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November 2010


GLOBAL CONSULTATION ON "DELIVERING AS ONE" UNDER THE INTER-AGENCY TASK FORCE ON VAW (HOSTED BY UNFPA)

New York, USA, 3-4 November 2010
Host / Sponsor: Inter-agency Task Force on Violence Against Women

The Inter-agency Task Force on Violence Against Women will host a global consultation - "Delivering as One on Gender-based Violence: From Intent to Action" - on 3rd -4th November, 2010.

The primary objective of this global event (that is hosted by UNFPA) is to present lessons from initiating multi-stakeholder joint programming in the 10 select pilot countries under the Inter-agency Task Force on Violence against Women (that UNFPA and DAW co-chair) and to provide a platform for representatives from the 10 pilot countries to share experiences of multi-stakeholder joint programming on this issue. Such experiences and related lessons could be used for the purposes of providing guidance for in-country stakeholders (United Nations Country Teams, government and civil society) that are commencing similar multi-stakeholder joint programmes. The event - taking opportunity of the theme of the "Delivering as one in the context of GBV" session that was undertaken at the joint board meeting of UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WFP in January this year – will also feature presentations from other joint initiatives that are working to address violence against women and girls.

More information on the event, including a report of the consultation, will be available on the website of the Inter-agency Task Force on Violence Against Women after the conclusion of the event.




International Day for Tolerance

Worldwide, 16 November 2010
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




Universal Children's Day

Worldwide, 20 November 2010
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 2010
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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16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence

Worldwide, 25 November - 10 December 2010
Host / Sponsor: Center for Women's Global Leadership and numerous NGOs and governmental institutions througout the world, with participation of entities of the United Nations system

In June 1991, the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), with participants of the first Women’s Global Institute on Women, Violence and Human Rights, called for a global campaign of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. In recent years, entities of the United Nations system, including various funds and agencies, and United Nations country offices, have participated in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence in various ways. A few recent examples include: the United Nations office in Kyrgyzstan’s participation in the country’s 2007 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence Campaign by conducting a series of activities to promote the need for enhanced measures to enable the law enforcement agencies to prevent and reduce gender-based violence, in collaboration with the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR); the UNIFEM South Asia Office’s planning of a series of events for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence in 2007 on working with men and boys to prevent violence against women; and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) development of a website dedicated to the campaign.

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