Human Development

International Women’s Day photos

Yesterday (8 March) for International Women’s Day, Ending Inpunity for Violence Against Women, I was asked to take photos during the UNAIDS Executive Director Dr. Peter Piot’s address at UNESCAP. The message is sobering because as real development progress has happened in developing countries, violence against women has not been fully tackled and building a […]


Miniature Earth

Miniature Earth – If the world’s population were reduced to 100, it would look something like this… I just came across this excellently well done Flash movie/presentation. It’s quite stirring and sobering. At the UN, we’ve just finished the Stand Up Against Poverty campaign (as part of the Millennium Campaign) which set a Guinness World […]


Kofi Annan in town

Kofi Annan is in town to give His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand the first ever United Nations Development Programme Human Development Lifetime Achievement Award. I’ve just published the press release to the UNDP Thailand website (the landing page has a nice flash animation scrolling through several images of the king), as we pass […]


Long distance peek at people from home

Woah, I just spent a good part of my sleeping time surfing and reading blogs of friends from back home. Last week I practically went through the whole blog of one of my high school buddies. Tonight I speed-read through the blogs of several MCBC (and former-MCBC) folks. Some of them were “kids” when I […]


Bangkok Fashion Week

I’m just about to leave the Bangkok Fashion Week show here in the Queen Sirikit Convention Center. I’m shooting as press (for a UNIFEM photo project I’m doing to boot – of course, I’m shooting some ideas so it’s not a problem that I’m at a fashion show and shooting some scenes for UNIFEM. Anyways, […]


10 Stories the World Should Hear More About

Check this out for your Friday reading: 10 Things the World Should Hear More About The stories include: Somalia: Steps on a path to fragile peace in a shattered country Tragic blind spot in health care for women Northern Uganda: A humanitarian crisis that demands sustained focus Sierra Leone: Building on a hard-won peace Actors […]