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United Nations Forum on Forests, 9th Session
24 January - 04 February, 2011
This year┐s session will focus on forests for people, livelihoods and poverty eradication and include community-based forest management, social development and indigenous and other local and forest-dependent communities, as well as social and cultural aspects. Discussions will also assess progress m...

High Level Regional Preparatory Meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
21 January, 2011
In support of the 2011 United Nations Economic and Social Council┐s Annual Ministerial Review, an African Regional Ministerial Meeting will take place in Nairobi focusing on the theme ┐The Right to Education for All in Africa: Reinforcing quality and equity┐. The meeting will be hosted by the Republ...

Launch of the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2011
18 January, 2011
World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) is a joint product of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the five United Nations regional commissions. It provides an overview of recent global economic performance and short-term pro...

High-level intersessional meeting of the Commission on Sustainable Development on a 10-Year Framework of Programmes (10YFP) on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)
13 - 14 January, 2011
Transitioning to more sustainable patterns of consumption and production is at the heart of sustainable development, and international co-operation is essential to effect that transition. Recognizing this, governments at the Johannesburg Summit in 2002 called for the development of a 10-year framewo...

International Expert Group Meeting on Indigenous Peoples and Forests
12 - 14 January, 2011
Forests account for 30 percent, or 3.2 billion hectares, of the earth┐s land area and are the traditional territories for many indigenous peoples. Indigenous peoples living in forests possess clearly defined rights to land and natural resources, including communal ownership of their ancestral lands....

First intersessional meeting of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
10 - 11 January, 2011
This first meeting will update on the preparatory process leading to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012 (Rio + 20), secure renewed political commitment, discuss the Green Economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication and focus on the institutional framew...

International Human Solidarity Day
20 December, 2010
In the Millennium Declaration world leaders identified Solidarity as one of the fundamental values essential to international relations in the twenty-first century and emphasized that ┐Global challenges must be managed in a way that distributes the costs and burdens fairly in accordance with basic p...

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
14 December, 2010
In its resolution 2010/2 of 19 July, the Economic and Social Council invited the Secretary-General ┐to convene open and inclusive consultations involving all Member States and all other stakeholders with a view to assisting the process towards enhanced cooperation in order to enable Governments on a...

Regional preparatory meeting for the West Asia region
09 December, 2010
In the Arab region, many girls and women remain excluded from learning opportunities and only nine of the twenty two Arab States have achieved gender parity in primary education. For groups most at risk of suffering from inequalities, disparities and multiple combined forms of exclusion, lack of acc...

CARICOM Regional Workshop on Population and Housing Census Data Editing
06 - 11 December, 2010
DESA Statistics Division is organizing a regional workshop on census data editing in collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat to develop the capacities of the staff of National Statistical Offices of the CARICOM member countries with the techniques and procedures used in editing population and hou...


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