Category Archives: International Organizations

Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum (SIGEF) 2014

The first edition of the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum (SIGEF 2014) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from October 22nd to October 24th, 2014 at the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG). This event aims to gather a diverse … Continue reading

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Low Carbon Economy Depends on 2 Degrees of Separation

Between ambition and reality. This is what the latest PwC Low Carbon Economy report is talking about: current trends indicate a 40 C global economy warming while key actors talk about 20 C. According to the report, the global average … Continue reading

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#Gaza Truce: Will It Last?

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Roma in Romania: Positive Discrimination vs Racial Segregation

Romanian Roma population is the ethnic national minority that has probably got the most sensible media coverage across Europe for various reasons. International organizations such as UNICEF constantly deplore lack of equity and social protection as well as different forms … Continue reading

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Somalia Famine Killed Some 260,000 People. International Community Hosts Another Conference

According to a UN report released today, the Somali famine from 2011-2012 took a heavy toll: nearly 260,000 people, half of which were children aged 5 and under. It’s the most troubling report since the Somali famine dating from 1992 … Continue reading

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Human Development Report 2013: The Rise of the South vs. Decay of Europe

Credit: Human Development Report 2013 – The rise of the South from UNDP in Europe and CIS With Europe sinking deep into a bitter financial and economic crisis that up to now can’t foresee viable routes for immediate recovery, it’s … Continue reading

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United States Hopes China Facilitates Talks With North Korea

It is probably repetitive to write again about North Korea but as the psychological nuclear conflict unfolds, this gives us food for thought. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hopes China will act as key facilitator and use its regional … Continue reading

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Do You Want to Work for the United Nations and Top Your Tan in the Maldives?

Are you still dreaming, like so many others around here, of landing the perfect job in a breathtaking sunny location with the task of making the world a better place as your top priority? The UN might just give you … Continue reading

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Kosovo Independence: Should the United Nations Promote Democracy?

President Atifete Jahjaga  has said in a televised address that Kosovan independence was “irreversible” and that “the republic of Kosovo is an irrefutable reality.” Speaking on February 17 as Kosovo began marking five years since it broke away from Serbia, … Continue reading

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UNHCR / Sand Painting Video

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