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Special Issue: End of July and overview of August-December 2012
The next issue (31/12) will be published on August 24.

 

28 July

World Hepatitis Day [WHO]
http://www.who.int/csr/disease/hepatitis/world_hepatitis_day/en/

London: Olympics Games (till 12 August).


30 July


International Day of Friendship
http://www.un.org/en/events/friendshipday/

Brussels: The EU Commission presents an Industrial Policy for the Security Industry.

Geneva: - International Law Commission (till 3 August).

- Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination (till 3 August). http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Mercenaries/WGMercenaries/Pages/WGMercenariesIndex.aspx

- Conference on Disarmament, Part III (till 14 September).

Quito: UNU-CRIS, the Universidad Andina, in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank, OBREAL and the Latin American Trade Network - Doctoral School on Latin American, European and Comparative Regionalism (till 3 August).
http://www.cris.unu.edu/Upcoming-Events.23.0.html?&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=1308&cHash=65ca6ee631bbaa19c846fbb9a37878f6

New York: The UN Secretary-General will brief the press on his recent overseas trips.


31 July


New York: The UN Secretary-General is expected to brief the General Assembly on the G20.

 

And beyond...

 

August


1 August


  • France assumes the monthly rotating Presidency of the Security Council


World Breastfeeding Week (WHO)
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/world_breastfeeding_week/en/index.html


6 August


Geneva: - Advisory Committee of the Human Rights Council (till 10 August).

- Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (till 31 August).


9 August


International Day of the World's Indigenous People: "Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices"
http://social.un.org/index/IndigenousPeoples/InternationalDay/2012.aspx


12 August


International Youth Day: " Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth"
http://social.un.org/index/Youth/InternationalYouthDay/IYD2012.aspx


19 August


World Humanitarian Day
http://ochaonline.un.org/whd/


23 August


International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition [UNESCO]
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/dialogue/the-slave-route/right-box/related-information/23-august-international-day-for-the-remembrance-of-the-slave-trade-and-of-its-abolition/

Bordeaux: Tenth Summer University of Communication in favour of sustainable development (till 24 August). 
http://www.communicationdeveloppementdurable.com


26 August


Tehran: Non Aligned Movement Summit (till 31 August).


27 August


Addis Ababa: AU Ministers of Gender and Women Affairs (till 31 August).

New York: UN Conference to Review the Implementation of the Programme of Action on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons (till7 September).    


29 August


International Day against Nuclear Tests
http://www.un.org/en/events/againstnucleartestsday/

Nicosia: Informal Meeting of Ministers and State Secretaries for European Affairs (till 30 August).

Versailles: EU Economic and Social Committee: The Future of Youth in Europe (till 31 August).

30 August

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
http://www.un.org/en/events/disappearancesday/

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September


1 September


  • Germany assumes the monthly rotating Presidency of the Security Council


Naples: UN World Urban Forum (till 7 September).


5 September


Launch of the annual Report on UNCTAD Assistance to the Palestinian People

Akureyri: Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region (till 7 September). http://www.arcticparl.org  


6 September


Nicosia: The EU high level group of experts on literacy will present recommendations on how to tackle low literacy levels in Europe. H.R.H. Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, who chaired the group, will hand over its final report to Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou at a Presidency conference on literacy in Cyprus.


7 September


Pafos: Informal Meeting of EU Foreign Affairs Ministers (GYMNICH) (till 8 September).


8 September


International Literacy Day [UNESCO]
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/education-building-blocks/literacy/advocacy/international-literacy-day/

Vladivostok: APEC Economic Leaders' Summit (till 9 September).


9 September


Nicosia: Informal Agriculture and Fisheries Council (till 11 September).


10 September


World Suicide Prevention Day [WHO]
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/world_suicide_prevention_day/en/index.html

Addis Ababa: AU Ministers for Drug Control and Crime Prevention (till 14 September).

Geneva: - Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, seventeenth session (till 14 September).

- Human Rights Council (till 28 September).

Strasbourg: European Parliament Plenary Session (till 13 September).

Vienna: IAEA, Board of Governors (till 14 September).


11 September


Oslo: States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (till 14 September).

Paris: UNESCO, Executive Board (till 28 September).


12 September


Launch of the Trade and Development report 2012: Inclusive Policies for Sustainable Growth


13 September


Mexico: G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors to Meet (till 14 September).


