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United Nations 2016: 17 Goals to Transform Our World

United Nations 2016: 17 Goals to Transform Our World | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
United Nations 2016: The new Sustainable Development Goals are 17 Goals to Transform Our World.
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Uneven Developement and Corporate Aid

Uneven Developement and Corporate Aid | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

"All Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to do is make the world a better place for his new daughter. While he’s technically on paternity leave, he couldn’t sit idly by as India attempts to halt Internet.org, Facebook’s initiative to provide free but limited internet to the developing world."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 29, 2015 6:02 PM

India is a country with amazing economic potential, but hampered but uneven levels of social development.  The so-called 'digital divide' can exacebate problems for the poor and their ability to join the emerging industries.  In this situation Facebook is offering free (partial) internet access to India's poor and the discussions about net neutrality and the potential ulterior motives are underway.

 

Questions to Ponder: Do you favor Zuckerberg's proposal or do you think that India should reject this offer?  

 

Tagsdevelopment, India, South Asia, infrastructuretechnology.

   

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, January 2, 4:56 AM

Education access in  ALL  countries  has effects when not provided, equally!

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Traveling Teaches Students in a Way Schools Can't

Traveling Teaches Students in a Way Schools Can't | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
American education is largely limited to lessons about the West.


When I turned 15, my parents sent me alone on a one-month trip to Ecuador, the country where my father was born. This was tradition in our family—for my parents to send their first-generation American kids to the country of their heritage, where we would meet our extended family, immerse ourselves in a different culture, and learn some lessons on gratefulness.

My family’s plan worked. That month in Ecuador did more for my character, education, and sense of identity than any other experience in my early life.


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Tony Hall's curator insight, December 3, 2015 11:59 PM

This is a great article. I think it applies to people who live in all developed countries (not just the USA), as well as the privileged people from the less developed places. It touches on a lot of things I care about - seeing, feeling, smelling how other people live. Learning that we are not all the same. Knowing that it is ok to not engage with the "American/Australian/Western Dream". Knowing that it is ok to have your own dreams that are different to other people. 

Tina Little-Coltrane's curator insight, December 4, 2015 9:37 AM

An Absolute #TRUTH !!

Sarah Cannon's curator insight, December 16, 2015 7:15 PM

Being able to travel is a great gift. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing new places and learning about cultures. Unfortunately, the last time that I could afford to travel far from home was when I was young and I didn't understand the amazing opportunity that I had at the time. I traveled to Aruba, and to New Brunswick, Canada. Both amazing places. If I could go anywhere, I'd go to Germany, London, and Ireland as soon as possible. My great grandmother was from England, and my great grandfather was from Canada, I'd like to visit their home towns. Traveling places would definitely be a better learning experience than leaning about a place in school. You get to experience the real thing. Interact with the locals and maybe even get involved with the local traditions. Traveling to learn is definitely an experience worth wild.

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Donald Trump’s attacks on Muslims fit a pattern of persecution. Just ask Jews, Catholics and Mormons.

Donald Trump’s attacks on Muslims fit a pattern of persecution. Just ask Jews, Catholics and Mormons. | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Persecuting religious minorities that are perceived as a political threat is a time-honored American tradition.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 9, 2015 12:30 PM

This is not intended to be a political post, but one that reflects of the history of religious persecution in the United States.  If you find that to be a controversial political topic, so be it.  In the past, when Americans have suspected that a religious group is undermining it's country’s free, democratic political order, we have demanded—often violently—some radical action against that group.  Let that past stay in the past.  

