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

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


Mar 13 - 24, 2017

The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from March 13 to 24, 2017…

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…

IWD 2017

Mar 8, 2017

International Women’s Day 2017
IWD 2017 campaign theme: #BeBoldForChange…


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…

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…