Posts by catarinatully

United Nations Influx Hackathon

20 Jan

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UN Influx works to help the UN and the public engage better with one another. For the inhabitants of an increasingly connected and complex world, the UN provides the opportunity of a better global referee as the world develops. For the UN, the rallying of political will can help it achieve its aims sooner. The […]

Making Governments Work in Hard Places – Online Course

15 Jan

Jennifer Widner, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University; Director, Innovations for Successful Societies is instructing a free course offered by Princeton University entitled ‘Making Governments Work in Hard Places’. Across the globe many political leaders and civic groups seek to help their governments work better. They have the will to build change and […]

Beyond 2015: Invitation

15 Jan

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In keeping with our focus on the Post-15 Development Agenda this week, it is worth noting that the Stakeholder Forum, together with WWF and Beyond 2015, are hosting an event to help prepare UK stakeholders (both international and domestic) for the new global goals (the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)),  which will succeed the MDGS. The […]

Notes from Singapore 1: Public Service Excellence Post-2015

13 Jan

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    Reflections on the UNDP Public Service Excellence and the Post-2015 Development Agenda workshop in Singapore, 17-19 November 2014.   I’m keen to share some insights from an event I recently attended. I was invited to the UNDP Global Centre’s three day ‘Public Service Excellence and the Post-2015 Development Agenda’ workshop in Singapore to facilitate […]

On grand strategy, extremist youths, terrorist communications, traditional landpower and gender in conflict | This Week’s Top Hot Links #138

5 Jan

Another busy week is drawing to a close and our Top Hot Links are back to provide some food for thought. 1.1. Swiss news portal Le News debates whether the increase in short-term contracts may be hindering the professional capabilities of the United Nations Office in Geneva. Increasingly, it appears as though there is a […]

Seeking ASAP Volunteer for UK Poverty Audit for the Elections – Apply Now!

19 Dec

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Inspired by ASAP Oceania’s successful Political Party Manifesto poverty audit of the Australian election in August 2013, ASAP UK is conducting a similar process for the UK General election in May 2015. We are looking for a Master’s or Ph.D. student to volunteer as Research and Coordination Assistant for the project, to begin work in […]

On Swiss contracts, shared economy, Russian Grand Strategy, Smart Women & Libyan Militias | This Week’s Top Hot Links #137

11 Dec

Another busy week is drawing to a close and our Top Hot Links are back to provide some food for thought. 1.1. Swiss news portal Le News debates whether the increase in short-term contracts may be hindering the professional capabilities of the United Nations Office in Geneva. Increasingly, it appears as though there is a […]

Job Opportunity with the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development

12 Nov

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The Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development are currently re-designing their website, which will be launched in early December, and are seeking to recruit a contractor who will further populate it with current and relevant content, compile a quarterly newsletter and circulation list in order to alert related organizations and stakeholders to FDSD activities and […]