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UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), with the support of the Regional Ministry of Environment and Territory Planning of Andalusia and the Autonomous Local Entity of Facinas, will meet on 20 February 2018 with local actors of the Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean: Andalusia (Spain) - Morocco and its area of influence, as part of UNESCO’s MAB Programme and the European Union’s AQUACROSS project on knowledge, assessment and management of aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem services through public policies. The meeting will be attended by national and international experts and a delegation from Facinas invited [...]
Mon, Feb 19, 2018
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Fri, Feb 16, 2018
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news_160218_ukraine.jpg © UNESCO 16 February 2018UNESCO organized for the first time with the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) in Ukraine a training for law enforcement officers on freedom of expression and safety of journalists in Kiev from 13 to 15 February 2018, in collaboration with several Ukrainian ministries and organizations from the civil society. The project entitled “Promoting Human Rights and the Rule of Law through Freedom of Expression and the Safety of Journalists in Ukraine” aimed at fostering a dialogue and establishing professional relations [...]
Fri, Feb 16, 2018
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focus_malaysia_kl_shutterstock_613645655.jpg Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia© Shutterstock.com 16 February 2018By 2050, the world will be two-thirds urban, placing cities at the frontline of global challenges and opportunities.  Migration is a major factor of urbanisation, contributing significantly to economic development and cultural diversity.  As people and assets concentrate in cities, these become increasingly vulnerable to the impact of climate change, disasters and conflicts. Yet if planned and managed well, cities will become an engine for sustainable development. For cities to be inclusive, safe and resilient, governments, mayors [...]
Fri, Feb 16, 2018
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focus_shutterstock_552027100.jpg © Shutterstock.com 15 February 2018UNESCO and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) celebrated 20 years of successful collaboration with a debate on current challenges in the basic sciences. The meeting was also an opportunity to explore areas for future partnership. UNESCO and JINR first signed an agreement in 1997, and have since been valued partners, collaborating in a variety of ways to strengthen capacity building in research. Joint activities include training programmes and grant mechanisms for researchers in the basic science. The two [...]
Thu, Feb 15, 2018
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