14 September


Nicosia: Informal ECOFIN EU Council (till 15 September).


15 September


International Day of Democracy
http://www.un.org/en/events/democracyday/


16 September


International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer: “Protecting our Atmosphere for Generations to Come”
http://www.unep.org/ozonaction/Events/OzoneDay/2012/tabid/104174/Default.aspx


17 September


Brussels: ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (till 20 September)

Geneva: - Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (till 28 September).  

- Committee on the Rights of the Child (till 5 October).  

- UNCTAD, Trade and Development Board, fifty-ninth session (till 28 September).

Montreal: ICAO, Committee (till 5 October).

Nicosia: Informal Meeting of EU Energy Ministers.

Vienna: IAEA, General Conference (till 21 September).


18 September

New York: -Opening of the 67th UN General Assembly. Vuk Jeremic is the President.

- Report of the Secretary General to the General Assembly on Year of Sustainable Energy for All (date TBC).


19 September

Brussels: Justice and Home Affairs EU Council (JHA) (till 20 September).


20 September

The MDG Gap Task Force Report will be launched during the week (date TBC).

Nicosia: Informal Meeting of EU Sport Ministers (till 21 September).


21 September

International Day of Peace: "Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future"
http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/

Brussels: European Economic and Social Committee: Eradicating domestic violence.


22 September

New York: Social Good Summit (till 24 September).


24 September

Brussels: - Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRI) (till 25 September)

- General Affairs EU Council (GAC)

New York: High-level meeting of the General Assembly on the rule of law at the national and international levels.

Tripoli: 3rd Session of AU Ministers of Social Development (till 28 September).


25 September

New York: Opening of the UN GA general debate.


26 September

European Day of Languages

Nicosia: Informal Meeting of EU Ministers of Defence (till 27 September)


27 September

World Tourism Day [UNWTO]: “Tourism & Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development”
http://wtd.unwto.org/

World Maritime Day: “IMO: One hundred years after the Titanic”
http://www.imo.org/About/Events/WorldMaritimeDay/


28 September

World Rabies Day [WHO]
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/world_rabies_day/en/index.html


29 September

World Heart Day [WHO]
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/world_heart_day/en/index.html


30 September

Third anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1888 on women and peace and security (addressing sexual violence in conflict)

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October


1 October


  • Guatemala assumes the monthly rotating Presidency of the Security Council


World Habitat Day
http://www.un.org/en/events/habitatday/

International Day of Older Persons: "Longevity: Shaping the Future"
http://social.un.org/index/Ageing/InternationalDayofOlderPersons.aspx

Geneva: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (till 19 October).


2 October


International Day of Non-Violence
http://www.un.org/en/events/nonviolenceday/index.shtml


3 October


Nicosia: EU-Russia Permanent Partnership Council (PPC) on Freedom, Security and Justice.


4 October


World Space Week
http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/wsw/index.html

Luxembourg: Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO).

Nicosia: Informal Meeting of Education Ministers (till 5 October)


5 October


World Teachers’ Day [UNESCO]
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/education-building-blocks/teacher-education/world-teachers-day/


7 October


World Day for Decent Work


8 October


Luxembourg: Eurogroup

Nicosia: Informal Ministerial Meeting on EU Integrated Maritime Policy


9 October


World Post Day [UPU]
http://www.upu.int/en/the-upu/world-post-day/about-wpd.html

Luxembourg: Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN).

Tokyo: Annual Meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (till 14 October).


10 October


World Mental Health Day [WHO]: "Depression, a global crisis"
http://www.who.int/mental_health/en/

European Day against the Death Penalty

Launch of the Technology and Innovation UNCTAD Report 2012

Luxembourg: Competitiveness Council (COMPET) (till 11 October).


11 October


International Day of the Girl Child

World Sight Day [WHO]
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/world_sight_day/en/index.html

Limassol: EU Aviation Summit (till 12 October).


12 October


Tokyo: World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings (till 14 October).


13 October


International Day for Disaster Reduction: "Women and Girls - the [in]Visible Force of Resilience"
http://www.unisdr.org/2012/iddr/


15 October


International Day of Rural Women
http://www.un.org/en/events/ruralwomenday/

Geneva: Human Rights Committee (till 2 November).

Luxembourg: General and Foreign Affairs EU Council (till 16 October).

