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The Best And Worst Countries For Women – Forbes

Iceland wins again! World Economic Forum’s 6th annual Global Gender Gap Report is out and Iceland is number 1 for the third year in a row. It is one of the first countries to give women the right to vote in 1915. Iceland currently has 43% female parliament members and has had a female head … Continue reading

Columbia’s Jeffrey Sachs Discusses the U.S. Economy and Occupy Wall Street with Erik Schatzker of Bloomberg TV (+)

Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is also Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. From 2002 to 2006, he was Director of the UN Millennium Project. His latest book is The Price of Civilization: … Continue reading

Conversations on Courage: Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu & Aung San Suu Kyi (CGI 2011)

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu talk with each other for the first time Continue reading

(video) Miss Representation Trailer – Mothers, Fathers, Brothers, Sisters, Humans, Please Watch This and Share!

http://www.missrepresentation.org/home.html From the Video’s Youtube Information: Trailer Courtesy of Girls’ Club Entertainment. Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, MISS REPRESENTATION uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film explores how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women … Continue reading

Tune in! UN Webcast “New Media in a World at 7 Billion” Online Today 12PM. You Can Help Change the World!

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:  … Continue reading

(video) Bill Clinton, Kennedy Obebe, and Sean Penn: Inspiring and Facilitating Change, Clinton Global Initiative

A Conversation with President Clinton April 2nd, 2011 President Bill Clinton, Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative; 42nd President of the United States http://www.clintonglobalinitiative.org/ Kennedy Odede, President and CEO, Shining Hope for Communities  http://shininghopeforcommunities.org Story from Shining Hope for Communities Sean Penn, Humanitarian and Actor; Founder and Chief Executive Officer, J/P Haitian Relief Organization J/P Haitian … Continue reading

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