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‘Global Citizenship’

News on groups, NGOs, companies seeking to take responsibility for the common good and whole human family and the planet.

Relates to: SRI News, Transforming Finance, GTS, Sustainability News, Earth Systems Science, Beyond GDP, Power of Yin

ON WORLD DAY, UN HAILS COOPERATIVES AS DRIVERS OF SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

ON WORLD DAY, UN HAILS COOPERATIVES AS DRIVERS OF SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

UNDP has helped establish small, women-run agricultural business cooperatives in rural Lebanon. Photo: UNDP ON WORLD DAY, UN HAILS COOPERATIVES AS DRIVERS OF SUSTAINABLE FUTURE Cooperatives are an old idea but more relevant than ever as they can be the drivers of a sustainable future, senior United Nations officials said on the [...]

Newsletter July 2016

Newsletter July 2016

Paraguay’s Secret Archives in the Spotlight In June, 2002 Right Livelihood Award Laureate Martín Almada visited Moscow on the invitation of fellow Laureate Russian NGO Memorial, for the first in a series of public lectures on human rights. Dr Almada, who discovered the so-called ‘Archives of Terror’ in Paraguay, shared his [...]

Jean Houston, Lance Secretan & Barbara Marx Hubbard July 2, 3 & 4

Jean Houston, Lance Secretan & Barbara Marx Hubbard July 2, 3 & 4

The Celebration of Independence Day is happening in the United States this weekend. As the celebrations take place, we are giving thought to how we are interdependent here and around the world.  Humanity's Team celebrates our interdependence this 4th of July.   "Researchers have proven scientifically that humans are all one people. [...]

In the Public Interest: How Unpatriotic is Donald Trump?

In the Public Interest: How Unpatriotic is Donald Trump?

Samuel Johnson famously considered patriotism “the last refuge of a scoundrel.” His biographer James Boswell, who passed along that judgment, clarified that Johnson “did not mean a real and generous love for our country, but that pretended patriotism which so many, in all ages and countries, have made a cloak for self-interest.” This [...]

Dive into Shark Week with SciStarter

Dive into Shark Week with SciStarter

Projects we think you'll love. Dive into Shark Week with SciStarter It's shark week! Celebrate by getting involved in one of the many citizen science projects that study and protect sharks. Find even more projects with the  SciStarter Global Project Finder.     Cheers! The SciStarter Team Photo: Lisa [...]

Soul of WoMen Global Community Photo Album and Survey

Soul of WoMen Global Community Photo Album and Survey

Soul of WoMen Grand Celebration As thousands gathered at the foot of Mt Fuji on May 15th, the Soul of WoMen global community gathered on every continent to support and inspire the emergence of the feminine principles and wisdom within the hearts of humanity to encourage a more balanced and sustainable world for all. Number of [...]

Positive News weekly roundup

Positive News weekly roundup

    The Rio residents fighting to keep their communities For Rio’s favela dwellers the story of the 2016 Olympics has been one of disbanded communities, demolished homes and broken promises of urban renewal. But the determination of one community could offer hope for other ongoing struggles Community scheme offers [...]

Why I Started SMART ALEC – Lobbying for the Public Good Inter Press Service

Why I Started SMART ALEC – Lobbying for the Public Good Inter Press Service

Why I Started SMART ALEC – Lobbying for the Public Good By Matthew Charles CardinaleReprint||Print| Matthew Charles Cardinale is CEO of SMART ALEC as well as Atlanta Progressive News. Protest outside the ALEC Headquarters in Washington DC March 29, 2012. Against ALEC, the NRA, and "Stand Your Ground" laws. Credit: LaDawna Howard/cc by [...]

Honoring Futurist Alvin Toffler

Honoring Futurist Alvin Toffler

We at Ethical Markets are saddened to lose the prophetic brilliance of Alvin Toffler, world-renowned futurist, author of Future Shock (1970), Third Wave (1980), Revolutionary Wealth (2006), which shaped the geopolitical thinking and debates in North America and Europe, also in Japan and influencing the leaders in China and many other countries.  [...]

UN Security Council Election Results – Drought in Cuba – Biogas in Pakistan

UN Security Council Election Results – Drought in Cuba – Biogas in Pakistan

Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Sweden Among New Members of UN Security Council Tharanga Yakupitiyage Bolivia, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan and Sweden were elected on Tuesday to serve on the UN Security Council (UNSC) as non-permanent members, while Italy and Netherlands have split the remaining contested seat. The UN General Assembly (UNGA) met to choose five [...]

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