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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Social Media Integrity with the Global Goals

Professionalize your Social Media Profile for Transparency

New days, innovations, and ideals are ahead for us all as the world embraces and comes to grip with the new United Nations' Global Goals (SDG)s that promise to change humanity and the world-view. Consider the fact that we are going to end poverty, alleviate hunger, and change the world to create the equality we all want around the world. Now is the time to adapt!


The conversion will be in many ways abrupt, well-controlled, orderly, stubborn, and exhausting, but will involve a high-degree of transparency. This change must involve transparency because if trust and integrity become an issue there will be a disaster. Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, YouTube, and many other Internet based enterprises are already directly involved with the globalization of local micro-economies and their integration with the macro or global economic system; they would probably be indirectly involved anyway whether or not they support the United Nations SDGs or not.

Using the Social Media to Create Trust and Transparency

The social media will play a big role in updating our world to comply with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, or Global Goals that were signed last week by world leaders at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York. Now nations fear losing their sovereignty while people gain more control their personal human rights and over the destiny of the planet within the guidelines to meet the goals. This will all be done using the Internet (super-connected world) to govern the rule of law and monitor progressive development within the nations. Its our understanding international transparency teams are also being used to eliminate corruption in governments.

Social media and online personal profiles will play a gigantic role in the implementation of these Global Goals. The protagonists of the great development will be expected to be transparent in the delivery of their work as social entrepreneurs and members of international organizations otherwise the public, donors, and other organizations will not be able to trust to receive their funds and execute projects.

Focus on your Presentation

Create a well-elaborated social media profile that people can find using Google and Bing search engines. You can create profiles on Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn, XING, VK, and other social media platforms that are compliant with the new emerging Internet Governance under RDFa and Schema.org/

A good social media profile allows people to reach you by email or through your profile directly, include your place of employment, where your currently reside and your home location. It will include your personal photograph or resemblance. Your social media posts should be adjusted so everyone can see your work, if you use Facebook or other networks for family and personal purposes too, you can adjust your posts.

Goodwill ambassadors working with Globcal International are encouraged to keep a public figure profile that provides a transparent curriculum vitae of their life's work, and expect that all others responsible for handling funds derived through donations, philanthropy, or other bequests do the same if they work with non-governmental organizations (NGO)s, with government, foundations, or with corporations. Transparency best practices start with the person working within the NGO or corporation not under the political protection of a corporate body and reputation.

There are a great number of other organizations, corporations, and Internet social entrepreneurs that are jumping on the bandwagon to take advantage of the 176 trillion dollars being spent by the World Bank to realize the SDGs over the next 15 years to create "the World We Want." Many players are very skeptical because they know that there is too much work involved of value from our former social generation that needs to be adapted so the matrix or system does not come tumbling down upon itself; so it may be some time before we fully understand how these 17 goals will be pursued and realized.

Best Practices and Business

Using the Internet, organizations like Globcal International, the Rand Corporation, the Council on Foreign Relations and other think tanks (public policy institutes) are examining and analyzing the world playing field with the advent of the UN's new Global Goals and Post-2015 Agenda we are prepared to adapt and understand a global rule of law involving ecological integrity with other nations and as it seems corporations. 

Directly ahead we can expect to see a great degree of sovereign, national, and corporate imperial policy manipulation to maintain control and ties over land, mining, and exploitable natural resource interests. Utilizing the ideals of best practices and transparency (as stipulated) corporations and non-governmental organizations established under the jurisdictional laws of the United States of America will have both the most to gain and most to lose when it comes time to adapt, beginning now to the Post-2015 Agenda.

