MDGs

Price of Peace – UN

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“We 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 …

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The UN and The Queen

Queen in UN

Will 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 …

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Poverty in Morocco

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As 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 …

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UNICEF and MDG’s

The deadline looms for the MDGs target to help impoverished children

Are UNICEF and the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) on target for providing a better future for children? Assuming the post of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) sixth Executive Director on 1 May 2010, Mr. Anthony Lake ‘reassuringly’ pledged on his first day in office to help the world’s children “inherit a better tomorrow”. Words …

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Leveraging CSR to Achieve MDGs

Corporate Social Responsibility

Trans-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 …

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