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United Nations Student Conference on Development

Publicado 19 de noviembre de 2014 no picture Rachel_GEMConnectLeaders_Philadelphia_USA

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It has begun! The 2014-2015 United Nations Student Leadership Conference on Development preparations are well under way. We are working closely with schools in Thailand, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, the Philippines, Mexico, and India. This year, our focus is "Continuing the Pledge: Sustaining Development through Environmental Responsibility". After the conference last year, student leaders met at the United Nations in New York City to present their fo...


Displaced by climate- what is your legal status?

Publicado 6 de noviembre de 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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Se registró el día 19 de junio de 2014
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It has already started. The effects of climate change have meant that people are being forced to migrate. A case of a family from Tuvalu applied for asylum in New Zealand and although it was granted it was on humanitarian ground on the basis that there had close ties in NZ. In fact the bulk of the case was on the premise that they were being affected by climate change. This decision has drawn attention to the Refugee convention in place. The Refugee Convention currently in place do...


Horn Free Day in Lagos!

Publicado 17 de octubre de 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Have you ever imagined a Horn-free Day in your city? Now imagine a horn-free day in a bustling mega-city of at least 20 million people, with frequently traffic congested roads. Imagine a horn-free day in Lagos, Nigeria! October 15 was symbolic not just because it was the International Day of Rural Women, but because the Lagos state government marked a horn free day for all motorists in the metropolis-and the compliance was great. If there is one thing Lagosians do not miss t...


Stop the mourns Ebola!

Publicado 16 de octubre de 2014 no picture Angkush

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Se registró el día 3 de agosto de 2014
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-As you make steps further, menacing to engulf the human race pitilessly, we plead: Kindly spare us. - We are a flawed species, with different views. Be it a curse from God or our own negligence, we plead: Forgive us wholeheartedly. - Our tears bear testimony of the pain felt when seeing our dear ones dying, we plead: Soothe our ongoing cries. -You've shaken the world of many, taking them away with you, we plead: Blunt your axe please. - We are used to being bruised and pained,...


Transport Maroantsetra

Publicado 14 de octubre de 2014 Avatar Eraldo_Connecte_Madagascar

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In Maroantsetra, the main roads of the inhabitants are the waterway. The villages are connected by waterways. Therefore, water plays a very important role in the economy. Yet people practice shifting cultivation or Tavy and damage much of the primary forest. When the forest begins to disappear, sand and sludge discharge into waterways. Tree roots have set them before. The rain also becomes irregular. One can even say that the cause of the climate change comes from the slash and b...


Antseranampontsy Maroantsetra

Publicado 14 de octubre de 2014 no picture Arlin_Connecte_Madagascar

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Literally Antseranampontsy means banana’s port. Bananas come from the countryside and arrive in Maroantsetra at Antseranampotsy. Before, marketers of bananas were traders of yams but because the latter begin to be scarce so, the people sell banana. There are 5-10 canoes per day arriving at Maroantsetra to bring bananas. Now banana production decline because there is also banana diseases. Disease may come from climate change. Farmers do not usually maintain the plantations of ba...


Holiday Activities

Publicado 14 de octubre de 2014 no picture Herico_Connecte_Madagascar

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The school holidays start from June 26th (national holiday) and end at the end of September. Our team took advantages of the holidays to plant trees and to take care of coconuts trees at the seaside. Coconut trees grow easily at the seaside; they protect shorelines against erosion, slow violent wind and can become a source of money too. We saw beautiful beaches on the internet and still coconut trees are always seen around. After 4-7 years of growth, coconut trees are able to give...


Kenya's Heritage

Publicado 9 de octubre de 2014 Avatar Grace Kiunga

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Se registró el día 7 de octubre de 2014
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In Kenya we pride ourselves as having diversified cultures and heritage. This is a major source of tourist attraction. Tourism is the third largest contributor to our economy. Most of the attractions are the indigenous wild animals and natural tourist attractions. Great effort is put to protect nature and promote the different cultures. I have shared video above that shows some of the experiences that one is guaranteed to experience in Kenya. Africa is endowed with unique natur...


Power of the People - consumerism

Publicado 7 de octubre de 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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I've always believed and advocated that power lies with the people, that is the majority rather the few at the top. This is based on the rationale that it is the majority that votes to put someone in a that position and therefore can vote to take them out. The power is with the people. I wonder if the same can apply in the consumer world. The consumer world works on supply and demand. Methane is as lethal or more lethal than carbon dioxide emission. One of the greatest emitte...


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