Upcoming Events (in New York unless otherwise indicated)
- UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (15 February)
- UN Commission for Social Development, 57th session (11-21 February)
- UN Special Committee on UN Charter and Strengthening of the role of the Organization (19 February)
- Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (21 February)
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.