#SpotlightInitiative

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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  • Service and Sacrifice from Irish Peacekeepers
    on April 15, 2019 at 2:31 pm

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  • #ACTtoProtect: UN launches new campaign to protect children affected by conflict
    on April 15, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Every year, the United Nations reports an increase in the number of grave violations committed against children in armed conflict. According to the UN Secretary-General's latest annual report on the situation of children in armed conflict, over 21,000 grave violations of children’s rights have been verified by the United Nations from January […]

  • Reaching a sustainable Europe by 2030
    on April 8, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    The current college of European Commissioners is shortly coming to an end this autumn and Europe faces many challenges where sustainability and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 must remain at the core of the EU mandates and roadmaps. As a result, the EU is holding a series of conferences in Brussels this week on how to […]

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