Good News Service #40: January 2015

  1. Climate Agreement Reached by 195 Nations in Paris
  2. Marshall Islands Republic Wins Right Livelihood Award
  3. Latin American Legislators Finding and Implementing New Ways to Fight Hunger
  4. December 18 is Now to be Celebrated as International Migrants Day
  5. 66,000 New Homes For Typhoon Survivors In Philippines
  6. UN Chief Praises the Power Of Volunteerism in Building a More Sustainable World
  7. African Educators United for Diversity in Education
  8. Burma/Myanmar: 40 High-Ranking Officers from Karen National Liberation Army Trained in Child Protection
  9. Saudi Arabian Women Vote in Elections for First Time
  10. Avaaz Claims the World has Set a Landmark “That Can Save Everything we Love!”

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The Good News Service

The Good News Service is created by Murray Thomson, a long time member of Canadian Pugwash, now an emeritus member of the Executive Committee. He is also a major contributor to the Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention initiative:

The Order of Canada is the country’s highest civilian honour and is the centrepiece of Canada’s honours system. It recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. More than 1,000 recipients of the Order of Canada have joined an initiative led by John Polanyi, C.C., Douglas Roche, O.C., and Murray Thomson, O.C., calling for international negotiations to achieve a Nuclear Weapons Convention – a verifiable treaty on the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons.

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