Posted by: africanpressorganization | 28 September 2009

The week ahead at the United Nations / The European perspective (36/09) / 26 September-2 October 2009 (and beyond)





The week ahead at the United Nations / The European perspective (36/09) / 26 September-2 October 2009 (and beyond)



NEW YORK, September 28, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The week ahead at the United Nations / The European perspective (36/09) / 26 September-2 October 2009 (and beyond)


VIP Visits

Karel De Gucht, EU Commissioner: Nairobi (28-29 September).

Victor Da Silva Angelo, Special Representative and Head of the UN Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad: Oslo (30 September); Brussels (1-2 October). 

Kevin S. Kennedy, Director, Public Information Division MONUC: Brussels (5-6 October).



Saturday, 26 September


Copenhagen: “Word Wide Views on Global Warming”, a global citizen consultation on climate policy supported by the UNDP.



Sunday, 27 September


World Tourism Day [WTO] 


World Heart Day [WHO] 


Brussels: -17th Session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly and Inter-Sessional Meetings of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (till 1 October).


Buenos Aires: UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), COP 9 (till 2 October).




Nairobi: EU-Africa Business Forum.  Commissioner De Gucht will attend the Forum (till 29 September).

Wednesday, 30 September

Oslo: “Chad – Domestic and Regional Challenges” – Seminar with Victor Angelo the UN SG Special Representative.


Thursday, 1 October



International Day of Older Persons



Friday, 2 October


International Day of Non-Violence



-Donor meeting on the DIS (Détachement Intégré de Sécurité) project of Chad.




And beyond: Other dates to pin


3 October

Istanbul: 2009 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (till 6 October).



12 October



-Western Sahara. Organizer: Centre for international law in collaboration with Oxfam Solidarity.  Venue: ULB. Registration:


15 October


International Day of Rural Women


16 October


World Food Day: “Achieving Food Security in Times of Crisis”


UN Campaign: Stand up and take action against poverty (till 18 October)


17 October


International Day for the Eradication of Poverty: “Children and families speak out against poverty”


21 October


Brussels: 5th Annual Brussels Climate Change Conference.


Stockholm: European Development Days (EDD) (till 24 October)





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