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International Women’s Day

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Imagine there’s one factor without which development is not possible. Without it, there can be no economic development, no human rights, no peace and security.

Well, there actually is such a factor. And that factor is women. 

It’s not surprising then, that the UN saw fit to have a whole day dedicated each year to women and their crucial role in making the world a better place. 

99 ways to spread peace

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Superheroes aren’t just into saving people from burning buildings or vanquishing evil masterminds. Some superheroes use their powers to spread powerful messages: messages of tolerance, celebrating diversity and understanding. The 99 are doing exactly that. 

Of owls, ethics and other matters

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There’s no denying the importance of biodiversity. When scientists, NGOs, policymakers and others try to convince everyone to protect biodiversity, they remind us of how we depend on it for livelihoods, medicines, soil protection and all kinds of other things, big and small.

So, naturally, we as humans have a selfish interest in looking after our world’s plants and animals.

Getting ready for 2011

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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.

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