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Education slowing AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa

...the region, formal education is emerging as a major preventative factor against new infections. They report their findings in the current issue of the unesco journal Prospects. "There needs to be a very clear message, both to the donor community and to governments in sub-Saharan Africa, that expanding qu...

The Buzz And Bite Malaria Prevention Campaign Is In Use In 50 Countries

...vention Group, UNICEF, the International Federation of the Red Cross, the Canadian Red Cross, NetsForLife, Canada Africa Community Health Alliance and unesco offices in several countries. Responding to requests, Ghana, Jamaica, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria and Uganda have received the most DVDs ...

Earth observation highlighted at UN biological diversity conference

...on on Wetlands, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the unesco World Heritage Convention, which are all supported by ESA, expressed their ...the event, UNESCO's Mario Hernandez outlined joint programmes undertaken by unesco and ESA, including mapping World Heritage sites such as in ESA's Diversity ...

20 Million Kids' Books Distributed, 25% of U.S. Children in Poverty Getting Books, 50,000 Doctors Trained: Three Key Milestones for Reach Out and Read

...eracy program featured at the White House Conference on Global Literacy, Reach Out and Read is one of only two organizations worldwide to win the 2007 unesco Confucius Prize for Literacy. This year, American doctors will give 5.4 million new books to 3.3 million low-income families in all 50 states, Was...

Cleaner water through nanotechnology

...s and the surface engineered particles. The recent report entitled 'Water for People - Water for Life' of the World Water Assessment Program of the unesco says that more than 6000 people die every day due to water-related diseases, including diarrhea, worm infections, and infectious diseases. In addition...

New Asia Pacific Statistics Reveal an Alarming Incidence of HIV in MSM

...ty, government sector, donors and a communication advisor. UNAIDS, UNDP and unesco will support APCOM as technical advisors. A coalition of governments, UN ...ernance tool for APCOM's trustees and for its members. APCOM will work with unesco in the creation of a companion website envisioned to be a clearing house fo...

Forbes Honors Susan G. Komen for the Cure Founder as Trailblazer

...h the Trailblazer Award in the past are: Nancy Lublin, Dress for Success Worldwide Executive Director; Kim Phuc Phan, Chairman, The Kim Foundation and unesco Ambassador for the Culture of Peace; Linda Fuller, Co-Founder of Habitat for Humanity; and Gloria Steinem, Founder, Ms. magazine. About Susan G. Kome...

Taj Mahal, Symbol of Love - New Seven Wonders of the World

...ut the last four centuries and is a world heritage unesco site. The new list of seven wonders funct...rs Panel of Experts and former Director-General of unesco Prof. Federico Mayor was also present at the ceremony. Earlier unesco had distanced itself from the ceremony and dismiss...

Galapagos on UN Endangered List

...ed too. Isolated some 1,000km (620 miles) off of Ecuador's coast, the islands contain much unique plant and animal life. They were protected by unesco 1978, with the boundaries extended in 2001. The volcanic islands inspired British naturalist Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. It is Ecuad...

Operation Smile, may Need to Smile Without Jessica Simpson

...York Post quoted a source Jessicas representative has however refuted this claim and said that Simpson was in Germany. She is being honored at the unesco Gala to Benefit Children in Need, in Germany. The representative said: partly for her work with Operation Smile. Jess was one of four people who are b...
UNESCO in Biological News

Springer author and advisory board member wins L'Oreal UNESCO Women in Science Award

Physicist Athene Donald is one of five women scientists who will receive the prestigious 2009 L'Oreal UNESCO Women in Science Award. She and the other recipients, each representing a different continent, will receive the awards on 5 March 2009 at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Each laureate wil...

Climate change threatens Lake Baikal's unique biota

...int US-Russian team in the May issue of BioScience. The lake is considered a treasure trove for biologists and was designated a World Heritage Site by unesco because a high proportion of its rich fauna and flora are found nowhere else. Perhaps the most alarming imminent threat stems from the dependence of t...

Afghanistan declares its first national park

...dams made of travertine, a mineral deposit. Travertine systems are found in only a few places throughout the world, virtually all of which are on the unesco World Heritage list and are major international tourist attractions. Band-e-Amir had been a destination for travelers since the 1950s, with a peak v...

Fossil fragments reveal 500-million-year-old monster predator

...being published in this week's issue of Science . The fossil fragments puzzled together come from the famous 505 million year old Burgess Shale, a unesco World Heritage Site in British Columbia, Canada. Uppsala researchers Allison Daley and Graham Budd at the Department of Earth Sciences, together with ...

ICSU launches new program to understand the human impact on Earth's life-support systems

...arch that still needs to be done, particularly in the knowledge areas that were severely lacking when the MA was being carried out. ICSUalong with unesco and the United Nations Universityhas taken the lead on this and will establish 'Ecosystem Change and Human Well-being', a major international programm...

Into the wild

...ork camps on the western side of the peninsula. Once in the wilderness, they will spend their time mapping the forests of Bystrinsky Nature Park a unesco World Heritage site developing botanical collections of specimens and seeds and gaining skills relating to their individual specialties, including co...

Harold Mooney and Peter Raven, winners of the BBVA Foundation Award for Conservation Biology

...serves on its Advisory Board. Diversitas is an international program set up by intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations like unesco that brings together scientists from all over the world to promote scientific research on biodiversity. Its goal is to generate accurate scientific in...

Scientists develop new measure of 'socioclimactic' risk

...as founded in 1964 by Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam. The center operates under a tripartite agreement among the Italian Government and two U.N. agencies, unesco and IAEA. Its mission is to foster advanced studies and research, especially in developing countries. While the name of the center reflects its beginn...

The conservation lens

...his is part of what inspired the creation of the worlds southernmost biosphere reserve. The designation of the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve (CHB) by unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in June 2005 documents how other, less-popularly known groups of organisms can moti...

Improving science, technology in Africa is aim as G-8, African, UN experts convene in Berlin

...ecember 2006 in Leipzig, Germany. Five months later, participants at the World Forum on Science for Sustainable Development, organized by the G 8 and unesco in Trieste, Italy, noted promises made at the G 8 Leaders Summit in Gleneagles, 2005, had been followed by limited action. The Network of African Sci...
UNESCO in Biological Technology

Big prize for 'small science' physicist

...ter this year." The award of the IUPAP Prize follows Dr Barnard receiving numerous Australian and international awards including; the 2008 L'Oreal unesco award for "Women in Science" and the 2009 J G Russell Award from the Australian Academy of Science. Dr Barnard will be presented with the IUPAP Pri...

Countering an approaching water crisis

...rting the WaterCAMPWS center and currently on detail to the U.S. Mission to unesco in Paris. "Ours is one of several agencies working to address the water... June 27 international water forum at the Department of State at which NSF, unesco and a number of agencies and international organizations will be joining Sh...
UNESCO in Biological Definition

Biodiversity

...t of genetic resource. A very hot debate today seeks to define whether the resource is the gene, the organism, the DNA or the processes. The 1972 unesco convention established that biological resources, such as plants, were common heritage of mankind . These rules probably inspired the creation of gr...

Culture

... member of society" while a 2002 document from the United Nations agency unesco states that culture is the "set of distinctive spiritual, material, intell...San Marco, California, United States, as of December 12, 2004. UNESCO, " unesco Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity ", issued on International Mot...

Eugenics

...mer Nazi leaders revealed to the world much of the sadistic practices of the regime and resulted in formalized policies of medical ethics and the 1950 unesco statement on race (though, notably, American domestic policy towards race issues were still highly discriminatory). Along with these other reactio...
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