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August 2017

Webinar: Malaria Prevention and Nutrition – An Integrated Delivery Approach

August 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Organized by: Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa

Malnourished children, particularly those with severe acute malnutrition, have a higher risk of death from common childhood illness such as diarrhea, pneumonia, and malaria. Malnutrition and malaria combine in a vicious circle that has a huge impact on morbidity and mortality among the most vulnerable in the population (children and pregnant women). To tackle these challenges, it is imperative that stakeholders in global health align their efforts and adopt an integrated approach to achieve maximum impact and save the most…

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World Water Week

August 27 - September 1

Organized by: SIWI

World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organized by SIWI. In 2017, World Water Week will address the theme “water and waste – reduce and reuse”. In 2016, over 3,200 individuals and around 330 convening organizations from 130 countries participated in the Week. Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop…

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September 2017

72nd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72)

September 12 - September 25

Organized by: United Nations

The General Assembly (GA) is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the UN. Decisions on important questions, such as those on peace and security, admission of new members and budgetary matters, require a two-thirds majority. Decisions on other questions are by simple majority. Each country has one vote. Some Member States in arrear of payment may be granted the right to vote.  The 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) will convene at UN Headquarters on…

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International Day of Peace

September 21

Organized by: World Health Organization

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.

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World Contraception Day

September 26

Organized by: World Health Organization

Promotion of family planning – and ensuring access to preferred contraceptive methods for women and couples – is essential to securing the well-being and autonomy of women, while supporting the health and development of communities. Allowing women to choose whether, when, and how many children to have achieves progress on global health goals. It also helps break the cycle of poverty, and puts families, communities, and countries on a stronger, more prosperous and sustainable path.

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September 26 - September 27

Organized by: CSR Asia

The Summit is one of the most important annual events for sustainability leaders in Asia.  Join key stakeholders across the region to discuss pressing challenges, emerging trends and explore opportunities in today’s sustainable world. “The CSR Asia Summit is one stop shop for learning about the focus and direction in which the CSR sector is moving and to engage with key stakeholder groups across the region.” In September, 450 senior business executives, and thought leaders from the public sector and…

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October 2017

International Day of Older Persons

October 1

Organized by: World Health Organization

A demographic revolution is underway throughout the world. Today, there are around 600 million persons aged 60 years and over world-wide. This number will double by 2025 and will reach two billion by 2050, with the vast majority of older persons in the developing world. In order to recognize the important contributions that older people make to our world, while raising awareness towards issues of ageing, the United Nations designated 1 October as the International Day of Older Persons. The…

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World Bank/IMF annual meetings

October 7 - October 9

Organized by: World Health Organization

Each autumn, the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) hold Annual Meetings to discuss a range of issues related to poverty reduction, international economic development and finance. The Annual Meetings provide a forum for international cooperation and enable the Bank and Fund to better serve their member countries. The Annual Meetings traditionally are held in Washington, D.C. two years out of three and, in order to reflect the international character of the two…

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SOCAP-Social Capital Markets Conference

October 10 - October 13

Organized by: SOCAP

SOCAP is the world’s leading conference on social capital markets—a gathering where powerful ideas are sparked and game changing partnerships get started. The conference brings together social entrepreneurs, impact investors, funders, business leaders and other innovators and problem solvers from across the world. Now in its 10th year, SOCAP is a catalyst for much needed change, creating a vibrant market for ventures that support people, planet, and profits. Join us October 10-13, 2017 on the waterfront in San Francisco!

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World Mental Health Day

October 10

Organized by: World Health Organization

Thousands of people with mental health conditions around the world are deprived of their human rights. They are not only discriminated against, stigmatised and marginalised but are also subject to emotional and physical abuse in both mental health facilities and the community. Poor quality care due to a lack of qualified health professionals and dilapidated facilities leads to further violations. World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental…

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