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The following videos may be helpful in understanding each of the theme’s topics.

DEVELOPMENT OVERVIEW

GOOD: MDGs

This video provides an introduction to the Millennium Development Goals, assessing progress in 2007 – the halfway mark. The organization that created the video, GOOD, focuses on Africa but it creatively illustrates the purpose of the MDGs.

To watch, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vddX4n30sXY&feature=player_embedded

Millenium Development Goals

The United Nations, offers an overview of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest.

To watch, go to http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/bkgd.shtml

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WL Logo white on IPJ blueFAO 2007: Programas de Superación de Pobreza en Perú

Perú es un país que posee gran cantidad de diversidad social, geográfica y cultural. En tierras peruanas viven un millón de personas en pobreza extrema y uno de cada cuatro niños, menores de cinco años, sufre de desnutrición crónica. Las causas son igual de múltiples: no hay saneamiento en el ambiente, tampoco poseen acceso a la salud y la calidad de agua no es la óptima, entre otras. Además esto, hay personas que no tienen regularizada su situación jurídica, lo que se traduce en que aun no son ciudadanos, por lo que no tienen acceso a créditos y ayudas del Estado peruano. Para solucionar esta situación, el Gobierno peruano creó el Programa Juntos, el cual tiene una visión en conjunto de todos los Ministerios y Programas de Asuntos Sociales. Las acciones van desde otorgarles 30 dólares para comprar animales y alimentos, tanto para producir como para alimentarse, hasta darles acceso en educación y regularizar su situación jurídica. Esta visión multisectorial, garantiza no sólo sacar de la desnutrición a aquellos que la padecen, sino que también las incorpora al proceso productivo. Este reportaje está hecho por TV Brasil, Canal Integración y cuenta con la colaboración de la FAO. Para mirarlo, vaya a:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWx8Nzmmmzc&feature=related

WL Logo white on IPJ bluePobreza en Latinoamérica y el Caribe

Este video corto mostra el rostro de pobreza en Latino America y el Caribe y tiene informacion sobre el tema. Para mirarlo, vaya a:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWtWVmr9_4k

EDUCATION

Did You Know?

A fascinating YouTube video about the pace of change- in terms of education, technology and otherwise- in the world today. Para mirarlo, vaya a:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv8pmIr3a7k&feature=related

UNICEF: Right to an education

Working for vulnerable children in Kosovo. 5 mins.

To watch, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjx6RcCmij0

UNICEF: Stability through education for Pakistan’s Children

As of 27 May 2009, more than 2.5 million people have been registered as displaced by the current conflict in northern Pakistan. While nearly 200,000 are staying in government-run camps, the large majority, around 2.3 million, are with increasingly over-burdened relatives and friends and in makeshift shelters in schools and other government buildings. The majority of those who have been displaced by the conflict are women and children and these events have left their mark. Many of these children have been heavily traumatized by their experiences and all of them have had their lives seriously disrupted. 2 mins.

To watch, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMy0QWa7y6A

HEALTHCARE

Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge

Examines the most critical health threats facing the world today by portraying conditions in over twenty countries, examining why diseases that are curable still persist, the efforts to treat them, and the dangers of new “superbugs.”

To watch, request it at your local library or video store.

WL Logo white on IPJ bluePara que la Salud Sea un Derecho

Un video sobre la situación de acceso a servicios médicos en Perú. Para mirarlo, vaya a:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ7sZJlM5N4


AGRICULTURE & FOOD SECURITY

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La Desnutrición Infantil Crónica, Gran Problema Invisible en Perú

En Lima, Perú, alrededor de 750.000 niños padecen desnutrición crónica en Perú, un grave problema que permanece oculto a los ojos de la sociedad. Uno de cada cuatro menores de cinco años está desnutrido y no alcanza la talla y el peso mínimo adecuados para su edad, lo que genera daños irreversibles en su desarrollo físico, intelectual y emocional, según el informe del Banco Mundial denominado “Protección Social en Perú: ¿Cómo mejorar los resultados para los pobres?”. Para mirarlo, vaya a:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmH74etLjh8&feature=related

Food

Discusses food as a local issue, a global issue, a development, health, political and economic issue. Includes commentary by Frances Moore Lappé, Joan Gussow, Brewster Kneen, FoodShare Toronto, organic farmer Alyson Chisholm, and participants in an innovative food program in Brazil, who offer ideas on how to make food systems more equitable.  To watch, request it at your local library or video store.

