This week in New York City: delegates from all over the world will take part in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Find out about the issues to be discussed and events taking place here: http://j.mp/12gMqYc.
At the same time, an online campaign asks indigenous peoples to post their photos, videos and stories online. More details are available on the Proud To Be Indigenous Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/13dPGms
New Micro Tutorial—Drum Machine 101 with Redrum! We'll get you started with the basics of this classic rhythm box. And if you're already intimately familiar with it, we all have that one friend who doesn't "get" drum machines. This might be the perfect video to show them!
Monday is International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Get more info here: http://j.mp/apmjQN
A week full of activities to Remember Slavery came to a close in New York City last Friday with a special concert taking place at UN Headquarters. Watch the concert here: http://webtv.un.org/meetings-events/
This photo was taken at the 2012 concert. Credit: UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras
This year the focus is on the global problem of high blood pressure which affects more than one in three adults worldwide.
High blood pressure, a largely hidden disease due to its lack of symptoms, is a major contributor to heart disease and stroke – which together make up the world’s number one cause of premature death and disability.