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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.


ICN2 Second International Conference on Nutrition


19-21 November 2014, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy

The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) is an inclusive inter-governmental meeting on nutrition jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The conference will convene high-level government officials and stakeholders with the overall goal of improving diets and raising nutrition levels through policies that more effectively address today’s major nutrition challenges.

"We cannot look at nutrition as the responsibility of the individual alone: nutrition is a public issue. A public issue that must be addressed by governments, civil society, the private sector and academia."
José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General

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