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Virtuous Governments, Virtuous Citizens: Botswana, Brazil, and Brunei

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Virtuous Governments, Virtuous Citizens: Botswana, Brazil, and Brunei

Since 2014, hunting on public land in Botswana has been completely banned. And Botswana won 2nd place at the 2017 United Nations Public Service Awards for its effective waste management system started in 2010. Botswana became the first African country in 2002 to provide universal free antiretroviral treatment (ART) to people living with HIV. São Paulo, Brazil has implemented many initiatives to protect animal welfare and rights by banning the import, farming, and sales of animal fur in 2014 and 2015. As the popularity of plant-based foods continues to soar, vegan companies at a rate of 40 percent annually. In 2018, Brunei joined the total elimination of nuclear weapons by signing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). With the majority of our population following the religion of Islam, charity has always been a very important practice from our monarch toward the common people of Brunei, as well as from Brunei toward other countries.
Positive Changes in Countries
2019-11-20   326 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2019-11-20

Compassionate Governments, Compassionate Citizens: Bhutan, Bolivia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina

00:19:25

Compassionate Governments, Compassionate Citizens: Bhutan, Bolivia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bhutan is famous for having no slaughterhouses because of the Buddhist teaching of no killing. In the area of health, Bhutan is the first country in the world to totally ban selling tobacco and smoking in public. And in 2015, a national policy was approved to reduce alcohol use. Bolivia has the highest investment in education in South America, and in 2008, the United Nations declared Bolivia free from illiteracy. Also, in 2009, Bolivia became the first country in the world to impose a full ban on animals in circuses. Bosnia and Herzegovina has banned using any animals in circuses and other entertainment. Also, the ban of fur farming took effect from 2018.
Positive Changes in Countries
2019-10-23   767 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2019-10-23

Benevolent Governments, Benevolent Citizens: Belgium, Belize, and Benin

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Benevolent Governments, Benevolent Citizens: Belgium, Belize, and Benin

Belgium was named the fastest country in Western Europe to have decreased its meat consumption. The city of Ghent has been holding Thursday Veggie Day for the past 10 years now in an effort to fight climate change, curb world hunger, and improve health. The government of Belize recently strengthened its wildlife protection laws when, in 2017, it decided to end all drilling and oil exploration activities around the Belize Great Barrier Reef. Belize is also the first country in the world to ban the cruel practice of bottom trawling. Benin is leading the way in gender equality. The government is also finding ways to encourage women’s participation in parliament and boost their ability to become farming entrepreneurs.
Positive Changes in Countries
2019-09-23   1011 Views
Positive Changes in Countries
2019-09-23
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