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Asian demography
Asians are marrying later, and less, than in the past. This has profound implications for women, traditional family life and Asian politics WITH her filmy polka-dot dress, huge sunglasses and career as a psychologist, Yi Zoe Hou of Taiwan might seem ..Asia The Economist 20/8/11

Group Rescues Stranded Immigrants
Hundreds of thousands of Poles have traveled to Britain in recent years hoping to make their fortunes. But some struggle to get by and land on the street. A homeless aid group from their own country is searching for them in parks and alleys, helping to send them back home…Poland Germany Spiegel 11/8/11,1518,779230,00.html#ref=nlint

Slumlands — filthy secret of the modern mega-city

Across the world, slums are home to a billion people. The rich elite want the shanty towns cleared, but residents are surprisingly determined not to leave…. World New Statesman Paul Mason 8/8/11

Push for asylum seeker Medicare cover
The federal government is facing calls to extend Medicare benefits to thousands of community-basedasylum seekers. A study has revealed that many asylum seekers who are waiting on the government to decide whether they can remain in Australia struggle ...Australia Sydney Morning Herald 14/8/11

Johannesburg needs population plan
Johannesburg needs to plan for a population growth of 66 percent in the next three decades, the City of Johannesburg says. "This growing population will require access to clean water, dependable energy sources and reliable management of sanitation and ...South Africa Times LIVE 15/8/11

Ten Somali children a day dying in Ethiopia's Kobe refugee camp
Somali refugee Mohamed Ibrahim (right) prepares to bury his one-year-old son, who died of malnutrition in Ethiopia's Kobe refugee camp. Photograph: Jenny Vaughan/AFP/Getty Images Ten Somali children under the age of five are dying every day of ...Africa The Guardian UK 16/8/11

Italy to sell assets to cut debt
A promised privatisation drive by Italy is likely to focus on local utilities ... voted against plans to privatise the water industry in a June referendum. ...Italy South Africa Independent Online 11/8/11

Israel's new social contract — A proposal
The test of progress will be the accumulation of financial, human and social capital by all citizens and, particularly, children. Communities are the foundational unit of Israeli society and the basis for local prosperity, resilience and inclusiveness. ..Israel USA 17/8/11

Will to help becomes a bond of renewal
A new type of social contract may offer Aborigines the right kind of help, write Patrick Dodson and Ian Gill. Australians, if they reacted at all, could be forgiven either furious exasperation or resigned disgust at news last week that the Commonwealth ..Australia Sydney Morning Herald 17/8/11

State Pension: Riots Blamed on Government's Broken Promises
Psychiatrist Dr. Kwame Mckenzie from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto has named the government's radical amendments to its social contract as the catalyst for the riots. Mckenzie claims that the riots were triggered by individuals ..Canada 18/8/11

Migrant housing costs '£1bn a year'
The cost of providing social housing for migrants who come to Britain will hit £1 billion a year for the next 25 years, campaigners say. MigrationWatch UK said 45 extra homes would need to be built every day, the equivalent of 1400 a month, ...UK Belfast Telegraph 17/8/11

Tsai backs 'rent-only' social housing
As part of the housing platform of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) 10-year policy guidelines, presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen is pushing to remove all social housing off the market by making them “rent-only.” Further, the pan-green party ...Taiwan China China Post 19/8/11

Canada struggling to prepare for aging boomers, smaller workforce
Many years ago, back when we still thought aging was something funny that would never happen to us, my cousin Sandra made up a morbid little birthday song. "You're old, and you're going to get older, and one day when you get old enough, then you will ..Canada Vancouver Sun 17/8/11

Chinese mother smuggled to South Florida seeks asylum based on 'one-child' limit
A Chinese mother who beat a passport-fraud charge after trying to sneak into South Florida may have a strong asylum claim, based on her country's “one-child'' policy that limits family size. BY JAY WEAVER A Chinese mother who was threatened with ..USA 16/8/11

Cutting Costs the Montana Way

Montana uses the old ranching habit of pinching pennies to keep the state operating with a budget surplus.

USA New York Times 18/8/11

A Society on the Verge of a Meltdown
The riots in London are a social Fukushima for the Western world. Should we really be suprised that an increase in wealth for just a few, accompanied by simultaneous impoverishment of the masses, could not continue unabated?... World UK Germany Spiegel 18/8/11,1518,780991,00.html#ref=nlint


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Focus On: UN SDGs

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Food Systems: Italian & Rwandan Leaders Join Urgent Call To Transform World’s Food Systems As Pre-Summit Begins

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UN: Play:Fair For People And Planet – A Major United Nations Music Activation
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