The United Nations, which has been tracking both the successes and failures of its highly-ambitious Agenda for Sustainable Development, has warned that “progress has been slow” in many of the 17 Goals after four years of implementation. Described as “a global blueprint for dignity, peace and prosperity for people and the planet”, the 2030 Agenda […]
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Since 2010, donor funding to fight HIV/AIDS in low-and middle-income countries has dropped significantly, according to a new report released here. The study, Communities at the Centre, released July 16 by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), points out a $1.0 billion decline in funding from 2017-2018. […]
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The 2019 G20 Summit was held recently in Osaka, Japan. The Summit ended with the “G20 Osaka Leaders’ Declaration”, which identifies health as a prerequisite for sustainable and inclusive economic growth, and the leaders committed to various efforts to improve epidemic preparedness. These efforts are commendable, but the G20, comprised of 19 countries and the European Union with economies […]
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When the United Nations General Assembly met in 2007 to vote on North Korea’s human rights record, only 10 of the 56 African countries voted with the U.S.-led western coalition. The overwhelming majority followed China – either by voting against or abstaining from the resolution. This has not always been the case. Just three decades […]
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Kenya’s getting hotter. Much hotter than the 1.5˚C increase that has been deemed acceptable by global leaders, and it is too hot for livestock, wildlife and plants to survive. Thousands of households, dependent on farming and livestock, are at risk too. This is according to researchers who presented the Kenyan government with the findings of […]
It is barely the middle of the month, but the verdict is in: July has been hot. In recent weeks, climate scientists have monitored a freak heatwave in the Canadian Arctic, droughts around Harare and Chennai and forest fires across southern France that have sent holidaymakers fleeing from their burning campgrounds. Against this eerie backdrop, […]
When the United Nations commemorated World Youth Skills Day, there was one stark reality that emerged out of the event: the world’s youth account for over a third of the global population of more than 7.7 billion people, and they also account for over a third of those unemployed across the globe. “Over the next […]
The United Nations launched its 2019 report on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), showing inadequate progress in the fourth year into the sustainable development agenda and highlighting the need for imminent global action. Released on the first day of the SDG High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the report evaluates progress made towards the 2030 target. Despite achievements […]
Over 820 million people across the globe are currently undernourished, according to a new report released here. After nearly a decade of progress, the number of people who suffer from hunger has slowly increased over the past three years, with about one in every nine people globally suffering from hunger today, said the new annual […]
A new publication entitled “Improving access to justice for workers: The case of the UAE” has been published by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue. The publication is an outcome of a panel discussion held on 20 March 2018 at Palais des Nations in Geneva addressing the same subject. The debate […]
Ella Mazani is a mobile phone farmer. “My mobile phone is part of my farming. It supports my farming and my family’s welfare through the services I get via the phone,” the smallholder maize farmer from Shurugwi in central Zimbabwe quips. Mazani grows maize and finger millet and keeps livestock. As a farmer she often […]
The Trump administration, in its continued hostility towards the United Nations– and as part of its policy aimed at undermining multilateral institutions and international commitments– has withheld its annual contributions to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) – for the third consecutive year. The three- year annual cuts, which began in 2017, amounts to an estimated […]
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“It has never happened before,” is a sentence that is becoming excessively common in the news due to a changing climate where new extremes are becoming normal. In Kansas and across the Mid-west, farmers and citizens are battling with record-breaking flooding events. France and Alaska, recently saw record-breaking warm temperatures. In Mexico, a never before […]
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At the age of 80, Yohei Sasakawa continues to travel around the world to promote solutions for some of the challenges facing humanity, such as Hansen’s Disease or leprosy, wars and disabilities, factors of stigma and exclusion. Engaging in dialogue with world leaders and with those affected by Hansen’s Disease, who are generally poor, is […]
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It is an image of resistance that went viral across the world. Alaa Salah, a young Sudanese student, dressed in a traditional white thobe standing atop a car with an enthralled crowd surrounding her as she and they boldly chanted Al-Thawra—Arabic for revolution. It is what many remember of the peaceful ouster of Sudanese dictator […]
Tamara Tutnjevic Gorman is Policy Manager - Ending Violence against Children, World Vision
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A United Nations-backed probe into atrocities committed by the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq has frequently been criticised for making slow progress during its first two years of operations. Lately, that could be changing. The head of the team, Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, told the U.N. Security Council this week that his investigators […]
A glass walkway and terrace connect both halves of this black house near La Juanita beach, Uruguay, which FRAM Arquitectos and Delfina Riverti built almost exclusively out of wood. The property is built on a slope near Jose Ignacio Lake, a coastal body of water that feeds into the Atlantic Ocean. It was completed by
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New York firm BG Studio International has included a host of environmentally friendly features in this cruise ship designed to sail the Galápagos Islands. BG Studio founder Francesca Bucci designed the Celebrity Flora project for Celebrity Cruises. It is the first-ever cruise ship custom-built for the Galápagos Islands. Since nothing could be directly sourced from
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Fraher & Findlay has built a wildflower-topped rear extension, a glass-walled courtyard and a loft extension for a 20th-century house in London. Architecture studio Fraher & Findlay's design for The Courtyard House draws on the history of its south west London conservation area site. In the 19th century it would have been occupied by orchards
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Central Saint Martins graduate Qiang Huang has created a range of unfinished furniture bases that need to be completed by adding components from discarded shared bikes. Named Bike Scavengers, Huang's furniture is designed to be used by an association that would encourage participants to disassemble bikes left on the street and transform the salvaged parts into
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This week on our Pinterest account we're showcasing the architecture of Latin America, including projects in Chile, Brazil and Mexico. Open the Pinterest app on your phone, tap the camera icon and scan the Pincode below to explore Dezeen's feed.
