Jamil Dakwar is director of the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) Human Rights Program and adjunct lecturer at John Jay College at the City University of New York (CUNY). Sonia Gill is senior legislative counsel with the ACLU.
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How do you plan a resilient city? A city that can withstand climate change impacts, and the natural disasters that it produces at increased frequencies. And how do you protect the city, its individuals and communities, its business and institutions from either the increased flooding or prolonged droughts that result? It’s a complex question with […]
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On 10 July 2019 I was honored to moderate a meeting with women’s groups for the UN Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres, whose aim was to better diagnose the role of women in the prevention or instigation of violent extremism. The Secretary General remarked, “The women activists I met in Nairobi are among the many […]
The world’s two most populous nations-– China and India—have been making steady progress in eradicating extreme poverty, but have fallen short in their attempts to eliminate extreme hunger, according to the Bangkok-based UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). In an interview with IPS, Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive […]
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Paul Okumu is head of secretariat for the Africa Platform on Governance, Responsible Business and the Social Contract. He is also head of strategy at the Internet of Things Solutions Africa.
Parliamentarians met in Laos last week to discuss violence against women and girls. The meeting was organized by the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) and hosted by the National Assembly of Laos. It was a chance to push parliamentarians to continue developing programs to protect women. For the Members of Parliament (MPs) who participated, […]
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(The Daily Star) – WE’RE running out of time on climate change. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report released in October 2018, revealed that there are only a dozen years left for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit). Reaching temperatures beyond that, even […]
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“The ambulance team refused to take my sick friend to the hospital because he had had Hanseniasis years before,” said Yohei Sasakawa, president of the Nippon Foundation, at one of the meetings held during his Jul. 1-10 visit to Brazil. His friend was completely cured and had no visible effects of the disease, but in […]
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Research scientists are studying groundwater resources in three African countries in order to understand the renewability of the source and how people can use it sustainably towards a green revolution in Africa. “We don’t want to repeat some of the mistakes during the green revolution that has taken place in Asia, where people opted to […]
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Marco Funk is a Policy Officer at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung EU Office, where he is responsible for the foundation’s Brussels-based activities related to EU migration and home affairs. He previously worked as a Policy Analyst for the European Policy Centre, where he focused on EU migration and asylum policy.
During the egregious Dusit attack, Kenya demonstrated remarkable, resilience, solidarity and stood firm against the terrorists. Combined with a swift and highly efficient surgical response from the law enforcement agencies, Kenyans united together in empathy and all barriers came down in a collective show of humanity. It is well known that for a long time […]
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The United Nations has warned of drought, disease and war preventing farmers from producing enough food for millions of people across Africa and other regions, leading to the need for major aid operations. A report called the Crop Prospects and Food Situation by the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says that shortages of grain and […]
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In case you were not aware or just do not remember: all you eat, drink, breathe, wear, take as a medicine, the cosmetics you use, the walls of your house, among others, is full of chemicals. And all is really ALL. For instance, in your bathroom, formaldehyde often sits in your shampoo, microbeads in your […]
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Mario Osava interviews YOHEI SASAKAWA, president of the Nippon Foundation
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(The Daily Star) – Former United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon today said Bangladesh is the best teacher in climate change adaptation. Ban Ki-moon said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of a two-day international conference on climate change adaptation in Dhaka. “We are here to learn from Bangladesh’s experiences and vision, when it comes […]
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Muthoki Mumo is Sub-Saharan Africa representative of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). She is based in Nairobi, Kenya, and has a master's degree in journalism and globalization from the University of Hamburg.
