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Luxembourg devotes 1% of its GNI to development aid

In 2017, Luxembourg met its international commitments by allocating 1% of its gross national income (GNI) to official development assistance.

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.

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    Environment

    The Land of the Red Rocks sets its sights on UNESCO

    The southern region of the Grand Duchy wants to join UNESCO's World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

    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.

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    Tourism

    Making the Oesling region a prime tourism destination

    The Our and Haute-Sûre nature reserves - at the heart of this green region - make the Oesling a dream destination for hikers and nature lovers.

    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.

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    Citizenship

    3,315 new Luxembourgers in 2016

    Of the 995,000 persons who acquired the nationality of one of the 28 Member States of the EU, the number of new Luxembourgers was 3,315 in 2016.

    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.

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  • Updated 13-04-2018