 

Tags: religionUSA, historical, conflict

Chelsea Martines's curator insight, December 12, 2015 3:45 PM
The author is the article, Henry Farrell, interviews David T. Smith about Donald Trump's statement about not allowing anymore Muslims to come to the U.S. He says that this is a pattern of persecutions, as many religions have been persecuted through the history of the U.S. He uses examples from Jews, Catholics, and Mormons. They have all been restricted income rights, or attacked by the government in the 19 and 20 centuries. DTS says that what the current president and the old president have done regarding Islamic extremist is controversial. Both president Bush and Obama have said that ISIS and other terrier groups could be considered not even Islamic or religious as to not be labeled as attacking a religion, so it can rather be seen as simply terrorist and then have the peaceful Muslims be kept protected.
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Saudi women allowed to vote for first time

Saudi women allowed to vote for first time | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

"On Saturday 12 December people in Saudi Arabia go to the polls. This is a rare event in itself, but on this occasion women in the country will be voting and standing for office for the first time in history. Voting for the municipal elections take place across Saudi Arabia, but we managed to speak to the first women to register to vote in the capital Riyadh."


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Eben Lenderking's curator insight, December 12, 2015 5:50 PM

My vote is that all women just leave Saudi until they are given equal rights.  Otherwise, they provide tacit support to an Apartheid state of the sexes.  A man who is not endowed with the sense to see and treat women as equals is not endowed, period.

Chelsea Martines's curator insight, December 13, 2015 10:58 PM
Saudi Arabia has mad a change in their society. They are now giving women's rights and giving them sufferage. This is a rare event, according to the journalist, as Saudi Arabian women do no normally get rights such as these. The journalist was able to interview and talk to a women who was able to register to vote. They got many insights from her about his it feels to now be able to participate in choosing their country's leaders
John Peterson's comment, December 19, 2015 1:38 PM
Very interesting story.
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New NASA Research Shows Giant Asteroids Battered Early Earth

New NASA Research Shows Giant Asteroids Battered Early Earth | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
New research shows that more than four billion years ago the surface of Earth was heavily reprocessed – or melted, mixed, and buried – as a result of giant asteroid impacts. A new terrestrial bombardment model, calibrated using existing lunar and terrestrial data, sheds light on the role asteroid collisions played in the evolution of the uppermost layers of the early Earth


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John Peterson's comment, December 19, 2015 1:31 PM
Not first time.
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Dam Collapse

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"On November 5, 2015, two dams collapsed at an iron ore mine in southeastern Brazil. The dam is owned by Samarco, a joint-venture between the mining companies Vale and BHP Billiton. News outlets estimate that more than 62 million cubic meters of wastewater have been unleashed so far with catastrophic consequences. The immediate release of sludge wiped out numerous villages including Bento Rodrigues (shown in greater detail above), causing the death of twelve people. Eleven others are still missing. Because of this pollution, more than half a million people do not have access to clean water for drinking or irrigating their crops. By November 23, the contaminated waters covered a 400 mile stretch of the Rio Doce River and entered into the sea, killing significant amounts of planet and animal life along the way. Officials are concerned that the toxins will threaten the Comboios Nature Reserve, a protected area for the endangered leatherback turtle."

 

Tags: dam, environment, land use, sustainability, landscape, images, environment modify, pollution.


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Where ISIS Gained and Lost Territory This Year

Where ISIS Gained and Lost Territory This Year | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The Islamic State has lost 14 percent of the territory it held in January, according to a new analysis.

 

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10 Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom

10 Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Now you have learnt how to create your very own QR Codes and are able to print these out but how would you use them in the classroom? Well do not worry, as I offer 10 practical ideas whereby teachers could use QR Codes, with text embedded within it, in the classroom. So what are you waiting for?


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 9, 2015 12:45 AM

Some really nice ideas.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, December 10, 2015 9:03 AM

If you still doubt about the usefulness of QR codes :) find ideas here.

 

Sri's curator insight, December 18, 2015 3:11 AM

Very useful and quick way. But one has to have the technological resources and be tech savvy to an extent.

