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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
17 October, 2011
The observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty can be traced back to 17 October 1987. On that day, over a hundred thousand people gathered at the TrocadÚro in Paris, where the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed in 1948, to honour the victims of extreme poverty, ...

Regional Preparatory Meeting in the Arab Region, ESCWA and partners
16 - 17 October, 2011
The Arab Regional Preparatory Meeting aims to support Arab preparations for Rio+20 by offering a forum for deliberation and consensus building on a consolidated set of issues and priorities that reflect the Arab vision on the objectives and themes to be addressed at Rio+20. The meeting is organized ...

Sharing Green Economy best practices towards Rio+20
11 - 12 October, 2011
The Ministry of Environment of Poland is organising a high-level conference aimed at consultation between EU member states and key countries in the process of preparing for the Rio+20 conference in 2012, presentation of the best examples of green initiatives aimed at presenting each partner's p...

Seminar on developing the capacity to produce economic statistics in the Asian and Pacific region
10 - 13 October, 2011
DESA┐s Statistics Division, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), is organizing this seminar on the implementation of the 2008 SNA. Hosted by ESCAP, the purpose is to develop a clear implementation plan for the improvement of the capacity of c...

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (COP 10)
10 - 21 October, 2011

Orman 2011: forests in a green economy (Joint Session of the 36th European Forestry Commission- 69th UNECE Timber Committee)
10 - 14 October, 2011
The meeting will include presentations on the State of Forests in the ECE region; the launch of the European Forest Sector Outlook Study and; presentation of the Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy

International Day of Older Persons
06 October, 2011
The half-day event is being organized by the NGO Committee on Aging, in cooperation with DESA, Department of Public Information, UNFPA and UN University. The event is also sponsored by the Governments of Argentina and Qatar. The theme of the Day is Launch of Madrid Plus 10: The growing opportunities...

Conference on the Contributions of Forests to a Green Economy
04 - 07 October, 2011
The meeting is a country-led initiative in support of the UN Forum on Forests by the German Government in preparation for the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). It is being jointly organized by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and the Federal Mini...

The fifth Meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics
04 - 06 October, 2011
DESA┐s Statistics Division is organizing a meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS), aimed at continuing the dialogue on the coordination of gender statistics activities, in light of the conclusions and recommendations made by the 42nd session of the UN Statistical...

50th session - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
03 - 21 October, 2011
The fiftieth session of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), will take place in Geneva from 3 to 21 October 2011. It will consider reports from Chad, Cote D' Ivoire, Kuwait, Lesotho, Mauritius, Montenegro, Oman and Paraguay.
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