Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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UNRIC Partnerships

Throughout the years UNRIC has forged a number of recurring partnerships with European civil society actors. Below are UNRIC’s main partners:

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7 billion Others

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On selected international days, UNRIC, in partnership with the Good Planet Foundation, will post video clips from the 7 billion Others project to communicate the fears, dreams, ordeals and hopes of citizens from all over world.

A visionary idea from the photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, 7 billion Others is an ongoing project that started in 2003, consisting of over 6,000 interviews filmed in 84 countries to create a portrait of humanity today and show everything that unites us, links us and differentiates us. UNRIC and the 7 billion Others team have partnered to make the video portraits available in as many languages as possible.

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FABRICA - Live Windows project

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Fabrica, the Benetton research centre on communication, has developed since May 2010 an innovative project in the field of experience design, to transform the retail process in stores into a new, participative experience. UNRIC has partnered on a number of Live Windows since early 2012, marking issues of importance to the United Nations. The project was conceived and developed by Alfio Pozzoni, research and innovation director of Fabrica.

 

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cfpCARTOONING FOR PEACE

Kofi Annan, Nobel Peace Prize and former Secretary General of the UN, and Plantu, French editorial cartoonist at "Le Monde" newspaper, gathered together twelve of the greatest international cartoonists at the United Nation Headquarters in New York on October 16, 2006, at a symposium entitled "Unlearning intolerance".

A movement was born.

Cartooning for Peace aims to promote a better understanding and mutual respect between people of different cultures and beliefs using editorail cartoons as a universal language. There are now over 110 cartoonists from countries all across the planet who have joined Cartooning for Peace.

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BOZAR

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UNRIC has joined forces with BOZAR the main Fine Arts Centre in Brussels to highlight three international days with film screenings. The concept is a film and a debate. The three days are: International Women’s Day (March 8), World Environment Day (June 5) and Human Rights day (10 December).

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MYRTIS

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Myrtis died of typhoid fever during the plague which hit Athens in the middle of the 5th Century BC. Typhoid fever is even today - 2.500 years after- the cause of death for 200,000 people every year. UNRIC named Myrtis as a Millennium Friend during UNRIC's 2010 Public Information Campaign.

More on Myrtis' role with UNRIC
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fifdhFestival du Film et Forum International sur les Droits Humains (FIFHD)

Created in 2003 and inaugurated by High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Vieira de Mello, FIFDH is an international Human Rights film Festival that takes place every year in Geneva. FIFDH has joined UNRIC, the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights and the BOZAR to mark annualy Human Rights day with a film and a debate in Brussels.

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eu-unUN-EU PARTNERSHIP FOR A BETTER WORLD (communication initiative)

The network of European Union delegations around the world, in partnership with UN information centres, will use some key international days to encourage governments and civil society actors to focus attention on pressing global issues.

The 8 days identified for this communication initiative range from universal human rights to the rights of women, children and indigenous people, to press freedom and key global issues such as food, poverty and the environment.

For each international day, communication materials produced by the EU and the UN will be complied into joint electronic tool kits. Partnership for a better world will encourage support from major European newspapers and broadcasters as well as social media sites, artists, and entertainers.


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jpkFASHION FOR A CAUSE

"The concept of this partnership is to work with fashion designers and manufacturers to highlight global issues through fashion." Jean-Paul Knott.

One of the first Friends of the UN was the renowned Belgian designer Jean-Paul Knott. He helped UNRIC develop the first Friends of the UN (F.U.N) bracelets with the words We the Peoples in 13 European languages. He later helped us create our CoolPlanet cotton pins and t-shirts in support of the UN’s Seal the Deal campaign.

 

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The online and catalogue clothing giant Trois Suisse joined forces with UNRIC in 2009. and every year since has produced an article of clothing for International Women’s Day, World Environment Day and Human Rights day.


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foeFRIENDS OF EUROPE

The Development Policy Forum (DPF) is a partnership that was launched in December 2007 by the Brussels based think-tank Friends of Europe and a number of crucial actors defining and implementing development policies.

Partners include the United Nations, the World Bank, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the U.S. Mission to the European Union, and the European Commission Directorate General for Development and Relations with ACP States.

The goal of the partnership is to systematically address forthcoming challenges in the area of development policy through lively debates and sharply written analyses, and to offer a forum for various development stakeholders.

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papersadEUROPEAN NEWSPAPERS

Since 2010 UNRIC has created a partnership with some of the major European newspapers. The concept of the partnership consists of the newspaper publicizing the Centre’s annual Create4theUN Ad competition in order to reach out to the largest number of European citizens and then publishes some of the winning ads at the end of the competition.

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"Draw The Line" - Cartooning for Peace in New York 2006.

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European Union @ United Nations

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The EU works with all UN bodies, agencies and programmes across virtually the entire range of UN activities, from development policy and peacebuilding to humanitarian assistance, environment, human rights, and culture.

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Fashion for a Cause

CoolPlanet2009 "Do-it-yourself" t-shirts and pins explained by designer Jean-Paul Knott

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