Paris Press Release
|11/17/2020 - 10:56||
Picarro Partners with SOLSTEO to Enable Safer, More Responsible Ethylene Oxide Sterilization
Technology leading EtO gas analyzers, sterilization equipment and expert consulting services will now be available throughout Europe, the Middle East, and South-East Asia
|11/17/2020 - 10:53||
Atos collaborates with C-DAC to deliver Indias fastest HPC-AI Supercomputer
Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announces that the “PARAM Siddhi – AI”, India’s fastest HPC-AI supercomputer, at the C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing), an organization under MEITY (Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India) is ranked 63 on the TOP500 ranking, making it officially India’s largest and fastest Supercomputer.
|11/17/2020 - 08:07||
Research: AI to Power Climate Action Strategy
Artificial Intelligence set to help organizations cut greenhouse gas emissions by 16% in the next 3-5 years.
|11/17/2020 - 01:37||
Mosul rising: UNESCO launches an international architectural competition to rebuild Al-Nouri mosque
UNESCO calls on talents around the world to participate in an exclusive International Architectural Competition for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Al-Nouri Mosque Complex , funded by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Joining the initiative “ Revive the spirit of Mosul ” is a unique opportunity to change the lives of the people of Mosul and help them rebuild their city after Daesh’s occupation.
|11/16/2020 - 14:50||
75 years since the launch of the UNESCO Constitution
Article published on 16-11-2020 The United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) is the expression of the noblest ideals that underpin the United Nations system: ensuring international peace and cooperation through access to education, eliminating social discrimination, protecting cultural and natural heritage, encouraging communication and scientific exchange.
|11/16/2020 - 10:01||
Atos powers Europes fastest supercomputer at Julich in Germany, the most energy-efficient system in the TOP100
Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announces that the supercomputing system at Forschungszentrum Jülich, named JUWELS, based on Atos’ innovative BullSequana XH2000 platform , is today officially the fastest supercomputing system in Europe with a sustained peak performance of 44.1 HPL petaflops. It ranks #7 on the TOP500 and #5 on HPCG rankings. It is the most energy-efficient supercomputing system in the TOP100 and ranks #3 on the Green500.
|11/16/2020 - 06:04||
UNESCO Launches Survey of Judicial Operators on AI and the Rule of Law
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has enormous potential to be used for social good and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Even as it is being used to help address many of humanity’s most critical social issues, its use is also raising concerns about infringement of human rights like the right to freedom of expression, right to privacy, data protection and non-discrimination.
|11/16/2020 - 05:58||
Faith institutions launch new wave of fossil fuel divestment
Today, (16 Nov 2020) 47 faith institutions from 21 countries, including nine institutions from the UK, announce their divestment from fossil fuels as a practical response to the climate emergency.
|11/16/2020 - 04:34||
Atos announces extended collaboration with Amazon Web Services as Atos OneCloud partner
Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, announces that it has further extended its collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) as AWS is named as one of the strategic partners of Atos OneCloud, an initiative which brings together Atos’ comprehensive cloud capabilities into one powerful unique offering. This increased collaboration is a next step in the strategic alliance between Atos and AWS which started in 2012.
|11/16/2020 - 04:30||
Atos empowers clients to modernize apps & processes as part of its Atos OneCloud strategy
Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announces, as part of Atos OneCloud, a new joint strategic offering to support organizations developing smart strategies to modernize their apps and processes. This offering includes the collective capabilities and portfolios of Dell Technologies, VMware and Atos.
|11/16/2020 - 02:45||
TIM and Atos launch a strategic partnership for the development of the Cloud
TIM and Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, have signed a strategic agreement to develop a digital platform for the TIM Cloud in order to supply innovative solutions along with secure and localized public and private data management in Italy, which will provide companies and Public Administrations with speed, flexibility and immediate control of information.
|11/13/2020 - 22:09||
UNESCOs role in the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural property
Art theft and illicit trafficking of cultural property is a crime. The International Convention Against Illicit Traffic of Cultural Property, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, was adopted by the UNESCO General Conference in 1970, and provides a framework for theft prevention and the return and restitution of stolen cultural property.
|11/13/2020 - 01:48||
Finance in Common Summit: responsAbility, supported by FMO and EIB, Commits to Gender Equality: Climate fund qualifies for the 2X Challenge
Climate Fund supporting clean power in Sub-Saharan Africa and South and South East Asia applies a gender lens to its investment 50% of its portfolio companies providing quality employment for women Boosting gender equality in energy sector whose workforce only counts 32% of women.
|11/13/2020 - 00:07||
FDA issues Complete Response Letter for sutimlimab, an investigational treatment for hemolysis in adults with cold agglutinin disease
Complete Response Letter refers to deficiencies from a pre-license inspection of a third-party manufacturing facility.
|11/12/2020 - 16:21||
New project examines the impact of counterterrorism measures on residents' everyday experience in European cities
Credit: Dr Sara Fregonese A new European research project starting in January 2021 aims to provide an unprecedented international comparison of how counterterrorism and urban security change the everyday experiences of residents across cities in Europe.
