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  • 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.

  • 09 Oct 2013
    Girls as drivers of change – European Week of Action for Girls

    The third annual European Week of Action for Girls is taking place from 11 to 18 October 2013, timed to coincide with the International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October. This week of policy, media, campaigning and youth events is centered in and around the EU institutions, highlighting the barriers girls face worldwide in accessing their rights. The Week is organized by Plan EU Office under the patronage of the European Parliament and in partnership with United Nations Brussels.

  • 30 Sep 2013
    KNOMAD, UNITAR and JMDI give voice to Local Government at the United Nations

    KNOMAD, UNITAR and the JMDI are partnering to convene a side-event on Local Government: Taking the Migration and Development Agenda Forward during the second United Nations General-Assembly High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development, on 4 October 2013 in New York. The purpose of the High-level Dialogue is to identify concrete measures to strengthen coherence and cooperation at all levels, with a view to enhancing the benefits of international migration for migrants and countries alike and its important links to development, while reducing its negative implications.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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