Int’l Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The United Nations' (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is an occasion for governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations to raise public awareness of violence against women. It has been observed on November 25 each year since 2000. What do people do? Various activities are arranged around the world to draw attention to the need for continuing action to eliminate violence against women, projects to enable women and their … [Read more...]

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day, OCT 15

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death, which includes but is not limited to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, or the death of a newborn. It is observed annually in the United States and Canada and, in recent years, in the United Kingdom and in the Australian States of Western Australia and New South Wales, in Italy on behalf of a charity named Piccoli Angeli on October 15. Contrary to the popular belief that Pregnancy and Infant Loss … [Read more...]

World Immunization Week 2013, celebrated April 20 – 27

World Immunization Week, beginning on 20 April, aims to promote one of the world’s most powerful tools for health – the use of vaccines to protect, or "immunize", people of all ages against disease. Under the global slogan "Protect your world – get vaccinated", WHO encourages individuals and organizations working at international, regional, national, and community levels, in the public and private sectors, to coordinate and engage in activities during World Immunization Week. World … [Read more...]

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2013 – MARCH 8

Celebrate In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution calling on member states to proclaim a day for women's rights and international peace. Following the United Nations' lead, Canada chose March 8 as International Women's Day. History The idea for an International Women's Day arose around the turn of the 20th century out of a long-standing movement for women to participate equally in society. The first International Women's Day was observed on March 19, … [Read more...]

JOBS~The Assoc. for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) Toronto, Can.

Toronto, Canada. Closing date: September 25, 2011. Description: The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international feminist membership organization that works to strengthen the voice, impact and influence of women's rights advocates, organizations and movements internationally. Every three years, AWID organizes an International Forum on Women’s Rights and Development. The largest recurring event of its kind, the AWID Forum brings together close to … [Read more...]

InterNations celebrating 4th Year – September 30th in Toronto!

Dear Toronto Members, It’s time to celebrate!! Autumn is here and it’s already InterNations' 4th Birthday!! Therefore, we would like to invite you to our September event at C5, the stylish 5th floor lounge inside the Royal Ontario Museum - you could visit the museum right after work and join us at 8:00 pm. Albatross Members enjoy reduced entrance. Moreover, all guests will receive a complimentary welcome drink upon arrival, including one of: white/red house wine, domestic … [Read more...]

InterNations Toronto Summer Cocktails Night‏ – July 29th !!

Dear Toronto Members, We are happy to invite you to our InterNations Toronto Summer Cocktails Night. We hope you are enjoying the super hot summer in Toronto!! It’s time to beat the heat for July and join us for our monthly event at our beautiful venue for the 2011 Toronto InterNations events, C5, the 5th Floor lounge inside the Royal Ontario Museum. Albatross Members enjoy reduced entrance. Moreover, all guests will receive a complimentary welcome drink upon arrival. Please note that … [Read more...]

UNDP – Jobs with April 2011 Deadlines for Application

Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme on 17 April 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organization. She is also the Chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of the heads of all UN funds, programmes and departments working on development issues. Prior to her appointment with UNDP, Helen Clark served for nine years as Prime Minister of New Zealand, … [Read more...]

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