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First Minister announces funding to train women in peacekeeping

Today in New York the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a £1.2m funding  package to train over 200 women from conflict zones around the world in peacekeeping and conflict resolution in the next four years.The...

Environment Minister off to Lima with Scotland’s climate change message

Scotland’s Environment and Climate Change Minister Aileen McLeod has said that the international community must match Scotland’s world-leading climate change ambitions to tackle global warming. Dr McLeod will travel today  to Lima in Peru to...

World Forum on Natural Capital begins today

The inaugural World Forum on Natural Capital, will begin today.Attended by almost 500 people from 35 countries, the UN-backed World Forum on Natural Capital will help business and sustainability leaders to identify the economic...

First Minister in Call for climate justice

Scotland will launch a Climate Justice Fund this week to help some of the world’s poorest communities tackle the impact of climate change, it was announced today. First Minister Alex Salmond will be joined by...

Edinburgh UN Association commemorate International Democracy Day

The International Day of Democracy was commemorated last night in the City Chambers, Edinburgh, with a speech from the convener of 'Building Global Democracy' in Western Europe, Professor Jan Aart Scholte. Scholte, Professorial Research Fellow...


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