Upcoming Events (in New York unless otherwise indicated)
- UN Security Council: meeting on the situation in Kosovo (UNMIK) (S/2017/95/Rev.1) (27 February)
- UN Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization 2017 session (21 February to 1 March)
- 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council (27 February to 24 March) (Geneva)
- UN ECOSOC 2017 Operational Activities for Development Segment (28 February to 2 March)
- UN Commission on the Status of Women sixty-first session (13 to 24 March)
- The Ocean Conference (5 to 9 June)
The United Nations observes designated days, weeks, years, and decades, each with a theme, or topic. By creating special observances, the United Nations promotes international awareness and action on these issues. The majority of observances have been established by resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly, although some have been designated by UN specialized agencies. The United Nations also observes anniversaries of key events in its history.