NNA News for civil society



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]

Farmers‘ market on the Internet

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

LONDON (NNA) – There are few things which cannot be obtained on the Internet and the availability of fresh, locally sourced organic food which used to be the preserve of farmers‘ markets has also moved online. Bonativo, an...[more]

Founder of nonviolent communication dies

Fri, 10 Apr 2015

ALBUQUERQUE/USA (NNA) – Marshall Rosenberg, the founder of nonviolent communication, died on 7 February at the age of 80 in Albuquerque/New Mexico. Rosenberg had been an inspiration, pioneer and  model for many people, the...[more]

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