Rome: Committee on World Food Security (till 20 October).


16 October


World Food Day [FAO]: "Agricultural cooperatives – key to feeding the world"
http://www.fao.org/getinvolved/worldfoodday/en/

Launch of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report (UNESCO)

Brussels: European Development Days (till 17 October).

Rio de Janeiro: Global Economic Symposium (till 17 October).
http://www.global-economic-symposium.org


17 October


International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
http://social.un.org/index/Poverty/InternationalDayfortheEradicationofPoverty.aspx

Brussels: - 3rd meeting of ACP Ministers of Culture (till 18 October).


18 October


Brussels: European Council (till 19 October).

- Conference on Trafficking in Human Beings
http://www.cy2012.eu/index.php/en/political-calendar/areas/justice-and-home-affairs/------1


22 October


Dubai: The World Energy Forum 2012 (till 24 October).

Luxembourg: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRI-FISH) (till 23

Strasbourg: European Parliament Plenary Session (22-23 and 25-26 October).


24 October


United Nations Day
http://www.un.org/en/events/unday/

World Development Information Day
http://www.un.org/en/events/devinfoday/

Disarmament Week
http://www.un.org/en/events/disarmamentweek/

Launch of the Trade and Environment Report 2012: Transform Agriculture to Cope with Climate Change and Assure Food Security


25 October


Luxembourg: - Justice and Home Affairs EU Council (JHA) (till 26 October)

- Environment Council (ENVI)


27 October


World Day for Audiovisual Heritage [UNESCO]
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/access-to-knowledge/archives/world-day-for-audiovisual-heritage/


29 October


Geneva: Committee against Torture (till 23 November).

Lefkosia: Annual European Migration Network Conference (till 30 October).

Luxembourg: Transport, Telecoms and Energy Council (TTE).


30 October


Vienna: International Narcotics Control Board (till 16 November).

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November


1 November


  • India assumes the monthly rotating Presidency of the Security Council


Geneva: ILO, Governing Body and its committees (till 16 November).


6 November


International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
http://www.un.org/en/events/environmentconflictday/

International Week of Science and Peace
http://www.un.org/en/events/scienceday/week.shtml

Baku (Azerbaijan): Internet Governance Forum (IGF) (till 9 November).
http://igf2012.com/


7 November

Launch of the Information Economy UNCTAD Report 2012

Brussels: - European Parliament Mini Plenary Session (till 8 November).

- ACP Ministerial Meeting on Climate change (till 9 November).

The Hague: 13th Meeting of the Network for investigation and prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes (till 8 November).


9 November

  • Andorra assumes the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (till 16 May 2013).



10 November

World Science Day for Peace and Development [UNESCO]
http://www.un.org/en/events/scienceday/


12 November

World Pneumonia Day [WHO]
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/world_pneumonia_day/en/

Brussels: Eurogroup


13 November

Brussels: Economic and Financial Affairs EU Council (ECOFIN)


14 November

World Diabetes Day [WHO]: "Diabetes: protect our future"
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/world_diabetes_day/en/


15 November

World Philosophy Day [UNESCO]:
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/themes/philosophy/philosophy-day-at-unesco/


16 November

International Day for Tolerance
http://www.un.org/en/events/toleranceday/

World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day [WHO]
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/world_copd_day/en/index.html


18 November

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims [WHO]
http://www.who.int/roadsafety/remembrance_day/en/


19 November

Abidjan: World Cocoa Conference (till 23 November).

Brussels: Foreign Affairs Council (FAC).

Strasbourg: European Parliament Plenary Session (till 22 November)


20 November

Universal Children’s Day
http://www.un.org/en/events/childrenday/

Africa Industrialization Day
http://www.un.org/en/events/africaday/

Brussels: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRI-FISH) (till 21 November).


21 November

World Television Day
http://www.un.org/en/events/televisionday/

Paramaribo: 30th Session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly and
24th Session of the Joint ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly (till 28 November)


22 November

Brussels: Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council (EYCS) (till 23 November).


23 November

Brussels: Foreign Affairs Council (FAC).


25 November

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
http://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/
16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence (till 10 December)


26 November

Brussels: General Affairs Council (GAC)

Doha: Climate Change Conference – COP 18 (till 7 December).

The Hague: Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (till 30 November).


27 November

Budapest: Council of Europe - Conference on hate speech (till 28 November).


