Already more than half of humanity lives in urban areas. During an evening of film screenings and discussion, we explore these tensions and what solutions can be found to make cities places that leave no one behind.
A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 26 June to Sunday 1 July from Foresight News By Nicole Hunt Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Israel on Monday, where he’s scheduled to attend the unveiling of a national memorial to Red Army soldiers killed during World War II. Putin is also due to meet […]
Shouldn’t all presidential inauguration celebrations include a wrestling competition? Last Thursday Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj was sworn in as Mongolia’s new President. Along with a military parade in Ulan Bator’s Sukhbaatar Square opposite Parliament, there was a concert staged at the Cultural Palace. But sports fans in Mongolia were not disappointed. A wrestling competition to mark the […]
It had to be exactly 12:06 pm. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj set the time of his swearing-in ceremony to become the fourth President of Mongolia in a symbolic nod to the year Genghis Khan was proclaimed ruler of the Mongol Empire. Dressed in a gold-coloured traditional deel, Elbegdorj took the oath of office today at Parliament in […]