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Mottled grey walls meet black-brick partitions to form the monochromatic interiors of Yakusha Design's self-designed office and showroom in Kiev, Ukraine. Named Ya Vsesvit, the office accommodates Yakusha Design's own studio, a showroom and an 80-seat lecture room for events. The studio is lead by Ukranian architect and designer Victoriya Yakusha, who wanted to create
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Ivy Studio has used moulding, brass lights and herringbone floors to make this dry cleaning shop in Montreal evocative of a European residence. Les Nettoyeurs White's dry cleaners is located in Montreal's residential Saint-Henri neighbourhood. Local firm Ivy Studio transformed an 800-square-foot (74-square-metre) commercial space with the aim to create the "cosy" Les Nettoyeurs White's
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New York design studio The Very Many has built a white orbed pavilion in Charlotte, North Carolina with bulbs shaded soft blue and pink inside. Pillar of Dreams is a 26-foot-high (eight-metre) structure made from two layers of thin aluminium, perforated and layered on top of each other to create a single bulbous form. The
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Urko Sanchez Architects has designed a concrete compound in Djibouti for the charity SOS Children's Villages International as a home for vulnerable children. The project, which completed in 2014, has been nominated for the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Urko Sanchez Architects, who are based in Nairobi and Madrid, referenced the traditional typology of a
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Owen Hopkins takes a look back at 35 years of the Apple Mac, from the Macintosh 512k to the recently launched Mac Pro. The Mac Pro will be Apple's most powerful desktop, and the last major product launched while Jony Ive – who was responsible for so many of the company's iconic designs – was design lead.
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Argentine-American architect César Pelli, renowned for designing landmark skyscrapers around the world, has died aged 92. The AIA Gold medal-winning architect was best known as the designer of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, formerly the world's tallest building. Pelli, who was a senior principal at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, passed away on 19 July
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This week on Dezeen, Foster + Partners' Tulip tower was rejected over concerns for London's skyline, and RIBA announced the shortlist for the Stirling Prize. On Monday, it was announced that Foster + Partners' controversial plans for a supertall viewing tower in London had been cancelled by the capital's mayor Sadiq Kahn. Proposed for a site
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The Map House has created an exhibition of lunar maps created in the 300 years leading up to the first moon landing, which took place 50 years ago today. Mapping of the Moon: 1669-1969 contains around 80 celestial maps from the 17th century, alongside 20 moon globes and scientific instruments. London antique-map gallery and seller The Map House has put on the exhibition,
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SOM has released exterior and interior building photos of the National Museum of the United States Army, which is nearing completion in Virginia. The stainless steel-clad museum has been designed by American architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), to tell the story of America's oldest military service. The three-storey building will comprise of five pavilions
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This captioned movie shows Doug Aitken's 30-metre-tall New Horizon hot air balloon, which has a semi-mirrored body, take flight across the skies of Massachusetts. Called New Horizon, the nomadic installation will pass over several sites in the US state that are managed by the Trustees, which is a non-profit preservation and conservation organisation. LED lights are
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Bates Masi Architects has used sliding doors, decks and balconies to open up this slatted wooden home in Annapolis, Maryland to the nearby water. The New York firm designed the property on the Chesapeake Bay in Acton Cove, Maryland's capital city, which is home to the US Naval Academy and regarded as America's sailing capital.
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British photographer Benedict Redgrove has taken photographs of numerous artefacts within the NASA archive. To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, he has picked out his favourites. Over the past nine years Redgrove has photographed items within the security-sealed NASA archive for an upcoming book called NASA – Past and present dreams of the
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Palma by Unbound Babes is a waterproof sex toy disguised as piece of jewellery that can twist, tilt and be tapped to produce different vibrations. Made from surgical grade stainless steel, the vibrator is attached to a band so that it can be worn as a ring. The faceted shape of the vibrator tapers at one
The fact that Norman Foster wants to start building social housing again after 40 years is a sign that a lot of it may be about to be built, says Owen Hatherley. In the 1970s Foster designed a council estate for the first and last time. Beanhill, in Milton Keynes, was devised in the early 1970s by
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Ancient sundials and puzzling video games informed the interiors of this restaurant and bar southwest of New Delhi, designed by architecture studio Renesa. Unlocked is a bar and kitchen in the city of Gurugram that includes its own adventure-themed escape room and a selection of over 100 board games. Featuring bold hues and geometric forms,
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