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  Global Geografia - South America, General View   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The continent is compact and roughly triangular in shape, being broad in the north and tapering to Cape Horn, in the south.
South America is bounded by the Caribbean Sea to north and the north-west, the Atlantic Ocean to the north-east, east, and south-east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
South America has a total area of about 6,885,000 square miles (17,833,000 square kilometres), or roughly one-eighth of the land surface of the Earth.
www.globalgeografia.com /south_america/south_america.htm   (238 words)

 North-South divide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The North-South divide is the socio-economic and political division that exists between the wealthy developed countries, known collectively as "the North", and the poorer developing countries, or "the South".
Although most nations comprising the "North" are in fact located in the Northern Hemisphere, the divide is not primarily defined by geography.
The global digital divide is often characterized as corresponding to the North-South divide, however it is interesting to note that Internet use, and especially broadband access, is now soaring in Asia compared with other continents.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/North-South_divide   (323 words)

 Global Voices Online » South Asia
Global Voices Online was born out of a meeting of a small group of bloggers from around the world at Harvard Law School two years ago in December of 2004.
Global Voices started in the United States, but we are a global project and we want to incorporate outside of the US to better reflect our global character.
The Global Voices community has steered us to great success in the past year, and we are committed to continuing to create innovative and engaging solutions to the questions of how we bring new voices to the global conversation.
www.globalvoicesonline.org /-/world/south-asia   (3911 words)

 FAQ - South Africa: Global Crossroad
Global Crossroad will consider the request of a volunteer for a location change, but we will only change the placement if the reasons for the request are genuine or if the placement is canceled due to unavoidable circumstances.
South Africa has four distinct seasons, spring and summer are from September to February and autumn (fall) and winter make up the rest of the year.
Global Crossroad is not responsible for any damage resulting from your negligence in failing to take appropriate travel advice offered by your home country.
www.globalcrossroad.com /southafrica/faq.php   (1061 words)

 Global Apartheid Continues to Haunt Global Democracy- Social and Economic Policy - Global Policy Forum
Global apartheid, like globalization, is a buzzword that has evolved to describe a new global paradigm.
Current manifestations of global apartheid are exhibited in the dominance of bilateralism and the hegemonic behaviour of the United States, the unbalanced and undemocratic processes in the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the disproportionate power of multinational corporations and the Washington-based International Financial Institutions (IFIs).
This is reflected in the current global apartheid paradigm with unrealistic IFI conditionalities, stifling African development goals, especially when now-developed countries in the North used the very strategies now prohibited for their own development process.
www.globalpolicy.org /socecon/develop/debt/2004/0909globalapartheid.htm   (1937 words)

 Global South Program
Global South has three elements: 1) a seminar on the history and politics of twentieth-century Latin America; 2) a seminar on contemporary social, political, and cultural issues in Chile and Latin America; and 3) the choice of either a supervised internship in Chile or an guided research course led by a Chilean academic.
Global South is offered by the International Relations Program, Syracuse University's Division of International Programs Abroad, and the Program on Latin America and the Caribbean as a collaborative effort.
Participants in the Global South Program are subscribed to a listserv, engaged in spring sessions as indicated above, and travel to Chile in the late summer of the year in which they participate.
www.maxwell.syr.edu /ir/globalprogramspages/globalsouth.asp   (2150 words)

 Global Pulse: South Pacific Archives
The former British colony in the South Pacific is beautiful, but its ugly, coup-loving political landscape retards development and hinders unity.
South Pacific nations and researchers in the West are presenting a united front to reintroduce the Pacific Elixir to the world.
The U.N. Environment Program said the move was the first of many relocations planned in the South Pacific where low-lying coastal areas are being devoured by soil erosion, higher sea levels and increasingly menacing storms.
www.globalpulse.net /archives/south_pacific   (610 words)

 Global South Confirms Support of North American Anglicans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
As Primates and Leaders of the Global South Provinces of the Anglican Communion we gathered at the Hotel des Mille Collines in Kigali, Rwanda, between 19th and 22nd September 2006.
We are aware that a growing number of congregations are receiving oversight from dioceses in the Global South and in recent days we have received requests to provide Alternative Primatial Oversight for a number of dioceses.
We were pleased by their determination to network with other theological institutions and theologians in the Global South as well as with scholars and seminaries who share a similar vision for theological education that is faithful to Scripture and tradition.
www.acn-us.org /archive/2006/09/global-south-primates-issue-statement.html   (2111 words)

 Global South Confirms Support of North American Anglicans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
As Primates and Leaders of the Global South Provinces of the Anglican Communion we gathered at the Hotel des Mille Collines in Kigali, Rwanda, between 19th and 22nd September 2006.
We were pleased by their determination to network with other theological institutions and theologians in the Global South as well as with scholars and seminaries who share a similar vision for theological education that is faithful to Scripture and tradition.
Their determination to find creative ways to offer means of Economic Empowerment at various levels throughout the provinces of the Global South was an inspiration to all of us and resulted in the issuing of a separate summary statement.
acn-us.org /archive/2006/09/global-south-primates-issue-statement.html   (2111 words)

