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Workshop on Engaging Citizen to Enhance Public Service Delivery and Strengthen Accountability
11 - 13 July, 2011
This Workshop will explore how the engagement of citizens┐and their organizations in civil society and the private sector┐can contribute to improve public accountability in public service delivery and spending. The workshop aims to promote a better understanding, and to develop concrete skills and a...

Forest Tenure, Governance and Enterprise: Experiences and Opportunities for Asia in a Changing Context
11 - 15 July, 2011
Organizers: Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
Hosted by: the Ministry of Forestry of Indonesia
In collaboration with: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) South East Asia, Samdhana Institute, FLEGT Asia, RECOFTC and other partners

Dialogue with the Executive Secretaries of the regional commissions
08 July, 2011

Expert Group Meeting on ┐Engaging Citizens to Enhance Public Sector Accountability and Prevent Corruption in the Delivery of Public Services┐
07 - 08 July, 2011
The goal of this meeting is to update global knowledge in the field of citizen engagement to enhance public service delivery, with particular attention to ways in which participatory approaches are being used in countries around the world to strengthen public sector accountability and prevent corrup...

International Seminar on Green Economy and Official Statistics
06 - 08 July, 2011
This Seminar is being organized by DESA┐s Statistics Division, in collaboration with Statistics Korea, the national statistics office of the Republic of Korea. A green economy has been recognized as one of the critical development models for the future which improves well-being and social equity whi...

ECOSOC substantive session
04 - 29 July, 2011
Opening with the High-level Segment on 4-8 July, the 2011session of the Economic and Social Council will include a dialogue with the Executive Secretaries of the Regional Commissions on 8 July; a Coordination Segment on 11-14 July; Operational Activities Segment on 14-18 July; Humanitarian Affairs S...

2011 ECOSOC Innovation Fair
04 - 07 July, 2011
At the occassion of the the Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) at the High-level segment of the annual substantive session of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which will be devoted to ┐Implementing the internationally agreed goals and commitments in education┐, the Fair will showcase innovativ...

International Day of Cooperatives
02 July, 2011
The United Nations recognizes and reaffirms the role of cooperatives in economic, social and cultural development and in the achievement of social policy objectives as shown in various resolutions specific to cooperatives and the biennial publication of the Secretary-General┐s report on the role of ...

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 ...


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