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January 2010


Women and Health

WomenWatch online discussion, through 31 January 2010
Moderated by World Health Organization (WHO), with Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

The Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) invites you to participate in online discussions on the Critical Areas of Concern as a contribution to the 15-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action at the 54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women from 1-12 March, 2010. The online discussion "Women and Health" is moderated by World Health Organization (WHO), with Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and takes place from 23 November 2009 to 31 January 2010.

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Women and armed conflict

WomenWatch online discussion, 5 January - 1 February 2010
Moderated by United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)

The Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) invites you to participate in online discussions on the Critical Areas of Concern as a contribution to the 15-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action at the 54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women from 1-12 March, 2010. The online discussion "Women and armed conflict" is moderated by United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and takes place from 5 January to 1 February 2010.




Education and training

WomenWatch online discussion, 10 January - 7 February 2010
Moderated by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

The Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) invites you to participate in online discussions on the Critical Areas of Concern as a contribution to the 15-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action at the 54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women from 1-12 March, 2010. The online discussion "Education and training" is moderated by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and takes place from 10 January - 7 February 2010.




Women and Poverty

WomenWatch online discussion, 11 January - 12 February 2010
Moderated by United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

The Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) invites you to participate in online discussions on the Critical Areas of Concern as a contribution to the 15-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action at the 54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women from 1-12 March, 2010. The online discussion "Women and Poverty" is moderated by United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and takes place from 11 January to 12 February 2010.

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Assessment of where Africa stands on women’s health - ECOSOC regional meeting in Senegal

Dakar, Senegal, 12 - 13 January
Host / Sponsor: Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is organizing its first regional preparatory meeting for the 2010 ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) on the theme of Women's Health, on 12-13 January 2010 in Dakar, Senegal. The regional meeting on women’s health will explore concrete opportunities in the Africa region to advance progress as well as share best practices, lessons learned, and continuing challenges, and initiate joint actions. The event will be organized around three interactive panel discussions on “Maternal health”, “Women and HIV/AIDS” and “Empowering women to improve their health”. Around 80 participants, among them government ministers, health and gender experts, policy makers, NGOs and business representatives will attend the event. Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade will deliver opening remarks on Tuesday, 12 January. ECOSOC President Sylvie Lucas, United Nations Assistant-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women Rachel Mayanja, and other high-level officials will participate in the two-day event. The Government of Senegal is hosting the meeting. Meeting proceedings, summaries, and other official documents— will be made available through: http://www.un.org/ecosoc/newfunct/amr2010senegal.shtml




CEDAW: 45th Session of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Geneva, Switzerland, 18 January - 5 February 2010
Host / Sponsor: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women will hold its fortyfifth session from 18 January - 5 February 2010.
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Power and decision-making

WomenWatch online discussion, 20 January - 19 February 2010
Moderated by United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

The Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) invites you to participate in online discussions on the Critical Areas of Concern as a contribution to the 15-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action at the 54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women from 1-12 March, 2010. The online discussion "Power and decision-making" is moderated by United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and takes place from 20 January - 19 February 2010.




International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

Worldwide, 27 January 2010
Host / Sponsor: United Nations

Rejecting any denial of the Holocaust as a historical event, either in full or in part, the General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution (A/RES/60/7) condemning "without reserve" all manifestations of religious intolerance, incitement, harassment or violence against persons or communities based on ethnic origin or religious belief, whenever they occur.
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Consultation on girls and gender equality

WomenWatch online discussion, through 28 Feb 2010
Moderated by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

The Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) invites you to participate in online discussions on the Critical Areas of Concern as a contribution to the 15-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action at the 54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women from 1-12 March, 2010. The online discussion on the girl child is moderated by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and takes place from 16 December 2009 to 28 February 2010.

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