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UN Agencies Champion Water Sustainability at the EU Green Week in Brussels

Organized by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Environment, the European Union Green Week took place from 29 to 30 May in Brussels. This forum,...

Textile industry: how can we make it more sustainable?

Textiles are central to tackling the triple planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.  "Each year, the textile sector is estimated to be...

The 33 European cities on track to achieve climate neutrality in 2030 

Ten European cities were the first to be awarded on 12 October 2023 the EU Mission label of “Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities”, which recognises...

2023, a year of climate contrasts in Europe

Europe witnessed a year of contrasting weather events in 2023, with heatwaves and wildfires alongside flooding and drought, according to the European State of...

Children in conflict: portraying light amid darkness

British photographer Paddy Dowling has travelled to some of the world’s most challenging contexts for his work. His latest exhibition, ‘From Despair to Hope:...

UN Deputy Chief: “make 2024 a turning point for education”

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed has called for a transformation in education as she addressed a high-level education event organised by the European Union during a visit to Brussels on Thursday (11 April).

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Ukraine Recovery Conference in Germany: “Broad UN Commitment should...

Germany and Ukraine are co-hosting this year’s Ukraine Recovery Conference on 11 and 12 June. More than 2000 participants from more than 60 countries...

UNRIC Info Point & Library Newsletter: June 2024

monthly issue of the UNRIC Info Point & Library Newsletter featuring new UN websites and publications

South Africa vs Israel: 12 other countries intend to...

Spain became, on 6 May 2024, the third European country, after Belgium and Ireland, to announce its intention to join South Africa’s case at...

Can artificial intelligence (AI) influence elections?

2024 is a landmark election year, with over 60 countries—encompassing nearly half of the global population—heading to the polls. Technology has long been used...

Hunger hotspots: Immediate action is required in Gaza and...

Issued yesterday, the report ‘Hunger Hotspots – FAO-WFP early warnings on acute food insecurity’ calls for urgent humanitarian action to save lives and prevent...

Guterres calls for a clamp down on the fossil...

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has delivered an attack on the fossil fuel industry in a speech on the occasion of World Environment Day 5...

Several Key Issues to Watch at The Bonn Climate...

Compared to the United Nations Climate Change Conferences (COPs), the Bonn Climate Conference (SB 60, 3 – 13 June) gets barely any time in...

Ruán Magan, director of “Our Blue World”: “With water,...

Ruán Magan, an Irish award-winning film director, will be in Brussels for the European premiere of his new documentary, “Our Blue World, A Water...