8 july 2022 shocked to hear of killing of former president abe - do you have a favorite speech or pdf of his? chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk - i would particularly like to understand his and Japan's support of Un2.0, humanising AI and ideas for 2020s shared at Japan G20- it will take some time to find references most worthy of celebration/ communal action - lets start with his celebration at United Nations 2019 ..........https://www.mofa.go.jp/fp/unp_a/page3e_001107.html....................Address by Prime Minister Abe at the Seventy-Fourth Session of the United Nations General Assembly September 24, 2019 Japanese e-mail Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office 1. Mr. Chairman, under your chairmanship, the United Nations will commemorate the 75th anniversary of its founding. On this occasion, I ask you to recall that my country, Japan, upholding the principles of the United Nations, has walked a path that has been steadfast, always intending to realize the goals of the United Nations. For the UN, which has now come three quarters of a century since its founding, structural reform, especially that of the Security Council, is absolutely imperative. We aim for the early realization of such reform. In addition, Japan is standing in the 2022 election. By once again receiving the support of numerous countries, we wish to serve as a non-permanent member of the Security Council and make our best efforts towards the further realization of the principles of the UN. I ask for your ardent support in this. In Japan, a new Emperor has acceded to the imperial throne and the ceremony for His Majesty to declare this fact to both domestic and international audiences is near at hand, on October 22. Heads of state and government and top leaders from approximately 200 nations and international organizations will attend, and there is no greater joy than that of the well-wishing extended to us upon the start of the Emperor’s new era. The Japanese people regard this as an unparalleled opportunity and they will once again turn their thoughts to the role Japan takes on towards the world. In my country, the period in which a long-standing economic slump caused people to become inward-looking is now a thing of the past. Dates that raise awareness of our strong bonds with the world and turn people’s eyes outward and towards the future -- the Rugby World Cup, of which fierce contests continue to be played out at this very moment; the Olympic and Paralympic Games that will be held next year in Tokyo; and World Expo 2025 that Osaka and the surrounding region will host -- are written large on Japan’s calendar as landmark events. Created this way is a new generation of Japanese, one that is reliable, and willing to carry forth the UN ideals, you may want to say. I would like you also to keep in mind the meeting that will come around to Japan next April. The 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, commonly known as “the UN Crime Congress” will convene in Kyoto. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime holds the meeting once every five years. Fifty years will have passed since 1970, when Japan hosted this same meeting as the first UN Crime Congress held outside Europe. At its prime for cherry blossoms, Kyoto, I know, will be welcoming visiting experts in law enforcement. 2. What I have just said leads one to see what value Japan seeks in its engagement with the world, in that it values education, for the country's primary objective is to foster the power of individuals, one by one. To continue to do so has been and still is the very essence of what Japan can contribute to the rest of the world. As for the law enforcement experts who will gather in Kyoto next spring, Japan has done nothing one off, like bringing them to a meeting just once. Rather, it has long sought its own role in continuing to foster them. As early as in 1962, with the deepening of knowledge about crime prevention its primary objective, Japan established in Tokyo the United Nations’ first specialized institute in that field. Named the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, this institute was launched with the late Norval Morris, a renowned criminologist, as its inaugural director. By the end of September this year it will have produced a large number of “alumni.” The total amounts to more than 5900, including, for instance, 2949 from Asia and 678 from Africa. 3. Now, it was this past March that Malala Yousafzai was in Tokyo. She looked me right in the eye and said, “As many as 100 million girls lack the skills they need to have a good command of modern technology, for they don't undergo a minimum education of 12 years.” She says that if all girls completed secondary school, they could add up to 30 trillion US dollars to the global economy. I invited Malala to Japan before the G20 Osaka Summit I would chair in June, hoping to highlight policies that empower women and girls. If women were able to demonstrate the potential they hold, the world would sparkle that much more. But that is an obvious truth, isn't it? In Japan, where the labour participation rate for women has seen a marked rise, we are witnessing that self-evident fact on a daily basis. I am delighted that we were able to capture what Malala advocates for in both the G20 Leaders’ Declaration and another outcome document in the annex. We pledged to “promote inclusive quality education for all girls and women.” Japan wishes to run at all times at the very front of the pack with respect to these efforts. 