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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).

UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, Brussels visit, 10-11 April

The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, is in Brussels this week. On Wednesday, 10 April, she chaired the Governing Body meeting of...

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ICJ: “Israel must immediately halt its military offensive in...

“Israel must immediately halt its military offensive and any other action in the Rafah Governorate which may inflict on the Palestinian group in Gaza...

Introduction to Human Rights and Elections

With the EU elections fast approaching, elections worldwide in 2024 will see some 2 billion people eligible to vote. The importance of human rights...

Poorer teenagers face higher risks of obesity

A  new WHO/Europe report finds alarming disparities in diet, exercise, and weight among adolescents from different socio-economic backgrounds. The new report reveals alarming disparities in...

5 reasons why we need multilateralism for global peace...

“Multilateralism is more vital than ever: To bring peace. To protect the planet. To end hunger. To build guardrails for new technologies”, the UN...

UNRIC Info Point & Library Newsletter: May 2024

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

World Migratory Bird Day 2024: Protect Insects to Protect...

For the first time, the upcoming World Migratory Bird Day campaign in 2024 will focus on insects’ importance to migratory birds and highlight concerns...

World Press Freedom Day: Reporting on the environment, an...

In its new report "Press and Planet in Danger", published on 3 May to mark World Press Freedom Day, UNESCO reveals that 70% of environmental...

World Press Freedom Day 2024: Journalism in the face...

The climate and biodiversity crises have far-reaching effects, not only on the environment and ecosystems but also on billions of people around the world...