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Seminar on Disability and Economics: The nexus between disability, education and employment
01 July, 2011
A panel discussion will be held at UN Headquarters to discuss the relationships between disability, education and employment. Using the findings of the study conducted in Nepal, the panelists will highlight the moral, social imperatives of including persons with disabilities in the labour market, as...

Panel Discussion on Sport as a tool for development: Using Sport to Foster the Inclusion and Well-Being of Persons with Disabilities
27 June, 2011
The unique ability of sports to transcend linguistic, cultural and social barriers makes it an excellent platform for strategies of inclusion and adaptation. Furthermore, the universal popularity of sport and its physical, social and economic development benefits make it an ideal tool for fostering ...

Expert Group Meeting on International Standards for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics
27 - 30 June, 2011
DESA┐s Statistics Division is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on International Standards for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics, which will review the Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System, Rev. 2, published in 2001 by the UN (UN publication, Sales No. E.01.XVII.10). <...

Tree Biotechnology 2011 - From genomes to integration and delivery
26 June - 02 July, 2011

Expert Group Meeting on ┐The Challenge of Building Employment for a Sustainable Recovery┐
23 - 24 June, 2011
The meeting aims at providing input to the work of the Commission and at informing ongoing national and international debates on the challenge of building productive employment. It also aims to send a strong message on the importance of promoting job-rich growth to reduce poverty and maintain social...

The 2011 UN Public Service Day, Awards Ceremony and Forum
20 - 23 June, 2011
Over 600 participants are expected to attend the 2011 UN Public Service Day, Awards Ceremony and Forum on 20-23 June. With a focus on "Transformative Leadership in Public Administration and Innovation in Governance: Creating a Better Life for All", the event will feature workshops, an exhibition and...

High-Level Expert Group Meeting on poverty eradication
20 - 22 June, 2011
DESA┐s Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD), in close collaboration with the International Labour Organization (IL0), is organizing this event as part of the preparations for the 50th session of the Commission for Social Development, which is scheduled to take place in New York in Febru...

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
17 June, 2011

Counting on the Environment: The Contribution of Forests to Rural Livelihoods
15 June, 2011
Organizer CIFOR - Center for International Forestry Research

General Assembly panel discussions to highlight MDGs and development agenda beyond 2015
14 June, 2011
The President of the General Assembly, Mr. Joseph Deiss, will arrange this event on development, mandated by the General Assembly resolution 60/265 which requests that a "specific meeting focused on development, including an assessment of progress over the previous year, at each session of the Gener...


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