4. Now, let me tell you of an example from Tanzania. When I was turning 30 years of age, I remember a Tanzanian marathon runner, Juma Ikangaa, was fiercely competitive every time he ran the Tokyo Marathon. After returning home in Tanzania, Mr. Ikangaa, who considers Japan to be his second home, became a goodwill public relations ambassador at the local office of JICA, the Government of Japan’s agency for international cooperation. Sent from Japan to be stationed there, was a woman full of energy, named Miwa Ito. The two of them combined forces, with Ms. Ito getting sponsorship funding from 13 Japanese companies and Mr. Ikangaa searching for girls who could be future Olympians. Their efforts ultimately culminated in Tanzania’s first-ever women’s track meet. That was in November 2017. One thousand girls living nearby attending elementary and junior high schools were invited as spectators. But they were not there simply to watch the event. Educational materials on avoiding teenage pregnancy were also handed out. Having the girls read these materials was another purpose. In Arusha, Tanzania, an area the Masai and others call home, where the high peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro can be seen in the east-northeast, an all-girls’ junior high school named “Sakura” opened in January 2016 through the efforts of a group of Japanese people. The school is entirely residential in order to provide its students with absolute security and safety. The number of students has grown from 24 at the beginning to 162 this past spring. The Japanese government supports the school financially, but it is run by NGOs, both Japanese and local. They teach the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- and how to avoid unwanted pregnancies. In Cambodia as well, I know there is a Japanese entrepreneur who has been working to improve education there, a project that is entirely his own brainchild. His initiative sends Japanese teachers, seasoned veterans in math and science, to Cambodia. There, they coach young men and women who are on track to become teachers. The initiative is called “Teachers Without Borders.” I find it very much heart-warming to see people in Japan’s private sector devoting themselves voluntarily in this way to the education of young people, especially girls, in Tanzania and in Cambodia, purely out of intrinsic motivation, without seeking anyone’s recognition as such. 5. Over the next three years, the Government of Japan will provide enriched education to a minimum of nine million children and young people in Sub-Saharan African and Asian nations. We plan to expand “e-learning” for primary school children in Sri Lanka as well as Internet-based mathematics and science education in Rwanda. But I must say that these endeavours were largely inspired by the efforts underway by people in the private sector. Mr. Chairman, this is my seventh consecutive year to deliver a statement in the general debate at the General Assembly. Over this time, I have consistently emphasized the importance of empowering women and girls and the value of making health care universally available. This year too, I have addressed both of these issues at separate meetings on the side-lines. At the same time, I wish to emphasize that the essence of Japan’s international engagement can be found in the fact that we earnestly value education, as seen in the contributions of Japan that I just mentioned. Japan aspires to be an “FP,” shall I say, or a “foster power," one that fosters human capacity. 6. As I reach the end of my statement, I will raise three points briefly. Point number one is regarding North Korea. Japan supports the approach taken by President Trump. The approach by which the two leaders talk candidly with each other and try to work out the issues at hand while seeing a bright future ahead has changed the dynamics surrounding North Korea. I am determined to meet Chairman Kim Jong-un myself face to face, without attaching any conditions. Japan’s unchanging objective is to normalize its relations with North Korea through comprehensively resolving the outstanding issues of concern with North Korea, including the abductions, nuclear, and missile issues, as well as settling the unfortunate past. Point number two is that Japan shares the concerns regarding the Middle East situation. The attack on Saudi Arabia’s crude oil facilities was an extremely contemptible crime that holds the international economic order hostage. I consider precious the pronouncement made to me directly by Supreme Leader Khamenei of Iran, that he issued as a fatwa three repudiations regarding nuclear weapons, namely “not to possess, produce, or use” them, and has ensured thorough implementation of that fatwa. This morning too I held a summit meeting with President Rouhani, our ninth in total. It is my own unchanging role to call on Iran as a major power to take actions that are grounded in the wisdom derived from its rich history. Point number three, and my final point, is that Japan will make use of multilateral frameworks and globalism, to reduce disparities, inter alia. On the heels of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement) and the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement, the RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) is now poised to reach agreement, with Japan's contribution serving as a propelling force. The world will become more connected, leading more people to escape from poverty. In recent years I chaired the G7 and G20 summits as well as the Tokyo International Conference on African Development, or “TICAD,” three times, demonstrating repeatedly that multilateral frameworks do indeed have that role as a leveller. As a consequence, the terms “quality infrastructure” and “a free and open Indo-Pacific” have entered the lexicon of the international community, I would like you to note. 7. TICAD Seven held earlier this year was reborn as “New TICAD.” This is because the words to talk about Africa from now should by all means tell a story of investment and growth. In fact, the Business Forum held at the same time as the TICAD conference was jam-packed with businessmen and women from Africa and Japan and electric with eager enthusiasm. I also came out of the forum with a sense that new investment proposals and new projects are materializing quickly. Changes in Africa encourage us. The world does indeed change. We are able to change it through the efforts we make. And that confidence shall be reaffirmed right here in this great assembly hall. With that, I will end my statement. Thank you very much. Related Links Prime Minister Abe Visits the United States of America and Belgium (September 23-28, 2019) United Nations General Assembly Japan and the United Nations
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See all 276 articlesEaster Day 2021 - in the last 2 weeks Japan kickstarted the most exciting solutions debate on celebrating our human race's sustainability since the start of the 21st century or JFK's search in 1962
-thank you chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk washington dc and glasgow