Transparency is the Key

It is our understanding as advocates of goodwill, the Global Goals, fair-globalization, and social reform will greatly depend on the social media based on the design and development integrity involving Internet RDFa, those who operate quietly in the shadows as unknown or global corporate citizens will be required step-up and show themselves so that other non-corporate global citizens can believe in them and trust them. Be understood without the corporate veil, people trust people not corporations, it would be unnatural to trust a non-human corporate person. With the Global Goals the system of trusting governments, corporations, and non-profits became much more difficult or challenging for everyone involved, but much better too!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Goodwill Ambassadors as Global Citizens

Goodwill Ambassadors of the United Nations

The United Nations reminds us this month about the importance of Goodwill Ambassadors, Messengers of Peace Champions of Sport, and other Special Representatives that work to promote ideals that foster humanity and unity as international civil servants under a great number of departments and specialized divisions.

Each of the celebrities and public figures (which include actors, artists, authors, musicians, politicians, and other popular figures) has expressed an interest in advocating and serving the United Nations as a politically and religiously neutral figure to serve as an ambassador to promote ideals that are universal and global.

UN Goodwill Ambassadors 
UN Special, Magazine, No 752, September 2015

The UN Special: Magazine of International Civil Servants this month highlights the accomplishments and horizons of this humanitarian task force we know as goodwill ambassadors and their work around the world. The United Nations has been using goodwill ambassadors since 1954 when they introduced actor, singer and dancer Danny Kaye as their first special representative with the special title of Goodwill Ambassador.

Today the UN has nearly 500 goodwill ambassadors actively working with organizations like UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNESCO, UNEP, UNDP, and a dozen other specialized divisions.

Coincidentally this month the United Nations, hundreds of iNGOs, and their goodwill ambassadors will lead 193 nations toward creating a sustainable world when the global priority shifts to the recovery of the global ecosystem and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, some say it will be the biggest change ever experienced by human-kind. People should expect many changes in lifestyle and methods that have been identified as unsustainable.

New Opportunity

Every state that participates will be rewarded well for their compliance through the Climate Fund and the World Bank; the UN and independent organizations like Globcal International are positioned to create facilitatory services to the public and private sectors to benefit best from the SDGs. The United Nations is implementing international observers and economic oversight to protect against corruption, Globcal similarly will offer special services through a cooperative service and trading program designed for global citizens.

Become better positioned and prepared for the change as a member of Globcal International (as a goodwill ambassador or global citizen) to work with us on UN SDG projects, in Biosphere Reserves, at UNESCO sites, archeological parks, and within Indigenous Territories. Many of our members move onto careers with the United Nations and other iNGOs like the Red Cross.

Globcal International and the Goodwill Ambassadors of the World program began promoting the new Post-2015 Agenda and programs that promote sustainability with the MDGs and are now positioned for the SDGs with the development of a special sanctioned global citizenship pilot program designed to exempt global citizens and goodwill ambassadors in their work and travels. To learn more about becoming a goodwill ambassador working for Globcal International and the United Nations please contact us for a private personal development consultation.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

New Partnerships with the World Bank Promote SDGs

New Generation of Goodwill Advocates

A new generation of goodwill ambassadors and philanthropists is emerging to promote the new SDGs with the World Bank and the United Nations.

World Bank, Novak Djokovic Foundation Partner to Promote Early Childhood Development in Serbia and Globally

New York, August 26, 2015 – In a major boost for young children around the world, the World Bank and the Novak Djokovic Foundation today announced a new partnership to promote early childhood development, which will include global advocacy on the importance of investing early in the lives of children as well as investments to help disadvantaged children in Novak Djokovic’s home country of Serbia.

The joint “Early Wins for Lifelong Returns” initiative combines the Bank’s deep knowledge and programs on early childhood development with the power of Serbian tennis player Djokovic’s commitment to bring sustained attention to the social and economic benefits of early childhood development (ECD) programs for children around the world. Djokovic is the men’s world No. 1 tennis player and founder of the Novak Djokovic Foundation, which focuses primarily on early childhood development.

The new partnership announcement comes a week before the start of the U.S. Open at a press conference in New York City called by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and Djokovic. At the same press conference, UNICEF also announced Djokovic as a Goodwill Ambassador for early childhood development.




