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At The Global Citizens’ Initiative we say that a “global citizen is someone who identifies with being part of an emerging world community and whose actions contribute to building this community’s values and practices.” Read More.
Gender discrimination, also known as sexual discrimination, is the practice of letting a person's sex unfairly become a factor when deciding who receives a job, promotion, or other employment benefit. It most often affects women who feel they have been unfairly discriminated against in favor of a man. But there have also been cases where males have claimed that reverse discrimination has occurred—that is, the woman received unfairly favorable treatment at the expense of the man. Read More.
Human rights are the fundamental freedoms to which everyone is entitled merely because they are human. These rights are universal and the same for everyone, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Read More,
Humanitarian aid is material or logistical assistance designed to save lives, alleviate suffering, and protect human dignity. It is typically provided by one country to another in response to an immediate crisis, including natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and drought, as well as the human-caused disaster of war. Read More.
The elimination of world poverty, along with such concerns as the protection of the biosphere and the maintenance of peace, is generally counted among the global challenges facing humankind in the twenty-first century. In the mainstream account, poverty is the state of individuals who lack sufficient money or material possessions required for a dignified life. Read More.
Sustainability is the promise that human beings can live well together on planet Earth for generations to come. It is the conviction, prospect, hope, or faith that we can so practice morally principled and reasoned self-government in all our relationships—to ourselves, with one another, and with the rest of nature... Read More.
Formed in 1972 after the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) coordinates environmental policies of various nations, nongovernmental organizations, and other UN agencies in an effort to protect the environment from further degradation. Read More.
The term weapons of mass destruction (WMD) most commonly refers to nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons. A WMD is a political and legal term for large-scale weaponry that can kill many people and/or cause significant damage to an area. Read More.
Global warming is a long-term increase in Earth's average surface temperature. Because global warming does not cause uniform warming in all locations and because many other changes in climate are occurring, scientists often prefer to speak of “global climate change” rather than of global warming when referring to the whole complex of changes being caused by human activities. Read More.