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ECOSOC Regional preparatory meeting on "Education and the Millennium Development Goals"
24 March, 2011

World Water Day
22 March, 2011
The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The General Assembly declared 22 March as World Day for Water to promote awareness of the extent to which water resource deve...

Commission on Narcotic Drugs, Fifty-fourth session
21 - 25 March, 2011

13th session of the Committee for Development Policy
21 - 25 March, 2011
The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) is a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council and provides inputs and independent advice to the Council on emerging cross-sectoral development issues and on international cooperation for development, focusing on medium- and long-term aspects. The ...

Expert Group Meeting to review the two draft reports of the Secretary-General for the 2011 high-level segment of ECOSOC on the theme of education
18 March, 2011
The first Secretary-General┐s report, for the Annual Ministerial Review, will examine progress made in the implementation of the education-related goals and put forward policy recommendations for their acceleration.

The second report of the Secretary-General, for the thematic discussion, wi...

Women in Agriculture: closing the gender gap for development
17 March, 2011
The State of Food and Agriculture 2010┐11 (SOFA) calculates the costs of gender inequality for society and nations. For example, it shows that if women farmers had the same access to productive resources as men farmers, world hunger would be reduced by 100 to 150 million people. It makes a strong ┐b...

Event to launch the FAO report on the State of Food and Agriculture
17 March, 2011

General Assembly Interactive Dialogue with the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability
16 March, 2011
On 9 August 2010, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability (GSP) to ┐reflect on and formulate a new vision for sustainable growth and prosperity, along with mechanisms for achieving it┐, in light of the growing strain placed on our planet by climate change...

Workshop on Manufacturing Statistics for ECLAC countries
15 - 17 March, 2011
This workshop, organized by DESA┐s Statistics Division, in collaboration with Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e EstatÝstica (IBGE), continues the programme for the development of comprehensive and comparable manufacturing stat...

Seminar on the in-depth analysis of Ethiopia's 2007 population and housing census
14 - 18 March, 2011
In many countries, the voluminous data collected through censuses is only partially analysed and disseminated, and often late, resulting in its underutilization. To address this challenge, DESA┐s Statistics Division in collaboration with the Italian Government has initiated a project to strengthen n...


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