Posted by: africanpressorganization | 25 August 2008

The United Nations agenda


The United Nations agenda


NEW YORK, USA, August 25, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations agenda


VIP Visits

  • EU Commissioner Louis Michel in Accra (3-4 September);
  • Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Dakar (3 September);
  • EU Commissioners Louis Michel and Andris Piebalgs trip to Ethiopia and Nigeria (7-9 September);

    Monday, 25 August

  • Accra: Accra Climate Change Talks 2008  (till 27 August)
  • Bissau (Guinea-Bissau): UN SG Special Representatives and Heads of UN Peacekeeping Missions in West Africa meeting to review the overall situation in the region (till 26 August)

  • Tuesday, 26 August
  • Libreville (Gabon): First Inter-Ministerial Conference on Health and Environment in Africa


  • 1 September
  • Burkina Faso assumes the rotating Presidency of the Security Council for the month of September


3 September

Accra (Ghana): Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness. “More, Faster, Better” aid is at the heart of the EU’s development policy to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. This forum aims to focus global donors on the importance of effectiveness of aid delivery and is designed to help developing countries in their fight against poverty by making aid delivery more transparent, accountable and results-oriented. EU Commissioner Michel will attend. (Till 4 September)

Dakar (Senegal): Africa Carbon Forum (till 5 September). This is the first event of its kind to be held on the African continent and will include a carbon investment trade fair, conference and policy forum. Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will deliver a keynote address.


 11 September

Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso):
Forum Media & Development
(till 13 September)

This forum, organized jointly by the European Commission and the African Union, aims to examine the importance of an independent media in development and good governance.





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