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The first European film festival dedicated to the Green Economy 9-23 October 2012

greenecofilmfestivalEurope/Brussels -The Green Up Film Festival is engaging Europeans in the first ever online documentary film festival on the Green Economy.

For 15 days Europeans are just a few clicks away from 26 documentaries on topics relevant to a Green Economy (including sustainable development, rational consumption & fair trade) streaming free of charge from the festival website.

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UN Day 2012 in Brussels at the Grand-Place - 21 October

UNDay-logoOn 21 October, come celebrate the UN's birthday at Grand-Place, in Brussels. The UN Brussels Team will be welcoming visitors to it's Information village from 11:00 to 17:00.

The village is intended to illustrate various aspects of United Nations activities in everyday life.

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October 11 - International Day of the Girl Child - Ceremonial event in Girls Rights Bus and Roundtable in the European Parliament

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09.30-10.00 International Day of the Girl Child
Ceremonial event on the Girls' Rights Bus with Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Special Representative for Human Rights, MEPs Véronique Mathieu, Jean Lambert, Edite Estrela, Director of UNICEF Brussels Phillipe Cori, Karen Schroh, Head of Plan EU Office, Daphne Dotsios, youth activist.

10.00-11.30 Learning for life?
Policy debate and launch of Plan International's report and global campaign on girls' education, Because I am a Girl. European Parliament ASP building, room A5e-3. To launch Plan's global Because I am a Girl campaign, our panel of experts highlight the role of girls' education in meeting the EU's development targets and discuss how the barriers girls face in accessing, and completing, a quality basic education can be overcome. Refreshments provided.

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European Development Days 2012, 16 - 17 October

edd12logoEurope's premier forum on international affairs and development cooperation, the European Development Days 2012 (EDD12), will take place on 16-17 October. This year's theme is 'Supporting inclusive and sustainable growth for human development'.

Organised by the European Commission and the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, it aims to give a voice to Europe's development community, representing a valuable opportunity to share ideas, best practices, the latest innovations, and information on programmes improving the impact and effectiveness of international aid.

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