Stakeholders decry marginalisation of Ekiti in resource allocation The Guardian Nigeria Elder statesman, Deji Fasuan, urged the commission to always defend the rights of every Nigerian, saying that this right begins with the equitable distribution...
Using computer simulations designed to play a simple economic “game,” researchers at Harvard’s Program for Evolutionary Dynamics showed that uncertainty is a key ingredient behind fairness. Their work is described in a Jan. 21 paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
"In April, the Associated Press decided the word 'illegal' should only be used to describe actions, not people. It's one of several major news outlets that have been reconsidering how to refer to people who are in this country illegally."
May 21 is The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue which emerged from a UN General Assembly resolution almost 10 years ago. A grassroots initiative is calling upon people to “Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion,” leading up to this Saturday. As my one thing, I decided to dig into one MIPEX finding on ‘Intercultural Education’—a new dimension within a new strand in the study. Do the school systems in Europe & North America teach all students, with or without an immigrant background, to learn and live together in a diverse society? Few binding legal standards require Europe or the international community at large to implement intercultural education. Global actors have raised the agenda and inspired national changes through reports, recommendations, action plans, and thematic years and projects from UNESCO, European Union, and the Council of Europe. These guidelines inspired MIPEX education researcher—Alistair Ross of London Metropolitan University—to design six policy indicators on intercultural education:
■Inclusion of intercultural education and appreciation of cultural diversity in school curriculum ■State support for public information initiatives to promote the appreciation of cultural diversity throughout society ■Possibility to modify school curricula and teaching materials to reflect changes in diversity of the school population ■Adaptability of daily life at school based on cultural or religious needs to avoid exclusion of pupils ■Measures to support bringing migrants into the teacher workforce ■Inclusion of intercultural education and appreciation of cultural diversity for all in teacher training and professional development programmes
The term Gross Domestic Product is often talked about as if it were “handed down from god on tablets of stone.” But this concept was invented by an economist in the 1930s. We need a more effective measurement tool to match 21st century needs, says Michael Green: the Social Progress Index. With charm and wit, he shows how this tool measures societies across the three dimensions that actually matter. And reveals the dramatic reordering of nations that occurs when you use it.
A new study, involving roundworms, shows that starvation induces specific changes in small RNAs and that these changes are inherited through at least three consecutive generations, without any DNA involvement.
UNITED NATIONS, May 21 (APP): Cultural diversity brings vital spiritual,social and economic benefits, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday, urging people to take steps in their own lives to strengthen the connections they have to each other.“A world of peace and solidarity can only be accomplished by acknowledging and celebrity our diversity,” he said in a message marking World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, which is celebrated on May 21 each year.The Secretary-General described the cause of global harmony as remaining “precariously poised. Global economic activity and advances in communications both illustrate humanity’s growing inter-connectedness, yet barriers, mistrust and animosity persist between people and cultures.“Increasing contact has also generated fears - imagined and real - of the loss of cherished customs, languages and identities.”The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have launched a Facebook campaign, with the support of the business community and other groups,to ask everyone to “Do One Thing” for cultural diversity and inclusion today. “New technologies have fundamentally changed the way we communicate and get to know each other,” said Irina Bokova, the UNESCO Director-General. “But, at the same time, we still have to learn how to make the most of the diversity of our societies, by using all means at our disposal, from education to the arts, and including new social tools and networks - especially for young people, driving change today,” she said. According to Jorge Sampaio, High Representative for UNAOC, “greater personal engagement and responsibility for the future devolve power to the people. Take positive action to change the world for the better. Join us in celebrating the World Day for Cultural Diversity and turn it into everyday activism. The Secretary-General said,”Campaign calls on all people, from youth to policy-makers, from religious leaders to journalists, entrepreneurs and others who shape opinions and tends, to speak up for the spiritual, social and economic wealth we derive from cultural diversity. The campaign will work via a dedicated Facebook page, serving as a platform for people around the world to share their experiences through posts and videos. On this day, and throughout our lives, let us take steps - small and large,with families and friends, old and new - that will strengthen bonds, deepen our understanding of the value of cultural diversity and help us to live together better, Ban added.
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