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Social Psychologist Erich Fromm Diagnoses Why People Wear a Mask of Happiness in Modern Society (1977)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nCzsqKrkhE Modern man still is anxious and tempted to surrender his freedom to dictators of all kinds, or to lose it by transforming himself into a small cog in the machine. —Erich Fromm There are more think pieces published every day than any one person can read about our current moment of social disintegration. But we seem to have lost touch with the insights of social psychology, a field that dominated popular intellectual discourse in the post-war 20t...
Tags: Psychology, Google, College, Current Affairs, Philosophy, Un, Albert Camus, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Erich Fromm, Camus, Durham NC Follow, Maria Popova, Jacobin, Fromm, Frankfurt School


The UN’s World Happiness Report Ranks “Socialist Friendly” Countries like Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland & Switzerland as Among the Happiest in the World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3vsGlAvr04 One of the most pernicious, “dangerous, anti-human and soul-crushing” myths in the business world, writes Liz Ryan at Forbes, is the “idiotic nostrum” that has also crept into government and charitable work: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” The received wisdom is sometimes phrased more cynically as “if you can’t measure it, it didn’t happen,” or more positively as “if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” But “the importan...
Tags: Google, Politics, College, Economics, Current Affairs, Switzerland, Un, Albert Camus, Bhutan, Forbes, Buddhist, Bill Maher, Facebook Twitter, Ryan, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow


The UN’s World Happiness Report Ranks “Socialist Friendly” Countries like Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland & Sweden as Among the Happiest in the World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3vsGlAvr04 One of the most pernicious, “dangerous, anti-human and soul-crushing” myths in the business world, writes Liz Ryan at Forbes, is the “idiotic nostrum” that has also crept into government and charitable work: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” The received wisdom is sometimes phrased more cynically as “if you can’t measure it, it didn’t happen,” or more positively as “if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” But “the importan...
Tags: Google, Politics, Sweden, College, Economics, Current Affairs, Un, Albert Camus, Bhutan, Forbes, Buddhist, Bill Maher, Facebook Twitter, Ryan, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow


Children and the Internet at UN Internet Governance Forum: Issues around gaming, online harms, education

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed children into spending more time online, whether it be for education, recreation, or simply by the virtue to being stuck indoors. It has also increased challenges for parents, policymakers, and companies alike, given that children are exposed to online harms as they spend more time online. On the other hand, the pandemic has shown the deep digital divide, wherein millions of children do not have access to a device and internet connection. The United Nations Inter...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, News, Education, Microsoft, Children, Australia, Youtube, China, Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, United Nations, Commission, Portugal


Teaching peace in a time of violence

In September 2020, President Trump signed an order calling for a commission on “patriotic education,” in response to what he considered anti-American sentiments seeping into school curricula around the United States. He accused teachers of teaching a “twisted web of lies” by including lessons from the New York Times’ 1619 Project, which examines American history through the lens of the African slave trade. His remarks were denounced by the American Federation of Teachers and the Association of H...
Tags: Books, Featured, Education, Peace, Unesco, United States, Nelson Mandela, Hawaii, New York Times, Paris, Un, American Federation Of Teachers, Social Sciences, Trump, UN General Assembly, Online products


When Louis Armstrong Stopped a Civil War in The Congo (1960)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsGrqCOxW3U When Louis Armstrong appeared in his hometown of New Orleans for the first time in nine years in 1965, it was, Ben Schwarz writes, “a low point for his critical estimation.” A younger generation saw his refusal to march on the front lines of the civil rights movement, risking life and limb, as a “racial cop-out,” as journalist Andrew Kopkind wrote at the time. Armstrong was seen as “a breezy entertainer with all the gravitas of a Jimmy Durante ...
Tags: Google, Music, Politics, College, Ap, History, Moscow, New Orleans, Un, Congo, Npr, State Department, Pepsico, Louis Armstrong, Eisenhower, Martin


16-year-old Australian student to address UN about Covid hardship among young women

Exclusive: Mayela Dayet, a student at Sydney Secondary College, says ‘there’s been an absolute decline in mental health’ among young women during CovidA 16-year Australian student, Mayela Dayet, will address the United Nations general assembly on Wednesday night to present the findings of a survey that shows young women and girls are shouldering a greater economic, domestic and emotional load and working harder during the Covid-19 pandemic.The study, released by humanitarian organisation Plan In...
Tags: Health, Education, Australia news, Poverty, Mental Health, United Nations, Un, Coronavirus outbreak, Mayela Dayet, Sydney Secondary College


