Event Calendar

Worldwide overview of high-level events, stakeholder opportunities and UN Observances covering Human Rights, Global health, and Sustainable development, including alcohol and other drug policy issues.

The event calendar provides a unique overview of the events that take place around the world, especially at the United Nations in New York, Geneva, Vienna and Nairobi – with regard to policy processes concerning alcohol and other drugs.

The event calendar also provides insights into conference that deal with the latest science, workshops and seminars for capacity-building, online events and stakeholder engagements opportunities.

Current Events


Mar 1, 2017

The Future Of Global Health 2017 Hosted by Global Health Council and the Global Health Fellows Program II, The Future of Global Health 2017 is an event for global health unlike any other. It is a unique opportunity to step outside the usual panel discussion format and engage in meaningful conversation with peers and potential mentors... Visit Event »

48th Session Of The UN Statistical Commission

Mar 7 - 10, 2017

The United Nations Statistical Commission, established in 1947, is the highest body of the global statistical system. It brings together the Chief Statisticians from member states from around the world. It is the highest decision-making body for international statistical activities especially the setting of statistical standards, the development of concepts and methods and their implementation at the national and international level... Visit Event »

World TB Day 2017

Mar 24, 2017

World Tuberculosis Day 2017 World TB Day, falling on March 24th each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries... Visit Event »

WCPH 2017

Apr 4 - 7, 2017

World Congress On Public Health 2017 The Congress serves as an international forum for the exchange of knowledge and experiences on key public health issues, contributing towards protecting and promoting public health at a national and global level... Visit Event »

OECD Forum 2017

Jun 6 - 7, 2017

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD Forum 2017 To trigger intense discussion and exchange, the OECD Forum will organize different types of interactive sessions, alongside the main speaker program... Visit Event »

CATS Forum 2017

Jul 29 - Aug 4, 2017

CATS (Children As Actors For Transforming Society) Forum 2017 – Reaching for an inclusive world Purpose The guiding principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child are that every child has the right to participation and that it should be inclusive for even the most marginalized. CATS 2017 will explore how children... Visit Event »

Addiction Congress 2017

Aug 29 - 31, 2017

Addiction Congress 2017 is a three-day event. It provides a perfect platform for leading scientists, researchers, decision-makers and other players to gain the latest information on topics of current research like Addiction Genetics, Drug addiction and Neurotoxicology, Dual Diagnosis and Drug-induced brain disorders. This conference may suggest the future directions to deal with addiction related disorders of CNS, brain, and their diagnosis, treatment and therapy, rehabiliation and recovery to the recent case studies... Visit Event »

International Overdose Awareness Day

Aug 31, 2017

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. International Overdose Awareness Day aims to raise awareness that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable... Visit Event »


Oct 4 - 6, 2017

Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2017: Mobilizing for Change - Alcohol policy and the evidence for action The international Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC) is the leading forum for the world’s alcohol policy makers and researchers. GAPC 2017 will be co-hosted by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA), National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) and Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA). Visit Event »

World AIDS Day 2017

Dec 1, 2017

World AIDS Day is celebrated around the world on December 1st each year. It has become one of the most recognized international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories, such as increased access to treatment and prevention services... Visit Event »

Passed Events

World Cancer Day 2017

Feb 4, 2017

Taking place under the tagline ‘We can. I can.’, World Cancer Day 2016-2018 will explore how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer…


Feb 1 - 10, 2017

The fifty-fifth session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD55) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 1 to 10 February 2017.
The priority theme for the 2017-2018 review and policy cycle: “Strategies for the eradication of poverty to achieve sustainable development for all”