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|11/12/2020 - 10:48||
SNCF Reseau optimizes its rail network monitoring and maintenance with the help of Capgemini
Paris, November 12 th 2020 – SNCF Réseau , the service provider that manages railway infrastructure in France, in partnership with Capgemini , is deploying an innovative application to optimize the supervision of its rail network in order to increase its performance and meet the growing demand for mobility.
|11/12/2020 - 10:31||
Atos contributes to enhancing First Responders safety and operations through Search & Rescue project
The new technologies that will be developed over the 3 coming years will improve the capabilities of the rescue teams by bringing more accuracy when looking for victims that could be trapped, by enabling a quick localisation or by facilitating overall decision-making.
|11/12/2020 - 08:50||
UN experts: technical team must be allowed to avert oil spill disaster threatening Yemen
GENEVA (12 November 2020) – Independent technical experts must be granted immediate access to an abandoned, rusting oil tanker that threatens Yemen and the Red Sea with ecological catastrophe, UN human rights experts said today.
|11/12/2020 - 08:32||
France is not the free-speech champion it says it is
The horrific murder of Samuel Paty, the French teacher who showed cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in a class on freedom of expression, sent shockwaves throughout France. It also forced a difficult conversation about freedom of speech and who has the right to exercise it.
|11/12/2020 - 07:55||
UNESCO and partners sign MOU on ending teenage pregnancy and gender-based violence in Kenya
UNESCO has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kenya’s National Council of Population and Development (NCPD) (link is external) , Plan International (link is external) and UN Women (link is external) to implement a media campaign on ending teenage pregnancy and gender- based violence (GBV) during this year’s 16 days of activism against gender-based violence and beyond.
|11/12/2020 - 07:34||
Policy-dialogue Forum on Strategic Education Policy during COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond in the Sub-region of Southeast Asia
UNESCO has organized a Sub-regional Policy-dialogue Forum on Strategic Education Policy during COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond on 12 November 2020. The forum aimed to explore the strategic education policy and planning during COVID -19 and beyond as well as to identify key findings of the sub-regional policy review to be reflected in the final Education Policy Review Report. Around 30 key officials and representatives from the Ministry of Education in the cluster countries, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Timor-Leste, participated in the event.
|11/12/2020 - 06:08||
Announcement: UNESCO, UNFPA and UNODC Joint Call for Proposals on Youth-led rehabilitation efforts to support local communities affected by the Beirut blast
The Beirut blast, which occurred on the 4th of August 2020, has caused severe casualties and widespread damage at all levels. The sudden devastation came at a time when the country was already severely overwhelmed with an economic and financial crisis, political and socio-economic challenges and rising rates of unemployment, poverty, and internal conflicts; as well as the risk of COVID-19.
|11/12/2020 - 04:58||
Gates Foundation announces new funds to develop COVID-19 vaccines and increase access to affordable vaccines in low-income countries
Speaking at the Paris Peace Forum today, Melinda Gates will commit an additional $70 million and urge accelerated global action to end pandemic for everyone, everywhere.
|11/12/2020 - 02:17||
EU member states approve EIB Group Climate Bank Roadmap 2021-2025
Support €1 trillion in investment for climate action and environmental sustainability in the decade to 2030 EIB Group is now aligning all financing activities from end of 2020, with goals of Paris agreement More than 50% of annual financing dedicated to green investment by 2025 More Green advisory services and financing of innovative low carbon technologies Support for green capital markets, climate change adaptation, Just Transition projects.
|11/12/2020 - 01:49||
Experts review assessment of global citizenship education and Southern African liberation history in school curricula
UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa, in partnership with SADC hosted a meeting to review the findings of a desk based study conducted to ascertain the level of integration of Global Citizenship Education (GCED) and Southern African Liberation History (SALH) in secondary school curricula in the SADC countries. The study was conducted by a team of consultants from the Human Rights Documentation Centre of the University of Namibia.
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