WL Logo white on IPJ blueCumbre Nacional de Seguridad Alimentaria

Managua, 07 de mayo de 2008. Se realizo en Managua la Cumbre Internacional de Seguridad Alimentaria, en la que participarán países de Centroamérica, el Caribe y Venezuela.

El ministro Agropecuario y Forestal de Nicaragua, Ariel Bucardo, informó que la idea de esta cumbre es diseñar programas para tratar los temas de producción, distribución, mercado, tecnología, recurso financiero y potencial agrícola, para salirle al paso a los países que están utilizando alimentos para generar biocombustibles.  Para mirarlo, vaya a:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnVSyfI4U_0

Illustrations of hunger

This powerful video contains facts on hunger and poverty.

Kimmel, Meagan “World Hunger Awareness.” November 2007. 22 June 2009. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5UGu9gOi-o

WL Logo white on IPJ blueFilme corto que muestra la pobreza que se ve en el mundo incluso en paises desarrollados.

This film is appropriate for non-Spanish speakers also.  To watch go to/Para mirarlo, vaya a:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26uGBkiBi3s

Agricultural Innovations

Bill Gates shares why he believes that advances in agricultural development in Africa can mean dramatic improvements in the livelihoods of millions of people.

To watch, go to http://www.gatesfoundation.org/annual-letter/Pages/slideshow-bill-gates-innovations-in-agriculture.aspx

We Feed the World

Vividly reveals the dysfunctionality of the industrialized world food system and shows what world hunger has to do with us. Includes interviews with fishermen, farmers and drivers, as well as Jean Ziegler of the UN, Karl Otrok of seed manufacturer Pioneer, and Peter Brabeck of Nestle International.

To watch, request it at your local library or video store.

TRADING & FINANCIAL SYSTEMS

International Trade

Free trade is a vital source of economic growth, yet it is frequently endangered by the protectionist demands of special interest groups. Module one of this program uses the Hungarian clothing industry to illustrate the comparative advantages of international trade; module two goes inside the WTO, the only international body dealing with the rules of trade between nations.

To watch, request it at your local library or video store.

The Global Trade Debate

This program offers a balanced look at the reality of globalization in an effort to address the issues that underpin the angry rhetoric between big business advocates and an increasingly powerful activist lobby. Since the founding of the International Monetary Fund, the world has seen a 12-fold increase in global trade, but local economies and the environment have paid a heavy price.

To watch, request it at your local library or video store.

INFRASTRUCTURE & GOVERNANCE

WL Logo white on IPJ blueGobernabilidad en México

Este video explica el concepto de gobernabilidad y los posibilidades de mejorar la gobernabilidad en México.

Para mirarlo, vaya a:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvr8l7zNaXY

Thirst

Global corporations are rapidly buying up local water supplies, and communities face losing control of one of their most precious resources. Examines tensions in Cochabamba, Bolivia; Rajasthan, India; and Stockton, California, revealing how water is becoming the catalyst for explosive community resistance to globalization. A critical look at the conflict between public stewardship and private profit, in which activists claim that water is a human right and corporations declare it a commodity.

To watch, request it at your local library or video store.

Life and Debt

Jamaica became an independent country from Great Britain in 1962. It is the land of sea, sand and sun … but it is also a prime example of the complexities of economic globalization on the world’s developing countries. Effectively portrays the relationship between Jamaican poverty and the practices of international lending agencies while driving home the devastating consequences of globalization.

To watch, request it at your local library or video store.

WL Logo white on IPJ blueEl Papel de la Infraestructura en el Desarrollo Económico de México

El Secretario de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT), Luis Téllez presenta para Contorno Centro de Prospectiva y Debate el plan nacional de infraestructura, programa clave de la administración del Preseidente Felipe Calderón. El secretario detalla como en este sexenio se dará el gasto más importante en infraestructura en la hitoria de México. Éste tendrá repercusiones en el desarrollo del país, el combate a la pobreza, la generación de empleos y la competitividad.

Para mirarlo, vaya a:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAJ_Welo-xg

Pobreza en Latinoamérica y el Caribe

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