기본 콘텐츠로 건너뛰기

7월, 2019의 게시물 표시

Anote Tong Former President, Kiribati Key-Notes CEO Summit Atop Salesforce Tower: Urges Climate Action

Anote Tong Former President, Kiribati Key-Notes CEO Summit Atop Salesforce Tower: Urges Climate Action Yahoo! Finance 2019.07.19. On July 18, 2019, CEOs and industry leaders from over 230 corporations gathered atop Salesforce Tower on the Ohana Floor, in solidarity for Climate Resilience and Ocean Conservation Living Museum in San Francisco- a city that declared Climate Emergency this year 230 corporate executives from the San Francisco Bay Area gathered atop Salesforce Tower to hear former President of Kiribati Climate Warrior, His Excellency Anote Tong whose tiny atoll nation in the Pacific faces the danger of drowning with Sea Level Rise due to Climate Change. Speaking at an event organized by the Aquarium of the Bay, Anote Tong expressed concerns while pointing to the dangers of inaction and regulatory capture of policy makers. Faced with the notion of 'climate refugees', he stated the need for awareness and action. "We must educate ourselves, others a

Former president of Kiribati tells SF to step up fight as climate change threatens to swallow his island country

Former president of Kiribati tells SF to step up fight as climate change threatens to swallow his island country San Francisco Chronicle 2019.07.17. It was shortly after taking office in 2003 that he realized the peril his country was in, Tong said in an interview with The Chronicle at the Fairmont hotel in San Francisco. “The responsibility of my country fell squarely on my shoulders,” Tong said. “When the science started coming in, it was a matter of urgency.” He’s now sending a statement to CEOs in the Bay Area, reminding them that companies can either be “complicit or helpful” in stopping the further warming of the planet. Since leaving office in 2016, he has spent his time speaking to leaders around the world on the global efforts needed to save countries like his own. “This is a battle we’re in —a huge, unprecedented battle,” Tong said. “I wonder if these companies can use their resources to change our world for the better.” When he visits cities like San Francisco

[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] Have a great responsibility to do something greater to the world

Have a great responsibility to do something greater to the world Waris Dirie, A Human Rights Activist Who Publicized the Issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to the World We’re all human beings, and if you have a problem, we should all jump on it and try to stop the problem. This is the problem of the world. Because we are so (concentrated on ourselves). We got to open our minds and hearts, and we can all help each other, to eliminate all problems. Each one of us on this planet has responsibilities. So it’s not one person solving the problem. It’s all of us. Including mother nature. It’s all of our problems. We all have a great responsibility to do something greater to the world. If we all wait for somebody, how do we solve all the problems? The point is, can “I” do something about it. Am I able to do this? Yes, I can. You all have that responsibility to do something. For more videos on our past laureates, visit: https://www.y

Waris Dirie to Become One of the Juries in the Milan Fashion Film Festival

Giorgio Armani at the head of the Fashion Film Festival Pambianco News 2019.07.10. Giorgio Armani will be leading the sixth edition of the Milan Fashion Film Festival. The designer will play the role of president of the jury of the event sponsored by the municipality of Milan, which for the first time will be staged from 6 to 10 November at the Palazzo del Cinema Anteo and no longer in September, on the days when the city hosts Milan women's fashion. The festival founded by Costanza Cavalli Etro in 2014 once again sets itself the goal of consolidating the relationship between the city of Milan and fashion, rewarding young talents. Guided by Armani, the jury will include photographer Cass Bird, the founder of Osklen, Oskar Metsavaht, the model and human rights activist, Waris Dirie, the editorial director of Self Service, Ezra Petronio, the actress Cristiana Capotondi, the director art by Pirelli HangarBicocca, Vicente Todolí , fashion critic Angelo Flaccaven

[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] Kindness and compassion to others

Kindness and compassion to others Waris Dirie, A Human Rights Activist Who Publicized the Issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to the World I would say, there’s one meaning to life. And there’s one thing we are living for, in our life, and that’s love.  When I say love, it’s not just love.  It’s love to you, love to others.  Kindness and compassion will make the world a better place. Selfishness and self-absorption will not get us anywhere. Segregation, judging others, will not get us anywhere.  But togetherness and understanding is what we need in this world. For more videos on our past laureates, visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtPzSUuFFHQZr-Cv7YRr2Fg/featured

Akinwumi Adesina to launch foundation against hunger, poverty

Akinwumi Adesina to launch foundation against hunger, poverty PM News Nigeria 2019.07.15. Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank (AfDB), is to launch World Hunger Fighter’s Prize and Fellowship foundation with a view to ending global hunger. A statement issued by the bank on Sunday in Abuja, said that the foundation would also work toward lifting millions of people in Africa out of poverty. According to the statement, the World Hunger Fighter’s Prize Foundation in partnership with the World Food Prize Foundation, USA, is establishing the Borlaug-Adesina Fellowship. It said that the fellowship programme would present opportunity to outstanding African youths between the ages of 21 and 30 years. “The Borlaug-Adesina fellows will be selected and announced at the annual World Food Prize Dialogues in Iowa, USA. “The fellows will be provided with opportunities to gain exposure and experience at International Agricultural Research centres in the w

