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Aiming for Equitable Development
Civil society leaders are gearing up for equitable development while the United Nations is working on a scheme to succeed the Millennium Development Goals beyond 2015. During a recent meeting on...more



SwitchPoint 2014 Gathers Creative Minds to Tackle Global Health and Development Challenges
SwitchPoint 2014, an annual two-day conference, will gather experts, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists around the world to form partnerships, address and solve the major global health and...more

Youth Civic Engagement and Model United Nations Programs
UConn, in a simulation of the United Nations, will hold a debate on civic engagement and discuss current and pressing foreign policy issues. The debate will shed light on the deep-seated issue on...more

Civil Society Believed to be Crucial in Political Development, says Myanmar President
A recent report stated that Myanmar President, U Thein Sein, has outlined the crucial role that different civil society organizations play in the political development of his country. The...more

No More Aid to Africa?
In an interview with Slate magazine, Zambian-born, Oxford-educated international economist, Dambisa Moyo contends that the international aid model is broken and that aid programs actually leave...more

World Leaders and Celebrities Band Together To #BringBackOurGirls
More than 200 girls who were captured are still missing after Islamists militants have orchestrated a mass kidnapping in the Nigerian state of Borno. The kidnappings and the limited efforts to...more

Civil Society Besieged in Various Parts of the World
United Nations officials and civil society organizations reveal that false charges, murderous intentions and prosecutions are attacking activists around the world. This alarming report causes...more






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Plymouth Intern Launches Social Enterprise for Student Safety

Plymouth Intern Launches Social Enterprise for Student Safety
Plymouth’s Entrepreneurship Centre intern, James Holden, launches Student Safety Ltd to keep students safe on the streets...



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