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On 23 June 2019 Mr Qu Dongyu of China was elected as the new Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization. FAO is one of the largest UN specialized agencies with a budget for 2018-19 of US$2.5 billion, offices in over 130 countries and more than 11,000 employees. Mr Qu takes over from José Graziano da Silva who has been in the post since 2012 and completes two terms in July 2019. Mr […]
The nominations of Christine Lagarde of France as the first woman to head the European Central Bank (ECB) and Ursula von der Leyen of Germany as the first woman to lead the 28-nation European Commission, have been described as significant landmarks in the higher echelons of international institutions long dominated by men. The two women, […]
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Plans for The Tulip, a 305.3-metre-high viewing tower designed by Foster + Partners, have been rejected by London's mayor Sadiq Khan. Khan rejected the proposal on the grounds that it would provide "very limited public benefit" to the City of London and that it was not the "world class architecture that would be required to justify its
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c crates, pallet racks and boxes form display cases in this exhibition at R & Company gallery in New York City, which was created by local interior design firm Pembrooke & Ives. Pembrooke & Ives designed the Uncrated Curated exhibition to be like a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the development of an interior design project, starting
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Twitter has launched its first major website redesign in seven years – a subtly streamlined experience that is more in line with the company's app. As of today, the desktop site for all users features a responsive design that can shrink down to a simple tweet stream, a rejigged side navigation that integrates bookmarks and
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Italian furniture brand Arper has appointed Armin Broger as CEO, following his departure from rival brand B&B Italia in April, after just a year in the job. Broger replaces Vincenzo Rivizzigno who has stepped down after fifteen years in the role. In a statement announcing the appointment, Arper declared its intention to consolidate its position
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This urban residential building by Californian firm SPF Architects features design strategies to eliminate a sense of repetition or homogeneity – qualities that can make apartment living "relatively unpleasant". The Line Lofts are situated along Las Palmas Avenue, just one block from the famed Hollywood Boulevard. Encompassing 68,000 square feet (6,317 square metres), the six-storey
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Burkinabe architect Diébédo Francis Kéré used sick and dead trees to build this pavilion at the Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana, USA. The roof, columns and seats of Kéré's Xylem pavilion are made from bundles of local ponderosa and lodge pole pine logs, felled during a "natural pruning" process that aims to save forests from
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Henning Larsen designed tech white angular volumes of Hangzhou Yuhang Opera, which visitors can climb up, to look like "floes of ice" on a lake. The waterfront performance venue in Hangzhou, China, contains a 1,400-seat auditorium, a 500-seat black box theatre, and an exhibition centre. The white facade of the cultural centre in Hangzhou, China, is punctuated with
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Thick green brush nearly conceals the slanted roof of this house near Melbourne, which architecture studio Lovell Burton has created for a retired couple and their extended family. The house is situated just 100 metres off the beach in the coastal town of Barwon Heads and has been designed by Lovell Burton to accommodate a
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Royal College of Art graduate Alex Kane explains how his virtual reality Volta production tool allows users to create multidirectional "spatial audio" in this video interview shot by Dezeen. Kane developed Volta as his graduation project to complete his degree in Global Innovation Design at the Royal College of Art in London. Users wear virtual reality goggles and headphones to produce
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Jean Philippe Vassal, co-founder of Lacaton and Vassal Architects gave the 29th annual architecture lecture at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Vassal presented the studio's past projects and the core principles behind its work. Lacaton & Vassal Architects are known for their social housing refurbishment projects, including Transformation of 530 Dwellings. This renovation
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Italian designer Elena Tamburini has created a collection of four everyday objects that aim to facilitate affection in elderly individuals and couples. Comprised of a mirror, a brush, a table and a walker, each of the objects in the Filotea collection refers to an affectionate daily gesture, such as a caress, a touch, or looking
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We've chosen five promising opportunities in architecture and design available on Dezeen Jobs this week, including positions at Platform 5 Architects and Squire and Partners. Architectural assistant at Platform 5 Architects Platform 5 Architects is looking for a creative and experienced Part 1 or recently graduated Part 2 architectural assistant to join its studio in
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Graphic designer Anthony Burrill and architect Eugeni Bach worked with students in Barcelona to build 3KMS, a rooftop pavilion decorated with MDF panels. Forty students from the Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering worked on the pavilion, which stands on the roof of the school. Burrill and Bach are both tutors at the school, and
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Architecture practice Iconico Studio has designed this community centre near Mexico City to bridge an earthy wall and a stone plinth. The Mexico City studio completed Moncayo Club House at the entrance to a "sleepy" residential neighbourhood on the outskirts of the Mexican capital. A key feature of the community centre is the elevated slender
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Curvy and bent wooden strips are laid out to resemble a wave in this installation in Maine, created by local designers Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B Nguyen. Kavanaugh and Nguyen designed the Hubris Atë Nemesis installation for the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), taking cues from the from the rough waters and wind in
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Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates built Loop House around a planted central courtyard in pursuit of peace and quiet for a dense urban site in Hyogo, Japan. A series of elevated veranda spaces overlook the courtyard in a design that is an inversion of the Katsura Imperial Villa. The historic villa in Kyoto has a
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Plants and insects can thrive on the surface of these Green Charcoal bio-bricks, engineered as an alternative to concrete by researchers at the Indian School of Design and Innovation in Mumbai. The researchers' eco-friendly bricks are made of soil, cement, charcoal and organic luffa fibres — better known as loofah, the plant commonly used for
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A former horse stables on the grounds of Tuscan art retreat Villa Lena has been renovated by architecture studio Hesselbrand to accommodate a series of rustic guest suites. Villa Lena is situated in the heart of Tuscany on a sprawling, 500-hectare wooded estate dotted with vineyards and olive groves. During the 19th and early 20th-century
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Californian architect Ryan Leidner has slotted a garden in between a renovated 19th-century residence in San Francisco's Mission district and its minimal extension to the rear. The Harrison Street House was originally built in 1888, and served as a saloon and residence for the owner upstairs. The property saw several uses in the following years,
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