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January

18-20 January 2006

Round Table Discussion

Location: UN House, Tokyo
Contact: Srikantha Herath

Bulletin EN (416 KB PDF)

Bulletin JA (292 KB PDF)

"Strengthening Research and Learning on Earth System Risk Analysis and Sustainable Disaster Management within UN-ISDR as Regards 'Landslides' — Towards a dynamic global network of International Programme on Landslides (IPL)"

27-28 January 2006

Community-Based Rehabilitation of Degraded Land in Balkan Countries

Location: University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
Contact: Libor Janksy

First Regional Workshop on the Implementation of the GEF/UNEP Project Development Facility Block-A (PDF-A) phase of the Project: Community-Based Rehabilitation of Degraded Land in Balkan Countries

Jointly organized by United Nations University, United Nations Environment Programme, Faculty of Forestry, University of Belgrade.

February

8-9 February 2006

Protracted Refugee Situations

Location: Oxford, UK
Contact: Edward Newman

Planning meeting for the project on "Protracted Refugee Situations".

18-19 February 2006

Sustainable Land Management in Mountainous Region

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Contact: Luohui Liang

Workshop of Project on Sustainable Land Management in Mountainous Region: Thailand, Lao PDR, and China (Yunnan Province).

20-21 February 2006

International Symposium on Inter-linkages

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Claudia ten Have or Izumi Ono

Event information

International Symposium on Inter-linkages: Building Knowledge, Capacity and Institutions for Sustainable Development at the Regional Level

Organized by the UNU-Institute of Advanced Studies, UNU Centre and GEIC in close collaboration with the Japanese Ministry of Environment.

Public Forum on Monday morning, 20 Feb. 9:30-12:45, is open to the public. International symposium on Monday afternoon and Tuesday is closed to the public.

20-23 February 2006

Regional Integration

Location: IFSP, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Contact: Dr. Luk Van Langenhove, UNU-CRIS

Forum website

Workshops on "Regional Integration" at the International Forum on the social science-policy nexus (IFSP).

22 February 2006

Reviving Chapter VIII: the UN and Regional Organisations

Location: New York, USA
Contact: Tania Felicio, UNU-CRIS

Seminar on "Reviving Chapter VIII: the UN and Regional Organisations - A Future Partnership for Peace"

Organized in close collaboration with the International Peace Academy and the Institute for European Studies (Free University of Brussels).

23 February 2006

Panel Discussion: Leadership as a Key to Good Governance

Location: New York, USA
Contact: Tel: +1-212-963-6387 or +1-212-371-9454unuona@ony.unu.edu

Organized by the UNU International Leadership Institute (UNU-ILI) in Jordan and UNU Office in New York.

25-28 February 2006

8th International Conference on Dry Lands Development

Location: Beijing, China
Contact: Iwao Kobori

Conference website

The 8th International Conference on Dry Lands Development, with the theme "Human and Nature - Working Together for Sustainable Development in Dry Lands"

Under the auspices of the International Dry Lands Development Commission (IDDC) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), sponsored by FAO, ICARDA, UNESCO, UNU, Arid Land Research Centre (ALRC,Japan), Desert Research Institute (IRD, USA), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute(CAREERI).

26-28 February 2006

Meeting of Joint Master's Degree Programme in Integrated Land Management in Drylands

Location: Beijing, China
Contact: Luohui Liang

Organized by UNU and Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (CAREERI).

28 February - 2 March 2006

First workshop of the UNU-PRIO project "Use of Armed Force"

Location: Rome, Italy
Contact: Vesselin Popovski

Co-organizers: International Peace Research Institute (PRIO) and UNU Centre.

March

3 March 2006

Brainstorming Seminar: Southern Engines

Location: New York, USA
Contact: UNU Office in New York: Tel: +1-212-963-6387 or +1-212-371-9454 unuona@ony.unu.edu

Brainstorming Seminar: Southern Engines — Impact of Brazil, China, India, and South Africa on the Global Economy

Organized by the UNU-WIDER.

3 March 2006

International Peace Cooperation and Civilian Police

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Vesselin Popovski

International Conference on "International Peace Cooperation and Civilian Police"

Co-organizers: UNU and Canadian Embassy in Japan.

6-7 March 2006

Beyond 200 Nautical Miles

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Ocean Division, Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (attn: Mr. Kokubu), Tel: +81-3-5501-8000, Ext. 2079, Fax: +81-3-5501-8332

Brochure (51 KB PDF)

International Symposium on Scientific and Technical Aspects on the Establishment of Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf beyond 200 Nautical Miles.

Organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan and UNU.

7-8 March 2006

Science and Technology for Development

Location: Maastricht, The Netherlands
Contact: Clint Abbott

www.l20.org

Policy Brief (156 KB PDF)

The Maastricht conference is part of a larger project to determine, at the behest of the Canadian Prime Minister, whether a new informal Leaders' meeting (for instance the G20 Finance Ministers group, as opposed to the G8 Summit) could produce results not achievable in any other fora.

Co-organized by: The Centre for Global Studies, The Centre for International Governance Innovation, and United Nations University.

7-10 March 2006

Promoting a Self-reliant Approach to Basic Education Development in Africa

Location: UNU, Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Carolina Jimenez, tel: +81-03-3499-2811; fax: +8103-3499-2828

Additional information (51 KB PDF)

Training Course on "Promoting a Self-reliant Approach to Basic Education Development in Africa through Research and Dialogue".

Co-organized by: United Nations University, the Centre for the Study of International Cooperation (CICE), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and UNESCO.

Seminars on 7,8 and 9 March are closed to the Public.
Public event on 10 March: "Open Panel Discussion and Concluding Seminar" (14.00-17.00) at the Reception Hall, 2F

8 March 2006

Women in Decision-Making

Location: UNU, Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Carolina Jimenez, tel: +81-03-3499-2811; fax: +8103-3499-2828

Programme (356 KB PDF)

Press Release (48 KB PDF)

Video (UNU Video Portal)

5th Joint UN House Public Forum on International Women's Day: "Women in Decision-Making".

9-10 March 2006

The International Workshop on Educating Peacebuilding: In Pursuit of a Global Network

Location: UNU, Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Rumiko Aruga

Programme (12 KB PDF)

Co-organized by: UNU; ICU The Rotary Peace Center; ICU The 21st Century Center of Excellence Program "Research and Education for Peace, Security & Conviviality"; The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

12-17 March 2006

International Leadership Course on "The Role of Members of Parliament in Democratic Governance"

Location: Amman, Jordan
Contact: Dr. Adnan M. Hayajneh, Senior Programme Officer, Tel. +962-6-533-7075

Organized by the United Nations University International Leadership Institute (UNU-ILI) .

13 March - 15 May 2006

Third Gemology Training Course

Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Contact: UNU-INRA-MRU Head Geology Department or MRU Coordinator

The course aims at equipping individuals and /or organizations involved in the mining and trading of gemstones with basic knowledge and skills in gemstones identification,valuation,and faceting.

Hosted by the UNU-INRA Mineral Resources Unit in conjunction with the School of Mines of the University of Zambia.

16 March 2006

Panel Discussion: E-Governance and Open Source

Location: New York, USA
Contact: UNU Office in New York (Tel: +1-212-963-6387 or 212-371-9454, e-mail: unuona@ony.unu.edu

Organized by the UNU International Institute for Software Technology (Macau) - UNU-IIST.

20-21 March 2006

Conference on "Human Rights Regime in the Americas"

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Contact: UNU Centre, Martina Timmermann

Co-organizers: Centre for International Studies at El Colegio de Mexico, Oxford University and UNU.

25-29 March 2006

International Leadership Course: Leadership and Management of Universities in the 21st Century

Location: Amman-Jordan
Contact: UNU-ILI Dr. Yvonne Asamani, Programme Officer, Tel: 962-6-533-7075.

Organized by the United Nations University-International Leadership Institute (UNU-ILI)

27 March - 1 April 2006

Course on Model Checking

Location: Pyongyang, DPR Korea
Contact: UNU-IIST, Dr. Dang Van Hung

Co-organized by UNU-IIST and the State Academy of Sciences of DPRK.

30 March 2006

Training Workshop: Innovative Communities: Environmental Management at the Local Level

Location: New York, USA
Contact: UNU Office in New York (Tel: +1-212-963-6387 or 212-371-9454, e-mail: unuona@ony.unu.edu

Organized by the UNU Environmental and Sustainable Development Programme (Tokyo) - UNU-ESD with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

31 March 2006

EU-UNU Tokyo Global Forum "Doing More, Better and Faster: A Global Partnership for Eradicating Poverty"

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact: UNU Centre, Martina Timmermann

Press Release

Webcast

Website

Co-organizers: UNU and the Delegation of the European Commission in Japan.

April

1-2 April 2006

4th Workshop on Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages (QAPL 2006)

Location: Vienna, Austria
Contact: UNU-IIST, Dr. Antonio Cerone

Co-organised by UNU-IIST, University of Pisa and Imperial College London.

