DESA News: Upcoming Events 2012!
DESA NGO News: Upcoming Events!
12th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Ms. Gonnella Frichner highlighted the “nation-to-nation” relationship between European settlers and indigenous people during the Colonial period. In 1977 indigenous people were aware of the existence of a Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but they did not understand why it did not apply to them.
In 2007, thanks to Ms. Gonnella Frichner, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples had been adopted after a 14-year-long process. She said that the article within the declaration protect their treaties, agreements and rights.
Ms. Gonnella Frichner has been also member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, where she was assigned "to write a preliminary study on the Doctrine of Discovery and its affect on indigenous people". This Doctrine enhanced a dominant authority over indigenous people, resulting in the violation of their human rights.
Topics like the UN Declaration, education, health and culture will be discuss during the 12th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Ms. Gonnella Frichner has given her opinion about these items: regarding the health problem, she said that indigenous people are “the most marginalized in the world and the most vulnerable”. Concerning the education, as a human right, she affirmed that it should be available to all indigenous people and that their tradition and their languages should be included in the educational programme. Finally, she pointed out that “culture should be part of the domestic policies of governments”.
As Ms. Gonnella Frichner believes, future generations play an important role in the world, in particular indigenous youth had made very strong statements concerning the climate change and global warming. But not only indigenous youth, also girls and boys throughout the world are the hope for a future change, so they must be carefully followed in their education. She affirmed: “The world needs to be intact for them when they arrive and are here to take on the challenges of this world”.[read more]
Jordan, 2012-03-27 - 2012-03-29
4th Global Forum on Gender Statistics
It will be held at the Dead Sea, Jordan on 27-29 March, back-to-back with the 6th Inter-agency and Expert Group Meeting on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS) on 25-26 March
The Forum is being organized by UN DESA’s Statistics Division and the Department of Statistics of Jordan, in collaboration with the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), UN-Women and the World Bank. It is held as part of the Global Gender Statistics Programme promoted by the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS) with the purpose of enhancing the capacity of countries to collect, disseminate and use quality gender statistics.
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Women in Science and Technology in Muslim Countries
Message of Michelle Bachelet, UN Women Executive Director at the International Forum on Women in Science and Technology in Muslim Countries in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20 September 2011.
“Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is my pleasure to address you at the International Forum on Women in Science and Technology in Muslim Countries. Your Forum has a similar theme to this year’s International Women’s Day and the annual meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. This year we were challenged to think critically about women and girls’ access to education, training, science and technology.
Fifty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women - Report
The report of the fifty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women is now available. It includes the agreed conclusions on access and participation of women and girls in education, training and science and technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work, the report of the Working Group on Communications concerning the Status of Women and the resolutions adopted by the Commission.
To view the report (in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or
Spanish), visit: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/55sess.htm