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International Year of Sustainable Tourism

Right around now, with temperatures so low, seems like a fine time to think about travel, especially to warmer places, doesn’t it? The United Nations (UN) has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism (A/RES/70/193), intended to highlight … Continue reading

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From Urgency to Action: Ecojustice, Tech Innovation, & Community Revitalization

Antwi Akom will talk about “From Urgency to Action: Ecojustice, Tech Innovation, and Community Revitalization” on Mon., Nov. 2, at 7pm in the Young Auditorium. It’s the first Fall 2015 Contemporary Issues Lecture and the Campus Diversity Forum Keynote Lecture! … Continue reading

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United Nations Day

Happy birthday, UN! Friday, October 24, is United Nations Day, the anniversary of the UN Charter creating this body going into effect. The Secretary-General issues a statement every year in honor of this anniversary. How will you celebrate? Learn more … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, UN!

October 24 is United Nations Day because the United Nations was officially established on October 24, 1945 when its charter was ratified. The purpose of the new organization was to maintain peace. You can learn all about the United Nations … Continue reading

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Quinoa

Did you know that 2013 is the International Year of Quinoa? That’s right, due to a resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly last March. What is it? The UN resolution notes that it is a “natural food high … Continue reading

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Anniversary of partitioning Palestine

On November 29, 1947, the United Nations voted to partition Palestine, creating an independent Jewish state. Both Jews and Arabs had claimed the area, and Jews from all over the world had been immigrating to the area in significant numbers … Continue reading

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International Year of Forests (2011)

2011 is the International Year of Forests, designated by the United Nations to draw attention to sustainable forest management and the relationship between people and forests (they aren’t just habitats for flora and fauna, although that’s critical too, but they … Continue reading

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Info on Women: U.S. & the World

You’ve been seeing blog posts about films shown this month in honor of March being National Women’s History Month. Well, here’s a publication to look at in honor of the world’s women: The World’s Women 2010: Trends and Statistics – … Continue reading

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Another source of country info

The United Nations Development Programme is the UN’s “global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life” (from Guidelines for an Assessment of Development Results (ADR)). … Continue reading

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World Statistics Day!

October 20, 2010, is the first World Statistics Day, designated by the United Nations to celebrate official national and international statistics. Just think a moment about all the uses to which we put the data gathered by the U.S. Census … Continue reading

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