'I had to kill so many people': the battle to protect children in conflicts

25,000 grave violations were committed against children in conflict in 2019, says the UN, which hopes to highlight issue with new international dayWhen Islamic State fighters rolled into Mosul, Iraq, they made promises.“When they arrived they promised us salvation, a better life, but within months our schools were closed and we were living in fear, prisoners in our own city,” says Usama Salem, 11. Continue reading...
Tags: Education, Children, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Society, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Schools, Global development, Un, Yemen, Mosul Iraq, Child Soldiers, Conflict and arms, Usama Salem


Facebook Messenger provides governments, agencies with free developer tools to combat Covid-19

Big tech has been making a huge effort to mobilize its power to help people work better together to battle the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — whether it’s creating search and information portals or making sure the most authoritative voices are surfacing above the noise, or gathering compute power to supercharge research efforts to find vaccines. Today, it is the turn of Facebook: the company announced a number of initiatives around Messenger, its messaging platform with 1.3 billion users, to hel...
Tags: Health, Social, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Education, Developer, Messaging, Hack, Pakistan, Facebook Messenger, Argentina, Un, Hackathon


7 powerful books that bring the UN's sustainable development goals to life

Reading, studies show, increases empathy and charitable thinking. Fiction has even been credited with helping readers improve their understanding of others and make changes in their own lives. The UN has identified 17 interconnected goals for a sustainable future, from tackling poverty to climate action. The aim is to achieve all of these goals by 2030. Unesco's Cities of Literature have picked books to reflect each goal. Knowing the power of reading, a network of cities around the glo...
Tags: Books, UK, England, Education, Australia, Iraq, Economics, Sustainability, Unesco, United Kingdom, Innovation, Global development, New Zealand, Nottingham, Un, Melbourne


7 gripping, powerful and original books that bring the UN's sustainable development goals to life

Reading, studies show, increases empathy and charitable thinking. Fiction has even been credited with helping readers improve their understanding of others and make changes in their own lives. The UN has identified 17 interconnected goals for a sustainable future, from tackling poverty to climate action. The aim is to achieve all of these goals by 2030. Unesco's Cities of Literature have picked books to reflect each goal. Knowing the power of reading, a network of cities around the glo...
Tags: Books, UK, England, Education, Australia, Iraq, Economics, Sustainability, Unesco, United Kingdom, Innovation, Global development, New Zealand, Nottingham, Un, Melbourne


Peruvian Scholar Writes & Defends the First Thesis Written in Quechua, the Main Language of the Incan Empire

We hear many tragic stories of disappearing indigenous languages, their last native speakers dying out, and the symbolic and social worlds embedded in those languages going with them, unless they’re recorded (or recovered) by historians and archived in museums. Such reporting, sad but necessary, can sometimes obscure the millions of living indigenous language speakers who suffer from systemic neglect around the world. The situation is beginning to change. The UN has called 2019 the Year ...
Tags: Google, College, Unesco, Literature, Peru, Un, World Bank, Lima, Latin America, Cusco, Facebook Twitter, Gutierrez, Josh Jones, Quechua, Durham NC Follow, Cañas


Almost all 10-year-olds in world's poorest countries struggle to read

World Bank targets ‘learning poverty’ as research shows major shortfall in basic reading skills among least privileged childrenNine out of 10 children in the world’s poorest countries are unable to read a basic book by the age of 10 – a situation mirrored in reverse in rich countries, where only 9% cannot do so by the same age.Data compiled by the World Bank and the UN also shows that when low- and middle-income countries are taken together – a total of 135 states – more than half of all childre...
Tags: Education, World news, Poverty, Global development, Un, World Bank, Literacy, Sustainable Development Goals, Global Education


Up to 90% of 10-year-olds in world's poorest countries struggle to read

World Bank targets ‘learning poverty’ as research shows major shortfall in basic reading skills among least privileged childrenNine out of 10 children in the world’s poorest countries are unable to read a basic book by the age of 10 – a situation mirrored in reverse in rich countries, where only 9% cannot do so by the same age.Data compiled by the World Bank and the UN also shows that when low- and middle-income countries are taken together – a total of 135 states – more than half of all childre...
Tags: Education, World news, Poverty, Global development, Un, World Bank, Literacy, Sustainable Development Goals, Global Education


Will Winnetka’s Ayle Guevarra make the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee? Finalists will be announced this afternoon

Ayle Guevarra of Winnetka competes in Round Two of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC on Tuesday, May 28. Photo: Courtesy Scripps National Spelling Bee. Ayle Guevarra competes Tuesday at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC. Photo: Courtesy Scripps National Spelling Bee Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Ayle Guevarra competes in Round Two of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC on Tuesday, May 28. Photo: Courtesy Scripps Nationa...
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'Senseless': attacks on schools soar in Afghanistan – report

