DESA News Vol. 13, No. 11 November 2009



General Assembly

64th session, New York

Expert Group Meeting on Policies to Advance Social Integration

New York, 2-4 November

Second Meeting of the Expert Group on International Merchandise Trade Statistics (EG-IMTS)

New York, 3-6 November

2009 World e-Parliament Conference

Washington, DC, 3-5 November

EGM on 2010 theme of the AMR on the Implementation of the Internationally Agreed Goals and Commitments in regard to Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women

New York, 4-6 November

Seminar on Women in Local Authorities’ Leadership Positions

Florence, Italy, 5 November

II Conference of European and African Regional and Local Authorities

Florence, Italy, 6-7 November

African Water Week

Johannesburg, 9-13 November

Second Virtual Meeting of the Oslo Group on Energy Statistics

9-27 November

Expert Group Meeting on the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics

New York, 10-12 November

United Nations CensusInfo Regional Workshop

Maputo, Mozambique, 10-13 November

The Impact of the Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action on the Achievement of the MDG

Geneva, 11-13 November

Development Cooperation Forum High-Level Symposium

Vienna, 12-13 November

Multi-stakeholder consultation on external debt

Geneva, 13 November

1st IWA Development Congress (UN-Water)

Mexico City, 15-19 November

Expert Group Meeting on “Practical Strategies to Promote Social Integration: Lessons learned from existing policies and practices”

Accra, Ghana, 17-19 November

4th UN Inter-Agency Support Group for the CRPD

Geneva, 18-19 November

Task Force on Statistics of International Trade in Services

Paris, 19-20 November

High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development

New York, 23-24 November

Regional Implementation Meeting - Latin America and the Caribbean

Antigua, Guatemala, 26-27 November

Regional Implementation Meeting - Asia and the Pacific

Bangkok, 30 November - 1 December


United Nations Climate Change Conference

Copenhagen, 7-18 December


International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November

The General Assembly has designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and has invited governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations to organize activities on that day to raise public awareness of the problem.

This year’s observance will take place in the Trusteeship Council Chamber with opening remarks of the Secretary-General. The official ceremony will then be followed by a roundtable discussion on the role of men and boys in ending violence against women.

Furthermore, this November UNIFEM will launch a new platform for action, Say NO–UNiTE to End Violence against Women. It is UNIFEM’s contribution to the Secretary-General’s campaign to end violence against women involving governments, civil society and the entire UN system. Say NO–UNiTE will count and showcase actions taken by individuals, organizations and governments worldwide to end violence against women.

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