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The 2017 Human Rights Tulip has been awarded to Mexican human rights defender Graciela Pérez Rodriguez. Dutch foreign minister Halbe Zijlstra presented her with the prize this afternoon in The Hague, two days ahead of Human Rights Day (10 December).

The COP23 in Bonn ended nearly two weeks ago, and during the event a number of commitments were made and initiatives sparked.

On 28 November 2017, Edwin Huizing, executive director of Hivos, opened the Open Contracting Global Summit together with Gavin Hayman, director of the Open Contracting Partnership, María Zuleta, vice chair of the Open Contracting Partnership’s advisory board, and Hans Docter, director of Sustainable Economic Development at the Dutch foreign ministry. He welcomed the attendees with these words:

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, and everybody in between,

Update 30 November 2017: At the end of the Open Contracting Global Summit on 29 November, Transparency International and its partners HivosCoST – the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative, Open Contracting Partnership (OCP) and 

La Comunidad Internacional de Mujeres con VIH - ICW Latina estará realizando el Diálogo de Alto Nivel “Uniendo nuestras voces para transformar”, en el cual paticiparán mujeres con VIH, lideresas y líderes de la sociedad civil organizada en la respuesta al VIH y del movimiento feminista, personas tomadoras de decisión de América Latina y representantes de la empresa privada.

On Wednesday, the Turkish judge ruled that two human rights trainers and six human rights activists belonging to the so-called Istanbul 10* may await their trial in freedom.

 

Es con total tristeza que hemos recibido la noticia de que nuestra querida colega de Greenpeace y amiga, Carolina Nyberg-Steiser, falleció en un accidente aéreo en la región de la Amazonía el pasado martes.

Carolina era una dedicada integrante clave del equipo global para el programa “Todos los Ojos sobre la Amazonía”, liderado por Hivos y Greenpeace, enfocado en detener la destrucción del bosque de la Amazonía.

With utter sadness we received the news that our dear Greenpeace colleague and friend, Carolina Nyberg-Steiser, died in an airplane accident in the Amazon region last Tuesday.  

Carolina was a very dedicated, key member of a global team for the All Eyes on the Amazon programme, led by Hivos and Greenpeace, aimed at stopping the destruction of the Amazon forest.

100 DAYS OF LEARNING is the 2017 programme – and final edition - of knowledge platform Age of Wonderland, a global learning programme initiated by Hivos and Baltan Laboratories in 2014.

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