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El Salvador becomes first country in the world to ban metals mining | 02-Apr-2017 17:02
El Salvador, Central America’s smallest nation, has become the first country in the world to ban metals mining nationwide.
The new law, supported by 70 lawmakers, bans all exploration, extraction, and processing of metals both in open pits and mines.
Currency: United States Dollar
World Environmental Education Congress 2017 | 31-Mar-2017 15:53
The 9th World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) will be held in Vancouver, Canada between September 9-15 2017. The theme will be 'Weaving new connections'.
The International Organizing Committee is the WEEC Permanent Secretariat, based in Italy. The congress is an international meeting point for everyone working with education for environment and sustainable future or who has an interest in the field.
UN appoints David Beasley to head World Food Programme | 31-Mar-2017 15:42
United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres has appointed former South Carolina Governor David Beasley to head the Rome-based World Food Programme (WFP).
Beasley will run the affairs of the world’s largest humanitarian organization, serving more than 90 million beneficiaries in 80 countries. He has replaced Etharin Cousin, who has been the WFP executive director since 2012.