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  • 09 May 2014
    EU contributed in 2013 over EUR 185 million to UNDP interventions

    The EU is one of UNDP's most important single contributor. In 2013, we signed 72 contribution agreements amounting to the total value of EUR 186 million. Over the period 2003-2013, EU funds to UNDP programmes total approximately EUR 3.5 billion

  • 29 Apr 2014
    UNDP calls for swift action on resilience to mitigate impact of crises and disasters

    On 28 April, the UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark attended the first EU High-level Forum on Resilience held in Brussels. Organized by the EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, Kristalina Georgieva, and the EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, the Forum aimed to facilitate a general dialogue on the resilience agenda and promote exchange of practices among key international actors involved in this field. Speaking at the event, she called for concerted action by all key stakeholders to mitigate the impact of crises and disasters.

  • 14 Apr 2014
    Guinea-Bissau votes in bid for stability

    Voters in Guinea-Bissau headed to the polls on Sunday 13 April, in a presidential and parliamentary election many hope will bring stability to the tiny West African nation. UNDP has has been supporting the election cycle in the country, managing a USD $6.6 million basket fund that includes financing from the EU and other donors.

  • 11 Apr 2014
    Winners at the 2014 Millenium Film Festival

    The film ”‘Life Sentences”, from the Israeli filmmakers Nurit Kedar and Yaron Shani, was awarded the“Objectif d’Or”, the Grand Award of the 6th edition of the Millenium Film Festival, which successfully concluded in Brussels on 11 April 2014.

  • 04 Apr 2014
    “Ash and Money” opens 2014 edition of the Millenium MDG Festival

    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
    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at Millenium Film Festival preview in Brussels

    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
    Reducing poverty in the world

    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
    UNDP-EU 10-Year Partnership Report launched

    “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
    Rebeca Grynspan: Launch of the 10-year report on UNDP-EU partnership

    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
    Celebrating the first bloom of the Arab Spring: Tunisia adopts its new Constitution

    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
    Territorial Approach in the Post-2015 during the 2013 European Development Days

    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

    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
    European Development Days 2013 - Territorial Approach in the Post-2015

    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
    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).

  • 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.

  • 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.