UN announces new partnership and leadership to spearhead sustainable energy efforts
16 September 2015 – A firm foundation to ensure affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all has been built but a solid long-term institutional arrangement is needed, the United Nations Secretary-General said today, as he announced the creation of an international not-for-profit organization to spearhead renewable energy efforts.
Fight against TB in Papua New Guinea: 'Embarrassment of riches' moment?
Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
Video interview with Dr Paison Dakulala of PNG is online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZZPWIXWux8
Photograph of Dr Paison Dakulala is online at: http://bit.ly/1KPxD1E
Denis De Rougemont (1906-1985): The Future Is Within Us
BIOGRAPHIES, 7 September 2015
René Wadlow –
Self-government will be, first of all, the art of getting people to meddle in things which concern them. It will soon call for the skill of challenging once again, decisions which concern them, and which have been taken without them…Self-government specifically consists in finding one’s own way along uncharted paths. — Denis de Rougemont
On International Day, Ban calls on people everywhere to act charitably in the face of human suffering
5 September 2015 – On the International Day of Charity, marked annually on 5 September, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on people everywhere to volunteer and act charitably in the face of human suffering.
Universal access to services and social protection
Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
So said Dr Mario Raviglione, Director of the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Global Tuberculosis Programme, in an interview given to Citizen News Service (CNS) at the ongoing 5th Asia Pacific Region Conference on Lung Health of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union). TB is indeed the top infectious disease killer!
General Assembly hands over draft global sustainability agenda to UN Member States
1 September 2015 – The United Nations General Assembly today approved a resolution sending the draft ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ to Member States for adoption later this month, bringing the international community “to the cusp of decisions that can help realize the… dream of a world of peace and dignity for all,” according to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Maria Montessori (1870-1952)
by Rene Wadlow
31 August is the birth anniversary of Maria Montessori, an Italian childhood educator and world citizen. Her approaches to early childhood education are used both in Montessori schools and also more widely in other schools and home schooling.
An atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the United States at Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands, on 1 November 1952. Photo: US Government
Farmland along the banks of Rwanda's Lake Sake. Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano