Director of U.S. Political Parties DEMOCRATIC PARTY (DNC) - The Democrats won the White House in 2008 and 2012, won some key governorships (PA, NY, MO, MN, and CA) -- but lost control of the US House in 2010, and lost the US Senate in 2014. Democrats run the wide gamut from the near Euro-style democratic-socialist left (Barbara Lee, Raúl Grijalva and the Congressional Progressive Caucus) and traditional liberals (Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden) to the pragmatic "centrist" moderate-to-liberal style (Hillary Clinton, Mark Warner) to the Dem center-right (Harry Reid and the New Democratic Coalition) to the dwindling GOP-style center-conservative right (Joe Manchin, Blue Dog Coalition). Official affiliated national Democratic sites include: REPUBLICAN PARTY (RNC) - Republicans lost control of the Presidency in 2008 and 2012. However, the GOP came on strong in the off-year elections, recapturing control of the US House in 2010 and the US Senate in 2014. Party in 1999. AMERICA FIRST PARTY - The America First Party U.S.
Publications IDS publishes in-house many freely downloadable Working Papers, Research Reports, Practice Papers, Policy Briefings and Rapid Response Briefings, covering all development themes from our Research Teams. Working with our publishers, Wiley, IDS also publishes six issues of our flagship journal, the IDS Bulletin, each year. Individually-themed issues bring together the latest thinking and research from programmes and events and present them in an accessible way for the wide range of audiences working in development. Through our online bookshop books written by IDS Researchers for external publishers are available for purchase. The Potential and Limits of the ‘Resilience Agenda’ in Peri-urban Contexts Today, it is acknowledged that peri-urban space plays a critical and increasing role role is still poorly understood and peri-urban areas are rarely recognised in the in relation to urban expansion. On a Wing and a Prayer?
See Through Fashion Why Bangladesh? In April, Bangladesh suffered what is being called its "most deadly factory collapse in its history." The Rana Plaza disaster killed over 1100 men and women and injured thousands more. The ready-to-use-and-abuse garment industry in Bangladesh makes up a whopping 80% Bangladesh's exports. Making it third largest exporter of garments across the world. Extremely cheap labour forged explosive growth over the past three decades, creating more than 3.5million jobs in the sector. Bangladesh garment workers are the worst paid in the world. Bangladesh garment workers make a considerable amount of clothing for British retailers, many of whom were directly or indirectly linked to the factory collapse. Impact The textile industry is the largest employer in Bangladesh. A recent doubling of Bangladeshi wages has lifted many to the cusp of the extreme poverty line. These workers deserve and need our support. Safe Conditions Our want for fashion should not come at the price of others.
ited Nations Millennium Development Goals Disclaimer The United Nations is not responsible for the content of any messages posted on this site or sites linked from this page. The inclusion of a message does not imply the endorsement of the message by the United Nations. Target 1.A: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than $1.25 a day The target of reducing extreme poverty rates by half was met five years ahead of the 2015 deadline. Target 1.B: Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people Globally, 300 million workers lived below the $1.25 a day poverty line in 2015. Target 1.C: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger The proportion of undernourished people in the developing regions has fallen by almost half since 1990. Featured stories Bangladesh: From one meal a day to three MDG 1 Infographic Download image Poverty
my youth The Primaries Project: Understanding American Parties and Factions Editor's Note: This blog post is part of The Primaries Project series, where veteran political journalists Jill Lawrence and Walter Shapiro, along with scholars in Governance Studies, examine the congressional primaries and ask what they reveal about the future of each political party and the future of American politics. In more than 200 years of American history, two things have been true about our politics. One, Americans really hate the whole idea of political parties and they proudly tell friends and pollsters that they vote “for the person, not the party.” The two American political parties are, as the saying goes, “big tents.” In a winner-take-all system third parties are simply spoilers, which is why they rarely last for more than a few election cycles and then, their issues and voters are subsumed into one or the other major party. Factions drive ideas within the political parties.
Ning: Failures, Lessons and Six Alternatives Ning, the network of social networks that boasted 20 million visitors a month, is making massive staff cutbacks and has announced a complete end to free services for its users. Those who pay for premium services will be asked to pay more, and those who are getting their social networks free of charge will be asked to fork over or phase off the Ning platform. For a while now, we've been seeing Ning through rose-colored glasses. One year ago to the day, the company announced it had attained 1 million unique social networks built on its platform, along with a $500 million valuation. In May 2009, the company rolled out a developer platform along with 90 ready-to-go applications for network creators. Then, just last month, we got word that CEO Gina Bianchini had left the company. When I became CEO 30 days ago, I told you I would take a hard look at our business. The Cost of Free There are dozens of ways to have a self-sustaining community. Ning Alternatives
Sophie Mather Concentrating on product and people in a sustainable world. Sustainable innovation focusing on the aspects of commercializing sustainable product. Inspiration and communication focusing on the people and teams that will make this happen. Sustainable Innovation - it's all about commercial sustainable product. Inspiration & Communication – about inspiring people to make a difference. I like to call this toe dipping. With the inspiration and information gained from workshops, tools and presentations, your teams ideas, can be given life through facilitated discussion and brainstorming. Workshops to inspire, engaging your teams to think differently. With a fresh set of eyes, a more strategic view of your company's 'bigger picture' can be formulated. As part of the sustainability journey, evaluation is key to assessing where things have been successful or need to be changed in order to strengthen and move forwards. Presentations and training tools, home-in on areas for in-depth training.
News Article: South American and Caribbean countries agree on hunger and poverty eradication plan FAO Director-General in Caracas, Venezuela. 18 December 2013, Caracas – A group of South American and Caribbean countries have adopted a common plan of action to eradicate hunger and poverty, designed with FAO support. The agreement was announced during the Second Extraordinary Summit of the Petrocaribe oil bloc and the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples’ Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), which concluded here yesterday. The plan aims to strengthen food and nutrition security in the Petrocaribe economic zone and in ALBA countries through national and regional hunger eradication projects. FAO will provide advice to governments in developing interventions. During the summit, Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro said that "the Action Plan ALBA-Petrocaribe to free our territories from hunger seems fundamental for the future." The ALBA-Petrocaribe Action Plan represents the most ambitious attempt to eradicate hunger in the history of the region.