Nordic Council of Ministers

Nordic Council of Ministers

The formal co-operation between the Nordic countries is amongst the oldest and most extensive regional co-operation in the world. The Nordic Council of Ministers is the Nordic governments' co-operation forum. Representatives of the governments meet at the Council of Ministers.

The Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers, which is held for a period of one year, alternates between the member countries. The political co-operation is built on common values and a willingness to achieve results that contribute to a dynamic development and increase Nordic competencies and competiveness.



Grundfos is a global leader in advanced pump solutions and a trendsetter in water technology. They contribute to global sustainability by pioneering technologies that improve quality of life for people and care for the planet. Grundfos runs its business in a responsible and ever more sustainable way. They make products and solutions that help their customers save natural resources and reduce climate impact.


ROCA's 'We Are Water Foundation'

The "We Are Water Foundation" is an initiative of Roca, which, from its very beginnings, has been committed to the environment in terms of both its products and its production processes.

Roca's commitment to the responsible use and consumption of water has taken on a new dimension with the establishment of the We Are Water Foundation.

The main goals of the We Are Water Foundation are to counter the negative effects of the lack of adequate water resources in the world, raise public awareness and encourage people to help us to make cooperation on projects possible.


OHCHR Regional Office for Europe

The mandate of the Regional Office for Europe is based on that of the High Commissioner as the principal UN official in charge of the promotion and protection of human rights.Through the integration of the UN’s human rights standards into EU-wide policies, legislation and implementation measures, the Regional Office aims to help address human rights challenges in Europe.



Fabrica, Benetton’s communication research centre, was set up in 1994. It is based in Treviso, Italy. It is not a school, advertising agency or university. It is an applied creativity laboratory, a talent incubator, a studio of sorts in which young, modern artists come from all over the world to develop innovative projects and explore new directions in myriad avenues of communication, from design, music and film to photography, publishing and the Internet. Fabrica’s aim is to grasp the future by giving innovative exposure to cultural or scientific projects which open a window onto tomorrow’s world.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal

Cooperation development is one of the key areas of Portugal's foreign policy. It is guided by principles such as peace, solidarity, democracy and Rule of Law, respect for human rights, and environmental conservation.


Attiko Metro Operation Company S.A. (ΑΜΕL S.A.)

Has been operating the ATHENS METRO Lines 2 and 3 since they were commissioned in January 2000. Approximately 650,000 passengers use the two Metro Lines on a daily basis. It has been estimated that the Metro's operation reduced the number of cars entering the city center daily by 70,000.

Der Standard

Der Standard

Der Standard is an Austrian national daily newspaper which is published in Vienna. It is published on distinctive pink paper.



El País is the most widely-circulated newspaper in Spain.



UNEP's GreenUp Europe programme is about bringing the Green Economy to our collective European doorstep. GreenUp translates the concept of Green Economy, providing information on its web platform, and using UN social networks to promote simple positive actions that show how everyone can contribute to the Green Economy, no matter how big or small the action. Through GreenUp Europeans can see how a green economy is achievable, and applicable to our daily lives.

Interdepartmental Centre on Human Rights and the Right of Peoples

Interdepartmental Centre on Human Rights and the Right of Peoples

Founded in 1982, the Centre on Human Rights of the University of Padua is the most important and qualified academic institution in Italy in the field of human rights research, education and training. The Center carries out its activities closely with civil society organizations, schools, and local authorities.

The Centre coordinates the activities of the UNESCO Chair "Human Rights, Democracy, and Peace", the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence "Intercultural dialogue, Human Rights and Multi-level Governance", and the "Peace Human Rights Archives".

It publishes the Italian Yearbook of Human Rights and the Review "Pace diritti umani / Peace human rights".


The Italian Swimming Federation

FIN founded in 1899, joined the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) in 128. Its goal is to promote, organize and spread swimming-related activities in Italy and abroad.

The disciplines falling under its mandate are: swimming, waterpolo, diving, syncronized swimming, open waters long-distance swimming and life-saving activities.

More than 1200 clubs are FIN members. They are the grassroots of the swimming activities in Italy.



Founded in 1867, La Stampa is one of the best-known, most influential and most widely circulated Italian dailies. Published in Turin, it is distributed in Italy and other European nations. Its website was established in 1999.According to recent surveys, it enjoys an average number of 1.693.000 readers per day, of whom 148000 also browse its online edition. La Stampa has partnered UNRIC on previous information campaigns.

