In preparation for the UN High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development on 23 September 2013, an online consultation on disability is taking place to address: challenges to implementing disability programmes and policies; approaches that have been successful in the past; recommendations for action; and stakeholder roles. The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) are organizing the discussion.
dates: 8-28 March 2013 venue: www.worldwewant2015.org location: virtual
The African Union Conference (AUC) of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will hold their sixth joint annual meeting under the theme “Industrialization for an Emerging Africa”.
dates: 21-26 March 2013 venue: Hotel Ivoire location: Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire
The Ninth Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Partnership Platform is being held under the theme "Sustaining the CAADP Momentum - from Decisions and Commitments to Implementation for Results for Impact". The meeting will provide a platform for stakeholders to assess lessons and priorities to inform future priorities and practice as well as what options should inform the commitments to effect implementation, impacts and results. CAADP is the Continent's main development programme to eliminate hunger and reduce poverty through agriculture. It seeks to raise agricultural productivity in Africa to at least 6%annually and requires African countries to commit at least 10% of their national budgets to agricultural development.
dates: 25-26 March 2013 location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The fourth meeting of the UN High-level Panel of the Post-2015 Development Agenda (HLP), hosted by the Government of Indonesia, has been scheduled for Bali, Indonesia, 25-27 March 2013. The focus will be on "Global Partnerships."
dates: 25-27 March 2013 location: Bali, Indonesia