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urgent help needed for friends of japan and all young lives matter survey: how can japan society most help japan and japan's inspiration of asian sdg youth = two thirds of world youth? chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

for worldwide views on 2020s as most exciting decade -defining our species future - please go to The Economist's Norman Macrae (Japan Order Rising Sun Gold Bars) Curriculum www.entrepreneurialrevolution.city
zoomuni.net -breaking 2020 -zooming beyond reality- some nations 30 years behind our 1984 timelines for ai teaching/ studying - download and ask for our maps of who's leading
chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk may 2020 (bicycling distance from national institute of health bethesda md usa) writes:
since 1960 most of the world's population mapping sdg development - eg asians as over 60% of humans have traded round a japanese translation of global system- compounding solutions americans like deming and borlaug open sourced -more than any other single system dynamic friends have been able to map- brookings update 2020- 5/15 how taipei, seoul, hk, saved their peoples, and hanoi

back to middle of 20th c-perhaps it shouldn't be that much of a surprise that it took one of the 2 island nations that most colonised borders up to world war 2 to culturally rollback a higher purpose for uniting peoples
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*2020s 5G 4G 3G 2G 1G 0G 1970s* *help! with top 20 Economist challenges* *these are the most exciting times to be alive* *E2 Jack Ma and E3 Sir Fazle Abed* *The most exciting game children have never played? World Record Book of Job Creation* *2025 report - last 7 years to global sustainability* *1960s world record jobs creators*......
Back to www.normanmacrae.comSDG education revolutionCommentaryFriends and FamilyFuture HistoryBiographycoming - books.. diary 2020
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EntrepreneurialRevolution.city July 2020..If you care about two out of 3 lives mattering who are Asian, nearly 60 years of miracles mapping around worldwide decision-makers considering Japan from 1962 are worth replaying -that's when my father Norman Macrae aged 39 was privileged to write his first signed survey in The Economist -the first 2 quarters of dad's 80+ years of life had been spent
**writing unsigned leaders in The Economist (eg as only journalist at Messina's birth of EU) after serving as teenager in world war 2 navigating air places uk bomber command region modern day bangladesh/myanmar -
** following his father who worked for british diplomatic services around embassies in midst of conflict - eg mostow of stalin 1934, last adriatic port jews used to escape hitler 1938 )-during this quarter dad concluded that world wars root cause was the history of empires like britain and japan which had trapped most peoples in poverty, to end war he wanted to mediated loving each other's places, ;peoples and especially children

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Before we get to the list of miracles look at what has happened to japan in the fisrt year(s) of its new reiwa emperor era- planned was 40 million tourists with olympics ganes as peace-loving centrepiece ; apart from the olympic most tourism celebrated comunity hosts sme busienesses- all being decimated by the virus; japan is uniquely interesting as a nation as unlike other places run by a majority of elders its recruiting youth from other countries to deliver many of its frontline logistics services- this pan asean development plan has also been shattered; since japan loves sports for the right reason - community building not just big corporate noise - gthe ebst outcome would be the olympics beged asians to tale a majoity share of running futire olympics- this would be good for all four of the next hosts if the mayors of tokyo beijing milan and paris chatted about it- and it would be a great opportutity for womens lives matter to exorciose all the sexual predators - and ban ki-moon who is in the middle of 3 world chnaing movement cliate adatoability, curriculum of worldwide youth and teachers civic engagement , ethics dorectirate of teh olympocs could appoint a supersgtar panel of lives matter - eg the wike of kobe (mo0re at www.kobe.mba), manny pacquaio, and since tennis has always been the emeperor family's facoriote sport as well some uk royals, why not let japan and wimbledon select which tennis superstars can bridge retoremengt with linking in youth as the sddg generation.....

