UN sets up bioweapons treaty support team

first_img In the 1990s the treaty countries worked on setting up an agency similar to the IAEA or OPCW but couldn’t agree on details, the UN reported. In 2001 the countries decided to take a new approach focusing on better implementation of the existing provisions of the convention, and the resulting process showed the need for a small team to assist countries in those efforts. See also: Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention site The UN said the Sixth Review conference of the Biological Weapons Convention in December 2006 decided to establish the support unit to help countries in their efforts to implement the treaty. “The decision was a landmark in the history of the international community’s efforts against biological weapons, as the Convention itself has no provision for institutional support,” the statement said. The international agreements dealing with nuclear and chemical weapons have well-established organizations that oversee their operations (the International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA] and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons [OPCW]), but no such institution exists for biological weapons, the UN said. The need for such a group has often been noted, but an agreement on how to proceed was elusive until recently. The Biological Weapons Convention took effect in 1975 and was the first multilateral treaty banning an entire category of weapons. A total of 155 countries are parties to the convention, according to the treaty’s Web site. Aug 29, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The United Nations recently established a small team in Geneva to help implement the Biological Weapons Convention, the first international institution created for that purpose.center_img Richard Lennane was appointed earlier this year as head of the unit, which began operating Aug 2, the UN said. The unit was officially inaugurated with an Aug 20 ceremony in Geneva. The launch coincided with the opening of the 2007 Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of Experts. The unit will also serve as a clearinghouse for information about “confidence-building measures,” provide administrative support to the participating countries, and work to persuade other countries to sign the convention, the UN said. “Much of the mandate of the Unit is concerned with facilitating communication among States parties [to the convention] and, upon request, facilitating contacts with scientific and academic institutions, as well as non-governmental organizations,” said Sergio Duarte, the UN’s high representative for disarmament affairs. Aug 20 UN news releasehttp://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2007/dc3079.doc.htm The Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit has a staff of three professional officers who will promote adherence to the 1972 treaty banning biological weapons and facilitate communication among countries that signed it, the UN said in an Aug 20 news release.last_img read more

Apartments for rent the most expensive and most sought after in Zagreb

first_imgClassifieds data Crozilla.com showed that during August, the average advertised rental prices of apartments up to 100 “square meters” reached values ​​of 920 euros.If we compare the average asking rental prices in cities such as Zagreb, Rijeka, Split, Zadar and Opatija – the data of the Crozilla.com advertisement show that during August the highest rents of apartments of between 20 and 80 “square meters” were recorded in Zagreb. Rents for larger apartments, those from 80 to 100 square meters, have the highest average values ​​in Split and Opatija, where they were about 100 euros more than in Zagreb.The average advertised rental prices of smaller apartments, those between 20 and 40 square meters, averaged around 340 euros in August. Despite a monthly drop of 3,4 percent, the highest prices of such apartments were recorded in Zagreb, where they amounted to 422 euros. At the same time, in Rijeka, an average of 275 euros per month was demanded for renting such, which is 0,7 percent less than in July. While other cities included in this survey recorded a monthly decline in value, the increase in prices was recorded only in Opatija, where rents for apartments in these areas increased by 0,7 percent and averaged 296 euros.In August, an average of around 40 euros was demanded for renting apartments of 60 to 410 square meters. The largest increase in the prices of such apartments was recorded in Zagreb, where rents increased by 1,5 percent, averaging 480 euros. In Opatija and Split, rental prices were around 440 euros, and in Rijeka and Zadar around 340 euros.The data showed that apartments with an area of ​​between 60 and 80 “square meters” rented an average of about 570 euros. In this “category”, Zagreb was again the most expensive in August, which also recorded the largest monthly price increase of 5,3 percent. For renting apartments in such areas in Zagreb, an average of around 700 euros was demanded, while in Split, for example, prices were around 100 euros lower, and in Zadar 200 euros lower than in the capital. Despite the 0,7 percent increase, rents for apartments in these areas in Rijeka were lower than in other cities included in this survey, for which an average of about 430 euros was requested.The advertised rental prices of 80 to 100 square meters during August averaged about 770 euros. The highest average values ​​were recorded in Split, where, according to Crozilla.com, the average rent was as much as 920 euros, which is 0,1 percent more than a month earlier, and in Opatija, where they increased by 0,2 percent and amounted to 911 euros. . In Zagreb, the average advertised rental prices of such apartments amounted to 808 euros, which is a monthly increase of 1,8 percent.Zagreb is still the most sought afterZagreb, Rijeka, Zadar, Split and Osijek are the cities where the offer of apartments for rent was most often searched during August. When it comes to Zagreb, the center is still the part of the city where the greatest demand prevails, and apartments for rent in the area of ​​Trešnjevka, then Sesvete, Maksimir and Dubrava were also in demand.last_img read more

