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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 321

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Asian nations continue to lead the way, as Indian employees receive highest pay increase in the world

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 15 novembre 2019

Asian nations continue to dominate the global top twenty highest real wage increases in the forecast for 2020; 13 of the top twenty, and all but one of the top ten, are Asian countries.India tops the rankings for 2020, where employees are forecast to receive a 5.4 percent real salary increase, nearly five times the real forecasted salary increase percentage for employees in the UK.Kilfedder said “Once again, the vast majority of the highest real salary increases in the world are predicted to be seen in Asia. The average salary increase in the APAC region after inflation is forecast to be 3.2%, significantly higher than the global average of 1.4% and nearly three times the European average of 1.1%. This is a trend that we have seen for many years now due to low inflation and rising productivity in many Asian economies, resulting in salaries growing rapidly compared to other regions.”Higher inflation leaves employees in the Americas facing low pay increases. Employees in the United States are forecast to receive a real salary increase of 0.7 percent, falling below the average real salary increase in the Americas which is predicted to be 1.4 percent. A forecasted increase in inflation of 0.5 percent means US employees will receive 0.4 percent less than their UK counterparts, despite the same nominal salary increase of 3 percent being forecasted for 2020. (font: ECA International http://www.eca-international.com)

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Deputy Director General of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to join Al Sumait Prize Board of Trustees

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 Mag 2019

Kuwait. The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) confirmed today that Daniel Gustafson Deputy Director-General (DDG) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been officially invited to join the Al Sumait Prize for African Development Board of Trustees.The official invitation from Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah was handed over by Charge d’Affaires of the Kuwait Embassy in Rome Advisor Salem Al-Zamanan.Gustafson praised the initiative as of international value and that it would stimulate scientific research to serve UN goals of sustainable development, help poor African communities and enable them to improve their living conditions. He said that being a board member will help to expand and develop the FAO partnership with Kuwait, especially in food security, which is the main task of the FAO and a key element of the UN Sustainable Development goals 2030. “It is a world-class scientific forum that includes experts, scientists and specialists in various fields with a huge research and scientific archives due to cooperation with distinguished universities and scientific institutions”, Al- Zamanam described the UN organization.
Al-Zamanan expressed his pride in welcoming the FAO to participate in this initiative.“We look forward to welcoming Mr. Gustafson to the Board of Trustees and the opportunity to strengthen our relationship with the FAO. To this end we will be extending the nomination period for the food security category of the prize till the end of May 2019 so as to make sure we have nominations for all those individuals and NGOs that are positively impacting food security development on the African continent.” Commented Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin Board Member and Director General of KFAS.The Board is chaired by H.E. Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah,Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait. Other trustees include Mr. Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Makhtar Diop World Bank’s Vice President for Africa and Mr. Abdulatif Al-Hamad, Director General and Chairman of the Board of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development.
Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prizes are a set of annual awards designed to honor significant advances in the fields of food security, health and education in Africa. Administered by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and a Board of Trustees, the awards celebrate the work and accomplishments of Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sumait, a Kuwaiti physician who spent his lifetime helping the poor in Africa in the field of health and education. The objective of the prizes is to recognize best studies, scientific projects, applied research, and innovative initiatives that have a significant impact and lasting influence on advancing progress to economic and social development in Africa. http://www.alsumaitprize.org

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Progetto formativo “Italian Model United Nations”

