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Dissolution of the French National Assembly by Macron: Context and Consequences

Emmanuel Macron has decided to dissolve the National Assembly following a significant defeat for the presidential majority in the 2024 European elections. The decision comes against a backdrop in which the Rassemblement National (RN)...

First Person: Guest editing UN News’s first live blog takeover

That’s happening on the opening day of the 17th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP17) to the game-changing Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, taking place from 11 to...

European elections 2024: publication of results and other information for media | News

Provisional European election results can only be published after 23.00 CEST, when the last voting polls in Italy have closed. Before, Parliament will publish a first set of available national estimates around 18.15...

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: 5 fast facts

The landmark legally binding treaty entered into force on 3 May 2008, marking a major milestone in the effort to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights for...

World Oceans Day event highlights immediate protection measures needed

UN World Oceans Day, celebrated on Friday at UN Headquarters in New York, focused on “opening minds, igniting senses, and inspiring possibilities” to protect marine life worldwide.

Eco-friendly and affordable battery for low-income countries

A battery made from zinc and lignin that can be used over 8000 times. This has been developed by researchers at Linköping University with a vision to provide a cheap and sustainable battery...

Amid Gaza war, children now work so families can survive: ILO

Details of that development and the “unprecedented devastation” to the Palestinian jobs market and the wider economy beyond Gaza and the West Bank are outlined in a new report from the ILO.Ahead of its...

Weekly Election Highlights

In total, around 360 million Europeans are called to the polls to elect the 720 members of the next European Parliament.

Lab-Grown vs Mined: An Analysis of the Diamond Debate

In the sparkling world of diamonds, a riveting debate unfolds: Should you choose the timeless allure of mined diamonds or the modern marvels of lab-grown gems? This decision goes beyond mere aesthetics, encompassing...

Civil society, business, and culture encourage citizens to vote in EU elections | News

Leading lights from across Europe’s business, cultural and non-profit communities have joined in the campaign to raise awareness about the importance of the elections, and to encourage citizens across the Union to vote. More...

UN chief condemns escalating violence and civilian attacks in Myanmar

UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said the Secretary-General “strongly condemns” recent attacks by the Myanmar military in Rakhine State and Sagaing Region that have reportedly claimed the lives of many civilians.“The Secretary-General is deeply...

War must never be normalized for child victims: Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine

In remarks to commemorate the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, Denise Brown also noted that boys and girls in frontline regions have had to spend the equivalent of seven months...

European elections: EU institutions prepared to counter disinformation | News

The European elections are a flagship of European democracy. As documented by e.g. the European Digital Media Observatory, disinformation actors from inside and outside the EU seek to undermine the integrity of the...

In-Demand IT Skills that Boost Your Resume

The IT industry is rapidly evolving, driven by continuous technological advancements and increasing business needs. As companies adopt new technologies, the demand for skilled IT professionals rises, making it crucial for individuals in this...

European elections: Daily media briefings from Thursday 6 June to Monday 10 June

Between Thursday 6 June and Saturday 8 June, three off-the-record briefings on the European elections will be held in Parliament’s Anna Politkovskaya press conference room

The EU and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, a fortress under siege

East of the European Union, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, 84, courageously holds a vulnerable fortress defending the historical presence of Christianity in Turkey, which has been under threat for centuries and more particularly...

More than 500 Palestinians killed in occupied West Bank: UN rights chief

Two of the latest fatalities were 16-year-old Ahmed Ashraf Hamidat and 17-year-old Mohammed Musa Al Bitar, both shot “at a distance of about 70 metres while running away after throwing stones and/or Molotov...

Data Centers Predicted to Consume 9% of US Electricity by 2030

According to the Electric Power Research Institute’s recent findings, data centers in the United States could consume as much as 9% of the nation’s total electricity by the end of the decade, which...

Experts at conference held at the Church of Scientology of Rome, make the point on the state of freedom of belief in Italy and...

University professors, civil servants, parliamentarians and religious representatives took part in a one-day conference on current challenges to freedom of belief.

Russia and sexual violence as a weapon of war in Ukraine

One of the fundamental human rights is the right to the sexual use of one's own body, without being subjected to humiliation for reasons of trafficking, prostitution, religious, political or war conflicts. In March 2024,...

European elections 2024: practical details for media on election days and night | News

 Daily media briefings from Thursday 6 June to Monday 10 June Parliament’s press service will organise briefings for media, in physical presence and remotely via interactio, to provide background information about the European elections,...

Background – European elections 2024: country sheets

Find here information on electoral rules, poll opening and closing times and candidates for the 2024 European election in EU member states, as well as useful figures. Source : © European Union, 2024...

Boosting Employee Engagement with Interactive Technology

Employee engagement is pivotal in creating a productive and satisfying work environment. Engaged employees are often more motivated, productive, and committed to their employer’s goals, directly contributing to an organization’s overall success. However,...

Leveraging technology to benefit people with ALS

A team of researchers at the University of Missouri is using a system of advanced sensors to detect the progression of ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, with hopes of keeping patients healthier, happier,...

UN human rights chief sounds alarm over rising violence in Burkina Faso

Allegations of responsibility point to both armed groups and State actors.“While armed groups are presumed responsible for the vast majority of incidents and victims and should be held accountable, I am also deeply...
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