3-15 April 2006

Advanced Real Time Systems (ARTIST2)/UNU-IIST Spring School on Embedded Systems

Location: Xian, China
Contact: UNU-IIST, Dr. Liu Zhiming

Co-organized by UNU-IIST and Northwestern University

4-8 April 2006

Course on Security and Model-Checking

Location: Iasi, Romania
Contact: UNU-IIST, Dr. Antonio Cerone

Co-organized by UNU-IIST and "A.I. Cuza" University

9-12 April 2006

World Ethics Forum

Location: Oxford, U.K.
Contact: Prof. Charles Sampford, Director, IEGL, The Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law, Griffith University, Phone: (61 7) 3875 6632; Fax: (61 7) 3875 6634; Mobile: +61 408 983 824

The World Ethics Forum brings together the World Bank sponsored Global Integrity Alliance and the biennial conferences of the International Institute for Public Ethics.

Co-sponsored by the World Bank and the United Nations University

11 April 2006

Planning meeting for the project on "Terrorism in Southeast Asia"

Location: New York, USA
Contact: UNU Centre, Edward Newman

 

13 April 2006

Panel Discussion: Access to Knowledge Issues in Medicine & Open Source

Location: New York, USA
Contact: UNU Office in New York, tel: 212-963-6387/212-371-9454

Organized by UNU-MERIT (Maastricht) -

19-20 April 2006

31st Conference of Directors of UNU Research and Training Centres and Programmes (RTC/Ps) (CONDIR31)

Location: Amman, Jordan
Contact: UNU Centre, Max Bond

 

24-26 April 2006

International Workshop on "Amazon Biospehere Reserves: An Integrative, Transboundary Initiative"

Location: Georgetown, Guyana
Contact: Dr. Deryck Bernard, University of Guyana, MAB.Workshop@yahoo.com

Organized jointly by UNESCO-MAB, UNU-ESD, Federal University of Para, Brazil (UFPA/NAEA), University of Guyana, and in collaboration with The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), and local organizations from Amazon Basin.

25 April 2006

Panel Discussion: Environmental Hazards and Vulnerability: An Essay of Assessment

Location: New York, USA
Contact: UNU Office in New York, tel: 212-963-6387/212-371-9454

Organized by the UNU Environment and Human Security Programme (Bonn) - UNU-EHS

25-27 April 2006

International Symposium on "The Architects of the Future: Reforming the UN to Meet the Millennium Development Goals"

Location: United Nations, New York
Contact: UNU Office in New York, tel: 212-963-6387/212-371-9454

Details & registration

Co-sponsored by the UN University, New York Office and ATHGO International

May

3-12 May 2006

Course on The B methods and the Spin Model Checker

Location: HoChiMinh City, Vietnam
Contact: UNU-IIST, Dr. Dang Van Hung

Organized by UNU-IIST

4 May 2006

Panel Discussion: The Interaction between Regional Trade Agreements and Multilateral Regimes

Location: New York, USA
Contact: UNU Office in New York, tel: 212-963-6387/212-371-9454

Details & registration

Organized by the UNU Comparative Regional Integration Studies - (Bruges) UNU-CRIS

8-19 May 2006

Course on Unifying Relational Methods of Program Construction and Analysis

Location: Chongqing, China
Contact: UNU-IIST, Dr. Liu Zhiming

Co-organized by UNU-IIST and Southwest Normal University

10 May 2006

Symposium on "Towards Global Water Related Disaster Reduction - Cooperating through ICHARM (International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management)

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact: ICHARM - Toshikazu Tokioka, e-mail: sympo510@pwri.go.jp: UNU - Srikantha Herath

Programme

Co-organizers: ICHARM/Public Works Research Research Institute and UNU Centre.

22 May 2006

RCE Workshop (Regional Center for Expertise for Educational Sustainable Development)

Location: Amman, Jordan
Contact: UNU-ILI, Kirsten Neumann, Tel: +96265337075; Fax: +96265356099

Organized by United Nations University International Leadership Institute (UNU-ILI)

26 May 2006

Twelfth U Thant Distinguished Lecture on "Islam Hadhari or Civilizational Islam: Promoting Good Governance Within Societies and Goodwill Between Peoples and Cultures Internationally"

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Soisik Habert, Mitzi Borromeo

Media Release (PDF)

Lecture by Dato' Seri Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia. Jointly organized by UNU Centre, UNU-IAS and the Science Council of Japan (SCJ).

