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[ 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
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 05:33
Bangladesh is urbanizing rapidly. The annual population growth rate of approximately 4 per cent in urban areas is more than 2.5 times that in rural areas. The majority of the urban population in Bangladesh is concentrated in a few large cities. Dhaka – with 13 million people - accounts for about 40 per cent of the total urban population (UN-HABITAT, State of the World’s Cities 2008-2009). It is... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 14, 2011 - 11:51
A UNDP-funded pilot project of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) has proved helpful in educating community about the use of modern methods to combat the menace of land degradation and desertification. The pilot project was launched in 2009 with the aim to improve local environment, combat soil degradation, alleviate poverty and enhance the living standard of local population. Please follow the... Read more

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