Monday, 9 July 2012

Week in Review

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of the week in review. See a selection of highlights that caught our attention this week.

Quote of the week:

“The time is ripe for our measurement system to shift emphasis from measuring economic production to measuring people’s well-being. And measures of well-being should be put in a context of sustainability.” Nic Marks, The Happiness Manifesto

Sustainable Development Goals: UN must take simple, sensible approach (Guardian 03.07.2012)
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set to proceed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015, will be hugely dependent on support from emerging and developing countries. While the vision for these goals is still being formed, three key elements at the heart of the SDGs remain unchanged: equality, sustainability and accountability.
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Act Now Save Later
Act Now Save Later, a new campaign launched this week, encourages us to start preparing now for future natural disasters.  Chief for Crisis Prevention and Recovery at the UNDP has called for  disaster risk reduction to be at the heart of future development strategies.

Number Crunch:
Almost 1 million people killed and 2 billion affected by natural disasters since 2000; the damage bill is over $1 trillion dollars.

Source: UNDP, 2012

We hope you tune in the same time next week; in the meantime, stay up-to-date on the Wikiprogress Facebook page.

Yours in Progress,

Philippa Lysaght

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