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04 Apr 2014
The opening ceremony of the sixth edition of the international Millenium documentary film festival, on 3 April, featured “Ash and Money”, an Estonian movie directed by Tiit Ojasoo and Ene-Liis Semper about the state of affairs in democracy, the media and grass-roots society. The movie is set in March 2010 when the popular “NO99 Theatre” announced that it would attempt to create a new successful and energetic super-party, “Unified Estonia”, through commonly used political communication tricks.
02 Apr 2014
On 2 April the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon attended a preview of the sixth edition of the Millenium Film Festival to be held in Brussels over the next few days. Mr. Ban Ki-moon was joined for the occasion by the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva and over 110 staff of the United Nations in Brussels.
25 Mar 2014
Outcomes of the 10-year review of the Strategic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme
The tenth anniversary of the Strategic Partnership Agreement between UNDP and the EU, jointly signed in 2004, was observed in February 2014. To mark this occasion, UNDP launched a 10-year report on its partnership with the EU with held discussions with DEVCO to review the status and identify areas for future collaboration.
10 Mar 2014
Professor Bhagwati will speak at the next Kapuscinski development lectures to be held on 19 March 2014 at 3:30pm at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). He will draw on India's experience and the lessons it offers in finding effective ways to reduce poverty.
19 Feb 2014
“The report we are launching today clearly demonstrates how the UNDP-EU partnership can advance human development around the world, and make a difference where it matters the most,“ said Rebeca Grynspan when she presented the first-ever report on the partnership between UNDP and the EU.
19 Feb 2014
Speech of Rebeca Grynspan, UNDP Associate Administrator, on the launch of the 10-year UNDP-EU report at the European Parliament in Brussels (19 February 2014)
14 Feb 2014
On 27 January 2014, the new Constitution of Tunisia was adopted by an overwhelming majority of the National Constituent Assembly, marking a historic moment for the country. This is Tunisia’s first democratic constitution and opens a new chapter in the country’s democratic transition. Since 2012, UNDP, through its Constitutional Support Project (2012-15), has been a key partner in providing support to the constitutional process and capacity development to the NCA. The project was supported by various donors, including the EU.
03 Dec 2013
The 8th edition of the European Development Days organized by the European Commission brought to Brussels thousands of development practitioners, advocates and decision-makers to debate on the approach to successfully finish off the Millennium Development Goals and outline their vision for a post-2015 development framework. In this context, the Barcelona Provincial Council, the EU Committee of the Regions and UNDP joined forces in the organization of two panels on the topic of the Territorial Approach in the post-2015.
14 Nov 2013
The II World Forum of Local Economic Development was held in Brazil from 29 October to 1 November. Organized in three plenary sessions and forty-four panels, the Forum enabled a truly effective sharing of innovative policies and practices in different thematic areas within the field of local economic development. The Forum gathered 4,300 delegates of local, regional and national authorities, including a wide range of European representatives.
04 Nov 2013
UNDP, the Committee of the Regions and the Diputació de Barcelona will organize two roundtable discussions on the territorial approach to post-2015 during the European Development Days to be held in Brussels on 26-27 November 2013.
23 Oct 2013
UNDP is the top-ranked multilateral organization in aid transparency according to a leading global ranking released on 23 October 2013.
23 Oct 2013
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
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
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
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 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
Global leaders urgently call for the continued need to accelerate progress to address widening disparities
10 Sep 2013
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
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
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.