|DESA News Vol. 13, No. 02||February 2009|
29 January – 26 February
Ottawa, 2-6 February
New York, 3 February
47th session, New York, 4-13 February
Windhoek, Namibia, 9-10 February
Havana, 9 February
Organizational session of 2009, New York, 10-13 February
Copenhagen, 17-19 February
Addis Ababa, 17-19 February
Intergovernmental preparatory meeting for the 17th session, New York, 23-27 February
New York, 23 February
Geneva, 23-26 February
Arusha, Tanzania, 23-27 February
40th session, New York, 24-27 February
53rd session, New York, 2-13 March
11th session, New York, 9-13 March
42nd session, New York, 30 March – 3 April
The General Assembly 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 will be observed the first time this year and will be launched in conjunction with the 47th session of the Commission for Social Development on 10 February. An interactive panel discussion moderated by Ms. Rachel Mayanja, Assistant-Secretary General and Special Adviser on Gender Issues, will explore the dimensions of social justice as they relate to the three pillars of the World Summit for Social Development: poverty eradication, social integration and decent work. Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002) will be among the panelists.
The event will be organized by DESA’s Division for Social Policy and Development, in cooperation with the International Labour Organization and the Permanent Mission of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United Nations.
For more information: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/social/intldays/IntlJustice/