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November 2008


Virtual Dialogue: "Planning for Action: Good Practices on Implementing UNSCR 1325 on a National Level"

Worldwide, online, 3 - 21 November 2008
Host / Sponsor: UN-INSTRAW

In light of the 8th anniversary of the adoption of UN- Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security; on the second of November, a three-week virtual discussion on “Planning for Action: Good Practices on Implementing UNSCR 1325 on a National Level” will be held. Policy makers, governmental representatives and civil society actors from all over the world are invited to participate and exchange experiences, good practices and lessons learned on implementing UNSCR 1325.

The United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW) with the support of the Office of the Special Advisor to the Secretary General on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women (OSAGI) and International Alert is looking forward to a fruitful dialogue.

If you are interested to participate please send an email to:

Jasmin Blessing
Discussion Moderator
Email: jblessing@un-instraw.org

Or
Nicola Popovic
Programme Officer
Email: npopovic@un-instraw.org

Please find more information on the UN-INSTRAW website



Mainstreaming gender equality: concepts and instruments (Training course)

Turin Centre Campus, Italy, 3 - 14 November 2008
Host / Sponsor: ILO International Training Center

The course aims at promoting gender equality in the world of work, by introducing participants to gender concepts. The course provides an adaptable set of conceptual and information tools to bring gender equality concerns into the mainstream of labour-related development activities and into participants' everyday work, whether it be in a trade union, entrepreneurial, governmental or non-governmental environment.
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Creating Gender-Sensitive Migration Policy: Best Practices and Lessons Learned (Online discussion)

Worldwide, online, 3 - 21 November 2008
Host / Sponsor: UN-INSTRAW

UN-INSTRAW is launching the Virtual Discussion "Creating Gender-Sensitive Migration Policy: Best Practices and Lessons Learned" that will take place from 3 to 21 November 2008. Participants will discuss on how migration policy can promote development and the advancement of women.
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International Day for Tolerance

Worldwide, 16 November 2008
Host / Sponsor: United Nations

In 1996, the General Assembly invited Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November, with activities directed towards both educational establishments and the wider public...
> Promoting tolerance




An Introduction to Gender Budgeting in Organizations and Institutions (Training course)

Turin Centre Campus, Italy, 17 - 21 November 2008
Host / Sponsor: ILO International Training Center

Participants in this five-day workshop will analyze gender responsive budgeting as a strategic tool to boast gender equality mainstreaming in economic planning and financial management.
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Sixth African Development Forum (ADF VI): "Action on gender equality, empowerment and ending violence against women in Africa"

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 19 - 21 November 2008
Host / Sponsor: UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), African Union and the African Development Bank

Over 500 stakeholders representing African governments, civil society, academia, media, bilateral partners, regional and international organizations will convene at the Sixth African Development Forum (ADF VI) in Addis Ababa from 19-21 November, jointly organized by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), African Union and the African Development Bank.
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Universal Children's Day

Worldwide, 20 November 2008
Host / Sponsor: United Nations

Universal Children's Day is to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children, and as a day of activity devoted to promoting the welfare of the children of the world.
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Worldwide, 25 November 2008
Host / Sponsor: United Nations

By resolution 54/134 of 17 December 1999, the General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designated to raise public awareness of the problem on that day.
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"15 Years of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences [1994-2009]"
A high level event with representatives from the United Nations, Member States and Civil Society

UN Headquarters, New York, USA, 25 November 2008
Host / Sponsor: United Nations

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences, the Office of the United Nations Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are co-organizing a panel to discuss the preliminary findings of ‘15 Years of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences [1994-2009]: A Review’.
25 November 2008, 10:00-11:45am,
Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium, UN Headquarters New York

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16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence

Worldwide, 25 November - 10 December 2008
Host / Sponsor: Center for Women's Global Leadership and numerous NGOs and governmental institutions througout the world, co-sponsored by UNIFEM

The dates, November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and December 10, International Human Rights Day, symbolically link violence against women and human rights and emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights. The 16 Days Campaign has been adopted as an organizing strategy by individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women. ...
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Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development to Review the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus

Doha, Qatar, 29 November - 2 December 2008
Host / Sponsor: UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Financing for Development Office

The Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development to Review the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus is being held in Doha, Qatar, on 29 November – 2 December 2008. The conference will address progress made, reaffirm goals and commitments, and share best practices and lessons learned. Participants will also identify obstacles and constraints encountered, actions and initiatives to overcome them and important measures for further implementation, as well as new challenges and emerging issues.

UNIFEM has been working with its partners to ensure that the discussions on FfD at the Doha conference incorporate a gender perspective.
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