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Workshop on population projections for French speaking African countries
10 - 14 September, 2012
DESA┐s Statistics Division is organizing the workshop in collaboration with the Direction de la Statistique, Haut Commissariat au Plan du Maroc. It is held in the context of the 2010 World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses with the objectives to strengthen the technical capacity of the pa...

High-level expert group meeting on ┐Promoting people┐s empowerment in achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all┐
10 - 12 September, 2012
Organized by DESA┐s Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD), the meeting is part of the preparations for the 51st session of the Commission for Social Development, scheduled to take place in New York in February 2013.

The meeting is convened in the context of draft Resolution 1 in...

Expert group meeting on ┐Harnessing the Cooperative Advantage to Build a Better World┐
04 - 05 September, 2012
An expert group meeting on ┐Harnessing the Cooperative Advantage to Build a Better World┐ will be organized in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 4-6 September.

Also including a capacity-building workshop, this event will provide a forum for examining the distinct ways in which the cooperative model...

2012 United Nations Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects (PoA SALW RevCon)
27 August - 07 September, 2012

Third substantive session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing
21 - 24 August, 2012
In December 2010, the UN General Assembly established an open-ended working group aimed at strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons. It was mandated to consider the existing international framework and to identify possible gaps and how best to address them. The open-ended wo...

Second Session of the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (GGIM)
13 - 15 August, 2012
The official announcement of the second session has been communicated to all the Permanent Missions to the United Nations. It will bring together government experts from all Member States to consult and deliberate on a number of substantive activities.

Issues to be addressed include the imp...

International Youth Day
12 August, 2012
This year┐s theme is ┐Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth┐. The theme relates to the announcement that the Secretary-General made in January, where he committed to ┐address the needs of the largest generation of young people the world has ever known┐ by making ┐working with and for women ...

International Day of the World┐s Indigenous People
09 August, 2012
The 18th commemoration of the International Day of the World┐s Indigenous Peoples will be held on 9 August at UN Headquarters in New York

The event will be organized by the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues within DESA┐s Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD...

Skills development activity for parliamentary libraries of the Arab region
08 - 10 August, 2012
The Division of Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM), through the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, the IFLA Section on Library and Research Services for Parliaments and the Parliament of Finland are co-organizing this event.

The Skills Development Activity envisages ...

81st session - Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
06 - 31 August, 2012


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