69th General Debate Continues Discussion of Post-2015 Agenda, Highlights Biodiversity, SIDS Issues

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SAMOA: URGING SUSTAINABLE ACTION, UN OFFICIALS OPEN CONFERENCE BY LINKING SMALL ISLANDS TO GLOBAL ISSUES

New York Aug 31 2014 9:00PM     UN News Centre with breaking news from the UN News Service  Nukunonu Atoll seaside is one of the regions of the world vulnerable to the impact of the climate change. UN Photo/Ariane Rummery (file photo)   SAMOA: URGING SUSTAINABLE ACTION, UN OFFICIALS OPEN CONFERENCE …

UN News Centre: DATA REVOLUTION ADVISORY GROUP NAMED BY UN SECRETARY-GENERAL

New York Aug 29 2014 5:00PM     UN News Centre with breaking news from the UN News Service  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras (file)   DATA REVOLUTION ADVISORY GROUP NAMED BY UN SECRETARY-GENERAL Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named an Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development to …

“The Earth Charter, Ecological Integrity, and Social Movements”

Dear Friends of the Earth Charter, We hope this message finds you well, energized and motivated to continue doing the work you are doing to foster peace, justice, and sustainability. We would like to draw your attention to several books and publications that may help your efforts towards these ends. …

TFF PressInfo 273: Support Branson’s Ukraine initiative

Ethical Markets  joins with our friends in Sweden at the Transnational Foundation in supporting Richard Branson’s initiative with business leaders to  promote negotiations  over Ukraine ,   Hazel Henderson, Editor-in-Chief    PressInfo Contact TFF Transnational Foundation for Peace & Future Research  Vegagatan 25, S – 22457 Lund, Sweden (+46) 738 52 …

OTHER NEWS: Japan Remains Committed to ‘Advancing Vibrant Diplomacy’

Japan Remains Committed to ‘Advancing Vibrant Diplomacy’   By Isamu Ueda*   TOKYO, Jul  2014 (IPS) – In recent years, Japan has found itself it in a rapidly changing security environment. The global balance of power has shifted and various new threats have emerged within the region, including the development …

20th International Summer University: “Terra Nova – Global Alliance for the Healing of the Earth” August 1-10th 2014

                Photos from left to right: Oracle Spring Building Site with Sabine Lichtenfels, Summer University in Tamera, Evening Light over Lake One Tamera Newsletter  –  June 2014 Dear friends of Tamera,  The world looks to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil but many football fans can …

Military Needs To Plan For Impact Of Climate Change: Briefing For Defence Sector Highlights Threats To Peace And Security

Whether risks emerge from human aggression or other factors, the core mission of national military forces is to provide protection from threats to security. Climate Change is multiplying threats to peace and stability, forcing military leaders everywhere to adapt strategic planning. A briefing published today summarises security-related findings of the Intergovernmental …

Video: “My Country is the World”

“My Country is the World” is a forthcoming documentary, which tells the extraordinary story of how Garry Davis, Danny Kaye’s Broadway understudy, became World Citizen #1 – a song and dance man on a mission to save the world.   The documentary presents the dramatic story of the first person …

A Journal Paper on Human Security and Human Rights

Enclosed herein (word and pdf formats) is the Situation Update 112 paper on Human Security and Human Rights: Harmonious to Inharmonious Relations. This is published by the Archives of Business Research, 2(1), 46-74, Society for Science and Education, United Kingdom. It shall be available online at http://scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR or http://scholarpublishing.org/index.php/ABR/article/view/145/73. Also find the status of peer review …