A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams by Michael Pollan

By Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan's unrivaled skill to attract strains of connection among our daily experiences--whether consuming, gardening, or building--and the wildlife has been the foundation for the preferred luck of his many works of nonfiction, together with the genre-defining bestsellers The Omnivore's Dilemma and In security of Food. With this up-to-date version of his previous ebook A position of My Own, readers can revisit the encouraged, clever, and infrequently hilarious tale of Pollan's cognizance of a room of his own--a small, wood hut, his "shelter for daydreams"--built together with his admittedly unhandy arms. encouraged via either Thoreau and Mr. Blandings, A position of My Own not just works to show the historical past and which means of all human construction, it additionally marks the connections among bodies, our minds, and the wildlife.

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The Panel believes that a new governance mechanism is required to provide oversight for the One United Nations at the country level. Current board structures of the United Nations system provide only for individual funds, programmes and agencies to report separately to their respective boards for their country, regional and global work. There is a need to provide operational guidance and direction to the separate organizations for the coherence and effectiveness of the United Nations system at the country level.

A clear firewall and accountability framework should be established between a repositioned UNDP support to the resident coordinator system and its reduced operations role. This will allow the full ownership of the United Nations system in the resident coordinator system (see chap. A). • A Development Finance and Performance Unit should support the Development Policy and Operations Group in providing information and analysis on United Nations system funding, expenditures and results. Streamlining and consolidation 55.

It has also concentrated on the key drivers and incentives required for coherence from a bottom-up approach. More detailed and specific proposals for further ­streamlining and consolidation to improve system-wide coherence require a more in-depth analysis than was feasible within the context of our work. The Panel believes that it is important to build on its work by further considering the 40 Governance, funding and management removal of unnecessary duplication in the United Nations system and by ensuring the clear delineation of roles and mandates.

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