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08/10/2023 Juliana Széchenyi

Launch of the 11th Slovenian Development Days

The first day of the 11th Slovenian Development Days, which took place on 2 October 2023 and was organised by SLOGA The platform, together with the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Slovenian Caritas, was very well attended. 120 participants were counted.

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The 1st Slovenian Humanitarian Forum was opened. String Ensemble Music for the future played the melody by Myroslav Skoryk; you can listen to it HERE

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The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Nataša Pirc Musar, in her opening address, reiterated how fragile we are as individuals and the importance of cooperation and solidarity. This was followed by a video address by missionary Pedro Opeka, who called for humanity and help through concrete examples shown in the video. In the panel discussion "Humanitarian Aid between Needs and Resources: How to respond more quickly, effectively, comprehensively and preventively? ", the panellists discussed the growing gap between humanitarian needs and funding received. The panel concluded with the awarding of prizes to the best artworks from the "Solidarity in the face of natural disasters and other humanitarian crises around the world" competition. The awards were presented by the President, Nataša Pirc Musar. The winners of the competition were Tisa Julija Golob, a 9th grade student PRIMARY SCHOOLS Olga Meglič from Ptuj, with her art work, and Matic Golob, a pupil of 7th grade PRIMARY SCHOOLS Fram with its song Solidarity.

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Medium: news.najdi.si
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Date: 08 Oct 2023
Link: Launch of the 11th Slovenian Development Days
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