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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

por Ban Ki-moon

Secretary-General of the United Nations.

(Español) Este año el Día Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas del Mundo llega en un momento crucial en que el mundo está empeñado en alcanzar los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio, forjar una nueva visión para el desarrollo sostenible y preparar las bases para la adopción de un nuevo acuerdo jurídico sobre el clima, todo ello para 2015.

Civil society in a democracy in transformation

por Vera Masagão

Vera Masagão, executive director of Abong.

The world has experienced major paradigm shifts in these first decades of the 21st century. The interactivity afforded by the internet and social networking has transformed the way people interact with information. In economics, the hard shocks of 2008 provoked questions about capitalism, with fierce debates about ways to redesign the system. But perhaps it is about democracy that we are witnessing one of the most profound changes of concepts and practices.

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