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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
17 October, 2010
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, ...

Global Forum on Gender Statistics
11 - 13 October, 2010
The Global Forum is being organized by DESA┐s Statistics Division in collaboration with the National Statistical Coordination Board of the Philippines. This Forum will be the third in a series of international meetings on gender statistics with the purpose of promoting the advancement of gender stat...

International Day of Older Persons
07 October, 2010
The 20th International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) will continue to build on significant United Nations (UN) milestones that acknowledge older persons as an increasingly major segment of society. In 2009, there were 737 million persons age 60 or older. This cohort is expected to grow to more than 2 ...

Third Data Managers' meeting
06 - 08 October, 2010
The Third Data Managers Meeting will be held in New York, from 6 to 8 October 2010, hosted by the UN Statistics Division. The Meeting will provide an opportunity for data managers from international agencies to update each other on recent developments in data dissemination and identify ways of expan...

United Nations Regional Seminar on Census Data Dissemination and Spatial Analysis
05 - 08 October, 2010
Organized by DESA┐s Statistics Division, in cooperation with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the seminar will provide a forum for sharing national practices and experiences in the dissemination and use of census data.

The seminar will re...

Global Forum on Local Development & Pan African Ministerial Workshop on Leadership Capacity Development
04 - 07 October, 2010
The convening of the Global Forum on Local Development is timely and strategic, bringing all the key players to the table to support the growing importance and significance of democratically elected Local Governments and making them champions for the achievement of the MDGs. The Forum is holistic ta...

2010 Shanghai World Expo; Thematic Forum - Harmonious City & Livable Life
04 - 07 October, 2010

Sustainable Development of Cities Worldwide



The aim of the Shanghai World Expo Theme Forums is to give voice to people of outstanding talent in different areas of expertise from home and abroad, who will be encouraged to participate in in-depth discussions about the sustainable dev...

Second Committee of the General Assembly
04 October - 31 December, 2010
The first meeting of the Second Committee of the 65th session of the General Assembly took place on 17 September 2010 for the purpose of adopting the programme of work (A/C.2/65/L.1). The Committee is chaired by H.E. Ambassador Enkhtsetseg Ochir (Mongolia). The other Bureau members include Vice-Chai...

Third Committee of the General Assembly
04 October - 31 December, 2010
The Committee discusses social development, advancement of women, refugees, human rights, promotion and protection of the rights of children, indigenous issues and the elimination of racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia. The Committee also addresses questions related to the right to self- de...

High-level Discussion and Launch of the Pearl Initiative
22 September, 2010
This event will bring together a select group of business leaders to exchange views and share lessons learned on the linkages between a transparent business environment and sustainable economic growth, which can all contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.


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