 Globalization of Culture - Global Policy Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Identifying “three rounds of globalization,” this the Globalist article argues that “globalization is not a new thing.” The exchange of ideas between ancient civilizations — the first round — fueled the rise of the West with industrial revolution and imperialism — the second round.
By these dynamics, the world is returning towards global equity, where India and China have a share of world income roughly similar to their share of people — as in the early 19th century.
Japan and South Korea benefit from the globalization of culture, but China has yet to capitalize on the film, music, and art industries that serve the dual purpose of revenue and cultural promotion.
www.globalpolicy.org /globaliz/cultural/index.htm   (1522 words)

 Episcopal News Service Archives
Although 20 Anglican Provinces were represented at the September 19-22 meeting, not all the attendees endorsed the resulting communiqué and Ndungane was unaware of its contents or planned dissemination, he said in a September 24 statement that clarified some details about the four-day meeting.
Whereas Canon Livingstone Ngewu and I were present in Kigali, neither of us were made aware even of the possibility of a communiqué in the name of the Primates of the Global South, prior to its release.
Thus, for example, recent meetings of the Primates, in which the Global South played a very full part, requested various actions from the Archbishop of Canterbury, which he has been assiduous in pursuing; such as setting up the Lambeth Commission, the Panel of Reference, and now the Covenant Design Group.
www.episcopalchurch.org /3577_78023_ENG_HTM.htm   (1693 words)

 South Asia - Global Economic Prospects: Growth Prospects for South Asia
December 13, 2006 -- In 2006, GDP in South Asia is estimated to have expanded at a very rapid pace of 8.2%.
GDP in South Asia is projected to slow gradually to a still robust 7.5% in 2007 and 7% in 2008.
Factors contributing to the expected slowdown are weaker external demand, reflecting slower growth in the United States in 2007, tighter domestic monetary and fiscal policies, and tighter international monetary conditions.
web.worldbank.org /WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/SOUTHASIAEXT/0,,contentMDK:21160796~pagePK:146736~piPK:146830~theSitePK:223547,00.html   (1071 words)

 The Dilemma of Armed Struggle in the Global South
From the 1950s to the end of the 1980s, armed struggle in nations of the global South was widely accepted as a legitimate strategy for seeking political and social change.
There was also a tolerance by many governments in the global North of their own citizens who organized in solidarity with armed liberation groups such as the Palestinian Liberation Army, Nicaragua’s Sandinistas and El Salvador’s Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN).
The rise of the new globalized free market economic system coincided with U.S. policies of “democracy promotion.” As a result, armed struggle, the argument went, would become largely de-legitimized because citizens would have the ballot box as a means to effect change.
www.colombiajournal.org /colombia226.htm   (950 words)

 Third World - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In general, Third World countries are not as industrialized or technologically advanced as OECD countries, and therefore in academia, the current term in use is "developing nation".
Terms such as Global South, developing countries, less economically developed countries (LEDC), least developed countries and the Majority World have become more popular in circles where the term "third world" is regarded to have derogatory or out-of-date connotations.
Some theorists, such as Andre Gunder Frank and Walter Rodney have used the term underdevelopment or underdeveloped world, to indicate the active process by which the global South has been locked out of development by imperialism and the post-colonial policies of the richer nations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Global_South   (458 words)

 South Centre - Homepage
The Trade for Development Programme (TDP) of the South Centre is seeking to fill in two (2) positions for non-remunerated internships starting in June 2007 for a duration of 3 months.
Interns will be based at the South Centre, in Geneva (Switzerland) and will be integrated to the current every day work programme of the TDP.
It points out some key issues that will need to be considered by the UN management and UN Member States in their discussions and deliberations on the way forward for the implementation of the report’s recommendations.
www.southcentre.org   (916 words)

 South Africa
Economy—overview: South Africa is a middle-income, developing country with an abundant supply of resources, well-developed financial, legal, communications, energy, and transport sectors, a stock exchange that ranks among the 10 largest in the world, and a modern infrastructure supporting an efficient distribution of goods to major urban centers throughout the region.
One of the objectives of the South African Government is to operate as an integrated entity with a single corporate identity.
Parliament of South Africa Provides information on developments at the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa for the purpose of facilitating public participation in parliamentary legislative processes.
www.peoplegoingglobal.com /Africa/South_Africa.htm   (582 words)

 Testimony from the Global South
"Structural adjustment is a mechanism to shift the burden of economic mismanagement and financial mismanagement from the North to the South, and from the Southern elites to the Southern communities and people.
Structural adjustment is also a policy to continue trade and economic patterns developed during the colonial period, but which the Northern powers want to continue in the post-colonial period.
Economically speaking, we [countries in the South] are more dependent on the ex-colonial countries than we ever were.
www.jwj.org /campaigns/global/tools/testimony.html   (598 words)

