The Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017

The Ocean Conference will be held at UN Headquarters in New York on 5-9 June 2017, seeking to spur action to ensure the continued health of the world’s oceans. The conference will comprise of plenary meetings, partnership dialogues and a special event commemorating World Oceans Day. To prepare for this major event, the President of the General Assembly will be organizing a two-day preparatory meeting on 15-16 February in New York. The preparatory meeting will consider the elements of the … [Read more...]

UNICEF and MONUSCO Taking Action against Rape in the Congo!

Senior UN officials condemn recent rapes of young girls in eastern DR Congo June 2013 – Two senior United Nations officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have condemned the recent cases of rape of young girls in the eastern province of South Kivu as “unacceptable” and called for an end to such abuse. Over the past two months, nine young girls aged between 18 months and 12 years old have been admitted to Panzi Hospital in South Kivu with marks of violence on their bodies … [Read more...]

Women in Development:The Vienna Policy Dialogue on Gender Equality, Dec 13-14

Women in development   The Vienna Policy Dialogue on Gender Equality will take place on 13-14 December to discuss how to anchor gender equality and the empowerment of women in the evolving post-2015 UN development agenda   Given the centrality of women as critical drivers of development, the Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) Vienna Policy Dialogue will discuss how to firmly anchor gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls and the protection of their rights in … [Read more...]

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