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Brussels, 8 November: Launch of the Human Development Report 2010

Human Development Report 2010
The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development
, 20th Anniversary Edition

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Brussels Office and the Belgian Development Cooperation, in association with Friends of Europe, have the pleasure to invite you to the presentation of the 20th Anniversary Edition of the UNDP Human Development Report.

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Cine ONU, Brussels, 10 November 2010 - screening of "Lifeblood"

THE UNITED NATIONS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE INTERNATIONAL DIABETES FEDERATION INVITES YOU TO THE SCREENING OF “LIFEBLOOD” AND “LIFE FOR A CHILD” TO OBSERVE WORLD DIABETES DAY.

Lifeblood - Cine ONU movie posterDirected by Academy Award-nominee Edward Lachman, the documentary “Lifeblood” highlights the difficulties of children with type 1 diabetes as they struggle to survive in one of Africa’s most impoverished capital cities, Kinshasa.·

“Lifeblood” features the lifesaving work of Dr. Marguerite de Clerck, a Belgian doctor, who has dedicated herself to the care of children with diabetes in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The second film “Life for a child” follows the journeys of children with type 1 diabetes amid the verdant mountains and swarming streets of Nepal, one of the world’s poorest countries. The children are supported with life-saving medication and care by the International Diabetes Federation’s (IDF) Life for a Child Programme.

The films will be followed by a panel discussion which will include Dr. Marguerite de Clerck, who features in the film, and Dominique Dewandre, coordinator of the IDF Life for a Child Programme in Brussels. Janos Tisovszky, UNRIC Deputy Director, will moderate the discussion.

There is no entrance fee, but as places are limited, we kindly ask you to register in advance by sending an e-mail with the subject “Diabetes Day” to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  NO registration e-mails will be accepted after 3pm 9th November.


NB: The films have English subtitles. Total runtime of the films is 45’.

UN Day, 24 October 2010, Event in Brussels: “Belgium, Europe and the United Nations”

Logos of the VVN, APNU and the City of BrusselsOn the occasion of United Nations Day which commemorates the foundation of the organisation in 1945, the Mayor of Brussels, Mr. Freddy Thielemans, the President of the Vereniging voor de Verenigde Naties, Professor Frank Maes, and the President of l’Association pour les Nations Unies, Honorary Ambassador Michel Adam are organizing an informative and reflective gathering on the subject: “Belgium, Europe and the United Nations” on 24 October 2010 at 3 pm, the Gothic Hall in the City Hall of Brussels.

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Brussels, 4 October 2010: EUROPEAN CELEBRATION of WORLD HABITAT DAY

World Habitat Day 2010: Better City, Better Life (logo)Time:   15h30 – 18h30
Venue: UN-HOUSE Conference Room, Ground Floor
            14 rue Montoyer, 1000 Brussels

PROGRAMME:
15h30

Welcome speech and presentation of message from the UN-HABITAT Executive Director by Mr. Jean Bakole, Director, UN-HABITAT Representation Office to the EU and Belgium

15h40
Presentation of message from the Secretary-General of the United Nations by Mrs. Afsané Bassir-Pour, Director, United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC)

15h50
Statement by Representative of the Urban Intergroup of the European Parliament

16h00
Keynote address: World and European Sustainable Cities: Insights from EU Research by Mr. Pierre Valette, DG Research, European Commission

16h30
Discussion with participants / question-answer session

17h15
Reception

18h30
End


Working languages will be English and French

Please download the Registration Form (MS Word) to confirm attendance by 30 September 2010.

 

UN-HABITAT Representation Office to the European Union and Belgium,
14 Rue Montoyer, B-1000 Brussels Belgium
Tel: +32 2 503 35 72 • Fax: +32 2 503 46 24
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