Happy new year! In our newsletter, Swedish participation in UN Peacekeeping is in focus after it was revealed that, at one point last year, only one Swedish soldier was serving for the UN. We have talked to Hans Corell, former UN legal chief who was elected UN friend of the year 2013 in Sweden. We take a look at the Icelandic Parliament which has cut development aid considerably, 10 months after voting on an increase - as well as the Nordic "Red buttons“ established to denounce corruption in development aid. And last, but not least, we have interviewed Deputy Special Representative Kaarina Immonen, who serves the UN in difficult conditions in the Central African Republic.
The Brussels based United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe - UNRIC provides information on UN activities to the countries of the region. It also provides liaison with institutions of the European Union in the field of information. Its outreach activities extend to all segments of society and joint campaigns, projects and events are organized with partners including the EU, governments, the media, NGOs, schools and local authorities.
United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC Brussels)
Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 155, Block C2,7th and 8th floor, Brussels 1040, Belgium
Tel.: +32 2 788 8484 / Fax: 32 2 788 8485