UN Social Media Day, JAN 30 – #SocialUN

Interested in digital diplomacy? The first-ever UN Social Media Day is happening this Friday at UN Headquarters in NYC! Social media professionals, digital diplomacy practitioners, academics and experts will share their experiences, discuss trends, showcase best-practices, and provide insights into their work. The first “UN Social Media Day” will take place at UN Headquarters in Conference Room 3 on Friday 30 January 2015. All are invited to join the conversation online by using the … [Read more...]

World Pulse, WWW – Women Weave the Web

Earlier this month, World Pulse brought your voices from the WWW: Women Weave the Web Campaign to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS +10 High Level Event) in Geneva, Switzerland — one of the highest policy making platforms working on information and communication technology (ICT) for development. At the forum, we shared your recommendations from the Campaign with government officials, technology companies, and key stakeholders to advocate for the digital inclusion of women around … [Read more...]

Jean Houston, Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose

Dear Friend, Everywhere I go, people come up to me and tell me how profoundly their lives have been changed by taking my Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose 7-week Online Course. REGISTER HERE And nothing makes me happier than knowing that the course is helping people live their highest purpose, because as you probably know, that’s what the world needs right now, more than anything. Here are a few more excerpts from letters I’ve received from course graduates talking … [Read more...]

Gender Equality: Celebrating a Slow Progress

The report’s Gender Gap Index ranks countries according to their gender gaps, and their scores can be interpreted as the percentage of the inequality between women and men that has been closed. Information about gender imbalances to the advantage of women is explicitly prevented from affecting the score. The Global Gender Gap Report, introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, provides a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities around the world. The … [Read more...]

Swiss watch industry @ Credit Suisse Reports

Credit Suisse has recently published a major study on the Swiss watches industry. The main topics include: the importance and upsurge of the sector, industrial concentration and distribution, the weight of China and emerging countries. The Credit Suisse report highlights that the watch industry is an economic driving force for Switzerland. Between 2010 and 2012, it recorded an average growth of exports of 17% per year, far ahead of other industries. In 2012, the volume of its sales abroad … [Read more...]

Lorre White celebrates the 5 most expensive sleeps on the planet!

5 of the most expensive places to stay in the world Have you ever wondered where the world’s most affluent people stay when they go on vacation? It’s no secret that an unlimited budget can take you anywhere in the world, but what are some of the world’s most exclusive accommodations? The following are 5 of the most luxurious places to stay in the world: Villa Bellissima VI, Tuscany Price: $19,570 per night This 800- year old farming village sits on a rural … [Read more...]

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Recounts 5-year-Old Girl’s Ordeal

SECURITY COUNCIL ADOPTS TEXT URGING TARGETED SANCTIONS AGAINST PERPETRATORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE DURING ARMED CONFLICT Rape Largely ‘Cost-free’, Says Special Representative As UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Recounts 5-year-Old Girl’s Ordeal   The Security Council today urged the United Nations sanctions committees to apply targeted sanctions against parties committing sexual violence during armed conflict. Ahead of a debate on the subject that attracted more than 60 speakers, the … [Read more...]

Global and regional estimates of ‘violence against women’

WHO report highlights violence against women as a ‘global health problem of epidemic proportions’ JUNE 2013 | GENEVA - Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by WHO in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council. The report, Global and regional estimates of 'violence against women': Prevalence and health … [Read more...]

Australia occupies top rank yet again in OECD’ s better life index!

The OECD's Better Life Index ranks the world's developed economies on quality-of-life criteria. 1. Australia 2. Sweden 3. Canada 4. Norway 5. Switzerland 6. United States 7. Denmark 8. The Netherlands 9. Iceland 10. United Kingdom For over fifty years, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has helped governments design better policies for better lives for their citizens. It provides a forum in which leaders and policy makers can work together to … [Read more...]

Foods to Try, 25 edible wonders not to miss!

Whether you exist on a diet of classic comfort food or are a naturally adventurous eater. There are certain foods that you should make a point of trying at least once in your lifetime! These are twenty-five of those edible wonders, from simple pleasures to experiences with eating dangerously; with fabulous recipes linked in for your at-home pleasure! Venison – A staple in the diets of some hunters and many Europeans, non-hunting Americans may not be familiar with the high-moisture, … [Read more...]

“Nourishing Bodies, Nourishing Minds”

In a bid to improve access to health care, nutrition and education for the world’s most underserved children, UNESCO is joining forces with the World Food Programme, UNICEF and the private sector to launch a three-year partnership, “Nourishing Bodies, Nourishing Minds,” at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on 24 January 2013. This partnership comes in direct support to the UN Secretary-General’s, Global Education First Initiative aimed at galvanizing renewed international action … [Read more...]

The Blue Heart Campaign, New Initiatives around the World

Vienna, January 2013 - The Blue Heart Campaign has gained additional support with new initiatives around the world. Switzerland became the latest country to join the Campaign, and in Colombia and the Republic of Serbia, cinema and theatre have been used to generate awareness and serve as a stark warning to potential victims about false promises of a better life. On the European Day against Trafficking in Human Beings, 18 October 2012, Switzerland became the latest country to join the Blue … [Read more...]

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