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Conference on career possibilities at the United Nations, Brussels, 11 April

Unfortunately, as we have reached seating capacity, the registration for this conference is closed. The conference will be video recorded to be made available at a later date on the UNRIC website.  

The Belgian Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs and the UN Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) have the pleasure to invite you to a conference on career possibilities at the United Nations.

The presentation, that will be made by a special outreach mission of the UN Office of Human Resources Management in New York, intends to brief the public on organizational needs and career opportunities at the United Nations for potential candidates at all levels (P2-D2) including concrete information on application procedures, how to prepare for competitive examinations and competency based interviews.

In addition to briefing potential candidates, the outreach mission is designed to provide information to "multipliers", people who may not apply for jobs themselves but who can share, and thereby multiply, the information to appropriate potential candidates. For this reason, Ministries, representatives of Universities, members of professional associations, international NGOs, Media … are welcomed to the briefing.

When: 11 April 2011 10.00-13.00 Arrival time: 9.30

Where: Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Room Europe, Karmelietenstraat/Rue des Petits Carmes 8 Bis, 1000 Brussels.

The conference will be given in English

Registration: Unfortunately, as we have reached seating capacity, the registration for this conference is closed. The conference will be video recorded to be made available at a later date on the UNRIC website 

Presentations on career opportunities with the United Nations:


Watch video recording of the conference - presentation by Head of Staffing Division and Outreach Officer of the United Nations.

 

For more information:

  • Mrs. Francoise Daniel, Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, tel. 02/501.45.03
  • Mrs. Alexandra Froger, UNRIC, tel. 02/788.84.61
  • Mr. Jean-Luc Onckelinx, UNRIC, tel. 0476/215.485

Living in Gaza - panel discussion, Brussels, 23 March 2011

The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) have the pleasure to invite you to the panel discussion

"Living in Gaza"

on Wednesday 23 March 2011, 13h00 – 14h00
 
Venue: UNRIC, Residence Palace, 8th Floor
Rue de la Loi 155, 1040 Brussels
(Please use the entrance C2 behind the security booth)
 
The challenges of living in Gaza are numerous and there has been little improvement in relieving the difficult circumstances that the people of Gaza often find themselves in. The conflict and blockade continue to impact on lives, as seen in widespread levels of food and financial insecurity, health problems and lack of psycho-social well-being. To inform us more on these challenges and their impact on the Gaza population, a delegation of three Palestinian refugee women from Gaza has been invited to Brussels by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation to share with us their experiences of life in Gaza. We hope that you will able to join the discussion and look forward to welcoming you.
 
* Sandwiches and refreshments will be offered.
 
Panel: 

  • Delegation of Palestinian Women from Gaza to Brussels
            Ms. Ghada Al-Jadba, Medical Doctor, UNRWA
            Ms. Siham Abu-Nasr, educational and health programs Support Officer, UNRWA
            Ms. Saher Salem, Communications Officer, UNRWA
  • Mr. Martin Konecny, Director, Crisis Action
  • Ms. Rebecca Dibb, Operations Support Officer – Gender, UNRWA

 
Moderator: Simone Susskind, President, ‘Action in the Mediterranean’
 
RSVP: Please confirm your attendance by Tuesday 22 March 2011/ E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 - Tel: +32 2 290 34 34 / 30; Fax: +32 2 290 34 39
 
PRESS: Media are welcome to the panel discussion and for one–on-one interviews. For interviews please call UNRWA-   Tel: +32 2 290 34 34 / 30, Fax: +32 2 290 34 39, E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

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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Brussels, 17 March: THE REFERENDUM AND ITS IMPLICATIONS: WAGING PEACE IN SUDAN

Waging Peace in Sudan - cover

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

Featuring:

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.
 
Panelists
 
Moderator:   

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


Speaker: 

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


Discussants:  

  • 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.    

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