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Author: UN Wire
Poor countries can raise their living standards by building communications infrastructures, training workers to use the Internet and adopting business-friendly laws, according to a report issued yesterday by the Digital Opportunity Initiative, a...
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Author: UN Wire
The UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) is collaborating with Cisco Systems and the Cisco Foundation on a $2 million project to empower women in Jordan's technology sector.
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Author: Nick Mathiason, The Observer [UK]
Cred is in an initiative that chimes perfectly with the educational zeitgeist. It involves a private-sector company, Lattice - an offshoot of the old British Gas - funding a school for disaffected schoolchildren that puts the emphasis on vocational...
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Author: Oxfam International Briefing Paper
The richest countries of the world promised to help developing countries halve poverty, reduce child mortality by two thirds, and ensure every child gets a free and good quality primary education. All by 2015. There remains a huge gap between promises...
Author: Ethical Performance magazine
Transco [gas pipeline operator] has applied fresh thinking to long-standing concerns for health and safety with an initiative that has dramatically reduced accidents in the workplace, saved money and demonstrated the company's social responsibility...
Author: Elizabeth Neuffer, Boston Globe
No one questions that a tribunal appointed by Nigeria's dictator, General Sani Abacha, found Saro-Wiwa guilty of murder in a sham trial. No one questions that on Nov. 12, 1995, an executioner hanged him - transforming a man into a martyr. What Saro...
Author: Prof. M.A. Bari, President, Dhaka City Committee of Bangladesh College-University Teachers Association, in The Daily Star [Bangladesh]
Author: Diana Bronson and Lucie Lamarche, Rights & Democracy
Author: Nick Mathiason, Observer [UK]
Under Labour, corporations are moving inexorably into the classroom. It started with 'free' computers - now they're running buildings and teachers