DESA News Vol. 11, No. 7 July 2007

Calendar

July

Online discussion on financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women

18 June-15 July

Economic and Social Council

Substantive session of 2007, Geneva, 2-27 July

Launch of Millennium Development Goals Report 2007

Geneva, 2 July

Second Meeting of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting

New York, 5-6 July

DESA/Dominican Republic Regional Workshop on Water Accounting

Santo Domingo, 16-18 July

Expert Group Meeting on Industrial Statistics

New York, 16-19 July

Expert Group Meeting on Distributive Trade Statistics

New York, 16-19 July

DESA/UNEP/ECA Workshop on Environment Statistics

Addis Ababa, 16-20 July

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

39th session, New York , 23 July-10 August

DESA/South Africa Regional Workshop for African Countries on Compilation of Basic Economic Statistics

Pretoria, 23-26 July

DESA/Italy/Saint Lucia Final Steering Committee Meeting to Integrate Saint Lucia’s Information Systems

Castris, 24 July

August

International Day of the World's Indigenous People

9 August

International Youth Day

12 August

United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names

24th session, New York, 20 and 31 August

9th United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names

New York, 21-31 August

Observances

International Day of Cooperatives

7 July

The International Day of Cooperatives is celebrated on the first Saturday of July to increase awareness of cooperatives, highlight the complementary nature of the objectives of the United Nations and the international co-operative movement, and underscore the contribution of the movement to the resolution of global issues. The International Day helps strengthen and extend partnerships between the international cooperative movement and other actors, including governments, at local, national and international levels.

This year’s theme, cooperative values and principles for corporate social responsibility, highlights the important role cooperatives can play in promoting corporate social responsibility.

For more information: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/social/intldays/IntlCoops/