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May 2009 News Posts (6)

IICRD is now on Twitter

Just wanted to let everyone know that IICRD is now on Twitter. If you haven't tried it before you should go on and search IICRD. There is a world of networking at your fingertips if you have the time to explore.

Added by Holly Courtright on May 22, 2009 at 4:49pm — 1 Comment

Unforgettable Commencement Address by Paul Hawken to the Class of 2009, University of Portland

When I was invited to give this speech, I was asked if I could give a simple short talk that was "direct, naked, taut, honest, passionate, lean, shivering, startling, and graceful." Boy, no pressure there. But let's begin with the startling part. Hey, Class of 2009: you are going to have to figure out what it means to be a human being on earth at a time when every living system is declining, and the rate of decline is accelerating. Kind of a mind-boggling situation... but not one… Continue

Added by Jon Ramer on May 21, 2009 at 11:23am — 1 Comment

UNICEF Welcomes signing of Child Justice Bill into Law

I thought this article was pretty interesting and is closely related to IICRD's Law Foundation work.

Check it out and add a comment about what you think the effect will be on children in South Africa.

Added by Elise on May 20, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Design of the YS Social Networking Site

Fellow YouthScapers!

To get the ball rolling, I have a few questions for you:

1) What do you want the YS social networking site to look like? What features?

2) How do you think that you might use it?

3) Other ideas? Comments?

Added by Elaina Mack on May 14, 2009 at 12:48pm — No Comments

UNICEF Consultation takes on Challenges facing Indigenous and Minority Children

This article is about a UNICEF forum entitled "The Consultation on Indigenous Peoples’ and Minorities’ Issues". This consultation was brough together in order "to reach a consensus and common understanding about UNICEF’s engagement with indigenous and minority communities." It involved approximately 40 participants, drawing from UNICEF senior management and practitioners and external experts to discuss this important topic.

It is particularly interesting becasue it features… Continue

Added by Elise on May 7, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

IICRD South East Asia Newsletter

Check out this really amazing newsletter about IICRD's work in South East Asia. Is was written by IICRD's Cheryl Heykoop who is currently a Project Coordinator working closely with the Child Protection Partnership in Thailand. It gives a great overview of the incredible work and events going on half way around the world.…


Added by Elise on May 7, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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