Protests and Progress

While protestors in Istanbul build barricades from paving stones and the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Demonstration passes, the UN is beginning discussions to update the Millenium Development Goals, which expire in 2015. Delegations to the UN lack the media attention of the battered Turks, but their work may be just as significant–there is a … Read More

International Women’s Day Resources

For those of you who are not aware, today (March 8) is International Women’s Day. The official United Nations theme for this year’s International Women’s Day  is “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women.” According to statistics provided by the UN, many women today still face dire situations: Up to 50% … Read More

>It’s Not Easy Going Green

> It’s not easy being green — or going green, for that matter.  But according to a recent survey by the United Nations, it’s certainly necessary for the health and prosperity of the planet.  Nevertheless many problems still loom.  Below is an excerpt from the United Nations 2009 World Economic and Social Survey: “Promoting Development, … Read More