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From agreement to action: Turning risky business into the good business of biodiversity for the Americas

International Biodiversity Day - Over half the world’s GDP – is moderately or highly dependent on nature and its services. Unfortunately, this is not common knowledge or reflected in corporate strategies. 40% of the world’s largest public companies have net zero targets yet less than 20% of S&P 500 companies have made biodiversity commitments.

Armenia National Day and the relic from Noah’s Ark at the Drents Museum

memorable commemoration of the 31st Anniversary of Armenia's independence day organized by H.E. Tigran Balayan, who chose Drenthe to bring over 40 colleagues ambassadors, representatives of international organizations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and journalists to an outstanding day out to Drenthe.

Uzbekistan shows other countries by its example how to fight poverty — Abhijit Banerjee

In Tashkent, the Hilton Tashkent City Hotel hosted the II International Forum on the topic: "Implementing of best practices in poverty reduction", organized by the Center for Economic

Food – Our Common Good: Sovereignty, Safety and Security

By Yagmur Ceylan Korkut Hassan Following successes of the similar programs in Europe (Vienna and Geneva notably), the Istanbul-based International Organization along with its European...

Healthcare Week showcases Hong Kong’s medtech strengths

The second International Healthcare Week (IHW), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and supported by a wide range of healthcare sector partners, runs from 16 to 31 May in Hong Kong, leveraging the city’s strategic role as an innovation and investment healthcare hub in Asia. 

Liquidating the SOVA Center: the official end of religious freedom in Russia

SOVA Center a Russia NGO monitoring violations of freedom of religion or belief has been closed by court decision.

Documenting of the border violations in the United Nations

By Dr. Ali Hilal, Minister Plenipotentiary/ Charge d'affaires Embassy of Iraq in the Netherlands The settled rule in both international and domestic laws is the...

All-encompassing musical world tour

From miniatures to masterpieces and from Bach to Wantenaar, the Residentie Orkest offers a variety of musicians and repertoires from different cultures and backgrounds in the 2023-2024 season. The diverse range of ingredients promises a colourful programme.

Egypt, the land of the pharaohs

By Alexandra Paucescu As diplomats, we are always the image of our own countries while abroad. Sometimes we meet people that never heard of our...

Daphina Misiedjan begins prestigious Young Academy appointment

"It’s very special to realize that my research really means something to people” Daphina Misiedjan has been elected a member of the Young Academy of...

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