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September 2007

Online Discussion: Women, Political Participation and Decision-Making in Africa

Worldwide, 4 September - 14 October 2007
Host / Sponsor: UN Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW) in cooperation with the E-Network of National Gender Equality Machineries in Africa.

The purpose of the online discussion is to contribute to a better understanding of women�s political participation in Africa; collect measures taken at national and subregional levels to promote women�s participation; identify good practices and lessons learned and highlight gaps and challenges requiring further action.
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Expert Group Meeting on the theme of "Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women"

Oslo, Norway, 4 - 7 September 2007
Host / Sponsor: UN Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), Government of Norway

The overall objective of the Expert Group Meeting is to facilitate an exchange between experts on strategies for promoting the financing of gender equality and the empowerment of women. This interaction is intended to stimulate thinking on how to more effectively incorporate gender considerations into financial mechanisms and processes, and increase resources for promoting gender equality...
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Expert group meeting to enhance the effectiveness of the national machineries for women in the Arab region for gender mainstreaming in polices and programmes

Jordan, 5 - 6 September 2007
Host / Sponsor: UN-ESCWA Centre for Women, in collaboration with the UNIFEM regional office

Participants of the meeting included experts delegated by the National Machineries for Women in the Arab Region and other experts in gender-mainstreaming and in building national mechanisms, as well as other agencies such as the League of Arab States, the Arab Women Organization and CAWTAR...
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International Literacy Day

Worldwide, 8 September 2007
Host / Sponsor: UNESCO

Despite many and varied efforts, literacy remains an elusive target: some 774 million adults lack minimum literacy skills; one in five adults is still not literate and two-thirds of them are women; 72.1 million children are out of school and many more attend irregularly or drop out...
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Discussion on the integration of a gender perspective in the work of the Human Rights Council

Geneva, Switzerland, 20-21 September 2007
Host / Sponsor: UN Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council will hold a discussion on the integration of a gender perspective in its work.
> View the archived webcast: 20 Sep | 21 Sep
> View the press release

International Day of Peace

Worldwide, 21 September 2007
Host / Sponsor: UN

The International Day of Peace is meant to be a day of global cease-fire, when all countries and all people stop all hostilities for the entire day. And it is a day on which people around the world observe a minute of silence at 12 noon local time.
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Global Forum on Youth and ICT for Development: Youth and ICT as Agents of Change

Geneva, Switzerland, 24 - 26 September 2007
Host / Sponsor: Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID), International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Who? Youth, policy-makers, high-ranking government officials, representatives from the private sector and civil society, UN agencies and other stakeholders
What? Uniting agents for change in an open discussion on technology's role in advancing people's lives
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ICT as an instrument for the empowerment of young women and girls

Geneva, Switzerland, 26 September 2007
Host / Sponsor: UN Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW)

Roundtable at the Global Forum on Youth and ICT for Development
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Deliver Now for Women & Children: Series of campaign launch events

New York, USA, 26 - 29 September 2007
Host / Sponsor: WHO, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

From public rallies in various locations in New York to a meeting of women leaders at the United Nations, Governments and organizations are uniting to launch a new global and unprecedented drive today to slash maternal and child deaths.
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