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    #10Things Campaign Raises Awareness on Climate Action

    NEW YORK, USA: Climate Week NYC launched the ‘10 Things’ campaign. The campaign has released each of the ten Things to raise awareness of climate change and accelerate climate action in the days between the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) and Climate Week NYC. The GCAS, which took place in San Francisco, US, from 12-14… Continue Reading »

    Qaderoon Network Conducts “Persons with Disabilities Supportive Work Environment” Workshop in Cooperation with Swaed Association

    SAUDI ARABIA: On Wednesday, September 18, 2018, “Qaderoon” Network, in cooperation with “Swaed” Association for physical disability, organized a workshop on persons with disabilities supportive work environment at Holiday Inn Corniche Hotel in Al Khobar. The workshop aimed at introducing trainees to the basic concepts of disability and its accommodations, while identifying elements of disability… Continue Reading »

    Nominations Open for 2018 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards

    ALBERTSON, NY, USA: Viscardi Center has announced an official call for nominations for the 2018 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards, an international award series recognizing exemplary men and women with disabilities. Recipients will be honored at a ceremony at the Mutual of America Building in New York City on December 4. The Henry Viscardi Achievements Awards commemorate the… Continue Reading »

    New Webinar! Sustainable Development Goals in the UN Regions: The Engagement of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities

    INTERNATIONAL: The European Disability Forum (EDF) is delighted to announce its new webinar on Tuesday, 11th September on the Sustainable Development Goals. DATE: Tuesday, 11th September 2018 TIME: 16:00pm – 17:00pm, Belgium time Everyone is encouraged to register! Speaker and content Orsolya Bartha, Senior Advisor at International Disability Alliance, will be the speaker. Orsolya will provide… Continue Reading »

    From Robotic Vision to Instant Internet: ETRI Showcases Five Consumer Electronic Technologies of the Future

    BERLIN, GERMANY: Korean researchers will demonstrate how to transmit data faster than the blink of an eye at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA), the world’s largest trade fair for consumer electronics, taking place in Berlin, Germany from Aug. 31 to Sept. 5. High-speed cloud service, robotic vision, and harmful media detection are also among the technological… Continue Reading »

    CRPD Committee Opens its 20th Session

    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND:  The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities opened its 20thsession starting on August 27th, 2018; during which it will review Algeria, Bulgaria, Malta, Philippines, Poland, South Africa and The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. It will also initiate the second cycle of review under the simplified reporting procedure by adopting list of issues prior to reporting on… Continue Reading »

    UN-AU Conference Showcases ICT Innovations to Attract Youth to Agriculture

    AFRICA: A two-day conference on youth employment in agriculture has highlighted opportunities to tap the potential of Africa’s vast youth population to contribute to sustainable development of the continent. With an estimated 60% of Africa’s 1.2 billion population being under the age of 25, the discussions underscored the need to create tens of millions of… Continue Reading »

    HLPF Concludes with Vote on Ministerial Declaration, Concerns about “Power of Mandate” and Those Left Behind

    NEW YORK, USA: The UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) concluded its 2018 meeting by voting to adopt a Ministerial Declaration on the theme, ‘Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies.’ The eight-day session also: heard 46 countries’ Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs), highlighting plans and efforts to implement the SDGs; reviewed six of the 17… Continue Reading »

    UNDP Joins Consortium to Develop Safe AI for SDGs

    NEW YORK, USA: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has joined a consortium of companies, academics, and NGOs working to ensure that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is developed in a safe, ethical and transparent manner. Through the partnership, UNDP’s Innovation Facility will support the testing and scale-up of AI for the SDGs. The Partnership on AI was founded… Continue Reading »