Human rights are the foundation of modern international law. in our days international and transnational economic and political decisions deeply affect the wellbeing of people far away from the respective decision makers. over the past 20 years some areas of international law have developed – (...)
Source : Forum for a new World Governance
2014 Paris Climate Change Press Conference Held in Guangzhou The participants witnessed the presentation of the draft Common Text on Climate Change. Dr CHEN Yan, Executive President of the CEF shared preliminary feedback on the draft Text of European civilian organisations. 2014 Paris Climate (...)
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30 August 2014
Ethical Dilemmas of Librarians and Archivists
On the 14th and 15th of August, a meeting was held near Geneva, Switzerland, on Ethical Dilemmas in the Information Society : How Codes of Ethics Help to Find Ethical Solution.
Information Ethics considers various questions and issues related to the handling and manipulation of information, such as how it is collected, recorded, distributed, and processed. Examples of (...) Read on ...
28 August 2014
The Brussels Proposal: Towards a new direction for Education
Education for Global Citizenship stimulates the development of an understanding of learners to be part of a global community respecting planetary boundaries.
The Conference “Citizens for Global Education, Education for Global Citizenship, was held on 24-25 June 2014, in Brussels, Belgium (read the press release). Participants at the conference (...) Read on ...
On July 3rd the Social Solidarity Economy Recommendations were officially delivered to the United Nations during the 2nd Meeting of the High Level Political Forum of the United Nations on Sustainable Development.
About a month ago we encouraged you to endorse the “Social Solidarity Economy Recommendations for the Post-2015 Development Agenda” and share these as wide as possible. On July 3rd 2014 the (...) Read on ...
30 August 2014
Africans’ Perceptions of Chinese Business in Africa
This survey measures Africans’ perceptions of Chinese business in their countries. Such a survey is long overdue. Fifteen African countries with a large presence of Chinese companies were identified to participate in the survey. In total, 1,056 Africans completed an online questionnaire. The results indicate that Africans are happy with Chinese investment in that it contributes to development. (...)
This survey measures Africans’ perceptions of the business practices of Chinese nationals (hereafter “Chinese business”) in African countries. Such a survey is long overdue. While there have been (...) Read on ...
26 August 2014
Human Responsibility in “Business for Peace”
Edith Sizoo on "Business Leadership, Rights and Responsibilities" at the International SPES Conference, earlier this year, based on the idea of responsibility as the foundation of human relationships.
The International SPES conference took place earlier this year in Ypres, Belgium on April 10-12, 2014, commemorating the centennial of the first World War (1914-1918) Edith Sizoo spoke during (...) Read on ...
15 July 2014
Inclusion of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) proposals in UN-ESCAP Follow Up Actions
UN-ESCAP has also committed to set up a CSO Engagement Mechanism to ensure that CSOs are included in the implementation of post-2015 MDGs.
The Asia Pacific Outreach Meeting on Sustainable Developement Financing (Jakarta, 10-11 June 2014) ended with 10 priority areas included by UN-ESCAP in its follow up actions. Included in the 10 (...) Read on ...