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A vegetarian diet is better for the environment Eating a vegetarian diet is one of the best things you can do to stop climate change – it’s also delicious and loads of fun! The population is set to rise to over 9 billion by 20501, we are consuming the planet’s natural resources faster than the Earth can replenish them. By 2050 we’ll need the equivalent of three planets resources2 to meet our current needs. A vegetarian diet uses less water. Death notes: Mapping the world’s mortality - Geographical Magazine With global life expectancy rising continuously and fertility rates falling steadily, the world’s population is slowly ageing. Both trends have led to a shift in the age at which people are dying. In 2015, approximately 8.5 per cent of the world’s population was estimated to be aged 65 and above. The Global Burden of Disease study has become a major milestone project in analysing and better understanding global health trends.

History of Pandemics: Timeline Plague of Justinian/ Yersinia pestis, 541-544 This is the first of three plague pandemics. It was first reported in the ancient city of Pelusium, Egypt, and affected much of the Mediterranean basin (Hays, 2005). The historian John of Ephesus claimed that in the city of Constantinople, there were 5000 – 10000 deaths daily, possibly reaching a total death toll of 300,000 (Hays, 2005). Epidemics continued for the next two centuries, resulting in over 25 million deaths (Rosen, 2008). This pandemic was named after the then Byzantine emperor Justinian I, and this name is usually used to refer to the entire two century period.

World Health Organization Global Health Observatory Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health (2016-2030): Data portal The Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy indicator and monitoring framework includes 60 indicators from health and other sectors. 34 indicators are from the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 26 from related global monitoring initiatives. From these, 16 key indicators are highlighted to provide a snapshot of progress. The Global Strategy portal provides open access to the latest available data and estimates for the 60 indicators across 194 countries. This involves collaboration across WHO departments, H6 agencies (UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, WHO and the World Bank), other UN organizations - including the UN Statistics Division and UNESCO, and global monitoring partnerships, including the Countdown to 2030 and academic institutions. – Access the portal

Case Law on UNCITRAL Texts (CLOUT) The UNCITRAL Secretariat has established a system for collecting and disseminating information on court decisions and arbitral awards relating to the Conventions and Model Laws that have emanated from the work of the Commission. The purpose of the system is to promote international awareness of the legal texts formulated by the Commission and to facilitate uniform interpretation and application of those texts. The system is explained in document A/CN.9/SER.C/GUIDE/1/Rev.2. Search CLOUT Cases Digests Thesauri The problem with that equity vs. equality graphic you’re using [NOTE: November 1, 2016. This post has been updated based on the new things I’ve learned about these images since posting the original article.] I was doing some work for a colleague at the Family Leadership Design Collaborative, and she gave me a challenge: redesign the “equity vs. equality” graphic that’s been circulating on the web. You’ve probably come across a version of this graphic yourself.

Dramatic health learning > Anglican Overseas Aid Our ‘Towards Abundant Life’ program in Mozambique aims to build community resourcefulness to reach their health and wellbeing goals. ANCP Program Manager, Vanessa Little, recently witnessed how the project was positively changing the way couples approach family planning. The Equipa de Vida volunteers share their health knowledge with their communities. Family planning is not usually a primary focus in our projects, however the Towards Abundant Life program, funded through the Australian Government’s ANCP matching grant program, gives the community the freedom to tackle health issues that they feel are important. Speaking to the women in the region of Nampula about the work, Vanessa could clearly see that the positive impact of family planning education extends beyond just the lives of women; it also strengthens their families and the community as a whole. Actors in a theatre performance led by an Equipa de Vida team demonstrate family planning principles.

Become an IELTS Examiner In order to apply, applicants must satisfy the following education and teaching qualifications and experience: Education requirements: an undergraduate degree (three years’ full-time academic study) Or qualification(s) that can be demonstrated as an equivalent to an undergraduate degree or Master’s degree. Teaching qualification requirements: UN 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. MDG Indicators The MDG Indicators website presents the official data, definitions, methodologies and sources for more than 60 indicators to measure progress towards the Millennium Development Goals.

Commission on the Status of Women - UNCSW Follow us on: The Commission's mandate was expanded in 1987 by ECOSOC resolution 1987/22 to include the functions of promoting the objectives of equality, development and peace, monitoring the implementation of measures for the advancement of women, and reviewing and appraising progress made at the national, subregional, regional and global levels. Following the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women, the General Assembly mandated the Commission to integrate into its programme a follow-up process to the Conference, regularly reviewing the critical areas of concern in the Beijing Platform for Action and to develop its catalytic role in mainstreaming a gender perspective in United Nations activities. The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) again modified the Commission's terms of reference in 1996, in its resolution 1996/6, deciding that the Commission should: (e) Maintain and enhance public awareness and support for the implementation of the Platform for Action.

Marlon James: Why I'm Done Talking About Diversity You’d think with the rise of Donald Trump in the US, Marine Le Pen in France, the newly energized Neo-Nazi and KKK movements, and with people from all over the world (but particularly Europe) suddenly emboldened to be public with their racism, anti-Semitism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and xenophobia, that now would be the perfect time to raise the banner high for diversity. Now would be the time to have discussions, and raise awareness. And yet now seems like the perfect time to stop talking about it.

Malaria Malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites. The parasites are spread to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes, called "malaria vectors." There are 5 parasite species that cause malaria in humans, and 2 of these species – P. falciparum and P. vivax – pose the greatest threat. Books and study guides You can benefit from a wide range of IELTS preparation books and materials, created by some of the world’s leading English language specialists. How To Prepare for IELTS Available in British Council test centres and selected book stores, this IELTS practice book can be used in class or for home study. It includes a CD-ROM and recording transcript that contains practical preparation exercises to help you study each of the four IELTS skills.

Millennium Indicators The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013 was launched in Geneva by the Secretary-General on 1 July 2013. The report presents the yearly assessment of global and regional progress towards the MDGs. With the deadline for the MDGs on the horizon, this year's report examines where the targets have been met and where redoubled efforts are needed urgently to accelerate the progress. It also reveals that our attention needs to focus on disparities across geographical areas and population groups within countries. The report is based on comprehensive official statistics compiled by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on MDG indicators led by the Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Representatives of 61 states adopted the World Health Organization (WHO) Constitution in 1946. The Organization formally came into existence on 7 April 1948 and became a UN specialized agency on 10 July 1948. Article 1 of the Constitution defines the WHO's objective as "the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health" by jerry_jenkins Dec 13

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