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Commission on Science and Technology for Development
23 - 27 May, 2011

Youth briefing sessions highlighting Indigenous Issues and Youth
19 May, 2011
The International Year of Youth briefing events continue to bring attention to different youth issues in the lead up to the High Level Conference on Youth to be held on 25-26 July at UN Headquarters in New York. The next session in line is on ┐Girls and Young Women┐ and will take place at the UN in ...

International workshop ┐Greater Government Transparency and Citizen Engagement to Promote Effectiveness and Accountability in Public Service Delivery┐
19 May, 2011
DESA┐s Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM), in cooperation with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), will organize this workshop during the 2011annual follow-up meetings of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

It will serve as an...

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2011: Open Consultations on Thematic Aspects and New Innovative Format
18 May, 2011
The Sixth Facilitation Meeting of Action Lines C1 on the role of public governance in the promotion of ICTs for development, C7 on e-government and C11 on international and regional cooperation, will be held during the WSIS on 18 May. The meeting is open to all stakeholders from the public and priva...

Meeting of the Expert Group on International Economic and Social Classifications
18 - 20 May, 2011
The Expert Group will discuss a variety of topics, including a review of the International Family of Classifications and criteria for the development of international classifications, the assessment of the implementation of newly revised standard classifications, as well as ways to improve communica...

Symposium on ┐Migration and Youth: Harnessing Opportunities for Development┐
17 - 18 May, 2011
UNICEF, the current Chair of the Global Migration Group (GMG), of which DESA is also a member, is organizing this two-day Symposium immediately prior to the informal thematic debate on international migration and development, organized by the President of the General Assembly on 19 May.
The Symp...

Regional Seminar on Census Data Dissemination and Spatial Analysis for Arabic speaking Countries
16 - 19 May, 2011
DESA┐s Statistics Division, in collaboration with the Jordan Department of Statistics and the Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics, is organizing a Regional Seminar on Census Data Dissemination and Spatial Analysis.
The purpose is to provide a forum for sharing national practic...

10th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)
16 - 27 May, 2011
This session will be especially significant since this is the review year and since special emphasis will be placed on the implementation of UNPFII recommendations on economic and social development; the environment; and free, prior and informed consent.
Human rights issues will be addressed and...

International Day of Families
15 May, 2011
The United Nations Programme on the Family is the focal point within the United Nations system on matters related to family. As focal point, its primary actions and activities are to:provide substantive servicing in the areas of family and family policy to United Nations intergovernmental bodies, pa...

Regional ministerial conference
12 - 13 May, 2011
The event is arranged in preparation for the 2011 ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) to be held at UN Headquarters in Geneva in July 2011 on the theme ┐Implementing the internationally agreed goals and commitments in regard to education┐.
Themes to be discussed include: educational agenda of...


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