MDG 8 GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR DEVELOPMENT
Discussions pertaining to MDG 8 and specific countries, organizations, groups or individuals that work towards this goal will take place here. As delineated by the United Nations, the eighth and final Millennium Development Goal is: To Develop a Global Partnership for Development by 1) Addressing the special needs of the least developed countries, landlocked countries and small island developing states, 2) Developing further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system, 3) Dealing comprehensively with developing countries' debt, and 4) Making available, in cooperation with the private sector, the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications.
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As a result of calls on all levels of the society we observe a beginning of a big "networking movement". There are hundreds of internet networking groups, networks of networks, blogging communities, etc. On one side it is easy to get lost in the amount of options, on the other side there is a big educational potential in all these initiatives.
In what ways networks like UCP-SARnet, IGLOO, CIGI or GAID, as well as gatherings like World Civic Forum or World Conference on Higher Education,…
In the context of the development of ICT many people point that access to the internet resources begins to be a key issue for the impact ICT may have on the further development of the world. People representing parts of the world that still do not have access to these resources claim that that it puts them in a disadvantage situation.
What do you think is an advantage of giving more people access to information and direct communication all around the globe?
Speaking at the ASU Summer Institute on Community about the concept of "Global Village" prof. Josh Gonzales said(please click here to listen to his presentation):
"Today's communities are no longer uniformly bound by streets, rivers, ravines or highways. Our modern day communities are increasingly dispersed throughout the country and the world. This changing matrix of identification causes us to regard our next door neighbors differently. Changing conceptions of the community have implications…
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In this channel we have opinions on the following issues: What do you think would be the advantages of giving access to information and direct communication to all people around the globe? What might be the advantages or disadvantages of lack of international borders separating nation states? How do you understand the meaning of "Global Village"? How can UCP-SARnet be utilized in education of community leaders?
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