Friday July 31, 2015

 
The theme of International Youth Day 2015 is “Youth Civic Engagement.” 12 August was first designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999, and serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth. (UNESCO)

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Thursday July 30, 2015

Towards responsible research and innovation in the information and communications technologies and security technologies fields is a 2011 report, published by the European Union.

This publication consists of a series of research articles reflecting on how to proceed towards Responsible Research and Innovation in the Information and Communication Technologies and Security Technology fields. A total of 10 projects have inspired the authors to reflect and address various governance and ethics issues underlying the responsible development of these new technologies.

(Source: European Union)

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Wednesday July 29, 2015

Towards a diagnosis of international cooperation on social protection in the region: cases of Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico is a 2010 report by the Organization of American States (OAS).

From the introduction:

The aim of this document is to provide a first approach to a diagnosis of international cooperation on social policy in specific reference to the social protection programs and policies being implemented by some of the region's social development authorities.

This exercise will facilitate an analysis of regional trends and lessons learned as well as closer appreciation of the major challenges facing government institutions in terms of knowledge and experience transfer, all of particular relevance in the promotion of institutional strengthening and enhancing social protection programs aimed at the poor and vulnerable.

(Source: OAS)

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