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 9 gennaio 2018

IMUN, studenti-ambasciatori in assembleaRoma 9 Gennaio 2018, ore 14.00 – Auditorium della Conciliazione che, per l’occasione, accoglierà la festosa “delegazione” dei ben quattromila diplomatici e ambasciatori partecipanti all’edizione del Lazio, la più numerosa di sempre.Numerose le personalità istituzionali che interverranno per fare gli auguri di buon lavoro ai giovani partecipanti, tra queste il Presidente della Regione Lazio Nicola Zingaretti ed Enrico Giovannini, portavoce Asvis (già Presidente ISTAT e Ministro del Lavoro).
L’edizione romana si terrà dal 9 al 13 gennaio e vedrà i “Delegates” al lavoro in varie sedi istituzionali in cui si terranno le simulazioni dei lavori ONU, tra cui la Camera dei Deputati. Ad IMUN Roma 2018 partecipano studenti delle scuole superiori di tutto il Lazio (la grande maggioranza), ma anche di Toscana, Emilia-Romagna, Calabria, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Sardegna, Umbria, Veneto, Molise) e delegazioni di scuole straniere, tra cui Giordania, Francia, Malta.
Dopo Roma, la maratona dei giovani diplomatici, che coinvolgerà in totale circa 6000 studenti, proseguirà da nord a sud, attraverso Lombardia, Piemonte, Campania, Puglia, Sicilia. Migliaia di studenti partecipanti e centinaia di Scuole coinvolte, sia italiane che estere: IMUN 2018 ha visto aumentare il numero dei partecipanti e si conferma una formula di grande successo, grazie all’entusiasmo di migliaia di studenti (e al supporto dei loro docenti) desiderosi di cimentarsi in un’esperienza formativa unica, cioè diventare “ambasciatori e diplomatici per un giorno” per avvicinarsi al mondo della diplomazia e della cooperazione internazionale, per comprendere come funzionano le assemblee dell’ONU e delle più importanti organizzazioni internazionali.
I giovani vestiranno i panni di Ambasciatori, dopo il successo di “Young7”, l’iniziativa che United Network ha realizzato con il Ministero dell’Istruzione, e che ha portato a Taormina a maggio, nei giorni del G7, studenti delle scuole superiori italiane che hanno simulato le sedute del summit internazionale, confrontandosi sui temi dell’agenda diplomatica in discussione.
IMUN, assemblea presso la sede FAOIn virtù della collaborazione con il Ministero dell’Istruzione, Università e Ricerca, tutti i progetti formativi promossi e organizzati da UN, riconosciuti esplicitamente, tra l’altro, quali percorsi di Alternanza Scuola Lavoro. Numerosi inoltre i patrocini istituzionali e le partnership attivati con le principali istituzioni in Italia, tra questi: Parlamento Europeo, Missione Permanente italiana presso le Nazioni Unite, Autorità Garante per l’Infanzia e l’Adolescenza, Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, Regione Lazio, Regione Piemonte, Comuni di Catania, Bari, Torino, Napoli, Università di Palermo, Università La Sapienza di Roma, Università Suor Orsola Benincasa e Università Parthenope di Napoli, Università degli Studi della Tuscia, Institut Francais di Napoli.
studenti-imun (1)IMUN è una maratona che attraversa le scuole superiori italiane da nord a sud per l’intero mese di Gennaio, i cui “atleti” sono gli studenti che, in una sorta di staffetta per tappe, si avvicendano nel ruolo di diplomatici diventando protagonisti dei processi decisionali che possono orientare le sorti dell’umanità.
Il progetto dei Model United Nations si articola in due fasi: una preparatoria, durante la quale gli allievi studiano i temi e il modo in cui operare all’interno della simulazione; e una operativa basata sul metodo del learning by doing, in cui i delegati vestono il ruolo dei diplomatici all’interno del Model. Nel corso delle varie assemblee gli studenti “delegati” svolgeranno dunque tutte le attività tipiche della diplomazia: scriveranno e terranno discorsi, prepareranno bozze di risoluzione, negoziati con alleati e avversari, risoluzione di conflitti, impareranno a muoversi all’interno delle committees adottando le regole di procedura delle Nazioni Unite. (foto: IMUN, assemblea presso la sede FAO)

