CONGO Civil Society Development
Forum 2008 – Geneva Component
Health and Development
Water and Sanitation
Campaigns and Initiatives
Previously Published Events
CONGO Civil Society Development Forum 2008 – Geneva
Component, 27 – 28 October 2008,
’s Civil Society Development Forum (CSDF) 2008 New York
Component (27 – 29 June 2008), the CSDF 2008 Geneva Component
is now scheduled to take place on 27 and 28 October 2008.
information will soon be available on the CONGO
Unite for Sight – 6th Annual Global Health and
Development Conference, 18 – 19 April 2009, Yale University
, New Haven
the title “Achieving Global Goals Through Innovation”,
the Unite for Sight - 6th Annual Global Health and
Development Conference will be held from 18 to 19 April 2009 at
Yale University in New
Haven . This multi-stakeholder event will
convene 2’500 participants “to incubate ideas”.
more information, including objectives, programme, keynote speakers
and registration procedures, please visit the conference’s
Panel Discussion – The Controversy over Development Assistance,
9 October 2008, Vienna
& Politik” (part of the Vienna Institute for International
Dialogue and Cooperation) is organising a panel discussion entitled
“The Controversy over Development Assistance”. The
event will take place on 9 October 2008 from 18:30 to 20:30
hours in the Reitersaal at the Österreichische Kontrollbank
information on this panel discussion can be found here.
Gender Training Community of Practice (GT CoP) – UN-INSTRAW
The United Nations International Research and Training Institute
for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW) has launched a website
for gender training community of practice (GT CoP). The purpose
of the website is to bring together a variety of practitioners
to take stock of the current situation of gender training. The
site includes, inter alia, a “gender training wiki”
and “gender training virtual dialogues”. Visit the
new website here.
E-Forum on Gender-Responsive
– Ends 15 October 2008
The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) Secretariat, hosted by UN-HABITAT,
has launched an online forum on gender-responsive land tools.
The E-Forum is open to all but registration is obligatory for
posting. It is open until 15 October 2008.
To read more and to join, visit its website.
Expert Panel Discussion – Half the World Deserves a Full Voice:
The Case for Water and Sanitation, 7 October 2008,
An expert panel discussion with the title “Half the World
Deserves a Full Voice: The Case for Water and Sanitation”
will be held on 7 October from 18:00 to 20:00 hours at the
UN Church Center (10th floor) in New York . The discussion
will focus on programmes promoting women’s rights and inclusion
in fostering environmental sustainability.
To register for the event, please send a message to Sybil Evans before 2 October 2008.
2008 Conference of the Road to Copenhagen
Process – Last Stop for Climate Action before Poznan
, 6 November 2008, Brussels
The 2008 Conference of the Road to Copenhagen Process – “Last
Stop for Climate Action before Poznan” will take place on
6 November 2008 in Brussels and online. The conference is
to bridge the gap between citizens and UN climate change policy
negotiators. Its objectives are to assure the inclusion of a social
and sustainable dimension in the climate change debate and to
provide relevant ideas and recommendations from those not represented
in the negotiations.
For more information and to participate online, visit the interactive
2nd International Symposium on Academic Globalization:
AG 2009, 10 – 13 July 2009, Orlando – Call for
The Organizing Committee of the 2nd International Symposium
on Academic Globalization: AG 2009 is now calling for papers and
More information on the Symposium, including topics and modalities
for submission of papers, is available here.
Global Symposium – Awakening Planetary Consciousness, 12 –
15 December 2008, Lucknow ( India )
The World Movement for Global Democracy (WMGD) is organising a global
symposium entitled “Awakening Planetary Consciousness”
from 12 to 15 December 2008 in Lucknow ( India ).
More information is available here.
UNHQ Commemoration – International Day for the Eradication
of Poverty, 17 October 2008, New York
The official UN Commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication
of Poverty is being jointly organised by the UN Department of
Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and ATD Fourth World. It
will take place on 17 October 2008 from 13:15 to 14:45 hours
in Room 2 at UN Headquarters in New York .
The event will feature a roundtable dialogue on issues of extreme
poverty, human rights and participation.
For further details, please email
More background information on the International Day for the Eradication
of Poverty is available from UNDESA
The World Bank‘s New Poverty Estimates, 1 October 2008,
The World Bank’s newly released poverty estimates show that
there are more poor people in the world than previously thought.
A conference on this issue will be held on 1 October 2008
from 14:00 to 16:00 hours at the International Labour Organization
(Room IX R2) in Geneva .
