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SUNS # 8624 Monday 19 February 2018

Zambia : Export-oriented agriculture can impact on right to food (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The Government of Zambia's policy of turning export-oriented large-scale commercial agriculture into the driving engine of the national economy, in a situation where land protection is weak, runs the risk of pushing peasants off their land, which in turn could push them out of production, with a severe impact on their right to food.

United Nations : Seeks private sector leadership to end violence against children (PRIV)
(IPS, Stockholm)
It may seem as if achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16, and its target of ending all violence against children, depends mostly on action from governments and civil society.

Latin America : Migrants are up against Nicaragua's "containment wall" (PRIV)
(IPS, Managua)
Nicaragua's "containment wall", aimed at bolstering internal security, has been successful with regard to the fight against transnational crime.

Opinion : Till her last breath - remembering Asma Jahangir (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
I first met Asma Jahangir, the champion of human rights in Pakistan, who died Sunday, as a teenager in Sri Lanka in the late 1980s. In a friendship that spanned political upheavals and turbulent transitions in Pakistan and in Sri Lanka, to the War on Terror in the US, Asma remained my mentor and muse.

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