Friday, 3 June 2011

The week in review

Another week and another weekly review of highlights from the busy week that was.

On progress
ABCDE Conference (This week, Paris)
The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics was hosted in Paris this week, with viewers from around the world tuning in for the live webcast. Key progress thinker, Amartya Sen, addressed the conference stating, "Democracy & human rights are essential to development & economic growth".

On gender
The Commission on the Status of Women has this week encouraged individual, non-governmental organization, group or network to submit communications on any violation of human rights that affects the status of women from any country in the world by August this year.

On data
Data guzzlers (The Economist 01.06.2011)
The Economist included this short little article earlier this week on Internet traffic data. The data is accompanied by future predictions for data usage to 2015.

On happiness
This week David Puttnam, CBE is a film producer and member of the House of Lords, wrote a short article on the Action for Happiness website on what collective happiness really means.
More on happiness

That’s all from us for the week in review. We hope you look forward to the week ahead and join us the same time next week for another weekly round up of events from the week that was.

Yours in Progress,

Philippa Lysaght

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