The United Nations becomes particularly busy during the fall, most prominently with the session of the General Assembly in late September attended by most world leaders.

There are also many quiet anniversaries during this fall season, including the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on Nov. 20 this month.

One recent anniversary that passed, quietly, was the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty last month. That event marked the 27th anniversary of the General Assembly's declaration, as per resolution 47/196 of Dec. 22, 1992, of Oct. 17 as the International Day.