ited Nations Millennium Development Goals The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. The UN is also working with governments, civil society and other partners to build on the momentum generated by the MDGs and carry on with an ambitious post-2015 development agenda. News on Millennium Development Goals Launch of the UN Sustainable Development Goals Breaking into travel journalism: advice from the experts Jill Starley-Grainger is a freelance journalist specialising in ethical and luxury travel Use your blog to showcase to editors what you can do: They would want to see that you can write well-crafted, engaging copy, that you can sniff out good angles and that you are dedicated enough to have stuck with the blog for more than a few posts. Once you start getting commissions chances are your blog will slide.
We Can End Poverty, Millennium Development Goals, 2015: UN Summit, 20-22 September 2010, New York Notice: The President of the UN General Assembly will hold a Special Event towards achieving the MDGs at UN Headquarters in New York on 25 September 2013, during the 68th session of the UN General Assembly. For information, visit the MDG Special Event page What's Going On? The outcome document for the MDG Summit was adopted by the General Assembly by consensus on 22 September. It includes an action agenda for achieving the Goals by 2015. Watch the video messages by members of the MDG Advocacy Group and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas!
Get paid to travel - become a travel writer Expert advice to help you break into travel writing Want to be a travel writer? Then prepare to be loathed. United We Fall (2010) One has to look at the effects of the free trade agreements between US and Canada. They've been good for some powerful sectors and not at all good for poor, working people, for those that are not benefiting from corporate profits. So in Canada, for example, since they've signed the bilateral free trade agreement with the United States, two thirds of the Canadian families have experienced a decline in their real incomes. Also the North American free trade agreement has displaced 2 million Mexican peasant farmers from their land.
What's it like to be a migrant farmworker? One anthropologist lived and worked alongside them. He met a number of people during his research, from farm owners and doctors to crop inspectors. But he largely focuses on the daily life of the farmworkers — their journeys across the US-Mexico border, away from tough economic conditions back home, and what life is like in the fields along the West Coast of the United States. Holmes, who lives in San Francisco, spoke with The World’s Monica Campbell about his work. Q: What led you to this research? Blogging Tips Archives - A Globe Well Travelled I flew down to Fort Lauderdale last week for TBEX – here’s what I thought, along with some stories of beer and alligators. Taking a few weeks off had some side-affects that I didn’t expect. Here’s what happened when I stopped blogging for a month. If you’d told me at the beginning that I’d reach 10,000 social media followers by the end of my first year, I’d have told you it was impossible. And yet, I did it!
How the produce aisle looks to a migrant farmworker In the produce aisle of a supermarket in Madera, in California’s rural Central Valley, Francisco surveys the fruits and vegetables on display in the produce aisle. He’s 40 years old and stocky. He's also undocumented, and he asks to use his first name only. For years, he’s picked produce in Mexico and along the West Coast of the United States. He’s good at it, but there’s one thing on display here that he wouldn’t mind never harvesting again: the tomato. Does Being Vegan Really Help Animals? : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture More people are moving toward a plant-based diet, owing in part to evidence about human health and environmental sustainability, and in part to the emerging scientific consensus on the breadth and depth of animal consciousness and sentience. Full disclosure: I am a pesco-vegetarian — I eat an occasional fish. But how might choosing to eat fewer animals than ever before — or no animals at all (vegetarian), or no animals or animal products (vegan) — make a difference for animals or for the world? This question is on my mind this week, as I read a book titled Ninety-Five: Meeting America's Farmed Animals in Stories and Photographs. It suggests that 95 "is the average number of animals spared each year by one person's vegan diet." There are a variety of sources estimating average individual intakes of meat.
How the iPhone Helps Perpetuate Modern-Day Slavery "How do we have this amazing microtechnology? Because the factory where they're making these, they jump off the fucking roof because it's a nightmare in there. You really have a choice -- you can have candles and horses and be a little kinder to each other, or let someone suffer immeasurably far away just so you can leave a mean comment on YouTube while you're taking a shit."