@UNFoundation: Ted Turner: we're making needed improvements in
population. In 1950, zero countries had a stable population, now there are 40.
thought-provoking discussion on violence against women and children took place
[Tuesday] afternoon at the Social Good Summit. ...[T]he dialogue focused on how
to make the invisible visible."UN Dispatch (9/24)
Can the right mobile app persuade young people to go
green? The United
Nations and corporate sponsors have created mPowering Action, a mobile platform
intended to persuade young people of the importance of clean energy. The
application offers celebrity video content in exchange for user participation.
"Mobile phones ... are the best way to reach and power the voice of young people
and give them the opportunity to make a global impact," said Jeff Martin, CEO of
Tribal Brands.Mashable (9/23)
calls on political, business leaders for final push to realize anti-poverty
goals United Nations
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gathered this week at UN headquarters heads of
state and representatives of business, civil society and philanthropic
organizations to fuel a final push to propel the Millennium Development Goals
across the finishing line. The daylong meeting -- formally called "MDG Success:
Accelerating Action and Partnering for Impact and convened by the
Secretary-General" -- has so far generated some $2.5 billion in pledged funds
towards boosting MDG achievement. Read more.