Norman Macrae, having survived teenage navigation of RAF planes bomber command world war 2 over modern-day myanmar/bangladesh, joined The Economist in 1949, and retired as the deputy editor of what he called "the world's favourite viewspaper" in 1988. During that time, he wrote extensively on the future of society and the impact of technology. Norman foresaw species sustainability as being determined by post-colonial and virtual mapmaking- 5G 4G 3G 2G 1G 0G if 60s tech could race to moon and Moore alumni promised 100 times more machine intel every decade TO 2025, let's end poverty mediating/educating a world of loving each others' children- so that wherever the next millennials girl is born she enjoys great chance to thrive.

Soon Norman was celebrating his wartime enemy's rising engineers and win-win sme supply chains across far east and very concerned that tod down constitutions english speaking nations led by political bureaucrats wasn't fit for entrepreneurial revolution-he co-opted a young romani prodi to translate Economist 1976 ER survey into multilingual formats

Amongst some of his more outlandish claims: that governments would not only reverse the nationalisation process and denationalise formerly private industries, but would also sell industries and services that had been state operated for so long that it seemed impossible that they could be run by private companies. A pioneer before the pioneers, Macrae imagined privatised and competing telecommunications and utility companies improving service levels and reducing prices.

When others saw arms build-ups as heralding World War III, Macrae predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall by the end of the 1980's.

The Norman Macrae Archive serves as an on-line library, hosting a growing collection of Macrae articles, newspaper columns and highlights from his books. We hope that you find the articles thought provoking and zoom, twitter or question us - norman's son chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk



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1972 ecconomist survey of 1972-2012- WILL AMERICANS AND EUR-CITIZENS EVER BE FREED ENTREPRENEURIALLY FROM PAPER CURRENCIES THE ONLY ZERO-SUM TRADE MONOPLY IN A WORLD WHERE ACTIONABLE KNOWHOW MULTIPLIES VALUE UNLIKECONSUMING UP THING.....

youth hall of fame - japan global friendship associations 1 2 smart intrapreneurs- sony creative lounge


future of HIStory 1945 -to update 2020s version see also Princeton history project connections with osun and von neumanns future of humansai.com

look first at the G8 biggest jigsaw pieces of nearly 200 nations who sought to unite san francisco 1945-until the virus came 2020 was due to be the happy 75th birthday of nations 17sdgs as well as the frontline heroics of medecins sans frontieres and partners in health- coalitions of soft power had never been so urgent to valuetrue. Nature does not play with walls, and other games of externalization at borders -only mistaken male professionals do as they systemically confuse the power of big getting bigger with advancing the human lot for all our children including wherever the next girl is born

In 1945, there were just over 5% of people who lived in usa and Canada- they had twice saved the old world tri-continent of asia Africa and Europe from world wars. Most remarkably usa that in 1939 ranked 17th in terms of international navies on a par with Portugal had become the heart of the wining allied forces. You had the two northern islands at either end of the coastal belts of west Europe and far eat asia who had multiplied so many colonial poverty traps across the Asian 60+% majority of human race , Africa and middle east’s 10%. In trying to compete with uk, France had arguably been most brutal in colonizing med sea Africa, slave trading needed to develop America north wars up from louisana, as well as napoleons war of nations which had sucked in austria hungary , Germany and Russia among others.by start of 20th c Germany without colonies to feed its engineers need for carbon and steel had become bellicose across all its borders. This left less than 2% people in the iced up and largest land mass of all ussr ready to be the victims of stalin as the second most fearsome tyrant the first hal of 20th century grew exponentially. All the while half of humanity – women – were left out of how the word capitalized land and counted productivity even though a deeper look would show that the led with educators like Montessori and health networkers like Florence nightingale, marie curie and indeed the Franciscan role of the clares as community health missionaries- the conscience of mother mary if you will. 9se girlsworldbank.com) There were of course further geographic oddities- only 10% of people lived in the southern hemisphere; less than 1% of peoples lived on what became a quarter of all nations the SIDS- small island developing nations with minimal land resources but huge ocean estates very much dependent on climate, and nature including good human nature of tourism. And you had the archipelagos especially Indonesia and Philippines with large populations- one the epicentre of the world trade in medicinal spices – know how the dutch prized nutmeg so much that they were prepared to swap with the uk control of one indonesian holland with their us territory new Amsterdam rebranded new york

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Y source YUNUS CENTRE AT TAIWAN UNIVERSITY
.Can Asians help youth change the value chain mindsets of Washington DC's big decision-makers. This is literally what S. Korean Jim Kim is now up 2030nowjimkim2transcripts.doc, 40 KB  #2030now  for at the World Bank. Interestingly the Asian youth can rock the world movement has spread- Brookings CEO Antholis now has youthful chinese staff in his secretariat and partners Chinese superstar Yao Ming
Athlete, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
 in celebrating his education foundation. Antholis book on Inside Out China and India has info DC has never seen before- and Brookings Beijing office is now being opened by one of China's leading green energy leaders.

