Past events

  1. 21 Sep

    UN75 High Level Meeting

    From 21/09/2020 to 21/09/2020

    Special event to mark the United Nations’ 75th anniversary – A one-day high-level meeting will be held on 21 September, at the opening of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly. The theme for this event will be: The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism – confronting COVID-19 through effective multilateral action.

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  2. 27 Jul

    Civil Society Webinars

    From 27/07/2020 to 29/07/2020

    Discussing the world Drug Report 2020 –  The Vienna NGO committee on Drugs (VNGOC) and the UNODC Civil Society Team are holding a series of webinars to present and discuss the World Drug Report 2020. Webinars will be held in English, July 27, 3 p.m. –  Spanish, July 28, 4 p.m. – Russian, July 29, 12 p.m. Click here to register

     

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  3. 07 Jul

    High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

    From 07/07/2020 to 16/07/2020

    Venue:  Online – The establishment of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) was mandated in 2012 by the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), “The Future We Want”. The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2020 will be held from Tuesday, 7 July, to Thursday, 16 July 2020, under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council. This will include the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Tuesday, 14 July, to Thursday, 16 July 2020.

    The theme of the forum will be “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development “.

    In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and expected limitations on in-person meetings and international travel, the ECOSOC Bureau has made adjustments to the format and programme of HLPF 2020. All meetings will be held virtually, including all side and special events.

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  4. 29 Jun

    European Drugs Summer School 2020

    From 29/06/2020 to 10/07/2020

    ISCTE – Lisbon University Institute (Lisbon, Portugal) – Organized by the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), this two-week  summer school prepares professionals and students to meet the complex policy challenges that face Europe in the field of drugs. Involving scientific experts from the EMCDDA, but also university professors and policy-makers, it provides a multi-disciplinary and inclusive approach to the study of the drug problem in Europe and beyond.

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  5. 24 Jun

    European Exchange on Health & Homelessness

    From 24/06/2020 to 25/06/2020

    Brussels, Belgium – Organized by FEANTSA, the European Federation of National Organizations Working with the Homeless, the event will support the establishment of integrated approaches on health and homelessness as best practice in service provision. This exchange event addresses homeless service providers, drug use related services, policy makers, cities, and public health experts.

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  6. 24 Jun

    17th Latin American Conference of Therapeutic Communities

    From 24/06/2020 to 26/06/2020

    Venue: Madalosso Restaurant Auditorium, Manoel Ribas Avenue, 5875 – Santa Felicidades, Curitiba, PR, Brazil – This integrated, world-class event will be held in the city of Curitiba, Brazil, during June 24-26, 2020 including the 1st World Federation of Therapeutic Communities (WFTC) Training in Brazil and the 6th Brazilian Congress of Therapeutic Communities (FEBRACT).

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  7. 12 Jun

    Joint CND & CCPCJ Virtual Event

    From 12/06/2020 to 12/06/2020

    Joint CND & CCPCJ Virtual EventVirtual meeting starting at 3:00 p.m. (Vienna time) – The event will commemorate the twenty-fifh anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting women and girls.

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  8. 12 Jun

    3rd JSWG Meeting on the Impact of COVID-19 in the Americas

    From 12/06/2020 to 12/06/2020

    Impact of Covid in the AmericasOnline meeting, 10:30 am – the Third Meeting of High Authorities of the Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG) on the Impact of COVID-19 in the Americas”  has been postponed. It will now take place on on Friday, June 12, 2020. The meeting will provide an outlook of the effects of the global health crisis on livelihoods, food and agriculture, intra-regional trade, and production chains in the Americas.

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  9. 14 May

    2020 Development Cooperation Forum

    From 14/05/2020 to 15/05/2020

    Venue: United  Nations Headquarters, New York – The Development Cooperation Forum is the principal global platform for policy dialogue on development cooperation. Discussions are reality-based, action-oriented and results-focused. Its objective is to advance the strategic role of development cooperation in achieving sustainable development.

    The Forum is open to all l Member States and engages all stakeholders, including civil society, private sector, Parliamentarians, local authorities, international and regional organizations and development banks.

