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  • 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.

  • 16 Jan 2013
    UN and EU launch training programme on natural resources and conflict

    Demographic changes, increasing consumption, environmental degradation and climate change are placing increasing pressures on land, water and ecosystems. As a result, natural resource-induced conflicts may well come to define global peace and security in the 21st century.

  • 16 Jan 2013
    EU and UNDP to support elections in Madagascar

    The EU and UNDP have joined forces to support the electoral process that should allow Madagascar to end the on-going political crisis in the country.

  • 16 Jan 2013
    EEAS staff gain understanding on the EU-UN partnership

    The European External Action Service (EEAS) organized on 16 January 2012 a new edition of the course on the EU-UN Partnership for EU staff working in the field of external relations, both at Headquarters and EU Delegations at country level. This training, which belongs to the EEAS catalogue of knowledge-based courses, is jointly organized by the EU and UN on a periodic manner as part of the efforts to promote institutional understanding among them.

  • 20 Dec 2012
    New report on electoral assistance

    In March 2012, over 230 electoral practitioners from over 60 countries came together in Mombasa, Kenya, to review and discuss the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in civil- and voter registration. The workshop was organized by UNDP and the EU, and the Joint EC-UNDP Task Force on Electoral Assistance has now released the final report of the workshop as a way to spread the information and lessons learned from the workshop.

  • 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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