29 May 2006

Report Findings: New Standards of Growth for Infants and Young Children

Location: New York, USA
Contact: UNU Office in New York, tel: 212-963-6387/212-371-9454

Organized by the UNU Food & Nutrition Programme (Ithaca, New York) - UNU-FNP

June

1-30 June 2006

Building Capacity in Molecular Biology Techniques and Applications in sub-Saharan Africa

Location: Legon (Accra), Ghana
Contact: Dr. J.J. Baidu-Forson, Senior Research Fellow at UNU-INRA

 

8 June 2006

Africa Day Symposium on "Tools for Development: the Role of Trade, Investment and ODA"

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact: UNU Centre, Soisik Habert

Programme

Webcast

Africa Day Site

Organized by UNU and the African Diplomatic Corps

14-15 June 2006

Coordination Meeting for the GEF/UNEP/UNU Project: Sustainable Land Management in the High Pamir and Pamir-Alai Mountain Areas - An Integrated and Transboundary Initiative between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Location: UN House, Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Libor Jansky, UNU Centre

 

22 June 2006

Book Launches: Iraq: Challenges to World Order

Location: New York, USA
Contact: UNU Office in New York, tel: 212-963-6387/212-371-9454

Organized by the United Nations University Press (Tokyo) - UNU Press

28-29 June 2006

5th International gathering of the "Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP)" Initiative

Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Contact: UNU-ZEF European Focal Point, Ruediger Kuehr

Website

Organized by the United Nations University Press (Tokyo) - UNU Press

July

3-5 July 2006

UNU Council Bureau Meeting

Location: Paris, France
Contact: Max Bond, UNU Centre

 

03 July 2006

Dovetailing Leadership and Good Governance

Location: Amman, Jordan
Contact: UNU-ILI, Dr. Jairam Reddy, Tel: +96265337075; Fax: +96265337075, secretary@la.unu.edu

Organized by United Nations University International Leadership Institute (UNU-ILI)

7 July 2006

Lecture by His Excellency Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Location: UN House, Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Soisik Habert, UNU Centre

Media Release

Webcast

State Building in Afghanistan: Past Progress, Current Opportunities and Future Challenges
Organized by: The Embassy of Afghanistan in Tokyo and UNU Centre

24 July 2006

Open Seminar on African Development & Lecture by Alpha Oumar Konaré

Location: Elisabeth Rose Hall (5F), UN House, Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Soisik Habert, UNU Centre

Webcast

Jointly organized by UNU Centre and the African Diplomatic Corps in Japan, and supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

Event details as follows:

15.00 - 15.10

Opening remarks by:

15.10 - 15.50

Lecture by Alpha Oumar Konaré, Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union and Former President of Mali (1992-2002) on: "Africa Dynamism: Efforts towards Regional Cooperation and Integration"

15.50 - 16.25

Question and Answer Session

16.25 - 16.30

Concluding Remarks by Hans van Ginkel, Rector, UNU

24-25 July 2006

Leadership for Renewable Energies in the Middle East and North Africa: Advancing Renewable Energy for Desalination

Location: Amman, Jordan
Contact: UNU-ILI, Kirsten Neumann, Tel: +96265337075; Fax: +96265356099

Organized by United Nations University International Leadership Institute (UNU-ILI)

24-27 July 2006

UNeGov.net Workshop and School on Electronic Governance

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Contact: UNU-IIST, Dr. Tomasz Janowski

Co-organized by UNU-IIST, National Information Technology Development Agency (Government of Nigeria) and University of Lagos

28 July 2006

UNU International Conference on Man and the Ocean - Sustainable Utilization and Conservation of Marine Resources

Location: UN House, Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Fukuya Iino or Kumiko Tsukamoto, UNU Centre

Co-organized by UNU-IIST, National Information Technology Development Agency (Government of Nigeria) and University of Lagos

August

5-8 August 2006

UNU Global Seminar, Shimane-Yamaguchi Session on "Terrorism - A Global Challenge"

Location: Shimane Prefecture, Japan
Contact: shimane-yamaguchi06@hq.unu.edu

Media Release

Global Seminar Series

 

6-17 August 2006

Summer School on Model Checking Tools

Location: Shanghai, China
Contact: UNU-IIST, Dr. Dang Van Hung

Organized by UNU-IIST

8-18 August 2006

Training Course on Agro-biodiversity, Livelihoods and Rural Development for the Caribbean

Location: Kingston, Jamaica
Contact: Luohui Liang, UNU Centre

Organized by University of the West Indies and UNU

14-18 August 2006

11th IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (ICECCS 2006)

Location: Stanford University, USA
Contact: UNU-IIST, Dr. Liu Zhiming

Co-chaired by UNU-IIST

21 August - 1 September 2006

UNU-ESD Summer School for Bird's -eye View Experts on Environment

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Prof. Itaru Yasui or Tomoko Matsuzaki, UNU Centre

Website

The two weeks seminar, consisting of lectures given by professors and industrial experts from Japan and various countries, is aimed at broadening views of graduate students studying at Japanese universities on pressing global environmental issues.