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  10. 07 May

    Generation Equality Forum 2020

    From 07/05/2020 to 07/07/2020

    The Generation Equality Forum is a civil society–centred, multi-stakeholder, global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France. It will be connected in real time across the world through interactive satellite sessions enabled through technology to maximize participation. The Forum will kick-off in Mexico City, Mexico, on 7-8 May 2020 and culminate in Paris, France, on 7-10 July 2020.

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  11. 29 Apr

    Impact of Covid-19 in the Americas

    From 29/04/2020 to 29/04/2020

    Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., place: virtual – a meeting of the Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG) of the Organization of American States will be held to assess the impact of Covid-19 in the Americas and review the actions taken to mitigate the effects of the pandemic in the region.

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  12. 20 Apr

    14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention & Criminal Justice

    From 20/04/2020 to 27/04/2020

    The Fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice will be held in Kyoto, Japan – Since 1955, the United Nations congresses on crime prevention and criminal justice have brought together high-level representatives of Governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and criminal justice professionals and scholars, to discuss common concerns, share experiences and seek viable solutions to problems related to crime prevention and criminal justice.

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  13. 01 Apr

    2020 ECOSOC Youth Forum – postponed

    From 01/04/2020 to 02/04/2020

    Venue: United Nations Headquarters in New York – Every year, the ECOSOC Youth Forum provides an opportunity for young people to engage in a dialogue with Member States. They discuss policy frameworks and promote innovative, institutionalised approaches and initiatives for advancing the youth development agenda at national, regional and global levels.

    The ECOSOC Youth Forum 2020 will be guided by the high-level political forum theme on “Accelerated Action and Transformative Pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development“.

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  14. 09 Mar

    64th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

    From 09/03/2020 to 20/03/2020

    Venue: United Nations Headquarters in New York – 2020 is a pivotal year for the accelerated realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, everywhere. The main focus of CSW64 will be on the review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the 23rd special session of the General Assembly.

    Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session.

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  15. 04 Mar

    The Media, a Key Actor in the Field of Drugs

    From 04/03/2020 to 04/03/2020

    Wednesday, 4 March – from 8 to 8:50 a.m., Vienna International Center, Room M7 – When addressing drug-related news, mass media sources tend to use language and images that reflect negative moral judgments. This feeds a negative and stigmatizing social perception of people with problematic alcohol or drug use. Yet, the media could also play a major role in promoting healthier lifestyles, preventing drug and alcohol misuse, and reducing the stigma experienced by people who use drugs… An event organized by Dianova and sponsored by the Government of Canada, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, the Turkish Green Crescent Society, RIO and Proyecto Hombre

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  16. 04 Mar

    Evidence-Based Treatment as an Integral Part of the Health System

    From 04/03/2020 to 04/03/2020

    A side event to the UN 63rd Commission on Narcotic Drugs – Vienna International Centre, Conference Room BR-A – The UNODC-WHO International Standards for the treatment of drug use disorders encourage all Member States to consider expanding the coverage and improving the quality of drug treatment systems, interventions and policies based on scientific evidence as an integral part of the health system. Event co-organized by the Association Proyecto Hombre, the Government of Spain, Dianova, Green Crescent and the WFTC.

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  17. 03 Mar

    Women & Drugs at the CND 2020

    From 03/03/2020 to 03/03/2020

    Barriers in access to treatment and recovery: issues faced by women living with substance use disorders – United Nations – VIC Conference Room MOE100, 9:10 – 10:00 a.m. – Women living with and affected by addiction are a particularly vulnerable group; they are more likely to be subjected to violence and very few treatment facilities can address their specific needs. This event provides a unique platform to highlight what these needs are while revisiting the demands on the Conventions on ending discrimination against women.

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  18. 02 Mar

    63rd Session of the CND

    From 02/03/2020 to 06/03/2020

    The 63rd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will take place in Vienna, Austria – Programmes of side events are organized during the regular sessions of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The application period goes from 6 to 17 January 2020 – guidelines for submitting side events applications, and the application form are available here.

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  19. 10 Feb

    58th Session of the Commission for Social Development

    From 10/02/2020 to 19/02/2020

    Venue: United Nations Headquarters, New York (NY – USA), Conference Room 4 – The Commission for Social Development (CSocD58) is the advisory body responsible for the social development pillar of global development. 2020 is a crucial year for the accelerated realization of inclusive societies and reducing inequalities everywhere for people of all ages. This year’s priority theme will be: affordable housing and social protection systems for all to address homelessness.

