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Map of the Day: The World You Want, After 2015 | UN Dispatch

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Mark Leon Goldberg
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The United Nations and partners have launched an interesting exercise to poll the world’s citizens on their top priorities, policies and views as world leaders shape a global development agenda to replace the Millennium Development Goals, which expire in 2015.

They are calling this project MY World, and it includes an interactive web page, SMS, platform, telephone and offline survey to target as many people as possible around the world to weigh in on their top priorities. (It’s in all six official UN languages, naturally.) ... Read more about Map of the Day: The World You Want, After 2015 | UN Dispatch

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Why Social Progress Matters

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Michael Porter
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CAMBRIDGE - Economic growth has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and improved the lives of many more over the last half-century. Yet it is increasingly evident that a model of human development based on economic progress alone is incomplete. A society which fails to address basic human needs, equip citizens to improve their quality of life, protect the environment, and provide opportunity for many of its citizens is not succeeding. Inclusive growth requires both economic and social progress. ... Read more about Why Social Progress Matters

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More than 56 million trapped in 'vicious' cycle of violence and hunger - UN

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http://www.reuters.com - Magdalena Mis
A boy eats at an orphanage run by a non-governmental organisation on World Hunger Day, in Chennai, May 28, 2014. REUTERS/Babu/Files
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ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 56 million people in 17 countries affected by prolonged conflicts are struggling to feed themselves, trapped in a "vicious" cycle of violence and hunger, two United Nations agencies said on Friday.
 
Conflict is a leading cause of hunger because it forces people to flee their homes and fields, and disrupts markets leading to higher prices for food.  Farmers are unable to grow their crops or tend to their livestock, a key source of income in many conflict-hit areas.

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Frank G. Scarpaci

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Frank Scarpaci

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Founder - VIANOVA Inc.

Frank Scarpaci, a corporate social responsibility and sustainability consultant, facilitator, and speaker, has over 30 years of experience in the small business, nonprofit, and corporate sectors.  His professional background includes strategic planning, executive management, operations, marketing, and business development.  In 2005, Frank founded ... Read more about Frank G. Scarpaci

Climate change means more fear, less fun for global middle class - UBS

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http://news.trust.org/ - Megan Rowling
A family wades through a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, due to typhoon Etau, in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, Sept. 10, 2015. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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BARCELONA, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The erosion of wealth among the world's middle class due to climate change is a threat to economic and social stability which could spur its 1 billion members to push for action on global warming, Swiss bank UBS Group AG said. ... Read more about Climate change means more fear, less fun for global middle class - UBS

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Dame DC Cordova

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Dame DC Cordova

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President, Excellerated Business Schools and Money & You

DC Cordova is CEO of Excellerated Business Schools®/Money & You®, a global organization that has over 100,000 graduates from the Asia Pacific and North American regions in English and Chinese. Because many of today’s wealth/business “gurus” have attended Money & You® and transformed the way they teach, her work continues through them to millions world-wide. She is a “Connector” with a special gift for bringing together diverse successful Social Entrepreneurs from around world. ... Read more about Dame DC Cordova

Peter Zahn

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Peter Zahn

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Deputy Mayor of Solana Beach and President of the Moxie Foundation

Mr. Zahn serves on two Boards at San Diego State University: the School of Business Administration and the Zahn Innovation Center. He also holds seats on the Action Board of the Education Synergy Alliance and CleanTECH San Diego. 

Mr. Zahn was founding Chairman and CEO of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce, a non- profit association committed to enabling businesses to participate in the green economy, and become more environmentally and financially sustainable. He is on the Boards of the American Lung Association of California. ... Read more about Peter Zahn

Existing poverty index ‘ideal for assessing the SDGs’

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Pablo Correa
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[CARTAGENA] The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index, which is a tool for measuring acute poverty, should be used to monitor compliance with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a conference has heard.
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