22nd Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice #SBSTTA2018

Montreal – This week the 22nd Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice #SBSTTA2018 to the Convention on Biodiversity takes place. The meeting helps build the agenda for the upcoming CBD COP14. SBSTTA-22 will consider the following agenda items: Digital sequence information on genetic resources Risk assessment and risk management of …

Mexico 2018 Elections

Mexico Flag Mexico’s 2018 Federal elections took place on July 1, 2018. For those following Mexico on the web, we have compiled some of the headlines, videos and key links. Outcomes Third time’s the charm (la tercera es la vencida) for Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Key Links http://www.ine.mx http://centralelectoral.ine.mx https://www.pscp.tv/INEMexico https://www.youtube.com/user/IFETV https://twitter.com/inemexico Questions = Preguntas …

How to tweet about world heritage at #42WHC

Hashtags There are many fans of world heritage around the world, keen on learning what’s taking place in Manama, Bahrain during the 42nd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, June 24 to July 4, 2018. Hashtag: #42whc As the session winds down, this preview and how-to guide will transition toward a recap, particularly paying …

USA: Immigration Policy Change and Protests

Spotlight on the zero tolerance program of the Trump Administration. In June 2018, networks broadcast live from the USA/Mexico border. Questions What are the immigration proposals? Who are the local reporters, activists and politicians working along the border? Headlines July 2018 http://thehill.com/latino/395592-trump-compares-border-enforcement-to-keeping-people-off-your-lawn June 2018 https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/06/22/politics/donald-trump-pro-publica-sound/index.html http://www.msnbc.com/andrea-mitchell-reports/watch/obama-s-homeland-security-chief-jeh-johnson-speaks-on-border-crisis-1261060675949 https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/20/im-ashamed-of-what-theyre-doing-backlash-grows-for-trump-and-his-aides-655498 http://www.msnbc.com/hardball/watch/trump-to-congress-on-zero-tolerance-the-images-are-bad-for-us-1259514947763 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44303556 https://www.vox.com/2018/6/11/17443198/children-immigrant-families-separated-parents https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/us/family-separation-migrant-children-detention.html http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/reporter-migrant-children-incarcerated-in-texas-facility.html https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Trump-Admin-Will-House-Migrant-Kids-in-Tents-in-Tornillo-Texas-485601591.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2018/06/14/jeff-sessions-points-to-the-bible-in-defense-of-separating-immigrant-families Romans …

Celebrating Matariki (2018)

Poster: Matariki New Zealand – Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. Celebrations begin on the day of the first new moon following the rising of the star cluster. Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star …

Digital Humanities Conference #DH2018

Hashtags Mexico City – The 2018 Digital Humanities Conference starts with a brilliant keynote from one of the web’s most innovative weavers @JanChvzSanti Hashtag: #DH2018 The event engages diversity and dialogue in digital research and teaching across all arts, social sciences and humanities. The 2018 conference marks the first time that the conference will take …

25th Regular Session of the CEC Council

Poster Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) – http://www.cec.org – held its annual Regular Session of the CEC Council, composed of the environment ministers of Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The Council Chair, US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, hosted Canadian Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna and Mexico’s …

Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger

Photo: UNESCO/Brandon Rosenblum, Reef June 26, 2018 UNESCO Press Release The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Manama since June 24, decided Tuesday to remove the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System from the List of World Heritage in Danger. The Committee considered that safeguarding measures taken by the country, notably the introduction of a moratorium on …