Where Tag Surfers Relate

Posts tagged ‘united nations yak’

Bill Duke on Edutainment for World Aids Day 1 November 2009

Yakkers Corner: Bill Duke Continues His Efforts in “Edutainment” re HIV/Aids
November 30th, 2009

null

With a wide range of credits to his name in almost every film discipline, including directing, producing, acting and writing, Bill Duke has founded Duke Media, formerly Yagya Productions, which has been in existence for approximately twenty years. For three years, Mr. Duke served as the Time Warner Endowed Chair in the Department of Radio Television and Film at Howard University in Washington, DC. He was then appointed to the National Endowment of the Humanities by former president Bill Clinton. Mr. Duke has also been appointed to the California State Film Commission Board by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Mr. Duke now serves on the Board of Trustees at the American Film Institute.

His education/entertainment package includes a new film Faces of HIV, as well as Cover, and an album populated by Dionne Warwick, Patti LaBelle, Maya Angelou… he would like to spread this information contained in the package around the world to show in depth how HIV Aids is ravaging the black communities in the United States.  He also supports the education of youth “Educating Young Minds”

Read the rest of this entry

Mums for Malaria Movement

Mums for Malaria

Mums for Malaria

“If you would be happy for a lifetime, grow Chrysanthemums.” (a Chinese philosopher)

Planting chrysanthemums good for malaria, for the environment/planet, good for bringing in $$$ to local communities…

Issues of sustainability are critical in any project if we want really that the project has a longterm viability. Malaria No More is doing great work in spreading awareness about malaria and doing something about it by providing bednets.

While following the tweeters and mosquito bednets, I began to have flash backs to my days in the UN working in water and sanitation, organizing with communities in ridding their environment of puddles, old tires with stagnant water, and other places of mosquito breeding. Too much water can create too many disease problems.

Bednets are very important and every effort to rid the earth of this deadly scourge should be applauded. We also need to examine ways of making the efforts sustainable, for, as an old man told me when we were talking about using bednets – we need to have beds first…

In answer to the Bill Gates Foundation in which they were looking for ideas to Create New Tools to Accelerate the Eradication of Malaria. I submitted the idea of Growing Chrysanthemums to help accelerate the eradication of Malaria.

Of note, bednets are currently treated with either Permethrin & Pyrethrum Insecticides (One is a natural insecticide the other is syntheti)

Pyrethrum, natural pyrethrum or “insect powder” a natural insecticide made from the flowers of certain species of chrysanthemum. It is a mixture of several different compounds called pyrethrins and cinerins. Originally pyrethrum was made by grinding dried chrysanthemum flowers into a powder.

Today, pyrethrum is extracted from chrysanthemum plant material with solvents. Pyrethrum is still widely used today in household insect sprays where it is usually combined with another chemical “synergist” called piperonyl butoxide (PBO). PBO helps pyrethrum by enhancing its toxicity in insects. (source livingwithbugs)

The Rockefeller Foundation began using pyrethrum sprays experimentally in India to great
success and this method of malaria control was recognised as enormously valuable. The use
of pyrethrum was then expanded to Assam by Dr. D. K. Viswanathan, the well known Indian malariologist in 1942.

Beginning Earth Day 2009 and beyond we should start  a movement on the planting of chrysanthemums and the extracting of the inherent herbicide pyrethrum to treat the bednets, thus beautifying the environment, generating income, and treating bednets/malaria… MUMS FOR MALARIA

For every effort there has to be some thought to the sustainability of the effort, to what happens when the source dries up. Let us create a Mums for Malaria Movement

Sources: living with bugs, Glasgow submission to Gates Foundation

Sign the Declaration of Human Rights

Tomorrow is the 60th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights

Every Human Has Rights from Every Human Has Rights on Vimeo.

Sign the Declaration

Join the community at United Nations Yak and share your comments.

Hello to you World updated

HELLO WORDPRESS…

Visit Hello to You World and get more informaton on life and culture in different countries.  Learn about cultural gaffes that could make or break relationships when living in or visiting countries.

This project was approved by American express as being innovative, achievable and having global impact http://www.membersproject.com/project/view/O3YPNO

Check out the links below for hellos from countries around the world, hellos which provide a hub through which one enters and grasps the life and culture of each country…money, flag, food, music, fashion, distribution of disease patterns, issues of water, sanitation, an appreciation of the way kids learn and the education system.   We all would like to understand how the other half lives, we can begin to know just by a simple hello.

