22-30 September 2007 (and beyond)
Geneva: OCHA/UNESCO - Protection of journalists in crisis situations by Mogens Schmidt, Deputy Assistant Director-General, Director for the Division for Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace, UNESCO.
New York: - Improving maternal health and reducing child mortality around the world by 2015: Panel convened by Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, UNFPA Executive Director
Paris: Comité 21 – Conference-debate “Increased warning on climate change” – Publication of work of group II and III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Venue : Press Club de France – Espace Elysée- 8 rue Jean Goujon. Registration - http://www.comite21.org/index.php
Strasbourg: -Council and Commission statements on CFDP near the Sudan border in eastern Chad and the north of the Central African Republic
-Launch of the book on the United Nations Parliamentary Assembly
Thursday, 27 September
Brussels: Fourth European Cohesion Forum: How to improve regional policy with a view to meeting these 3 challenges: globalisation, climate change and demographic level? Launch of a consultation process at EU level. The Portuguese Prime Minister, José Sócrates Carvalho Pinto de Soussa will attend the Forum. Commissioners Danuta Hübner and Vladimir Špidla will chair the debate.
New York : - M inisterial-level meeting convened by the Contact Group on Kosovo.
-Ministerial meeting on “Foreign Policy and Global Health”, organized by the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of France and Norway.
Paris: Council of Europe Regional information and awareness raising seminar on combating human trafficking (27-28 September)
Friday, 28 September
Ancona (Italy): “ Africa stands up, from roots to future ”. 20 years after the killing of Thomas Sankara, a round table to celebrate and discuss Africa’s achievements. Venue: Teatro Sperimentale. Info http://www.chiamafrica.it/master/popup.asp .
Évora (Portugal): EU Informal Meeting of Defence Ministers (28-29 September)
The agenda has an innovative character since, besides the usual issues related to missions, capacities and strategic partnerships; it introduces two in-depth dialogues of a regional character, with a new strategic partner, the African Union, and an original meeting between the Defence Ministers of the 27 Member States and the five western Mediterranean countries (Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia). More information at: http://www.consilium.europa.eu/cms3_fo/showPage.asp?id=268&lang=pt&mode=g
New York: Security Council - briefing by the chairman of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Sunday, 30 September
Cardio-vascular diseases - including heart attacks and strokes - are the world’s largest killer, claiming 17.5 million lives a year. World Heart Day was established to create public awareness of risk factors for heart diseases and stroke and to promote prevention.
There are 155 million overweight and obese children globally. Parents can influence and help children in reducing major risk factors for heart diseases and stroke - such as controlling weight by healthy eating and doing regular physical activity. That is why this year’s World Heart Day focuses on the theme “Team Up for Healthy Hearts”.
Athens : Concert of Andrea Bocelli, organized by the Athens Mercy Society, on the occasion of International Day of Older Persons
Davos (Switzerland): Second International Conference on Climate Change and Tourism
(1-3 October) http://www.unwto.org/climate/index.php
Geneva : - UNCTAD, Trade and Development Board (1 - 11 October)
-UNHCR, Executive Committee (1 - 5 October)
Lisbon : EU Informal Meeting of Justice and Home Affairs Ministers. Implementing the use of new technologies in integrated borders management and Prevention of terrorism main items on the agenda ( 1-2 October)
Luxembourg : EU Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council ( 1-2 October)
The Hague : A safe city is a just city - International conference to mark World Habitat Day 2007 (1-2 October) More information is available on: http://www.worldhabitatday2007.org
Lisbon : Informal Meeting of Ministers for Gender Equality.
New York : General Assembly - High-level Dialogue on Interreligious and Intercultural Understanding and Cooperation for Peace (4 - 5 October)
Vienna : Migration Group Conference – The Global Forum on Migration and Development
Luxembourg : EU General Affairs and External Relations Council (15-16 October)
Brussels : Launch of the new UNTAD World investment report. Venue: Residence palace – Room Maelbeek, 10:00-12:00
“Stand Up Against Poverty 2007”. http://standagainstpoverty.org Help the UN to break last year's record. As you know, the first of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is a global commitment to halve extreme poverty and hunger by 2015. It is now mid-way to 2015 and we are falling behind in achieving this goal. Last year, more than 23 million people in 87 countries stood up. It was the largest single coordinated mobilization in the history of the Guinness World Records. More than 11,000 separate events were held all over the world with as few as 7 people participating.
Athens : 10th Deutsche Schule Athen Model United Nations- Anniversary Session (18-20 October)
Lisbon : Informal Meeting of Heads of State and Government (18-19 October)
London : lobal Conference "Women Deliver" - The global conference will focus on creating political will to save the lives and improve the health of women, mothers and newborn babies around the world. http://www.womendeliver.org (18-20 October)
This document is for planning purposes only and is subject to change.
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