Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps Announces Community Partners

first_imgThirty eight Nova Scotian students will learn the importance of environmental stewardship and gain valuable work skills as part of the Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps program. From June 25 to Aug. 24, students will work with 15 community partners on projects related to waste management, pollution prevention, climate change, energy conservation and environmental education. The Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps will work with the following community partners on environmentally friendly projects: Atlantic Coastal Action Program – Cape Breton Town of Canso Department of Environment and Labour, Port Hawkesbury and Halifax office Guysborough Environmental Waste Management Facility North Colchester River Restoration Committee Clean Nova Scotia Town of New Glasgow along with Conserve Nova Scotia Bluenose Costal Action Foundation Ecology Action Center Sackville Rivers Association Department of Natural Resources Tusket River Environmental Protection Association Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute This is the 18th consecutive summer for the project. Youth will earn $8.50 an hour and will be trained in first aid, occupational health and safety and Workplace Materials Information System(WHMIS). For more information on Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps, visit the website at www.gov.ns.ca/enla/youth or call 424-4924.last_img read more



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UN experts hold talks with Lankan delegation

During its session, the Working Group also held meetings with representatives of the Governments of the Gambia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Morocco, Namibia, Pakistan, Serbia, Sri Lanka and Tajikistan to exchange views on individual cases and on the issue of enforced disappearance in general.It also met the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Marzuki Darusman, non-governmental organizations and family members of disappeared persons. Members of the Working Group also held a series of informal bilateral meetings with States with a view to enhance cooperation. The Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances said it examined 29 reported cases of enforced disappearances under its urgent action procedure, as well as information on about 400 cases, including newly-submitted cases and previously accepted ones. The cases were seen last week in Geneva, during the Group’s 96th session. The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances has had discussions with a Sri Lankan delegation on enforced disappearances, the working group said in a statement on Friday without giving further details.The five-strong expert group studied cases, including urgent actions, concerning Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belarus, Chile, China, Colombia, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Egypt, Honduras, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Pakistan, Peru, Russian Federation, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, Uzbekistan and Yemen. The independent human rights experts also reviewed responses from various Governments to prompt intervention letters, urgent appeals and general allegations. The Working Group also examined allegations submitted by credible sources regarding obstacles encountered in the implementation of the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance and held discussions on past and potential country visits, as well as future activities. read more



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