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[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 21, 2011 - 10:39
UN-HABITAT has teamed up with the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and the United Nations Academic Impact agency to stage a glittering urban design exhibition in the visitor's lobby of the world body's global headquarters. The exhibition showing some 60 displays from 23 countries, is open daily to the public through 9 January 2012, and is intended to depict inclusive urban design... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 - 11:04
Experts detailed New York's economic, social and environmental challenges on Tuesday in "Zoning the City," an urban planning conference held in midtown. New York City Planning, Harvard's Graduate School of Design and Baruch's Real Estate Insitute sponsored the conference, which recognized the 50th anniversary of New York's first zoning resolution in 1961. But much of the talk focused on the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 - 10:12
A technology company in Maryland has developed a speed bump that captures the kinetic energy of the cars driving over it and sends it back into the grid. New Energy Technologies, the company in question, says the cost of the construction is paid back in energy created in 2-3 years: "It is targeting installations in parking lots, border crossings, exit ramps, neighborhoods with traffic calming... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 11:19
Montreal, 14 November 2011 – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) joined with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to launch the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity at its headquarters in Paris. The event took place in conjunction with the thirty-sixth session of the UNESCO General Conference and coincided with the launch of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 11:13
Montreal, 14 November 2011 – On 11 November 2011, Gabon, became the first Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Nagoya Protocol, which was opened for signature in February 2011, will enter into... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 10:24
The “European African Alliance Conference 2012” is the first of several conferences relating to Africa. This conference will focus on, "Development Initiatives, Trade Relations and Interregional Cultural Exchange in the European African Alliance," with the view to explore and evaluate Africa’s and Europe’s role in the field of Cultural Diplomacy. This conference will focus and analyze political... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 10:12
The ICD Young Leaders Forum Annual Conference 2011 is part of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy’s Annual Academic Conference during which Cultural Diplomacy initiatives; key political, economic and social shifts and the changes in the International System are discussed. This year's conference will focus on "Cultural Diplomacy and International Relations; New Actors; New Initiatives; New... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 10:03
The “ICD Annual Academic Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2011” is the concluding conference of the Institute’s Cultural Diplomacy year. The conference will focus on the theme, “Cultural Diplomacy and International Relations: New Actors, New Initiatives, New Targets”, and is aimed at reviewing, debating and evaluating the year in terms of Cultural Diplomacy.  This end of year academic conference... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 09:51
The EU & Cultural Diplomacy Conference is the first of a series of four conferences dedicated to enhancing awareness and understanding of international governing institutions and their role in promoting cultural diplomacy across the world. The conference, focused on the European Union, is an international conference organized by the Institute for Cultural and Democracy and other leading... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 09:40
The London International Human Rights Congress is an international Conference held annually by the Institute for Cultural and Democracy (ICD) and other leading organizations in a different global capital city. The aim of the conference this year is to reflect on the operation and application of Human Rights with particular focus on Immigration and Integration. This will be based on the theme, "... Read more

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