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Key highlights from Mashable's Social Good Summit for United Nations Week

It is United Nations week in New York City which means a few things: First, don't take a cab anywhere near Midtown East and second Mashable kicked off the monumental week with the Social Good Summit a...

Tags: Millennium Development Goal, social media

Chris, K4Health

The cloud, the crowd, the community: Responding to disaster

Using knowledge management and ICTs to assist relief efforts, from Haiti to Pakistan. The UN Digital Media Lounge kicked off on Tuesday in New York City to foster a discussion around the state of t...

Tags: community, Millennium Development Goal, technology

Juliana, Global Voices Online

Uncultured Project and clean water: MDG1 in Bangladesh

Last year, when we checked on the Uncultured Project, it was delivering aid to victims of the Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh. But Shawn's  efforts to help haven't stopped since. After helping last year, ...

Tags: Millennium Development Goal, poverty

Juliana, Global Voices Online

Video storytelling for hunger awareness: MDG1 in the Phillipines

A few years ago, a short film won the public's  approval at the 56th Berlin International Film Festival, and to this day, it is still making its rounds through internet, raising awareness on poverty ...

Tags: Millennium Development Goal, poverty


Developing countries must reform domestic violence laws to meet the MDGs

What is the purpose of government, if not to safeguard the rights of its citizens? Many people working with victims of domestic violence in developing countries will agree that the law often does not ...

Tags: Developing country, Domestic violence, human rights, Millennium Development Goal, Violence Against Women, Women's rights

Sonam, Global Voices

Bhutan signs the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thilney, signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the UN on September 21st, 2010, on the occasion of the 2010 UN Treaty E...

Tags: human rights
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