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EU, UN "spotlight initiative" inspires urgency to end violence against women, girls

Original article on ReliefWeb 16 April 2018, Harare - The European Union (EU) and the United…

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    on June 17, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    The choices we make in our eating habits have a direct impact on the environment. Before food shopping, do you stop to ask yourself if a product is in season? Where it comes from? Or, how it was grown? Sustainable Gastronomy Day aims to focus the world’s attention on the role that food can play in promoting agricultural development, food […]

  • Child labour in agriculture: a ban is not enough
    on June 17, 2019 at 2:45 pm

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  • A documentary that makes the biggest little difference
    on June 5, 2019 at 11:25 am

      In Brussels, cinema-goers marking World Environment Day gathered at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, BOZAR, for the European premiere of John Chester’s film and life story The Biggest Little Farm. The Ciné-ONU (UN Cinema) screening, co-organised by UNRIC, the European Commission and the Food and Agriculture Organization […]

  • Tax pollution and end fossil fuel subsidies
    on June 4, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres calls for taxes on pollution and end to fossil fuel subsidies on the occasion of the World Environment Day.  "It is time to act decisively. My message to governments is clear: tax pollution; end fossil fuel subsidies; and stop building new coal plants. We need a green economy, not a grey […]

  • Cycling as a sustainable means of transportation
    on June 2, 2019 at 5:19 pm

      World Bicycle Day celebrates the bicycle as a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit method of transport, with an important role to play in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. On Sunday, Brussels jointly celebrated #WorldEnvironmentDay and #WorldBicycleDay at the Parc du Cinquantenaire | Jubelpark, with […]

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