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U.N.’s Top Posts Remain a Boy’s Club

By Thalif Deen   UNITED NATIONS, Oct 8 2013 (IPS) - Despite adopting scores of pious resolutions on gender empowerment over the last 67 years, the 193-member General Assembly has failed to practice in its own backyard what it has vigourously preached to the outside world. So far, the U.N’s highest policy making body has elected [...]

SAVE THE DATE – Youth Blast in NY, 20th September 2013!

SAVE THE DATE – Youth Blast in NY, 20th September 2013!

  Hi  everyone,  This month, the UN is hosting in New York a series of key events together with its General Assembly, among them: the 20th Session of the  Commission  on Sustainable Development which will mark the end of a cycle and the the Inaugural Session of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable [...]

Briefing Note on the WG on Marine Biodiversity

  SUMMARY OF THE SIXTH MEETING OF THE WORKING GROUP ON MARINE BIODIVERSITY BEYOND AREAS OF NATIONAL JURISDICTION The sixth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group (hereinafter, the Working Group) to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national [...]

ON FIRST INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS, BAN CALLS FOR INCLUSIVE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

ON FIRST INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS, BAN CALLS FOR INCLUSIVE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT New York, Mar 20 2013 10:00AM Marking the first ever International Day of Happiness, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the international community to commit to an inclusive and sustainable human development that will improve the well-being of those [...]

General Assembly President Calls on States to Implement Rio + 20 Outcome Document

New York, Jul 27 2012  3:05PM The President of the General Assembly, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, today called on countries to focus on implementing the outcome document from the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last month. "We have defined the future we want," Mr. Al-Nasser [...]

RIO+20: SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES DURING FORUM TO LOWER ENVIRONMENTAL

RIO+20: SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES DURING FORUM TO LOWER ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT New York, Jun 22 2012 6:05PM Reducing the use of paper, providing vehicles powered by biodiesel and electricity, and using recyclable materials are some of the practices that were pursued during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to [...]

Thirteenth Meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea

Thursday, 31 May 2012 On Thursday, the Consultative Process convened for a morning plenary session to discuss: a general exchange of views on marine renewable energies (MREs); inter-agency cooperation and coordination; the process for the selection of topics and panelists so as to facilitate the work of the General Assembly; and issues [...]

2012 LOHAS Speaker Line Up Defines the Future of Eco Integrity for $290 Billion Green Market

2012 LOHAS Speaker Line Up Defines the Future of Eco... CSRwire.com Media Sponsors include, Fast Company, CSRwire, Mother Jones, Spirituality & Health, Experience Life, Organic Spa, VividLife, Ethical Markets, Colorado Biz, ...   Blogs 1 new result for "ethical markets" Rio + 20 United [...]

Occupy these Upcoming Events

Join us in returning to Wall Street and Liberty Plaza every Wednesday for the ringing of the People's Gong and a common space for meetings and discussions. Whether you occupy a labor law workshop, an algebra course, a feminist general assembly, or something else entirely, the People's Gong is a perfect way to connect with other change-makers in [...]

How Established Electoral Politics and OWS Can Achieve Revolutionary Demands

While Andrew Smith crafted this piece "for electoral politics in the American left," I believe it serves established and peripheral electoral politics from a myriad of perspectives. Before I get pinned as not "radical" enough, note that we report on many groups looking for the best answers available from wherever on the political spectrum they [...]

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