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2 April

2018 World Autism Awareness Day observance "Empowering Women and Girls with Autism"

In November 2017, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution drawing attention to the particular challenges that women and girls with disabilities face in the context of the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The resolution expresses concern that women and girls with disabilities, are subject to multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, which limit their enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms. Leer más

EU´s aid programmes

Over €31 million in humanitarian aid from Europe for Latin America and the Caribbean

During an official visit to Colombia to visit EU aid projects and meet with government officials, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides has announced today €31 million for humanitarian aid and disaster preparedness for Latin America and the Caribbean. Leer más

Ngwazi Zazikazi (female champion/hero)

UNESCO music video against gender stereotypes wins Communications Award

Ngwazi Zazikazi (female champion/hero), a music video produced by UNESCO as part of the European Union (EU) funded STEP (Skills and Technical Education Programme) project in Malawi, has won the European Union Development Cooperation (DEVCO) EUROPEAID Communication Award. This prize is given to the best communication activity of an EU-funded project. Leer más

Gender Portal

OECD launches Toolkit to help governments advance on gender equality goals

The OECD has launched an initiative for International Women´s Day to help governments, parliaments and judiciaries to design gender-sensitive public policies and services and accelerate their efforts to enable equal access for women in public decision making. Leer más

European Students´ Union (ESU)

ESU opens small-grants program supporting refugees´ inclusion

The European Students´ Union (ESU) is opening the second edition of the small grants programme ´Together, Moving Forward´, empowering positive refugee-host interactions across Europe. ESU will fund student and refugee-led initiatives at local, national and/or international level. Projects can be funded for any sum up to 10,000 EUR (12,000 EUR for international activities).  The deadline for the 1st stage of applications is  15th of April 2018. Leer más

UNAIDS

Zero Discrimination Day (1 March)

On Zero Discrimination Day, UNAIDS is highlighting the right of everyone to be free from discrimination. No one should ever be discriminated against because of their age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, language, health (including HIV) status, geographical location, economic status or migrant status, or for any other reason. Unfortunately, however, discrimination continues to undermine efforts to achieve a more just and equitable world.  Leer más

Lithuania, Bulgaria and Latvia top EU countries with more female scientists
International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Lithuania, Bulgaria and Latvia top EU countries with more female scientists

An EU study has revealed which member states have the highest proportion of female scientists and engineers. Three countries have more female than male scientists and engineers – Lithuania (58%), Bulgaria (54%) and Latvia (52%). Leer más

Nearly 16,000 victims of Human trafficking in the EUEuropean Commission report

Nearly 16,000 victims of Human trafficking in the EU

EU countries reported 15,846 victims of human trafficking between 2013 and 2014, 76% of which were women and girls, according to a European Commission report. However, the actual number of victims could be far higher than the ones reported. Leer más

25th anniversary of the declaration

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17 October

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the declaration by the General Assembly, in its resolution 47/196 of 22 December 1992, of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.  Leer más

Eliminating hunger

World Food Day, 16 October 2017

FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. Leer más

Eurostat: 165 000 first time asylum seekers in the first quarter of 2017Down by 20% compared with the fourth quarter of 2016

Eurostat: 165 000 first time asylum seekers in the first quarter of 2017

During the first quarter of 2017, 165 000 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), down by 20% compared with the fourth quarter of 2016 (when 207 000 first time applicants were registered). Leer más

World Day Against Child Labour 12 June

World Day Against Child Labour

The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. Each year on 12 June, the World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them Leer más

European Solidarity Corps

Commission proposes more than €340 million to enable 100 000 placements by 2020

The European Commission has put the European Solidarity Corps on a firm footing by proposing a budget for the next three years and a dedicated legal base. Leer más

Sanctions against Polish  MEP who offended women during a plenary debate
Gender equality

Sanctions against Polish MEP who offended women during a plenary debate

Sanctions of unprecedented severity were announced by EP President Antonio Tajani on Tuesday, against Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke for his unacceptable remarks against women during a plenary debate on the "Gender pay gap" on 1 March. Leer más

