|DESA News Vol. 11, No. 8||August 2007|
39th session, New York, 23 July-10 August
Kuala Lumpur, 1-3 August
New Delhi, 6-10 August
24th session, New York, 20 and 31 August
New York, 21-30 August
Port Louis, 21-24 August
Khabarovsk, 27-29 August
Rome, 4-5 September
Paris, 10–13 September
New York, opening on 18 September
New York, 19 September
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People will be celebrated around the world on 9 August. At United Nations Headquarters, core issues and concerns of indigenous peoples will take centre stage in day-long events in New York. Along with a sacred pipe ceremony, the programme will include messages by the Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs and Coordinator of the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People, Sha Zukang, and the Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz. A panel discussion will follow at the Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium in the afternoon on honoring indigenous youth, languages and sacred sites. The New York programme has been organized by the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and the NGO Committee on the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
For more information: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/en/news.html
International Youth Day gives the world an opportunity to recognize the potential of youth, to celebrate their achievements, and plan for ways to better engage young people to successfully take action for development. It presents a unique opportunity for all stakeholders to rally together to ensure that young people are included in global, national and local affairs and decision-making. The Division for Social Policy and Development will be organizing various activities a UN Headquarters in New York to celebrate on 10 August.
For more information: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unyin/iyd2007.htm