Antechinus: Richard Falk — Anger Over My UN Apartheid Report Shows Israeli Weakness on the Facts of the Matter in Relation to Palestine

06 Genocide, 07 Other Atrocities, 08 Wild Cards, Corruption, Government, United Nations & NGOs
Antechinus

Richard Falk: The anger at my UN ‘apartheid’ report shows Israel’s weakness

Denunciations of the report by the recently designated American ambassador at the UN, Nikki Haley, and by the firebrand Israeli diplomat, Danny Danon among others, is part of a trend in recent years in which supporters of Israel move to close down critical discussion rather than to respond substantively. Such tactics are a reflection of how weak Israel’s positions have become on such contested issues as settlements, excessive force, Jerusalem residency, discriminatory laws and regulations, and diversion of water.

Jan H. Kalvik: Introducing Robert David Steele to the Norwegian Defence & Intelligence Communities

Collaboration Zones, Communities of Practice, Information Operations (IO), Key Players, Liberation Technology, NATO Civ-Mil Ctr, Officers Call, Policies, Threats, United Nations & NGOs
Jan Helge Kalvik
Jan Helge Kalvik

Defence and intelligence Norway

Introducing Robert David Steele

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We are happy to introduce Robert David Steele as a new contributor to Defence and Intelligence.

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Sepp Hasslberger: UN & WHO Sterilizing Women in Kenya, Covertly, Via Tetanus Vaccines

07 Other Atrocities, United Nations & NGOs
Sepp Hasslberger
Sepp Hasslberger

Should vaccines be used for covert agendas of birth control? They are, apparently, in Kenya…

According to LifeSiteNews, a Catholic publication, the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association is charging UNICEF and WHO with sterilizing millions of girls and women under cover of an anti-tetanus vaccination program sponsored by the Kenyan government. The Kenyan government denies there is anything wrong with the vaccine, and says it is perfectly safe.

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Yoda: Sustainable Development Cost Estimates

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Cost of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

$1.3 trillion a year or 11% of GDP in international dollars. This assumes conventional financing and conventional technologies and conventional processes.

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Advance Order (15 Jan 15): Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data is Changing the Face of Humanitarian Response

Advanced Cyber/IO, Crowd-Sourcing, Drones & UAVs, Geospatial, Governance, Innovation, Liberation Technology, Resilience, United Nations & NGOs, Worth A Look
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Amazon Page

This book shows us once again why Patrick Meier is a thought leader in leveraging emerging technologies for social impact. His book captures the enormous possibilities and avoidable pitfalls of big data, social media and artificial intelligence in crisis contexts. Digital humanitarians can be powerful agents for social change but ground-truthing what we see and hear digitally is more important than ever.
—Aleem Walji, Chief Innovation Advisor, Leadership, Learning, and Innovation, World Bank Group

Phi Beta Iota: The book title and description from the publisher are misleading.  This is not a book about Big Data. It is a book about distributed human networks using open source information technologies to achieve situational awareness with a speed and precision that the entire US secret intelligence community (which costs $100 billion a year) cannot match.

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UN Paper: Beyond Data Monitoring – Achieving the Sustainability Development Goals Through Intelligence (Decision-Support) Integrating Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, and Open Source Everything

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Beyond Data Monitoring – Achieving the Sustainability Development Goals Through Intelligence (Decision-Support) Integrating Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, and Open Source Everything

BACKGROUND RESEARCH PAPER

Submitted to the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

DOC (23 Pages): Beyond Data Monitoring 3.4

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2014 Robert Steele Applied Collective Intelligence

2014 Steele on Intelligence in Ecuador (English)

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Yoda: UN Explores Data Revolution

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Got Crowd? BE the Force!
Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Thinking, they are.

Towards a Data Revolution

This summer UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon established the Independent Expert Advisory Group (IAEG) to provide concrete recommendations on how to achieve a Data Revolution for sustainable development. The IEAG report – due in early November – will be a crucial opportunity to explain how better quality and more timely data can transform development. The group is also looking for innovative approaches to data collection, publication, and use.

To solicit input from all communities of practice – particularly academia – the IAEG is hosting a public consultation at undatarevolution.org to solicit input into its work until October 15, 2015In spite of the short notice, we strongly encourage you to submit your ideas and suggestions for the data revolution. Please share this message widely and provide your comments on the IEAG website.

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Sepp Hasslberger: Beautiful Woven Refugee Tents Get Their Power from the Sun Read more: Beautiful Woven Refugee Tents Get Their Power from the Sun

01 Poverty, 06 Family, Design, Materials, Resilience, United Nations & NGOs
Sepp Hasslberger
Sepp Hasslberger

Beautiful Woven Refugee Tents Get Their Power from the Sun

Designer Abeer Seikaly has developed a practical yet elegant solution to the need for lightweight, mobile, and structurally sound shelters for disaster zones.

The Canadian-Jordanian’s Weaving a Home project not only provides flexible, transportable shelter, but also incorporates water collection, solar power generation and solar water heating into the design.

Each tent has its own water collection system, utilizing the natural channels formed by the skin to direct water to the storage point. By using a fabric with strong thermal properties, the tents can alsoconvert solar radiation into power and heat collected water for showering.

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Reference: Legitimacy and peace processes – from coercion to consent

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Contributing Editor Berto Jongman

Grounded legitimacy exists when the system of governance and authority flow from and is connected to local realities.

One helpful progression is when armed militias are able to migrate toward becoming non-violent domestic political actors.

PDF (134 Pages):

2014 Legitimacy and peace processes

“One function of a peace process can be understood as providing a structure to accommodate diverse or competing sources of, or claimants to, legitimacy in conflict-affected states and societies, and to cultivate broad consent on a satisfactory way forward for peace”

 

UN High-Level Panel on Post-2015 Development Agenda

United Nations & NGOs

A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development: The Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

30 May 2013

PDF (81 Pages): UN High Level Panel Post-2015 May 2013

Eradicating extreme poverty is central, with a focus on hunger, water, sanitation, education, and healthcare.

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Patrick Meier: Humanitarianism in the Network Age: Groundbreaking Study

Crowd-Sourcing, Geospatial, Governance, Innovation, United Nations & NGOs
Patrick Meier
Patrick Meier

Humanitarianism in the Network Age: Groundbreaking Study

My colleagues at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have just published a groundbreaking must-read study on Humanitarianism in the Network Age; an important and forward-thinking policy document on humanitarian technology and innovation. The report “imagines how a world of increasingly informed, connected and self-reliant communities will affect the delivery of humanitarian aid. Its conclusions suggest a fundamental shift in power from capital and headquarters to the people [that] aid agencies aim to assist.” The latter is an unsettling prospect for many. To be sure, Humanitarianism in the Network Age calls for “more diverse and bottom-up forms of decision-making—something that most Governments and humanitarian organizations were not designed for. Systems constructed to move information up and down hierarchies are facing a new reality where information can be generated by any-one, shared with anyone and acted by anyone.”

The purpose of this blog post (available as a PDF) is to summarize the 120-page OCHA study. In this summary, I specifically highlight the most important insights and profound implications. I also fill what I believe are some of the report’s most important gaps. I strongly recommend reading the OCHA publication in full, but if you don’t have time to leaf through the study, reading this summary will ensure that you don’t miss a beat. Unless otherwise stated, all quotes and figures below are taken directly from the OCHA report.

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Graphic: Top Ten Threats to Humanity – Relevance of Open Sources & Methods

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Download as ppt:  Ten Threats and Open Source

Original appearance:  2008 Open Source Intelligence (Strategic)

Ten threats from:  High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change, A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility (United Nations, 2004)