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Iraqi refugee receives royal thanks for sewing masks in Luxembourg

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolded, Iraqi refugee Mohammed Alhashimi and his wife Smaher sat down and discussed how they could help their new country...

Senior UN Officials of African origin demand actions against racism

Twenty senior UN leaders, who are either African or of African descent, have signed a joint statement expressing their outrage at pervasive and systemic...

World Environment Day online screening of ‘Sharkwater Extinction’

On 5th June, Cine-ONU Brussels, Vienna and Geneva came together to host their second online event to mark World Environment Day 2020. In collaboration...

Nepal in lockdown: The peacekeeper and the street children

Poor mountainous Nepal has experienced two disasters in five years. In 2015 the country was hit by three gigantic earthquakes. Now the country is...

The long journey of gender students from darkness to light

Six months after their arrival in Iceland an international group of 20 students finished their Postgraduate Diploma in International Gender Equality at the University...

#Cycling4SDGs – Bicycles help communities thrive

Mobility is an essential element of development strategies which aim to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The lack of efficient, reliable transportation adversely...

COVID-19 – Economic recovery must not be to the detriment of health care, says WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed its worries that health care will suffer as European countries, still fighting COVID-19 implement economic measures to...

City of Ypres supports UN ceasefire call with over 70 Belgian cities and municipalities

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, called for an immediate ceasefire to protect the world’s most...

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