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Can we make the globe a better place in 15 years

16 Oct 2015 soolmaz neishaboori
Is it possible to overcome international crisis such as hunger, poverty, and gender inequality or stop climate change in the next 15 years? According to the governments we can. They, agreed to a new series of Global Goals for the development of the world to 2030. Michael Green, an expert in Social p...

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Which country does the most good for the world?

10 Feb 2015 Morvarid Akhbari
Policy advisor Simon Anholt has dreamed up an unusual scale to get governments thinking outwardly: The Good Country Index. In a riveting and funny talk, he answers the question, "Which country does the most good?" The answer may surprise you (especially if you live in the US or China).

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Photos that bear witness to modern slavery

07 Feb 2015 Morvarid Akhbari
For the past two years, photographer Lisa Kristine has traveled the world, documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images — miners in the Congo, brick layers in Nepal — illuminating the plight of the 27 million souls enslaved worldwide.

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Why domestic violence victims don't leave

20 Sep 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
Leslie Morgan Steiner was in “crazy love” — that is, madly in love with a man who routinely abused her and threatened her life. Steiner tells the dark story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help br...

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How to make filthy water drinkable

13 May 2014 Milad Moodi
Too much of the world lacks access to clean drinking water. Engineer Michael Pritchard did something about it — inventing the portable Lifesaver filter, which can make the most revolting water drinkable in seconds. Don't miss the amazing demo!

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Religions and babies

02 Apr 2014 Milad Moodi
Do some religions have a higher birth rate than others -- and how does this affect global population growth? Speaking at the TEDxSummit 2012 in Doha, Qatar, he graphs data over time and across religions. With his trademark humor and sharp insight, Hans reaches a surprising conclusion on world fertil...

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Global population growth, box by box

06 Mar 2014 Milad Moodi
The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth. This is the paradoxical answer that Hans Rosling unveils at TED@Cannes using colorful new data display technology.

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Let's talk crap. Seriously

14 Nov 2013 Milad Moodi
It's 2013, yet 2.5 billion people in the world have no access to a basic sanitary toilet. And when there's no loo, where do you poo? In the street, probably near your water and food sources -- causing untold death and disease from contamination. Get ready for a blunt, funny, powerful talk.

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