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Round table on the sustainability of the new development framework to celebrate the International Mother Earth Day

(Photo - UNAS)United Nations Association of Slovenia (UNAS) celebrated the International Mother Earth Day with a round table titled “Post- 2015 – how sustainable will the future development be?"; which was held on 22 April 2014 at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana. At the round table, which was moderated by Ms. Maja Bučar, PhD, Vice-Dean for Research and Doctoral Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, participated: Mr. Janez Potočnik, PhD, European Commissioner for the Environment; Ambassador Mr. Jernej Videtič, MSc, Head of the Department for international development cooperation policies at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, and Ms. Ana Kalin, MSc, Head of advocacy and policies at Sloga, Slovenian NGO Platform for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid. At the beginning of the round table the video address by Mr. Kandeh K. Yumkella, PhD, Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) for the “Sustainable Energy for All” initiative (SE4ALL) was played.

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Ksenija Benedetti's Lecture on the Protocol of the Republic of Slovenia

Ksenija Benedetti, Chief of the Protocol of the Republic of Slovenia. (Photo - Martin Brumec)On 17 April 2014 the United Nations Association of Slovenia invited Mrs. Ksenija Benedetti, Chief of the Protocol of the Republic of Slovenia (RS), to hold a lecture at the Faculty of Social Sciences on the work of the protocol of the Republic of Slovenia. She explained who is in charge of the state visits to the Heads of State or Government of the RS, who coordinates the protocol functions during state visits of the President of the Republic or the Prime Minister abroad, hands over his credentials to the President of the Republic, and signs treaties and other official documents, who takes care of the protocol at national celebrations etc.

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MUNSC Energy Security Conference - United Nations Simulation

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Model United Nations Slovenia Club (MUNSC), a part of the youth section of the United Nations Association of Slovenia, invites you to take part in MUNSC’s Energy Security Conference - United Nations Simulation, which will take part between the 8th and the 11th of July 2014. The simulation will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, at the Faculty of social sciences of the University of Ljubljana in cooperation with the Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs Graz.

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Lousewies van der Laan’s interactive lecture about negotiations in the European Parliament

Lousewies van der Laan (desno) and Bojko Bučar. (Photo: Karolina Praček)

On Monday, the 3rd of March 2014, the United Nations Association of Slovenia (UNAS) hosted Lousewies van der Laan’s interactive lecture about negotiations in the European Parliament, which was introduced by professor Dr. Bojko Bučar, president of UNAS.

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Before the World Water Day, professor Mitja Brilly, PhD, professor Marina Pintar, PhD, and Emil Ferjančič, MSc, united their thoughts on the topic of sustainable water management in Slovenia

Round table speakers. (Photo - UNAS)

20 March 2014 - On the first day of spring and two days before the World Water Day, the United Nations Association (UNA) of Slovenia hosted a round table where they tried to answer the questions on water management and its role in development in Slovenia and abroad. They also talked about the sustainable development goals (SDGs), which are currently discussed on the global level. After 2015, they will build upon the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The round table was organized for the second time after the successful round table last year and the UNA Slovenia hosted it in cooperation with the Slovenian National Commission for UNESCO.

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