Upcoming Events (in New York unless otherwise indicated)
- UN First Committee (Disarmament & International Security) 19th & 20th meetings -Thematic discussion on specific subjects and introduction and consideration of all draft resolutions submitted under agenda items (52 (b) & 90-106) (23 October)
- UN Second Committee (Economic & Financial) Dialogue with the Executive Secretaries of the Regional Commissions on "Financing for development: Regional perspectives and the role of the United Nations Regional Commissions"; 21st meeting (23 October)
- UN Third Committee (Social, humanitarian & cultural) 26th & 27th meetings - Promotion and protection of human rights (23 October)
- UN Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) 7th meeting - Programme budget for the biennium 2016-2017 (23 October)
- UN Sixth Committee (Legal) 18th meeting - Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-ninth session (23 October)
- UN Economic and Social Council Special meeting: Aftermath of recent hurricanes and earthquakes: Achieving a risk-informed and resilient 2030 Agenda (24 October)
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.