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65th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

15 March - 26 March
virtual
Free

The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 15 to 26 March 2021. {Click here for information on the Virtual NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum}  Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the
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Online discussion of Enslaved: Episode 1 – Cultures Left Behind

24 March
worldwide/virtual
Free

Over the next six months, the Outreach Programme is screening the six-part series Enslaved presented by Mr. Samuel L. Jackson, Dr. Afua Hirsch and Mr. Simcha Jacobovici. On the 24 March, the Outreach Programme will hold an online panel discussion that will examine the series, and the first episode, “Cultures left behind.” Please register to attend the
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International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations

24 March
worldwide/virtual
Free

Each year, on 24 March, the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims is observed. This annual observance pays tribute to the memory of Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero, who was murdered on 24 March 1980. Monsignor Romero was actively engaged in denouncing violations
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08:00

Environmental Justice, The Climate Crisis and People of African Descent

24 March @ 08:00 - 26 March @ 10:00 EDT
worldwide/virtual
Free

Greetings from Geneva. The Working Group of experts on people of African descent would like to invite you to participate in its 28th public virtual session entitled “Environmental Justice, The Climate Crisis & People of African Descent” from 24 to 26 March 2021 at 14:00 - 16:00 CET. This thematic session will discuss human rights solutions to
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08:30

Building Food and Water Security in an Era of Climate Shocks

24 March @ 08:30 - 10:00 EDT
worldwide/virtual
Free

Session 1 of the UN DESA Global Policy Dialogues for Climate Action Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 8:30 - 10:00 am EDT The health of the environment affects the supply of water that can be used to ensure a sufficient, safe and nutritious food system. The impacts of climate change on the global hydrological cycle, for
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09:00

Girls and Women: Leading the Charge to Ensure #LearningNeverStops

24 March @ 09:00 - 10:30 EDT
worldwide/virtual
Free

This virtual event will offer an intergenerational space for dialogue and profile the extraordinary steps taken by extraordinary girls and women of all ages and in all contexts to support girls' continuity in learning and their safe return to school. This event will take place on Zoom, with simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish.
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14:00

Overcoming Stigma and Violence Against Incarcerated and Drug-using Women

24 March @ 14:00 - 15:30 EDT
worldwide/virtual
Free

Overcoming Stigma and Violence against Incarcerated and Drug-using Women Organised by Dianova International, the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and the Women and Harm Reduction International Network (WHRIN) Women who use drugs, and women incarcerated and formerly incarcerated for drug offences, face high levels of stigma, discrimination and
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