UN Regional Outreach

UN Regional Outreach

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UNFCCC and Cancun Climate Change Summit

UNFCCC and Cancun Climate Change SummitHow can the UN avoid a repeat of the disastrous Copenhagen summit in Mexico?

In the wake of the unsuccessful climate change conference held in Copenhagen last year, another summit is to be held in Cancun, Mexico this December. Intent on not ‘getting it wrong’ a second time, a series of meetings are to take place in the run up to Cancun, to discuss, deliberate and streamline negotiations.…
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Poverty in Morocco

Poverty in MoroccoAs the unevenness in wealth grows in Morocco, the age of excess needs to be replaced by an age of equality.

If I was given a Dirham every time a Moroccan person picked up my two young sons and kissed them lovingly on the cheek during our recent five-day visit to Marrakesh, I would probably have made enough money to buy myself a “meat tagine” at one of the more up-market restaurants in the city.…
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Slaves in Brazil

Slavery in Brazil

Slavery in BrazilSlavery, A Modern-Age Slur on a Country Thriving in Prosperity.

Reports of Brazil as a nation thriving with a strong economy growing healthily, cause both envy and intrigue to hang over the many countries, who far from managing to pull themselves out of recession, are plunging further into economic breakdown. Although this rosy picture of Brazil, which has been colorfully filling our television screens on recent news bulletins, is far from representative of the whole picture.…
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Support Non-Political UN

Support Non-Political UNLet the ruler be a ruler, the subject a subject, the father a father, the son a son.
Truly if the ruler be not a ruler, the subject not a subject, the father not a father, the son not a son, then even if there be grain, would I get to eat it?
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Traditional Medicine, Ayurveda – Science of Life

Traditional Medicine, Ayurveda - Science of LifeTraditional Medicine (Ayurveda – Science of Life) in the eyes of the UN Health and Insurance.

Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the successes as well as stresses of your lives. From ancient Sanskrit verse.

Ayurveda as per Wikipedia:

Ayurveda (Devanāgarī: आयुर्वेद, the ‘science of life’) is a system of traditional medicine native to the Indian Subcontinent and practiced in other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine. In …
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Way Forward II

Living Intelligently

Living IntelligentlyI expect to pass through life but once. If there be any kindness I show, let me do it now, as I shall not pass this way again.”  William Penn (1644–1718).

Trees bear fruit for the sake of others, rivers flow for the sake of others, cows produce milk for others.
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Caribbean Kids

High Cost of Youth Risky Behavior

High Cost of Youth Risky BehaviorMany Caribbean youth are doing reasonably well. They live in loving and caring families, attend school and are involved in various social activities in their communities. The health and well-being of children and youth in the Caribbean is, and has been, the center of attention of many studies, meetings and policy directives set at the regional, sub regional and national levels.…
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Human Resources Education

Human Resources Key to Economic Progress

Human Resources Key to Economic ProgressThe quality of human resources has a strong influence on the ability of societies, enterprises and governments to properly identify and analyse problems, to realistically and imaginatively envisage the future and to craft plans for achieving goals and objectives.

The ingredients of high quality human resources are expert knowledge and skills, capacity for knowledge acquisition, analytical capacity, ability to communicate and creative adaptive responsibilities.…
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Corporate Social Responsibility

Leveraging CSR to Achieve MDGs

Leveraging CSR to Achieve MDGsTrans-national businesses (TNs) have the opportunity to contribute directly to specific national development goals, in the short term and achieving targets under the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in the medium to long terms. In such an investment negotiating environment, opportunities will be created to enable governments in developing Commonwealth member States to leverage Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Inclusive Business (IB) strategies of multi-national companies to create “Triple Wins” for investors, governments and communities.…
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