A new director of the Institute of Tourism has been elected

first_imgAt the session of the Management Board held on October 2.10.2017, XNUMX. year, for the new director of the Institute of Tourism was unanimously elected Dr. sc. Damir Krešić, a longtime member of the research team of the Institute of Tourism.Dr. In the curriculum of the Institute, Krešić announced a new step forward in business, both in the segment of scientific work and in the segment of cooperation with the tourism industry. Particular emphasis was placed on the need for practical application of the results of scientific and professional work in the tourism industry, and the need to connect science with the tourism industry. Dr. sc. Damir Krešić has many years of experience in tourism development planning, both in Croatia and in the region. During his career so far, he has participated in numerous professional projects, is the author of a number of scientific papers in the field of tourism, and his work has contributed to improving the business of many entities engaged in the provision of services in tourism.Until now, the Institute of Tourism was headed by Dr. sc. Sanda Čorak, under whose leadership the Institute has successfully implemented numerous projects important for the sustainable development of Croatian tourism. Some of the significant projects of the Institute in the past period are the Tourism Development Strategy of the Republic of Croatia until 2020, the Tourist Satellite Balance (TSA), TOMAS – research of attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia and many others. Dr. Čorak remains at the Institute of Tourism in a scientific position.last_img read more

Tourist rickshaws presented in Osijek – Rikša tour Osijek

first_imgAfter Zagreb and Osijek, it received its rickshaws as a new tourist product, ie a new offer for sightseeing of the city’s sights on the Drava.Rikša tour Osijek points out that they offer an interesting and different tour for exploring the city for all visitors to Osijek, and they also offer three different tours. The tours consist of a 15-minute promenade ride, a 30-minute tour of the Fortress, a 60-minute tour of the Fortress to A. Starčević Square and free tours by arrangement, and all tours are accompanied by an audio presentation in two languages.The project was initiated by Siniša Prelčec from Belišće, and it intends to employ at least four students on the thematic tour of the city. He says that he waited for the first sunny day to present the rickshaw to the public, which appeared today in sunny Osijek. “I have been working in tourism for fifteen years, since I retired from the Croatian Army, where I have been since the beginning. After the disbandment, I first got a job in catering, then in the season on the Adriatic. I made sure that rickshaws are in the thematic tourist offer because I visited a lot of our coast, and even a few cities in the world. And more and more guests are coming from these parts of the world, the offer is all the more attractive. The business idea somehow caught up with me after I saw that more and more tourists were visiting Slavonia, I went to the authorities and asked for permission, and then bought rickshaws in China with my own money. ”  said Siniša Prelčec for HRT Osijek.At the start, there are two vehicles on offer, and each rickshaw can accommodate two or three passengers. The starting point of the rickshaw is on the main square, Trg dr. Ante Starčevića, and it is possible to order at the client’s address.last_img read more

