Tuesday, 14 August 2018

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Plastic waste in the home of polar bears

Plastic waste in the home of polar bears

The Norwegian coastguard was shocked to find huge amounts of plastic waste on the shores of Kiepert Island, a remote part of the Svalbard (Spitsbergen) archipelago, earlier this month. A polar bear could be seen close by as coast guard crewmembers cleaned a few hundred meters of the shoreline of... Read more

Give youth space to grow

Give youth space to grow

Young women and men’s role as essential agents of change in the world is highlighted on International Youth Day, ... Read more

Climate change is threatening traditions of Europe´s indigenous peoples

Climate change is threatening traditions of Europe´s indigen…

9 August 2018 - Record high summer temperatures are threatening the traditional life style of the Sami in Finland... Read more

Breastfeeding can help achieve the Global Development Goals

Breastfeeding can help achieve the Global Development Goals

  World Breastfeeding Week encourages breastfeeding and highlights the health benefits of breastfeeding for b... Read more

Despite successes in Africa, HIV/AIDS on the rise in the EECA and North African Middle Eastern regions

Despite successes in Africa, HIV/AIDS on the rise in the EEC…

Last week, 23-27 July, more than 16,000 researchers, advocates, policy makers, funders and community leaders from... Read more

Friendship, a peacemaker, bridgebuilder and contributor to our happiness

Friendship, a peacemaker, bridgebuilder and contributor to o…

The subject of friendship has inspired many artists, poets, novelists, and filmmakers and is considered fundament... Read more

‘Education Our Future’ underlines a fundamental right of refugee children

‘Education Our Future’ underlines a fundamental right of ref…

On Monday 23 July 2018, the photography exhibition ‘Education Our Future’ was inaugurated at the Sheraton Hotel, ... Read more

The hot summer in Europe: Even the Arctic is burning

The hot summer in Europe: Even the Arctic is burning

The unusually warm and dry summer so far has provoked forest fires in Europe from Greece in the south to the Arct... Read more

Surfing in plastic oceans: Meet Mr. Plastic Soup Surfer

Surfing in plastic oceans: Meet Mr. Plastic Soup Surfer

Plastic. We create it. We use it. We fill our oceans with it. A staggering 350 million tonnes is produced each ye... Read more

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