11.11.11 on such a unique date Wikiprogress has prepared a week in review that we plan on revisiting next year on the 12.12.12 to see how far the world has progressed. The week in review is a collection of news items that caught our attention this week. You can find all news articles and blog posts on the progress community in the Wikiprogress Community Portal
Ban urges greater use of data and new technologies to tackle global crises (UN News 08.11.2011)
The Secretary-General of the United Nations has called for an increase in the use of real-time data tools in development strategies and the use of new and emerging technologies in anticipating crises.
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On gender equality
Women, War and Peace (PBS)
Women, War and Peace is a five part television series that looks at the impact the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has on war and what this means for women who have become the primary targets and suffer unprecedented casualties. The last part of the series aired on Wednesday and is now available to watch online.
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Ten signs of Happiness (BBC 01.11.2011)
The UK Office for National Statistics recently published a list of 10 indicators of well-being. The ONS has embarked upon a three-month consultation that will finalize the list as part of David Cameron’s ‘happiness index’.
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Stiglitz on Occupy
The Globalisation of Protest (Project Syndicate 04.11.2011)
From the Arab Spring to the Occupy movement, Joseph Stiglitz looks at the wave of protest movements sweeping across the world and analyses the roles that governance and inequality play and how they are interrelated.
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In the Spotlight: The United Nations Human Development Index 2011
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,