Friday, 24 February 2012

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    

Beyond the Arab Spring
The UNDP’s second Arab Development Challenges report has warned that democracy is not enough. The report emphasises that if region's economic woes aren't competently dealt with, desired democratic transition in the Arab world will fail.
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on the Arab Spring

On youth unemployment
This short video shows youth unemployment rates in the UK and highlights an innovative approach taken by the National Statistics Office.

On gender equality
Growing lists of U.N. Security Council Resolutions acknowledge the marginalisation of women in peace negotiations, humanitarian planning and reconstruction. President of the Global Vision Institute calls on the U.N to make better use of resources and argues that gender equality can forge a stronger and more balanced configurations for peace.
See more and contribute to the Wikigender article on the role of women in conflict resolution and peace building

On progress
Beyond GDP (Earth Debates 22.02.2012)
This week, Earth Debates hosted an online forum and asked Beyond GDP- how can we measure progress? The panel of experts included Andrew Simms of the new economics foundation, Emiliy Benson of the Green Economy Coalition and Hannah Ryder senior UK government economist.

We hope you will 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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