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Six Flags One of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 2 gennaio 2018

dallasFor the second consecutive year, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has named Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company, as one of the Nation’s and Dallas-Fort Worth’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®. Honorees will be recognized at a symposium and awards gala on Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Dallas Arboretum. “Six Flags is a very special company made of exceptional people dedicated to giving their absolute best every day,” said Six Flags Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Kathy Aslin. “Because our team members are our most valuable asset, we strive to provide them with a best-in-class benefits package and create a working environment that is not only fun, but one that recognizes and rewards their efforts. We are delighted to once again be singled out as a Best and Brightest Company.”
An independent research firm evaluates each company using key measures that include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; and Strategic Company Performance.“Dallas-Fort Worth companies realize that their employees are key to business success. The companies that were selected demonstrated innovative human resource practices. They intentionally keep employee needs at the forefront of their policies,” said National Association for Business Resources President and CEO, Jennifer Kluge. “We are very impressed by the commitment that they have demonstrated to their employees.” Six Flags offers a wide variety of career opportunities in a fun, friendly environment. To apply visit http://www.sixflags.com/jobs.

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Caspian states jockey for position over its status as a sea or lake

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 16 novembre 2015

caspianby Luke Coffey. The region around the Caspian Sea plays a role in many of the world’s most daunting challenges. From the rise of Islamic extremism to Russia and Iran’s renewed assertiveness, the largest enclosed body of water on earth figures in the problems’ address book. It is rich in natural resources and sandwiched between two of the globe’s most energy hungry markets – Europe and Asia. The tug of war for control of those resources may come down to whether the Caspian is officially designated a sea or a lake, with huge geopolitical implications for the five nations that border it – and for the whole of Europe and the broader region.​ (Photo: caspian) (font: Geopolitical Information Service)

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At UNGA, Dominican President calls for new international consensus to fight inequality and promote sustainable development

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 3 ottobre 2015

new yorkNew York. Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina on Tuesday called on the international community to support the fight against inequities in Latin America, which together with Sub-Saharan Africa constitute the world’s most unequal regions.Addressing the UN General Assembly, President Medina said: “The post-2015 development agenda represents an excellent opportunity to prioritise addressing the main obstacle to sustainable development: inequality. The fight against inequities is the starting point to address most of the global challenges we face, most especially in Latin America.” “High rates of poverty are compounded by high inequality,” he added.The President pointed out how the positive development experience of the Dominican Republic hinged on a clear agenda shared and put into practice by an alliance between the private sector, civil society and the government, in order to bring about real and sustainable change.Medina also condemned the burden on development and high cost in lives of the “war on drugs” in Latin American countries. Pointing out that the United Nations General Assembly will be holding a Special Session of the topic of drugs next year, the Dominican President called for a new international consensus, which allows space for national Governments to tailor policies to local realities.
“We have a shared responsibility,” concluded President Medina. “Let us work together towards equity, solidarity and the just distribution of the common resources of this planet we share.”

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National Model United Nations (NMUN)

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 18 novembre 2010

Perugia 19 novembre prossimo (ore 10:30), presso la Sala Goldoniana dell’Università per Stranieri è convocata una Conferenza Stampa di presentazione del Progetto di simulazione diplomatica per studenti universitari, National Model United Nations (NMUN), organizzato dal Dipartimento di Cultura Generale delle Nazioni Unite.  Verrà illustrata, nello specifico, l’iniziativa <<Consules – Università per Stranieri di Perugia 2011>>, programma di partecipazione al NMUN per gli iscritti dell’ateneo di Palazzo Gallenga.  Il Programma prevede la selezione di 12-16 studenti dell’ateneo, la loro partecipazione ad un corso di formazione pratico-teorica della durata di 3 mesi, e lo svolgimento di uno stage che avrà luogo nella città di New York (USA) dal 15 al 25 aprile 2011. Partners del progetto, insieme all’Università per Stranieri di Perugia, sono l’Associazione Consules, organizzazione no profit a vocazione internazionale che si occupa dello sviluppo e della realizzazione di programmi formativi rivolti a giovani, e la Banca di Credito Cooperativo Perugia, sponsor dell’iniziativa. Illustreranno il progetto il prof. Emidio Diodato

