Tag: Environment

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World Science Day 2017

Today, the complexity of the world’s issues goes beyond the framework of a single discipline. Sciences, technology and innovation provide key answers to build peace and bolster sustainable development. We need more integrated science to strengthen water management, to ensure the sustainable use of the ocean, to protect ecosystems and biodiversity, to tackle climate change and…
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United Nations 72nd Session of the General Assembly

The General Debate opens today and continues through September 25th with the theme, ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet’.

Global Peace Picnic 2017

Our third annual collaboration with the City of Chicago’s World Music Festival and commemorating the UN International Day of Peace.

Climate Action, Heroes, and Preparedness

What we can learn from Hurricane Harvey Harvey hits Louisiana as Texas hunts for survivors. Texas Governor warns “[the] worst is not yet over.” Selfless displays of courage and humanity amid unfathomable disaster in the New York Times article Moments of Hope and Inspiration Rise Above the Chaos of Harvey. “The Netherlands is pioneering—and, where…
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“An Inconvenient Sequel” Film Screening and Reception

About “An Inconvenient Sequel“ In the follow up to An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant – as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never…
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Give the Globe a Shot

“You only have to care about one thing for it to be your platform. For you to make change.” – Karen Olivio “You have to be courageous enough to say “this is what I believe” and encourage those to have the conversation, but to also listen.” – Jonathan Kirkland Six members of the Chicago cast…
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2017: A New Year for the UN and USA

2016 was a landmark year. For the first time in the same year, we saw the selection of both a new U.S. President and a UN Secretary-General, with new shifts in our political leadership nationally and abroad.