Organized by UNU-ESD

22 August

Workshop on Managing Groundwater Resources for Human Security in Changing Global Climate and Human Interception

Locations: JICA Tokyo International Center (Hatagaya), Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Libor Jansky or Masahiro Murakami

UNU Update Article

Organizers: JICA, UNU, JST/CREST, RIHN

23-24 August 2006

UNU/UNESCO International Conference on "Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities for Science And Technology"

Location: Yokohama, Japan
Contact: Soisik Habert, UNU Centre

Website

Co-organized by: UNU, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

25 August 2006

13th U Thant Lecture:
Mohammad Khatami, Former President of Iran

Location: UN House, Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Soisik Habert, UNU Centre

U Thant Lecture Page

Registration

Mohammad Khatami will lecture on "Dialogue among Civilizations, a Necessity for Living in Peace and Non-Violence, Bridging the Development Gap among Nations, and Building a Global Citizenship."

Jointly organized by UNU Centre, UNU-IAS and the Science Council of Japan (SCJ).

25 August 2006

International Year of Deserts and Desertification (IYDD) Tokyo Event: International Symposium "Living with Deserts II: Linkages between Dryland Science and On-the-ground Practice"

Location: UN House, Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Luohui Liang or Hiroko Kuno, UNU Centre

Details & Registration

Jointly organized by the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), United Nations University (UNU), Tottori University Arid Land Research Center (TU-ALRC), University of Tokyo The Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), Ministry of Environment, Japan (MOE), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), Japan Green Resources Agency (J-Green)

25 August 2006

Zero Emission Forum in Aomori — "How to Promote Local Environmental Business"

Location: Aomori City, Japan
Contact: UNU-ZEF, Dr. Kenishi Sakamoto or Hiroshi Sasaki

Co-organizer: Aomori Prefectural Government

25 August 2006

UNU Global Seminar, Hokkaido Session on "Economic Development in Northeast Asia and its contribution to the World: Economic Integration and Globalization"

Location: Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
Contact: gshokkaido@hq.unu.edu

Website

 

27-31 August 2006

Workshop on Leadership for Sound Waste Management

Location: Jordan
Contact: UNU-ILI, Dr. Yvonne Asamani, Tel: 962 6 533 7075; Fax: 962 6 5356099

Details

Organized by United Nations University International Leadership Institute (UNU-ILI)

28 August 2006

A MOFA Japan-UNU Seminar
People Building Peace: Human Resource Development in Asia for Peacebuilding

Co-organizer: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

29 August 2006

A MOFA Japan-UNU Seminar
People Building Peace: Human Resource Development in Asia for Peacebuilding

Location: UN House, Tokyo
Contact: Edward Newman

With peace operations ongoing on a significant scale in many parts of the world, and threats of new or renewed conflict continuing to arise, the peacebuilding agenda is drawing increasing global attention. In this conference, participants will offer insights and concrete suggestions for peacebuilding-related human resource development in Asia, and discuss the potential for collaboration among countries and institutions within Asia as well as those outside the region.

Co-organizer: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

In the press:


September

4-8 September 2006

UNU Global Seminar, Shonan Session on "Sustainable Peacebuilding and Development: A New Global Agenda"

Location: Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Contact: shonan2005@hq.unu.edu

Media Release (PDF)

Website

 

5-8 September 2006

UNU Global Seminar, Kobe/Awaji Session

Location: Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Contact: TBA

Website

 

11 September 2006

Zero Emission Forum in Tokushima on "Promotion of 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) towards Sustainable Tokyshima"

Location: Tokushima City, Japan
Contact: UNU-ZEF, Dr. Kenishi Sakamoto or Hiroshi Sasaki

Co-organizer: Tokushima Prefectural Government

14 September 2006

Official ICHARM Opening Ceremony and Commemorative Symposium

Location: UN House, Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Srikantha Herath

 

15-16 September 2006

2nd Regional PDF-A Implementation Workshop, GEF/UNEP Project Development Facility Block-A (PDF-A) Community-Based Rehabilitation of Degraded Land in Balkan Countries

Location: Energy Institute, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Contact: Libor Jansky or Nevelina Pachova

