UN Principals at the European Development Days

On the occasion of the European Development Days, here is what senior UN leaders had to say about the #GlobalGoals #Part1 #Part2

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Ban Ki-moon opens the European Development Days in Brussels

“The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its 17 global goals, is an action plan for people, planet, peace and prosperity”, he stated, which addresses “the core human development challenges of our time, such as poverty, hunger, education, inequality, health, water and sanitation and climate change”.

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World Humanitarian Summit

The world is witnessing the highest level of human suffering since the Second World War. This is why, for the first time in the 70-year history of the United Nations, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has convened the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul on 23 -24 May.

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UN/UNIDO Brussels Football Team wins Schuman Trophy

In a high level and symbolic final against NATO, the UN Brussels Football Team supported by UNIDO won the Schuman Trophy’ inter-institutional tournament of this year. , Since seven years the UN Team has been part of the tournament which regroups EU and other institutions (e.g. EC, Council, NATO, etc.). The spirit of Schuman Trophy around solidarity and fair-play are very much in line with UN values and the EU-UN partnership.

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UNDP at 50: World must step up to beat poverty by 2030

Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is only possible with a broad coalition of leaders from government, civil society, multilaterals and the private sector, said Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP) on the eve of a major Ministerial Meeting to mark the organisation’s 50th anniversary. The SDGs are the 17 ambitious goals that set out the world’s development agenda between now and 2030, and include a commitment to eradicate poverty, reduce inequality and spread peace and justice.

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Sustainable Development Goals Advocates

Advocacy is central to generating momentum and commitment to achieve the SDGs. The SDG Advocacy Group is composed of eminent personalities actively leveraging their unique resources, networks and specialized skills to help implement the 2030 Agenda.

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UNIDO and the EU: 10 years of cooperation in over 100 countries

A new report on the cooperation between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the European Union (EU) from 2005 to 2015 was today launched in Vienna in the presence of LI Yong, Director General of UNIDO, Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy Director General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission (DG DEVCO) and Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB).

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Stepping it up – 2030 needs to be the expiry date of gender inequality

UN Women celebrates International Women’s Day and the opening of the 59th Commission on the Status of Women.

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Ninth Annual UN-EU Partnership Report launched on UN Day

The ninth annual Partnership Report “Saving and Improving Lives” presents the United Nations - European Union humanitarian and development cooperation in 2013. 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 Family Meal – What brings us together?’

A new photo exhibition by the UN World Food Programme funded by the European Commission.

In an attempt to explore the question of ‘What brings us together?’, photographer Chris Terry went in search of the ingredients of the family meal.

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September - Climate Momentum

In these otherwise dark times of war and violence, the global mobilization for the climate has been a welcome ray of sunshine.

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UN Day in Brussels

We celebrated the 69th birthday of the United Nations on the Grand Place in Brussels, Sunday 26 October - Check out the pictures from the day or learn more about what was going on.

You might also be interested in our digital e-Kit full of useful links to documents and information materials that were on display at the village.

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UN Security Council visits Belgium

This weekend the Security Council will visit Belgium. This visit is part of the remembrance of the First World War. It's the first time that the Security Council will visit the country. After Belgium, the Council will visit the Netherlands, Somalia and South Sudan.

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July – MDG Report 2014 Released

The 2014 Millennium Development Goals Report examines the latest progress towards achieving the MDGs, it reaffirms that the MDGs have made a profound difference in people’s lives; global poverty has been halved five years ahead of the 2015 timeframe, according to a new report launched on Monday, 7th July, by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.

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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 Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
17 United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
18 United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
19 United Nations Office in Brussels
20 United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
21 United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
22 United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC)
23 United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
24 United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS)
25 World Bank
26 World Food Programme (WFP)
27 World Health Organization (WHO)
28 World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

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About the UN Team in Brussels

The United Nations team brings together 27 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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