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Global Peacemaker Network

The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) is proud to create the Global Peacemaker Network, an online platform for students, teachers, conflict resolution and peacebuilding professionals, policy makers and global citizens. This network is an open source virtual space with information about Peacebuilding and Community Building acting as a social network utilizing technology, education, vocational tools , global resource mapping along with security and development topics from around world – from Conflict Resolution Education materials for teachers to the impact of technology and natural resources in global security. We welcome you to view the Resource Library below and contribute a resource.

What is Culture?

This video illustrates a conversation that took place on the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs' social media sites. read more

Informe mundial de 2015 sobre el trabajo infantil: Allanar el camino hacia el trabajo decente para los jóvenes

El segundo volumen de la serie "Informe mundial de la OIT sobre el trabajo infantil" pone en evidencia la estrecha relación entre el trabajo infantil y el empleo juvenil, y la necesidad de enfoques políticos comunes en países en los que prevalecen tanto el trabajo infantil como el desempleo juvenil. read more

World Report on Child Labour 2015: Paving the way to decent work for young people

The second volume of the ILO World Report on Child Labour series highlights the close linkages between child labour and good youth employment outcomes, and the consequent need for common policy approaches to addressing challenges arising in countries where both child labour and youth unemployment prevail. The Report presents empirical evidence of how child labour combined with limited education can lead to increased youth vulnerability and greater difficulties in transiting to good jobs. This evidence includes results from the ILO School-to-Work Transition Survey (SWTS) programme, an unprecedented data collection effort allowing the analysis of the trajectories followed by youth to enter the world of work in a total of 28 low- and middle-income countries around the world. The Report also reviews evidence of how the child labour-youth employment link can operate in the opposite direction, i.e., of how the difficulties faced by youth in the labour market can make personal investment in education less attractive as an alternative to child labour earlier in the lifecycle. read more

Peace is a Full Time Job

More than one million people have served as UN peacekeepers since 1948. read more

Water for a Sustainable World: A Vision for 2050

This video presents the vision for 2050 of the world water future. It represents the prologue of the latest edition of the World Water Development Report 2015, Water for a Sustainable World. The Report has been launched on March 20 in New Delhi, during the main celebrations of the World Water Day. It is the UN’s flagship report on water and gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources, aiming to provide decision-makers with the tools to implement sustainable use of water. For more information: Write to: read more

Facing the Challenges Water Report 2015

This publication, which brings together a number of case studies and a wealth of data underpinning selected indicators, is UNESCO’s contribution to the 2015 edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR 2015). This material complements the theme of the WWDR 2015, ‘Water for a Sustainable World’. read more

Water for a Sustainable World United Nationas 2015 Report

United Nations World Water Development Report-- Water flows through the three pillars of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. Water resources, and the essential services they provide, are among the keys to achieving poverty reduction, inclusive growth, public health, food security, lives of dignity for all and long-lasting harmony with earth’s essential ecosystems. Ban Ki-moon Secretary-General of the United Nations read more

Global Peace Index, June 2015

This is the ninth edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks the nations of the world according to their level of peacefulness. The index is composed of 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources and ranks 162 independent states, covering 99.6 per cent of the world’s population. The index gauges global peace using three broad themes: the level of safety and security in society, the extent of domestic and international conflict and the degree of militarisation. --Institute for Economics & Peace, an independent,nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank dedicated to shifting the world's focus to peace as a positive, achievable and tangible measure of human well-being and progress. read more

Global Humanitarian Overview

June 15 Status Report: A consolidated appeal to support people affected by disaster and conflict. Produced by the Programme Support Branch (PSB), Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) read more

Vision of Humanity Interactive map

Global Peace Index--The world's leading measure of national peacefulness, the GPI measures peace according to 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators. read more