Sudip Aryal from says “This project seems very nice and would surely come out be succesful. I am very much positive aboout its influence in a developing country like Nepal ”

What do we know of Nepal? Its money, its population, its food, its flag, etc…Hello to You World will help provide that insight necessary for a deeper understanding of how the other half lives.

Another comment was “Excellent …!!!! The beginning of a New Frontier! When we say hello, we are communing with the heart. Doors are open and anything is possible!”

You can appreciate the hellos from the countries in these videos as well as those on the website Hello to You World

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjAVKBvswdo&feature=related
Belize
Jamaica
Bermuda
Australia
Iraq
Trinidad and Tobago
Yemen
Indonesia
East Timor
Congo (Brazzaville)

USA (Hawaii)

Algeria
Guyana
Ghana
Cameroon
Egypt
Pakistan
England
Monaco
Mexico
South Korea
China
India
Brazil
Grenada
New Zealand
Lebanonand more hellos here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efZ6Yn11x9E&feature=related
Sweden
Suriname

Visit United Nations Yak to learn about the different players in the field of social and humanitarian development and United Nations activities around the world; feel free to join the Yakkers’ Community

Hello to You World

HELLO WORDPRESS…

Visit Hello to You World and get more informaton on life and culture in different countries.  Learn about cultural gaffes that could make or break relationships when living in or visiting countries.

Hello to You World was approved by American express as being innovative, achievable and having global impact http://www.membersproject.com/project/view/O3YPNO

Check out the links below for hellos from countries around the world, hellos which provide a hub through which one enters and grasps the life and culture of each country…money, flag, food, music, fashion, distribution of disease patterns, issues of water, sanitation, an appreciation of the way kids learn and the education system.   We all would like to understand how the other half lives, we can begin to know just by a simple hello.

Sudip Aryal from says “This project seems very nice and would surely come out be succesful. I am very much positive aboout its influence in a developing country like Nepal ”

What do we know of Nepal? Its money, its population, its food, its flag, etc…Hello to You World will help provide that insight necessary for a deeper understanding of how the other half lives.

Another comment was “Excellent …!!!! The beginning of a New Frontier! When we say hello, we are communing with the heart. Doors are open and anything is possible!”

You can appreciate the hellos from the countries in these videos as well as those on the website Hello to You World

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjAVKBvswdo&feature=related
Belize
Jamaica
Bermuda
Australia
Iraq
Trinidad and Tobago
Yemen
Indonesia
East Timor
Congo (Brazzaville)

USA (Hawaii)

Algeria
Guyana
Ghana
Cameroon
Egypt
Pakistan
England
Monaco
Mexico
South Korea
China
India
Brazil
Grenada
New Zealand
Lebanonand more hellos here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efZ6Yn11x9E&feature=related
Sweden
Suriname

Visit United Nations Yak to learn about the different players in the field of social and humanitarian development and United Nations activities around the world; feel free to join the Yakkers’ Community

Clinton Global Initiative 2008

2008 ushers in the fourth annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI),  bringing together global leaders from business, government, academia, science, religion, and non-governmental organizations, including numerous heads of state, former heads of state, CEOs of multinational corporations and prominent philanthropists. CGI is a forum for participants to develop and then implement workable solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

UN  Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Bill Gates will join Queen Rania, Gordon Brown, Hamid Karzai, Al Gore, Barack Obama, John McCain, Michael Bloomberg, Lance Armstrong, Bono, Craig Barrett, and John Chambers as well many more leading CEOs and ver 50 Current and Former Heads of State

Clinton Global Initiative September 23th – 26th at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers

2008 will focus on Education, Energy and Climate Change, Global Health, and Poverty Alleviation

Some advance news of the first GGI commitment for 2008.
First 2008 CGI Commitment

Corporate Responsibility Program; Visa; CGI Commitment 2008

Visa Inc.’s commitment is the first of 2008, initiating a new program of Corporate Social Responsibility with three pillars:

First,  upholding the highest ethical business practices and responsible operations

Second,playing a role in improving the well-being of individuals around the world, by working with leading humanitarian aid organizations that have the expertise and mission to help individuals in vulnerable communities

Third, through a combination of their payments expertise and focused philanthropic efforts, addressing the long-term challenge of poverty.

To these ends, Visa Inc. will fund and build projects that empower individuals from vulnerable communities to improve their lives with access to formal banking systems and financial services, and aid in promoting entrepreneurship and small business development. In doing so, Visa Inc. is committed to providing financial literacy to at least 10 million people over the next five years.

More to follow…

Source:  http://www.cgi.org

http://www.unitednationsyak.com

Tag Cloud