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World seems becoming more peaceful but threats for human beings and environment still exist around the world.
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why we study human right

Human rights are something we all share. They are about recognising the value and dignity of all people. In learning about human rights, we learn about ideas of respect, fairness, justice and equality. We learn about standing up for our own rights and about our responsibility to respect the rights of others. Understanding human rights shapes our thinking and our actions because human rights are about real-life issues.
They are about:
• having clean water to drink and food to eat;
• being able to go to school or have a job; and
• being treated fairly by others, regardles

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Mobile phone boom in developing world could boost e-learning

Mobile phone boom in developing world could boost e-learning | International Development and Peace | Scoop.it
A study of young people Ghana, Morocco, Uganda and Maharashtra aims to encourage networks to improve education through mobile technology (RT @MCFoundation: Mobile phone boom in developing world could boost e-learning #ict4d

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Kenya ready to roll out $500 mln 4G network by 2013 | Reuters

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya aims to roll out a high-speed fourth-generation (4G) mobile data services network by 2013, at an estimated cost of $500 million, to meet growing demand for wireless access to (Great news 4 Kenya: RT @TChenya: Kenya ready ...

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Mobile phone boom in developing world could boost e-learning

Mobile phone boom in developing world could boost e-learning | International Development and Peace | Scoop.it
A study of young people Ghana, Morocco, Uganda and Maharashtra aims to encourage networks to improve education through mobile technology (RT @MCFoundation: Mobile phone boom in developing world could boost e-learning #ict4d

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Democracy in Thailand: Bangkok Blues

Democracy in Thailand: Bangkok Blues | International Development and Peace | Scoop.it

How did one of the world's most promising democracies melt down so quickly? And what does Thailand's regression tell us about the strength -- or lack thereof -- of democracy in many developing countries?

 

Indeed, Thailand suffers from several of the problems that have plagued other emerging democracies, such as Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, and Venezuela, and have led to their regression over the past five years -- a period that monitoring groups like Freedom House have marked as a global rollback of democracy...

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NGO Employees in Thailand : Is there Life after…..Life in the NGO World?

NGO Employees in Thailand : Is there Life after…..Life in the NGO World? | International Development and Peace | Scoop.it

As the face of the NGO world in Thailand undergoes radical shifts and International NGOs begin handing over their mandates to locally established entities or phase out entirely, many NGO employees of such NGOs are being left with choices to make regarding their future....

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Activist Post: 'Global Classroom': U.N. Infiltrates Education Worldwide

Activist Post: 'Global Classroom': U.N. Infiltrates Education Worldwide | International Development and Peace | Scoop.it

In 1964 the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) was founded. This was a merger of the American Association for the United Nations and the US committee for the United Nations.

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Human Rights Defenders Under Attack In Iran

Human Rights Defenders Under Attack In Iran | International Development and Peace | Scoop.it
Mounting repression represents a serious setback for the protection of human rights in Iran.

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Groundwater depletion in semiarid regions of Texas and California threatens US food security

Groundwater depletion in semiarid regions of Texas and California threatens US food security | International Development and Peace | Scoop.it
The nation's food supply may be vulnerable to rapid groundwater depletion from irrigated agriculture, according to new study by researchers at The University Texas at Austin elsewhere.

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Democracy in Development » Egypt's NGO Trial Continues

Democracy in Development » Egypt's NGO Trial Continues | International Development and Peace | Scoop.it

There have been reports that some of the accused NGOs were indeed taking political sides in Egypt. NPR recently reported that two months before last December's raids, seven Egyptian employees of the International ...

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UN food agency warns of danger to croplands in Mali and Niger ...

UN food agency warns of danger to croplands in Mali and Niger ... | International Development and Peace | Scoop.it

June 6, 2012 – AFRICA - The United Nations food agency warned today that croplands in Niger and Mali are at imminent risk from Desert Locust swarms that are moving southward from Algeria and Libya. How many locusts ...

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Democracy in Development » Egypt's NGO Trial Continues

Democracy in Development » Egypt's NGO Trial Continues | International Development and Peace | Scoop.it

There have been reports that some of the accused NGOs were indeed taking political sides in Egypt. NPR recently reported that two months before last December's raids, seven Egyptian employees of the International ...

