General Assembly Meeting
A vine from today’s General Assembly Meetings
Today we attended a special event on “Men, Peace and Security: Engaging Men and Boys to Promote Gender Equality and Eliminate Gender-Based Violence”. This short documentary was shared, which demonstrated one man’s experience as he takes on his wife’s responsibilities when she leaves Sri Lanka to work abroad.
This was an extremely interesting and though provoking subject. Watch more videos like this here:
Enough with this romanticism- we must look at the real issues and see some real action. Yes, we have made some successes but we have long way to go.
Awa Dabo, Team Leader Africa Team Bureau for Crises Prevention and Recovery (UNDP), Discussing the progression of Africa during a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the African Union
26 of June 2013
The Latest Edition of the Ecology Enquirer is Now Available!
“The summer 2013 interns have now fully completed the latest edition of the World Ecology Enquirer- 26 pages of riveting, insightful and worthy topics analyzed for your convenience.”
Each WIT intern has the opportunity to write an article addressing an important international health or environmental issue; This month we have all worked incredibly hard to publish our first summer 2013 publication of the Ecology Enquirer!
Daily Life at the United Nations
Hi, my name is Marli Kasdan and I am one of the summer interns here at WIT. I am originally from New York but during the school year attend Tulane University in New Orleans, majoring in International Development and Political Science. I have always had a strong interest in international affairs and global politics. I am really looking forward to experiencing how global politics play out first hand and seeing how policy is made. Human rights abuses around the world are also of great concern to me and I am interested in learning how the UN protects and promotes human rights globally, and would eventually like to do my own work in the field. During my time at WIT I hope to learn more about international affairs and how the UN works and functions as an entity to promote peace and development. I believe through my internship at WIT I have an incredible opportunity to experience the UN first hand and plan to utilize that to educate myself on how to make global change and be a better, more informed global citizen.
Hello! My name is Sunny Hor and I am currently a Summer Intern at World Information Transfer. A native of Hong Kong, I have recently completed my first year of studies of Law at the University of Hong Kong. For long, I have been fascinated by how the United Nations makes a positive difference to lives of people around the world, in building peace and other regards. My experiences of working with UNICEF and participating in a Model United Nations conference only strengthened such a passion.
Here at WIT I can experience first-hand how that works and how we as individuals can make a difference to the effort of the UN in improving people’s lives. We place a special focus on the causes of environment and health, and the interconnectedness of the two. I am ready to explore how the UN and we can channel ideas into actions to make a real difference to the world. Make sure you follow our interning experience here!
Wayne Dean Doyle
Hi all, my name is Wayne and I am the Media Relations Manager at World Info Transfer. After a stint at a local newspaper in Queens and another at Children International, I came on board with WIT in an internship capacity.
I am originally from Ireland where I studied an Hons Degree in Journalism and Visual Media - majoring in Television and Investigative Journalism. From a young age I was always astounded at the disparity and injustice within societal frameworks. What really troubles me is the inability for individuals to act compassionately towards society’s less fortunate, and the constant struggle between majorities and minorities. These ideologies are usually being justified by short sighted views founded on insufficient facts alongside cultural assumptions.
I believe whole heartedly in the power of social capital and its infectious power within our communities, the need to connect, understand and promote change - this is where society’s solution lies. We are powerful collectively, but it is times like these that we become angry and fractured and disillusioned leaving communities with a loss of sense of direction.
After all, if we are not improving the lives of those around us on a daily basis, what is the point of us being on this earth? If we don’t look to better ourselves and the environment in which we live daily, what is the point of getting out of bed in the morning?
The answer lies within you, but firstly you must ask yourself, who do you want to be and how do you want to be remembered by others?