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Mugabe moves into Banda style chapter - Zimbabwe Independent

Mugabe moves into Banda style chapter - Zimbabwe Independent | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe appears to have entered what can be termed the “Hastings Kamuzu Banda phase” at this stage of his long career, what with the frequent stumbling in public and — by his own admission — at home, embarrassing gaffes and other...
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Over 20 elephants were found beheaded in a park in Zimbabwe (warning: graphic)

Over 20 elephants were found beheaded in a park in Zimbabwe (warning: graphic)
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Angela Merkel tops power list for fifth year

Angela Merkel tops power list for fifth year | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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In defense of American elitism: The alarming truth about the rise of Donald Trump - Salon

In defense of American elitism: The alarming truth about the rise of Donald Trump - Salon | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Donald Trump is all the proof you need that populism isn't all its cut out to be
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Decoding leadership: What really matters | McKinsey & Company

Decoding leadership: What really matters | McKinsey & Company | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behavior. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Chinese forces 'used flamethrowers' in Xinjiang operation

Chinese forces 'used flamethrowers' in Xinjiang operation | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

"A Chinese military newspaper gives graphic details of a raid in Xinjiang province against suspected militants." http://wp.me/p2Ij6x-60y ;


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Matthew Richmond's curator insight, December 2, 2015 12:11 PM

As a student who someday wants to teach social studies at the high school level, this article brought to light one of the hardest concepts to teach. There are always two sides to every story. While the victors get to write history, the victims are often silenced over time. One man's violent rebellion is another man's treasonous operations. Honestly, the Chinese have done an excellent job of keeping this out of the western media. The only real struggle we ever hear about in China that of Tibet and Taiwan.

Kevin Nguyen's curator insight, December 7, 2015 12:37 PM

This is really disturbing to know that China is attacking their ethnic minority who is just protesting for what they believing in. To make things worst, the Chinese government controls the media and they basically can say whatever they want. For example, referring to these ethnic minority as foreign terrorist. That changes the perspective on how people view and perceive the situation happening in Xinjiang.

Anneliese Sjogren's curator insight, December 10, 2015 9:49 PM

This is really interesting to me, because before we learned about this in class I didn't know anything about these ethnic minorities. I think that it is sad how they are not accepted for their differences, and have to assimilate to the rest of the country's culture while they lose their own.

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Man of the world

Man of the world | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

"On why a Prussian scientific visionary should be studied afresh...In a superb biography, Andrea Wulf makes an inspired case for Alexander von Humboldt to be considered the greatest scientist of the 19th century. Certainly he was the last great polymath in a scientific world which, by the time he died in Berlin in 1859, aged 89, was fast hardening into the narrow specializations that typify science to this day. Yet in the English-speaking world, Humboldt is strangely little-known."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 24, 2015 3:13 PM

Alexander von Humboldt has been described as the last great ancient geographer concerned with understanding an eclectic cosmography as well as the first modern geographer. He is honored far and wide throughout Latin America and Europe, but given that intellectually people are confused as how to categorize him and classify his contributions, today he is under-appreciated.  Geographers need to reclaim his memory and call his extensive, globetrotting work on a wide range of subjects 'geography.'  Here is another article and TED-ED video on the most influential scientist that you might not have heard of (at least until today).    


Tags:  historicalbiogeography, unit 1 Geoprinciples, book reviews.

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China pollution: First ever red alert in effect in Beijing

China pollution: First ever red alert in effect in Beijing | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

"Schools in Beijing are closed and outdoor construction halted as the Chinese capital's first ever pollution "red alert" comes into effect over smog levels."


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batuhan's curator insight, December 16, 2015 2:30 AM

Recently on top of continuing pollution increase in and around china, they have issued a 'red alert'. This red alert has officaly been the first ever making an effect in Bejing.stats show that the air is not healthy to breath and is 49% unhealthy to breath.Although the alert is to come to an end on Thursday the aftershock will felt for a long time in Bejing. Bbc claiming that China's air quality is a key factor in its push for a new global deal on climate change.