UNU Update Article

 

18-19 September 2006

Planning meeting of the UNU project "Special Rapporteurs"

Location: Lund, Sweden
Contact: Martina Timmermann, UNU Centre

Co-organizers: Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) and UNU

18-20 September 2006

Workshop for the project "Protracted Refugees Situations" (closed)

Location: Oxford, UK
Contact: Edward Newman, UNU Centre

Co-organizers: St. Antony's College (Oxford University), the Alchemy Foundation, and UNU

18-22 September 2006

4th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods (SEFM 2006) School

Location: Pune, India
Contact: UNU-IIST, Dr. Dang Van Hung

Organized by UNU-IIST

20-22 September 2006

3rd International Workshop on Formal Aspects of Component Models (FACS'06)

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Contact: UNU-IIST, Dr. Vladimir Mencl

Co-organized by UNU-IIST, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic and Centrum voor Wiskunde Informatica (CWI), The Netherlands

21-22 September 2006

GARNET Workshop: "Theoretical Issues on the EU, UN, Global Governance and Political Multilateralism"

Contact: Isabella Torta, UNU-CRIS

The objective of the workshop is to launch a reflection on the role of the EU in multilateral relations, defining the state of the art, setting the programme of the JERP and plan a collective book on "EU and Global Governance: Towards a Common Language".

23-25 September 2006

Synthesis Workshop on Shifting Agriculture, Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods in the Marginal Mountain Environments

Location: Guwahati, India
Contact: Luohui Liang, UNU Centre

Organized by Jawaharlal Nehru University and UNU

26-28 September 2006

International Workshop on Capacity Building in Asia "Earth Observations in the Service of Water Management"

Location: Rama Gardens Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Contact: S. Herath, UNU Centre

Website

Co-hosted by: IGWCO, GEO, JAXA, UT, AIT, UNU, UN-ESCAP, WMO, WCRP and ICHARM

29-30 September 2006

WIDER Conference: "Advancing Health Equity"

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Contact: UNU-WIDER, health06@wider.unu.edu

Call for papers

 

29-30 September 2006

Training course on "Land degradation and human security in the High Pamir and Pamir-Alai Area"

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Contact: Nevelina Pachova, UNU Centre

Organizers: United Nations University, University of East Anglia, Tajik National Park, National Center for Mountain Regions Development in Kyrgyzstan

October

5-7 October 2006

Regional Workshop on Sustainable Land Management in Mountainous Regions

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Contact: Luohui Liang, UNU Centre

Organized by UNU and Chiang Mai University UNU Centre.

7 October 2006

"Who Owns Language?"
Linguapax Asia 2006, 3rd International Symposium

Location: University of Tokyo (Komaba Campus), Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Linguapax: info@linguapax-asia.org

Linguapax Asia

Linguapax Asia works in partnership with the Linguapax Institute, a non-governmental organization affiliated with UNESCO and located in Barcelona, Spain. The First International Symposium was held at UNU in 2004.

12 October 2006

Zero Emission Forum in Shizuoka "Towards Sustainable resources Recycling Society"

Location: Shizuoka City, Japan
Contact: UNU-ZEF, Dr. Kenishi Sakamoto or Hiroshi Sasaki

Co-organizer: Shizuoka Prefectural Government

12 October 2006

Invitation to a Study Day of the Belgian Association of Latin-Americanists (LABEL)

Location: Université de Liège
Contact: Dr. Philippe De Lombaerd, UNU-CRIS

Programme

Co-organizer: UNU-CRIS

16-17 October 2006

UNU Working Seminar on Accountability

Location: UNU, Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Soisik Habert, UNU

Programme (32 KB PDF)

The one-and-a-half-day Working Seminar aims to strengthen understanding of both the managerial and democratic aspects of Accountability.

Organized by United Nations University and sponsored by International Christian University, COE and ICRA Joint Project. With the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, as a part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Japanese entry to the UN.

This is a working seminar closed to the general public. However, interested parties may request an invitation by writing to the contact person.

16 October 2006

"How to Keep Governments Accountable: the Role of Parliaments"

Location: UNU, Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Soisik Habert, UNU

Programme (20 KB PDF)

Webcast

Dr. Mongella's presentation (84 KB PowerPoint)

Dr. Mongella's presentation (148 KB PDF)

With Mme Getrude Mongella, President of the African Union Parliament. Mme Mongella's talk will focus on the role of Parliaments, and how best they can contribute to keeping governments accountable.

