United Nations Summer School: Empowering the Environment

Resource scarcity, climate change, unemployment, food insecurity and inequity all signal the need for radical change in our societies. To bring this change, the entire UN system must meet the challenge of delivering sustainable development with shared prosperity for all, within the ecological limits of our planet. The UN’s role in this transformation is to assist countries to implement the economic, social and environmental dimensions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in a balanced and integrated manner.

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Project "Connecting Cultures Slovenia - Triglav National Park Euro – Arab Expedition"

UNESCO Youth Platform within UNA Slovenia has launched pilot project "Triglav National Park Euro – Arab Expedition". It's prepared in scope of the Connecting Cultures initiative.

The expedition will last from 2 till 7 October 2016 in the beautiful environment of the Triglav National Park in Slovenia.

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The international drug control treaties do not mandate a "war on drugs", says INCB Report

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In the run-up to the special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem to be held in April 2016, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), in its 2015 Annual Report:

• Recalls that the ultimate goal of the drug control treaties is to ensure the health and welfare of mankind.

• Cites a balanced and humane approach as key to meeting health and welfare aims.

• Encourages Governments to devise practical and realistic measures to protect the public from the harms posed by the increasingly large number of new psychoactive substances.

• Calls on Governments to ensure health-care providers do not overprescribe sedatives, particularly among elderly people.

• Calls for a realistic assessment of the state of the international precursor control system.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message on World Radio Day, 13 February

Ban Ki-moon. (Photo - internet)

VIENNA, 13 February (UN Information Service) – In times of crisis and emergency, radio can be a lifeline.

For people in shattered societies, or caught in catastrophe, or desperately seeking news, radio brings lifesaving information.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message on Human Rights Day, 10 December

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

VIENNA, 10 December (UN Information Service) - Amid large-scale atrocities and widespread abuses across the world, Human Rights Day should rally more concerted global action to promote the timeless principles that we have collectively pledged to uphold.

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