Videos: Speakers at UN Leaders’ Summit 2013 Apply Lessons to a Hopeful Future

20 Sep 2013 02:23:25 (Part 1) Plenary meeting – Global Leaders Summit 2013 (English)   20 Sep 2013 00:17:12 Ban Ki-moon, Global Leaders Summit 2013 (English) Opening remarks by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the Global Compact Leaders Summit: “Architects of a Better World”.    

COOPERATIVES CAN BUILD SOCIO-ECONOMIC RESILIENCE DURING CRISES

COOPERATIVES CAN BUILD SOCIO-ECONOMIC RESILIENCE DURING CRISES — UNOFFICIALS New York, Jul  6 2013 11:00AM The International Day of Cooperatives provides an opportunity to spotlight how such enterprises canhelp build resilience in all socio-economic spheres in times of “globaluncertainty,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday.“Over the course of the ongoing …

2013 Future Policy Award celebrates world’s best disarmament policies

2013 Future Policy Award celebrates world’s best disarmament policies   Press Release  2013 Future Policy Award celebrates world’s best disarmament policies World Future Council partners with United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs New York/Hamburg, 22 February – The World Future Council is pleased to announce that this year’s Future Policy Award …

UN Chief Praises Potential of Cooperatives to Empower Communities and Combat Hunger

New York, Nov 20 2012  7:05PM United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised the role that cooperatives play as catalysts of inclusive development and their capacity to empower communities by creating jobs and generating incomes. During a ceremony to close the International Year of Cooperatives at UN Headquarters in New …

WWC President calls for a “Pact for Water Security”

–For immediate release — WWC President calls for a “Pact for Water Security” 28 September 2012 – New York, USA – “The time for wishful thinking is over. Now is the time for actions, commitments and solutions,” declared Mr. Fauchon, President of the World Water Council speaking at a side …

Connecting city leaders to global leaders at Rio+20 Global Town Hall – 18-22 June, Athletes Park, Rio de Janeiro

“Our struggle for global sustainability will be won or lost in cities”. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon With 3 billion new urban dwellers moving into cities in the next three decades, local governments are crucial actors to ensure a sustainable future. The Rio+20 Global Town Hall, organized by ICLEI …

Ecocities Emerging – October 2011 Issue

Greetings, Welcome to the October 2011 edition of Ecocities Emerging, an initiative of Ecocity Builders and the International Ecocity Conference Series. “Why are we here?” It’s a question often posed philosophically. Posed practically, the answer is pretty straightforward – we’re here because our planet supports conditions for life, including human …