Unicef research shows more than 1,000 schools were closed by the end of last year due to ongoing conflictAttacks on schools in Afghanistan tripled between 2017 and 2018, surging from 68 to 192, according to the UN children’s agency, Unicef, the first increase since 2015.According to figures collected by the agency, the ongoing conflict had left more than 1,000 schools closed by the end of last year, with half a million children unable to get an education. Continue reading...
Tags: Education, World news, Afghanistan, South and Central Asia, Global development, Un, Unicef, Global Education


Global Learning Xprize splits $10M purse for best teaching app for disadvantaged kids

Kids need a good education to have the best chance of succeeding in the world, but in distant parts of developing countries that may be neither schools nor teachers. The Global Learning Xprize aimed to spur innovation in the tech space to create app-based teaching those kids can do on their own — and a tie means the $10 million grand prize gets split in two. The winners, Onebillion and Kitkit School, both created tablet apps that resulted in serious gains to literacy rates in the areas they were...
Tags: Google, TC, Elon Musk, Education, Africa, Church, Tech, Unesco, Xprize, Un, Tanzania, WFP, Matt Keller, Anousheh Ansari, Global Learning Xprize, Kitkit School


Climate strike: UK school pupils take part in call for urgent action

Former UN climate chief says it is time to ‘heed voice of youth’ as thousands join protest Thousands of schoolchildren and young people in the UK are taking part in climate strikes with the support of a former UN climate chief, who said it was “time to heed the deeply moving voice of youth”.Christiana Figueres, who led the historic 2015 Paris agreement, said the fact that children were so worried about their future they were prepared to strike should make adults take urgent action. Continue read...
Tags: UK, Protest, Education, Children, Climate Change, Environment, Society, UK News, World news, Paris, Schools, Un, Environmental Activism, Christiana Figueres


When South Africa Banned Pink Floyd’s The Wall After Students Chanted “We Don’t Need No Education” to Protest the Apartheid School System (1980)

When Apartheid states get the blessing of powerful nations, lobbies, and corporations, they seem to feel empowered to do whatever they want. Such was the case, for a time, in South Africa, the country that coined the term when it put its version of racial segregation in place in 1948. The Apartheid system finally collapsed in 1991, decades after its counterpart in the U.S.—its undoing the accumulated weight of global condemnation, UN sanction, boycotts, and growing pressure from citizens...
Tags: Google, Music, Politics, College, Berlin, Israel, America, Pink Floyd, South Africa, West Bank, Un, Sun City, Canterbury, Syd Barrett, Apartheid, Facebook Twitter


How a startup mindset can help the refugee crisis

Startup entrepreneurs have a crucial role to play in building a more agile response to the global refugee crisis and also helping to change the narrative around displaced people, TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin has heard. Speaking during a panel discussing how technology can support refugees to integrate and rebuild their lives, Aline Sara, CEO of NaTakallam said: “I do think that the UN and other large agencies are really looking to innovation, looking to the tech sector to kind of ...
Tags: Europe, Education, Climate Change, Entrepreneurship, Berlin, Tech, Pink Floyd, United Nations, Un, Talent, Refugee, Startup Company, Mike Butcher, Reichart, ReDI School, ReDI School of Digital Integration


We have a duty to help the children of Palestine | Letters

On the UN’s Universal Children’s Day – 20 November – teachers and lecturers urge the UK government to lobby for the release of child prisoners and an end to the mistreatment of children detained under military lawAs teachers and lecturers, we feel strongly that today, on the UN’s Universal Children’s Day, we must call on our government to work with increased determination to achieve improved welfare for the children living in Palestine under occupation and in Gaza. On this day, we are reminded t...
Tags: UK, Human Rights, Education, Children, Israel, Society, World news, Teaching, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Trade unions, Gaza, Palestine, United Nations, Schools, Un


George Washington Writes to the First Jewish Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island: “The Government… Gives to Bigotry No Sanction, to Persecution No Assistance” (1790)

In the early United States, devout Christians who would impose their beliefs on others were in the minority among the country’s founders. Thomas Jefferson’s views on the subject are well-known. Much more conservative than Jefferson, fellow Virginian George Washington made frequent statements on religion as part of the essential texture of public life. But while Washington discussed religion as a communal affair with important social and political dimensions, like Jefferson he endorsed religious...
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Innovation as a Path to Peace

