Thursday, 26 November 2015

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AidEx 2014


12-13 November 2014, Hall 11, Brussels Expo, Belgieplein - 1 - Place de Belgique, B-1020 Brussels, Belgium

AidEx is a major international conference and exhibition for humanitarian and development professionals of all stripes. Held annually in Brussels, we bring together different voices whether they be NGO fieldworkers, the public and private sectors, long-established thought leaders or brand new start-ups.

We encourage organisations to network with one another, connect with suppliers and attend topical sessions to facilitate discussions on the current challenges they face. It’s also a great place to establish important, durable business relationships. Find out who will be crowned king or queen of Aid Innovation and who will win the coveted Humanitarian Hero of the Year Award at our prestigious awards ceremonies.

This year the theme will be ‘Innovation in Aid & Development’. Dialogue sessions will be held with experts to question and understand what innovation is, whether its application is feasible in the aid and development arena and where future trends will lead us.

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Saving and Improving Children's Lives: Can Innovation Deliver?

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November 11 | 12:30 - 14:00 PM
European Parliament, Room: ASP 1E3

Emerging technologies and social innovations have changed our lives like never before. How can we leverage them for children in the developing world and in humanitarian crises? Every day 17.000 children under the age of 5 die from causes we mostly know to prevent - and millions live in extreme poverty, without access to opportunities, protection, or ways to make their voices heard. Can we find new, more effective ways to deliver assistance, to create opportunities, and to bring about equitable development?

Preceding the 25th Anniversary of Convention of the Rights of the Child on 20 November 2014 and the launch of UNICEF’s flag ship State of the World’s Children report on innovation, the European Parliament’s Committee on Development and UNICEF Brussels are inviting to an Activate Talk at the European Parliament.

An access badge to enter the European Parliament can be requested with an email to Mr. Jonathan Bahati - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - stating your Name, Date of Birth, Nationality and ID Number.


UN Day 2014 - 26 October, Grand-Place Brussels

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Brussels – Come and celebrate the 69th anniversary of the United Nations with us on the Grand-Place in Brussels this Sunday, 26th of October (between 11 am and 5 pm). Many surprises with the theme ‘Green Cities’ will be waiting for you, including games and activities for all ages, an exhibition and an urban garden.

In a festive and family friendly atmosphere the UN team will organise a series of activities and information stands in front of the City Hall, offering information from all of the 26 United Nations agencies located in Belgium. Many of two hundred and fifty UN staff who work for the UN in Brussels will be there to celebrate this day together with the public.


From poverty to prosperity: Achieving lasting change for girls

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“There is still a stereotype that boys should lead. But this pushed me to perform more and better so I could be the leader – even though I was a girl.” Nurul, 17, Indonesia

European Week of Action for Girls 2014 Launch Event
Date: 06 October 2014
Time: 15.00-17.00, followed by a cocktail reception
Location: Hotel Silken Berlaymont, Boulevard Charlemagne 11-19, 1000 Brussels
Moderator: Laura Shields, Brussels Director at The Media Coach

This panel debate will officially launch the European Week of Action for Girls 2014.

It will examine the social norms which cause millions of girls and women to live in the shadows of boys and men.


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