Pula Airport opened the line Pula – Geneva

first_imgSwiss International Air Lines, a Swiss airline, will on Saturday land for the first time at Pula Airport from Geneva. That’s right successfully established business cooperation with Pula Airport and the connection between Pula and Geneva.According to the announced flight schedule, Swiss International Air Lines will perform passenger air traffic on the route Geneva – Pula – Geneva once a week (Saturday) during the summer season, ie until September 1, 2018. Air traffic will be performed by Bombardier CS300 aircraft.”For many years, our Airport has also served as a training center with several airlines from Europe, and among them is our old partner SWISS. We are very proud that the retraining of pilots on the new type of C Series aircraft was also partly in Pula. Now, finally, this aircraft is coming on a commercial flight with passengers, and in that way it has brought our Istria closer to this demanding market. I am sure that we will delight all visitors with our offer, and the Airport will do everything as before to keep their first and last impression of our destination in a fond memory. ” said Svemir Radmilo, director of Pula Airport.Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is a Swiss airline, flying from Zurich and Geneva to over 100 destinations in 43 countries and carrying more than 16.5 million passengers a year with its fleet of over 90 aircraft.,,With SWISS as part of the Lufthansa Group, we are very proud of the latest type of aircraft from our fleet, and we are especially proud of the fact that the latest type of aircraft will fly on the Geneva – Pula – Geneva route during the summer season. With this new flight, we are now connecting travelers from Istria with Switzerland, and Swiss travelers with magical Istria. “Said Bernhard Wodl, General Manager of Lufthansa Group for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.SWISS is part of the Lufthansa Group and is also a member of the Star Alliance, the world’s largest aviation group.last_img read more

Osijek-Baranja County encourages the development of tourism with 650.000 kuna

first_imgThe third group support it is approved for organizing and participating in events, which is determined depending on the significance of the event and can amount to up to 50 percent of eligible costs, and 19 grants were approved in the total amount of HRK 104.300,00. Next year, the Days of Croatian Tourism will be held in Osijek, and the Days of UHPA in Vinkovci, which will be a great incentive and opportunity for the development of tourism in Slavonia. Photo: Osijek-Baranja County Grants amount to up to 50 percent of the eligible costs of the investment in the increase of accommodation capacities, quality of services and other prescribed purposes. Individually, the support can amount to a maximum of HRK 30.000,00. By signing the contract with a total value of HRK 500.100,00, the payment was enabled support from the budget of Osijek – Baranja County for investments in the development and improvement of rural tourism in the area of ​​Osijek-Baranja County for companies, crafts, family farms, simple companies, catering facilities and other entities engaged in tourism.center_img “Continental tourism is one of the strategic activities of Osijek-Baranja County, so among other incentive measures and activities from the county budget, we approve three types of support in rural tourism. This year we end with the signing of contracts for three types of support with 66 beneficiaries, ie the payment of 657.800,00 kuna for their activities which enrich the offer of continental tourism of Osijek-Baranja County, which we will do in the future. ” said Anusic. Continental tourism has become one of the strategic activities of Osijek-Baranja County The contracts were signed yesterday by Osijek-Baranja County Prefect Ivan Anušić and 40 beneficiaries of these grants, as well as seven beneficiaries subsidies for investment in indigenous and eno gastronomic offer, which were approved a total of HRK 53.400,00, intended to cover up to 50 percent of invoices paid for the purchase of agricultural products from local agricultural producers, up to a maximum of HRK 10.000,00. last_img read more

The winter senior program brings 30 guests from Scandinavia and Germany to Dubrovnik

