In 2009-2013, as a part of the UN Action Plan implementation, WHO contributed to the inter-agency International Chernobyl Research and Information Network (ICRIN) project. A joint effort by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the WHO, the project aimed to alleviate the stigma of psychological impact in society, encourage self-reliance, and empower local communities through information and knowledge about the true impact of the accident.
Titta di Girolamo apparently has a regular and tedious life with nothing strange a part from his own name (as he uses to say). He lives in a Hotel in Lugano (Switzerland) since almost ten years, spending his days waiting for something we don't know. His life is too rigid, too detached following a flat routine. Titta ignore everyone and probably he has no emotions at all. Basically there is no story. But one day he decided, breaking all his personal rules, to exchange some words with Sofia, the hotel's barmaid. Incredibly all the situation change, emotions, love, mafia, death come back violently into Titta's life. Written by 1felco
Synthetic biology is a new technology that represents a shift from exploitation of genetic resources to lab production of synthetic biological entitles. As a consequence of this transition, synthetic biology will potentially eradicate the interest in genetic resources located in developing countries. This will lead to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to not recognize any benefit sharing as it is established by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The disruptive character that synthetic biology involves could be even greater if intellectual property rights (IPR) create barriers to accessing new synthetic biological inventions. This paper explores the impact that synthetic biology will have in the regulation on access to genetic resources and benefit sharing under the CBD and IPR.