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What is the ROI of physical activity for children and young adults? What is the Tenth Review Conference on the NPT and why should you care? Cybersecurity: How does the news media covers it?
Twitter Spaces on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
What is the Tenth Review Conference on the NPT and why should you care?
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How much of a threat nuclear weapons are at the moment with the on-going hostilities in Ukraine?
This Monday at 6 pm CET, 12 noon New York time, we will have a panel of experts discuss the Tenth Review Conference on the Non-Proliferation Treaty of Nuclear Weapons that took place over the month of August in New York, at the UN headquarters, and just wrapped-up last Friday.
Marc Finaud, Fellow at the Geneva Center for Security Policy
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Marc Finaud is currently a Senior Fellow at the Geneva Center for Security Policy, where he was previously leading activities related to Arms Proliferation. He is the founder of Marc Finaud Consulting, and a former diplomat representing France at the Conference on Disarmament, among many other arms proliferation fora. He is the author of L’ARME NUCLEAIRE.
Dr. Lionel Fatton, Webster University, Twitter @LionelFatton
Lionel Fatton is Assistant Professor of International Relations and Outreach Coordinator to UN and NGOs, at Webster University Geneva. He is also a Research Collaborator at the Research Institute for the History of Global Arms Transfer, Meiji University, Tokyo.
His research interests include international and security dynamics in East and Southeast Asia, China-Japan-US relations, Japan’s security policy, civil-military relations and Neoclassical realism.
He is currently writing a book on Japan's Foreign Policy titled: Japan's Rush to the Pacific War: The Institutional Origins of Overbalancing
Jean-Marie Collin, ICAN France, Twitter @jmc_nonukes
Jean–Marie Collin is an expert in the fields of nuclear deterrence, disarmament, arms control and nuclear non-proliferation with particular expertise on French nuclear policy. He is associate researcher in the Group for Research and Information on Peace and Security (GRIP) and spokesman of ICAN France.
UNESCO launches a new global sports education initiative and campaign to make children and adolescents move
“Physical inactivity, mental health issues and social inequalities are three intersecting crises that have been aggravated by COVID-19. New UNESCO data revealed that 78% of physical education teachers reported that the mental and physical health of their students worsened during the pandemic”.
We interviewed Philipp Muller-Wirth, Chief of UNESCO’s Sport Section, on the new initiative that will mobilise cities, private sector, and government partners to make sports education a priority in the curriculum and life of young adults and children.
Several studies show the impact of sports on mental and physical health, including one on the economic and public health impact by the Union of European Football Associations that estimates that 40 Billion Euros are lost each year by not having children and adolescents participate in sports, in football (soccer) alone.
Now UNESCO will focus on a program that will gather and analyse data to support the development and inclusion of sports education in the curriculum of primary and secondary schools, as well as high-schools around the globe.
Fit of Life was launched last November at UNESCO’s General Conference. While still in the designing phase this ambitious global initiative has already received expressions of interest from France and Russia.
From the private sector comes NIKE (that is supporting the data analysis component at this initial phase to measure ROI (Return on Investment) on health and well-being.
The economic impact is estimated to be huge also if you think how the sector will generate well-paid jobs and will contribute to less spending on public health issues such as obesity and the nefarious results of sedentary lifestyles. Teenagers and children are spending inordinate amounts of time in front of screens nowadays.
The National and International Olympic Committees, the International Para-Olympic Committee, the Commonwealth, the WHO are on-board, and various governments through their ministries of health, education, and sports have demonstrated interest.
Fit for Life has also gathered strong interest from various academic institutions in the US, including Harvard, to develop studies and policies that will connect the dots on the ROI (Return on Investment) of this initiative.
Listen to our interview.
Cybersecurity: How does the news media covers it? What are the regulatory processes currently underway at the UN?
Listen to the recording of our past Twitter Spaces below.
Listen to the recording of the Twitter Space
Michael B. Farrell is editor in chief of CyberScoop magazine. He was media director for Synack Inc., a cybersecurity company, for the past two years.
Dr. Serge Droz is a senior IT-Security expert and seasoned incident responder. After more than twenty years work in different CSIRTs he now works as a senior adviser for the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.
Laura Kirkpatrick reports on the United Nations, foreign policy, diplomacy as well as foreign and U.S. politics. She is an editor, writer and researcher who has covered international, national and civic social enterprise and development, women's issues and the media for Gannett Publications, PassBlue, ESPN and other media outlets.
Alexander Urbelis, Esq. is senior counsel in the New York office of law firm Crowell & Moring, and a member of their Privacy & Cybersecurity Group. Alex has more than 20 years of experience in the information security community as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Chief Compliance Officer, in-house counsel, and private practice litigator.
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