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December 2010

Getting ready for 2011

Saadia Iqbal's picture

It’s not just 2010 that’s winding down, but the first decade of the millennium.  Looking back, what are the things that stand out for you? What lessons learned and memorable experiences will you bring with you into 2011? Sometimes, just one event can change a person’s life completely—and maybe other peoples’ lives too. For example, if Sir Alexander Fleming had been better about doing his dishes, maybe he would never have discovered penicillin.

Welcome to “iTunes University!"

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Have you ever considered e-learning or distance education? If not yet, then what about an absolutely free e-learning from the most prestigious Anglo-Saxon universities such as Stanford, Princeton, Harvard, MIT, UC Berkeley, Oxford, Yale University, Boston College, and even some top French schools and universities such as HEC Paris, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, Mines Nantes, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne…?

Have a look inside the COP

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You've probably been hearing a lot about COP 16 in the news—the United Nations climate conference, currently taking place in Cancun, Mexico. In case you're feeling kind of far removed from all the action, this video gives you an inside peek. It shows the exhibition area, where different NGOs are displaying what they are doing to address climate change in their home countries.

Do poverty and climate change affect you?

Saadia Iqbal's picture

Maybe the summers where you live are hotter than ever. Maybe there’s a kid who works in your neighborhood restaurant when he should be at school instead. Have you ever stopped to think about the repercussions of climate change or poverty in your life? It can be so subtle that quite often we don’t even notice.

Happy Young and Future Generations Day!

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By Julie Fink, WAGGGS Youth Delegate From Denmark

Today was a special day at COP 16: A day dedicated to youth and future generations. We think it is important to recognize the role of young people in the UNFCCC negotations, since we are the ones who are going to experience the consequences of climate change on a large scale.

AIDS: are we winning the fight?

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December 1 is World AIDS Day—a day to take stock on where we stand in the fight against HIV/AIDS, recognize achievements, and plan for even greater achievements. This year, there is some good news to celebrate the day with! According to the latest update from the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS):