The last day of the summer school begins

Assistant Professor Janja Vuga, PhD, from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Mr. Blaise Ndamnsah from the Casa of CARA Refugee Centre in Gradisca D'isonzo. (Photo - Jana Mahorčič)11 September 2014 - Thursday went by in a working but spontaneous atmosphere. In the morning we listened to the introduction on peacekeeping, peace operations of United Nations and challenges that peacekeepers are facing when going on a mission abroad prepared by Assistant Professor Janja Vuga, PhD, from the Faculty of Social Sciences. Mr. Blaise Ndamnsah from the Casa of CARA Refugee Centre in Gradisca D'isonzo delivered a lecture on international protection systems, treatment of refugees in European Union and bureaucratic and legal issues. He also introduced the importance of  cultural mediation, which is among his main activities.

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The first day of our Summer School on the United Nations: Youth Competencies for the Challenges of the Globalized World finished with a "global village" event

Participants of the Summer School and H. E. Mr. Joseph Mussomeli, Ambassador of the USA in Slovenia. (Photo - Jana Mahorčič)10 September 2014 - In the morning the conference was opened by Professor Bojko Bučar, PhD, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and UNA Slovenia President, and H. E. Mr. Joseph Mussomeli, Ambassador of the USA in Slovenia. Mr. Mussomeli exposed the characteristics of young people nowadays - their capability of strategic thinking, flexibility when using digital technology, innovativeness. He reminded the participants of the summer school that the stereotypes about young people shouldn't affect their willingness and preparedness and joked that youth is ignorant just enough to be brave. He finished with a thought that we should grow but never grow up.

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The United Nations is celebrating International Day of Charity

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5 September is significant day for United Nations. As world leading organisation it commemorates the International Day of Charity.

Poverty persists in all regions of the world, ‎regardless of their economic, social and cultural situation, particularly in developing countries. United Nations recognize the role of charity and the efforts that are made by various organizations. For this special occasion Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said: „Charity plays a significant role in the work of the United Nations and its agencies. On this International Day, I call on people everywhere to act on the charitable impulse that resides in every human being – to start giving and to keep on giving.“

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Crisis in Ukraine – new UN focus

(Photo - AFP)United Nations Human Rights Office issued the report on current situation in Ukraine. In highly populated areas in Ukraine the loss of civilians has increased, average 36 people are being killed every day.

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Ebola virus and UN help

(Photo - AP Pictures)The United Nations in Sierra Leone said that an additional $18.13 million is needed to strengthen efforts to halt the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

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