Why individual donors matter: An interview with PSI’s Karl Hofmann Posted by Charles Bresler on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Last week Charlie Bresler met with Karl Hofmann, President and CEO of Population Services International (PSI) to discuss PSI's recent healthcare initiatives and the importance of individual donors for PSI's life-changing poverty relief work. Today’s post highlights some of PSI’s recent achievements in its goal of eradicating extreme poverty during our lifetime. This is the first piece in a blog series written by Charlie that will feature perspectives, insights, and recommendations from the directors of The Life You Can Save’s recommended charities. What possessed Karl Hofmann, a career diplomat stationed in Paris, to leave the diplomatic corps and accept a position as President and CEO of Population Services International?
Causes of Poverty Author and Page information by Anup ShahThis Page Last Updated Sunday, September 28, 2014 Almost half the world — over 3 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day.The GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of the 41 Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (567 million people) is less than the wealth of the world’s 7 richest people combined.Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names.Less than one per cent of what the world spent every year on weapons was needed to put every child into school by the year 2000 and yet it didn’t happen.1 billion children live in poverty (1 in 2 children in the world). 640 million live without adequate shelter, 400 million have no access to safe water, 270 million have no access to health services. 10.6 million died in 2003 before they reached the age of 5 (or roughly 29,000 children per day).
Plans to end global poverty There are little more than three years until the 2015 deadline to achieve the UN's millennium development goals (MDGs). But, without drastic action, they look set to become another set of failed promises to the world's poor. The eight goals, agreed by global leaders in 2000, aim to cut poverty and hunger, increase access to education, healthcare and clean water, improve the lives of women and children, and reduce the transmission of major diseases. They also seek to foster links between the public and private sector and encourage greater co-operation between countries in the southern hemisphere. Next week, ministers from rich and poor nations and the heads of multilateral institutions will gather in Busan, South Korea, to discuss how aid can be used more effectively to achieve the MDGs and drive future global development.
Ten Virtues for the Modern Age The Virtues Project comes as a response to the wave of discussion and feedback that followed the publication of my book, Religion for Atheists, and a growing sense that being virtuous has become a strange and depressing notion, while wickedness and evil bask in a peculiar kind of glamour. My ultimate aim for the project is that it ignites a vital conversation around moral character to increase public interest in becoming more virtuous and connected as a society. In the modern world, the idea of trying to be a ‘good person’ conjures up all sorts of negative associations: of piety, solemnity, bloodlessness and sexual renunciation, as if goodness were something one would try to embrace only when other more difficult but more fulfilling avenues had been exhausted. Throughout history, societies have been interested in fostering virtues, in training us to be more virtuous, but we're one of the first generations to have zero public interest in this. 1.
Projects - impact.hackpad.com Projects Below you'll find a list of EA projects that have been launched, that are undergoing active development before launch, and that are in early stages (in planning, unstarted ideas, etc.) Launched Projects Major Chaîne de mcampaign Welcome to YouTube! The location filter shows you popular videos from the selected country or region on lists like Most Viewed and in search results.To change your location filter, please use the links in the footer at the bottom of the page. Click "OK" to accept this setting, or click "Cancel" to set your location filter to "Worldwide". The location filter shows you popular videos from the selected country or region on lists like Most Viewed and in search results. To change your country filter, please use the links in the footer at the bottom of the page.
Here Are The Charities You Should Support, According To Data Individual donors in the United States collectively give far more money to charities than foundations and corporations combined. There are countless charities to choose from, and many do good work. But a precious few can say they dramatically improve or save people's lives in a cost-effective way, and then back up their claims with hard data. How do donors find these diamonds in the rough?
List of delegates to the Millennium Summit The Millennium Summit was a meeting among several world leaders that took place from September 6 to September 8, 2000 at the United Nations headquarters in New York City in order to discuss the role of the United Nations in the turn of the 21st century. Over 150 heads of state, heads of government, crown princes, vice presidents, deputy prime ministers, and other delegates attended, making this summit the largest gathering of world leaders as of the year 2000. The Millennium Summit was hosted by the United States and jointly presided over by President of Finland Tarja Halonen and President of Namibia Sam Nujoma. Delegations How much attention does climate change warrant? - Harvard College Effective Altruism David Keith is Professor of Applied Physics in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. His academic work currently focuses on solar geoengineering: assessments of the technology, public engagement with its social consequences, and the development of related public policies and governance mechanisms. Following years of research on direct air capture, Keith founded and currently serves as president of Carbon Engineering, a Calgary-based start-up that works on capturing carbon dioxide from ambient air to produce low carbon fuels for transportation on an industrial scale. Keith also co-manages the Fund for Innovative Climate and Energy Research, a multimillion-dollar philanthropic geoengineering research fund established by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Keith was named Canadian Geographic’s Environmental Scientist of the Year in 2006 and one of TIME magazine’s Heroes of the Environment in 2009.
Millennium Summit The Millennium Summit was a meeting among many world leaders lasting three days from 6 September to 8 September 2000 at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. Its purpose was to discuss the role of the United Nations at the turn of the 21st century. At this meeting, world leaders ratified the United Nations Millennium Declaration. This meeting was the largest gathering of world leaders in history as of the year 2000. It was followed by the World Summit five years later, which took place from 14 September to 16 September 2005. Goals Heads of State at the Summit. The General Assembly Resolution that decided upon this summit stated that it attempted to seize "a unique and symbolically compelling moment to articulate and affirm an animating vision for the United Nations.
Conversation with Michael Bitton about EA Marketing – Everyday Utilitarian Michael Bitton is a graduate student in Media Production in Toronto. For his thesis paper, he’s been researching effective uses of media for doing good in the world. He currently sees the most potential in health communication and social marketing in the developing world. You can find out about his writings at his blog, A Nice Place to Live. I had this conversation with him on 26 Feb via .impact, but thought it would be good to cross-post the conversation here. United Nations Millennium Campaign The United Nations Millennium Campaign (UNMC) is a UN campaign unit that was set up in response to the Millennium Declaration signed by 189 member states. Established in October, 2002, the UNMC aims to increase support to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and seek a coalition of partners for action. The Millennium Campaign targets intergovernmental, government, civil society organizations and media at both global and regional levels.
Giving What We Can Myth 1. ‘We already spend a vast amount on foreign aid’ The full picture: