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Brussels, 10 May and Leuven 11 May: Lectures by UN Special Rapporteur on Right to Food

Olivier De SchutterProf. Dr. Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food speaks in two events on 10 and 11 May in Brussels and Leuven respectively:

 
10 May : Lecture on the future of our food production
 
Unrest and turmoil is once again spreading around the world, as the revolutions in the Middle East and other places show. One of the primary causes is the rapidly rising price of staple foods. How did this come to be, and what’s in store for a planet with an ever increasing population?

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Cine-ONU, Brussels, 5 May: "The War You Don't See"

To celebrate International Press Freedom Day the United Nations invites you to the screening of

THE WAR YOU DON’T SEE

on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 6.30 pm

THE WAR YOU DON’T SEE - posterThe documentary is a powerful and timely investigation into the media’s role in war, tracing the history of embedded and independent reporting from the carnage of World War One to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war in Afghanistan and in Iraq.

Documentary-maker John Pilger has returned to a subject that can't be revived often enough: the grotesque untruth of "weapons of mass destruction": a cloudy concept, eagerly amplified and lent credibility by credulous and submissive journalists who, after 9/11, lost their nerve en masse. Pilger's contention is that on Afghanistan, on Iraq and on Israel and the Palestinian territories, the mainstream media simply take the official line.

The film will be followed by a Q & A session with Mort Rosenblum (Reporter, author and educator). Afsané Bassir-Pour, UNRIC  Director, will moderate the discussion.

There is no entrance fee, but as places are limited, we kindly ask you to register hereRegistration will be closed on Wednesday, 4 May, at 5:30pm. If you do not receive a confirmation of your registration via e-mail, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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NB: The film and the debate are in English. The film has a runtime of 95 minutes.

Polak Room, Ground Floor
Residence Palace,
155 Rue de la Loi
Brussels

Brussels, 5 May: Lunch-Time Conference to mark World AIDS Orphans Day

logoEuropeAid • World AIDS Orphans Day 7 May
Your voice their future: Case studies from Burkina Faso and Congo

Lunch-Time Conference. External Cooperation Infopoint, Thursday 5th May 2011, 12.30-14.00

This session will highlight the situation for the growing number of children orphaned by AIDS, now reaching 16.6 million children. 

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Brussels, 19 April: “ILO Decent Work response to the situation in North Africa and the Horn of Africa” - briefing

INVITATION TO A BRIEFING: “ILO Decent Work response to the situation in North Africa and the Horn of Africa”, and “Employment for Peace, Stability and Development in the Horn of Africa”.

When?

19 April, 13:30-14.30
 
Where?

UNRIC, Meeting room, 8th floor, 155 rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 155 Entrance block C2
 
Who?

  • Jürgen Schwettmann, ILO Deputy Regional Director, ILO Regional Office for Africa.
  • Rudi Delarue, Director, ILO Office for the European Union and the Benelux Countries.


What?

According to ILO analysis, the events in North Africa were heavily triggered by the high incidence of youth unemployment, the lack of democratic governance and change, unchallenged by a civil society which is often weak and dispersed, and by social partners that were not fully independent from government, and the absence of social justice in the distribution of wealth and income. These root causes have to be addressed by both short-term measures and longer term reforms that can produce better outcomes in terms of jobs, social protection, addressing inequalities, rights and governance.

In addition to the ILO response in North Africa, Mr Schwettmann will also present the ILO regional strategy on “Employment for Peace, Stability and Development in the Horn of Africa”. Despite major challenges such as conflict and insecurity, food scarcity and poverty, high-level of unemployment and significant economic migration), the Horn of Africa is witnessing signs of hope.

The presentation will be in English. Questions and answers:  English, French or Dutch. Possibility of one-on-one interviews.
 
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