Nominations Open for 2018 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards

Americas, Events, News, September 10 2018

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… Continue Reading »

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

Events, News, Webinar, September 5 2018

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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… Continue Reading »

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

Asia-Pacific, Europe, Events, News, September 5 2018

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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… Continue Reading »

CRPD Committee Opens its 20th Session

Europe, Events, News, August 31 2018

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… Continue Reading »

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

Africa, Events, ICT, News, August 28 2018

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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… Continue Reading »

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

Americas, Events, August 21 2018

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;… Continue Reading »

UNDP Joins Consortium to Develop Safe AI for SDGs

Events, ICT, News, August 20 2018

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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… Continue Reading »

Earth Overshoot Day: World Consumes Annual Resources Budget in Seven Months

Events, News, August 16 2018

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NEW YORK, USA: The world overshot its annual resources budget for 2018 in just seven months, according to the Global Footprint Network, which means that people are consuming nature’s resources 1.7 times faster than the planet’s ecosystems can regenerate them. Earth Overshoot Day, which takes place when the annual demand on… Continue Reading »

Chief Sustainability Officers Exchange Lessons on Transforming Businesses

Americas, Events, August 15 2018

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NEW YORK, USA: A half-day event hosted by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in the margins of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) explored how businesses can accelerate “systems transformation.” Featuring four panels consisting primarily of chief sustainability officers, the event titled, ‘Business and the… Continue Reading »

World Bank Group Announces New Commitments on Disability Inclusion

Europe, Events, News, August 15 2018

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LONDON, UK: On July 24th, 2018, at the Global Disability Summit, co-hosted by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DfID) in partnership with the Government of Kenya and the International Disability Alliance, the World Bank Group (WBG), along with other Summit participants, announced its set of ten commitments to accelerate global action for disability-inclusive development in… Continue Reading »

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