Monday, 01 May 2017

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Finland assumes Chairmanship of the Arctic Council

Finland assumes Chairmanship of the Arctic Council

1.5.2017 - Today, Finland will assume the Chairmanship of the Arctic Council for the two-year period 2017–19, its key objectives being the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Arctic Chairmanship rotates among the Arctic States (Finland, Iceland, Russia, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Canada and the USA), each of them assuming the lead... Read more

International Jazz Day, 30 April 2017

International Jazz Day, 30 April 2017

"When a human being is oppressed, the natural tendency is to feel anger. Jazz is a response to oppression that is... Read more

Perceptions of Press Freedom rocked by 2017 index

Perceptions of Press Freedom rocked by 2017 index

27.4.2017 - If the 2017 World Press Freedom Index shows you something, it is certainly that the freedom... Read more

#STEM in the City in MILAN

#STEM in the City in MILAN

An opportunity for young women to support the Sustainable Development Goals while building a career in STEM Too ... Read more

Ciné-ONU presents Prison Sisters – from oppression to liberation

Ciné-ONU presents Prison Sisters – from oppression to libera…

25 April – Prison Sisters, the follow-up to ‘No Burqas behind Bars’ (screened by Ciné-ON... Read more

Donor conference gathers $1,1 billion for war-torn Yemen

Donor conference gathers $1,1 billion for war-torn Yemen

25 April 2017 – Sweden and Switzerland have hosted a fund-raising event for Yemen today, where UN... Read more

Malaria threatens nearly half of the world’s population

Malaria threatens nearly half of the world’s population

25 APRIL 2017 – The WHO Regional Office for Africa announced yesterday that Ghana, Kenya, an... Read more

World’s military expenditure tops hunger crisis pleas by 383 times

World’s military expenditure tops hunger crisis pleas by 383…

The world spends 1554 billion euros ($1686 billion) on military expenses each year – 4.3 bil... Read more

UN pleads for aid as famine looms in Northeast Nigeria

UN pleads for aid as famine looms in Northeast Nigeria

19 April 2017. The top UN Humanitarian official in Nigeria is visiting Nordic capitals to ask for support warning... Read more

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Int. Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda

United Nations - Video Message by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on the occasion of the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda (7 April).

“Together - Respect, safety and dignity for all”

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The campaign highlights the economic, cultural and social contributions that migrants and refugees make to countries of origin, transit and destination. It also counters some misinformation and misperceptions.

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Library Newsletter - April 2017
(new websites, information material & publications)

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