Friday, 6 May 2011

The week in review

It has been another very busy week in the world of progress. See our collection of highlights from the week that was.

On data
This article looks at the recent release of the Human Security Index (HSI) Version 2, and the potential roles for the environmental and earth observation communities. The HSI was first created 2008; it aims to define what human security means and how to measure it.

Know about human security? Wikiprogress needs your contribution on human security – see how to create an article

On child wellbeing
A report released by Save the Children has ranked the UK  23rd out of 43 more ‘developed countries’ for child wellbeing. The 2011 State of the World’s Mothers report analyses health, education and economic conditions for women and children in 164 countries.

See more on child wellbeing

On gender equality
A roundtable discussion on “Democracy and Gender Equality” was held on Thursday and attended by high-level UN Officials. Outcomes of the meeting have stressed the need to promote the participation of women in decision-making. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon spoke on the mutually reinforcing link between gender equality and democracy.

See also the Wikigender special focus on women, leadership and quotas 

On progress
This week the OECD announced the winners of the 50th Anniversary Video Competition. The competition invited young people worldwide to create a short video describing their vision of Progress. 'Progress is Education for all' (video below) was voted number 1 by the public.

The week ahead
This conference will be held in Mexico City, from Wednesday to Friday next week. It will be the first of a series of regional conferences aimed at enhancing and promoting concrete policy-oriented work on measuring well-being and fostering the progress of societies at the national, regional and global levels.

We hope you enjoyed the week in review. As always, we encourage you to contribute to Wikiprogress by editing existing articles and helping broaden the information available by creating new articles. Be sure to tune in this time next week for another week in review.

Yours in progress,

Philippa Lysaght

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