DESA News Vol. 11, No. 2 February 2007



Commission for Social Development

45th session , New York, 7-16 February

DESA/UNDP International Workshop on E-access for All

Bangalore , 8-9 February

Press launch of Participatory Dialogue: Towards a Stable, Safe and Just Society for All

New York , 13 February

60 Years of Building the Global Statistical System

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Statistical Commission

New York, 23, 26, 28 February and 1 March

Statistical Commission

38th session , New York, 27 February-2 March

Commission on the Status of Women

51st session , New York, 26 February to 9 March

Commission on Sustainable Development

Intergovernmental preparatory meeting for the 15th session, New York, 26 February-2 March

Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development

Strategy Council meeting , Intel Corporation headquarters, Santa Clara, 27-28 February


Development Cooperation with Middle-income Countries

Special conference, Madrid, 1-2 March


Committee for Development Policy

9th session , New York, 19-23 March


International children’s art competition

To commemorate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October and the First Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (1997-2006), the Department of Economic and Social Affairs in collaboration with the Department of Public Information and the United Nations Postal Administration are sponsoring an art competition for children to design a UN stamp on the theme “We can end poverty”

The best six designs selected by the Panel of Judges will be presented during the commemoration of the International Day on the Eradication of Poverty, and will be issued as stamps of the United Nations Postal Administration. The deadline for submissions is 30 June. Participants must be between five and fifteen years old.

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