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Panel discussion on accessible tourism and inclusive and sustainable development for all
17 May, 2016
Tourism is one of the worldĺs largest and fastest growing industries. As an effective driver of economic growth, it can promote inclusive development by enhancing the well-being of host communities.

The United Nations continues to take a lead role in promoting the rights of persons with dis...

High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation, 19th Session
16 - 19 May, 2016
The 19th Session of the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation is meeting to review of progress made in implementing the Buenos Aires Plan of Action, the new directions strategy for South-South cooperation and the Nairobi outcome document of the High-level United Nations Conference on South...

National Substantive Training on Open Government Data for Sustainable Development
15 May, 2016
The National Substantive Training (NST) workshop on Open Government Data for Sustainable Development is being organized by the Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) in partnership with Access to...

International Day of Families
15 May, 2016
Theme: Families, healthy lives and sustainable future

The central goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development focus on ending poverty, promoting shared economic prosperity, social development and peopleĺs well-being while protecting the environment.

Families remain at the...

Launch of the World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2016
12 May, 2016
The World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2016 will be presented by Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, Lenni Montiel, and Chief of the Global Economic Monitoring Unit in DPAD/DESA, Hamid Rashid, on Thursday, 12 May 2016 at 11 am EDT. The report is an update of the econ...

Meeting of the Oslo Group on Energy Statistics
10 - 13 May, 2016
UNSD will participate in the 10th meeting of the Oslo Group on Energy Statistics ľ a city group created by the UN Statistical Commission - in Aguascalientes, Mexico from 10 to 13 May 2016. The meeting will focus on creating solid mandates for the working groups set up at the previous meeting in UAE,...

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
09 - 20 May, 2016

ECOSOC Integration segment
02 - 04 May, 2016
The Economic and Social Council has been tasked to promote the integration of the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development both within the United Nations system and beyond. To this end, the Integration Segment will serve as a platform to:

1. Consolidate the i...

29th Session of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) from 25-29 April, 2016 at ESCAP
25 - 29 April, 2016
The importance of standardizing geographical names:

ôThe writing of geographical names on maps and other documents has long been a source of difficulty and confusion and an obstacle to smooth progress and understanding in many economic, social and scientific activities, both national and in...

UNFF Ad-Hoc Expert Group
25 - 27 April, 2016
UN Forum on Forestsüf first meeting of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Ad Hoc Expert Group (AHEG) on paragraph 44 of UN Resolution E/CN.18/2015/L.2 üeInternational arrangement on forests beyond 2015üî.

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