According to the official data collected by the OECD, Luxembourg is among the five member countries of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) to have reached the objective set by the United Nations, which is to maintain official development assistance at a level equal to or above 0.7%. The Grand Duchy thus reaffirms its second place among the most generous countries in the world in terms of development cooperation.
The presence of the iron and steel industry is still very palpable in the topography of the mining area. Now that mining has stopped, nature and vegetation have taken over once more, and new environments have developed. In order to preserve these nature reserves, the Grand Duchy is considering joining UNESCO's biosphere programme. The application mainly concerns the nature reserves in the southern part of the Grand Duchy.
While ORTAL (Regional Tourist Office of the Luxembourg Ardennes) celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2017, the annual general assembly was the opportunity to underline some of the objectives set for the coming years.
3,315 new Luxembourgers in 2016 is an increase of 4% compared to the previous year. This is one of the figures that emerged from the new report that the European Union's statistics office Eurostat has just published.