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UN poverty expert: “Promotion of equality must be our priority”

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Olivier De Schutter, began his three-year mandate in May 2020 in the midst...

COVID-19 impact on young people’s mental health in spotlight

Feelings of fear, anxiety, anger, sadness and grief are being widely felt by young people across the world due to the impacts of COVID-19. As...

COVID-19: Maps visualise feasibility of physical distancing in the Netherlands

As lockdown measures are relaxed in Europe, ‘Keep your distance’ has replaced ‘Stay at home.’ To help ensure physical distancing, major cities in the...

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...

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