What We're Reading
March 14, 2012 BY Maureen McNally
A lot has happened in the world in the past week. Did you catch everything? If not, here is your weekly dose of “What We’re Reading” to get you caught up on some of our favorite stories.
Thursday March 8, 2012:
- “UN Secretary-General Sends Message to World Countries on International Women’s Day,” Turkish Weekly, 03/08/12.
- “U.N. draws up Syria aid plan to feed 1.5 mln,” Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters, 03/08/12.
- “So, is Obama willing to jettison the Security Council in pursuit of humanitarian intervention in Syria? … And, deeper still, is it willing to depart from its role as a champion of the Security Council as the legal, legitimate forum to decide on matters of international peace and security? These are huge, huge questions with which the Obama administration will have to grapple before they can even consider military strikes.” UN Dispatch.
Friday March 9, 2012:
- “United Nations to hold global conference on women in 2015,” India Today, 03/09/12.
- “World powers urge inspector access to Iranian military site,” CNN, 03/08/12.
- “Equality, Empowerment and Energy: A Dialogue Between Women Leaders and Grassroots Women,” Michelle Bachelet, UN Women, 03/08/12.
- “ExxonMobil Foundation and United Nations Foundation Undertake Comprehensive Research To Identify Investments that Promote Women’s Economic Advancement,” (press release), PR Web, 03/07/12.
- “Africare Presents: ‘A New Century: African Women, Health and the Future of Development’,” (press release), PRNewswire/MarketWatch, 03/06/12.
Monday March 12, 2012:
- “An Anniversary of ‘Heartbreaking Grief’ in Japan,” Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times, 03/11/12.
- “Smoking Gun: When Cooking Can Kill,” David Lindsay, Huffington Post, 03/09/12.
- “SXSW panel: Celebs & causes: A thin line between #winning & #fail,” Austin360.com (blog), 03/11/12.
- “Catch Up, America!” Samara Green, Huffington Post, 03/09/12.
- “Afghan women are again at the center of a volatile national debate over whether basic rights and freedoms should be extended to the female half of the population. Part 1 of a 2-part look at what’s at stake.” UN Dispatch.
Tuesday March 13, 2012:
- “Clinton, other key ministers to meet at UN on Syria, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Arab Spring,” Associated Press, Washington Post, 03/12/12.
- “Connections among causes, consumers, and companies,” Chad Latz, PR Week, 03/12/12.
- “On the boil: cleaner stoves for Afghanistan,” UNEP, ECOS, 03/13/12.
- “In light of the recent publicity around Invisible Children’s ‘Kony 2012’ documentary and campaign, and speaking as a survivor, a young man born and raised in the midst of the LRA war, growing up in internally displaced person (IDP) camps and avoiding abductions in many ways, I represent the realities of the LRA war.” UN Dispatch.
Wednesday March 14, 2012:
- “Ban Ki-moon says Libya should end rights abuses,” Reuters, 03/13/12.
- “Unannounced Truce Calms Violence in Gaza,” Isabel Kershner and Fares Akram, New York Times, 03/13/12.
- "In the Developing World, Solar Is Cheaper than Fossil Fuels,” Kevin Bullis, Technology Review, 01/27/12.
- “[Video and Article] Reaction to Shootings in Afghanistan,” Mike Hedeen, YNN- Rochester, 03/12/12.
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