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Children with disabilities must not be left behind

“Children with disabilities must not be left behind” was the main message of a side event on children with disabilities at COSP, CRPD 2019 in New York, organised by the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations and the Nordic Council of Ministers, among others.

Young frontrunners demand climate action

They are young. They are committed. They are getting involved and leading the way in changing consumption patterns and lifestyles. However, a new survey shows that they are not at all impressed by the lack of ambition among Nordic politicians to make it easier for people to live more sustainably. Nordic youth want action now.

Mission sustainability – Nordic young people at Roskilde Festival

How can young people in the Nordic Region work with the Roskilde Festival to encourage sustainable behaviour among other young people in the future? The Nordic youth delegation has tasked itself with answering this question with the help of the Roskilde Festival.

To avoid disinformation – you need to make an effort yourself

On 1st of July 2019 at the Swedish democracy festival, “Almedalsveckan” in Visby on the Gotland island the Nordic media’s coverage of Russia and the Russian media’s coverage of the Nordic countries were discussed at the tent of Nordic Co-operation, moderated by the Swedish TV-journalist Sharon Jåma.

Чтобы избежать дезинформации, нужно приложить самостоятельные усилия

1 июля 2019 года на шведском фестивале демократии «Almedalsveckan» в Висбю на острове Готланд в дискуссионной палатке Северного сотрудничества обсуждались освещение России средствами массовой информации Северных стран и освещение Северных стран российскими СМИ, модератором выступила шведская тележурналистка Шарон Йома (Sharon Jåma).

Make it easier to study at folk high schools

Studying at a folk high school in another Nordic country can be an expensive business, at least as the rules stand today. The Nordic Council Committee for Knowledge and Culture has a drawn up a proposal to change those rules.

Abused children with suicidal thoughts

The latest population survey conducted by the Danish National Institute of Public Health and the University of Southern Denmark shows that violence, alcohol problems, and abuse in childhood more than double the prevalence of suicidal thoughts in Greenland. The Nordic Council wants joint Nordic action to protect children in Greenland.

“Young people must put pressure on the agreement on biodiversity”

The rapid disappearance of animal and plant species requires an assertive new global agreement on biodiversity. Yet without the influence of young people, any such agreement will lack ambition. These are the views of Nicholas Kujala of the Nordic Youth Council, who is one of those hoping to mobilise young people in the Nordic Region to have their say on the agreement.

Чтобы избежать дезинформации, нужно приложить самостоятельные усилия

1 июля 2019 года на шведском фестивале демократии «Almedalsveckan» в Висбю на острове Готланд в дискуссионной палатке Северного сотрудничества обсуждались освещение России средствами массовой информации Северных стран и освещение Северных стран российскими СМИ, модератором выступила шведская тележурналистка Шарон Йома (Sharon Jåma).

To avoid disinformation – you need to make an effort yourself

On 1st of July 2019 at the Swedish democracy festival, “Almedalsveckan” in Visby on the Gotland island the Nordic media’s coverage of Russia and the Russian media’s coverage of the Nordic countries were discussed at the tent of Nordic Co-operation, moderated by the Swedish TV-journalist Sharon Jåma.

“Young people must put pressure on the agreement on biodiversity”

The rapid disappearance of animal and plant species requires an assertive new global agreement on biodiversity. Yet without the influence of young people, any such agreement will lack ambition. These are the views of Nicholas Kujala of the Nordic Youth Council, who is one of those hoping to mobilise young people in the Nordic Region to have their say on the agreement.

New vision for Nordic co-operation

The Ministers for Nordic Co-operation have outlined their vision for the next decade. The most important objectives are to make the Nordic Region a global leader on the climate and sustainability and an even more integrated region than it is at present. The draft vision will now be submitted to the prime ministers, who have the final say on the Nordic Council of Ministers’ priorities.

Continued support for Nordic-Russian co-operation on journalism

Nordic-Russian co-operation on journalism will continue in 2019-20. The explicit assertion of Nordic-Russian co-operation on journalism is that free and independent press is a prerequisite of a modern democracy. At its meeting on 18 June, the Nordic Committee for Co-operation decided to provide continued support for co-operation on journalism to the tune of SEK 2.1 million.

No evidence that social media are harmful to young people

A new report challenges widespread perceptions about the harmful effects of social media on young people. The researchers find that young people who thrive in life in general also thrive on social media. Both researchers and the media tend to tar everyone with the same brush, and this is how myths arise, the report concludes.

Gastronomy solutionists from four continents at EAT 2019

Can gastronomy help to address some of the most pressing global challenges? The Nordic Food Policy Lab, Hivos, WWF, Slow Food International, IFOAM, Ethos Mexico and FUCOGA think so. Join us to meet pioneers and frontrunners from four continents sharing behind-the-scenes insights and strategies!

The winners of the Embla Food Award 2019

Denmark, Finland and the Faroe Islands were the big winners at the second Nordic Food Awards “Embla”. World famous food visionary Claus Meyer and up and coming entrepreneurs like Gimburlombini, and Bondens Skafferi were among those who scooped the seven prizes.

No evidence that social media are harmful to young people

A new report challenges widespread perceptions about the harmful effects of social media on young people. The researchers find that young people who thrive in life in general also thrive on social media. Both researchers and the media tend to tar everyone with the same brush, and this is how myths arise, the report concludes.

Support for Nordic investment in 2027 world cup

A joint statement made today by the Nordic football associations, the Nordic Council committee for knowledge and culture, and the Nordic Council committee for growth and development has expressed the ambition and requisite support for hosting the 2027 women’s football world cup in the Nordic Region.

Canada to host the joint Nordic cultural initiative 2021

The culture ministers have decided that the next joint Nordic cultural initiative will be held in Canada in 2021. The country won out in tough competition with its fascinating proposal for a programme of artistic innovation, inclusion, sustainability and a boost to relationships with the Nordic Region at multiple venues, e.g. in Toronto, Halifax, Vancouver and Iqaluit.

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