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CINE-ONU: screening of "Tapped", Brussels, 22 March

Tapped - posterTo mark World Water Day the United Nations in partnership with the Goethe Institute invites you to the screening of TAPPED on Tuesday, 22 March 2011, 6:30 p.m.



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Thursday, March 17, 2011, 2:00-3:00pm
European Parliament – Room PHS P1 C047


Author Hilde F. Johnson, MEP Louis Michel, Bert Koenders, & Amb. Rosalind Marsden
MEP Louis Michel is pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on the referendum in Sudan and its implications.

Sudan is facing its most critical period in history. With the referendum result in Southern Sudan one of the first partitions of an African state since the colonial era will become a reality. On 9 July 2011 a Declaration of Independence is likely to happen, giving birth to a new nation.
The discussion will be based on the most recent developments in Sudan and on the new book, Waging Peace in Sudan, The Inside Story of the Negotiations That Ended Africa’s Longest Civil War by Hilde F. Johnson. As Norwegian Minister of International Development, Ms. Johnson played a pivotal role in the achievement of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement for Sudan in 2005 between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).  From 2007, Ms. Johnson has been Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF.
Ms. Johnson will share her analysis of the situation in Sudan, together with other prominent speakers, MEP Louis Michel and former Foreign Minister of Belgium, Bert Koenders, Former Minister of Development Cooperation  of the Netherlands and Rosalind Marsden, the EU Special Representative for Sudan. We hope you can join us for this event.

  • Louis Michel, Co-Chair of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, European Parliament


  • Ms. Hilde F. Johnson, Author of ‘Waging Peace in Sudan’


  • Bert Koenders, Former Minister of Development  Cooperation, the Netherlands
  • Amb. Rosalind Marsden, EU Special Representative for Sudan
  • Véronique de Keyser, Chief Observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission for the Southern Sudan Referendum

Please respond to Louis Michel, before 10 March, by fax  +32 (0)2 28 49532 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
If not accredited to the European Parliament, please send your name, organization, date of birth and address.    

Brussels, 4 March: Panel discussion on aid effectiveness for development

What progress has been made on the Aid Effectiveness agenda set up in Paris and Accra? The Fourth High-Level Forum (HLF) on Aid Effectiveness that will take place in Busan (Korea) next November will allow international and civil society organizations to debate the progress made over the past five years in improving the effectiveness of aid, and develop forward-looking strategies.
What are the expectations? Due to the economic and financial crisis, some targets set in the Paris Declaration may not have been reached by the due date of 2010 and, subsequently, goal number one of the Millennium Declaration, reduction of poverty and inequalities may not be reached by 2015. How can aid effectiveness evolve to better support development effectiveness for sustainable change within a democratic framework?
The panel discussion will give an overview of the challenges that will be raised during the Busan conference. This discussion is jointly organized by the Belgian French speaking UNA (APNU), OECD, EURODAD and UNRIC.

  • Hubert de Milly, Aid Effectiveness Division, DCD, OECD, Paris;
  • Bodo Ellmers, European Network on Debt and Development (EURODAD), Brussels;
  • Nicola Harrington, Director ai UNDP/UN Office, Brussels;
  • Julia Zhyzko, Policy Advisory Unit to Director General, Directorate General for Development Cooperation, Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade & Development Co-operation.

The panel members will give short 10 minutes introductions followed by a debate moderated by Janos Tisovszky, Deputy Director, UNRIC.
When? 4 March 2011, 17.30-19.30
Where?  International Press Centre, Polak room, Residence Palace , Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat, 155. 
Language of presentations: English. 
Registration:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

For more information:
Alexandra Froger This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Tel. +32 (0)2 788.84.61
Jean-Luc Onckelinx This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Tel. +32 (0) 476 215 485

Invitation to International Women's Day Event in Brussels

 In the context of the International Women's Day, we are pleased to inform you about about two events at BOZAR on 7th March:

·  A debate on “violence against women” (starting at 18:30 hrs) with representatives from UN Women, civil society and the European Union (TBC). The UN campaign "Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women" will set the basis for a discussion that will focus on issues of particular relevance also in the European context, such as domestic violence issues both from a policy and action-oriented perspectives. Please register for the debate (free entrance) by sending an email with your name to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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