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  • 23 Oct 2013
    UNDP leads multilateral organizations in global aid transparency

    UNDP is the top-ranked multilateral organization in aid transparency according to a leading global ranking released on 23 October 2013.

  • 23 Oct 2013
    Information, art, food and fun during UN Day celebration in Brussels

    On Sunday, 20 October 2013, there was a true birthday party atmosphere on Grand Place in Brussels, as the UN Team celebrated the UN Day. The UN Day was jointly organized by the 26 offices of the UN in Brussels under the coordination of the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) and in partnership with the City of Brussels and Brussels Majors Events (BME).

  • 16 Oct 2013
    8th edition of the UN-EU Partnership Report launched on 2013 World Food Day

    Coinciding with the 2013 World Food Day, the UN/UNDP Office is pleased to announce the publication of the eighth annual Partnership Report “Saving and Improving Lives”. The report presents this year the United Nations-European Union partnership for food and nutrition security from 2008 to 2012. The web photo publication and the videos included in the report will take you through the results of our work on the ground.

  • 11 Oct 2013
    Celebrate the UN Day in Brussels!

    Come and celebrate the 68th birthday of the United Nations and meet the team from the 26 offices of the UN in Brussels at the Grand Place on Sunday, 20 October from 11h00 to 17h00.

  • 09 Oct 2013
    Girls as drivers of change – European Week of Action for Girls

    The third annual European Week of Action for Girls is taking place from 11 to 18 October 2013, timed to coincide with the International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October. This week of policy, media, campaigning and youth events is centered in and around the EU institutions, highlighting the barriers girls face worldwide in accessing their rights. The Week is organized by Plan EU Office under the patronage of the European Parliament and in partnership with United Nations Brussels.

  • 30 Sep 2013
    KNOMAD, UNITAR and JMDI give voice to Local Government at the United Nations

    KNOMAD, UNITAR and the JMDI are partnering to convene a side-event on Local Government: Taking the Migration and Development Agenda Forward during the second United Nations General-Assembly High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development, on 4 October 2013 in New York. The purpose of the High-level Dialogue is to identify concrete measures to strengthen coherence and cooperation at all levels, with a view to enhancing the benefits of international migration for migrants and countries alike and its important links to development, while reducing its negative implications.

  • 24 Sep 2013
    2013 – A Defining Moment for Achieving the MDGs

    Global leaders urgently call for the continued need to accelerate progress to address widening disparities

  • 10 Sep 2013
    Education, health care, honest government and jobs top priorities for people worldwide

    The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented today a new report “A Million Voices: The World We Want”. The report summarizes the findings from public consultations and surveys that engaged more than 1.3 million people in all 193 UN Member States since August 2012 in an effort to identify priorities for the post-2015 development agenda that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • 16 Jul 2013
    EU and UN officials in Moldova distributed first aid leaflet in the streets of Chisinau

    Dressed in reflective vests, Nicola Harrington-Buhay, UN Resident Coordinator, and Wicher Slagter, Head of Political and Economic Section of the EU Delegation to Moldova, accompanied by representatives of the emergency services and Automobile Club of Moldova, distributed first aid leaflets to drivers at the crossroads of Dacia and Decebal boulevards, where the most fatal traffic accidents happen in Chisinau.

  • 04 Jul 2013
    Lebanon: EU-funded workshop for stronger participation by women in political life

    On 3 July, the UNDP Lebanese Elections Assistance Programme (LEAP) organized the EU-funded workshop “Electoral Systems and Women’s Participation” in Beirut - where local candidates, activists and members from the international community came together to discuss how different electoral systems may facilitate greater participation by women in the upcoming Lebanese elections.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    Big strides on Millennium Development Goals with more targets achievable by 2015: UN report

    With some of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) already met, more targets are within reach by the 2015 target date, while challenges to achieving others must be urgently addressed, according to a new report launched today by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

  • 27 Jun 2013
    In new video, UN Secretary-General hails post-2015 agenda as most inclusive global development process

    In a new video, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls the engagement of more than 750,000 people from 194 countries in setting a new global development agenda “a historic effort for a historic policy-making process.”

  • 27 Jun 2013
    EU event to extract lessons learned from Pakistan floods

    On 26 June, EU’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments organized the event The EU and Flood Recovery: Lessons Learnt for the Next Disaster in Pakistan in Brussels, in which UNDP participated.

  • 20 Jun 2013
    New post-2015 Development Framework: Conflict, violence and disaster

    A briefing and panel discussion entitled “Conflict, Violence and Disaster and the Post-2015 Development Agenda” will be organized in Brussels, on Tuesday, 25 June 2013. The meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss the main conclusions of the post-2015 thematic consultation on 'Conflict, violence and disaster'.

  • 10 Jun 2013
    Winners at the Millenium Film Festival

    The film “A World Not Ours”, from the Lebanese Director Mahdi Fleifel, was awarded the “Objectif d’Or”, the Grand Award of the 5th edition of the Millenium Film Festival, which successfully concluded in Brussels on 9 June 2013. Another film relating to the on-going Palestine conflict, “The Road to Silverstone”, received the “Objectif d’Argent”, the prize on the best message for development awarded by UNDP.

  • 07 Jun 2013
    Slum dwellers fight for their rights

    Bay of All Saints, directed by Annie Eastman, was shown yesterday at the Millenium MDGs documentary film festival. The film takes us to the heart of the Palafitas in Bahia (Brazil), a network of shacks built on stilts over a sea of water and garbage where impoverished families have lived for years.

  • 05 Jun 2013
    ”Following our ancestor’s footsteps”

    Last nomads in Anatolia directed by Yüksel Aksu was shown on Monday at the Millenium MDGs documentary film festival. The film introduces the audience to the daily life of the last nomadic people in Anatolia.

  • 03 Jun 2013
    ”Are you listening” tells the story of rebuilding lives after a disaster

    One of the films shown yesterday at the Millenium MDGs documentary film festival was Are you listening by Kamar Ahmad Simon. This is the story of little Rahul and his parents, a young family living on the coast of Bangladesh, whose house and belongings have been washed out in a tidal surge.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    "Recipes for Disaster" opens documentary film festival in Brussels

    The opening ceremony of the 5th edition of the international Millenium MDGs documentary film festival, last night, featured John Webster's Recipes for Disaster. The film invites us to go on a diet before it is too late - a “carbon diet”.

  • 29 May 2013
    Right to health, right to life – high-level meeting on HIV and human rights

    Human rights are essential for the response to HIV. "Right to health is right to life” - with this motto a high level meeting on HIV and Human Rights, organised by the EU and UNAIDS, took place in Brussels on 27-28 May. The meeting united representatives of the European Institutions, civil society, national governments of EU member states and countries of the EU neighborhood, as well as intergovernmental agencies involved in the global response to HIV.