Twenty-five years of Emergency in concert between satire and solidarity

Twenty-five years of Emergency in concert between satire and solidarity Mangiatori Di Cervello  2019.07.11. Milan. June 29, 2019. The civic arena welcomed a great concert dedicated to Emergency and its 25 years of activity. Emergency is a non-governmental and non-profit organization that offers free care in countries affected by health emergencies caused by conflict, poverty or natural disasters. Many guests participated in this night of solidarity: Luca Barbarossa, Daniele Silvestri, Nada, Nina Zilli, The Third Secret of Satire, Chiara Galiazzo, Paolo Rossi, the Stato Sociale group, Nino Colonna and of course, the founder of Emergency, Gino Strada, who was interviewed by Luca Bottura. Gino Strada proposes the construction of a psychiatric hospital for the world’s political leaders and tells of these twenty – five years: “We must know how to continue to resist. Intensify the practices of peace, solidarity. Do not give space to all lies, slanders. We live in an in

[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] What is "GOVERNANCE"

What is "GOVERNANCE" Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank Governance is about the ability to transform the lives of people.  Not in the far future, but bringing that far future to now.  So, leaders are supposed to be restless people. Restless, because, the people that need water, the people that need food, that are hungry, that need medication care, those people don’t want it 10 years from now. They need it right now.  So, accountability is very important to poor people. We must have the humanity in us to say that always hear, listen all you do, hear the voices of the poor. They are not just the numbers. The are people we hope and expectations and desires for themselves and for their families.  So, governance, you are not doing them any favor. You are doing what you are supposed to do. To see more videos related to Sunhak Peace Prize, visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtPzSUuFFHQZr-Cv7YRr2Fg/videos

The Remarkable Story of Anthony, President Akinwumi Adesina's Adoptive Son from Madagascar

The Remarkable Story of Anthony, President Akinwumi Adesina’s Adoptive Son from Madagascar Africa News 2019.07.05. Three years ago, Anthony, then 11, showed signs of stunted growth as observed by African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina during a visit to Madagascar’s Bas Mangoky region. To the Bank chief, the boy looked no more than 5 years of age. “I was transfixed by one of the children attracted by my helicopter landing. He was so small that I was convinced he could be no more than 5 years old,” recalls President Adesina. “I asked him his name and he told me it was Anthony. But his voice was not that of a 5-year-old child. I was shocked to discover that he was 11. He was suffering from severe malnutrition.” This was on 2 August 2016 and the story could have ended there. President Adesina could have continued his tour of the region, where rice production had tripled, from two to six tonnes per hectare, thanks to the decisive interventio

Gino Strada's Emergeny in Kabul

Afghanistan, 6 dead and 50 school children injured in an attack in Kabul la Repubblica 2019.07.01. Around 100 people were hit this morning by a series of explosions in the PD16 district - police district 16 - of Kabul, the Afghan capital. The balance is at least six dead, 50 of whom are injured among the wounded. The attack took place just as the peace talks between the US and anti-government forces aimed at ending a war that began on October 7, 2001 are underway in Doha. It was about 9 am, the streets were full of people. In the district where the explosion took place there are military and government buildings, the Afghan Football Federation and the Afghan Cricket Council. It is an area in which there are many schools, in fact many of the victims are children. The White House condemns "the cruel attack". Donald Trump announces that the US will maintain a strong intelligence presence in Afghanistan after troop withdrawal. "In Afghanistan we will leave

[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] Fight against Female Genital Mutilation

Fight against Female Genital Mutilation Waris Dirie, A Human Rights Activist Who Publicized the Issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to the World Q. You were the first person to claim to fight against female genital mutilation.  Did you have any concerns or think that it could be dangerous to you? I don’t look at the possibility, or think about how it will be, or what it would be like.  There was a problem I couldn’t stop thinking about, and I didn’t think about anything else.  Because if you do think about it, you never make it.  I don’t think about the ifs.  I knew that it was something I had to do,  and I went for it.   For more videos on our past laureates, visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtPzSUuFFHQZr-Cv7YRr2Fg/featured

African Development Bank President attends historic African Union summit, decries child marriage

African Development Bank President attends historic African Union summit, decries child marriage EIN News 2019.07.09. The president of the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina joined continental leaders in Niger for an African Union summit which saw the official launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement – the world’s largest free trade area since the formation of the World Trade Organization. The agreement, ratified in April, will cover a market of 1.2 billion people and an estimated gross domestic product (GDP) of $2.5 trillion, across all 55 member States of the African Union. The Bank has been central in shaping the AfCFTA agreement, setting its strategy and format and approving a $4.8 million grant to the AU for the establishing of the Secretariat and to accelerate its roll out. Nigeria made history at the summit by becoming the 54th African country to sign up. Commending all the parties involved for bringing this h

