DESA News Vol. 11, No. 9 September 2007

Calendar

September

DESA/ECA Online Discussion on Women, Political Participation and Decision-making in Africa

4 September-14 October

DESA/IFAD Ad Hoc Expert Group Meeting on Tax Aspects of Domestic Resource Mobilization: A Discussion of Enduring and Emerging Issues

Rome, 4-5 September

Expert Group Meeting on Financing for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Oslo, 4-7 September

Expert Group Meeting on Carbon Capture and Storage and Sustainable Development

New York, 10-11 September

DESA/UNESCO/UN-Habitat Expert Group Meeting on Creating an Inclusive Society: Practical Strategies to Promote Social Integration

Paris, 10-13 September

General Assembly

62nd session, New York, convening 18 September

Meeting of the Steering Committee of the UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development

New York, 19 September

Expert Group Meeting on the Use of Non-Renewable Resource Revenues for Sustainable Local Development

New York, 21 September

High-level Event on Climate Change

New York, 24 September

DESA/ITU Global Forum on Youth and ICT for Development

Geneva, 24-26 September

DESA/Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística Workshop on Manufacturing Statistics

Rio de Janeiro, 24-26 September

October

General Assembly, Second Committee

New York, convening 8 October

General Assembly, Third Committee

New York, convening 8 October

High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development

New York, 22-23 October

Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters

3rd session, Geneva, 29 October-2 November

Observances

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

16 September

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Montreal Protocol, the landmark international treaty to protect the stratospheric ozone layer. To date, 191 countries have signed the Protocol, which prompts countries to phase out the production and consumption of ozone depleting chemicals. The Montreal Protocol has been hailed as perhaps the most successful international treaty to date and provides a message of hope for working cooperatively to solve major environmental problems.

For more information: http://www.un.org/events/calendar/Edetail.asp?EventID=1059&BeginDate=9/16/2007