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Climate Change: A Development Challenge

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Earlier this year I visited Nepal and Malawi, two of the poorest countries in the world. Both are already feeling the effects of climate change, with erratic weather patterns causing flooding and drought, making it harder to grow crops and access clean, safe water. The effects of climate change risk undoing the work that we have been doing for many years to try to improve the lives of the poorest people. Copenhagen is not a window of opportunity, it is a window of necessity to act on climate change. We must not waste it.

Dear Friends, let's promote a Green and Social Recovery

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I wanted to react to several very powerful pieces - each accompanied by concrete proposals - which we have just read on our blog about how to manage the present crisis. Achim Steiner demonstrated that a Green New Deal was not an additional response to the crisis but that it should lie at the heart of whatever strategies are selected to combat it.

Not Victims, but Agents: the role of Women in the Fight against Climate Change

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With one eye on the UN Climate summit in Copenhagen in December, the European Development Days 2009 are a chance for us to demonstrate commitment to the challenges ahead: we have the common responsibility to prepare the global response to the economic crisis and climate change, as well as to lay the foundations for democracy and development.

Hunger in the 21st century: the need to "feed smarter"

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For those of us who work in the humanitarian world, the dawn of the twenty-first century has dealt us a difficult hand. As the expert practitioners in the game of preparing and planning for sudden, unpredictable events, we at the World Food Programme, the world's largest humanitarian agency, have become the recognised experts in emergency response.

PHIL-Jobnet

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PHIL-Jobnet is an automated job and applicant matching system which aims to fast-track jobseekers search for jobs and employers search for manpower. It can be accessed thru www.phil-job.net

Resume Tips

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Powerful, Effective Resumes

  1. Your resume is YOUR marketing tool, not a personnel document.
  2. It is about YOU the job hunter, not just about the jobs you've held.

A good cover letter

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The preliminary application for a professional position generally consists of two documents: a cover letter and a resume. This handout describes the cover letter; the resume is described in a separate Writing Center handout.

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