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Contemporary forms of slavery: UN human rights expert to visit Belgium

Urmila Bhoola (@UN Photo)

GENEVA / BRUSSELS (16 February 2015) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Urmila Bhoola will carry out her first official visit to Belgium from 19 to 26 February 2015. The human rights expert will gather information on the legislative, policy and institutional framework to tackle contemporary forms of slavery in the country, and ensuring protection of human rights of the victims.


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


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