What We Missed

Today is UN Day. Learn about the work the UN does- including to empower and mobilize women and girls- and get involved

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7 Comments

  1. Posted October 24, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    It looks like the grio article you are siting for Lena Horne’s death is from May 2010. (Not that we can’t still morn the loss in October 2012.)

  2. Posted October 24, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    Lena Horne died in 2010

  3. Posted October 24, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    I believe Lena Horne died in 2010

  4. Posted October 24, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    Lena Horne died in May of 2010, as even your link says. “What We Missed”, indeed.

  5. Posted October 25, 2012 at 4:27 am | Permalink

    Hmm what am I missing? Why the Lena Horne tribute?

  6. Posted October 25, 2012 at 4:28 am | Permalink

    Hmm what am I missing? Why the Lena Horne tribute? I mean, it was sad, but she died two and a half years ago…

  7. Posted October 25, 2012 at 6:37 am | Permalink

    The UN also destroys weak local economic sectors by giving away free food in areas where people actually don’t need it. Example number 1 Afghanistan: Several widowed women finally managed to be able to sell bread in a bakery from grain that they received from farmers. Then the UN comes in and just drops of free food everywhere and bam, their business is destroyed. So while they now have free food, they have no money. Food keeps you alive but if everyone else also has free food, then you can’t use it to pay for you children’s school and clothing.

    Secondly, the majority of UN work only focuses on humanitarian work and not development. The difference being between Humanitarian and Development is that Humanitarian simply focuses on keeping people alive while development focuses on giving them the ability to stay alive and make a living without constant international assistance. So what is the point of keeping people alive, year after year, if you don’t teach them how to fend for themselves? Emergency Assistance should be used in an Emergency but if you have to keep on doing it year after year in the same location than there is something majorly wrong….

    And it’s not just the UN, it’s the entire NGO community that seriously need to get their shit together. Don’t get me wrong, some do a lot of good but others just make matters worse.

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