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    Spatially Awhere: Bridging the Gap Between Leading and Lagging Regions

    INTERNATIONAL: As the world urbanizes rapidly, international experience has shown that economic activities concentrate in a relatively small number of places – it is estimated that only 1.5% of the world’s land is home to about half of global production. Such economic concentration is a built-in feature of human settlement development and a key driver… Continue Reading »

    Building Safer, More Inclusive, and More Resilient Cities

    JAPAN: From April 23–27, 2018, representatives from 16 cities in 13 countries visited Japan for a Technical Deep Dive on Safe, Inclusive, and Resilient Cities to learn from one another about improving urban safety, inclusion and resilience. In this video, Jefferson Koije (Mayor of Monrovia, Liberia), Ellen Hamilton (World Bank Lead Urban Specialist), and Phil… Continue Reading »

    Qaderoon Members Join Forces to Raise Awareness on World MS Day

    JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA: Qaderoon Business Disability Network along with its members Almarai Company, Savola Group, Nesma Holding, Saudi Airlines Catering and Swaed organization launched a campaign on social media to raise awareness about persons with multiple sclerosis, in alignment with the International Day of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) on 30 May 2018. The campaign, developed in… Continue Reading »

    Civil Society CRDP Forum at COSP on Monday 11 June

    Are you attending the 11th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD?  Do not miss the Civil Society Forum / Day of General Discussion on Art 4 (3) and 33 (3) on Monday 11 June! The 11th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons… Continue Reading »

    TIA Launches Network Service Assurance Program

    ARLINGTON, VA; USA : The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, announced on May 30th a new Network Service Assurance Program. As part of TIA’s Technology Solutions community, this multi-year program will bring together carriers, suppliers, consultants, auditing firms, and others, to help establish best practices for the most… Continue Reading »

    HKBU Develops World-first Metal-based Probes for Detection of Dopamine Receptors, a Cancer Biomarker

    HONG KONG, CHINA: A team at Hong Kong Baptist University has developed the world’s first iridium(III)-based probes for imaging dopamine receptors in living cells. The discovery has enhanced the understanding of dopamine receptors in carcinogenesis, and the findings can be potentially developed as a novel early cancer detection technology. A team led by Dr Edmond… Continue Reading »

    Actiview Announces Access for the Blind and Hard of Hearing to Watch Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Berkeley, CA, USA: Actiview, a Bay Area based technology company, is providing support for all Blind/Low Vision and Hard of Hearing attendees of the new film Solo: A Star Wars Story, nationwide. Starting June 1st, 2018, the Actiview app will be enabled with Audio Description and Amplified Audio tracks that people can download on their mobile phone and… Continue Reading »

    Call for Inputs to the Review of 47 Countries at HLPF

    CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR COUNTRIES REVIEW AT HLPF Are you from and/or work in the following countries? Albania, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Benin, Bhutan, Cabo Verde,  Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Guinea,  Jamaica, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic,  Lebanon,  Mali,  Mexico, Namibia, Niger, Paraguay, Qatar, Republic of the Congo,  Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, State of Palestine,… Continue Reading »

    Australian Hospitals Aren’t Equipped to Meet the Demands of Obese Patients

    AUSTRALIA: Obesity and related disabilities are on the rise in most countries, and Australia is no exception. With almost two in three Australian adults qualifying as overweight or obese, the issue has become an epidemic in the country. Obesity puts both children and adults at risk of developing a myriad of chronic diseases, including heart disease, high blood… Continue Reading »