Since the United Nations declared World Space Week in 1999, events have been held annually around the world to educate people both young and old about the potential and results of space exploration. The 2017 theme, "Exploring New Worlds in Space," focuses on the technological innovations that allow humans to explore planets beyond Earth.
Research continues to show that when women are supported in and encouraged to enter the workforce, national and local economies grow. The 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, co-hosted by the United States and India, will focus on women's entrepreneurship. The theme "Women First, Prosperity for All" amplifies the importance of female participation to boost economies across the globe.
Veteran television anchor Richard Lui's career spans 30 years and includes covering humanitarian issues and people's stories across six continents. He is also the first Asian American to host his own cable television news show. This World Press Freedom Day, he provides tips for budding journalists in pursuit of a more transparent and knowledgeable world.
Energy sources in informal settlements like Seaview are often unreliable and can be dangerous to the lives and homes of residents. An energy company in Mandela Bay, South Africa is providing solar panels and work opportunities for residents to install a safer alternative energy source.
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