Nicholas A. Whitmore's curator insight, December 16, 2015 11:03 AM

It is a real shame that China has let pollution go this far in its country. It really goes to show the sacrifices they are willing to make in order to be a major global economic power. Unfortunately for them this kind of action and rapid growth by cutting corners is what will likely stop them from becoming a major power (due to fast resource exhaustion and loss of environmental resources due to pollutants over time as well as species). The issue will likely remain unsolved due to the Chinese governments lack of concern. Hopefully China's slow shift to a consumer market will provide pollution relief as the factories leave for elsewhere (likely Africa).

Sarah Cannon's curator insight, December 16, 2015 6:39 PM

It's horrible to see China come to this. Soon, air pollution will be just as bad everywhere else if it is not stopped. We, everyone, has to do something to stop air pollution. This world is polluted enough. Stop air pollution so future generations can have a chance to have a good life and not have to worry about PM levels are in the air on a daily basis.

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Saudi Arabia forms 34-nation Islamic alliance to fight terrorists

Saudi Arabia forms 34-nation Islamic alliance to fight terrorists | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The new counterterrorism coalition includes nations such as Pakistan, Turkey and Egypt as well as war-torn countries with embattled militaries such as Libya and Yemen.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 15, 2015 11:23 AM

This is too new for me to speculate as to the effectiveness or support that this new alliance will have.  What are the national, regional, and global motives of each of these 34 states?  I think we will all keep an eye on this moving forward  (Articles from CS Monitor, CNN and Al Jazeera).  Not everyone is convinced that this is anything more than public relations.

 

Tags:  political, terrorismIslam, geopolitics.

Treathyl Fox's curator insight, December 25, 2015 10:45 AM

Does Allah know we (non-Muslims) needs peacemaking friends in the Muslim world?  Just thinkin'.

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What are Lavakas?

What are Lavakas? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

"The word lavaka means 'hole' or 'gully' in Malagasy, and it has become the accepted international term for the spectacular erosional features that characterize the highlands of Madagscar. Lavakas are gullies formed by groundwater flow, with steep or vertical sides and flat floors."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 3, 2015 1:44 PM

Lavakas are often seen as an ecological catastrophe since rapid deforestion leads to young, active lavakas that can silt up rice fields.  While obviously not desirable, these scars on a deforested landscape do offer a glimmer of hope as well. Some National Geographic explorers are finding that older, stabilized lavakas can become great agricultural pockets for rebuilding in these denuded communities.

 

Tags: Madagascar, erosion, environment adapt,  environmentecology, political ecology, Africa, National Geographic.

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Where ISIS Gained and Lost Territory This Year

Where ISIS Gained and Lost Territory This Year | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The Islamic State has lost 14 percent of the territory it held in January, according to a new analysis.

 

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Does it matter for children if their parents are married?

Does it matter for children if their parents are married? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
A 2015 research brief by two professors from Cornell University and University of Michigan and the Scholars Strategy Network explores family stability and whether unmarried, cohabiting parents are as likely as married couples to stay together.
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Mugabe losing grip on Zanu PF - Nehanda Radio

Mugabe losing grip on Zanu PF - Nehanda Radio | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
By Mugove Tafirenyika HARARE – Repeated desperate efforts by President Robert Mugabe to put a stop to the post-congress Zanu PF’s brutal factional and succession wars, including his issuance of suspect gag orders, have not stopped the party’s...
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Maternal and Perinatal Health in Developing Countries Pdf

Maternal and Perinatal Health in Developing Countries by Julia Hussein Pdf. Get Yours Now On http://medibookbank.com/search.
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The Privatization of US Foreign Policy: An Interview with the Author of The Foreign Policy Auction

The Privatization of US Foreign Policy: An Interview with the Author of The Foreign Policy Auction | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The foreign influence industry is a perfectly legal way for foreign money to get into US politics - and for violent regimes to get weapons and image makeovers.

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Ethiopia's agriculture boom yields a bare harvest for poor as El Niño bites - The Guardian

Ethiopia's agriculture boom yields a bare harvest for poor as El Niño bites - The Guardian | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Ethiopia may be portrayed as an emerging African powerhouse, but prolonged drought has left 8.2 million people facing a major food security crisis
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