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United Nations seminar on assistance to the Palestinian people

20feb-unpalThe Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People will convene the United Nations Seminar on Assistance to the Palestinian People in Rome, Italy, at the FAO Headquarters, on 27 and 28 February 2013. The theme of the Seminar is "Assistance to the Palestinians — challenges and opportunities in the new reality of a State under occupation".


On 14 February 2013, the heart of Europe beats against violence against women and girls

vday-1billionOn 14 February 2013, the European Women's Lobby (EWL) invites you to come and dance in Brussels against violence against women, and to be part of a European and worldwide movement singing and striking for women's rights!

One Billion Rising is a worldwide initiative proposed by V-Day and aiming at mobilizing people all around the world, on Saint Valentine's Day, to dance and sing in order to speak up against violence against women and girls.


Building stronger communities: WFP and the EU fighting hunger together

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announces the launch of its annual photo exhibition – from 8-22 February, 2013 – at Brussels Midi Station, in the main concourse.

The display casts a fresh eye on the successful partnership between WFP and the European Union. Throughout 2012, the two organisations have worked together on the frontlines of hunger around the world, providing life-saving assistance – totalling 301 million euros – to millions of people in more than 30 countries.


Ciné-ONU - "Ping Pong"

5 February, 2013, 18:30

Runtime: 80'

Page Ping Pong film bannerSet in the cut-throat world of international table tennis, Ping Pong is a documentary that features skilled competitors, fierce rivalry and intense performances in the fight to become world champion. There are medals, tears and twitchy nerves. The action criss-crosses the globe from England to Inner Mongolia, where the world championships are held in a stadium full of supporters no less ecstatic than at an international football match. Again and again you are amazed by the mental strength – not to mention fitness – that drives its devotees. And like all great documentaries it lifts the lid on a world you never knew existed. These gladiators of the ping-pong table in their 80s and 90s put the rest of us to shame.


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