Le Monde


Le Monde is a French daily evening newspaper owned by La Vie-Le Monde Group and edited in Paris. It is considered the French newspaper of record, and has generally been well respected since its first edition under founder Hubert Beuve-Méry on 19 December 1944. It was founded at the request of General Charles de Gaulle.

Le Soir


Le Soir (meaning The Evening) is a Belgian newspaper. Le Soir was founded in 1887 by Emile Rossel. It is the most popular Francophone newspaper in Belgium, and considered a newspaper of record.

Le Temps

Le Temps

Le Temps is one of Switzerland's leading daily newspapers. The French language newspaper is published in Geneva and has editorial offices in Geneva, Lausanne, Berne and Zurich.



Every morning, in over 100 major cities across the world, millions of industrious metropolitans take to the streets, buses and trains on their way to work. With its unbiased views, engaging features and simple design, Metro has been the preferred source of morning news for metropolitans since its launch in early 1995; and it comes for free!

From New York to Paris or Hong Kong to Mexico, Metro has come to know its local urban readers well and has refined its offering to deliver exactly the content they want. Such excellent local market knowledge can provide invaluable insights to advertisers looking to reach this demanding audience.



NET POLEIS is a network of public, private and academic institutions, NGOs, schools, representatives of the civil society, using the modern information and communications technologies to promote activities for enhancing public awareness about crucial global themes relevant to the UN. Last year it was UNRIC's partner in organizing a week of celebrations for the UN Day, and will replicate the initiative this year.



The Danish newspaper Politiken has been published in Copenhagen since 1 October 1884. Its circulation (2010) is 100, 000 copies daily and 125,000 on Sundays.



Público is a Portuguese daily national newspaper, widely regarded as a newspaper of record. The newspaper is known as a publication of the French school, with extensive texts and few illustrations.



Radikal is a major Turkish daily newspaper and is published by the same media conglomerate, Doğan Medya, which also publishes Hürriyet newspaper and CNN Turk television.

San Marino Notizie

San Marino Notizie

San Marino Notizie is the main online news service of the Republic of San Marino. Since 2005 it proposes daily reviews of local, national and online press, and publishes certified press releases sent to its editorial office.


Regione del Veneto

Veneto is one of Italy's twenty Regions. In addition to its chief town, Venice, it includes the provinces of Belluno, Padua, Treviso, Verona and Vicenza. According to its Statute, the Region's activities are meant to foster the fulfillment of human personality and support the participation of all citizens in the organization of the political, economic and social life of the Republic. Besides, Veneto has a strong international projection, which is reflected in its activities in the protection and promotion of human rights and the support to international humanitarian missions.



News portal and website of the 365 Media group in Reykjavík, Iceland which is the publisher of the newspaper Fréttablaðið, the Television station Channel 2 and several radio stations including Bylgjan.

Fréttablaðið is Iceland´s biggest newspaper.

The German Foreign Office

The German Foreign Office

The Federal Foreign Office represents Germany's interests to the world. It promotes international exchange and offers protection and assistance to Germans abroad.

With headquarters in Berlin and a network of 229 missions abroad, the Federal Foreign Office maintains Germany's relations with other countries as well as with international and supra-national organizations.

German Ministry

German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) develops the guidelines and the fundamental concepts on which German development policy is based. It devises long-term strategies for cooperation with the various players concerned and defines the rules for implementing that cooperation. These are the foundations for developing shared projects with partner countries and international development organisations. All efforts are informed by the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals, which aim to halve poverty in the world by 2015.


United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), established in 1972, is the voice for the environment in the UN system. UNEP's mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. UNEP is an advocate, educator, catalyst and facilitator promoting the wise use of the planet's natural assets for sustainable development, and its activities cover a wide range of issues regarding the atmosphere, ecosystems, environmental governance and green economy.



UN-Water is composed of representatives of 28 United Nations organizations, including those responsible for major funds and programmes, specialised agencies, regional commissions, Conventions and other entities within the UN system. Organizations outside of the United Nations are partners in UN-Water. UN-Water strengthens coordination and coherence among UN entities dealing with issues related to all aspects of freshwater and sanitation. This includes surface and groundwater resources, the interface between freshwater and seawater and water-related disasters.


Comité 21

Comité 21 -

Comité 21 is the first network engaged in implementing sustainable development across different sectors in France. Its purpose is to create an exchange of information on strategic and methodological recommendations across the sectors, so they can together work towards sustainable development.

Comité 21 was established to implement Agenda 21 in France, the global action project ratified by 170 countries after the 1992 summit in Rio.