Can collaborative entrepreneurship facilitate a rapprochement in Cyprus? How can innovation offer a path to peace? This question was asked by two young entrepreneurs in Cyprus. For readers unaware of the Cyprus problem, the island of Cyprus is physically divided into the Republic of Cyprus (a UN and EU member) inhabited principally by Cypriots of ...
Tags: Europe, Education, Entrepreneurship, Case Study, Eu, Cyprus, Change, Creativity, Culture, Innovation, Collaboration, Un, Innovation Perspectives, Experience Innovation, Culture & Values


Innovative Fashion: Fibers from the Future

These start-ups re-imagine the very make-up of our clothing! The limits of modern fashion are being pushed and redefined every day! Innovative Fashion, our latest column, seeks to share how materials, production, design, and function are being revolutionized around the world. Consider it a little preview of the future of fashion.(In case you missed it, check out the previous post in this series, where we talk about "living fabrics".)Fruits and vegetables are essential parts of a healthy diet,...
Tags: News, College, Environment, Spain, Philippines, Un, Eco-friendly, Fabric, Salvatore Ferragamo, Piñatex, FAO Food and Agriculture Organization, Orange Fiber, BioGlitz Shine, BioGlitz, Orange Fiber Meet Orange Fiber


Sustainable Fashion 101: The True Cost

Going green, a trend that's here to stay! Sustainability! More and more the world is turning its attention to a vision of bluer skies, more forests, cleaner air. . . But to get there, we first need to promote awareness and action about the industries and behavior holding us back.One of the key industries -- in fact, the second most polluting industry (after oil!) -- is fashion. With trends coming and going and the time between design and production being minimized for profits, the ecological an...
Tags: Europe, College, US, Sustainable Fashion, Un, Fashion Tips, UN Economic Commission, Eco-friendly Fashion


With or without Trump, we must back UN's education drive | Larry Elliott

Rich countries have the chance to show multilateralism is not deal by backing $10bn initiativeAll things considered, the United Nations could have chosen a better week to launch an initiative designed to raise $10bn to invest in global education. That this is not exactly a golden age for multilateralism was underlined last week when Donald Trump decided that the US was going to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal despite strong lobbying from Germany, France and the UK. Trump has his own way of doi...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Education, US, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, United Nations, Un, Gordon Brown, Donald Trump, Trump, Larry Elliott


UN education initiative is chance to show multilateralism is not dead

It would be unwise to assume Trump’s US regime will back idea but other rich countries shouldAll things considered, the United Nations could have chosen a better week to launch an initiative designed to raise $10bn to invest in global education. That this is not exactly a golden age for multilateralism was underlined last week when Donald Trump decided that the US was going to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal despite strong lobbying from Germany, France and the UK. Trump has his own way of doin...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Education, US, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, United Nations, Un, Gordon Brown, Donald Trump, Trump, Germany France


Creative Education: 5 Questions with Moleskine Foundation President Maria Sebregondi

“Creativity is the fundamental driver of our collective future, and in this sense, it can really change the world in a positive way.” Maria Sebregondi co-founded the Moleskine Foundation (originally lettera27) in 2006  to bring Quality Education to communities affected by cultural and social deprivation. The non-profit is currently focused on Africa and its diaspora population, which Sebregondi refers to as a “metaphor for the world.” The Moleskine Foundation operates independently, but...
Tags: Education, Africa, Advertising, Un, Moleskine, Literacy, Purpose, Non-profit, Corporate Citizenship, Interbrand, 5 Questions, Manfredi Ricca, Maria Sebregondi, Sebregondi, Moleskine Foundation, The Moleskine Foundation


UN is dealing with sexual harassment | Editorial

‘Our policy is zero-tolerance,’ writes the organisation’s under-secretary-general for management, Jan Beagle. Plus Mark Lewinski on grievance systems in schoolsYour report on sexual harassment at the United Nations (19 January) raises disturbing issues that we take very seriously. As an organisation, we express our deep sympathy for staff members who have felt let down. Sexual harassment is strictly prohibited at the United Nations, and there can be no impunity.The secretary-general, António Gut...
Tags: Education, UK News, World news, Teaching, Trade unions, United Nations, Schools, Un, Sexual Harassment, Antonio Guterres, UN Continue, Mark Lewinski


The “Humans of New York” Photo Project Becomes a 13-Part Video Documentary Series: Watch It Free Online

New York, New York—there are many ways of assessing whether or not you’ve “made” it here—these days it includes an appearance on photographer Brandon Stanton’s wildly popular blog, Humans of New York, in which a spontaneous street portrait is anchored by a personal quote or longer anecdote. Following several books and a UN-sponsored world tour to document humans in over twenty countries, the project has morphed into a 13-episode docu-series as part of Facebook’s original video content platform. ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Books, Photography, New York, Film, College, Life, New York City, Creativity, New York Times, Un, Bushwick, Nyu, Coney Island



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