Co-organized by United Nations University and the African Diplomatic Corps, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

19 October 2006

Public Forum: "Winning Against Disasters: Roles of Education, Development and Community Action for Sustainable Development"

Location: UN House, Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Srikantha Herath or Hiroko Nakazawa, UNU Centre

Details & registration

Webcast

Organizers: United Nations University (UNU), Cabinet Office of Japan, United Nations Inter-Agency Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Bank, and Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC)

19-29 October 2006

UNU-ZEF International Symposium (details to be confirmed)

Location: Shizuoka City, Japan
Contact: UNU-ZEF, Dr. Kenishi Sakamoto or Hiroshi Sasaki

 

20-21 October 2006

Second GARNET Workshop on Regional Integration Processes

Location: PADRIGU-Göteborg University
Contact: Dr. Philippe De Lombaerd, UNU-CRIS

Invitation & Agenda

Second GARNET Workshop on Regional Integration Processes - Database and Indicators, co-organised by UNU-CRIS, will be held at PADRIGU-Göteborg University.

25 October 2006

UN Day 2006, Public Forum — Japan at 50 in the UN

Location: UN House, Tokyo, Japan (with other special events to take place throughout Japan)
Contact: Chiaki Matsuzawa UNU

Website

Webcast

Media Release: UN Day 2006, Events in Japan — "Japan at 50 in the UN" (56 KB PDF)

UN Day is an international observance to mark the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations on 24 October 1945. The 2006 UN Day Public Forum will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Japan's Membership in the UN.

Co-organized by: FAO, IAEA, ILO, IMF, UNCRD, UNDP, UNEP, UNFPA, UN-HABITAT, UNHCR, UNIC, UNICEF, UNIDO, UNOPS, OCHA, UNU, UNV, WFP, WHO, WIPO, World Bank.

28 October - 1 November 2006

Non-Violent Approaches to Conflict Resolution, Peace Building and Reconciliation

Location: Amman, Jordan
Contact: UNU-ILI, Dr. Jairam Reddy, Tel: +96265337075; Fax: +96265337075, secretary@la.unu.edu

Organized by the United Nations University International Leadership Institute

29-31 October 2006

Asia Working Conference on Verified Software (AWCVS 2006)

Location: Macau, China
Contact: UNU-IIST, Dr. Liu Zhiming

Co-chaired by UNU-IIST

30 October - 3 November 2006

8th International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods (ICFEM 2006)

Location: Macau, China
Contact: UNU-IIST, Dr. Liu Zhiming

Co-organized by UNU-IIST and University of Macau

31 October 2006

1st International Workshop on Formal Methods for Interactive Systems (FMIS 2006)

Location: Macau, China
Contact: UNU-IIST, Dr. Antonio Cerone

Co-organised by UNU-IIST and Queen Mary University London

November

3 November 2006

UNU Council Bureau Meeting

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Max Bond, UNU Centre

 

6-10 November 2006

Fifty-third Session of the UNU Council

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Max Bond, UNU Centre

 

7 November 2006

UNU International Symposium on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

Location: Manila, Philippines
Contact: Fukuya Iino or Kumiko Tsukamoto, UNU Centre

Co-organized by: University of the Philippines and UNU

7 November 2006

6th International gathering of the "Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP)" Initiative

Location: Vienna, Austria
Contact: UNU-ZEF European Focal Point, Ruediger Kuehr

Website

 

8 November 2006

Reconciliation and Reconstruction in Rwanda
Lecture by H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda

Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Location: UN House, Tokyo
Contact: Soisik Habert, UNU

Programme (20 KB PDF)

Read the full text of the president's speech (72 KB PDF)

Webcast (EN & JP)

Media Release (52 KB PDF)

H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, will present his views on the process of reconciliation and reconstruction in Rwanda after the genocide in 1994.

Co-organized by United Nations University and the African Diplomatic Corps, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

11 November 2006

32nd Conference of Directors of UNU Research and Training Centres and Programmes (RTC/Ps) (CONDIR32)

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Max Bond, UNU Centre

 

13-18 November 2006

School on Refinement

Location: Tunis, Tunisia
Contact: UNU-IIST, Dr. Antonio Cerone

Co-organized by UNU-IIST, Tunis School of Engineers, University of Tunis El Manar and University of York

17 November 2006

International Symposium on Transboundary Waters Hotspot: Politics and the Role of Science in Euphrates-Tigris River Basin Management

Location: UN House, Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Mikiyasu Nakayama or Libor Jansky

The Symposium aims at dissemination of latest findings about management of the shared water resources by researches participating in the initiative and by other institutes also working on the same issue. The Symposium will also serve a forum for experts, from various parts of the world with very wide spectrum of expertise, to discuss the management issue of the Euphrates-Tigris River Basin, so that they may identify "next steps" to be taken.

Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan Water Forum, United Nations University, University of Tokyo

20 November 2006

Zero Emission Forum in Kitakyushu

Location: Kitakyushu City, Japan
Contact: UNU-ZEF, Dr. Kenishi Sakamoto or Mr. Hiroshi Sasaki

Co-organizer: Kitakyushu City Office

20-21 November 2006

Project Appraisal Meeting on Sustainable Land Management in the High Pamir and Pamir-Alai Mountains in Central Asia (PALM)

Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Contact: Libor Jansky or Nevelina Pachova

Website

The main purpose of the meeting is to finalize the project document, activities work plan and other arrangements with project partners for the four-year period of Phase I of the PALM project.

Organizers: UNU, UNEP/GEF, National Center for Mountain Regions Development, Kyrgyz Republic; State Directorate of Protected Areas-Tajik National Park; Centre for Development and Environment, Institute of Geography, University of Berne, Switzerland

20-24 November 2006

ICTAC 2006 Conference

Location: Tunis, Tunisia
Contact: UNU-IIST, Dr. Antonio Cerone

Co-chaired by UNU-IIST

20-24 November 2006

UNeGov.net Workshop and School on Electronic Governance

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Contact: UNU-IIST, Dr. Tomasz Janowski

Co-organized by UNU-IIST and Asian Institute of Technology

20-24 November 2006

Youth Leadership, the Politicization of Religion, and the Future of Democracy in the Middle East

Location: Amman, Jordan
Contact: UNU-ILI, Dr. Ibtesam Al-Atiyat, Tel +96265337075; Fax: +96265356099

Organized by the United Nations University International Leadership Institute

23-26 November 2006

UNU Global Seminar, Kanazawa Session

Location: Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
Contact: TBD

Website

Global Environment and Human Society: The Role of the UN, Government, and Civil Society

 

27 November - 1 December 2006

15th International Conference on Distance Education

Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Contact: Luis Patron

Website

Organized by the University of Guadalajara.

UNU will participate as an invited institution, will present a keynote and organize a workshop on Creating and Sharing Educational Resources Online in collaboration with Creative Commons (Mexico), Monterrey Tec, REDMESO and the UDG Virtual

 

November 2006 TBD

Colloquium and a school on Refinement (ICTAC'06)

Location: Tunisia
Contact: UNU-IIST, Dr. Liu Zhiming

 

December

3-5 December 2006

Second workshop of the UNU Project "Improving Women's Health in India"

Location: UN Campus, Bonn, Germany
Contact: Martina Timmermann, UNU Centre

Co-organizers: UNU, GTZ, and Karl-Storz

4 December 2006

International conference on Water in the Humid Tropics

Location: Kandy, Sri Lanka
Contact: Srikantha Herath, UNU Centre

Website

A pre-conference to Humid Tropical Ecosystems.

Organized by United Nations University and the International Water Management Institute. In collaboration with MAB committee Sri Lanka; National Science Foundation; The International MAB Secretariat; Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences–UNESCO; International Hydrological Environmental Society; Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University.

10-14 December 2006

Leadership for Integrated Water Resource Management in Arid and Semi-arid Countries

Location: Amman, Jordan
Contact: UNU-ILI, Kirsten Neumann, Tel: +96265337075; Fax: +96265356099

Organized by United Nations University International Leadership Institute (UNU-ILI)

11-14 December 2006

GARNET Ph.D. School: 3rd Seminar on EU Political Multilateralism and Interactions with the UN.

Location: Bruges, Belgium
Contact: Isabella Torta

Provisional Programme

Deadline for receipt of applications: 15 October 2006.

17-19 December 2006

Gender Budgeting Learning from Regional and International Experiences

Location: Amman, Jordan
Contact: UNU-ILI, Dr. Ibtesam Al-Atiyat, Tel +96265337075; Fax: +96265356099

Organized by the United Nations University International Leadership Institute

December 2006 TBD

UNU Global Seminar, Okinawa Session

Location: Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Contact: TBD

Website

Globalization has both a "light" and a "dark" side. To seek a better social order, we need to grasp its merits and demerits on the basis of social reality. This seminar aims to provide participants with a better understanding of globalization through an investigation into the international labour movement. It will feature talks by various lecturers — from the academic world, an international organization, a global company, and the immigrants community — as well as discussions in small groups so as to consider and discuss issues of international labour movements.

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