The Maya - their soaring pyramids, monumental cities and mythical mastery of astronomy and mathematics have captured our imaginations and spurred generations of explorers into the jungles of Central America on a quest to understand them. Lost World of the Maya surveys their dramatic rise to prominence in the 'pre-classic era' of the Maya as well as new evidence of the collapse of their civilization in the 800-900's AD.
Morgan Freeman travels around the world in search of a greater understanding of the concept of freedom. From solitary confinement and forced labor camps to social taboos and laws that hinder speech and expression, freedom seems to be a constant struggle. As individuals and as entire nations, we are confronted with the question: Will we all ever be truly free? Exciting evidence emerges of civilizations lost for centuries under the waves, from mysterious underwater pyramids off the coast of Japan to the fabled city of Atlantis itself. Using cutting-edge graphics to reveal what's actually lying on the seafloor, and insight from the world's top marine archaeologists, Drain the Oceans finds the answers. In this episode of UpFront, we discuss the surveillance industry and how it is operating unchecked with Ron Deibert, the director of Citizen Lab, a cybersecurity watchdog group in Canada and Luis Fernando Garcia, the director of R3D, a digital rights organisation in Mexico.
And in a special interview segment, we take stock of the international community's efforts to combat climate change with Nigerian environmental activist Nnimmo Bassey.
00:22 Surveillance industry
14:21 Climate change
- We must build a new normal where persons with #disabilities are fully included in work, politics, education, sports and leisure. The UN #COSP13 conference will chart the way.
Building back better means better for everyone! That includes persons with disabilities.
The Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP) is one of the largest and most important global forums on disability issues.
Held under the presidency of Ecuador, the 13th annual session will feature remarks from the President of the General Assembly and the United Nations Secretary-General live from the General Assembly, along with recorded remarks from prominent disability advocates from around the world.
- Luis Gallegos, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador as President of the Conference,
- Volkan Bozkir, President of the General Assembly,
- António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations,
- Danlami Umaru Basharu, Chair of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,
- Gerald Quinn, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,
- Maria Soledad Cisternas, Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Disability and Accessibility
- Idriss Alzouma Maiga, Civil Society representative