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From Susan Sacirbey via Diplomat Artist Buzz
When the future of the planet is a lot more than a photo-op for inter-species existence & survival for man, pandas, and dogs. — Read MORE & Imagine
From Diplomat Artist: Montclair Student Diplomat Jennifer Posada describes how music can help make a difference & how the Global Citizen organization, partnered with the UN, has a very specific mission statement: to end extreme global poverty by 2030. -Read MORE –

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Diplomat Artist Buzz on “Going Green Globally”
http://diplomatartist.com/going-green-globally/

World Bank Goes into the Mind & Heart of Poverty

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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.
http://diplomatartist.com/world-bank-goes-into-the-mind-heart-of-poverty/

On UN Day, Ban Celebrates Organization’s Continuing Commitment for a Better WorldBan Ki-moon: “At this critical moment, let us reaffirm our commitment to empowering the marginalized & vulnerable.
On United Nations Day, I call on Governments & individuals to work in common cause for the common good.” To mark the occasion, there will be a special concert featuring world-renowned concert pianist, Lang Lang, 16-time Grammy Award Winner – Sting, & youth musicians from acclaimed El Sistema programme at UN Headquarters, NYC.
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=49158#.VEqM1eeBG2k

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United Nations & World Bank Announce Joint Visit to Sahel to Tackle Cycle of Crisis

The Sahel suffered 3 major droughts in less than 10 years. It stretches from Mauritania to Eritrea, including Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal & Sudan. More than 11 million are at risk of hunger & 5 million children under 5 are at risk of acute malnutrition.

Blog Report: CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION IN HONDURAS, By Ambassador Mo
Addressing child victims of prostitution, pornography & abuse: “Weaknesses in the education system, poverty, socioeconomic disparities, insecurity & violence all contribute to children’s vulnerability to multiple forms of economic and/or sexual exploitation,” said Special Rapporteur on sale of children, child prostitution & child pornography, Najat Maalla M’jid.
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/child-sexual-exploitation-in-honduras/56131Image

Blog Report: FOOD CRISIS ON HORIZON? By Ambassador Mo
To prevent a crisis that could equal or even exceed 2007-2008 world food crisis, both immediate & longer-term concerns must be acted upon. Shorter term spikes need to be addressed by producers but also greater market transparency to counter speculation. Urban & rural poor & people in food import-dependent countries are most vulnerable to international commodity price increases because they spend largest proportions of incomes on food.
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/food-crisis-on-horizon/56009Image

Blog Report: RULE OF LAW MEANINGLESS WITHOUT ACCESS? By Ambassador Mo
Women & girls, Bosnians, Indigenous People, & Palestinians — Justice is only a theory unless all persons can access it through rule of law. “The rule of law is meaningless for people living in poverty without effective access to justice, which is a human right in itself, & essential for tackling poverty. –MORE–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/rule-of-law-meaningless-without-access/55989Image

Blog Report: FOOD PRICES SPIKE TO RECORD – WILL GET WORSE? By Ambassador Mo
After a year of relative stability, global food prices soared by 10% in July from a month ago, with maize & soybean reaching all-time peaks due to unprecedented summer of droughts & high temperatures in US & Eastern Europe, according to World Bank Group’s latest Food Price Watch report. Droughts in developing countries may have very serious effects on economy, poverty, nutrition.
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/food-prices-spike-to-record-will-get-worse/55943Image