28 November

Strasbourg: Council of Europe - Pompidou Group - Conference on prevention of chemical precursors diversion.
http://www.coe.int/T/DG3/Pompidou/default_en.asp


29 November

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
http://www.un.org/en/events/palestinianday/index.shtml

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December


1 December


  • Morocco assumes the monthly rotating Presidency of the Security Council


World AIDS Day
http://www.un.org/en/events/aidsday/


2 December


International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
http://www.un.org/en/events/slaveryabolitionday/


3 December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: "Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all"
http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=111

Brussels: - Transport, Telecoms and Energy Council (TTE) (Energy)

- Eurogroup

Geneva: Meeting of State Parties of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (till 7 December)


4 December

Brussels: Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN)


5 December

International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
http://www.worldvolunteerweb.org/intl-vol-day.html


6 December

Brussels: - Justice and Home Affairs EU Council (JHA) (till 7 December).

- Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs EU Council (EPSCO) till 7 Dec


7 December

International Civil Aviation Day [ICAO]


9 December

International Anti-Corruption Day
http://www.un.org/en/events/anticorruptionday/


10 December

Human Rights Day
http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/

Brussels: - Competitiveness Council (COMPET) (till 11 December).

- General Affairs Council (GAC) (till 11 December).

Malabo: ACP Council of Ministers, 7th Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government (till 14 December).

Oslo: Nobel Peace Prize to Be Awarded.

Strasbourg: European Parliament Plenary Session (till 13 December).


11 December

International Mountain Day
http://www.fao.org/mnts/en/


12 December

Brussels: European Economic and Social Committee: 5th edition of the EESC Civil Society Prize.


13 December

Brussels: European Council (till 14 December).


17 December

Brussels: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRI) (till 18 December).


18 December

International Migrants Day
http://www.un.org/en/events/migrantsday/


19 December

United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
http://www.un.org/en/events/southcooperationday/

Brussels: Environment Council (ENVI).


20 December

International Human Solidarity Day
http://social.un.org/index/InternationalDays/InternationalHumanSolidarityDay.aspx

Brussels: Transport, Telecoms and Energy Council (TTE) (Transport and Telecoms) (till 21 December).

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UN Competitions

 

CDM African Radio Contest 2012
http://cdm.unfccc.int/about/multimedia/africanradiocontest/2012/

Under the theme "Changing Lives", the contest aims to spread the word about the benefits of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in Africa and especially in under-represented regions of the continent.

Broadcasters and freelancers from Africa are invited to grab their microphone and recording device and create a compelling radio story that answers the following question: "How can my community/city/country benefit from the CDM?"

The submission deadline is 6 August, 2012.

‘Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion’ – Video/Photo Competition
http://www.unaoc.org/actions/campaigns/do-one-thing-for-diversity-and-inclusion/contest/

The theme is: "What does 'Diversity and Inclusion' mean to you? Why does diversity matter to you? Show us your personal vision".

The competition is part of the ‘Do One Thing For Diversity and Inclusion’ 2012 campaign.

The submission deadline is 15 August, 2012.

Competitions: looking ahead in 2012…
http://www.unric.org/en/un-competitions

* CCAC Global Outreach and Awareness raising contest
The submission deadline is 24 August, 2012.

* World Tourism Day | Photo Competition 2012
The submission deadline is 31 August, 2012.

* The International Year of Cooperatives (IYC) Short Film Festival
The submission deadline is 30 September, 2012.

* 24FPS International Animation Awards 2012
The submission deadline is 30 September, 2012.

* World Food Day poster contest for young people
The submission deadline is 30 September, 2012.

* 25th anniversary Montreal Protocol global video competition
The submission deadline is 15 October, 2012.

For a more complete list of Competitions, Mobile Apps, Campaigns and Games visit:
http://www.unric.org/en/competitions-campaigns-mobile-apps-a-games

Bishkek (Kyrgyszstan): A delegation of five MEPs will be in the country to observe the presidential elections taking place on 30 October (till 2 November).

Brussels: -Exhibition of the works and winners of UNRIC’s ‘Say No to Violence Against Women’ ad competition. Venue: Harlan Levey Projects Gallery (till 6 November).

Sunday, 30 October

New York: Cyprus - A meeting with the UN Secretary-General and the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities will begin (till 31 October).

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