MDGs

un peace

Price of Peace – UN

Price of Peace - UNWe the Peoples of the United Nations Determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom..
Read this Post...

Queen in UN

The UN and The Queen

The UN and The QueenWill the Queen’s visit to the UN influence the quest for world unity and peace? Or do actions speak louder than words?

Whenever you make a trip to Buckingham Palace, regardless of the day, month or year, American accents are always the most prominent intonation to be heard outside the palace, as eager tourists from the States excitedly ogle the British Monarch’s abode.…
Read this Post...

Marrakech 2010 053

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.…
Read this Post...

Maternal Health in Kenya

Scandal of Pregnancy Mortality

Scandal of Pregnancy MortalityThe “scandal” surrounding child-birth deaths. Who is letting women and our future generations down?

The joy a woman feels when she first finds out she is pregnant is quickly surpassed by natural feelings of apprehension. Not only about the prospect of looking after a helpless, newborn baby, but more so,  fear about the birth, with one morbidly frightening question lying deep in an expectant mothers overactive imagination, “will I die during labor?
Read this Post...

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.…
Read this Post...

population development 150

UN Population and Development

UN Population and DevelopmentThe United Nations states: “The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) was held in Cairo, Egypt, from 5 to 13 September 1994. Delegations from 179 States took part in negotiations to finalize a Programme of Action on population and development for the next 20 years… The ICPD draft Programme of Action builds upon the World Population Plan of Action adopted at the 1974 World Population Conference in Bucharest, and the 88 recommendations for its further implementation approved at the International Conference on Population in Mexico City in 1984.”
Read this Post...