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The indictment of Sudanese President Bashir

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 16 luglio 2009

The International Criminal Court indicted Bashir and put out an arrest warrant in March 2009.   The Organization of the Islamic Conference, the Arab League and the African Union have all passed resolutions denouncing the indictment.  Moreover last week the African Union declared that its members will refuse to cooperate in enforcement.  All of the nations polled as part of this study are members of one or more of these organizations.  However large majorities approve of the ICC indictment in Kenya (77%), and Nigeria (71%), as does a modest majority in Turkey (51% with 22% disapproving), and a plurality in Pakistan (39% with 32% disapproving).    “This suggests that leaders of some majority-Muslim and African nations, in denouncing the indictment of President Bashir, are out of step with their people,” comments Steven Kull, director of WorldPublicOpinion.org.   In two nations a majority disapproves of the indictment: the Palestinian territories (70% with 25% approving) and Egypt (52%, with 47% approving).  Iraqis are evenly divided (35% approve, 37% disapprove).   The poll of the seven nations ( Egypt, Turkey, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Iraq, and the Palestinian territories) was conducted between April 25 and June 6, 2009 with a total of 6,055 respondents.  The margin of error for each nation ranges from +/- 3 to 4.5 percentage points.  In response to the ICC indictment, President Bashir expelled from Sudan many aid organizations providing relief to hundreds of thousands of displaced people living in refugee camps in Darfur.  Respondents were asked, “If as a result many people in these camps start dying from hunger and exposure, do you think the UN should bring in food and other aid, escorted by military protection if necessary, even against the will of the government or do you think this would be too much of a violation of Sudan’s sovereignty?” Support for such a UN intervention is very strong, including among some publics that oppose the indictment.  Large majorities would favor it in Kenya (82%), Nigeria (68%), Egypt (61%), the Palestinian territories (60%), as well as a plurality in Iraq (46% to 29%).  Only in Pakistan does a plurality oppose the idea (42% to 37%).   These attitudes are consistent with earlier polling on the concept of the UN having a “responsibility to protect.” WorldPublicOpinion.org asked respondents from 20 nations whether the UN Security Council has a responsibility to authorize military force to protect people from severe human rights violations. Majorities or pluralities in all 20 nations polled agreed that the Security Council does have this responsibility, including five of the nations in the present poll: Kenya (89%), Egypt (80%), Nigeria (78%), the Palestinian territories (69%), and Turkey (39% to 20%). In the current poll publics in five nations were also asked whether they have confidence in Bashir to do the right in international affairs as part of a battery that included leaders from many other nations. Bashir received poor confidence ratings in four of the five nations asked.  Most said they have not too much or no confidence in him in Kenya (63%), Turkey (52%), Egypt (51%), and Nigeria (49%).  Only in the Palestinian territories did a slight majority (51%) say they have some or a lot of confidence.  Levels of information about the situation in Darfur vary widely among the publics polled.  While majorities said they knew some or a lot in Kenya (85%), Egypt (78%), Palestinian Territories (65%), and Nigeria (59%), these numbers dropped below half in Iraq (48%), Pakistan (39%), and Turkey (29%).   Overall those with higher levels of information were more supportive of the ICC indictment, but there were variations between nations.  Among those with a lot of information, support was higher than the general public in Kenya (87% as compared to 77%), Turkey (73% as compared to 51%), Iraq (70% as compared to 35%) and the Palestinian territories (37% as compared to 25%).   However, in Pakistan disapproval of the indictment was higher among the most informed (60% as compared to 32%).  In Egypt and Nigeria there was no clear effect with greater information.   WorldPublicOpinion.org, a collaborative project involving research centers from around the world, is managed by the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) at the University of Maryland. Funding for this research was provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Calvert Foundation. http://www.worldpublicopinion.org

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