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Address by Edwin Huizing at the City Maker session organised by Hivos during the SIX Wayfinder conference on social innovation in London on 16 and 17 February.

Hivos and Greenpeace Netherlands, together with indigenous groups from the Amazon rainforest, are launching a new campaign against deforestation. The programme, All Eyes on the Amazon, has been made possible thanks to a 14.8 million euro contribution from the Dutch National Postcode Lottery’s Dream Fund.

¿Participan en un proyecto, iniciativa u organización cuyo propósito es mejorar la transparencia y rendición de cuentas de las instituciones públicas en Indonesia, Filipinas, Kenia, Tanzania, Malawi o Guatemala? ¿Tienen experiencia en el campo de la contratación? ¿Les interesa recibir asesoría sobre cómo ajustar la trayectoria, resultados y cambios de su proyecto?  ¡Hivos y ARTÍCULO 19 ofrecen un programa interesante para ustedes!  

Hivos and ARTICLE 19 are currently seeking proposals for its global programme on Open Contracting Data that builds the capacity of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), media, entrepreneurs or social-start-ups in analyzing public contracting data,

for lobby and advocacy purposes.

Photo: Andrés Marenco

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can.” Peter-Derrek Hof, Dutch Ambassador for Central America, repeated these words by Martin Luther King to officially launch Nexos, a Human Rights Program in Central America implemented by Hivos for the Embassy of the Netherlands.

Open Contracting Data programme stresses need for citizen engagement

Hivos believes that all women and girls should have control over their lives and be able to actively participate in social, political and economic spheres, so we work tirelessly with various human rights instruments in support of communities’ and countries’ efforts towards gender equality. 

Before COP22, Hivos stated that this year’s Climate Conference needed to integrate the discussion on SDG7 (Energy Access for All) with countries’ climate commitments and climate finance.

It is with relief that Hivos learned that professor Vitit Muntarbhorn, the first UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), can continue to fulfill his task.

The position of Independent Expert on SOGI was created earlier this year by the UN Human Rights Council. Mr. Muntarbhorn’s mandate is to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people worldwide and to investigate the violence and discrimination against them.

A year after the Paris Agreement was signed, it is coming into force on November 4, 2016.

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