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  • 30 Jul 2014
    The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon described the situation in Gaza as one of “horrifying levels of physical destruction”

    The UN chief, who has been in the region this week to express solidarity with Israelis and Palestinians and to help them end the current cycle of violence, again stressed to all sides that they must abide by their international obligations to respect the sanctity of civilian life and the inviolability of UN premises, and to honour their obligations to humanitarian workers.

  • 07 Jul 2014
    MDG Report 2014 released

    The The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 was launched today in New York by the Secretary-General. The report presents the latest assessment of global and regional progress towards the MDGs. The report shows that significant progress has been made across all goals and millions of lives have been saved. Yet, much more effort is needed in many areas. Continued progress towards the MDGs in the remaining year is essential in order to provide a solid foundation for the post-2015 development agenda.

  • 21 May 2014
    UNDP's support for the elections in Malawi

    Voters in Malawi headed to the polls on Tuesday, 20 May 2014, fifty years after the country's independence. Over 7.4 million people were registered to vote, a 16 percent increase from the elections in 2009, and according to the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), the majority were women.

  • 21 May 2014
    JMDI side-event at the 2014 Global Forum on Migration and Development

    The Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI) was represented for the sixth time at the Global Forum on Migration and Development in Stockholm, Sweden, and contributed through the organization of a side-event entitled “Local Authorities: the missing link to harness the potential of migration for development” which was held during the Civil Society Days on May 13th.

  • 09 May 2014
    Joint initiative of UNDP and European cities and regions identifies cooperation opportunities with provinces and cities in Ecuador

    A delegation of representatives from the cities of Barcelona, Bilbao, Milan and the region of the Basque Country visited Ecuador to begin a relationship of innovative territorial cooperation with Ecuadorean provinces and cities. This mission is part of the initiative Innovation in Sustainable Territorial Partnerships (I – STEPS), which aims to strengthen opportunities for exchange of experiences and mutual benefit between the North and the South.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

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