Anote Tong Former President, Kiribati to Key-Note CEO Summit atop Salesforce Tower

Anote Tong Former President, Kiribati to Key-Note CEO Summit atop Salesforce Tower CISION PR Newswire 2019.07.02. On July 17, 2019, CEOs and industry leaders from over 150 corporations will gather atop Salesforce Tower on the "Ohana" Floor, to focus on the vision for a Climate Resilience and Ocean Conservation Living Museum being proposed in San Francisco. The non-profit (501c3) Aquarium of the Bay is California's only Smithsonian Affiliate, that has served millions of visitors on Pier #39 for 23 years. This Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredited, award winning institution holds over 23,000 animals in its care in its 750,000 gallon saltwater tanks, including sharks, bat rays, octopus, sturgeons and squids, among others, offering 70,000 children free education each year. An international team of experts is involved in conceiving the BayEcotarium- a living museum- to address the challenges of climate change, ocean acidification, clean energy,

[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] What is leadership?

What is leadership? Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank Leadership is about transparency, it is about accountability. it is about the poor.  We have to make sure that the poor get out of poverty that must be dignity in development.  And I am a firm believer in the fact that, maybe because of my history of growing out of the poor of poverty, is that, there is no dignity when you actually take what’s belongs to the poor away from them.  We must be accountable for the poor. And that’s what transparency does. To see more videos related to Sunhak Peace Prize, visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtPzSUuFFHQZr-Cv7YRr2Fg/videos

Bonn Climate Conference Ends with UN Call to Fully Deliver on Paris Agreement Mandates

Bonn Climate Conference Ends with UN Call to Fully Deliver on Paris Agreement Mandates 2019.06.27. United Nations Climate Change Bonn, 27 June 2019 - The 2019 UN Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB50) wrapped up today after having considered a large number of decisions for adoption at the UN Climate Change Conference in Santiago, Chile at the end of the year (COP25, 2-13 December). In addition, countries and other stakeholders showcased and shared numerous best practices of effective climate policies and technologies. “Governments have made progress in several important areas,” said UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa. “But whilst the mood was constructive, we need to resolve all outstanding issues by COP25 in order to live up to our collective responsibility and ensure that ambition is raised to the extent that the worst impacts of climate change can be avoided.” While the meeting took place, multiple heat records were broken for June in Europe, including in the

News: “Desert Flower” to premiere at the Theater St. Gallen

News: “Desert Flower” to premiere at the Theater St. Gallen Kulturpoebel-All that Musical 2019.06.30. The Theater St. Gallen will show the world premiere of the musical “Desert Flower” by Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen (music), Frank Ramond (lyrics) and Gil Mehmert (book and director) from February 20, 2020. The play is based on the eponymous autobiographical novel (1998) by Waris Dirie, which was filmed in 2009. The musical is about Somali Waris Dirie, who had to undergo female genital mutilation at the age of five and escaped forced marriage at the age of 14 from her nomadic family. In London, she is discovered as a model after numerous odd jobs at the age of 18 and has since worked for many well-known fashion brands. From 1997 to 2003, Dirie was UN Special Ambassador against the circumcision of female genitalia. Currently, there are 15 confirmed dates of "Desert Flower" at the theatre between February 20, 2020, and May 29, 2020, on the board. The cast is

[2019 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate] I'm a human rights fighter

I'm a human rights fighter Waris Dirie, A Human Rights Activist Who Publicized the Issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to the World I am a human rights fighter, or a human rights soldier.  I fight for rights of women and girls from around the world.  I’m doing this because of the problem I am facing now, which is female genital mutilation. So this problem is thousands of years old,  and it’s been going on for so long because of lack of information and the lack of empowerment for women around the world. That’s why we ‘Desert Flower’ focuses on education for girls.  25 years ago, it was 70 percent, and now it’s 7 percent.  So it was a big change.  A big positive change. The world is aware of the problem.  The more people know,  the more people will do something about it. For more videos on our past laureates, visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtPzSUuFFHQZr-Cv7YRr2Fg/featured

Sea Watch, Gino Strada against Salvini: “He is a criminal”

Sea Watch, Gino Strada against Salvini: “He is a criminal”  The World News Italian News Platform  2019.06.30. Gino Strada, the founder of Emergency, attacked Minister Salvini regarding the management of the Sea Watch vessel. Gino Strada threw himself against Matteo Salvini regarding the case of the Sea Watch ship. The founder of Emergency had some very harsh words for the far-right interior minister in Milan during the 25th anniversary of the humanitarian association. The words of Gino Strada Gino Strada, born in Sesto San Giovanni in 1948, started the NGO Emergency together with his wife Teresa Sarti in 1994. He expressed his opinion about the case of the Sea Watch ship: he wanted to defend the captain Carola Rackete. "I am in solidarity with the captain of the ship and I would have acted exactly like her," said Gino Strada. "When there was a war in Afghanistan, no one allowed themselves to stop an ambulance. Today, however, there are people in our Parlia