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UN/ONU Making the case for investing in health and wellness in the United Nations workplace

Making the case for investing in health and wellness in the United Nations workplace »

JASON SIGURDSON, CHAIR, UNAIDS SECRETARIAT STAFF ASSOCIATION   Increasing demands, the culture of “do more with less”, are creating strains on staff and organizations that need urgent attention. One of…

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Take a stroll through the WHO gardens

Take a stroll through the WHO gardens »

VERONICA RIEMER ON BEHALF OF WHO-HQ STAFF ASSOCIATION “If you have a library and garden, you have everything you need,” so said Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman philosopher and politician, in…

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Looking beyond doom and gloom

Looking beyond doom and gloom »

Population dynamics and environment   Mr. SIMON CALCOEN, FLEMISH DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, BELGIUM Dr. MARLEEN TEMMERMAN, DIRECTOR, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RESEARCH, WHO Dr. MOAZZAM ALI, WHO   For several…

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Health is the “Heartbeat” of Sustainable Development

Health is the “Heartbeat” of Sustainable Development »

Dr. MARIA NEIRA, DIRECTOR, PUBLIC HEALTH, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL DETERMINANTS, WHO   In September 2013, I had the pleasure of attending a high level meeting on ‘Climate and Clean Air…

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SOCIETE

Think seasonal and buy local! »

Think seasonal and buy local!

Food miles   DANIEL AND JONAS ZECH Is it really necessary to eat exotic and out-of-season fruits from all around…

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The Ethiopian Children’s Appeal »

The Ethiopian Children’s Appeal

JO ELIZABETH BUTLER     On behalf of ‘The Ethiopian Children’s Appeal’, I would like to report on the annual…

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are fast becoming a game-changer in the UN world »

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are fast becoming a game-changer in the UN world

DENIS KERLERO DE ROSBO   Unmanned aerial vehicles, known variously as UAVs, remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs), remotely piloted aerial system…

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В поисках альтернатив токсичной одежде »

В поисках альтернатив токсичной одежде

XENYA CHERNY-SCANLON1   Ксения Черная-Скэнлон, Советник Генерального директора Международного союза охраны природы и автор блога Green Stilettos, посвященного эко-моде. О…

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Oro Verde versus Oro Negro »

Oro Verde versus Oro Negro

Yasuní   ALEX MEJIA     ¿ Qué piensa Usted cuando escucha hablar sobre el Ecuador ? La respuesta a…

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Je pense, donc j’innove »

Laurence Vercammen

Environnement et progrès   La publication du rapport Brundtland (Our common future) en 1987 marque le point de départ d’une nouvelle ère environnementale. En créant un cadre structurel international, le rapport a placé la protection de l’environnement au cœur de l’agenda politique et a ouvert…

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I think, therefore I innovate »

Laurence Vercammen

Environment and progress   The publication of the Brundtland report (Our common future) in 1987 marks the point of departure for a new environmental era. The creation of an international structural framework has placed the protection of the environment at the heart of the political…

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INTERVIEWS

À l’intérieur de Palexpo »

À l’intérieur de Palexpo

Les secrets suisses du développement durable   Dr NATASHA DE FRANCISCO (SHAPOVALOVA)   À la lumière des discussions post-2015 sur les objectifs du développement durable…

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How to couple the finance and the environment »

How to couple the finance and the environment

The European Emissions Trading Scheme   MARIA-ANGELES MARTIN GIL     The European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) was established with the aim of reducing…

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WHO Take a stroll through the WHO gardens

Take a stroll through the WHO gardens

VERONICA RIEMER ON BEHALF OF WHO-HQ STAFF ASSOCIATION “If you have a library and garden, you have everything you need,” so said Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman philosopher and politician, in 106 BC. Move fast forward to…

April, 2014 / Read More »
Looking beyond doom and gloom

Looking beyond doom and gloom

Population dynamics and environment   Mr. SIMON CALCOEN, FLEMISH DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, BELGIUM Dr. MARLEEN TEMMERMAN, DIRECTOR, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RESEARCH, WHO Dr. MOAZZAM ALI, WHO   For several decades media and prominent speakers have…

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SOCIETE Think seasonal and buy local!

Think seasonal and buy local!

Food miles   DANIEL AND JONAS ZECH Is it really necessary to eat exotic and out-of-season fruits from all around the world at any given time of the year? Daniel and Jonas Zech, 11-year old twin…

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The Ethiopian Children’s Appeal

The Ethiopian Children’s Appeal

JO ELIZABETH BUTLER     On behalf of ‘The Ethiopian Children’s Appeal’, I would like to report on the annual delivery made in January 2014 to the Sodore and Melka Oba Schools located in Sodore, Ethiopia.…

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LOISIRS Salon international de l’automobile de Genève

La chasse au CO2 est ouverte

Salon international de l’automobile de Genève   TEXTE ET PHOTOS CLAUDE MAILLARD   Le Salon international de l’automobile de Genève a été le premier salon international à dédier un espace spécifique aux véhicules à propulsion alternative…

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Le Taj Mahal

Le Taj Mahal

Inde   TEXTE ET PHOTOS CLAUDE MAILLARD Mes divers voyages en Inde m’ont amené à visiter le Taj Mahal à plusieurs reprises. Et, à chaque fois, c’est le même émerveillement devant cette fascinante beauté surnommée «…

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NEXT GENERATION Indian man plants 1360-acre forest by himself over 30 years!

Indian man plants 1360-acre forest by himself over 30 years!

ELIZABETH STEPHENS AND OMAR BAWA Deforestation in India has been a mounting problem for decades. This is the story of how one man, alone, has worked to rewrite this wrong.   A little more than 35…

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Swimming with Sharks

Swimming with Sharks

OMAR BAWA   I watched “Jaws” way too young. I remember that night. I was sitting on the couch, no older than five, happily watching TV with my mother.   I watched “Jaws” way too young.…

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