Professor Yunus on behalf of Yunus Centre, and Dr. Jing-Yang Jou, President of the NC University, Taiwan signed the MOU.

Nobel Chair in Honor of Professor Yunus

A “Nobel Chair" was unveiled in honor of Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus at National Central University (NCU).   A plaque is placed on the three person garden bench where one can read the accomplishments of the Nobel laureate. There are already 29 Nobel laureate 'chairs' created for 29 Nobel laureates, placed at different points around the specious green area of the university. A newly crafted chair, the 30th in the series, was unveiled and added to honor Professor Yunus. 

Honorary Citizenship for Professor Yunus

During his stay in Taipei Yunus delivered the key note speech at Rotary club conference. Later he addressed the Master Forum organized by the Chinese Association for Corporate Transformation, Innovation, and Advancement, which attracted over 3000 young people of Taipei at the international convention centre. Yunus told them that the future has to be built by them, they are not simply to live through what they have inherited from the past. He emphasized that they have the power to create a completely new world, without any trace of old problems created in the old world. At the start of the Master Forum, Hau Lung-bin, Mayor of Taipei, gave a speech welcoming Professor Yunus to Taipei,   and formally handed over a framed certificate awarding him the honorary citizenship of the city of Taipei.  

The First Lady of Taiwan Ms. Lin Hwai Min, who  has been a long time fan of Yunus,  and Professor Yunus  planted trees in Hua San Creative park.  Both addressed an outdoor gathering that had assembled to attend the tree planting ceremony.

Addressed Business and Professional Women Conference

Professor Yunus was invited by Dr Lu Hsiu-lien, founder-president of the Business and Professional Women of Taiwan (BPW), most admired woman political leader of Taiwan who spent 12 years in jail for leading the democracy movement in Taiwan, to address the conference of BPW. She also served as Vice President of Taiwan, from 2000 to 2008. Professor explained the concept of social business to the women's conference held at the Council Chamber of Taipei City Council. Vice President Lu is now a candidate in the upcoming mayoral election of Taipei. She is very attracted to the concept of social business, has decided to make social business part of her election platform, and plans to make Taipei a Social Business City if elected.

Reception at Yunus Centre of AIT, Bangkok 

On the way to Taiwan Professor Yunus stopped in Bangkok to attend a reception and executive dinner given by Yunus Centre at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), a multinational university of technology based in Bangkok. President of the University Professor Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai, faculty members of AIT, presidents of two other leading universities of Bangkok-- King Mongkut's University of Technology, and Srinakharinwirot University, Vice President of Bangkok University, Executive Director of Thailand Research Fund, CEOs of companies, Director of TSEO, and NGO representatives attended the reception. Director of Yunus Centre at AIT welcomed a group of sixty participants and announced that AIT will bring a delegation of 30 to the forthcoming social business day events in Dhaka on June 28.

YC-AIT has already launched initiatives focusing on Southeast Asia, including a unique partnership with the Thai Social Enterprise Office (TSEO), a government agency dedicated to promoting social initiatives. Professor Yunus addressed the gathering and thanked AIT authority for taking these important initiatives on social business.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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development of rural - pre-digital
development of rural with digital

still to solve end slums -  nairobi with bangladesh's experience can resolve this

while the  soutions now exist - finding investors will need mobilisation of both world's most powerful women and their connection with world's most mothers...
Yunus Bangladesh
Y Source

What is Nobin Udyokta (Young Entrepreneur)?


“I should never seek a job in my life; my mission in life is to create jobs. I am not a job seeker, I am a job giver.” - Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. 

