High Representative (HR) of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht today proposed an integrated EU approach to stop profits from trading minerals being used to fund armed conflicts. The package of measures will make it more difficult for armed groups in conflict-affected and high-risk areas to finance their activities through the mining of and trade in minerals.
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Posted on behalf of the World Society of Victimology
The SADC Plant Genetic Resources Centre (SPGRC) plans to celebrate
its Jubilee (25 years) since establishment in 1989. For this, SPGRC
intends to hold a conference in commemoration in Lusaka, Zambia in dates
and specific venue to be addressed later. Stakeholders will be invited
to present papers, exhibit, and join discussions.
Posted on behalf of the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)
The 37th WEDC International Conference "Sustainable Water and Sanitation Services for all in a Fast Changing World" will be co-hosted at National University Civil Engineering, central Hanoi, Vietnam, 15-19th September 2014.
When? - 5th of March 2014 (12:00 – 15:00 CET)
Where? - European Parliament
Who? - The European Law Student’s Association hosted by Croatian EMP and Greek MEP
School of Arts and Social Sciences
Academic excellence for business and the professions
Book Launch: Dr Thomas Davies, NGOs: A New History of Transnational Civil Society
Wednesday 12 March 2014, 5.00pm
The Dubai Association Centre is a gateway to the world’s fastest growing economies – offering an ideal setting for global associations to expand within industries across the Middle East and beyond.
Announcement and Call for Abstracts
The 2014 Conference on Human Rights, Environmental Sustainability, Post-2015 Development, and the Future Climate Regime will take place from 5-7 September 2014 at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. The Conference is organized by Yale and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United National Development Programme (UNDP), the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment, as well as other interested partners. It will bring together more than 150 scholars and policy experts to discuss state-of-the-art knowledge concerning the following themes at the nexus of human rights and the environment