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  • European cultural heritage on the path of disaster resilience

      Another important step toward disaster resilience and risk prevention was this week in Turin, Italy. The European Commission is financing the ResCult (“Increasing Resilience of Cultural Heritage”) project, which is aimed at protecting heritage sites – of historical, cultural and religious interest - from the risk of […]

  • UN declares war on ocean plastic

    23 February 2017 – UN Environment launched today an unprecedented global campaign to eliminate major sources of marine litter: microplastics in cosmetics and the excessive, wasteful, usage of single-use plastic by the year 2022. Three European countries, Belgium, France and  Norway are among the first nine coungtries to have already […]

  • Lake Chad: A forgotten crisis

    Almost 11 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in the Lake Chad region. An international donor conference has been convened in Oslo on 24 February to address this major humanitarian crisis, which affects the region which borders Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad.  “Among the almost eleven million that are in […]

  • Language colours the world

    21.2.2017 – If you visit the Himba tribe in Namibia, people will have a hard time understanding what you mean by the colour ‘blue’. You, on the other hand, will be put to shame by the ease with which the locals discern the colour green into a myriad of shades, seemingly invisible to your eyes. But with time you can learn to see […]

  • “We must all work for social justice in international solidarity”

    20 February 2017 – For the World Day of Social Justice, two UN human rights experts call for international action on social justice as awareness is increasing but is not translated into reality. In a joint statement, Independent Expert Mr. Alfred de Zayas, and Special Rapporteur Mr. Idriss Jazairy, call for international action to combat […]

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