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The other half of the Planet. The challenges, messages and proposals from the Women's Weeks

Economia / Redazione Expo 2015

The Women's Weeks were two intense, constructive and exciting weeks at Expo Milano 2015. Strong messages, clear proposals and concrete testimonies were given by the women and men who participated in over 50 international events, debates, concerts, readings and performances. Here is the story in words and pictures of what took place between June 29 to July 10 and the significance of this great legacy for the future.

October 16, FAO World Food Day. The new video on the children of Lesotho

Economy / Stefano Carnazzi

The video for this year, dedicated to World Food Day, explores the theme of social protection and how it can help eradicate hunger and poverty by 2030. The video focuses on the Lesotho Child Cash Grant program, put in place by the government and developed together with several partners. With the contribution to agriculture, the FAO is helping the poorest families in the country to improve productivity in the fields and their food situation.

Cristina D'Avena. “I always tell my fans that solidarity is vital”

Lifestyle / Redazione Expo 2015

MSC Cruises (Official Cruise Carrier of Expo Milano 2015) was determined to have Cristina D’Avena sing to celebrate its commitment to children. This major Cruise Line was also celebrating reaching the milestone of four million Euros donated to Unicef.

Giovanni Visci. Feeding the mind and the heart: nutrition for growth

Lifestyle / Silvia Passini

At Expo Milano 2015 the pediatrician and child psychiatrist moderated the conference entitled "Feeding the mind and the heart", aimed at raising awareness and provide training for professionals working with children and young people on the fundamental role that nutrition plays in our growth and development. In this interview he explains why food is important in terms of both psycho-emotional and social well-being, and how to pass on the message to children that food isn't just nourishment for the body, but also for the soul, and for the heart.

From the Corn and Avocado Flavor of Mexico to the Gutturnio From Piacenza… A Festival of Special Edition Ice Creams

Taste / Redazione Expo 2015

The Ferragosto holiday was an ideal day for proposing new ideas, experiments and surprising typical ingredients from different countries, sponsors and Pavilions… all expressed with ice cream, or "gelato" as they say in Italy. A triumph of deliciousness!

Fatsileni, from Africa who dreams of becoming a journalist

Culture / Redazione Expo 2015

She is ten years old, lives in Malawi, and has learned to read and write with a plan in mind: to become a journalist. She has been able to read many books with help from Save The Children, which has raised awareness in the African community on the importance of reading.

Shagufta, from a shack built next to the train tracks to the classroom

Culture / Redazione Expo 2015

She is a nine-year-old girl who lives with her parents and eight siblings in the north of India, in its capital. The family lives in a shack overlooking the train tracks. Until two years ago, Shagufta had never been to school and did not even have a birth certificate. Today, thanks to Save the Children, she is in the fourth grade.

The story of Elma, the tenacious 14 year old Bosnian who dreams of becoming a doctor

Culture / Redazione Expo 2015

She is a beautiful 14 year old Roma girl who lives with her parents in Mostar, southern Bosnia and Herzegovina. At school she was small and was the victim of bullying. Today, thanks to Save the Children, she studies with a dedication that ensures her a future. She plans to go to university and become a pediatrician.

“La Terra dei Fuochi”. A delicate situation, a wound to be healed

Sustainability / Rosamaria Cinque

The ‘Land of Fire’ consists of a clearly defined geographical area in Campania, Italy, poisoned by thousands of tons of toxic material and waste buried beneath roads and land, as documented by Roberto Saviano in his famous book “Gomorra”. This deadly wound will only be healed by fostering a debate between various institutions, the citizens and the associations devoted to environmental protection.

Paolo Nespoli. Don’t limit your dreams

Innovation / Eugenio Bonanata

In the future, we will probably be able to cook or even produce food in outer space, and in sustainable ways. Science fiction? You never know. Or so says a lad from the provinces who as a little boy dreamed of becoming an astronaut.

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