In a development era with a mix of state and non state actors as essential partners in the implementation of sustainable development, the importance of engagement at all levels has been repeatedly emphasized at various international conferences and their follow up processes.The Rio+20 Conference demonstrated enhanced inclusiveness in its deliberations. With the presence of hundreds of thousands of participants from governments, the United Nations System, business, civil society groups, universities, as well those virtually following from afar, the Conference further strengthened the role of non state actors in shaping the international agenda for a sustainable future. It created unprecedented momentum in parallel to the political process in witnessing the announcements of over 700 concrete multi stakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments for the implementation of sustainable development and poverty eradication.The intergovernmental process duly acknowledged the complementary nature of these voluntary initiatives to the political outcome.
Applaud myself for what I done coming out, speaking out and opening this can of worms. We can now have a discussion to better understand our community and make it a successful community. Career claims were further scrutinised yesterday when the Herald Sun reported that banking giant American Express has threatened legal action against Mr Yoa over his claims that he was an ambassador for the brand..
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfilePets travelling by air belong in the cargo hold, not the cabin, where their dander could irritate passengers’ allergies, states an editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal released Tuesday.In July 2009 Air Canada joined WestJet in allowing small pets, including cats, dogs and birds, to travel in the airplane cabin with passengers.People with allergies, the editorial said, “must not be prevented from travelling for fear of being confined close to a pet.”The editorial urged the federal government to get involved if at least one airline does not return to banning pets in the cabin.Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports. Internet and cellphone data service was unavailable throughout the country, making it impossible for news of the protests. Continue reading this postAccess to information: Does Canada need to be more open with data?TTC bus driver: Do you often see your local drivers texting?The Toronto Sun on Thursday published a picture sent by a reader of a TTC bus driver driving while texting on a mobile device.