World population projected to reach 11.2 billion by 2100

World population projected to reach 9.8 billion in 2050, and 11.2 billion in 2100 The current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100, according to a new United Nations report launched on 21 June. With roughly 83 million people being added to the world’s population every year, the upward trend in population size is expected to continue, even assuming that fertility levels will continue to decline. The World … [Read more...]

Global Warming causes Beach Threat

7 of the World’s Most Beautiful and Threatened Beaches by Beth Buczynski It’s summer and for most of us, that means at least one trip to the nearest beach. Splashing in the ocean, soaking up the sun, sinking my toes into the sand: these are sensations only the beach can provide. Sadly, our pollution and exploitation of all the ocean has to offer has put the world’s most beautiful beaches in jeopardy. In 100 years, a beach-side vacation may be something people only read about in books. 7 … [Read more...]

Three Ladies in Cairo, Anne Edelstam

About "Three Ladies in Cairo" is the fictionalized true story of how three Swedish women – grandmother Hilda, mother Ingrid, and the author Anne Edelstam. Description Three Ladies in Cairo is the fictionalized true story of how three Swedish women – grandmother Hilda, mother Ingrid, and Anne herself. Together they discover Egypt throughout the twentieth century’s social changes, up to the country’s first free elections in June 2012. All three learn to cope with the colossal social and … [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...]

Mae Chee ‘Aunampai’ Passakchai – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this diligent, hard working and humble woman that devotes her life to the education of young girls in Thailand.  Her advocate inside her school, providing us with her Story tells us she has an amazing sense of humor and is brilliant, but when it comes to talking about herself, she has almost nothing to say.       WOMAN of ACTION™     Mae Chee Aunampai Passakchai ‘Mae Chee’ means nun in … [Read more...]

Metta foot spa: Happy feet that empower

In the heart of posh Bandra is a unique social enterprise business – a spa that helps its visually impaired therapists stand on their feet even as yours get much needed rest. The fragrance of lemon grass and a gentle quiet greet my tired feet. I feel like I am miles away from the maddening city I have been commuting through all day. There is stillness around here, almost ashram-like. Tucked away in a quiet part of Bandra, one of Mumbai’s most ‘happening’ suburbs, is Metta Foot Spa, a … [Read more...]

Lorre White celebrates ‘The World Most Powerful Women 2013’

The World's Most Powerful Women 2013   Our annual snapshot of the 100 women with the most impact are top politicians and CEOs, activist billionaires and celebrities who matter. In roughly equal measure you’ll find next gen entrepreneurs and media mavens, technologists and leaders in philanthropy — all ranked by dollars, media momentum and impact (see full methodology here). We’ve selected women that go beyond the traditional taxonomy of the power elite (political and economic … [Read more...]

One-Stop Crisis Centre responding to Violence Against Women, Thailand

April 2013 – The launch of Thailand’s pioneering One-Stop Crisis Centre by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on 9 April reinforces the continuing efforts to respond to and prevent violence against women and girls after Thailand joined UN Women’s newest global initiative, COMMIT. UN Women Regional Director Roberta Clarke (wearing black) congratulates Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at the launch of the 1,300 mobile units. Photo credit: UN Women/Montira Narkvichien The One Stop … [Read more...]

Policy for domestic workers, ”a matter of urgency” says ILO

Domestic workers in India have more than doubled in number since 2005. Talking to BBC World News, ILO's, Tine Staermose stressed the importance of policies aimed at protecting a very vulnerable section of the society. India's domestic workers are considered to ''uphold the economy'', with a rising population of over 10 million. Making decent work a reality for domestic workers worldwide: Domestic workers comprise a significant part of the global workforce in informal employment … [Read more...]

Employment | UN Women

Employment P_11_form_UNwomen - UN Women Personal History Form (P11) - Required when applying for all vacancies and must be attached as part of online application in place of CV/resume. UN Women is now hiring expert practitioners for the following assignments. (Please contact us if you have questions.) Director, Human Resources Post Level: D1 Location: New York, USA Application Deadline: 26 March 2013 Economic Empowerment Advisor Post Level: P5 Location: Bangkok, … [Read more...]

Bhutanese Midwife, Thailand’s Experience: A notebook of ideas

LOEI, Thailand — After four days of trekking from his village by foot, a two-day bus ride across Bhutan, an international flight to Bangkok and a long van ride, Sonam finally arrived at this mountainous province in northeastern Thailand. The midwife from Gelephu, a small village in eastern Bhutan, was one of more than 20 Bhutanese health professionals selected to participate in a technical training on reproductive health care services. The programme, supported by UNFPA, is part of a … [Read more...]

JAPAN celebrates new Prime Minister, Mari Yamaguchi

Japan Government  Profile  2012 Country name conventional long form: none conventional short form: Japan local long form: Nihon-koku/Nippon-koku local short form: Nihon/Nippon Government type a parliamentary government with a constitutional monarchy Capital name: Tokyo geographic coordinates: 35 41 N, 139 45 E time difference: UTC+9 (14 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time) Administrative divisions 47 prefectures; Aichi, Akita, Aomori, Chiba, … [Read more...]

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