Education

03.10.2014

Less Chemicls, More Agro-ecology, Climate-smart Agriculture, Bio-technology and GMO to Feed Nine Billion People

Less Chemicls, More Agro-ecology, Climate-smart Agriculture, Bio-technology and GMO to Feed Nine Billion People

Human Wrongs Watch Rome — In order to move towards more sustainable agriculture, a broader approach is needed to overhaul the world’s food system, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 29 September 2014  said, as he pressed for a global reduction in… »

02.10.2014

If we had to pay the bill to nature, what would food waste cost us?

If we had to pay the bill to nature, what would food waste cost us?

Human Wrongs Watch The full economic, environmental and social costs of food waste amount to approximately 2.6 trillion US dollars annually, according to UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).         Each year, 30 percent of global food production is lost after harvest or wasted in shops,… »

02.10.2014

The Environment: Very Holistic, Very Dialectic

The Environment: Very Holistic, Very Dialectic

Human Wrongs Watch By Johan Galtung*, 29 Sep 2014 – TRANSCEND Media Service – “Trees won’t save the planet” is the title of an article in INYT (21-22 Sep 2014) by Nadine Unger, professor of atmospheric chemistry at Yale University. Her thesis: The conventional wisdom–that planting trees serves carbon capture–is wrong;… »

01.10.2014

Loss amid the Rubble in Gaza

Loss amid the Rubble in Gaza

  Human Wrongs Watch By Catherine Weibel (UNICEF*) – For a young girl who lost her father and sister in the recent conflict in Gaza, returning to school is one step in a long process of recovery. GAZA, State of Palestine, 30 September 2014 — Ten-year-old Shaima lives in Shuja’iyeh… »

23.09.2014

As The Voices of Indigenous Peoples “Must Be Effectively Heard”, There Will Be a World Conference On Them!

As The Voices of Indigenous Peoples “Must Be Effectively Heard”, There Will Be a World Conference On Them!

Human Wrongs Watch The voices of indigenous peoples must be effectively heard and they must be consulted on issues that affect them, including rights to land and resources, the United Nations Human Rights Council heard on 17 September 2014.           “Although there is, at both… »

23.09.2014

Beating Climate Change, Either Lead or Get Out of the Way

Beating Climate Change, Either Lead or Get Out of the Way

Human Wrongs Watch By Arin de Hoog – 22 September, 2014, Greenpeace* – Yesterday  [21 September 2014], over half a million people in 160 countries across the world marched against climate change. What clearer signal can there be to policy leaders that they need to either lead or get out of the… »

19.09.2014

Education Can Save Lives… Still, Some 125 Million School Children Are Unable to Read a Single Sentence

Education Can Save Lives… Still, Some 125 Million School Children Are Unable to Read a Single Sentence

  Human Wrongs Watch Education can save lives, help reach sustainable development goals, says the United Nations. Nevertheless, some 125 million school children around the world are unable to read a single sentence, even after four years of attendance. If all women in poor countries completed primary education, child… »

09.09.2014

No ‘Back to School’ for 30 Millions of Children Affected by Conflict, Crisis – UN

No ‘Back to School’ for 30 Millions of Children Affected by Conflict, Crisis – UN

  Human Wrongs Watch Almost 30 million children are out of school in emergency or conflict affected countries following the targeting of schools and the displacement of millions of children forced from their homes and studies, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on 8 September 2014 said. “For children living… »

09.09.2014

One in Four Young People –175 Million Adolescents– Unable to Read a Single Sentence

One in Four Young People –175 Million Adolescents– Unable to Read a Single Sentence

Human Wrongs Watch With one in four young people – 175 million adolescents – unable to read a single sentence, International Literacy Day is an opportunity to remember one simple truth: literacy not only changes lives, it saves them, said the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and… »

28.08.2014

Nisteling: The art of deep listening

Nisteling: The art of deep listening

The word ‘listening’ has many meanings and the context in which it is done will often determine the level of concentration that is required for one to be considered to be listening. Many people work while listening to music playing in the background. People often talk in small groups where… »

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