This Debate is part of a global event hosted by the BBC and 50 other broadcasters around the world. The debate explores the causes of and cures for the enduring problem of severe poverty which still affects many people in the world. It was recorded in front of a live audience in Johannesburg earlier this year. On the panel are Tony Blair, former UK Prime Minister; Oby Ezekwesili from the Open Society Foundation, Africa and a former Nigerian government minister; Moeltesi Mbeki, South African author and Chair of SA Institute of International Affairs; and Vandana Shiva, Indian activist, environmentalist and scientist. Chaired by Zeinab Badawi. BBC Wold News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-radio-and-tv-20398513 BBC World Radio: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p010n7vq URL: http://youtu.be/KNIEb3injpc
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Powering development in the 21st century was the topic of a debate that aired on BBC World News television channel and also on BBC World Service radio on 16 and 17 July. Filmed during the Vienna Energy Forum at the Hofburg Palace in June 2011, the debate features Srikumar Banerjee, Secretary of Department of Atomic Energy, India; Elizabeth Dipuo Peters, Minister of Energy, South Africa; Peter Droege, President of Eurosolar, Germany; and Kandeh K. Yumkella, Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The debate is moderated by BBC World News presenter Zeinab Badawi. The UN General Assembly named 2012 as the International Year for Sustainable Energy for All. The UN Foundation has launched a website for the Year: www.SEFA2012.org The 2011 Vienna Energy Forum, organized by UNIDO, the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), brought together more than 1,200 participants from 125 countries including heads of state, policy-makers, experts, civil society and the private sector. A total of 99 key speakers from 45 different countries facilitated the discussion on how to overcome energy poverty and how to move from declarations of intention to tangible action on the ground. Participants at the Vienna Energy Forum called for bold steps and strategic public-private partnerships to guarantee universal energy access by 2030, including by expanding the use of renewable energy sources. The World Debate is a monthly programme on the BBC World News channel which aims to convene panels that engage in a robust exchange of views.
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Communication is critical to success in business and life. Concerned about an upcoming interview? Anxious about being asked to give your thoughts during a meeting? Fearful about needing to provide critical feedback in the moment? You are not alone! Learn and practice techniques that will help you speak spontaneously with greater confidence and clarity, regardless of content and context. Recorded on October 25, 2014, in collaboration with the Stanford Alumni Association as part of Stanford Reunion Homecoming and the Graduate School of Business Fall Reunion/Alumni Weekend. Speaker: Matt Abrahams, ’91 Matt Abrahams is a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, teaching strategic communication; he also teaches public speaking in Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program.
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As part of The Youth Parliament debate, in an excellent session on the topic 'The Political class of India has failed to meet the aspirations of India's youth', the youth representatives spoke as equals with the members of the establishment. Speaking 'For' the topic are Kiran Bedi, Social Activist & Retired IPS officer; Yogendra Singh Yadav, Social scientist & Political activist; Aashay Sahay, Delhi; and Aashwin Chhabria, Chennai. And, speaking 'Against' the topic are Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for Corporate Affairs; Harsimrat Kaur Badal, MP, Fawaz Shaheen, Aligarh; and Vipul Nanda, Bangalore. The debate session has been moderated by Arnab Goswami, TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief; and Shankar Raghuraman, Senior Editor, The Times of India Download the Times Now India's Election HQ app and get all the election info at one go. Click here: http://bit.ly/1iwcRBr Social Media Links :- Facebook - http://goo.gl/CC7rGc G+ - http://goo.gl/O1iEp5 Twitter - http://goo.gl/uHYsqP Also visit our website - http://goo.gl/XPUXe8 To Stay Updated Download the Times Now App :- Android Google Play : https://goo.gl/zJhWjC Apple App Store : https://goo.gl/d7QBQZ
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A Billion Go Hungry Because of GMO Farming: Vandana Shiva
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Check out our new website for more incredible documentaries: HD and ad-free. https://goo.gl/LwMcmY 3.5 million children are growing up in poverty in the UK. It’s one of the worst rates in the industrialised world and successive governments continue to struggle to bring it into line. Struggling & without a voice, 'Poor Kids' shines a light on this pressing issue. Want to watch more full-length Documentaries? Click here: http://bit.ly/1GOzpIu Follow us on Twitter for more - https://twitter.com/realstoriesdocs Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RealStoriesChannel Instagram - @realstoriesdocs Poor Kids was produced by True Vision Productions. If you wish to find out more the people featured in this documentary then go to http://truevisiontv.com/foundation Content licensed from Digital Rights Group (DRG). Any queries, please contact us at: [email protected] Produced by TRUE VISION PRODUCTIONS LTD
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In an engaging session, 'The Young Turks: The Future of Identity Politics' on Day 2 of India Today Conclave 2018 in Mumbai, young Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti leader Hardik Patel, former President of Students' Union Kanhaiya Kumar, former JNU students' union vice-president Shehla Rashid, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha national media in-charge Rohit Chahal and right-wing columnist Shubhrastha participated in the discussion which was centred on identity politics among the youth. #LetsConclave18 #IndiaTodayConclave2018 The India Today Conclave 2018, in its seventeenth edition, returns to Mumbai, with two scintillating days of provocative ideas, powerhouse performances, thoughtful debates and brilliant short films. This edition of the #IndiaTodayConclave charts a new course amidst stranger tides and lets you navigate the all-new map of the world. Uncover. Engage. Experience. Immerse. Find your way as the world tilts on its axis.
