Greece becomes a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council

With the support of 182 states, Greece was elected a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the period 2025-2026, on Thursday June 6, 2024. Our country assumes the position in the Security Council for the third time after the two-year terms of 1952-1953 and 2005-2006. Greece pledges to work on the basis of the triptych “Dialogue-Diplomacy-Democracy” and to vigorously promote the priorities of the Greek candidature, namely the peaceful settlement of disputes, respect for international law, Women, Peace and Security, Climate, Peace and Security, Children and Armed Conflict and Maritime Security. With her election, Greece is at the centre of international attention, increasing its geopolitical and diplomatic footprint and becoming one of the countries that decide at the international level on all critical cutting-edge issues.

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The children of the Diaspora get to know their place of origin

Children of the Greek Diaspora aged 8 to 17 years old from various parts of the world, including Istanbul, Egypt, Tanzania, South Africa, Canada and Brazil, are scheduled to be hosted this year at the summer camps of the Municipality of Athens, in Agios Andreas, Attica. The program will be implemented following a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Municipality of Athens, according to which every summer at least 200 children of the Greek Diaspora will be accommodated, 50 per camping period, at no cost to the children. The camping program includes visits to the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum and Ancient Olympia, as well as educational activities specially adapted for children of the Greek community to learn the Greek language and elements of Greek culture.


“mAiGreece”: upgrading the travel experience in Greece with the help of artificial intelligence

All the information needed by visitors to Greece to enjoy their stay is provided by the new Digital Assistant, “mAiGreece”. Travellers will be able to chat with “mAiGreece” by submitting their query in natural language, written or spoken. Using geo-location technology (GPS), “mAiGreece” will provide information according to the area in which visitors are located. The new digital application integrates information on landmarks, museums, archaeological sites, blue flag beaches, hospitals and health centers, police stations, embassies and consulates of foreign countries, as well as the content of The new Digital Assistant supports 31 languages, including the 24 official languages of the EU, as well as Albanian, Chinese, Japanese, Japanese, Turkish, Hebrew, Arabic and Korean.

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Literary messages in the public space

Literary messages and writings on illegal advertising signboards that had been removed from the public space by the relevant crews of the Municipality of Chania in the past, were recycled and reused in order to provide a trigger for discussion among passers-by. This is the implementation of the second cycle of the program Epana-thesis, in the context of which the signs returne to a new cycle of use, “host” texts by writers, quotes from poetic works, questions that seek a response, surprising passers-by in public space, next to iconic sites, open spaces and parks.

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Periplus: The most complete digital map of the entire known ancient world

Who wouldn’t want to take a journey through the places ancient geographers travelled to? To get to know not only the cities with their stories, but also the topography of each region, just as it was in ancient times? The digital and open-access application of historical geography, Periplus, which has been online since May 2024 on the website of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, has exactly this purpose: to provide the most complete digital map of the entire known ancient world, from Ireland to India, and with a time range from historical times to late antiquity. Browse the digital map and read more–apo-tin-Irlandia-mechri-tin-India–me-ena-aplo-klik