The international political economy seems confusing. Globalization is about the interconnections of people and businesses across the world; it also leads to global cultural, political and economic integration. Nonetheless, the world faces global challenges that will take interdisciplinary global-minded groups and individuals to solve these challenges. Globalization is drastically evolving and profoundly changing our traditional ways of life!
More than ever before, being aware of, and equipped with tools that help adapt to continuing societal changes becomes essential. We believe in increasing the understanding of this concept in order to promote policies and program that help reduce social injustices while leading to both human and economic flourishing. Though the Halsten Enterprise is a consulting firm based in Arizona, we have a vision of global membership and engagement. Our goal is to provide our members, especially students, women, young professionals, entrepreneurs, community leaders, etc., with the tools and skills that establish a credible and successful progress in citizen-diplomacy, sustainable development and other related fields. Our leadership here at Halsten Enterprise aim to make sure that each and every member reaches their full potential, while encouraging ambitious innovators and entrepreneurs to form a stronger community both locally and globally.
The nexus of The Halsten Enterprise’s mission is to create better communities while addressing the most pressing issues of our time. Our goals are to allow young people to engage in the development, discussion, and problem solving, not only in their respective communities, but on an international stage as well. In a world of increasingly difficult problems and even more abstract and obscure solutions, it is increasingly important that an interdisciplinary approach to sustainable development is implemented by all relevant stakeholders. As a young person in college, or just an impassioned individual, you qualify as a relevant stakeholder to development in your local community, in your nation, and around the globe. Your voice and opinions are vital to the success of creating a world that addresses the true dangers to our society, such as; climate change, income inequality, stagnant/unsuccessful development, ineffective governance, and political polarization. These issues are relevant not only to the United States, but every country across the globe. With your determination, passion, and efforts, you can help implement changes to your community and abroad while building an attractive and professional portfolio.
Why is it essential to strengthen the South-South and triangular cooperation to achieve the 2030 Agenda
In the 40 years since the adoption of the landmark Buenos Aires Plan of Action (BAPA), the world has experienced an unprecedented economic and political transformation. Nowhere has this change been deeper and more rapid than in the South. The time is ripe to reflect on how South-South and triangular cooperation have emerged as distinctive platforms for international development cooperation.
The Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) High-level Symposium, which will be held by UN DESA and the Argentine Government from 6 to 8 September in Buenos Aires, will look for ways to further boost the contribution of South‑South cooperation and other novel partnerships to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
A recent UN DESA survey found that more than 85 developing countries are already providing development assistance, including technical expertise or capacity building, to other developing countries. Many have a dedicated entity responsible for South-South and triangular cooperation.
The two-day Symposium in Argentina will bring together for frank and focused discussion 120 participants, including ministers, representatives of civil society, academia, think tanks, private sector, multilateral development banks and international organizations as well as parliamentarians and local authorities.
The participants will explore the challenges and opportunities faced by South-South and triangular cooperation as well as the many different strengths that may make these forms of collaboration particularly fit for advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They will also share their knowledge and experiences in implementing SDGs to learn from each other’s successes and mistakes, and to generate concrete policy recommendations.
The Symposium will be the first preparatory meeting ahead of the 2018 Development Cooperation Forum and a key milestone in the run-up to the 40th anniversary of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action (BAPA) for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries.
Established by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 2007, the Development Cooperation Forum reviews trends and progress in international development cooperation, including strategies, policies and financing. It promotes greater coherence among different development actors and activities.
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The Importance of Globalization in Higher Education
Patricia Fox and Stephen Hundley
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, USA