All posts tagged with: Blogging Intern 2014

Achieving Food Security in Times of Crisis

Posted October 29, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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We observed “International Food Day” on 16th October. This year theme of the day was “Family Farming – Feeding the World, Caring the Earth”. Family farming helps in achieving food security by eradicating hunger, improving livelihoods, achieving sustainability etc. In this modern 21st century, sustainability of mankind is challenged by various problems like climate change, disease outbreaks (for example: Ebola), pollution, youth unemployment etc. However, the major &am...

Convention of the Rights and Responsibilities of the Child

Posted October 28, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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I had a read through the Convention on the Rights of the Child before writing this post and thought it was missing something. With rights comes responsibilities and that should be acknowledged in the Convention. It is correct that children should be have a right to a family, education, health care, free from torture and degrading treatment and protection from mental, physical and sexual abuse but what if children begin to rely on the word 'right' to escape their responsibility?...

Today, I voted for the first time in my life.

Posted October 28, 2014 Avatar Yosr Jouini

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Member since June 26, 2014
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  • Age 21

“Today, I voted for the first time in my life.” This was my first tweet on the 26th of October. Yes, today I voted for the first time in my life. Today, I practiced my voting right as a citizen and accomplished my duty to my country. I never thought I’d have mixed feelings on that day. I felt the pride, joy, satisfaction, worries, impatience… I felt the pain in my stomach and the smile on my face that I couldn’t (and didn’t want) to hide. In 2011, the first...

How I would end electoral fraud as president

Posted October 28, 2014 Avatar Pao Suárez

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Member since February 13, 2014
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  • Age 20

I guess many of you when you were younger, asked yourselves what would you solve and how if you were president? I did it myself a lot of times, especially because living in Colombia means living surrounded by incipient violence. There are many things related to the never-ending violent history of Colombia that I would like to change: prostitution, drug dealing, scam or laundering but there is one that has particular importance for me. A few days ago I was studying about Chile...

A message from a concerned citizen!

Posted October 26, 2014 no picture GHEBOULI Zinelabidine

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Member since June 25, 2014
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I once said: “Dans l'histoire des grandes nations, y a de bons temps et y a de mauvais temps, y a des hauts et y a des bas, et seulement ; le citoyen révolutionner, le peuple révolutionner qui sait qu’il faut réagir et qui connait comment réagir”. This means that in the history of great nations, there are ups and downs and only the revolutionary citizen who knows that he must react and knows also how to react. I chose to start with this simple introduction. We love our...

Are children better off now than they were 25 years ago?

Posted October 25, 2014 no picture Grace O

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Are children better off now than they were 25 years ago? The answer is a resounding yes. The convention was a watershed for human rights, so much so that today, many children are able to take these rights for granted. 25 years ago, children were regarded more as objects, either property of their parents, or helpless beings that needed to be fully guided. The convention established that each child is an individual, with his/her own rights to be respected and protected. Children...

Voices of Youth Inspire! When work means helping others

Posted October 25, 2014 Avatar maryb

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Roxana is a girl I met not long ago, but who has had an impact on me that others have not in years. In my opinion she is a fighter for her dreams, for a better world - in spite of every challenge or obstacle. I’ve written about the event in my town, which she has organized and which made my last 2 months richer. I hope you’ll be inspired by her story too! Just to be said, the interview was done about one month ago and at this moment Roxana is doing a practice course in Italy. L...

Paul Collier’s The Bottom Billion

Posted October 25, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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If you are up for a classic that analyses critical issues in development policy and economics, you should read The Bottom Billion by Paul Collier. What stands out for me in the book are the relevance of some issues broached for the present, the elaborate development instruments-including aid, conflict prevention and resolution, trade, international laws and charters-prescribed; his acknowledgement that there is no one-size-fits-all approach for the different economies trapped i...

Ebola: How selfish can we be?

Posted October 24, 2014 Avatar María Barba

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Member since June 25, 2014
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There are people behind the numbers. There is devastation as Ebola outbreak is ravaging communities across West Africa. The real problem is there, where resources and humanitarian aid are needed in the first place. (As an example, there are 10 ambulances for 500.000 people) The first cases of people that contracted Ebola outside West Africa have triggered all the alarms. And that has lead to a huge display in Europe and North America. The developed world had not planned an...

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