North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

NATO Flag North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) NATO’s purpose is to guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means. The 30-member alliance, was formed in 1949 to counter the then Soviet Union. Political – NATO promotes democratic values and enables members to consult and cooperate on defence and security-related issues …

REDD Monitor

Logo REDD Monitor – redd-monitor.org – explores the contradictions and controversy behind the harebrained scheme to allow continued greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels by offsetting these emissions against “avoided deforestation” in the Global South. Key [email protected] HeadlinesBusiness as usual at WWF Germany: Conflict of interest allegations; Executive Director resigns; Whistleblower threatened with dismissal; …

World Heritage Committee

Logo The World Heritage Committee (WHC) – whc.unesco.org/en/committee – meets physically annually, and consists of representatives from 21 of the States Parties to the Convention elected by their General Assembly. The Committee is responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, defines the use of the World Heritage Fund, and allocates financial assistance upon …

Cacti Links

Photo: Organ Pipe National Park (Some rights reserved) What would those in the know like others understand about cacti? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Videos How to Grow Christmas Cactus for lots of Flowers WikipediaCactusSchlumbergera Planeta.com

International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

Logo Launched in 1965, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) – icomos.org – is a professional association that works for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage places around the world. Key [email protected] CalendarOn April 18, @ICOMOS celebrates the International Day for Monuments and Sites.icomos.org/en/what-we-do/focus/18-april-international-day-for-monuments-and-sitesHashtag: #IDMS WikipediaInternational Council on Monuments and Sites Planeta.com

UNESCO Links

Photo: Ron Mader, Oaxaca (Some rights reserved) What would those in the know like others understand about UNESCO? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesBlinken says Israel supports a US return to UNESCO – Times of IsraelNew head of Unesco world heritage centre wants to put Africa on the maphttp://blog.ucsusa.org/adam-markham/us-withdrawal-from-unesco-will-undermine-collaboration-on-science-and-culturehttp://foreignpolicy.com/2017/10/11/u-s-to-pull-out-of-unesco-againhttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/12/us/politics/trump-unesco-withdrawal.htmlhttp://www.theguardian.com/environment/planet-oz/2016/may/30/australias-censorship-of-unesco-climate-report-is-like-a-shakespearean-tragedyhttp://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/41265http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/aug/22/urbanicide-unesco-heritage-tourism-new-york-disneyland-hipstershttp://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/11/08/us-loses-unesco-vote/3473381/Las publicaciones de la …

Mexico City Links

Escudo Ciudad de México What would locals like others know about Mexico City? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random order: HeadlinesHow Explore Mexico City by Bike with EcoBiciTaking In Mexico City’s History By Canoe And Bike – NPR @ckahnWhat It’s Like to Visit Mexico City Now – BloombergLa calle de Corregidora y su hermoso …

UNLV Links

Photo: Ron Mader, Library (Some rights reserved) What would insiders like others to know about UNLV? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: FeaturesForget the What: It’s the How and Why That Really Matter UNLVOrientation SurplusUNLV Surplus Warehouse, 1325 East Flamingo, Suite C, Wednesday-Friday, 1-4pmg.page/UNLVSURPLUS HospitalityUNLV Hospitality – Flickr – @UNLVHospitality Lifelong Learningolli.unlv.edu – …

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Logo The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies – coralcoe.org.au – undertakes research for sustainable use of coral reefs. Key Linkscoralcoe.org.auFacebook – [email protected] About the CentreThe ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies undertakes world-best integrated research for sustainable use and management of coral reefs. Funded in July 2005 under the Australian …