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UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL VISITORS
Due to the Government Shutdown, all programs have been postponed. We are working hard with our partners to line up new programs. With the government now back open, we hope to confirm groups starting in March.
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
Can People, Planet & Profit Coexist? Forced Labor & Global Supply Chains
February 19, 2019
JOIN US for this panel conversation with local and regional leaders who are working to educate about and eradicate forced labor in global supply chains.
While it is easy to celebrate the fact that unemployment in the developed world is at historically low levels, and that labor productivity around the world is rising, there remains a dark underside to the global supply chains which are responsible for many of the products we buy and consume every day including coffee, tea, chocolate and clothing.
The International Labor Organization estimates over 25 million people are exploited by forced labor practices globally and locally. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals call for the promotion of inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Learn about the prevalence of forced labor and ways business and policy leaders alike are helping to eradicate forced labor using innovative and ethical practices. Leading corporations today not only see this as a human rights issue, but as an issue of corporate sustainability and business competitiveness.
Umoja- An African Gala
Saturday, February 23rd, 6 PM-10 PM
Grappone Conference Center
70 Constitution Avenue, Concord, NH 03301
"UMOJA" is the Swahili word for "UNITY"
World Affairs Discussion Group
Mondays 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Are you fascinated by international affairs and the world of foreign policy? If so, please join Library Director Steve Butzel and a group of your peers in the Hilton Garden Inn Room on Mondays to discuss two topics that are voted on in advance by the group.
If you plan on attending and would like to vote on the week's possible topics, send our Director an email at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth, and he will send you a link to the webpage where you can vote. The list of topics is posted each Wednesday afternoon and voting concludes that Friday afternoon. At that point, the Director will send out an email to the group letting them know the two selected topics, and a list of links to suggested articles.
Where do we get our possible topics and a set of suggested articles from each week? From the World Affairs Council of America's Weekly World News Update webpage.
For more information, contact our director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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