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New biodiversity targets must set the bar high

The loss of biodiversity is one of the biggest challenges facing mankind. The Nordic ministers for the environment now want to set the bar high and ensure that the voice of young people is heard in negotiations for new UN targets.

Committee: prioritise outdoor life

A Nordic action plan for outdoor life would make more people active and protect nature at a time when interest in it is growing. This is important for both health and sustainability, according to the Committee for Knowledge and Culture in the Nordic Region, which discussed the issue at the Nordic Council Theme Session in Copenhagen.

Report: the time is right to promote the Nordic “peace” brand

The momentum and willingness are growing for the Nordic countries to work even more closely together on peace and conflict resolution. Opportunities are available right now to boost the “Nordic peace brand”, according to a new Nordic report.

Brexit calls for more Nordic-EU co-operation

“More Nordic co-operation is needed in the EU when the UK leaves” was one message that was put forward during an EU election debate in connection with the Nordic Council’s theme session in Copenhagen on Monday.

New biodiversity targets must set the bar high

The loss of biodiversity is one of the biggest challenges facing mankind. The Nordic ministers for the environment now want to set the bar high and ensure that the voice of young people is heard in negotiations for new UN targets.

Report: the time is right to promote the Nordic “peace” brand

The momentum and willingness are growing for the Nordic countries to work even more closely together on peace and conflict resolution. Opportunities are available right now to boost the “Nordic peace brand”, according to a new Nordic report.

More women needed in high-tech jobs

More women technicians and engineers will be needed in the labour market of the future. Unless something is done to address the issue soon, new technology will be designed almost exclusively by men. The Nordic labour ministers have launched a research project to look at ways to balance out recruitment to engineering and technology subjects.

Nordic Region inspires ILO to pursue equal pay and lifelong learning

“The best thing about the Nordic labour model is that it works!” These were the words of Guy Ryder, Director General of the ILO, when he met the Nordic ministers for labour in Reykjavik on Wednesday. Although the Nordic countries have some work ahead of them if they are to maintain a high level of education, social justice, and financial security in tomorrow’s labour market, they have begun to take important steps for lifelong learning.

Early childhood education and care – the foundation for life

Many other countries look to the Nordic model of preschool provision with its inclusive, universal and unique combination of care, play and learning. Early childhood education and care (ECEC) is the most important building block for the learning of the future in the Nordic Region. It is crucial to guarantee high quality and investment in the conditions under which children grow up.

The gig economy and the precariat – spreading by sector, not by country

Short gigs, freelance assignments and SMS jobs are not becoming more common in the Nordic countries. Non-standard forms of employment account for approximately one-third of jobs – the same figure as a decade ago – but the trend is more dramatic if we look at the situation sector by sector rather than country by country. “The proportion of people forced into short-term, insecure jobs is growing quickly in some sectors and poses a threat to working conditions and the Nordic model,” says Anna Ilsøe, one of the researchers behind the Future of Work project.

Future of Work Conference in Iceland

The last in a series of four Nordic conferences to mark the centenary of the International Labour Organization will be held in Reykjavík on 4–5 April. People from all over the world will gather in the Icelandic capital to discuss gender equality and the role of governments, unions and employers in the working life of the future.“Gender equality, parental leave and the labour market are more and more interrelated, and these are areas where the Nordic Region can inspire others,” says Ásmundur Einar Daðason, the Icelandic Minister of Social Affairs and Children.

Involve end-users in social initiatives

“New social initiatives for vulnerable children, young people and adults should be based on the end-users’ needs,” the Nordic Council of Ministers for Health and Social Affairs concluded at a meeting in Reykjavik. “Now, we need to find the tools to make that happen,” the ministers added.

Take part in a photo competition for young people in the Nordic countries and earn DKK 25,000

In the Nordic Council of Ministers, we make use of many photographs in our publications and presentations, in our campaigns and events on social media, and on our website at norden.org. We would therefore like to invite young people in the Nordic countries to contribute to our photo archive. The competition is open to all young people aged 30 and under.

New campaign: spot, capture and share Traces of North

On Nordic Day, the 23rd of March, the Nordic Council of Ministers’ international branding project "The Nordics" is launching a social media campaign inviting people from around the world to share Nordic stories using the hashtag #TracesofNorth. Let’s trace the world together!

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