Sunday, 11 November 2012

Week in Review

After another busy week we have gathered a selection of highlights including 2012 elections around the world, an article on hurricane Sandy and resilience, a quote about big data, a look at women in peacebuilding and an uplifting video on growth and sustainability.

2012 A Year of Elections (not just in the U.S.) (Time 08.11.2012)
2012 has certainly been the year of elections, with the rare alignment of four major electoral stars: China, Russia, France and the U.S. These four countries combine represent 80% of the U.N security council and 40% of global GDP.
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on governance

Learning to Bounce Back (New York Times 02.11.2012)
In the wake of the ferocious hurricane Sandy, an alarming new discourse has emerged around creating resilience opposed to sustainable solutions. A New York Times Op-Ed explores the dangers of resilience thinking.
See more and contribute to the article on sustainable development

Quote about Big Data:
“There was more data produced in 2011 alone than in all of the rest of human history combined back to the invention of the alphabet.” Robert Kirkpatrick, Director of UN Global Pulse

Women in Peacebuilding
To mark the 12th anniversary of the UN Security Council resolution 1325, the UN Security Council organised on 29 October an open debate on the role women’s civil society organizations play in preventing and resolving conflict and in building peace
See a selection of media highlights: Wikigender Special Focus on Women and Peacebuilding

In a campaign to build a better food system, Oxfam have produced a beautiful short video about the importance of inclusive growth and sustainability.

That’s all for this week.Tune in again same time next week for another edition of the Week in Review.

Yours in Progress,
Philippa Lysaght

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