Millennium Development Goal #3: Promote gender equality and empower women
The MDGs represent a global partnership that has grown from the commitments and targets established at the world summits of the 1990s. Responding to the world's main development challenges and to the calls of civil society, the MDGs promote poverty reduction, education, maternal health, gender equality, and aim at combating child mortality,…
Added by Deborah Phelan on February 29, 2012 at 2:35am — No Comments
"The threat of nuclear weapons and man's ability to destroy the environment are really alarming. And yet there are other almost imperceptible changes - I am thinking of the exhaustion of our natural resources, and especially of soil erosion - and these are perhaps more dangerous still, because once we begin to feel their repercussions it will be too late." (p144 of The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Inner Peace: 2002, Element Books, London)
Added by Deborah Phelan on February 29, 2012 at 2:28am — No Comments
For many women living in the Cook Islands, collecting yellow land snails to make jewelry and other handicrafts is their sole source of income. Recent extensive dry spells have made these shells more difficult to find.
“Sometimes we will spend weeks on end to fill an empty can which we used to fill within a few hours," says Tangiruaine Ngaruaine. "At the beginning of this year, it was truly tough because there was hardly any rain. Whatever I make from selling these shells is my…Continue
Added by Deborah Phelan on February 29, 2012 at 2:23am — No Comments
I am horrified at the ever escalating foreign land grabs in emerging/developing countries. I'm following an excellent ongoing year-long-investigation by Center For Investigative Reporting: "FOOD FOR 9 BILLION" and the political/economic/investment disease overtaking foreign farmland under the ruse of "feed the world".
The particular episode Ethiopia: A Foreign Battle for Their Land and Water…Continue
Added by Pam Jacob on February 29, 2012 at 2:08am — No Comments
Interesting e-mail/ blog below:
Dear colleagues in sustainable development research and policy
On behalf of the Centre for Ethics and Value Inquiry of the University of Ghent (Belgium), I invite you to join a reflection on ‘the need for a common understanding of the principle of the green economy as a criterion for sustainable development’.
Since the beginning of the global negotiations on sustainable development, their central thematic concern has…
Added by Bridget Burns on February 28, 2012 at 1:57pm — No Comments
Is it possible to talk about sustainable development without talking about population, in a world of 7 billion people and growing?
Apparently the policymakers involved with the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development…Continue
Added by Suzanne York on February 14, 2012 at 4:53pm — No Comments
THE PROPOSED TOURIST DESTINATION
CHILDREN PARK AT
WAHLYNGNGAI, NEAR LAITRYNGEW,
MAWKMA AND LAITLYNDOP,
Based on the present economic crisis of the…Continue
Added by G.Phaiyolin Nongrum on February 4, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments