Tag: United Nations

Mar 01

Millennium Development Goal Achieved: Now What?

Quite a few posts have been written here at NotEnoughGood about the UN millennium development goals (MDGs), but this post is a bit different.  I’m not going to describe the goals or how they came to be or the latest UN meeting—you can click through the archives or do a quick Google search for that.  …

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Mar 01

¿Y a quien le incumbe?-Una mirada mas cercana hacia el Tibet

Read this post in English. La semana pasada, de una manera media esporádica, decidí que me voy a Dharamsala, India en junio (lo pueden llamar un regalo de graduación para mi misma).  Para que todos sepa, Dharamsala se encuentra al norte de la India por el Himalaya y al sur del Tíbet. Además del voluntariado …

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Feb 28

Who’s Business Is It? – A Closer Look at Tibet

So last week I sort-of sporadically decided that I’m going to Dharamsala, India in June (you can call it a graduation gift to myself).  To let everyone, know Dharamsala is in northern India by the Himalayas and south of Tibet.  Besides the community service I’ll be doing there, one of the most important reasons I …

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Feb 24

Rio+20, El Futuro que queremos?

El próximo Junio la ONU tendrá una importante conferencia sobre Desarrollo Sostenible, titulada Río +20. El objetivo de la conferencia es renovar el compromiso político de los estados miembros de la ONU para asegurar el desarrollo sostenible.  La conferencia se centrará en dos cuestiones fundamentales: la promoción de una economía verde y la creación de …

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Feb 23

World Tourism Day 2012

UN World Tourism Day occurs every September 27th, the start of the tourism season in the southern hemisphere and the end of the tourist season in the northern hemisphere, and this year the theme is “Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development.”  Now, September 27th is a long ways away, so it might seem a …

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Feb 21

Drug Lords Can’t Advertise

Sometimes people don’t bother to learn about global issues…because they’re global.  Many think that some issues are so big that they are best left to the government and to agencies like the United Nations.  The Mexican Drug War is one of these issues that has become so involved among different countries that people feel better …

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Feb 21

Violencia Sin Origen

View this post in English El alto nivel de violencia que los centroamericanos viven todos los días se puede atribuir a un millón de diferentes factores, entre ellos uno de los principales problemas es la deficiente infraestructura de sus gobiernos. Sin embargo, no es sólo la intervención del gobierno (o falta de) que ha facilitado un …

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Feb 20

The UN on Human Rights

The Human Rights Council, a part of the United Nations, is made up of 47 states that are all to be looked at as examples responsible for ensuring and strengthening universal human rights. The UN General Assembly created the council in 2006 in hopes of greatly improving and instilling the values that are listed in …

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Feb 17

RIO+20: The future we want?

This coming June, the UN will have an important conference on Sustainable development, Rio+20. As my fellow intern Katherine has indicated in a recent post, the objective of the conference is to renew political commitment of UN’s member states to secure sustainable development, and it will focus on two key issues: promoting a green economy …

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Feb 16

UN Resolution on Syria: What’s the Point?

I’ve written a lot about Syria these last several months, and if you’ve read any of my posts you know that I am not very optimistic about the situation.  Al-Assad has repeatedly promised the Arab League that he will end the violence in his country, and yet every day there is another story in the …

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