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  20. 16 Dec

    “Challenging Inequalities”

    From 16/12/2019 to 17/12/2019

    11th International Forum of NGOs in official partnership with Unesco  – Organized by the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee in cooperation with the UNESCO Secretariat, the Forum will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, on 16 and 17 December 2019, on the theme “Challenging Inequalities”, with a focus on areas such as youth, income, technology, gender and education.

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  21. 12 Dec

    CND Reconvened 62nd Session

    From 12/12/2019 to 13/12/2019

    The reconvened 62nd session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs will be held at the Vienna International Centre. All organisations in consultative status with ECOSOC are invited to send observers. Organisations wishing to attend need to send an official letter to unodc-sgb@un.org signed by the head of the organization with the names and email address of the participants (maximum 10 participants per NGO) as well as the CND registration form. Registration is open until 6 December 2019 – View provisional agenda

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  22. 05 Dec

    CSFD Event at the European Parliament

    From 05/12/2019 to 05/12/2019

    The Future of European Drug Policy:  5 December 2019, 9:00 – 12:00 – Room PHS 1C51, European Parliament, Brussels – The EU Civil Society Forum on Drugs will organize a seminar for members of the European Parliament. The event will highlight ongoing challenges in drug policy at European and global levels and provide insight into how civil society can assist policy makers and legislators in tackling these issues. View the event’s agenda and briefing paper.

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  23. 19 Nov

    66th Regular Session of CICAD

    From 19/11/2019 to 21/11/2019

    The sixty-sixth regular session of CICAD will be held in Miami, Florida – The draft agenda for the meeting, as well as all other documentation (draft schedule of activities, information bulletin with registration form, reports and presentations) will be posted on CICAD’s Web page in due course.

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  24. 14 Nov

    3rd European Chemsex Forum

    From 14/11/2019 to 16/11/2019

    The 3rd European Chemsex Forum will be a 2 ½  day, multi-disciplinary event, in Paris – Up to 250 participants will participate, across the spectrum of people and professions impacted by ChemSex, including people engaged in ChemSex; public health service users, health workers, researchers and campaigners; policy makers and commissioners; community leaders, volunteers, and members of the community.

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  25. 06 Nov

    International Drug Policy Reform Conference 2019

    From 06/11/2019 to 09/11/2019

    Held in St Louis, MO, United States, the International Drug Policy Reform Conference is a biennial event that brings together people from around the world who believe that the war on drugs must end. Participants will have the opportunity to spend three days interacting with people committed to finding alternatives to the war on drugs while participating in sessions given by leading experts from around the world.

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  26. 28 Oct

    Drug Policy, Diplomacy and Public Health

    From 28/10/2019 to 30/10/2019

    Following the tone for drug policy reform debate set by UNGASS 2016, this three-day course held at the Graduate Institute in Geneva will explore such questions as: the future of UN governance in international drug policy, the contribution of alternative actors to ensure that drug policies improve rather than harm the health and welfare of people, and the role of civil society in the international debate on drug policies.

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  27. 23 Oct

    Lisbon Addictions 2019

    From 23/10/2019 to 25/10/2019

    Lisbon Addictions 2019Leading international experts in the field of addiction science will meet in Lisbon for the Third European conference on addictive behaviours and dependencies. The theme of the conference is ‘The future of addictions: new frontiers for policy, practice and science’.

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  28. 21 Oct

    42nd Expert Committee on Drug Dependence

    From 21/10/2019 to 25/10/2019

    The 42nd Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) will meet in Geneva, Switzerland. The World Health Organization ECDD is mandated by the International Drug Control Conventions to assess the health risks and potential therapeutic use of psychoactive substances. Recommendations are then issued to the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) on whether a substance should be placed under international control or not.

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  29. 01 Oct

    III Formative Congress of Sustainable Development

    From 01/10/2019 to 05/10/2019

    Held in Valladolid (Spain), the III Formative Congress of sustainable Development is a youth initiative that aims bringing to the general public, especially to the youth, an alternative and innovative formation in reality and values to face the era of globalization with an intercultural, multidisciplinary and inclusive vision, in the university framework. This congress will specifically address issues related to the African continent.

    Registration: http://codes.nanouki.com/es/inscripciones

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  30. 23 Sep

    5th CND intersessional meeting

    From 23/09/2019 to 23/09/2019

    The 5th CND intersessional meeting is expected to take place in Vienna (Austria) on 23 September 2019, at 10:00am, in Board Room D, C-Building of the Vienna international Centre.

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  31. 19 Sep

    17th EFTC Conference

    From 19/09/2019 to 20/09/2019

    17th Conference of the European Federation of Therapeutic Communities (EFTC) in Thessaloniki (Greece) – “Everything Flows: Change in the Therapeutic Community for Addiction”. The objective of the conference is to better understand the process of addiction recovery with focus on change that needs to be made in the therapeutic communities for addiction.

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  32. 18 Sep

    Women and Addiction

    From 18/09/2019 to 18/09/2019

    UN Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 13:30-14:30, room VIII – There are significant gender differences in the motivations and needs that move to addiction, the consequences of abuse and the treatment options. This panel will address the realities of women and addiction from the perspectives of human rights and public health, and link with the dimension of violence.

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  33. 12 Sep

    OAS – Money Laundering & Corruption

    From 12/09/2019 to 12/09/2019

    OAS - Money laundering and corruptionThe objective of the dialogue is to offer a space to provide an updated on the panorama of the evolution of the phenomenon of money laundering and its relationship with corruption investigations, through reflections of national cases in which the OAS and other organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the World Bank have supported.

    The meeting will be held from 8:30 am to 1 pm in the Main Building of the Organization of American States, in the corner of 17th Street and Constitution Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006, USA.

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  34. 09 Sep

    42nd session of the Human Rights Council

    From 09/09/2019 to 27/09/2019

    The 42nd session of the Human Rights Council will take place in Geneva (Switzerland). During these 3 weeks, a number of topics will be discussed, focusing on Human Rights issues in Sub-saharan Africa and South-East Asia. NGOs in consultative status with the ECOSOC can be accredited to participate in the Human Rights Council’s sessions as Observers.

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  35. 04 Sep

    Fifth Contemporary Drug Problems Conference

    From 04/09/2019 to 06/09/2019

    The conference will be held a the Monash University Prato Centre, in Prato, Italy, near Florence. The conference theme, Rethinking ‘change’, new theories, new topics, new questions, new methods, will address the question of what needs to change and why, an issue of increasing interest to social scientists.

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  36. 31 Aug

    International Overdose Awareness Day 2019

    From 31/08/2019 to 31/08/2019

    The International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event during which local and international organisations host events to promote health, reduce stigma and commemorate those who have been lost to a drug overdose.

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  37. 01 Jul

    International Conference on Drug Prevention, Treatment and Care – Inspiration and Direction

    From 01/07/2019 to 05/07/2019

    Location: Vienna International Centre (Vienna, Austria) – The International Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals (ISSUP) will be partnering with UNODC to hold this conference that will gather demand reduction professionals from Europe and around the world for plenary sessions, networking, exhibits, culture and community.

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  38. 25 Jun

    European Drugs Summer School 2019

    From 25/06/2019 to 05/07/2019

    European Drugs Summer SchoolThe University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) and the EMCDDA will be holding the eighth European drugs summer school (EDSS) this year on ‘Illicit drugs in Europe: demand, supply and public policies’. Registration is open for the two-week course, which will take place in the Portuguese capital from 24 June to 5 July.

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  39. 24 Jun

    Geneva Drug Policy Week

    From 24/06/2019 to 28/06/2019

    Geneva is now occupying an important place in the current international debate surrounding drugs and drug policies. The Drug Policy Week aims to connect relevant international and local actors with each other and to promote new synergies between them. Dianova will participate in a panel on “Drugs, gender and stigma”.

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  40. 03 Jun

    Women Deliver 2019 Conference

    From 03/06/2019 to 07/06/2019

    Women Deliver 2019 ConferenceHeld in Vancouver, Canada, the Women Deliver 2019 Conference will be the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. From keynote to social enterprise pitches, workshops to film festivals, the conference will present many opportunities to engage, gather inspiration, and build a more gender equal world.

