Saturday, 10 October 2015

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Presentation of the EU-High Level Report on Literacy

22jan-hrhWhat? Presentation of the EU High Level group report on Literacy on Literacy to Members of the European Parliament followed by Q&A with the press

Europe one in five 15 year olds, as well as nearly 75 million adults lack basic reading and writing skills, which increases their risk of poverty and social exclusion and makes it hard for them to get a job.

The High Level Group, set up by European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Androulla Vassiliou, has produced a report that covers all ages and is widely seen as the current reference work on the issue. Now the UN Literacy decade (2003-2012) has come to an end, it is time to take stock of the situation and assess what steps can be taken to tackle the problem more effectively.


Conference, 5 February, "Climate Change and Food Security"

18jan-apnuconferenceOn Tuesday 5 February, EGMONT - The Royal Institute for International Relations & APNU - The United Nations Association in Belgium, with the support of UNRIC, invite you to a conference with Professor Jean Pascal van Ypersele, Vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC or GIEC) and Professor Olivier De Schutter, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food will speak on the topic: Climate Change and Food Security.

18h00 to 19h30, Palais des Académies, rue Ducale 1, 1000 Bruxelles.


Greece: Basketball Game against Racism

15jan-unhcr-greece-basketballThe Office of the UN Refugee Agency in Greece (UNHCR), in cooperation with Ilysiakos B.C. is inviting the public to a basketball game of the 13th round of Greek Championship between Ilysiakos and Peristeri on Saturday, 19 January 2012 at 17:00 p.m. at the premises of the closed Municipal Stadium of Ilisia.


UN, EU, FIFDH & BOZAR film screening: "NO" - 11 December, 2012

NO-CINEONU To mark Human Rights Day 2012 the United Nations, the European Union, the Geneva International Film Festival on Human Rights and the BOZAR invite you to the screening of "NO", winner of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Art Cinema Award.

The screening will take place at the BOZAR, on 11 December, 19:00. There is no entrance fee, but as places are limited, it is important to register by sending an email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with the subject field “NO".


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