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So, where have we come in a year and a half to reject taboos, end discrimination, and further education providing adequate heath care for albinos who may suffer vision problems and susceptibility to infection including sunburn and skin cancers? Sadly we fail. — Read MORE —

World Bank Goes into the Mind & Heart of Poverty


Suggest also reading attached link to report that offers specific case/country examples of how the World Bank is diagnosing & solving psychological & social constraints to development to identify new policy tools that complement standard economic instruments.

The ILO estimates 168 million children worldwide (1 in 10) are involved in child labour, 85 million engaged in hazardous work. Numerous concerts & events dedicated to the Music Against Child Labour initiative as well as “Til Everyone Can See” is timed for release today at opening of FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

UN Expert Alarmed at Worsening Human Rights Situation in Myanmar's Rakhine State

Ban Ki-moon marks 20th anniversary of Rwandan Genocide urging vigilance to prevent future genocides. GENOCIDE IS happening AGAIN in Myanmar/Burma. At last is a focused report from UN Special Rapporteur.“The Government’s decision against self-identification of the Rohingya for the census is not in compliance with international human rights standards.”


The first day of Spring, 20 March 2013, is a time of rebirth, renewal, and the inception of International Day of Happiness. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in proclaiming the day issued a call of commitment from Global Citizens to engage in furthering human development for all mankind. This encompasses the tools of education to improve potential for livelihoods, healthcare, and hunger elimination by utilizing a more secure and sustainable green environment.

Last year at a meeting of Happiness and Wellbeing, the government of Bhutan put forth the goal of “Gross National Happiness over Gross National Product.” Today, March 20, the green of nature trumps the green of the dollar! Happy Spring as we all return to our childhood roots.


UN News Centre Source

20 March 2013 – Marking the first ever International Day of Happiness, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the international community to commit to an inclusive and sustainable human development that will improve the wellbeing of those who lack basic services needed to pursue happiness.

“People around the world aspire to lead happy and fulfilling lives free from fear and want, and in harmony with nature,” Mr. Ban said in his message for the Day.

“Yet, basic material well-being is still elusive for far too many living in extreme poverty. For many more, recurring socio-economic crises, violence and crime, environmental degradation and increasing threats of climate change are an ever-present threat.”

In April 2012, the UN held a High-level Meeting on the topic of ‘Happiness and Well-Being: Defining a New Economic Paradigm’ at the initiative of Bhutan, a country which recognized the supremacy of national happiness over national income since the early 1970s and famously adopted the goal of Gross National Happiness over Gross National Product (GDP).

In July, the General Assembly proclaimed 20 March the International Day of Happiness, recognizing the relevance of happiness and wellbeing as universal goals and aspirations in people’s lives around the world and the importance of their recognition in public policy objectives.

“I am encouraged by the efforts of some Governments to design policies based on comprehensive well-being indicators. I encourage others to follow suit,” Mr. Ban said. “On this first International Day of Happiness, let us reinforce our commitment to inclusive and sustainable human development and renew our pledge to help others.

“When we contribute to the common good, we ourselves are enriched. Compassion promotes happiness and will help build the future we want.”



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This week’s IMF/World Bank Group meetings in Tokyo, Japan, highlight rise of economic growth in Asia & continent with 60% of globe’s population assuming its new leadership role & making advances in education, healthcare, infrastructure, safety nets, & better governance.

“ACTA’s defeat in Europe is a welcome blow to the flawed agreement that has failed to address numerous concerns related to access to medicines, such as unnecessary inclusion of patents & civil trademark infringements & unjustified stricter civil enforcement provisions that could impede access to generic medicines,” said the Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Anand Grover. –More–

Child mortality has been reduced by 50% due to new vaccines, improved health care practices, investments in education, & dedication of governments, civil society & other partners, according to UNICEF Press Release. Still, millions of children – most of them in Sub-Saharan Africa & South Asia – die every year from largely preventable causes before reaching their 5th birthdays. –MORE–