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European Parliament calls for full access to education for refugee children

Tue, 12 Jan 2016

BRUSSELS (NNA) – The European Parliament has called on host countries to help integrate child refugees in their national education systems and points out in a resolution adopted at the end of November that education reduces the...[more]

Uncovering the roots of conflict: interview with peace researcher Prof. Friedrich Glasl

Tue, 22 Dec 2015

Peace building was a major topic at the conference and annual general meeting of the German Anthroposophical Society in Kassel earlier in the year. The speakers on the topic included the well-known conflict researcher and...[more]

Helping children on the margins of existence

Tue, 22 Dec 2015

KARLSRUHE (NNA) – “Wars, conflict and persecution have forced more people than at any other time since records began to flee their homes and seek refuge and safety elsewhere.” So says the UN refugee agency, the UNHCR, in its...[more]

SEKEM initiative receives UN prize in the fight agains soil erosion

Tue, 17 Nov 2015

CAIRO (NNA) – The Egyptian SEKEM Initiative has received the “Land for Life Award 2015” from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The prize acknowledges the outstanding contribution of the Initiative...[more]

Soil – a finite resource

Tue, 17 Nov 2015

BERLIN (NNA) – Every year, 24 billion tons of fertile soil is lost worldwide due to non-sustainable use. With the International Year of Soils 2015, the United Nations has been working to raise awareness of the importance of soil...[more]

Huge response to online declaration of solidarity with victims of Paris attacks

Tue, 17 Nov 2015

PARIS/BERLIN (NNA) – Large numbers of people across Europe have gone online to declare their solidarity with the victims of the Paris attacks. So far almost 170,000 people have signed the online declaration of solidarity...[more]

Breaking free of trauma: emergency education in northern Iraq

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

Since 2006, the international organisation Friends of Waldorf Education has used the methods of emergency education to help children and adolescents psychologically traumatised by war and natural disasters. Most recently it was...[more]

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