humanos. La FIDH desea recordar aquí con firmeza: si el problema es ambiental, es ante todo humano.


Communiqué de presse FIDH, 30 Novembre 2015

La COP21 se tient à Paris du 30 novembre au 11 décembre. Les 147 chefs d’État et de gouvernement ont l’avenir de notre planète entre leurs mains. Ils ont le devoir de trouver un accord contraignant à même de limiter le réchauffement climatique et ses impacts dramatiques sur les droits humains. La FIDH souhaite ici le rappeler avec force : si l’enjeu est écologique, il est avant tout humain.


Press Release FIDH, 30 November 2015

COP21 will take place in Paris from 30 November to 11 December. The 147 heads of state and of government have the future of our planet in their hands. They must come up with a binding agreement that limits global warming and its dramatic impacts on human rights. FIDH reiterates loudly : while the stakes are indeed environmental they are first and foremost human.