Thursday, 26 November 2015

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Meeting with the Press: Ms. Ertharin Cousin (WFP)

Ertharin Cousin (@UN Photo)

Brussels - On 23 February, the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) will visit Brussels to meet with new EU Commissioners, Queen Mathilde of Belgium and address the European Parliament’s Committee on Development.

Topics such as the Ebola crisis in West Africa, and the conflicts in Syria, Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic will be high on her agenda. Her address to the European Parliament’s Committee on Development will focus on how we must make aid more efficient and effective if we are to move towards a world of Zero Hunger.


Workshop: Science diplomacy - The role of scientific networks in inter-regional relations (Brussels, 26 February)

UNU CRIS JIIP Workshop 26Feb2015

The United Nations University Institute UNU-CRIS is pleased to invite you to the workshop on “Science Diplomacy: The Role of Scientific Networks in Inter-Regional Relations” on 26 February, in Brussels.


The Family Meal - What Brings Us Together? @ the European Parliament

WFP FamilyMeal EP

The WFP - EU photo exhibition, "The Family Meal - What Brings Us Together?", will be hosted by the European Parliament's Committee on Development, and inaugurated by MEP Linda McAvan, Committee Chair.

Date: Monday 23 February
Time: 18:30 - 19:30 (following an Exchange of Views in the european Parliament's Committee on Development)
Venue: European Parliament, Altiero Spinelli building


Sustainable Energy for All and the Post-2015 Development Agenda


APNU – The United Nations Association in Belgium
UNRIC – United Nations Regional Information Centre
EGMONT - The Royal Institute for International Relations

Invite you to a conference on Tuesday 17 February 2015 at 18h00, at the Residence Palace, Polak Hall, 155 Rue de la Loi (Metro Schuman).

«Sustainable Energy for All and the Post-2015 Development Agenda»

With Dr. Kandeh Yumkella:

  • Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All,
  • CEO - Sustainable Energy for All
  • Former Director-General of the UN Industrial Development Organisation
  • Former Minister of Trade and Industry - Sierra Leone


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