August 03, 2006

Aug. 3, 2006: #2 UN University: Learn how or what to think?

United Nations University

The studies listed on the website are instructive. One may be able to figure out the philosophy from the studies listed. {There are more.} Where do students learn to think, to question, to look at alternatives? This looks more like a "university" which will tell students what to think, not how to think.

International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture ... Funding Strategy of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.

UNU-IAS at United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), 5th Session ... the feasibility of establishing a UNU Research Centre on traditional knowledge.

Comment ... the establishment of a new UNU Research and Training Center on Traditional Knowledge.

Biological prospecting in Antarctica ... Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM)

Access to Medicines and Innovation for Neglected Diseases ... Intellectual property and health ... developing countries push for an alternative to the existing patent system ...

Swimming in the same sea ... Oceans and the Law of the Sea to discuss "ecosystem approaches and oceans".

International trade and sustainable forestry ... trade discussions between developed and developing countries ... South American International Conference.

Ecosystem services derived from biodiversity conservation ... Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) ...


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