first_imgWith a large number of destinations that are regularly connected to Dubrovnik during the winter, from Monday, January 14, begins the charter program of arrivals of senior groups from Scandinavia and Germany, which will bring over 11 visitors to Dubrovnik by May 30. This prolongs the season, the length of stay of guests, increases tourist spending and satisfaction with the destination, as well as the key problem of mass tourism that is present in Dubrovnik. This is called strategic and sustainable development, not that Dubrovnik sees only itself and within its “four” walls. OVER 30 THOUSAND VISITORS FROM SCANDINAVIA AND GERMANY Photo: Pixabay.com An excellent program and an example of how the season is extended, ie in this case we can talk about a high pre-season. Also, it should be praised that Dubrovnik is a place of arrival and departure as one of the main motives for arrival, but as part of the program sells the whole of Dalmatia and it is an example of how destinations must cooperate. Especially Dubrovnik, which must use its media and financial power to sell and brand the wider area of ​​Dubrovnik, ie the entire Dubrovnik County as well as Dalmatia.center_img It is a journey that begins and ends in Dubrovnik, during which guests will also visit Ston, Makarska, Trogir and Split. He will spend two nights in Dubrovnik in the Dubrovnik hotels Hotel Rixos Libertas, Hotel Lero, Hotel Villa Paradiso and hotels from the Valamar group.  This year, over 30 visitors are planned to arrive by May 11, 2019, while next year the plan is to bring up to 65 visitors, according to the Dubrovnik Tourist Board.  Organized by the travel agency WTouristic, a member of the Karaci group and RSD Reisen from Germany, the winter program of senior group arrivals from Germany and Scandinavia with one charter per day starts on Monday, January 14, until February 11, when it will start arriving twice a day until 11:2018. .May. The winter program began in October XNUMX, after which it was briefly redirected to Split Airport due to works at the Dubrovnik airport.last_img read more

A contract was signed for the development of a Management Plan for the monumental ensemble of the City of Dubrovnik

first_img“The commission has prepared procurement documentation and prepared a project task according to UNESCO guidelines, and it implies cooperation of city administration and institutions with the private sector, associations, citizens, civil society organizations and its success will depend on the success of its implementation in all management moves. world good ”Mihaela Skurić, director of the Institute for the Reconstruction of Dubrovnik, emphasized in the introduction “This is the first management plan in the Republic of Croatia for the UNESCO-protected area, which is why we have included the University of Zagreb, the University of Dubrovnik, as well as foreign experts with experience in developing a management plan to respond well to this task.” concluded the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb Krunoslav Šmit. The City of Dubrovnik, the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Zagreb and the Institute for the Reconstruction of Dubrovnik have signed an Agreement on the execution of services for the preparation of the Management Plan for the monumental ensemble of the City of Dubrovnik. The Management Plan is a planning document based on which a framework for the management of the World Heritage Site “Old Town of Dubrovnik” is created in order to preserve and improve the properties of outstanding universal value under the protection of UNESCO, while developing modern life through sustainable management and use of good and its contact zone. “The management plan will define everything we have problems with on a daily basis and thus life will be much easier for the city administration, residents and all businesses that want to do business in the historic core, because the rules of the game will be known. We are preparing and adopting a buffer zone, we are really taking care of the UNESCO protected area on several levels”Said the Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, and concluded that it is crucial to preserve the protected cultural heritage in the best possible condition for future generations. The management plan is prepared for the period from 2020 to 2025, and it should elaborate the goals, define priorities through the action plan, and propose specific conditions and measures, organizational models and rules that should be adopted by the City Council, all for the purpose of optimal protection and preservation of World Heritage assets in key processes of inclusion in modern life and economic development. Mayor Franković thanked the Institute for Reconstruction, the Ministry of Culture headed by Minister Nina Obuljen Koržinek, Mayor Tanja Lolić and all those who participated in the long process that preceded the signing of the contract.last_img read more

In the first six months, Valamar Riviera generated revenue of HRK 698 million

first_imgMore than 2 million overnight stays were realized, which is 5% more than last year. Thus, the growth of overnight stays continued for the fifth year in a row with an increase in the average daily price by 8%. HELIOS FAROS COMES OUT OF BANKRUPTCY: VALAMAR AND PBZ CROATIA INSURANCE INVEST 650 MILLION HRK IN RECONSTRUCTION New development cycle on Hvar VALAMAR RIVIERA EMPLOYED 7.000TH WORKER In the first six months of this year, Valamar Riviera generated total revenue of HRK 698 million, of which HRK 663 million relates to sales revenue, which increased by 13% compared to the same period last year. center_img RELATED NEWS: The generated revenues are the result of an intensive investment cycle and the consolidation of Hotel Makarska and Valamar Obertauern Hotel, emphasize Valamar Riviera and add: “Despite the challenging tourist season and the increase in the competitiveness of certain destinations in the Mediterranean, Valamar recorded good results in the first part of the year, especially in invested facilities, which confirms Valamar’s long-term strategy of investing in quality of offer and investment in destinations and employees.” By paying the deposits, Valamar acquired 23,61%, and PBZ Croatia osiguranje 70,83% of the shares Helios Farosa over which the bankruptcy proceedings were successfully completed in July this year. It is planned that Valamar will take over the management of the Helios Farosa hotel and tourist facilities in the fall of 2019. last_img read more