 Global Envision - South-South Cooperation Defies the North
Global Envision takes the global free market system as a starting point for reducing world poverty.
Providing the poor with opportunities to improve their own lives is the catalyst for creating a more fair, hopeful, and stable future.
Southern countries point to decades of harmful and wasteful practices in the North as evidence that the real issue is fear of competition rather than global environmental impact.
www.globalenvision.org /library/3/1371   (1934 words)

 Dive Global Destination :: South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Their conservation objectives are to change negative public attitude towards sharks, as it is not possible to ensure the survival of a hated species.
Due to depth restraints, the reef is largely unexplored with divers tending to concentrate on a small stretch that is 4 km (2.5 miles long) and 200m (650ft) wide.
The diving season is year-round because South Africa is subtropical, generally warm, and the Cape itself has a Mediterranean climate with dry summers but plentiful winter rainfall.
www.diveglobal.com /explore_destinations/destinations/africa/south.asp   (1123 words)

 The World Bank and the Attack on Pensions in the Global South   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
By the early 1980's, experts in the rich countries began to warn that countries in the South could not afford social insurance at all, or at least that major "reforms" would soon be necessary.
In an increasingly global economy, where the fates of all are closely intertwined, and where individual nation-states are often too weak to protect their own citizens, a global solution to income security is needed, including support for people in frail old age.
Globalization of employment and income security, for people of all ages, is the only way to insure a decent livelihood and opportunities for productive work to everyone, the elderly included.
www.globalaging.org /pension/world/pensions.htm   (12028 words)

 GlobalTribe . South Africa | PBS
When I was growing up in Kenya, I thought of South Africa as a place of repression: barbed wire, guards, sanctions, prison cells and brutal violence.
In GlobalTribe Amy Eldon travels to South Africa, Mexico and the Philippines, seeking out people who are finding solutions to some of the greatest challenges we face in the 21st century.
Today, as South Africans build a new nation on the principles of equality and racial harmony, two musicians capture the spirit of District Six in song...
www.pbs.org /kcet/globaltribe/countries/saf_journal.html   (557 words)

 Immigration’s Role Often Overlooked in Global Economy
The flow of immigrants from the global south to North America and Europe in search of work is often overshadowed by the flow of goods, capital and information.
Hidden behind the flash of supply chains and e-commerce are countless people that migrate annually from the Global South to North America and Europe in search of work.
This integration is irreversible due to the enormous gap between rich countries and the Global South.
yaleglobal.yale.edu /display.article?id=7015   (2001 words)

We are all contributors to global warming and we all need to be part of the solution.
The Stop Global Warming Virtual March is a non-political effort bringing Americans together to declare that global warming is here now and it’s time to act.
If you’re not already convinced that global warming is an issue that you need to care about click here to learn why.
www.stopglobalwarming.org   (283 words)

 South Africa Investment Tips and South African Stock Picks The Global Guru -
Despite the market swoon, the combination of South Africa's strong economic growth and the commodity boom has ensured that investors in South Africa have just about doubled their money during the past three years.
South Africa's GDP grew at an annual pace of 4.9% during 2005 and it is set to match that rate this year.
Because of their inability to invest abroad, the South African business scene was dominated by conglomerates enmeshed in complicated, Japanese-style ownership of businesses in many industries.
www.theglobalguru.com /article.php?id=55&offer=GURU001   (1063 words)

 Global Partnership for NGO Studies, Education, and Training
The Global Partnership has been engaged in an eight-year effort to provide learning opportunities leading to a Graduate Diploma or a Master's Degree in NGO Leadership and Management for development professionals.
Currently, the Global Partnership is reassessing the model to make it more accessible and affordable to participants in the global south.
The Global Partnership reflects the mission and values of its three founders: BRAC in Bangladesh, Organisation of Rural Associations for Progress (ORAP) in Zimbabwe and the School for International Training (SIT) in Vermont, USA.
www.global-partnership.net   (604 words)

 titusonenine » Blog Archive » The Third Anglican Global South to South Encounter Communique
A total of 103 delegates of 20 provinces in the Global South (comprising Africa, South and South East Asia, West Indies and South America), representing approximately two-thirds of the Anglican Communion, met for the 3rd Global South to South Encounter from 25-30 October 2005 at Ain El-Sukhna by the Red Sea in Egypt.
Global South is committed to provide our recognition, energy, prayers and experience to the Networks in the USA and Canada, the Convocation of Nigerian Anglicans in the USA, those who make Common Cause and the Missionary District that is gathering congregations that circumstances have pressed out of ECUSA.
If that is what the writers of the Global South Communiqué meant (as I agree they may well have done), they should not exaggerate by saying that such blessings “undermine the basic message of redemption and the power of the Cross to transform lives” and that the “leaders of these provinces.
titusonenine.classicalanglican.net /?p=9734   (15842 words)

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