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UNCTAD’s 2013 Report on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

© UNCTAD"Growth with employment for inclusive and sustainable development"

When: Friday 15 November at 10.00 -11.00 am

Where: UNRIC, Residence Palace, Entrance C2, 8th Floor meeting room

Who: Igor Paunovic, co-author of the report, Economic Affairs Officer, LDC Section/ Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes at UNCTAD

What: Presentation of the new UNCTAD 2013 report on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) entitled "Growth with employment for inclusive and sustainable development"


Finishing and moving beyond the health MDGs


Tuesday 26 November, 14:00 - 15:30
European Development Days 2013, Auditorium A, Tour & Taxis

With only two years to go until the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals, global consultations and positions of leading development agencies on the post-2015 framework are calling for health to be placed at its core, as a critical contributor to sustainable development and human wellbeing.

This High-Level Panel organised as part of the 2013 European Development Days, featuring a keynote speech by Her Excellency Joyce Banda, President of Malawi, will debate how the post-2015 sustainable development agenda should build on and improve the current health Millennium Development Goals, addressing barriers to their achievement related to equity, human rights, financing and ownership.


AidEx 2013 Brussels featuring numerous United Nations agencies


AidEx, Europe's only international humanitarian and development aid event, returns to Brussels Expo for its third year now. It is not just another 'trade-show' or 'talking-shop', but an event that works hard to help improve the situation on the ground. This year, AidEx can count on extensive support and participation of the United Nations agencies based in Brussels.

From 13 to 14 November 2013, humanitarian and development experts from around the world will convene in Brussels for the two-day annual AidEx conference gathering 200 exhibitors and 2,000 aid professionals. AidEx brings together the many crucial organizations working in aid delivery, in order to discuss obstacles and together plan better strategies and implement ideas. With an exhibition area that covers all relevant cluster groups in the sector - including the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and a key-supporter to the event the UN HighCommissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) amongst others -a conference programme that encourages open debate and collaboration and a variety of key opportunities to engage, interact and network, AidEx is a must-attend event for every organization in the sector.



The situation in Mali


"Drawing lessons from the UN Mission in Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT) to ensure the success of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)" was the subject of a conference organized by the Association for the United Nations.

On Monday October 21 2013, the Association for the United Nations (APNU) in cooperation with the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) and supported by the International Press Centre (IPC) invited a man of action, who has a long experience in Peacekeeping Missions in Africa, to enlighten us on the multiple faceted Malian issue and answer to our questions: Mr Victor Da Silva Angelo, former Special Representative of the MINURCAT.

Mr Ibrahim Bocar Ba, Ambassador of Mali in Brussels, who was present at the event, contributed to enriching the discussion in the presence of a really attentive audience...

Mr Victor Angelo reminded the great influence that the regional context has on the situation in Mali. Nevertheless, the understanding of and the solution to the problems in Mali need, according to him, responses that go beyond the regional framework. "We cannot solve the problems (in Mali) without taking into account the problems in the region. But, we need regional as well as international responses to the existential problems", he explained to the audience.


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