Announcement of protests by carriers throughout Croatia: Tourist transport on its knees

first_imgThis combination shackled us in quarantines, more or less strong, made us change our lives, habits, thoughts, jobs… One of the industries that first succumbed, and then completely stretched out is – tourism. Closed borders between cities, states, canceled transcontinental flights, ferry lines, stopped trains, buses… Until when? But we will like it. Safe. Tomorrow, Thursday at 11:55 am, buses, minibuses and vans will leave for a peaceful ride in Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, Osijek, Pula, Dubrovnik, Šibenik and Zadar. The realistic scenario is for leasing houses to seize 600 buses. But who will drive tourists when the borders open? Does this introduce foreign carriers through small doors in Croatia? It is a kind of parade, less a protest of the owners of companies in OCCASIONAL TRANSPORT, which were deprived of the opportunity to work, and thus income, by the ‘crown crisis’. They are ‘pressed’ by obligations under vehicle lease agreements, and tourism is not even in sight yet. Even if there is, who knows under what conditions tourists will ride. Weeks fly by, installments pile up, nervousness and helplessness take their toll. Leasing a home, because let’s be realistic, few people are able to open a bag and buy a bus in cash, they have no mercy. It is known how it goes and who will be the first to drum. Debentures are activated and a crash is imminent. Primarily small, and over time, stronger players. Few will survive, and when the borders open one day who will drive? and in what? A realistic scenario is that this will open the market to foreign carriers that their countries have helped keep their business afloat. What the ‘Occasional Transport’ representatives are looking for is; that the state help them, in agreement with the leasing companies, to freeze the principal and interest on their contracts for a minimum of one year and to urgently grant them liquidity funds, and extend the job rescue measure for a minimum of three months. Many industries are on the verge of collapse due to the crisis and leasing costs, and one of them is carriers. Permits for transit through the cities have been issued by the police, and tomorrow you can leave – which you will not board. With, of course, a distance of two meters and a thumb up for the survival of the transport profession in tourism.center_img They also sent a press release, stating that Hanfa had left the fate of the carrier to leasing companies with a recommendation on a moratorium. Literally, she sacrificed them. One scenario is that leasing companies could seize more than 600 vehicles for tourist transport throughout Croatia. There are almost 2000 employees in this sector. They fall at the expense of the state in an instant. The measures taken so far to save jobs are just a drop in the ocean of the needs of carriers in tourism. The owners are fed up because they are aware of the value of every driver, mechanic, every link in the fragile industry. The large outflow of drivers in the last ten years to Western countries for better wages and working conditions has been a problem anyway, so it is all the more important to keep all employees. The well-known syllable #stay at home, the carriers paraphrased in #you will be left homeless. Small, so tiny that it can’t be seen with the naked eye, a virus – the world has stopped. As in a giant wall of domino tiles, regions, states, cities, continents fell… Everything stopped because of that little evil, which got its name CVD-19. But the virus, colloquially called the ‘crown’ is not alone. He has two powerful allies – ignorance and fear. Nobody knows. The first battles have been won, the number of healed is growing, but the war is still going on. And not one. At the same time, there is a war for survival. It’s hard to say who is the most vulnerable category in the trouble of a stopped world. From everyone’s point of view, the burden is the heaviest for everyone. But there is no doubt, economically speaking – tourism was the first to fall. And the latter will rise into a new circle of life. Different, no doubt. One segment of this huge industry managed to organize itself – with plenty of emotions, discussions and stories – and launch an initiative that will turn Zagreb, Split, Kvarner, Istria and Dalmatia for half an hour into a soundscape we are not used to in recent months of silence. Photo: Pexels.comlast_img read more