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Is The U.N. Really Trying To Take Over The Internet? Nope ...

Is The U.N. Really Trying To Take Over The Internet? Nope ... | International Development and Peace | Scoop.it

At a U.S. House of Representatives hearing earlier this week, a number of government officials from both sides of the aisle, as well as Google's chief Internet evangelist and inventor of the TCP/IP protocol Vint Cerf, warned that ...

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Youth For Human Rights Organization: Videos, Human Rights Definition

Youth For Human Rights Organization: Videos, Human Rights Definition | International Development and Peace | Scoop.it
Learn About Youth For Human Rights: Watch Videos And Read Articles For Education On The United Nations Declaration Of Human Rights Including Public Service Messages On Issues Of Abuse And Violations Of Law.

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Top African Social Networks

Top African Social Networks | International Development and Peace | Scoop.it
Social Networking and social media are growing in significance and have become an integral part of the digital lifestyle.

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What Has China Done for ICT4D in Africa? | ICTWorks

What Has China Done for ICT4D in Africa? | ICTWorks | International Development and Peace | Scoop.it
RT @maureenagena: #BBCAfrica debate in Lusaka? RT @ICT_Works What Has China Done for ICT4D in Africa?

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UNDP set to normalize Myanmar aid

The United Nations Development Program is getting ready to normalize aid to Myanmar this month under an initiative being taken by Japan, diplomatic sources at the world body said Friday.Since the United States and the European Union have decided to ease sanctions on Myanmar as it moves toward democratization, competition is growing from other countries eager to tap its natural resources with the help of development aid.

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How aid got smarter

How aid got smarter | International Development and Peace | Scoop.it

Since Lake took over the United Nations’ children’s charity in 2010, the amiable American has watched the so-called “evidence-based revolution” in aid. Finally, academics, donors and even some aid agencies have begun measuring what works. Very slowly, development is becoming a science.

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Intersection of Gender, Education and Health: A Community-level Survey of Education and Health Outcomes for Women in Togo

Intersection of Gender, Education and Health: A Community-level Survey of Education and Health Outcomes for Women in Togo | International Development and Peace | Scoop.it

This study seeks to document the exact gender-related health and education outcomes for the population of Ganavé, a particular Togolese community in southeastern Togo.

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World ups pressure on NK human rights - The Korea Herald

World ups pressure on NK human rights - The Korea Herald | International Development and Peace | Scoop.it
CBS NewsWorld ups pressure on NK human rightsThe Korea HeraldNorth Korea is coming under greater international pressure over human rights issues as the US and European Union are stepping up calls on the oppressive regime to free political prisoners...
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Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights: A Global Call To Action

Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights: A Global Call To Action | International Development and Peace | Scoop.it
Let's have 2012 be the year when reproductive rights become recognized as human rights.

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21st-century democracy and human rights promotion - Washington Post (blog)

21st-century democracy and human rights promotion - Washington Post (blog) | International Development and Peace | Scoop.it
21st-century democracy and human rights promotionWashington Post (blog)If secular, human rights-abiding institutions haven't existed in a locale for centuries, how can they develop rapidly? Can they develop at all?
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UN says Syria has granted permission for aid workers to enter 4 ...

UN says Syria has granted permission for aid workers to enter 4 ... | International Development and Peace | Scoop.it

Syria's government has agreed to a written deal with the United Nations and other international organizations that would allow aid workers and supplies to enter four hard-hit provinces, U.N. officials announced Tuesday.

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UN says Syria has granted permission for aid workers to enter 4 ...

UN says Syria has granted permission for aid workers to enter 4 ... | International Development and Peace | Scoop.it

Syria's government has agreed to a written deal with the United Nations and other international organizations that would allow aid workers and supplies to enter four hard-hit provinces, U.N. officials announced Tuesday.

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South Sudan: After War, Economic Crisis Hits : NGO News Africa

South Sudan: After War, Economic Crisis Hits : NGO News Africa | International Development and Peace | Scoop.it

“It is going be the humanitarians who are going provide the assistance that is necessary to help families survive,” U.N. humanitarian coordinator in South Sudan Lise Grande told IPS. ...

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