These days, the likes of Bono and Angelina Jolie, and world leaders like Tony Blair use their celebrity status to highlight the needs of the poor and poorer nations. Effectively, conquering poverty has become a fad, a “been to, must do” action that helps both the reputation of the giver and the recipient.
The International Year of Youth officially begins on August 12th, 2010. While youth bring excitement, optimism and revolutionary ways of looking at things to the table, it’s nice to see that this gift of the younger generations is recognized and encouraged by the part of society controlling decision making: the older folks.
...when it comes to nuclear weapons. That is exactly what the Global Zero campaign is calling for: the complete elimination of all nuclear weapons worldwide. The campaign is rapidly gaining momentum and receiving support from some powerful quarters, with President Obama stating, "Global Zero 'will always have a partner in me and my administration.'"