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May 2017

70th World Health Assembly

May 22 - May 31

Organized by: World Health Organization

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.

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2017 Collective Impact Convening

May 23 - May 25

Organized by: The Collective Impact Forum

The Collective Impact Forum, an initiative of FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, invites you to downtown Boston on May 23-25, 2017 for an annual field-wide convening on collective impact. The 2017 Collective Impact Convening will bring together funders, backbones, partners, and community members for cross-sector dialogue and peer learning to tackle complex issues in the collective impact field. Call for Session Proposals: Opening October 2016 Scholarships & Early Registration: Opening November 2016 Have questions? For more information…

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International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

May 23

Organized by: United Nations

Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth. It is a hole between the birth canal and the bladder or rectum caused by prolonged, obstructed labour without treatment. The condition typically leaves women incontinent, and as a result they are often shunned by their communities. Sufferers often endure depression, social isolation and deepening poverty. Many women live with the condition for years – or even decades – because they cannot afford to…

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World No Tobacco Day

May 31

Organized by: World Health Organization

Tobacco – a threat to development Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 is “Tobacco – a threat to development.” About the campaign It will demonstrate the threats that the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable development of all countries, including the health and economic well-being…

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June 2017

Society for International Development 2017 Annual Conference

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Organized by: Society for International Development

Global Transitions: Reshaping Development Join your current and future colleagues, competitors, funders, partners, and others for a day of discussion, debate, information exchange, and networking. Attendees will include development professionals representing the private sector, NGOs, think tanks, consulting firms, government agencies, multilateral institutions, universities, and more, actively engaged in international development. This conference typically draws 700-800 people working in all sectors who come to share information and network. We will have keynote addresses, breakout panels, an exhibit hall, plenty of…

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World Environment Day – Connecting People to Nature

June 5

Organized by: United Nations

What is World Environment Day? A Platform for Action World Environment Day is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. The People’s Day Above all, World Environment Day is the ‘people’s day’ for doing something to take care of the Earth or become an agent…

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Social Innovation Summit

June 6 - June 8

Organized by: Landmark Ventures

Business Innovation Meets Social Transformation The Social Innovation Summit is an annual event taking place in Chicago, that represents a global convening of black swans and wayward thinkers. Where most bring together luminaries to explore the next big idea, we bring together those hungry not just to talk about the next big thing, but to build it. http://www.socinnovation.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=213468& 

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World Oceans Day

June 8

Organized by: The Ocean Project

A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honor, help protect, and conserve the world’s oceans. Oceans are very important: They generate most of the They help feed us They regulate our climate They clean the water we drink They offer a pharmacopoeia of medicines They provide limitless inspiration! NOW EACH OF US CAN GIVE BACK Participate in a World Oceans Day event or activity this year and help…

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World Day Against Child Labor

June 12

Organized by: International Labour Organization

In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour  Globally over 1.5 billion people live in countries that are affected by conflict, violence and fragility. At the same time, around 200 million people are affected by disasters every year. A third of them are children. A significant proportion of the 168 million children engaged in child labour live in areas affected by conflict and disaster. The World Day Against Child Labour this year will focus on the impact of conflicts…

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Executive Course on Global Health Diplomacy

June 12 - June 16

Organized by: Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies

Diplomacy is undergoing profound changes in the 21st century – and global health is one of the areas where this is most apparent. The negotiation processes that shape and manage the global policy environment for health are increasingly conducted not only between public health experts representing health ministries of nation states but include many other major players at the national level and in the global arena. These include philanthropists and public-private players. As health moves beyond the purely technical to…

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