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Is ageing a disease? One that can be 'cured'? BBC's Gabriela Torres meets the self-experimenters and scientists who are trying to dramatically extend our lives. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog World In Pictures https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBX37n4R0UGJN-TLiQOm7ZTP Big Hitters https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBUME-LUrFkDwFmiEc3jwMXP Just Good News https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBUsYo_P26cjihXLN-k3w246
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When natural resources like timber, water and mineral deposits can be extracted from ecosystems, they become assets with dollar values that can be bought and sold internationally and enable developing countries to grow and participate in the global economy. If growth is the key to emerging from poverty, then this might seem like a good thing. But what if these same resources being sold to richer nations come from an ecosystem that people depend on for their livelihood? What if new growth is actually proportional to the creation of new poverty? The cult of 'growth' has dictated policy for decades. But if well-being, not growth, is our goal, selling resources that bring long term wellbeing to communities for short term gain is a very bad deal. Hard as it may be for the West to understand, protecting the ecological resources of communities might be more important than GDP figures. Vandana Shiva holds a PhD in physics, but is best known as an environmental, and anti-globalisation activist and as a leading figure of 'ecofeminism.' Shiva is based in India and is the author of over twenty books, including Staying Alive and Biopiracy. She is a former recipient of the Sydney Peace Prize. Chair: Simran Sethi is an award-winning Indian American journalist. She is currently undergoing a research fellowship at the University of Melbourne in Australia on the loss of agricultural biodiversity in our food system. http://sydneyoperahouse.com/ideas Subscribe and find more videos from Ideas at the House: http://www.youtube.com/ideasatthehouse Get a new talk every week on our podcast: Audio - https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/sydney-opera-house-ideas-at/id640445035 Video - https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/sydney-opera-house-ideas-at/id640444896 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/IdeasAtTheHouse Twitter - https://twitter.com/ideasatthehouse
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Director-General of UNIDO, Kandeh K. Yumkella, interview on the BBC show - Rendezvous with Zeinab Badawi - 19 May 2012. The show also featured the Co-Chair of the UNSG's High-Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All and CEO of the Bank of America, Charles O. Holliday and Cherie Blair, barrister and wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair.
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BBC 1 The Big Questions 6th January 2013 Nicky Campbell presents The Big Questions from the Harris Academy in Peckham, south London. He asks: Is the Pope right to condemn capitalism?; And can the Holy Spirit move you? Amongst those taking part are Jonathan Bartley from Ekkelsia; the Reform Rabbi, Laura Janner-Klausner; Abihjit Pandya from the LSE; the businesswoman, Christine Brown-Quinn; Charles Foster, medical law barrister; the geneticist, Aarathi Prasad; the former Lib-Dem MP, Dr Evan Harris; Dr Trevor Stammers, medical and bioethicist from St Mary's University College, London; Natalie Drew from the Gay Family Web Fertility Centre; Pastor Clement Okusi from Potters House Pentecostal Church; Michelle Moran from Catholic Charismatic Renewal; Jeremy Carrette, author of Selling Spirituality: The Silent Takeover of Religion; and Abdullah Al Andalusi from Muslim Debate Initiative
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West Lake Restaurant in South China’s Changsha can safely call itself the biggest Chinese restaurant in the world, with its staff of 1000 working 5000 tables and serving no fewer than 150 ducks per day and 200 snakes per week. The words of the restaurant’s powerful female owner, the staff and guests are used to paint a picture of modern China.
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Varun Sivaram argues for the motion that 'This House is Proud to be Patriotic'. SUBSCRIBE for more speakers ► http://is.gd/OxfordUnion Varun Sivaram opens the case for the proposition with an intriguing question: "Why is America the best country in the world?" Sivaram takes a wry look at this question, and recounts that America leads the world in only three categories: number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of people who believe angels are real, and defence spending -- where America spends more than the next 26 countries combined. However, Sivaram elucidates what patriotism isn't -- "It's not extreme, blindfolded or disparaging", but rather "an affinity for, and identification with, one's country". Moreover, he advocates how patriotism is a transcendent extension of our interpersonal relations, and that nationalism and jingoism are merely distortions of the term. Filmed on Thursday 14th November 2013 MOTION: This House is Proud To Be Patriotic RESULT: Defeated. STAY CONNECTED: Facebook @ http://fb.me/theoxfordunion Twitter @ http://www.twitter.com/OxfordUnion Oxford Union Website @ http://www.oxford-union.org/ ABOUT VARUN SIVARAM: Varun Sivaram is a Rhodes Scholar and former Senior Advisor to the Mayor of Los Angeles. ABOUT THE OXFORD UNION SOCIETY: The Union is the world's most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. It has been established for 190 years, aiming to promote debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.