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18-19 October 2011: High-level Meeting in Luxembourg to Address Ways to Increase Development Impact of Aid

ecosocSome 150 representatives from governments, international and regional organizations, UN system, civil society, academia and the private sector will gather in Luxembourg on 18 and 19 October 2011, for the High-Level Symposium of the United Nations Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) on “Working together to increase the development impact of aid”.


Launch of the GreenUp programme - 11 October

GreenupFashion designer Vivienne Westwood’s Tree-shirts will help Europe to ‘GreenUp’ as the world looks towards Rio+20

Vivienne Westwood & Achim Steiner to launch a citizens’ own green economy initiative ahead of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development “Rio+20”

11 October at 11 a.m. at Bozar, Brussel


Invitation: Launch of the Information Economy Report 2011 - "Information and communication technologies (ICTs) as an enabler for private sector development"


unctad-eco-2011What: More effective use of ICTs by government programmes to support micro and small enterprises (MSEs) will help accelerate job creation and business growth, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in the Information Economy Report 2011.

In the words of the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, “Although some countries are already taking advantage of the close links between ICTs and private sector development (PSD), much more can be done to make ICTs a powerful force for improving the competitiveness of their private sector.”


Panel discussion - On the road to Busan: Pursuing a New Consensus on Development cooperation (10 Oct.)

hlf-4 logoInvitation to a panel discussion:

"On the road to Busan: Pursuing a New Consensus on Development cooperation"

International Press Center, 10 October 2011, 18.00-19.30


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