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A series of ads, developed for UN Women by Memac Ogilvy & Mather Dubai, uses genuine Google searches to illustrate the widespread prevalence of sexism and discrimination against women



United Nations - European Union Partnership Report

The eighth annual Partnership Report “Saving and Improving Lives” 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.  

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The UN at Your Fingertips

The UN in Brussels Team takes a full advantage of its location in the heart of Europe. We regularly meet with UN and other experts, including some high-profile personalities, to talk about hot issues of the moment and their work. The results of this initiative are short video interviews/messages highlighting various UN-related issues and bringing them closer to citizens.  

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General Assembly grants EU higher participation status

The General Assembly on 3 May 2011 voted to upgrade the status of the European Union’s (EU) participation at the United Nations 192-member body. The General Assembly resolution (A/RES/65/276) on the participation of the EU in the work of the UN was adopted by 180 UN Member States and will allow senior EU representatives to present to the Assembly the common positions of the European bloc. Syria and Zimbabwe abstained and 10 countries did not vote.

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MDGs - the Brussels perspective

World leaders agreed to recommit political will and financial resources to achieve key global development targets in health, hunger, poverty and education made a decade ago to be reached by 2015.  The UN team in Brussels has been focusing its partnership work with the European institutions to maintain Europe’s strong engagement in advancing on those targets known as the Millennium Development Goals.

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UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes in Brussels

1 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
2 International Labour Organization (ILO)
3 International Organization for Migration (IOM)
4 Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
5 The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
6 UN Liaison Office for Peace and Security - DPKO/DPA/DFS Liaison Office (UNLOPS)
7 United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNDCF)
8 United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
9 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
10 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
11 United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
12 United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
13 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
14 United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
15 United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)
16 United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
17 United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
18 United Nations Office in Brussels
19 United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
20 United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
21 United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC)
22 United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
23 United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS)
24 World Bank
25 World Food Programme (WFP)
26 World Health Organization (WHO)
27 World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

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About the UN Team in Brussels

The United Nations team brings together 26 specialised agencies, funds and programmes spanning the development, humanitarian and human rights work of the UN. The Director of the UN Office in Brussels is the representative of the UN Secretary-General to the European Union institutions. The team works to build understanding and support for UN system activities within the EU institutions and amongst a wider public in Europe.

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