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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.


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.


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