Friday, 23 March 2012

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 the Environment:
OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050 (Report Release)
The OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050 focuses on what is in store for the world over the next four decades by analysing the projected impact of demographic and economic trends. The report warns that with the global population expected to increase from 7 billion to 9 billion in 2050, there will be an increased pressure on the natural resources that provide essentials such as food and energy.
See more highlights from the report in the Wikiprogress article on OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050.

World Water Day (22.03.2012)
World Water Day was celebrated on Thursday with an emphasis on water and food security. World Water Day partnered with One Drop to create an innovative game that teaches players how much water is needed to create a meal while at the same time ensuring the meal is nutritious.
Play the World Water Day game and calculate how much water is on your plate.

Gender Equality
East Asia Pacific makes progress on gender equality, challenges remain: World Bank (People’s Daily Online 19.03.2012)
A report released this week calls for an improvement in women’s access to jobs and economic opportunity in the East Asia Pacific region. According to the report, eliminating inequality of opportunity in economic participation could increase workers productivity in the region by 7 to 18 percent.
See more on the East Asia Pacific region in Wikigender.

Child Well-Being
UNESCO releases 5 new reports reviewing indicators related to early childhood development.
The reports, commissioned by UNESCO, were compiled by a group of experts and cover five critical aspects of early childhood development (ECD): health and nutrition, social protection, child development and education, legal protection, and policy and planning.These reviews provide an inventory of indicators related to these areas of ECD, as well as recommendations for the content of the Holistic Early Childhood Development Index.

In the Spotlight this week: Global Human Development Forum 2012 
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.

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