The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has convened a panel discussion to explore the challenges and opportunities in a world of 7 billion.
Tell them that you are “Attending” the event by visiting the Facebook event page.
Join in to ask the UN Secretary-General any questions you have about the United Nations and its work, such as: What more can we do to stop wars from breaking out? What can one individual do in the fight against climate change? What’s it like to be Secretary-General of the UN?
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7billionactions.org connects people around the world and inspires action. From their amazing site:
Women and Girls: Empowerment and Progress
Unleashing the power of women and girls will accelerate progress on all fronts.
In a world of 7 billion, every person should enjoy equal rights and dignity. We cannot afford to lose the full potential of half the world’s population. Investing in women and girls is cost-effective and essential to solving the world’s most challenging problems. When women are healthy and educated and can participate fully in society, they trigger progress in their families, communities and nations.
Yet women continue to face widespread discrimination and violence. They lag behind men in access to land, credit and decent jobs, and hold far fewer policy-making roles. Their social roles are often justified by culture or religion, but not biologically determined. These are societal arrangements which vary widely by locality and change constantly.
Advancing women’s education, reproductive health and rights will enhance their well-being and productivity, improving prospects for current and future generations. Most of the money women earn is spent on their families’ food, education and health care. Thus, investing in girls and women pays: it boosts national security by strengthening families, which promotes economic growth and community peace and stability.
When Women and Girls have rights and opportunities, their families, communities, and nations prosper. PDF
Find out more here:http://bit.ly/nzvtB9
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