I am reflecting on two interesting views on Globalization, both pertaining to the United Nations (UN).
The first is the much hyped boycott of the United Nations racism conference in Geneva by western governments lead by the US. Media also played up Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's triad in Geneva. All this, however, underscores the racism that most of us come across in our lives. Though the world around us continues to globalize, the prevalence of pockets of racism is sure to send out red-flags. While leaders, Presidents and Prime Ministers talk about this issue, you and I have to watch, and sometimes see it rear its ugly form in our daily lives. A few blogger responses:
- What to remember from Geneva
- The Geneva hatefest is all but over
- Summary from Wall Street Journal Europe
The Daily Princetonian gives more details of the talk. It is interesting how the thought leaders are beginning to weave the big picture issues together in the context of globalization. “The worldwide economic crisis has vividly underscored how the world has indeed shrunk and its people are so interconnected” This quote in the article makes one reflect on the interconnected nature of our lives and globalization.Bottomline is that while the thought leaders profess their viewpoints at invited conferences and sessions, you and I get some additional food for thought. All doing its bit to answer the question: what does this all mean to me? Bloggers views on this talk: