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10-13-2014Disaster_Reduction
A problem in developed countries, the situation is even more pronounced in developing countries where poverty affects some 80% of those over 60. Older persons frequently live in unsafe housing in high-risk areas & for economic as well as physical reasons cannot easily flee from disaster.
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=49063#.VDw0meeBG2m

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Can UN Help Curb Climate Change & its Consequences?
By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey
When I started writing this blog I was less optimistic in regards to the global consciousness. The Climate March has swelled activism & expectations, but it must be more than a one-day phenomena. Loving the earth is not treating it like a one-night stand. Our professed love is not new. Recall that “Earth Day” started & blossomed in the early 70’s about the same time we first heard Marvin Gaye’s eternal “The Ecology Song – Mercy, Mercy Me.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ambassador-muhamed-sacirbey/can-the-un-help-curb-clim_b_5889878.html#

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World Water Week

Clean water and sanitation are essential to maintaining health, business, and security between nations. Ending open defecation will reduce diarrhoea & enhance safety for women & girls who risk sexual assault when venturing to isolated places for basic needs.

Blog Report: ALGERIA – RESTRICTIONS & IMPEDIMENTS ON CIVIL SOCIETY, By Ambassador Mo
“While recognizing driving force behind this state of affairs is rooted in security concerns, I encourage Government to review laws & practices relating to civil society organizations & freedom of assembly, & to order all security forces to refrain from violating internationally recognized instruments guaranteeing right to freedom of association,” is summary of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, at conclusion of visit to Algeria.
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/algeria-restrictions-impediments-on-civil-society/56354Image

ImageAFGHANISTAN – FROM WAR TO DEVELOPMENT, By Ambassador Mo
Economic cooperation is basic to laying the foundation for a secure future. A stable security environment is also essential if development is to take root,” is message of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to the 5th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan held in neighboring Tajikistan capital of Dushanbe. –More–
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/films/blog_post/afghanistan-from-wat-to-development/48822