Modest yet bold, liberal and fun-loving, Uruguay is our country of the year.
The accomplishments that most deserve commendation, we think, are path-breaking reforms that do not merely improve a single nation but, if emulated, might benefit the world. Gay marriage is one such border-crossing policy, which has increased the global sum of human happiness at no financial cost. Several countries have implemented it in 2013—including Uruguay, which also, uniquely, passed a law to legalise and regulate the production, sale and consumption of cannabis.
BBC News EU moves to approve 2014 aid budget, but some spending areas still in limbo Devex Almost all of the funding instruments for development and humanitarian aid, meanwhile, will increase — slightly — as compared with the European Commission's...
Secondo l'Unesco la nuova risorsa di acqua potrebbe migliorare la vita di tutta la regione se non dell'intera nazione. La Radar Technologies International, "Le falde contengono una riserva minima di 250 miliardi di metri cubi di liquido".
Some of the poorest people in the world are becoming significantly less poor, according to a groundbreaking academic study which has taken a new approach to measuring deprivation. The report, by Oxford University's poverty and human development initiative, predicts that countries among the most impoverished in the world could see acute poverty eradicated within 20 years if they continue at present rates.
The name “water diet” suggests that you should consume as much water as possible. But the opposite is true. This term is used to make people aware of the most essential problem regarding wasting water: “eating (virtual) water”.
«Plus les femmes sont instruites et leurs droits reconnus, moins les enfants ont faim» remarque Olivier De Schutter, rapporteur des Nations unies pour le droit à l’alimentation dans un rapport publié lundi, à quelques jours de la Journée de la femme
Much e-waste recycling occurs in the informal sector, in homes where women and children are engaged in unsafe recycling practices without the benefit or the knowledge of exposure-minimising technology or protective equipment.
In response to the lack of specific data and little awareness from public health on the effect of e-waste on children's health, the WHO department of Public Health and Environment (PHE) is developing a specific plan of action.
For Ricken Patel, co-founder and executive director of the online campaign group Avaaz, the focus on the most marginalised in developing countries too often overlooks the role of educated, middle-class groups, which he argues have "the most power, right now, to effect political change in their countries".
Qu'est ce que la pauvreté ? Si celle-ci paraît être un phénomène visible, concret, aisément reconnaissable, surtout dans le contexte des pays en voie de développement, elle n'en reste pas moins un concept difficilement définissable et mesurable. Pauvre, mais privé de quoi ? Manque de ressources, manque d'éducation, absence de sécurité ? L'objet même de la pauvreté demeure aujourd'hui difficile à déterminer...
Paola Rattu's insight:
Article bien écrit et qui met en perspective trois approches théoriques différentes en es illustrant à travers un exemple.