The African Union Women Gender and Development Directorate is hosting the 6th course on Gender Responsive Economic Policy Making in Africa. The course aims to improve and increase Member States' conceptual understanding as well as provide practical skills to mainstream gender concepts and tools into economic and social development policy and practices on the continent.
dates: 4-15 February 2013 location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The 51st session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD) is scheduled to meet from 6-15 February 2013. The session will consider as its priority theme, "Promoting empowerment of people in achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all." The agenda also includes: follow-up to the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly; review of relevant United Nations plans and programmes of action pertaining to the situation of social groups, including the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons, Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, World Programme of Action for Youth, Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2002, and Family issues, policies and programmes; and the social dimension in the global development agenda beyond 2015.
dates: 6-15 February 2013 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York, United States of America
This meeting will be attended by young people, from the ages of 15-24, and convene under the theme of health and environment.
dates: 10-14 February 2013 location: Nairobi, Kenya
In response to the request of Indigenous Peoples' groups to have a more systematic dialogue with UN agencies, an Indigenous Peoples' Forum has been established at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The first global meeting of the Indigenous Peoples Forum at IFAD will be held in conjunction with the IFAD Governing Council. The IFAD Policy on Engagement with Indigenous Peoples, approved by the Executive Board in September 2009, introduces this Forum, which was established in February 2011 during a workshop in Rome, as “an instrument to systematically engage Indigenous Peoples at the local, national and international levels through a process of dialogue and consultation between representatives of Indigenous Peoples, IFAD staff and member States.” The workshop set forth the governance and participation criteria of the Forum as well as the objectives. Resolutions coming out of break-out groups and plenary discussions will be presented to IFAD's Governing Council.
dates: 11-12 February 2013 location: Rome, Italy
This meeting, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources (ANSAB). aims to improve partnerships and collaboration between small and medium forest enterprises, service providers and national governments for the purpose of poverty reduction. The meeting will bring together partner organizations and representatives from the Forest Connect member countries of Burkina Faso, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Lao PDR, Mozambique and Nepal.
dates: 12-15 February 2013 location: Nepal