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We study communication, society and culture to effectively enhance knowledge transfer and bring about sustainable social change.
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Outline of the Millennium Development Goals

Outline of the Millennium Development Goals | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Although considerable achievements have been made on many of the MDGs universally, progress has not been uniform across the developing regions.
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UN News - UN Millennium Development Goal target to reduce malaria burden achieved

UN News - UN Millennium Development Goal target to reduce malaria burden achieved | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
With roughly six weeks left under the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – a set of eight universally-agreed goals adopted in 2000 to rid the world of extreme poverty and disease by 2015 – global leaders, diplomats and health...
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Why Africa Failed to Achieve MDGs

http://bdafrica.com Dr Aggrey Ambali, NEPAD Scientist explains why African countries failed to achieve most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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Outline of the Millennium Development Goals

Outline of the Millennium Development Goals | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Although considerable achievements have been made on many of the MDGs universally, progress has not been uniform across the developing regions.
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Documentary - Millennium Children

Almost two billion children have been born since the turn of the millennium. They are the first generation of the 21st century. This extraordinary film sets out to ...
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Water Remains Largely Marginalized in Climate Talks

Water Remains Largely Marginalized in Climate Talks | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Credit: WaterAid By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Oct 20 2015 (IPS) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry last week turned the spotlight on the “record number” of extreme weather-related events the world is witnessing these days.
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Opinion: Will the SDGs Serve to Bridge the Gender Gap?

Opinion: Will the SDGs Serve to Bridge the Gender Gap? | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
By Paloma Duran UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 2015 (IPS) Increasingly gender equality, rooted in human rights, is recognized both as a key development goal on its own and as a vital means to helping accelerate sustainable development.
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Which countries are doing the most to stop dangerous global warming?

Which countries are doing the most to stop dangerous global warming? | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
In November, nearly 200 countries meet in Paris for UN talks to agree a new climate deal. Find out below how their pledges - known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions or INDCs - compare
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Opinion: Food Loss & Waste Has Got to Do a Lot with Sustainable Development | Inter Press Service

Opinion: Food Loss & Waste Has Got to Do a Lot with Sustainable Development | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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Faith and secular global bodies learn to live together

Faith and secular global bodies learn to live together | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
THERE are many reasons why sceptics might find fault with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, along with 169 associated targets, which the leaders of the world...
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Opinion: Women in the Face of Climate Change | Inter Press Service

Opinion: Women in the Face of Climate Change | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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Pun Pun - sustainable living and learning center : Organic Farm, Seed Saving, Natural Building, Earthen Building, Organic Restaurant, appropriate technologies, permaculture, etc

Pun Pun - sustainable living and learning center : Organic Farm, Seed Saving, Natural Building, Earthen Building, Organic Restaurant, appropriate technologies, permaculture, etc | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Pun Pun is an organic farm, seed-saving operation, and sustainable living and learning center. We feel that only by living in a sustainable way ourselves, is it
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The Challenge of Climate Change: an Indian perspective

The Challenge of Climate Change: an Indian perspective | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
By Arnab Jyoti Das NEW DELHI, INDIA, Nov 19 2015 (IPS) Few countries in the world are as vulnerable to the effects of climate change as India is with its vast population (of over 1.2 billion) that is dependent on the growth of its agrarian economy,...
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What's killing the children of Freetown? Because it's not Ebola. - Concern

What's killing the children of Freetown? Because it's not Ebola. - Concern | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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“THESE CHILDREN ARE DYING FROM THINGS THAT ARE PREVENTABLE, THAT ARE EASILY TREATED… WE NEED TO START ASKING OURSELVES VERY SERIOUSLY WHY.”

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Five numbers that sum up China's one-child policy - BBC News

Five numbers that sum up China's one-child policy - BBC News | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
China's government is abolishing its one-child policy, which was introduced to limit the birth rate. What difference has it made?
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NGOs Disappointed With Final Round of Climate Negotiations

NGOs Disappointed With Final Round of Climate Negotiations | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 2015 (IPS) Civil society groups have expressed disappointment over the outcome of the final round of U.N. climate change negotiations in Bonn — 38 days ahead of the upcoming summit in Paris.
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Everything you need to know about the Paris climate summit and UN talks

Everything you need to know about the Paris climate summit and UN talks | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
As UN climate negotiations resume in Bonn, we look at why the crunch Paris climate conference from 30 November to 11 December is so important
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Slow Progress in Gender Equality, Report Reveals

Slow Progress in Gender Equality, Report Reveals | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UNITED NATIONS, Oct 20 2015 (IPS) Although the status of women has improved in many areas over the last 20 years, progress continues to be slow, according to the UN’s Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) which...
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A Younger Generation Cannot March on an Empty Stomach

A Younger Generation Cannot March on an Empty Stomach | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
World Food Day: Building a movement to end hunger - Global ceremony at Milan Expo calls for social protection, fairer food systems. Credit: FAO By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 2015 (IPS) U.N.
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Opinion: The Party’s Over for U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals | Inter Press Service

Opinion: The Party’s Over for U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Jan Servaes's insight:

To achieve real change for poor people, the business as usual approach I saw at the U.N. over the last few days won’t be good enough. The climate conference in Paris in December will be the first test. 

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Limited Progress Seen Even as More Nations Step Up on Climate

Limited Progress Seen Even as More Nations Step Up on Climate | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The pledges to battle climate change would still allow the world to heat up to a level that is likely to produce catastrophes, scientists say.
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Strong Climate Deal Needed to Combat Future Refugee Crises | Inter Press Service

Strong Climate Deal Needed to Combat Future Refugee Crises | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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Climate change has been held responsible many of the social and economic woes affecting mainly the poorest in the global South and now many are seeing it as one of the root causes of refugee crises

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Asylum, migration, and the crisis in Europe

Asylum, migration, and the crisis in Europe | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The grave situation facing refugees and economic migrants in Europe can only be resolved through the concerted actions of the very countries – and others – that precipitated the crisis.
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The current crisis in Europe is of our own making, not of those who seek asylum or economic stability. It is not someone else’s “problem” and it can only be resolved in ways that recognize equality, dignity, and genuine need.

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