DESA News Vol. 13, No. 01 January 2009



Launch of the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2009

Early January

Economic and Social Council

Election of the Bureau for 2009, New York, 15 January

Expert Group Meeting on United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

New York, 14-16 January

Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations

2009 regular session, New York, 19-28 January

Global Forum on Gender Statistics

Accra, Ghana, 26-28 January

Expert Group Meeting on 2009 Triennial Review of the List of Least Developed Countries

New York, 27-29 January

Workshop on Improving Agricultural Productivity, Water Use Efficiency and Strengthening Rural Livelihoods

Bangkok, 28-30 January

Launch of the Handbook on Least Developed Country Category: Inclusion, Graduation and Special Support Measures

New York, 29 January


Commission for Social Development

47th session, New York, 4-13 February

Economic and Social Council

Organizational session of 2009, New York, 10-13 February

Commission on Sustainable Development

Intergovernmental preparatory meeting for the 17th session, New York, 23-27 February

Statistical Commission

40th session, New York, 24-27 February


International Year of Human Rights Learning 2009

Marking the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the General Assembly has proclaimed the International Year of Human Rights Learning, to begin on 10 December 2008. The year shall be devoted to activities to broaden and deepen human rights learning. It calls upon Member States to intensify their efforts, throughout the Year and beyond, to promote and protect all human rights and fundamental freedoms at the local, national and international levels.

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