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  • 20 Dec 2012
    Serbia destroyed 45,285 small arms and light weapons with EU support

    With EU and UNDP support, Serbia’s Ministry of Interior organized an activity on 20 December 2012 to destroy 17,000 small arms and light weapons (SALW). This brings the total number of destroyed SALWs with EU-funding in Serbia to 45,285. EU and UNDP also supported the earlier destruction of 30,000 SALWs in Croatia.

  • 18 Dec 2012
    New e-course on elections launched

    The EC-UNDP Joint Task Force on Electoral Assistance (JTF) has launched a new e-learning course on technology and elections management. The primary focus of the course can be summarized in the question: how can you determine if the technologies proposed for electoral management are sustainable and appropriate for the environment in which they are being considered?

  • 07 Dec 2012
    EU and the UN continue work on migration and development

    Following the success of the first phase of the Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI), the programme has now launched its second phase.

  • 07 Dec 2012
    UN contribute to EC consultation on Local Authorities

    In 2012, the European Commission called for public contributions to its future policy on Local Authorities in Development. The UN team in Brussels, under the leadership of UNDP, provided a joint response to this public consultation in December 2012.

  • 24 Oct 2012
    UN Day 2012 Celebration at the Belgian Parliament

    Belgian authorities congratulated the UN on its 67th birthday yesterday at a UN Day discussion with Belgian, UN and UNA officials, in the Belgian Federal Parliament on the theme "The United Nations and the international community facing global challenges".

  • 21 Oct 2012
    Drumming for Peace, Fishing for Human Rights, Aiming for Development - UN Day 2012 in Brussels

    "I've been coming every year for the past three years and I just wanted to say that it gets better and better." For the third consecutive year, the UN team in Brussels, coordinated by the UN Regional Information Centre (UNRIC), with the support of the City of Brussels, the Belgian Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence, invited the general public to come and celebrate UN Day at an interactive, information village on the Grand Place, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • 12 Oct 2012
    EU Awarded 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

    The UN in Brussels would like to congratulate the European Union (EU) for winning the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize for six decades of work in advancing peace, democracy and human rights in Europe.

  • 24 Sep 2012
    EU partners with UN to boost impact

    Assistance for the crises in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa, and stimulating ongoing action to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, were high on the agenda at a meeting today between European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark. It was the first in a series of bilateral discussions the Administrator will hold with valued UNDP partners in the margins of the UN General Assembly.

  • 08 May 2012
    UNDP-EU discuss strategic partnership

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark met with EU Commissioner Andris Piebalgs to review the UNDP-EU Strategic Partnership and to look at the way forward. In a joint statement after the meeting, they reaffirmed their wish to develop the EU-UNDP cooperation in areas of common interest, and to continue working together towards the objective of establishing solid foundations for peace, development and recovery from the economic crisis and to promote the Millennium Development Goals and sustainable development.

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