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The International Day of Peace, observed every year on 21 September

Upon taking up my duties as Secretary-General in January of this year, my very first act was to issue an appeal for peace – a call on citizens, governments and leaders everywhere ...Read more »

5 things you need to know about the global pension crisis

At what age are you planning to retire? Do you have enough saved up to do so? Two simple questions, but the answers are not so simple. Depending on where you live, you could have ...Read more »

Erasmus works but needs to be promoted more

By Łukasz Lewandowski | EURACTIV.pl The EU’s study and work abroad programmes are a boon for the economy but more should be done to ensure equality and offer opportunities to those o...Read more »

15-hour weeks, basic income and doughnuts. Are these the big ideas that could end inequality?

At an unusually divisive time for politics in the West, there’s one thing most people can agree on: the economy is not working well enough, for enough people. Right now, just 1% of th...Read more »

Google Rolls Out ‘Fact Check’ Tool to Combat Fake News Worldwide

After “fake news” became such a popular topic during the election season, Google rolled out a fact checking program in October to verify the accuracy of American news articles. In t...Read more »

We don’t trust the internet. And it’s putting our digital future at risk

Digital technology is a defining feature of modern life. In 2016, there were 3.4 billion internet users and 3.8 billion unique mobile users. On average, people spend six hours a day onl...Read more »

1,000 global leaders just met in Buenos Aires. Here are the highlights

This article is part of the World Economic Forum on Latin America 2017 Written by Stéphanie Thomson Editor, World Economic Forum If yesterday was about analysing the challenges facing ...Read more »

Start-ups won’t save the economy. But ‘scale ups’ could

Although the notion that entrepreneurship benefits society has attained broad currency in Latin America and elsewhere, confusion reigns: Latin America’s leaders variously promote entr...Read more »

The best countries in Europe for using renewable energy

The share of renewables energy used in the EU has risen to almost 17% in 2015. That’s double the 2004 share of 8.5%, and within range of the 2020 target of 20%. Two years after the fi...Read more »

BELGIUM’S 12 MOST MAGICAL CASTLES

By Alison – March 15, 2016 (Updated: February 28, 2016) Belgium is a country known for its stunning architecture. Today we share our top 12 most magical castles to visit in Flande...Read more »

15 TOP THINGS TO DO IN NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA

By Alison – February 7, 2017 (Updated: February 10, 2017) For the past year and a half, we’ve been re-discovering my home province of New Brunswick, Canada. We’ve re-visited s...Read more »

The moral dilemmas of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Should your driverless car value your life over a pedestrian’s? Should your Fitbit activity be used against you in a court case? Should we allow drones to become the new paparazzi...Read more »

Don’t give up on Europe

“Europe is uninvestable,” a fund manager declares, while carving a slice of roast lamb over dinner in Mayfair, London. “With Marine Le Pen in France, Brexit and populists all over...Read more »

GoodNewsNetwork

OUR MISSION, OUR PASSION Since 1997, people have turned to the Good News Network® as an antidote to the barrage of negativity experienced in the mainstream media. Because of its long h...Read more »

Women worldwide are missing out. This is how we can make economic growth equal for all

This article is part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 Glaring gaps in prosperity worldwide have prompted a growing consensus that economic growth must benefit all socio-e...Read more »

Imagination Club

The Imagination Club is a group dedicated to experimentation in life-long learning and training. We provide facilitators and trainers with a platform for experimenting with new ideas, n...Read more »

Homelessness in Brussels still on the rise and ‘EU should take note’

Martin Banks takes a cold, hard look at the homeless situation in Brussels December 2016. Original article can be found here> A cursory look at the streets, traffic lights and intersec...Read more »

Digital economy and Society – World Economic Forum

How can private-public collaboration realize digital technology’s potential to benefit humankind? The exponential growth in digitization and internet connectivity is the backbone of ...Read more »