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21/08/2014 - 18:00
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Social and Medical
A year ago, on 21 August 2013, several residential areas of Damascus, the Ghoutas, were hit by a major chemical weapons attack that killed an estimated 1,400 civilians and injured many more. International anger and indignation that followed, became strong catalysts for a number of important positive actions, which took place between then and now.
Cape Ray (© US Department of Defense)
21/08/2014 - 10:30
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Environmental Security and Sustainability
Source: www.falriver.co.uk
18/08/2014 - 08:15
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Water for Life and Peace
Landmark global framework on fresh water to improve water security, conflict resolution and cooperation across borders. Yesterday, the United Nations Watercourses Convention, the first global framework on fresh water and the world’s only global framework for transboundary cooperation endorsed by the General Assembly of the United Nations, officially entered into force.
28/07/2014 - 11:30
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Water for Life and Peace
By Mikhail Gorbachev In May, Vietnam became the 35th and decisive signatory of the 1997 United Nations Convention on the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses. As a result, 90 days later, on August 17, the convention will enter into force.
11/07/2014 - 15:00
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The latest edition of the Caux Dialogue on “Land and Security” took place in the first week of July bringing together leading experts and practitioners from around the world to discuss the geopolitics of land degradation, roadblocks to progress and also the numerous success stories of restored lands and retreating deserts. The focus this year was on the scaling up of solutions. A long History of Land Degradation
The MV Cape Ray is escorted by tug boats as it arrives at Gioia Tauro port (© Adriana Sapone)
02/07/2014 - 09:45
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Environmental Security and Sustainability
Green Cross applauds key step in safe destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons

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