Posted on 01 February 2010 by admin
Credit: Farid Ahmed/IPS
By Mario Osava* IPS/TerraViva
SALVADOR, Brazil, Jan 31, 2010 (IPS) – One of the greatest challenges facing the world today is to attend to the urgent social needs of the planetâs population, and particularly the one billion people living “on the brink of survival”, while dealing with the equally urgent demands of the environment.
Posted on 27 January 2010 by admin
Credit: Claudia Diez de Medina/IPS
By Mario Osava
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Jan 27, 2010 (IPS) – In the societies of the future, young people may not start to work until the age of 25, there will be lifelong education for everyone, with university graduation as the starting point rather than the end goal, while working hours could be reduced to 12 hours a week for all.