Researchers’ Night at the Marine Biology Station Piran

2013 International Year of Water Cooperation

Image: www.right2water.eu

With the aim of raising awareness about the importance of water resources management and about the UN International Year of Water Cooperation, UN Association of Slovenia prepared a series of projects in cooperation with the Slovenian National Commission for UNESCO. The projects included a round table on World Water Day, contest in graphical design of a mobile information point, issuing a publication and preparing an e-workshop about the UN International Year of Water Cooperation.

The new mobile information point about water was presented during the Researchers’ Night at the Marine Biology Station Piran. The information point serves to raise public awareness about the importance of water as a human right. The information point was graphically designed by Nika Domnik from Piran, a student of the Faculty of Design. Her graphic design proposal of the information point called “The Molecules” was awarded at the contest, organized by UN Association of Slovenia.

During the Researchers’ Night at the Marine Biology Station in Piran, also our new publication titled “More Space for Water – Publication about the International Year of Water Cooperation” was presented. The publication presents the activities of UNESCO in the field of water management, goals of the UN International Year of Water Cooperation, and measures for ensuring access to safe drinking water in the 21. century. Author of the foreword is distinguished Slovenian climatologist Professor Dr. Lučka Kajfež Bogataj, Head of the Department of Agricultural Meteorology at the Biotechnical Faculty of University of Ljubljana and a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Written by: Tomaž Čebela

Translated by: Andreja Slomšek

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About Pau Petit

Born in Barcelona. European Citizen of the World.

President of UNYANET 2016-2017. Former PR Officer and former Chair of the Fundraising Experts Commission of UNYANET.

Member of UN Association of Spain – Youth Section and representative to the United Nations Youth Associations Network (UNYANET) from 2010 till 2014. During this time he has been a very active MUNer going through all possible positions in the MUN world in several conferences around the globe. Also, as a proud GMUNer, Pau has met Ban Ki-Moon twice along his MUN circuit. Currently he is studying in Geneva his master’s in European Studies, specializing in economic and foreign policy of the European Union. Moreover, he has completed different internships and volunteering programs i.e. with UNESCO, UNYANET, ICTSD, among others, where he has also learnt about altruism and philanthropy. Furthermore, as an avid sportsman, Pau enjoys every possible sport on Earth and together with his former team won the basketball league of Catalonia. Finally, Pau is firmly committed with human rights of people with disabilities and believes that education and sports can play a key role in building trust and peace in post-conflict societies.
His dream is world peace.

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