October 2020

First working group meeting on international cooperation in Senegal-Mauritania Aquifer Basin

On 22 October 2020, a first working group meeting was held to discuss international cooperation in the Senegal-Mauritanian Aquifer Basin (SMAB). During this meeting, several deliverables were prepared by the partners with the objective of assessing the capacity, weaknesses and state of (ground)water management and international cooperation in the four member states.

Celebrating 75 years of UN and UNESCO

This year marks the United Nations’ and UNESCO’s 75th anniversary and in honour of this, the national UNESCO commission of the Netherlands is organising a one-week celebration. From 19 to 24 October 2020, many UNESCO organisations and heritage sites in the Netherlands will be illuminated in the UN’s trademark blue colour and all UN / UNESCO affiliated organisations based in this country will raise awareness about the crucial work that has been done under the UN flag over the past 75 years.