Assessing the Peace Corps' Role in the Development of Education Around the Globe

By Linda Benyahia It is worth noting that the Peace Corps is not only a development organisation, but also a peace-building organisation. Among the three goals of the Peace Corps, only the first focuses on economic development. For this reason, it might make sense not to compare Peace Corps efforts with those of major foreign aid programs such as those of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) or the World Bank.2 Still, the Peace Corps does undertake capacity building projects. Focusing on ideology, accountability, and sustainability, this paper will discuss the benefits and limitations of the Peace Corps’ education development efforts.

Aberdeen celebrates UN Day

In this article: Lord Provost of Aberdeen gives speech Nigel Dower, Chair of UNA Aberdeen, gives speech In celebration of UN day on the 24th of October 2020, the Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett gave the following speech: I am honoured to support and to remind people of UN75. The UN is marking its 75th anniversary at a time of great disruption for the world, compounded by an unprecedented global health crisis with severe economic and social impacts. Will we emerge stronger and better equipped to work together? Or will distrust and isolation grow further? 2020 must be a year of dialogue, when we come together to discuss our priorities as a human family, and how we can build a better f

UN Nuclear Treaty achieves 50th ratification for Entry into Force on UN 75th Anniversary

Article from ICAN UK UN Nuclear Treaty achieves 50th ratification for Entry into Force on 75th anniversary of UN's founding London, 25 October 2020: The United Nations has confirmed that the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) has been ratified by its 50th state party, Honduras, and will therefore enter into international legal force 90 days later, on 22 January 2021. "This Treaty bans nuclear weapons production, testing, possession and use, along with other activities that could enable and assist anyone to acquire or use these weapons of mass destruction ever again," said Dr Rebecca Johnson, a former Greenham peace activist and first president of the Geneva-based Intern

UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons reaches 50 ratifications needed for entry into force

Picture above taken from "On October 24, 2020, the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons reached the required 50 states parties for its entry into force, after Honduras ratified just one day afterJamaica and Nauru submitted their ratifications. In 90 days, the treaty will enter into force, cementing a categorical ban on nuclear weapons, 75 years after their first use." A historic milestone has been reached in the development of the global norm against nuclear weapons. On the 22nd of January 2021, nuclear weapons will be prohibited. You can fi

How The Pandemic Has Affected Everyone: International and Global Perspectives

An Event hosted by UNA Aberdeen and Aberdeen University UNA On Thursday 22nd October the United Nations Association Aberdeen & Aberdeen University UNA Society held a panel discussion (by ZOOM) on the topic ‘How the pandemic has affected everyone: international and global perspectives’. The three panellists were Dr Asha Abdikarim Ebrahim, a medical Doctor in Tanzania on ‘How the pandemic has affected medical practice, a Tanzanian perspective’; Ms Georgiana Bugeag, a UK information adviser on ‘Lived experiences of international students in UK during the pandemic’; and Dr Nigel Dower, Chair of the Aberdeen local branch of UNA on ‘The pandemic from a UN/international perspective’. The meeting wa

The fight for nuclear disarmament continues

By David Mackenzie Picture taken from the article: (Extract from the article) "The implications of the TPNW are huge, especially for Scotland. It will prohibit the developing, testing, producing, manufacturing, otherwise acquiring, possessing, stockpiling, transferring, using or threatening to use nuclear weapons, assisting other states with these prohibited activities, stationing, deployment or installation of nuclear weapons belonging to other states on a state party's territory." You can find the full article here:

There is one clear shortcut to a nuclear-free Scotland...

By Janet Fenton Picture taken from the article: "SCOTLAND, its parliament, its government and people will soon have the indisputable backing of the global community in its opposition to the nuclear weapons on the Clyde." You can find the full article here:

Repost: Dear President-Elect Biden, please start with the easiest problem to solve | Opinion

By Alan Robock Published on Picture taken from article. The article emphasises the threat that nuclear weapons have on the world today, arguing that Joe Biden should work towards decreasing such risks, should he be elected president this year. You can find the full article here:

#UNHSPartner 3: Corra Foundation

This article by Shelley Gray, Head of External Relations at Corra Foundation, continues our collaborative series with other like-minded civil society and third sector groups, which you can also follow on Instagram or via our newsletters. If you or your organisation would like to get involved, please contact: Taken from Voice, power, change and human rights Corra Foundation exists to make a difference to the lives of people and communities. It works with others to encourage positive change, opportunity, fairness and growth of aspirations which improve quality of life. Corra wants to see a society in which people create positive change

'Brazil's Colour Bind'

By Stephanie Nolen from 'The Globe and Mail' You can find the link to the full article here: The article explores anti-blackness and the elevation of whiteness in Brazil. While Brazil is one of the most diverse countries in its region, the issues the article lays out are not just specific to Brazil - they can also be found in the region and around the world. Taken from (Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France/Archives Charmet/Bridgeman Images)

How Human Rights Can Help to Tackle Scotland's Rising Poverty Levels

By Dan Haddow This briefing paper proposes a rights-based approach to tackle Scotland’s endemic poverty problem. It argues that human rights law can help to remove the barriers preventing vulnerable people from escaping poverty through a redistribution of resources that creates better opportunities for a greater proportion of the population. It calls on the Scottish Government to enact legislation that incorporates the socio-economic rights to adequate housing and food, education, safe and reliable working conditions, healthcare, social security, alongside transparent and accessible avenues for citizens to claim their rights.

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