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Diplomatic Courier Recognizes Manjula Dissanayake on “99 Under 33”

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Kathryn Floyd
The 2013 list of the top 99 under 33
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WASHINGTON, DC:  The Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policyare pleased to announce that Manjula Dissanayake, Fellow, Ignite Good, has been recognized on ... Read more about Diplomatic Courier Recognizes Manjula Dissanayake on “99 Under 33”

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World Happiness Report 2013

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John Helliwell, richard layard and Jeffrey sachs
World Happiness Report 2013
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Table of ConTenTs 1. Introduction2. World Happiness: Trends, explanations and Distribution 3. Mental Illness and Unhappiness 4. The objective benefits of subjective Well-being 5. Restoring Virtue ethics in the Quest for Happiness 6. Using Well-being as a Guide to Policy7. The oeCD approach to Measuring subjective Well-being 8.

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MDG designer fears UN goals will ‘degenerate into wish list’

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Arthur Neslen Sep 18 2013
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 An architect of the UN’s Millennium development Goals (MDGs) says he fears that a lack of strong leadership at the UN could lead to its poverty eradication goals being replaced by an over-politicised and unachievable “wish list” after 2015.

Jan Vandemoortele told EurActiv that UN member states were becoming “uneasy” about discussions on a framework to replace the MDGs in 15 months time, which are due to begin in New York on 22 September... Read more about MDG designer fears UN goals will ‘degenerate into wish list’

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Population Pressure: Land and Water

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Population Pressure: Land and Water is the second chapter written by author Lester R. Brown in his book Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization. In this chapter he talks about Civilization's foundation eording, water tables falling, farmers losing water to cities, land and water conflicts, cars and people compete for grain and the rising tide of environmental refugees. ... Read more about Population Pressure: Land and Water

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Cellphones track how malaria spreads in Kenya

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Hal Hodson
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Oct 11 , 2012

 

The movement of millions of people, monitored through their cellphones, has shed new light on how malaria is transmitted via human hosts in Kenya. ... Read more about Cellphones track how malaria spreads in Kenya

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Dambisa Moyo: 'The world will be drawn into a war for resources'

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Decca Aitkenhead
Dambisa Moyo: 'The world will be drawn into a war for resources'
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The controversial writer and economist on why she believes the economic rise of China, combined with the west's complacency, leaves us facing a future of terrifying global instability ... Read more about Dambisa Moyo: 'The world will be drawn into a war for resources'

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How to Make Global Fisheries Worth Five Times More

How to Make Global Fisheries Worth Five Times More
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ScienceDaily (July 13, 2012) — Rebuilding global fisheries would make them five times more valuable while improving ecology, according to a new University of British Columbia study, published July 13 in the online journal PLoS ONE. ... Read more about How to Make Global Fisheries Worth Five Times More

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Willingness to work abroad in different regions of the world

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http://blog.iese.edu/expatriatus/2012/04/28/spotlight-international-recruitment-strategies-data-and-implications/

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Willingness to work abroad in different regions of the world

For african and middle eastern countries, people are migrating for better living conditions. North American, South American countries and Russia already have good living standards so they want to stay as opposed to working abroad But through NGOs, people, especially younger people have more incentive to work abroad for a short period of time. ... Read more about Willingness to work abroad in different regions of the world

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