Austria to lead anti-landmine conference in Vienna
Making the world free of landmines will be discussed by more than 100 States at a conference at the United Nations in Vienna this week. Austria played a key role in the adoption of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention which was signed 20 years ago. Since then more than 50 million landmines have been destroyed and 30 States have cleared all their territory of these weapons. More...
International Mountain Day
"Our entire modern life, with its skyscrapers and smartphones, stands on a delicate foundation of natural systems," says UN Environment chief Erik Solheim. Maintaining this is key to securing resources and landscapes from the increasing threats of climate change. Click here to see the UN Environment's plan for the future.
Vienna and the New Urban Agenda
Vienna has topped the list of the world's most liveable cities for eight years in a row. As a growing city it faces many of the same challenges as other urban environments such as affordable housing, transport networks and integration of migrants. Watch our short film about how Vienna is trying to make the UN's New Urban Agenda a reality for people living in the city. More...
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