Model UN Workshop Vienna 2013 – UNYANET Summary Video

The first regional Model United Nations Workshop in Vienna has come to an end. It was organized by the United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI), the United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS Vienna) and the United Nations Youth Associations Network (UNYANET).

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UNA Slovenia Youth Section – Interview on Water with Dr. Dušan Plut

Dr. Dušan Plut : “Climate change will also require sustainable water resource management in Slovenia” 

Dr. Dušan Plut. Photo: Peter Kumer.

Dr. Dušan Plut. Photo: Peter Kumer.

To celebrate the International World Water Day (22 March), UNA Slovenia organized a roundtable on 21 March called ”More space for water”. In preparation for the panel discussion, they talked to prof. Dr. Dušan Plut from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana, about water resources in Slovenia. His fields of research include geography, natural resources and hydrology. In the interview, Dr. Plut explains challenges related to the water situation in Slovenia, proposes means to overcome these challenges, and presents different point of views on the eco-friendliness of hydroelectricity.

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UNA Slovenia Youth Section – Interview on Water with Dr. Kajfež Bogataj

Dr. Lučka Kajfež Bogataj

Dr. Lučka Kajfež Bogataj

Dr. Lučka Kajfež Bogataj: “To avoid conflicts, we should agree on energy and water”

Slovenia has been in an uproar recently in response to the EU Water Framework Directive on the management of water resources, which manages the granting of concessions and allows the flow of private capital into the water sector. In preparation for the panel discussion on International Water Day, the United Nations Association of Slovenia (UNAS) sat down with Prof. Dr. Lučka Kajfež Bogataj to discuss the impact of the directive in Slovenia and the importance of water management, especially when taking climate change into consideration.

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