Realizing population/development commitments beyond 2014

Civil society, the UN system and other partners will join Governments at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday, 22 September, for the Special Session of the General Assembly on Population and Development. The Governments will gather at the highest political level to follow up on the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, to assess the status of implementation of the Programme of Action and to renew political support for actions required for the full … [Read more...]

Afghan Authorities Probe Child Marriage

Authorities in the northern Afghan province of Jowzjan have launched a probe against a father, who has acknowledged forcing his seven-year-old daughter to marry a man five times her age. Ramadan, who like many Afghans goes by one name, blamed his action on poverty that has plagued his family. "We didn't have a place to live, we were hungry, we had debts," he said. "I regretted doing this the day I did it. I regret it now." He acknowledged marrying off his underage daughter in return of … [Read more...]

St. Andrew’s Day(Scotland) – Celebrated November 30th around the World!

            St. Andrew's Day     November 30         St. Andrew's Day is the feast day of Saint Andrew. It is celebrated on 30 November.   Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, and St. Andrew's Day (Scottish Gaelic: Latha Naomh Anndra) is Scotland's official national day. In 2006, the Scottish Parliament designated St. Andrew's Day as an official bank holiday.     Although most commonly associated with Scotland, Saint Andrew is also the patron saint of … [Read more...]

In God of All Creation, James Robison

In God of All Creation, James Robison recalls many of the life lessons he has learned from his little dachshund, as well as other animals he has observed in nature. James shares that animals have shown him “expressions of God’s love, lessons of His grace, warnings about sin and other eternal truths.” James’ spiritual thoughts and insights can help you learn to hear God’s voice, submit to Him and trust Him for your every need.     Here’s what others have said about God of … [Read more...]

Twitter, UN Women post-2015 LIVE – Nov. 13 @ 9 am EST.

  #AskUNWomen Twitter chat on gender equality. In the context of the post-2015 consultations on inequalities, UN Women will hold a live twitter chat on gender equality with Deputy Executive Director John Hendra. What are the most widespread and fundamental forms of inequalities women and girls face around the world? What do you think are the major causes of gender inequalities within and among different societies? What actions could be taken to reduce those … [Read more...]

History of Humanity – 2012 What does it mean?, Angela Schulz-Henke

2012 -What does it mean? What have you heard about 2012 and what is your attitude towards it? Are you afraid or are you full of joy and excitement?   There is a lot of information concerning 21st of December 2012, but not all of it is right. Truth is that this date is a sensitive point of galactic extent, as we are in the middle of changes like the disintegration of the economic, financial, political and social systems we know. The Earth is in turmoil because we humans … [Read more...]

Women of our World, are You A “Meme Shifter”?

What’s A Meme? According to Wikipedia: A meme is “an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.” A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate and respond to selective pressures. A little more about … [Read more...]

World Humanitarian Day – August 19, 2012

WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY August 19, 2012   In December 2008, the sixty-third session of the UN General Assembly decided to designate 19 August as World Humanitarian Day. 19 August is the date on which a brutal terrorist attack on UN headquarters in Baghdad in 2003 killed 22 people, including UN envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello. World Humanitarian Day honours those, who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and those, who continue to bring assistance and relief to … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL WINDOW – A Women’s World

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World Breastfeeding Week 1–7 August 2012

  World Breastfeeding Week     1–7 August 2012   World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration made by WHO and UNICEF policy-makers in August 1990 to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is the best way to provide newborns with the nutrients they need. WHO recommends … [Read more...]

Planetworkshops, The Global Conference 2012 – Registrations will close on July, 31st

The 7th edition of the GLOBAL CONFERENCE  will be held on September 26th,27th and 28th, 2012               Evian, France         Register now  "Age of Co-construction of Triumph of Competition?"     The Planetworkshops is an international and independent Think Tank which analyses contemporary and future challenges for a sustainable development. Its vocation is to challenge the life of ideas, encourage intellectual innovation and produce expertise to accompany the long … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL WINDOW – BE the Change @ Ghandi

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INSPIRATIONAL WINDOW – Healing

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ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: China's Unwanted Girls

  ADELE BUTLER - Women of Spirit       China's Unwanted Girls   Today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and this morning I heard on The Current that there has been some progress in women’s fight for equality but there is still much to be done. I just read the same thing on Yahoo News. "The last century has seen an unprecedented expansion of women's legal rights and entitlements," Bachelet said, pointing to virtually universal voting rights for women, major inroads for … [Read more...]

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