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"Engaging Youth: Palestine refugees in a changing middle east" - high-level stakeholder gathering

unrwa-conf 9MarchThe United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is proud to announce “Engaging Youth: Palestine refugees in a changing Middle East”, a high-level stakeholder gathering to be held at the Egmont Palace in Brussels on 19 and 20 March 2012 (by invitation only).

The conference will focus on youth, its untapped potential and aspirations. Palestine refugee youth are a significant constituency for change in the Middle East. Currently, UNRWA serves nearly 5 million Palestine refugees in the region, 50 per cent of whom are youth.

It is in the interest of the international community including states in the Middle East region to connect with youth and provide enabling environments to address their humanitarian and developmental needs. Events in 2011 have underlined the importance of youth in the region as well as the importance of ensuring their future.

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Invitation: Information Session at the European Parliament on Oceans at Rio+20: issues, Challenges and Solutions

event 6- March 24febSAVE THE DATE!

Invitation to Information Session at the European Parliament on Oceans at Rio+20: issues, Challenges and Solutions:
Blueprint for the Ocean and Coasts at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20, June 2012)

Tuesday 6 March from 9.45 to 12.00
The event will be followed by a cold lunch

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Ciné-ONU: "Not My Life" - 6 March

NotMyLifeTo highlight the global plight of human trafficking the United Nations, Ciné-ONU, invites you to the screening of "Not My Life" on Tuesday 6 March 2012 at 6.30 pm, Goethe Institute Brussels.

Not My Life is the first documentary film to depict the horrifying and dangerous practice of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on five continents over a period of four years, it unveils the many faces of trafficking and tells their haunting stories.

Follow this link for more information, registration, trailer and much more.

Sahel, Somalia and Syria: joint press briefing by Kristalina GEORGIEVA and Valerie AMOS, European Commission, 21 Feb 2012

Sahel, Somalia and Syria: Joint press briefing by Kristalina GEORGIEVA, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response and Valerie AMOS, UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator following their meeting in the European Commission on 21 February 2012

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