DESA News Vol. 12, No. 02 February 2008

Calendar

February

Workshop International Standards, Contemporary Technologies and Regional Cooperation in Population and Housing Censuses

Noumea, New Caledonia, 4-8 February

DESA/UNDP e-Discussion on Achieving Sustainable Development

4 February-14 March

Economic and Social Council

Organizational session of 2008, New York, 5-8 February

Commission for Social Development

46th session, New York, 6-15 February

General Assembly

Thematic debate on addressing climate change, New York, 11-12 February

Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development

Preparatory review session on the Monterrey Consensus, New York 14-15 February

Economic and Social Council

Special event on philanthropy and the MDGs, New York, 25 February

Commission on the Status of Women

52nd session, New York, 25 February-7 March

Statistical Commission

39th session, New York, 26-29 February

Launch of the World e-Parliament Report

New York, 28 February

March

Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development

Preparatory review session on the Monterrey Consensus, New York 10-12 March

Committee for Development Policy

10th session, New York, 17-20 March

Observances

World Day of Social Justice proclaimed

The General Assembly recently proclaimed 20 February as the World Day of Social Justice, inviting Member States to devote this special day to the promotion of concrete national activities in accordance with the objectives and goals of the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly entitled “World Summit for Social Development and beyond: achieving social development for all in a globalizing world”. The day is to be observed for the first time in 2009.

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