NGO Participatory Events at the Headquarters of United Nations, in NYC and World Wide
Commission on Population and Development | 9 -13 April 2018 | DETAILS | UNHQ, NYC
The Commission on Population and Development plays the primary role in monitoring, reviewing and assessing the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development at the national, regional and global levels, identifying reasons for success and failure, and advising the Council thereon. Special theme of the session is “Sustainable cities, human mobility and intentional migration” REGISTRATION DEADLINE 16 March 2018
High Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustainable Peace | 24 – 25 April 2018 | DETAILS | UNHQ, NYC
The President of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák identified peacebuilding and sustaining peace as a key priority. Therefore he will convene a High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace on 24 and 25 April 2018 to assess efforts undertaken and opportunities to strengthen the United Nations’ work on peacebuilding and sustaining peace.
The High-level meeting is scheduled to take place on 24 and 25 April 2018. It will open on Tuesday, 24 April, with an opening segment and contributions from high-level speakers with experience on peacebuilding and sustaining peace. It will then be followed by high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly, where Member States will be able to deliver their statements.
During the two-day event, four interactive dialogues will be held in parallel to the high-level plenary meeting, which will focus on objectives mentioned above and take into account the report of the Secretary-General as per resolutions 70/262 and 2282 (2016) on the Review of the United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture.
On the first day, two interactive dialogues will be held in the afternoon. On the second day, the plenary debate will continue and another two interactive dialogues will take place in the morning. REGISTRATION DEADLINE 31 March 2018
Newport Ocean Summit | 18 May 2018 | DETAILS | Newport Rhode Islands
The Ocean Summits held so far have already seen the release of ground breaking data on the amount of micro-plastics in European waters and produced a series of announcements to address the impacts of plastics on ocean health. At the Ocean Summit in Alicante, the Spanish Government announced that it was joining the UN Clean Seas Campaign. The Mayor of Alicante also announced an education campaign on plastic in all schools in the city.
At the Cape Town Ocean Summit, the V&A Waterfront shopping centre, which welcomes 24 million visitors each year, pledged to eliminate single-use plastic bags and bottles. Individuals, business and governments are urged to committing to reduce their plastic footprint and to help tackle ocean plastic pollution by taking the #cleanseas pledge.
At the Hong Kong Ocean Summit, Daisy Lo, assistant director of environmental protection, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, pledged to explore ways to reduce plastic at source, revealed plans for a $HK20 million fund for upgrading plastic recycling facilities and talked of Government efforts to clean up the marine environment. Race Team AkzoNobel was announced as the second team to use the on-board data gathering equipment to measure water quality and composition, as well as micro-plastics in some of the world’s remotest oceans.
Global Climate Action Summit | 12 – 14 September 2018 | DETAILS | San Francisco, California
Bringing together state and local leaders, businesses, scientist, students, non-profit – anyone who recognizes that climate change is an existential threat to humanity. This summit represents the commitment to rolling back the forces of carbonization.
High Level Meeting: The Fight to End Tuberculosis | 26 September 2018 | DETAILS | UNHQ, NYC
Themed “United to end tuberculosis: an urgent global response to a global epidemic”, this high-level meeting will consist of an opening segment and a plenary segment and two consecutive multi-stakeholder panels.The opening segment, to be held from 10.30 to 11.30 a.m., will feature statements by the President of the General Assembly at its seventy-third session, the Secretary-General, the Director General of the World Health Organization, the Chair of the Stop TB Partnership and the Chair of the first World Health Organization Global Ministerial Conference on Ending Tuberculosis in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response, as well as an eminent high-level champion of the fight against tuberculosis and a person affected by tuberculosis. REGISTRATION DEADLINE 26 April 2018
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