60 Powerful Photos From Space That Give You A New Perspective On Our Planet. Earth View. We Did All That in 50 Years! NASA image service. Earth. Lunaria. Sidereal & Synodic Months Animation. Zodiac. Division of the Ecliptic into ArcsDwazdahan The ecliptic strip or belt in the celestial sphere (in whose confines the Sun’s describes a path) which is commonly divided into 360 degrees.
The ecliptic is further divided into twelve arcs known in Middle Persian Zoroastrian texts as dwazdah-an "the twelve ones" each 30° long. Each arc contains a named group of stars called a named constellation or group of prominent stars. The twelve constellations, dwazdah-akhtaran, together make up the Zoroastrian (and other) zodiac (Middle Persian, dwazdahan Modern Persian, زودیاک zudik). International Day of Peace. International Day of Peace logo The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on 21 September.
It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access. The day was first celebrated in 1982, and is kept by many nations, political groups, military groups, and peoples. World Humanitarian Day. World Humanitarian Day is a day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.
It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as part of a Swedish-sponsored GA Resolution A/63/L.49 on the Strengthening of the Coordination of Emergency Assistance of the United Nations, and set as 19 August. It marks the day on which the then Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Iraq, Sérgio Vieira de Mello and 21 of his colleagues were killed in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad. History The designation of 19 August as World Humanitarian Day is the outcome of the relentless efforts of the Sérgio Vieira de Mello Foundation and his family working closely with the Ambassadors of France, Switzerland, Japan and Brazil in both Geneva and New York to table and steer the draft Resolution through the General Assembly.
Commemoration See also References External links Earth Day, April 22. USDOC/NOAA/NESDIS/National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) Home Page.
Seven Generations. Modern Culture. Societal Gumbo. World population. World population estimates from 1800 to 2100, based on "high", "medium" and "low" United Nations projections in 2010 (colored red, orange and green) and US Census Bureau historical estimates (in black).
Actual recorded population figures are colored in blue. According to the highest estimate, the world population may rise to 16 billion by 2100; according to the lowest estimate, it may decline to 6 billion. The world population is the total number of living humans on Earth. As of March 26, 2014, it is estimated to number 7.156 billion by the United States Census Bureau (USCB). The USCB estimates that the world population exceeded 7 billion on March 12, 2012. According to a separate estimate by the United Nations Population Fund, it reached this milestone on October 31, 2011. Population by region Six of Earth's seven continents are permanently inhabited on a large scale.
Attunement. Praxis Peace Institute. Download the PDF of this article “Hope remains only in the most difficult task of all: to reconsider everything from the ground up, so as to shape a living society inside a dying society.” - Albert Camus In a scene from the film, Ulysses’ Gaze, Harvey Keitel is drinking with a friend in a Belgrade bar.
The Yugoslav war is raging. In a mood of escalating intoxication, the duo toasts a string of people they knew years earlier. In the end, Keitel stands, lifts his glass and proposes a toast: “To the world that has not changed though we have dreamed so much!” As the senselessness of war meets with cynicism and resignation, we seem trapped in a mythos that limits human nature and human possibility. While it is not possible to witness our history with its endless cycles of war and exploitation and still be a total optimist, it is important to avoid the self-fulfilling cynicism that perpetuates war and exploitation.
Time Machine » The Progress of Humanity and Consciousness through Time « Deep Spirits. Cyberspace and the Dream of Tielhard de Chardin. Progressive Catholics have long cherished Teilhard de Chardin and his unique and mystical vision, and for those of us who have only recently discovered the New Cosmology, his discovery is as great an epiphany as the encountering of Hildegard, Julian of Norwich, or any of the other mystics who testify to Divine immanence.
Teilhard was a man possessed of rare vision who was capable of remythologizing his faith to fit the "facts" that his scientific studies convinced him of. His was not a God "out there" who disapproved of humans hypothesizing about or even tampering with the Creation.
Worldwide Things. The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 6th June 2007 In considering the possibility of providing meaningful answers to the following questions, it is useful to be clear about the unconventional nature of this initiative.
This is indicated on the home page -- clarifying explanations and documents are also accessible from the pull-down menus (above). These all suggest that conventional answers to the following questions would be misleading. Union of Intelligible Associations. Association Context of the Union of Imaginative Associations. The World Factbook. The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all who write to us. Contact Information Submit questions or comments online By postal mail: Central Intelligence Agency Office of Public Affairs Washington, D.C. 20505 By phone:(703) 482-0623Open during normal business hours. Worldwatch Institute. Five Things You Should Know About Model UN.
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Advocacy AgendaFind a ChapterModel UNHuman RightsUNA-USA/Seton Hall Study ProgramUpcoming Events Members receive access to a range of exclusive benefits such as events at the UN and across the United States, as well as opportunities to advocate, host Model UN conferences, and connect young professionals to UN experts. Join UNA-USAFor MembersModel UN ResourcesAdvocacy ResourcesYoung ProfessionalsStudent AllianceCouncil of Organizations. Members and partners. In a Supplementary Protocol to the Convention on the OECD of 14 December 1960, the signatory countries agreed that the European Commission should take part in the work of the OECD.
European Commission representatives work alongside Members in the preparation of texts and participate in discussions on the OECD’s work programme and strategies, and are involved in the work of the entire Organisation and its different bodies. While the European Commission’s participation goes well beyond that of an observer, it does not have the right to vote on decisions or recommendations presented before Council for adoption. Useful links. PBS World Channel Home. Mondo Earth. Earth Scientia. New Earth Space. Geo Loco.