Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Friday, November 25, 2011 - 10:27
In a rare visit to the Somali capital by a senior United Nations official, Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, announced on Thursday that she had secured a commitment from the Prime Minister and President of Somalia to end the recruitment of children by the Transitional Federal Government. "Completion of an action plan... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 09:25
Is there a conflict between the green agenda and the poor? The green agenda is future-oriented after all, while the poor need help right away. MIT has produced a chart that shows what the two groups have in common--and where their differences lie. Both are concerned with we interact with nature. Both want to make our lives better. But in some areas, there could be conflict: one group may need... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 16:04
Environmental issues are highly prioritized in the worldwide agenda and are also a priority theme for South-East Europe. The countries from the Region are in need of expertise, technology products and equipment. 'Save the Planet' will present the latest solutions in waste management, recycling and environment and will encourage the foreign investments and creation of public-private partnerships.... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 15:59
The 8th edition of the South-Еast European Exhibition and Congress on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE & RES) Exhibition will showcase the latest equipment, technology and services from the energy sector focusing on the numerous environmental challenges facing the countries of  South-East Europe. Increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy application is the best way for... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 15:47
The solar industry enters a new phase of its development and is taking the lead in the global energy mix. According to Mr. Ingmar Wilhelm, president of the European Photovoltaic Association (EPIA) 'The important declining costs, the validity of the ecological footprint and new innovative features are creating today's good climate for investment in PV technology, which is on the way to becoming a... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 14:16
Since the beginning of the epidemic, the protection of human rights has been an integral component in the response to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The high degree of stigma and discrimination associated with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) has made human rights protection not only a priority to ensure the rights of people living with and at-risk for HIV, but to address public... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 12:47
ICASA 2011 focuses on the theme, "Own, Scale-up and Sustain". This is a conference that serves as an advocacy platform to mobilize African leaders, partners and the communities to increase ownership, commitment and support to the response;provides a forum for exchange of knowledge, skills and consolidation of experiences and best practices in Africa and around the globe to scale up evidence-based... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 10:51
The ICEC 8th World Congress will build on previous successful congresses to foster international exchange and friendship in the pursuit of promoting excellence in professional practice within the built environment. Participants will discover a lively intellectual exchange in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The 3-day program will include keynote talks to highlight some of the major developments... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 10:40
Climate change is one of the key challenges to mankind in the 21st century. Even under drastic cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions, climate change adaptation will be necessary for decades to come. Although varying over time and space, the impacts of climate change are likely to exacerbate food insecurity, increase the number of people affected by weather-related disasters, trigger economic... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 10:28
The 2012 Geospatial World Forum will focus on the theme 'Geospatial Industry & World Economy'. In tune with the theme, the conference shall touch on the dimensions and directions of geospatial industry and shall attempt to bring forward and project its utility, contribution and relevance to several important industries contributing to the economy of the world. The Forum is a platform of... Read more