World Water Day 2017: Waste Not, Want Not

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Beginning in 1993, the United Nations has designated March 22 every year as World Water Day. The goal of this designation is to bring global awareness and action to the growing water crisis that is plaguing the world. Less than 3% of the water on Earth is potable, and much of that 3% is trapped […]

Global Partnerships Week: An Endeavor in Sustainability

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Last week, March 6-12, the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted the annual Global Partnerships Week (GPW) at the United States Institute of Peace. The Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships within the State Department partnered with the U.S. Global Development Lab of USAID, Concordia, and PeaceTech Lab to celebrate the collaboration […]

Economic Integration of Refugees

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Europe’s policy on refugees operates under the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), which guarantees individuals certain rights as soon as they come on European soil. When asylum seekers arrive in Europe they have “no legal duty to claim asylum in the first EU state they reach” and many move on to find family or a […]

A Renewed Fight Against FGM

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Yesterday, February 6, 2017, was the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, female genital mutilation (FGM) is characterized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as, “all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female […]

Give Me 5 Activities: the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development

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Give Me 5 Special Report The NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY (O1-26-2017) “Interfaith Partnerships for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda”     The Give Me 5 Campaign was proud to be in attendance and a co-organizer along with other leading Sponsors including the UN Secretary General’s TOGETHER Campaign of the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY […]

Green Digital Finance Alliance – LAUNCHED !!

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*by Simon Zadek, picture courtesy of UN Environment In Davos on the 20 January, 2017 – the ‘Green Digital Finance Alliance’, a ground-breaking initiative to harness digital technologies in catalyzing financing that addresses global environmental challenges, was launched at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland by its two founders, Ant Financial Services […]

Give Me Five Guest Blog- Six Sustainable Development Goals and why they matter for persons with disabilities

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The Give Me Five Campaign is pleased to welcome a guest blog by Elizabeth Lockwood, United Nations Representative for CBM International.   Happy New Year! In 2017, as an advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities at CBM, I will continue to engage in the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the implementation of […]

We Already Have Your 17 Resolutions for 2017

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In the past year and several months since the Sustainable Development Goals were first introduced in September 2015, the international community has seen advances in all of the target areas of the goals. Any positive change, no matter how seemingly insignificant, is a step towards achieving the new sustainable agenda put forth by the United […]