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  41. 16 May

    XXI International Conference – Promoting Social & Labour integration

    From 16/05/2019 to 17/05/2019

    XXI International Conference - Proyecto HombreThe 21st Conference of the association Proyecto Hombre will endeavour to promote the exchange of successful transnational experiences and policies in terms of socioprofessional integration of people with addiction problems, in treatment, socially excluded or at risk for social exclusion. Venue: Teatros Luchana, Calle de Luchana 38, 28010 Madrid (Spain).

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  42. 28 Apr

    26th Harm Reduction International Conference

    From 28/04/2019 to 01/05/2019

    Harm reduction internationalOrganized by Harm Reduction International (HRI) and  Agência Piaget para o Desenvolvimento (APDES), the conference will be held in Porto, Portugal. It will be an opportunity to learn about the lessons learned from Portugal’s progressive approach to drug policy and harm reduction. Join the conference for the latest research and debate on drug use, health and human rights.

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  43. 22 Apr

    International Mother Earth Day

    From 22/04/2019 to 22/04/2019

    International Mother Earth Day

    The Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance. They are our home. The commemoration of Mother Earth Day aims to inspire citizens and societies to reconsider how to interact with the natural world and to improve the ethical basis of the relationship between humankind and the Earth in the context of sustainable development.

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  44. 07 Apr

    Dianova Italy participates in the Milano Marathon 2019

    From 07/04/2019 to 07/04/2019

    Milano Marathon 2019Sunday, 7 April – Some 240 runners will wear Dianova’s colours to support a fundraising campaign aimed at funding new reception facilities and vocational training courses, and to say no to the trivialization of drug use. The beneficiaries of Dianova in Italy will also participate in the event and we wish them all a great success!

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  45. 02 Apr

    World Autism Awareness Day

    From 02/04/2019 to 02/04/2019

    World Autism Awareness DayPeople with autism are subject to multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination which limit their enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms. The World Autism Awareness Day focuses on the importance of empowering people with autism and involving them and their representative organizations in policy and decision making to address these challenges.

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  46. 14 Mar

    62nd Session of CND and Ministerial Segment

    From 14/03/2019 to 22/03/2019

    62nd Session of the CNDThe 62nd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs will be held in Vienna (Austria) from 18 to 22 March 2019 (tentative dates) and the High Level Ministerial Segment will precede it, on 14-15 March, 2019. This meeting will be dedicated to examining the implementation of joint commitments to deal with the global drug problem.

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  47. 11 Mar

    CSW63

    From 11/03/2019 to 22/03/2019

    csw63-2019The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Representatives of Member States, UN entities and ECOSOC-accredited NGOs from all regions of the world will attend the commission which priority theme will be:  social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls

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  48. 08 Mar

    International Women’s Day 2019

    From 08/03/2019 to 08/03/2019

    International Women's Day, 8 March“Think equal, build smart, innovate for change” – the theme for the International Women’s Day will focus on innovative ways in which we can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, , particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure.

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  49. 01 Mar

    Zero Discrimination Day

    From 01/03/2019 to 01/03/2019

    Zero Discrimination DayDiscrimination is often based on misinformation or fear of the unknown. By reflecting on people in everyday situations, on Zero Discrimination Day, 1 March, UNAIDS is challenging people to recognize where everyday discrimination takes place and to take action to stop it.

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  50. 25 Feb

    CND, 62nd Session – Intersessional Meeting

    From 25/02/2019 to 25/02/2019

    CND 62nd sessionThe second Intersessional meeting of the 62nd session of the Commission of Narcotic Drugs will be held in Vienna. The Draft agenda includes the preparations for the regular 62nd session of the Commission (18-22 March) and the Ministerial Segment of the same session (14-15 March).

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  51. 20 Feb

    World Day of Social Justice

    From 20/02/2019 to 20/02/2019

    Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.

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  52. 06 Feb

    International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

    From 06/02/2019 to 06/02/2019

    Stop female genital mutilationFemale genital mutilations reflect deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women and girls. The practice also violates their rights to health, security and physical integrity, and their right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

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