In Serbia, the World Bank-Novak Djokovic Foundation initiative will work together with the Serbian government to level the playing field for young children from poor and disadvantaged families. As a first step, the Bank is in discussions with the Serbian government about a project of up to $50 million for inclusive education and early childhood development in Serbia in the coming years. The project will be subject to approval by the World Bank Board and Serbian Parliament. The Novak Djokovic Foundation will mobilize additional resources for early childhood development through private sector partnerships and individual donations.

“All children deserve an equal chance in life, yet millions fail to reach their full potential due to poverty, poor nutrition, and few opportunities for early learning and stimulation,” saidKim. “It gives me great pleasure to announce this new partnership with the Novak Djokovic Foundation, which will help reach these children and give them a fair start. Working together – with national governments like that of Serbia, partners such as UNICEF, civil society organizations and foundations, and champions like Novak Djokovic -- we can achieve early wins today that will yield incredibly high returns tomorrow, both for Serbia and for the world.”

Rigorous studies show that children benefiting from early childhood development programs learn better when they enter primary school and earn higher wages as adults. Investing early through these programs—which cover the physical, socio-emotional, language and cognitive aspects of development—gives disadvantaged children a chance to succeed through a positive effect on their lifelong learning and productivity.

In Serbia, only half of all children aged 3-5 years go to preschool. Less than 10 percent of children from the poorest households in Serbia attend preschool. Indeed, among those from the Roma ethnic minority who are living in informal settlements, preschool enrollment drops to just 6 percent. Addressing this problem has far-reaching consequences for breaking the cycle of poverty and enhancing Serbia’s long-term competitiveness and labor productivity.

“Today is a great day for our children,” said Djokovic. “Thanks to this partnership between the World Bank and the Novak Djokovic Foundation much more will be done to improve quality and access to Early Childhood Education in my country in the following years. The early years of life are crucial, since most cognitive and social development occurs before the age of five. Therefore, we need to make sure all children have an equal chance to grow up and develop into productive, caring citizens of the world. I was fortunate to have had this critical support as a young child, and my dream is that all children, in Serbia and across the world, can fulfil their unique potential.”

“Serbia has over 2,500 locations without preschools. Early education of children aged 3 to 5 is one of the weakest aspects of the education system, despite its importance for later education and development,” added Djokovic. “Serbia's education system faces many problems, including insufficient capacity, uneven distribution of facilities, financial constraints on poor parents, inadequate understanding of the importance of preschool education, as well as a lack of diversity of programs and service providers. We hope to change that for the better.”

Djokovic invited other organizations, including corporations, to join efforts to address these challenges. “We hope many will be supportive of this cause, because only by working together can we make great things happen for children,” he said. “By giving them a fair start in life, we are improving the future of our whole society.”

During the launch of the partnership, Kim and Djokovic signed a Memorandum of Understanding to define collaboration between the World Bank and the Novak Djokovic Foundation for achieving their common goals in early childhood development and inclusive education.

Key activities under the new partnership will include advocating for the importance of early childhood education globally, and working to improve access to quality early childhood development for disadvantaged children in Serbia and beyond.

“The Serbian Government welcomes the new partnership between the Novak Djokovic Foundation and World Bank,” said Dusan Vujovic, Minister of Finance of Serbia, who was present at the signing. “Serbia is undertaking difficult reforms to help restore economic growth and competitiveness. The success of these reforms hinges on Serbia's ability to enhance the quality of its human capital for sustained productivity increases. We recognize that investing in children is key to such human capital growth and greater competitiveness, as well as the best way to ensure a just and equitable society in the future. That is why we will join this initiative through a new World Bank financed project designed to support inclusive education and early child development.”

Although preparation is in early stages, the education project would likely support the building of new preschool facilities and converting under-used primary school classrooms to preschools, improving the quality of teaching and learning in preschools; and increasing financial access for low-income families.

The partnership comes at a significant moment for global development. In one month, member countries are expected to adopt a set of international targets known as the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations. Recognizing the importance of investing early for lifelong returns, one of these targets is to extend quality early childhood development, care, and pre-primary education to all children by 2030.