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  • 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
    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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 23 May 2013
    Interview with Antonio Vigilante, UN/UNDP Director in Brussels

    Europost conducted an interview with Mr. Antonio Vigilante, who is the Director of the UN/UNDP Office in Brussels. In the article he talks about the UN-EU partnership, about climate change, MDGs, the upcoming Millenium Film Festival and more.

  • 21 May 2013
    Discussing innovative approaches to enhance effectiveness and impact of decentralized cooperation

    As part of UNDP’s ongoing support to Local and Regional Governments, on May 15th the ART Initiative organized a working session in Brussels with a number of leading European regions and cities in order to discuss innovative approaches to Decentralized Cooperation in the context of the new initiative Horizontal Innovative Partnerships.

  • 15 May 2013
    International community pledges €3.25 billion to help rebuild Mali, UNDP-EU to partner on electoral support

    Brussels - International partners today pledged to support Mali’s political transition and development process, at a conference organized jointly by the Governments of Mali and France with the European Union.

  • 06 May 2013
    EU supported UNDP with over EUR 258 million in 2012

    In 2012, the EU contributed over EUR 258 million to UNDP activities across the world in the fields of Democratic Governance, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, and Environment. Over the period 2003-2012, the EU has granted almost EUR 3.3 billion in support of UNDP's interventions.

  • 25 Apr 2013
    2013 Human Development Report presented in Brussels

    The 2013 Human Development Report -"The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" was officially presented in Brussels at a public round table event held on 23 April 2013. UNDP also presented the report on 24 April 2013 to a special joint meeting of the Committees on Development and Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament and to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation of Belgium.

  • 17 Apr 2013
    UNDP ART in the 3rd Assises of Decentralized Cooperation

    The 3rd Assises of Decentralized Cooperation were organized in Brussels on April 9-10 by the Committee of the Regions and the European Commission On this occasion, UNDP arranged, through the ART Initiative, an associated seminar “Decentralized Cooperation: towards a Multi-stakeholder and Multi-level Approach".