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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

Invitation: Launch of International Narcotics Control Board 2011 Annual Report

incb-report-2012What? Launch (under embargo) of International Narcotics Control Board 2011 Annual Report

Drug abuse and social exclusion is one of the central themes of the 2011 INCB Annual Report. The report also warns of illegal Internet pharmacies targeting young audiences

via social media and highlights regional aspects.

When?  Monday 27 February 2012 at 10.30 am.


CrowdOutAIDS online Town Hall meeting (2pm CET)

crowdoutaids 15FebOn Thursday, 16 February (2pm CET), UNAIDS is hosting an online Town Hall meeting where the audience can interact with the UNAIDS Executive Director, the Crown Princess of Norway, and the CrowdOutAIDS drafting committee.

The online meeting is an opportunity for the public to ask questions about the new crowdsourced strategy, and young peoples role in the AIDS response.

CrowdOutAIDS has so far involved some 5 000 young people from more than 80 countries to set the course for the 'Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS' Secretariat's work on HIV and young people for the next four years.


Video of Brussels Presentation of final report from the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability

resilient people Feb9Now more than ever, leaders need to focus on what matters most - the long-term resilience of people and the planet - the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability urged in its report presented on 30 January 2012 to UN Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon in Addis Ababa.

On 6 February the report “Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing,” was presented in Brussels by Ms Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Member of the the UN Secretary General's High-level Panel on Global Sustainability, Mr Janos Pasztor, Executive Secretary of the UN Secretary General's High-level Panel on Global Sustainability and Mr Brice Lalonde, Executive Coordinator of Rio+20.


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