April 24, 2014, Global Day of Action

International Labor Rights Forum has announced the observance of April 24, 2014, as a Global Day of Action to raise awareness about hazards in the Bangladesh garment industry and to help victims of the tragic Rana Plaza collapse. April 24 is the one-year anniversary of the collapse, which killed at least 1,138 individuals and injured countless others. To date, many victims still await compensation, as do the families of those who died in the incident. While the collapse drew worldwide … [Read more...]

UN Women responds to girl’s death

The Asia and the Pacific region contains some of the world’s most powerful economies—and two-thirds of its poorest people. Rich in political, cultural and other forms of diversity, it faces common challenges from stark socioeconomic disparities, including those linked to gender. Many countries have made formal commitments to gender equality, but implementation is undercut by a variety of factors, from limited resources to inconsistencies in upholding laws to upheaval from natural … [Read more...]

Athena Gepte, Emergency Response Coordinator ACCORD

I'm writing today because I want to coordinate a surprise for my colleagues and volunteers responding to the typhoon here in the Philippines and I'm hoping to get your help. All you need to do is hit reply to this email to send a note of thanks to those who are giving their time to help. Just let them know what their work means to you. I'll make sure your note gets delivered into their hands where you're sure to boost spirits all around. One of the most remarkable aspects of working … [Read more...]

Kung Hei Fat Choi, Chinese NEW YEAR celebrated JAN 31, 2014

Chinese NEW YEAR - JAN 31, 2014 The Blessings of this year of the Horse~! Chinese New Year Eve usually is on 30th lunar day of 12th lunar month. However, a lunar month might have only 29 days. In this case, the Chinese New Year Eve becomes on 29th day of 12th lunar month. The next day will be a new moon day, which is the Chinese New Year Day. 2014 Chinese new year will falls on Jan. 31, 2014 (Friday). It will be the year of the wood horse. In Chinese, Chinese New Year Eve … [Read more...]

Philippines: Nowhere to Go – Take Action!

THERE IS NOWHERE TO GO - THE PHILIPPINES   A storm of unprecedented scale has brought widespread death and destruction to the Philippines, while relief organizations scramble to deliver emergency assistance, even as they continue to assess the full extent of the damage.   … [Read more...]

Ormoc City, a port city in the Philippines – Take Action!

I arrived by boat in Ormoc City, a port city in the Philippines. One step onto the ground and you know it's a disaster zone. It's all destroyed. Typhoon Haiyan has destroyed everything. Tin roofing sheets are hanging off trees like wet cardboard. Electric poles were broken like toothpicks. And amidst the wreckage, the people are growing desperate. It's now very hot, and people are parched. Some officials just came and told us that people have been breaking into shops, … [Read more...]

Adoption Awareness Month is celebrated NOVEMBER

Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting for another and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological parent or parents. Unlike guardianship or other systems designed for the care of the young, adoption is intended to effect a permanent change in status and as such requires societal recognition, either through legal or religious sanction. Historically, some societies have enacted specific laws governing … [Read more...]

Tara Teng – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this young woman leader, one that woke up one day realizing that to reach inner fulfillment, she needed to expand her purpose for being. Through her journey, she found that her passion directed her into a life of activism, a life that is devoted to raise awareness on one of our plant's darkest activities: HUMAN SLAVERY.       WOMAN of ACTION™     Tara Teng       Tara Teng … [Read more...]

A Guide to China’s Social Media Landscape, Lorre White

Design Mind, citing an April 2012 McKinsey report, has pointed out that China is the world’s most active social media population: 91 percent of people with an internet connection have used a social media site within the last six months, compared with 30 percent in Japan, 67 percent in the United States, and 70 percent in South Korea. Social media has been a presence in China for almost 14 years – since the launch of the Tencent online chat forums. In that span of time, social media … [Read more...]

Ultra-high-net-worth decreases in Brazil, China

Ultra-high-net-worth population decreases in Brazil, China The combined wealth of global ultra-high-net-worth individuals has grown to a record high, although the ultra-high-net-worth population has dropped in Brazil and China, according to a new report by Wealth-X and UBS. The “Wealth-X and UBS World Ultra Wealth Report 2013” explores the global population of ultra-high-net-worth individuals and their income on both a global and local market scale. Examining the global wealth of … [Read more...]

Lorre White, ‘China, Shopping is a Man’s World’

Women have traditionally been known as the big shoppers in luxury retail. But China is no traditional market. Men account for about 55 percent of China’s luxury goods market, much higher than the 40 percent global average, according to research firm CLSA. Furthermore, Chinese men are not only outspending Chinese women on luxury goods — 7 billion yuan ($1.1 billion) in 2010 versus 2.8 billion yuan according to Bain — they outspend them in many categories, reports China … [Read more...]

Thailand to Scrap Luxury-Goods Tax to Lure China Travelers

Thailand to Scrap Luxury-Goods Tax to Lure China Travelers Thailand’s government said it will scrap import duties on luxury watches, clothes and cosmetics to help the country compete with Hong Kong and Singapore for wealthy travelers from markets including China. The duty on some luxury goods will be cut to zero from 30 percent by the end of the year, Permanent Secretary for Finance Areepong Bhoocha-Oom told reporters in Chonburi province. Thailand’s SET Index jumped 3.6 percent, as Minor … [Read more...]

IHP Climate Workshop – Latin America, 20-22 August 2013

Climate Change Impacts in Major Mountainous Regions of the World The International Hydrological Programme (IHP) is taking the lead to implement UNESCO’s contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation through an intersectoral project entitled "Climate Change Impacts in Major Mountainous Regions of the World: Multidisciplinary Network for Adaptation Strategies (Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe)". The overall objective of this project is to contribute to enhanced resilience to … [Read more...]

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