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AidEx 2013 Brussels featuring numerous United Nations agencies

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AidEx, Europe's only international humanitarian and development aid event, returns to Brussels Expo for its third year now. It is not just another 'trade-show' or 'talking-shop', but an event that works hard to help improve the situation on the ground. This year, AidEx can count on extensive support and participation of the United Nations agencies based in Brussels.

From 13 to 14 November 2013, humanitarian and development experts from around the world will convene in Brussels for the two-day annual AidEx conference gathering 200 exhibitors and 2,000 aid professionals. AidEx brings together the many crucial organizations working in aid delivery, in order to discuss obstacles and together plan better strategies and implement ideas. With an exhibition area that covers all relevant cluster groups in the sector - including the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and a key-supporter to the event the UN HighCommissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) amongst others -a conference programme that encourages open debate and collaboration and a variety of key opportunities to engage, interact and network, AidEx is a must-attend event for every organization in the sector.

 

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The situation in Mali

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"Drawing lessons from the UN Mission in Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT) to ensure the success of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)" was the subject of a conference organized by the Association for the United Nations.

On Monday October 21 2013, the Association for the United Nations (APNU) in cooperation with the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) and supported by the International Press Centre (IPC) invited a man of action, who has a long experience in Peacekeeping Missions in Africa, to enlighten us on the multiple faceted Malian issue and answer to our questions: Mr Victor Da Silva Angelo, former Special Representative of the MINURCAT.

Mr Ibrahim Bocar Ba, Ambassador of Mali in Brussels, who was present at the event, contributed to enriching the discussion in the presence of a really attentive audience...

Mr Victor Angelo reminded the great influence that the regional context has on the situation in Mali. Nevertheless, the understanding of and the solution to the problems in Mali need, according to him, responses that go beyond the regional framework. "We cannot solve the problems (in Mali) without taking into account the problems in the region. But, we need regional as well as international responses to the existential problems", he explained to the audience.

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State of World Population 2013

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Parliamentary Hearing: Achieving the right to health of LGBTI people

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