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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

Cellphones track how malaria spreads in Kenya

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Hal Hodson
May be carrying more than human passengers
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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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Migration Flows

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http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/cartes/IMG/jpg/migrations-eco_big.jpg

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Migration Flows

There are different types of migration. The green countries are for economic purposes, but also for better living conditions. Gray regions are where most migrants are from due to their specific reasons. Red arrows à high skilled individuals going to countries for higher salaries/wages. There is also the idea of brain drain. Blue arrows represent the less qualified individuals going to countries for better living conditions. Many Hispanic people are migrating towards US. While North African populations are going to Europe whether it is legal or illegal but for a better life. ... Read more about Migration Flows

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Human Trafficking and Smuggling

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http://marysanyuosire.blogspot.com/2011/01/human-trafficking-vs-human-smuggling-as.html

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Human Trafficking and Smuggling

As more people are leaving their country of origin to go work/study abroad or to have a better life, the country of origin is left with less qualified people causing the country to become weaker hence accentuating poverty, corruption in the government, etc. Human smuggling and trafficking ‘feeds on poverty’ and it creates ‘greater restrictions to legal immigration.’ Global rules are needed because people are doing whatever it takes to live a better life. ... Read more about Human Trafficking and Smuggling

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Aquaculture Tries to Fill World's Insatiable Appetite for Seafood

Aquaculture Tries to Fill World's Insatiable Appetite for Seafood
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Total global fish production, including both wild capture fish and aquaculture, reached an all-time high of 154 million tons in 2011. Wild capture was 90.4 million tons that year, up 2 percent from 2010. This followed a 1.6-percent decline from 2009 to 2010. The 2011 global capture figure nearly matched the 2007 total of 90.3 million tons, which broke a four-year pattern of declining global wild capture. Since the late 1980s, however, wild capture production has essentially stagnated.

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