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  • 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.

  • 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".

  • 08 Apr 2013
    UNDP-EU in support of fragile states

    Jordan Ryan, UNDP Director for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, talks about the EU-UNDP collaboration to help fragile countries and communities recover after a conflict or natural disaster. In the last 10 years, the EU has supported a wide range of UNDP programmes addressing many different aspects of crisis prevention and recovery.

  • 22 Mar 2013
    UNDP-EC promote debate around Sustainability in Electoral Administration

    In cooperation with the European Union, UNDP organized a thematic workshop from 4 to 8 March 2013 in Maputo, Mozambique, that explored the main issues related to sustainability in electoral administration and allocation of adequate resources to ensure credible elections. This joint initiative that gathered around 200 participants from 45 countries brought to the forefront the issue of the costs and funding of electoral processes and their impact on sustainability and integrity of electoral administration.

  • 18 Mar 2013
    UN Head in Moldova: “UNDP-EU partnership making a significant difference for people’s lives”

    The UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Moldova, Ms. Nicola Harrington-Buhay, was on a recent visit to Brussels to discuss with key interlocutors within the European Union about the on-going UNDP-EU collaboration in Moldova.

  • 18 Mar 2013
    AGORA, the Portal for Parliamentary Development, launches in Arabic

    AGORA, the Portal for Parliamentary Development, is proud to announce the launch of its Arabic Portal. This Portal is developed to meet the increased demands for parliamentary development assistance from the Arab States following the Arab Spring, and will be actively engaging with parliamentary actors in the region.

  • 08 Mar 2013
    New cross border cooperation between Montenegro & Croatia: Development of ICT for Outdoor Destinations

    The European Union has awarded UNDP in February 2013 a new grant of over EUR 276,000 for strengthening cross-border tourism cooperation between Montenegro and Croatia. The project will stimulate local economy in the cross-border area through bringing together private and public sector in the field of tourism and leveraging new technologies to design user-centric tourism services.

  • 07 Mar 2013
    Launch of the 2013 Human Development Report

    The 2013 Human Development Report – "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" – will be launched on 14 March in Mexico City by President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark. A pre-launch “under embargo” press briefing of the report with Brussels-based press will be organized at UNDP, UN House (14 Rue Montoyer) on 12 March 2013, from 10:00 to 11:00 hours.

  • 20 Feb 2013
    China: UNDP-EU helped strengthen rule of law and public participation

    UNDP and EU jointly implemented in China project entitled “Governance for Equitable Development” (GED) during a period of five years (2007-2012) in China. This project, which recently came to an end, has led to improved access to justice and law-making process, and to a more favorable policy and legal environment for civil society organizations in China.

  • 30 Jan 2013
    EU key partner to UNDP

    In 2011, the European Union ranked third in the listing of top-donors to UNDP’s total resources (includes both regular and other resources). When considering contributions to “other resources” which consist of earmarked contributions, the EU ranked second.

  • 28 Jan 2013
    UNDP participated at EU Conference on Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance 2014-2020

    Cihan Sultanoğlu, Assistant Secretary General of the UN, and Regional Director at UNDP, participated at the European Commission Conference on the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) 2014-2020, which took place on Friday 25th of January. At the occasion, she shared the latest thinking within UNDP on the key development challenges facing the Western Balkans and Turkey.

  • 25 Jan 2013
    In Zimbabwe, UNDP-EU support development of new Constitution

    EU has awarded UNDP a new contract worth EUR 500,000 to continue to support the drafting and adoption of a new Constitution for Zimbabwe. As part of the agenda to support democratic transformation in the country, the UNDP-EU partnership has since 2009 assisted the Zimbabwean authorities to prepare and conduct a participatory, inclusive and transparent constitution making process.

  • 22 Jan 2013
    UN Under-Secretary-General in Brussels to discuss post-2015 agenda

    Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, UN Under-Secretary General and Associate Administrator of UNDP, is in Brussels to participate at the public hearing on MDGs and beyond 2015 at the European Parliament.

  • 16 Jan 2013
    Awaken the African Giant

    Nick Moon, award-winning supporter of African entrepreneurship, will speak about market based approaches to poverty reduction, food security, economic empowerment and climate change in the “Kapuscinski development lecture” taking place on 16 January in Nicosia, Cyprus. This lecture series is organized jointly by the EU and UNDP.

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