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APSARA: the Evolution of the Paper Plane

Drones can be useful to deliver food or medical supplies to remote areas, but it is sometimes problematic to retrieve them after drop-off. APSARA could be the solution: the one-way drone is made of biodegradable material and can simply decompose after use. Read on

 Javier Morales

Not a Lost CAUSE: The Organisations Tackling The Digital Arms War

Private companies are developing and selling surveillance systems to countries around the world, often with little thought about the consequences of their international exports. A global coalition has been formed, calling on them to take responsibility for their actions, and ensure that their technologies aren’t being used to facilitate human rights abuses on the other side of the world. Read on

Mark Reidy

Conflict and Violence: No Child's Play

Children used in armed conflict is a sad reality in a number of countries, and an increasing source of distressing news stories. A United Nations campaign has been working to help stop this practice, helping countries ensure that no children are recruited as child soldiers in their national security forces, and stop and prevent the violence against children in conflict zones. Read on

 MONUSCO Photos

Drones and Satellites For Good - Keeping the Peace

In February of this year, the UN released a report calling for an upgrade in the technological tools deployed by peacekeeping forces. More specifically, they advocated an increase in the use of drones in humanitarian efforts, highlighting their ability to monitor and curb outbreaks of violence, and to gather information about the situation within conflict zones. Read on