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     Austerity Measures Leading Europe To ‘Suicide’, Nobel Economist Says    : Information Clearing House

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said Europe is in a “dire” situation as a focus on austerity pushes the continent toward “suicide.”

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New Statesman - The beginning of a new world order

New Statesman - The beginning of a new world order | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Current affairs, world politics, the arts and more from Britain's award-winning magazine...
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Big Society or Collective Impact? (SSIR)

Big Society or Collective Impact? (SSIR) | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
How are the UK and US addressing the third sector’s next challenges, and where they are failing?
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Rio+20 Participation Guide: How youths can understand and influence the Rio+20 Conference

Rio+20 Participation Guide: How youths can understand and influence the Rio+20 Conference | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Rio+twenties, a youth-led, volunteer-based organization working to create a platform for the active participation of youth in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development has published the Rio+20 Participation Guide.
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Understanding Poverty: the human development approach

Understanding Poverty: the human development approach | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The human development approach, underpinned by interdisciplinary capability frameworks, has become one of the prevailing approaches in understanding, evaluating and measuring poverty within the development sector.
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Africa: Millennium Development Goals – Further and Faster ...

Last week's Guardian news story on UK Prime Minister David Cameron's role in a post 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) committee, highlighted the importance of making a no-holds-barred push to meet the current ...
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The megatrends companies must face to meet sustainability challenges

The megatrends companies must face to meet sustainability challenges | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Systems thinking comes of age as KPMG says environmental, social and economic problems cannot be solved separately (Is the world ready for a systems change?
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The sustainable human development approach starts with… | CIVICUS' Blog

The sustainable human development approach starts with… | CIVICUS' Blog | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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Greenpeace Gives Apple, Amazon Low Marks for 'Dirty' Clouds

Greenpeace Gives Apple, Amazon Low Marks for 'Dirty' Clouds | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
A Tuesday Greenpeace report that studied the environmental impact of the cloud criticized firms like Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, and Amazon for lagging behind their Web counterparts.
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Shareable: Blueprint for P2P Society: The Partner State & Ethical Economy

Shareable: Blueprint for P2P Society: The Partner State & Ethical Economy | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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How Wealth Reduces Compassion: Scientific American

How Wealth Reduces Compassion: Scientific American | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
As riches grow, empathy for others seems to decline...
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We need sustainable goals, urges Brazil - Independent Online

We need sustainable goals, urges Brazil - Independent Online | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Independent OnlineWe need sustainable goals, urges BrazilIndependent OnlineThese goals would complement the poverty-reduction Millennium Development Goals set by 192 countries in 2000.
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Mobile Phones for MDGs

Mobile Phones for MDGs | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) is a mobile phone health initiative partnership led by USAID and Johnson & Johnson, with support from BabyCenter, mHealth Alliance and the United Nations Foundation.
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Prospects - Global Monitoring Report 2012: Food Prices, Nutrition, and the Millennium Development Goals

Prospects - Global Monitoring Report 2012: Food Prices, Nutrition, and the Millennium Development Goals | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it

Higher food prices have increased undernourishment. As a result, progress towards MDGs closely linked to food and nutrition is lagging, particularly child mortality (MDG 4) and maternal mortality (MDG 5), with 105 countries of the 144 monitored not expected to reach MDG 4, and 94 off track on MDG 5.

 

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U.N. Focuses on Largest Generation in History - IPS ipsnews.net

U.N. Focuses on Largest Generation in History - IPS ipsnews.net | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The United Nations, which has remained focused on the world's political and military hotspots, has turned its attention to the bigger socioeconomic issues facing adolescents and youth, including poverty, sexual abuse, female genital mutilation...
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Economy in double-dip recession

Economy in double-dip recession | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The UK returns to recession, after a sharp fall in construction leads to the economy shrinking by 0.2% in the first three months of 2012.
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Deepening the Conversation on The Third Industrial Revolution

Deepening the Conversation on The Third Industrial Revolution | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
With both presidential campaigns now turning their attention to the question of how to re-industrialize the economy and jump start growth, the time has arrived for a much needed national conversation on how to transition into a Third Industrial...
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The Millennium Development Goals cannot be realized while the ...

The Millennium Development Goals cannot be realized while the world squanders its wealth on militarism. Posted on April 17, 2012 by margaretpclark | Leave a comment. Join with Chomski, Tutu and many others: sign the Campaign ...
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Digital media and the Internet for HIV prevention, capacity building ...

Digital media and the Internet for HIV prevention, capacity building ... | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
This paper reports on lessons learned from the experiences of SAATHII's use of digital media and the Internet to address issues around stigma and discrimination, support expanded access to HIV and AIDS services among gay men, other MSM and TG...
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Social Media Activism Takes Root in Malawi - IPS ipsnews.net

Social Media Activism Takes Root in Malawi - IPS ipsnews.net | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
As Malawians celebrate Joyce Banda’s appointment as president on sites, like
Facebook and Twitter, the increased use of social media in Malawi comes full
circle as her new government takes office.
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Mobile Technologies and Empowerment: Enhancing human development through participation and innovation | E-governance and Access to Information

Mobile Technologies and Empowerment: Enhancing human development through participation and innovation | E-governance and Access to Information | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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Marcha por la resistencia, la dignidad en defensa de la tierra y el territorio 2.mov

Miles de compañeros campesinos llegaron en marcha a la ciudad capital, después de 9 jornadas en las que recorrieron más de 200 kilometros, para exigir la apr...
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Icelandic Anger Brings Debt Forgiveness in Best Recovery Story

Icelandic Anger Brings Debt Forgiveness in Best Recovery Story | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Icelanders who pelted parliament with rocks in 2009 demanding their leaders and bankers answer for the country’s economic and financial collapse are reaping the benefits of their anger.
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Communication Technologies: Five Myths and Five Lessons from History - Brookings Institution

Communication Technologies: Five Myths and Five Lessons from History - Brookings Institution | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Brookings InstitutionCommunication Technologies: Five Myths and Five Lessons from HistoryBrookings InstitutionInformation and communications technologies are now indispensible for development, prioritized through varying levels of market-driven...
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Higher education must join up internationalisation and development - The Guardian (blog)

Higher education must join up internationalisation and development - The Guardian (blog) | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)Higher education must join up internationalisation and developmentThe Guardian (blog)To what extent are we, for example, guiding our future internationally mobile students to think about the Millennium Development Goals, or the...
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