This month’s Sustainable Development Goal the Local Peace Economy is working on is #4 Quality Education: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning. Education enables upward socioeconomic mobility, is a key to escaping poverty and is crucial to fostering tolerance and more peaceful societies.
Over the past decade, major progress has been made towards increasing access to education and school enrollment rates at all levels, particularly for girls. Nevertheless, about 258 million children and youth were still out of school in 2018 — nearly one fifth of the global population in that age group. The global adult literacy rate (aged 15 years and older) was 86 per cent in 2018, while the youth literacy rate (15 to 24 years) was 92 per cent.
The question that is currently being debated about Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant is: “Is it sufficiently earthquake-proof?” A question that was being asked about Fukushima Nuclear Power plant before March 11, 2001 when a 9.0 earthquake shook Japan it sent a 14 meters (46ft) high tsunami racing towards Fukushima that overwhelmed the plant’s seawall, which was 10 meters high (33ft).
Secretary of State John Kerry’s criticism of the code pink disruption of the Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the threat posed by the Islamic State, or ISIL is that its founders have lost sight of its goal of helping people, because they disagree with the Obama administration policy in fighting ISIL. Code Pink agrees that ISIL is violating human rights of women, but they also feel that airstrikes are violating human rights because they kill more innocent people and do more damage than the so called terrorists, and they create more terrorists.