For more information and to confirm attendance, please email email@example.com or telephone: +41-(0)22-748-1000.
6th Gathering for Human Rights – Freedom of Belief,
Tolerance, Respect and Cohabitation in a Secular Society, 6 October
At the invitation by the Geneva State Council, the 6th
Gathering for Human Rights focusing on “Freedom of Belief,
Tolerance, Respect and Cohabitation in a Secular Society”
is scheduled to take place on 6 October 2008 at the International
Conference Centre Geneva (CICG).
For more information, please send an email to Valeska
Workshop – Managing and Supporting Relief Staff after a Critical
Event, 30 – 31 October 2008, Geneva
The Centre for Humanitarian Psychology is arranging a two-day workshop
on “Managing and Supporting Relief Staff after a Critical
Event” from 30 to 31 October 2008 in Geneva .
More information on the workshop can be obtained here.
CONGO Committees: NGO Committee on the UN’s International Decade of the World’s
Indigenous Peoples – Business Meeting, 25 September
2008, New York
The CONGO Committee on the UN’s International Decade of the
World’s Indigenous Peoples is organising a business meeting
on 25 September 2008 from 13:00 to 15:00 hours in the Grumman
Room at the UN Church Center in New York .
For more information, please send an email to Roberto Borrero.
CONGO Committees: NGO Committee on Ageing ( New York
) – 18th International Day of the Older Persons,
2 October 2008, New
The CONGO Committee on Ageing ( New York
), in cooperation with the UN Department of Public Information
(DPI) and the Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA),
is organising the event: “A Call for a Convention on the
Rights of Older Persons” on 2 October 2008 from 10:00 to
16:30 hours at UN Headquarters in New
More information, including registration details, is available here.
CONGO Committees: NGO Committee on the Family – Family Issues at the UN: Work
Ahead, 2 October 2008, New
The monthly meeting of the CONGO Committee on the Family will discuss
“Family Issues at the UN: Work Ahead” on 2 October
2008 from 13:15 to 14:45 hours at the UN Church Center in
New York .
For more information, please contact Nadia Shmigel.
CONGO Committees: NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief ( Geneva ) – Meeting, 16 October 2008, Geneva
The CONGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief ( Geneva
) is meeting on 16 October 2008 at 13:30 hours at the NGO
Resources and Services Centre at the Palais des Nations in
For more information, please contact Diane Ala’i.
Campaigns and Initiatives
Campaign towards October 17th, International Day for the Eradication
Decent Work Decent Life Campaign
Global Campaign against Poverty
Interactive global online conversation on the "Universality of Human
Rights”, by WFUNA
Global Coalition, Call to action: 19 November - World Day for
Prevention of Child Abuse
Campaign, Global Coalition, Call to action: 15 October –
International Day of Rural Women
and Petition for a Nuclear Weapon-Free World
Best Practices Network
NGLS 2007 Yearly Review of Civil Society
First Committee Monitor – Resource on the General Assembly’s
First Committee on Disarmament and International Security
Previously Published Events
8-26 September 2008: 9th regular session of the UN Human
Rights Council, Geneva
15–26 September 2008: UNCTAD Trade and Development Board –
55th Session, Geneva
25 September 2008: High-Level Event on the Millennium Development
Goals, New York
1 October 2008: UN International Day of Older Persons - Culture
and Religion for all Ages?, Geneva
More information mail to: Astrid Stuckelberger.
6 October 2008: Meeting - Renewable Energy in Urban Settings,
information mail to: Roma Stibravy
October 2008: 4th session of the Conference of the
Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime,
October 2008: 2008 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary
Fund and the World Bank, Washington, D. C.
October 2008: Internet Governance EuroDIG - European Dialogue
on Internet Governance, Strasbourg
October 2008: European
Forest Week, Brussels , Rome and Various
Other Places in Europe
20 October – 7 November 2008: OHCHR Committee on the Elimination
of Discrimination against Women – 42nd Session,
October 2008: Peoples’ Global Action on Migration, Development
and Human Rights, Manila
October 2008: Taking the Health of Women and Girl Migrants Forward:
A 21st Century Challenge, Manila
information mail to Joyce Jett or Rebecca
14–16 November 2008: International Seminar on Disarmament,
Terrorism and Poverty: Challenges for Peace and Human Rights Movements,
November – 12 December 2008: 18th Annual Human
Rights and People’s Diplomacy Training Programme, Sydney and Canberra
November – 2 December 2008: International Conference to
Review the Implementation of the Monterrey
December 2008: UN Forum on Minority Issues,