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Environment

This section contains articles about science, nature, medicine, anthropology, health and the human spirit.

 
 Ebola VirusEbola Virus by The Ovi Team
27th June 1976; the world's first recorded Ebola virus epidemic begins making its way through the area. By the time the epidemic is over, 284 cases are reported, with about half of the victims dying from the disease.
 
 Water as a human right - How Slovenia protects its drinking waterWater as a human right - How Slovenia protects its drinking water by Ovi Magazine Guest
2.2 billion people in the world have only irregular access to clean water, including in Europe. While the EU is only hesitantly introducing improvements to secure the drinking water supply...
 
 The Antarctic Treaty SystemThe Antarctic Treaty System by The Ovi Team
23rd June 1961; The Antarctic Treaty System comes into force to regulate international relations with respect to Antarctica...
 
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 World Refugee DayWorld Refugee Day by The Ovi Team
The United Nations' (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. This event honours the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee...
 
 World Sickle Cell DayWorld Sickle Cell Day by The Ovi Team
June 19th; Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a serious condition that affects people all over the world; the complications that arise from it are usually fatal. Sickle cell disease is a set...
 
 World Day to Combat Desertification and DroughtWorld Day to Combat Desertification and Drought by The Ovi Team
The United Nations' World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is annually observed on June 17 to highlight the urgent need to curb the desertification process. It also aims to strengthen the visibility of the drylands issue on...
 
 Zebra CrossingsZebra Crossings by The Ovi Team
14th June 1961; following increasing numbers of accidents at uncontrolled zebra crossings a new type of road crossing with push button controls which will allow pedestrians to stop traffic...
 
 Our Common Oceans and SeasOur Common Oceans and Seas by Rene Wadlow
The Association of World Citizens has long been concerned with the Law of the Sea and had been active during the 10-year negotiations on the law of the sea during the 1970s, the meetings being held one month a year...
 
 World Ocean DayWorld Ocean Day by The Ovi Team
On World Oceans Day people around the planet celebrate and honour the body of water which links us all, for what it provides humans and what it represents. Be a part of this growing global celebration!
 
 Avenues of Action : UN Decade on Ecosystem RestorationAvenues of Action : UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration by Rene Wadlow
On 5 June 2021, the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, 2021-2030 started. An ecosystem is the interaction between people, plants, animals and their surroundings.
 
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