“Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered” and Sustainable Development

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Written by Prof. Basilio G. Monteiro Director of the Institute for International Communications at St. John’s University Even at an exclusively dedicated conference on Sustainable Development and Small Entrepreneurs, organized by the International Academy for Small/Medium Business, this year at Buenos Aires, Argentina, (June 29-July 1), one could not escape the doctrine of “economies of scale” preached by […]

Check Out Our Latest Publication!

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The past few months have been a whirlwind over here at Give Me 5! In addition to welcoming our latest team members, Savio and Amanda, we are excited to announce that an article written by three of our founding team members has been published in the Seton Hall Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations! Juan […]

Staff Stories: Why I Joined the Give Me 5! Campaign

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Many environmentalists say they are fighting to preserve the world as we know it- the trees, the plants, the animals, the Amazon, etc.  I, without a doubt, am no different.  Being in nature gives me a sense of serenity and calmness that nothing else does.  But us- within the environmental community- already know what is […]

#ICYMI: Welcome Amanda Colombo to the Team!

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Happy Wednesday, Global Advocates! #InCaseYouMissedIt The Give Me 5! Campaign has been experiencing some exciting changes, and we are thrilled to welcome two new members to the team! In this post, we will introduce Amanda Colombo, our new Social Media and Communications Specialist! Amanda, a native of Wallington, New Jersey, is a graduate of Saint […]

Climate-Migration Nexus Dialogue

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The issues of climate change and forced migration (displacement) are intersecting in an ever-growing number of ways and geographical contexts. Their nexus is also tethered to every one of the SDGS: poverty and unemployment; food, housing, energy, and water insecurity; cultural, identity, sovereignty, and governance concerns. The new IDMC report from 2017 reflects that over […]

Earth Day 2017

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Every year on April 22 since 1970, the United Nations observes International Mother Earth Day, or simply, “Earth Day”. The UN partners with the Earth Day Network to raise awareness around the globe and bring our attention to the needs of the planet, rather than our own individual needs, through events and publications. “International Mother […]

ECOSOC Partnership Forum: Infrastructure

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Yesterday, Wednesday April 5, was the UN Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) 2017 Partnership Forum. I know, I know; “partnerships again, Eliza?” At Give Me 5!, we focus so much on partnerships because the 2030 Agenda would be impossible to achieve alone. The SDGs are lofty goals, but when the international community is on the […]