Posted by: APO | 20 June 2008

The week ahead at the United Nations: The European perspective

The week ahead at the United Nations: The European perspective 

BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 20, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The week ahead at the United Nations: The European perspective :


Monday, 23 June



-«Promoting Diaspora Investment Projects & Innovative Entrepreneurial Activities in Africa » “D-MADE” Development Marketplace. Organizers: World Bank, Belgian Development Cooperation (DGDC), Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, French Development Agency (AFD) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development. (Till 24 June)


New York:


-Security Council – consultations on Eritrea/Ethiopia.



Tuesday, 24 June




-Workshop on: The African Peace and Security Strategy – exchange of views with experts



New York: Security Council – to be briefed by Salim Ahmed Salim and Jan Eliasson, the African Union and UN Envoys on Sudan. A debate on peace and security in Africa (Djibouti/Eritrea) is scheduled.


Wednesday, 25 June


Brussels: Policy Dialogue Seminar – Engaging African Diaspora in Europe as Strategic Agents for Development in Africa. Organizers: African Diaspora Policy Centre (ADPC), UNDP and the European Commission.


European parliament – Committee on Development: Hearing on the Situation in the Great Lakes region. Speeches by Commissioner Louis Michel and by Abbé Malu-Malu, President of RDC National Electoral Commission and Chief mediator Goma Peace process



New York:


-Security Council – consultations on Guinea-Bissau.



Thursday, 26 June


Brussels: International Conference – Fighting AIDS in Africa – can we win?

Venue : Résidence Palace. Organizers: Sant’Egidio and VIVA AFRICA



New York:


-Special Adviser Jan Egeland to brief on his recent trip to the Sahel and on climate change in that region.



Friday, 27 June


New York: Security Council – resolution on the U.N. Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), followed by consultations on the Central African Republic.



And beyond: Other dates to pin


1 July


Start of EU French Presidency


2 July


Marseilles: Euromed Ministerial Conference on Trade


3 July


Brussels: Who will feed the world? Towards diverse, sustainable forms of agriculture as drivers of development. Organizers: the EU French Presidency in partnership with the European Commission and the European Parliament. Commissioners Mariann Fischer Boel and Louis Michel will participate, together with Hans-Gert Pöttering, President of the European Parliament, French Ministers Michel Barnier and Bernard Kouchner, WTO Director General Pascal Lamy, FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf and others. The aim of the conference is to have a discussion on the challenges facing today’s agriculture (food, energy, climate and the environment), including the question of the future of agriculture in developing countries and new initiatives in the fields of policy and governance.

Conference at the European Parliament, Brussels

The Conference is open to all. Registration can be done via the website



13 July,


Paris: Summit for the Mediterranean (till 14 July)


25 July


Bordeaux: EU-South Africa Summit




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