Monday, April 5, 2010

[GMW #1930] A UN Commission For Ethics

Idea Dream - Robert Muller's Ideas 1 to 500
Upholding Ethics Along With Human Rights, Duties And Responsibilities For All Human Activities
Idea 305
- a UN Commission for Ethics, like the Human Rights Commission, and a High Commissioner and staff serving it be created

Robert's The Miracle, Joy and Art of Living,  
Volume III Chapter I - The Span Of Life
Each human being can be proud, because each in his own way and in billions of ways, can contribute to a better world and happiness.  This is what binds us together in one great human family.

UN News Sources - UN Chronicle, United Nations News Service , UN Wire News Archive
References: Earth Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Rights of: Children, Women, Indigenous People
To Be Written: Rights of Nature, Birds, Animals, Fish, etc.


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Designing Cities for Happiness?

Inline Image What would happen if happiness was the main focus of city planning? Enrique Penalosa asked this very question as the mayor of Botega, Colombia's capital city of 7 million. In three years, Penalosa's leadership oversaw the building and improvement of 1200 parks and playgrounds, 300 kilometers of bikeways, and 202 schools, as well as the planting of 100,000 trees and a 40% reduction in traffic. Penalosa now travels the world spreading a message of how to improve the quality-of-life in today's cities: "With our limited resources, we have to invent other ways to measure success," he says. Read More >>

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