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International Day for the Eradication Poverty
17 October, 2016
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, ...

High-Level Meeting on Sustainable Transport of Landlocked Developing Countries
13 - 14 October, 2016
The High-level Meeting on Sustainable Transport of LLDCs will review the progress made by LLDCs, as well as challenges in the development and maintenance of efficient, reliable and sustainable transport systems, and the linkages between the Vienna Programme of Action for LLDCs and the 2030 Agenda fo...

Twelfth Session of the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters
11 - 14 October, 2016

Joint Meeting of ECOSOC and the 2nd Committee - "The changing political economy of globalization: Multilateral institutions and the 2030 Agendaö
07 October, 2016
Public sentiment towards globalization appears to be undergoing a deep transformation. Increasingly across the globe, and across the political spectrum in many countries, growing scepticism of globalization threatens to undermine long-held commitments to open societies, as well as the potential of ...

General Assembly, Third Committee, Seventy-first session
04 October - 23 November, 2016
The Third Committee of the General Assembly at its seventy-first session, is chaired by H.E. Ms. MarÝa Emma MejÝa of Colombia.

The General Assembly allocates to the Third Committee, agenda items relating to a range of social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues that affect people a...

11th Session, Committee on Enforced Disappearances
03 - 14 October, 2016
At its forthcoming 11th session on 3-14 October 2016, the Committee on Enforced Disappearances will examine the efforts of the following countries to implement the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance:

- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Colombi...

Workshop on Action Planning for Open Government Data for Sustainable Development in Asia
03 - 06 October, 2016


The Workshop on Action Planning for Open Government Data (OGD) for Sustainable Development in Asia is being co-organized by the Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the Economic...

General Assembly, Second Committee, Seventy-first session
03 October - 23 November, 2016
The Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee), is chaired by His Excellency Mr. DIAN TRIANSYAH DJANI of Indonesia. During this session, it will deal with issues relating to economic growth and development such as macroeconomic policy questions (including international trade, international ...

Launch of the World Economic and Social Survey 2016
03 October, 2016
The World Economic and Social Survey 2016: Climate Change Resilience - An Opportunity for Reducing Inequalities will be released on 3 October. It advances our understanding of the climate and development nexus, particularly as it relates to challenges for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...

International Day of Older Persons
01 October, 2016
Almost 700 million people are now over the age of 60. By 2050, 2 billion people, over 20 per cent of the worldĺs population, will be 60 or older. The increase in the number of older people will be the greatest and the most rapid in the developing world, with Asia as the region with the largest numbe...


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