United Nations peacekeepers killed in Mali

Mali: UN strongly condemns ambush that leaves five ´blue helmets´ killed

Five United Nations peacekeepers were killed an attack in central Mali Sunday, with another ´blue helmet´ seriously injured, according to preliminary information reported by the country´s UN mission, which deplored the "heinous act of terrorism" as all the more shocking because it occurred on the day set aside for the global community to honour UN peacekeepers. Leer más

Austria election

Far-right candidate concedes in Austrian presidential race

Independent candidate Alexander Van der Bellen has narrowly beaten far-right candidate Norbert Hofer to become Austria´s next president in a tightly fought contest decided by mail-in votes. Leer más

Venezuela crisis

Maduro´s state of emergency constitutional: Disagreements between Parliament and Supreme Court

The Venezuelan Supreme Court has ruled that a decree issued by President Nicolas Maduro last week declaring a state of emergency is constitutional. The opposition-controlled parliament rejected the decree on Tuesday but the Supreme Court, which rarely rules against the government, said the decree was justifiable. Leer más

US- New terror list

US adds ISIS in Yemen, Libya, Saudi to its list of designated terrorist organizations

The State Department officially declared ISIS affiliates from Libya, Saudi Arabia and Yemen to its list of designated terrorist organizations on Thursday. Leer más

US- missile shield base in Romania

US activates missile defence station in Romania despite warnings from Russia

The United States switched on an $800 million missile shield in Romania on Thursday that it sees as vital to defend itself and Europe from so-called rogue states but the Kremlin says is aimed at blunting its own nuclear arsenal. Leer más

Migrant crisis

EU plans financial penalties for refusing asylum seekers

The European Commission has proposed reforms to EU asylum rules that would see stiff financial penalties imposed on countries refusing to take their share of asylum seekers. Leer más

Network security in German

Computer virus infiltrated German nuclear plant

Computer viruses have infected PCs used at a German nuclear power plant. The viruses were found on the fuel rod modeling system and on 18 USB sticks used as removable data stores on office computers. Leer más

Belize-Guatemala border tensions

Belize accuses Guatemala of ´amassing´ troops in border areas

The tiny Central American country of Belize has accused larger neighbour Guatemala of "amassing" troops along the two countries´ border after a shooting incident apparently involving Belizean soldiers, in which a Guatemalan teenager died. Leer más

EU Fundamental Rights

Missing refugee children debated in the European Parliament Civil Liberties Committee

The European Civil Liberties Committee debated on Thursday about the fate of 10,000 refugee children who have gone missing in Europe. Representatives of the Europol law enforcement agency, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency and the NGO Missing Children Europe briefed MEPs on the numbers and reasons why the children are believed to have gone missing. Leer más

Italy is to receive the most aid

Europe approves 2.4 billion euros funding for migration crisis

The European Commission approved 2.4 billion euros of aid over six years for countries including Greece and Italy that have struggled to cope with a surge in numbers of immigrants. Italy is to receive the most aid - nearly 560 million euros, while Greece will receive 473 million. Leer más

Selfless feminist activists acting for the good of society

Five Chinese Feminists released six weeks after their detention in Beijing

The five Chinese feminist activists were detained on March 6, on suspicion of "picking quarrels and stirring up trouble" a catch-all charge often used to target critics of the ruling Chinese Communist Party. Leer más
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Theses and dissertations
1 EU to increase spending and improve delivery of education in emergencies and protracted crises
2 What will happen when our sun dies?
3 Adam Gajek from Poland elected as President of the European Students´ Union
4 Charlemagne Youth Prize 2018 goes to Polish project on WW2 camp
5 Too many extracurricular activities can do more harm than good, study finds
6 A renewed agenda for Research and Innovation
7 Why are the elderly increasingly more inclined to live alone?
8 Children understand plant-animal interdependence by the age of eight, study concludes
9 Use "blockchain" model to cut small firms´ costs and empower citizens, urge MEPs
10 Students taught by highly qualified teachers more likely to obtain bachelor´s degree, study finds
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