Keeping the above philosophy of Professor Muhammad Yunus, Grameen Telecom Trust has created a fund to support next generation of potential entrepreneurs. The aim of this fund would be to support children of Grameen Bank Borrowers to undertake sustainable business and become entrepreneurs. They may scale up existing family business or take up new innovative ventures as a full time employment. In the process they would create jobs beyond family members.
 This programme envisions strengthening and disseminating the concept of social business through the practical realization of business idea by involving young entrepreneur(s). Nobin Udyokta Programme envisages to do value chain analysis and assisting the potential entrepreneurs by providing them with training to upgrade their skills through design development, extending working capital and introducing new channels and markets. Priority may be given to an entrepreneur who has completed diploma, vocational training or technical education in the related business.
This programme will organize screening exercise workshop at the local area for the target group/entrepreneurs to come up with innovative, conventional business ideas. Business plans will go through several layers of refinement and improvement until they are considered by the programme to be ready for investment.
 Entrepreneur selection criteria: 
1. The entrepreneur must be a child of a current or past Grameen Bank borrower (with at least 7 years association).
2.  The age of the entrepreneur must be between 18-35 years.
3. They must be Bangladeshi and will be willing to run a business individually or jointly (with no more than five partners).
The proponent of the business or entrepreneur has to justify why s/he qualifies for receiving investment for the relevant project.  Also they must outline and clarify various aspects of the project such as the risks factors, availability of raw material, and marketing strategy/policy at their end.
Each enterprise/business being adjudged for funding will be considered as an individual pilot project. Till the entrepreneur is able to take full ownership of the business project close monitoring and supervision will be undertaken by Grameen Telecom Trust.

For further details you are requested to email us at nobin.uddogta@gtctrust.com or contact us at Grameen Telecom Trust, Corporate Office: House-132 (3rd-4th Floor); Road-2, Block-A, Section-12; Pallabi, Mirpur, Dhaka-1216; Tel: 88 02 8059934, 8059938; Fax: 88 02 8059921.

Monday, March 31, 2014

APM Philippines
The 2013 Microcreditsummit from the Philippines  http://partnershipsagainstpoverty.org/ continued the emphasis on Spanish speaking summits that has seen
2014 mexico september
2013 Philippines
2011 World Summit out of Spain
2009 Summit from Colombia

Here is free download of Journal celebrating Spain - with Queen Sofia the most dedicated opinioni leader supporting this millenium goals summit series from startup in 1997


Friday, February 28, 2014

Breaking News- with thanks to our journalist networks at GrameenFrance and YouthEuropeBanking

The premier of the film of Obama's mama - Anne Dunham - her heroic celebrations of microcredit in Indonesia in the 1980s, and the inauguration of womens world banking is now scheduled for the summer film festival in seattle

 31st May Obama Mama - 6:00 PM
Intelligent, progressive, and steadfastly brave, Barack Obama’s mother Stanley Ann Dunham (a lifelong globetrotter who spent her teenage years living in Mercer Island) pursued an unexpected and profound life.
Stanley Ann Dunham was more than the mother of the first black President of the United States of America. As an anthropologist with a Ph.D and as a lifelong globetrotter, her intelligence, progressive politics, and activism made for a profound life—one whose inspiration continues to resonate through her son, President Barack Obama. Through interviews with high school friends and colleagues, film clips, and archival footage, Obama Mama explores Dunham’s travels from small-town Kansas to Seattle, Hawaii, and Indonesia as well as her work in the Civil Rights and Feminist Movements, her dedication to raising awareness of global poverty, and her development of microcredit programs to address poverty in rural villages. Dunham is indirectly responsible for some of the greatest contributions to American and global history, especially Obama’s revolutionary health care bill. She died from cancer at the age of 52 – and had incurred several hundred dollars of unreimbursed health-care costs each month due to her cancer being considered a “pre-existing condition.” The “largeness of her heart,” as her son describes it, is the centerpiece of this inspiring documentary.

Director Biography

Vivian Norris is based in Paris and holds a PhD, focusing on Globalization Studies at the University of Washington. Currently, Dr. Norris is an independent producer and director as well as writing freelance on Business, Film, and Technology for BBC Online and The Huffington Post. She founded Vigilante VNM Productions to produce independent documentaries with social messages. 
Sponsored by 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, Black Rapid Media, CityArts
Director:Vivian Norris
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Country:USA, Poland, France
Year:2014
Running Time:83 minutes

Friday, January 31, 2014

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Millennials -do you know 2 of the Coolest Koreans and people on the planet?
When it comes to which of the world's biggest decision-makers are pro-youth Jim Kim at the world bank and Ban ki-moon are almost incomparable -if you know anyone else who compares please mail chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

Note how jim kim is inviting twice a year millennials solutions
And Ban-ki Moon's youth envoy is hosting an ongoing dialogue on how can millennials own post 2015 millennium goals. Let his education envoy gordon brown is as radical in opening up pro-youth education - video tips 1 2
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microwiki exercise - help us track more from world bank live and how millennials entries are judged, mentored, invested in