Thursday, 23 November 2017

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Toxic top-secret base in Greenland

Toxic top-secret base in Greenland

The recent discovery of radio-active waste in an abandoned top secret US military base has attracted the attention of a UN Human Rights Rapporteur. Baskut Tuncak, the UN Special Rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Council on hazardous substances and wastes visited Greenland and Denmark in October, after a controversial referral... Read more

Trustworthy television is vital

Trustworthy television is vital

While the audio-visual industry is undoubtedly going through profound changes, television still holds a central p... Read more

Mayors and Governors Gather at Global Conference on Cities and Migration in Belgium

Mayors and Governors Gather at Global Conference on Cities a…

The Global Conference on Cities and Migration was held in Mechelen, Belgium on 16 and 17 November. The event gath... Read more

UN Climate Conference: Delegates agree on way forward

UN Climate Conference: Delegates agree on way forward

Bonn, 20 November 2017 - The Paris Agreement remains on track. Talks in the German city of Bonn went on for an ad... Read more

Where does our poo go?

Where does our poo go?

  If there’s one thing that unites humanity, it’s the call of nature. But depending on where we live, it’s no... Read more

Secretary-General urges young people to help fight the false illusions of terrorism

Secretary-General urges young people to help fight the false…

Speaking at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres ga... Read more

Secretary-General Guterres calls for more ambition to tackle climate change

Secretary-General Guterres calls for more ambition to tackle…

Addressing the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn/Germany, on Wednesday, Secretary-General António... Read more

‘Investing in Youth’ to dominate the forthcoming African Union–EU Summit

‘Investing in Youth’ to dominate the forthcoming African Uni…

The sound of an incoming smartphone call echoes through speakers at “The Office” event space in Rue d’Arlon, Brusse... Read more

UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide urges vigilance

UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide urges vigil…

Friday, 10 November 2017 - “Genocide is the ultimate form of discrimination. We have to move today from earl... Read more

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The European Union and the United Nations are embarking on a new, global, multi-year initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls - The Spotlight Initiative. The Initiative aims to place this issue in the center of efforts to achieve gender equality and women's empowerment, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development..

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