The contract for the web

Tim Berners-Lee, in an attempt at reframing the web, has drafted, together with others, a Contract for the Web. The Contract has 9 guiding principles. The Contract for the Web included representatives from over 80 organizations, representing governments, companies and civil society, and sets out commitments to guide digital policy agendas. To achieve the Contract’s […]

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The Heat is on: Climate change report 2019

The NDC Global Outlook Report 2019, is out. It is entitled The Heat is On. The report is optimistic in spite of many causes for pessimism. According to the report, “At least 112 nations, representing 53 percent of global GHG emissions and including many of the developing countries that are the most vulnerable to climate […]

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Refugees

The Global Trends report on refugees – 2019

According to the UNCHR, “The global population of forcibly displaced increased by 2.3 million people in 2018. By the end of the year, almost 70.8 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations. As a result, the world’s forcibly displaced population remained yet again at a […]

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SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, was adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015. It  provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. The UNDP with the contribution of many nations, have created 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), among which are the eradication […]

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