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The responsibility of political leaders

The responsibility of political leaders

Birgit Van HoutRegional Representative for EuropeUN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) Freedom of expression is a cornerstone of democratic societies and a cherished human right – and thus it should remain. During election campaigns throughout the world, the centrality of freedom of expression is even further accentuated as millions of people must... Read more

Climate an increasingly important part of the political agenda, UNEP Europe director states ahead of elections

Climate an increasingly important part of the political agen…

Climate change is dominating the political agenda ahead of the European Parliament elections next week. As climat... Read more

Sustainable science & the SDGs

Sustainable science & the SDGs

On 6 May 2019, a conference on sustainable science and the sustainable development goals (SDGs) was held in Bruss... Read more

Citizen journalists – a story from Syria

Citizen journalists – a story from Syria

May 2019 - When private individuals, normally the consumers of journalism, start generating their own news conten... Read more

Putting a stop to school-related gender-based violence

Putting a stop to school-related gender-based violence

Yesterday a “Putting a stop to school-related gender-based violence” conference was held along with a presentatio... Read more

The cool coast may not be cold for much longer

The cool coast may not be cold for much longer

Svalbard is the only place on earth where the population of polar bears may outnumber humans, with roughly 3,000 ... Read more

Service and Sacrifice from Irish Peacekeepers

Service and Sacrifice from Irish Peacekeepers

  This year marks 71 years of service and sacrifice by UN Peacekeepers. In this time, the UN has helped count... Read more

#ACTtoProtect: UN launches new campaign to protect children affected by conflict

#ACTtoProtect: UN launches new campaign to protect children …

Every year, the United Nations reports an increase in the number of grave violations committed against children i... Read more

Reaching a sustainable Europe by 2030

Reaching a sustainable Europe by 2030

The current college of European Commissioners is shortly coming to an end this autumn and Europe faces many chall... Read more

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The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) this year, “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, puts innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality.

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Thank you Sweden: UN Peacekeeping Service & Sacrifice

Sweden has contributed to UN Peacekeeping ever since the first mission was established in 1948. Today, its women peacekeepers are making a difference in Mali -- in one of the United Nation's most challenging operations.

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