Friday, 28 October 2011

The week in review

Hello, glad you could join us for the Wikiprogress week in review, a handful of headlines that have caught our eyes over the last week. You can find all news articles and blog posts on the progress community in the Wikiprogress Community Portal

On progress and in the Spotlight

Discussion continues about improving traditional assessments of economic progress. Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz talked about the new means of measuring progress, well-being and sustainability during a recent visit to the OECD

On 7 Billion
The World at 7 Billion (TIME News Portal 26.10.2011)
World population is set to reach a population of 7 billion on Monday; the world’s youth (ages 10 to 24) makes up 1.8 billion of that. A new focus has been drawn on taking actions now for a sustainable and prosperous future.
See more, and contribute to the Wikiprogress article, on population

On inequality
The HDR finds that India has recorded 21 percent growth in human development indicators of health, education and income, but faltering progress on hunger and malnutrition.
See more, and contribute to the Wikiprogress article, on India

On gender equality
Plan International released ‘Because I am a Girl: So, what about boys?’ the fifth in a series of annual reports on the rights of girls from early childhood to early adulthood. The report shows gender issues are also about boys and men, which is an issue that needs to be better understood to have a greater impact.
See more, and contribute to the Wikigender article, on Plan International

On #Occupy Wall Street
What should Wall Street do? (The Economist 29.10.2011)
An article by the Economist calls on the finance industry in the United States to form a stronger response to the Occupy Wall Street movement that has swept across the country and is spreading across the world.
See more, and contribute to the Wikiprogress article, on progress in the United States

That’s all from us this week- we hope you tune in the same time next week. In the meantime, if anything interesting passes your desk that you would like to see in the next Wikiprogress week in review, please tweet it to us @Wikiprogress or post it on our Facebook page.

Yours in progress,

Philippa Lysaght

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