EVENTS

 

Tuesday, 20 March

Tuesday Chat Series: “Achieving Social and Global Responsibility by Cultivating Peace Within”
Time: 2:30 – 4:00 P.M.
Venue: DPI NGO Resource Center
801 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017

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Thursday, 29 March

DPI NGO Briefing organized in observance of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (25 March)
Remember Slavery: Triumphs and Struggles for Freedom and Equality

Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Conference Room 2, United Nations Headquarters, New York 

Flyer

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Sixty-Second Session of the Commission on the Status of Women Side Event: High Level Event on Role and Contribution of Rural Women in Food Sovereignty in Sierra Leone

The discussion will focus on the role of rural women in enhancing food sovereignty Sierra Leone.

Organizer: Permanent Mission of Sierra Leone to the United Nations

Date: Thursday, 15 March, 2018
Time: 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: Conference Room A, United Nations Headquarters, New York, First Avenue and 46th Street
Contact: slmission@yahoo.com

Participants not holding a UN Grounds Pass will be able to collect their special event passes for entry into the United Nations Headquarters on the morning of 15 March. Details to follow on time and collection point.

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12 – 23 March 2018

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018.

Venue: United Nations Headquarters, New York
Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are welcome to attend the session. More information
Priority theme:

Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls;
Review theme:
Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women (agreed conclusions of the forty-seventh session)

CSW62 official documents
List of CSW62 Side Events

 

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

High-level side event “Accelerating Efforts to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation & Child Early and Forced Marriage by 2030″. Co-hosted by the Governments of Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Italy, Uganda and Zambia, in partnership, UNICEF, UNFPA and UN Women during the upcoming 62nd   session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

Time: 8:15 – 9:30 a.m. (Seating starts at 8 a.m.)
Venue: ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York

Please register here. For Save-the-date flyer, please click here.

 

Voices of CSW: Civil Society Meets the PressWednesday, 14 March 2018

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Venue: 18th Floor, UN Women, New York

Marking its fifth year, the signature media event takes place every year at UN Women Headquarters during CSW to give civil society activists from across the globe a platform to speak about the issues and causes they work on with the prominent media outlets. Please refer to the media advisory for bios of activists who may be attending.

 

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

UNESCO Seminar and workshop: Cracking the code: Empowering rural girls and women through digital skills 

Time: 10 – 11:15 a.m. 
Venue: Conference Room I, United Nations Headquarters, (UN Plaza) New York, United States

This panel discussion, organized as a side event to the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), will explore what governments, civil society organizations, and the private sector are doing to ‘crack the code’ and empower rural girls and women to be ICT users, creators and innovators through gender-responsive science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and skills training.

The event, co-organized by UNESCO and the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) will draw on the findings of the groundbreaking UNESCO Cracking the Code report and UNESCO International Symposium and Policy Forum on this topic, the outcomes of the G20 initiative #eSkills4Girls and good practice in different settings. UNESCO and BMZ, as the co-lead of the EQUALS Skills Coalition, will also mobilize the EQUALS partnership’s efforts to ensure girls and women’s essential and equal role in digital knowledge societies, and use the outcomes of the discussions to inform future EQUALS principles on gender-responsive digital skills training.
More information
Concept note and Programme

Please register here. For webcast link, please register. For inquiries, contact stem4girls@unesco.org

 

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Special Event “A Decade of Recognition for the Contributions, Achievements, and Challenges of People of African Descent Worldwide”

Time: 1:15 – 2:30 p.m. 
Venue: ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, (UN Plaza) New York, United States

RSVP by 15 March http://bit.ly/2CS3AUo
On the occasion of the International Decade for People of African Descent, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the International Organization of La Francophonie, with the support of the Permanent Missions of Brazil and South Africa and the NGO Committee for the Elimination of Racism, Afrophobia and Colorism, and with the co-sponsorship of the UN Department of Public Information, invite you to a special event on: A Decade of Recognition for the Contributions, Achievements, and Challenges of People of African Descent Worldwide
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17 – 18 May 2018 – Save the Date

United Nations Forum on the Question of Palestine

Venue: Trusteeship Council Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, (UN Plaza) New York, United States

To mark the upcoming anniversary of the 1948 War and the Nakba, the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People will convene on 17 and 18 May the two-day United Nations Forum on the Question of Palestine “70 Years after 1948 – Lessons to Achieve a Sustainable Peace” at the UN Headquarters in New York.
The Forum is being organized in accordance with UN General Assembly resolutions 72/11 and 72/13 of 30 November 2017. It will bring together Palestinian, Israeli and international experts, representatives of the diplomatic community and civil society for a constructive debate in support of collective efforts to launch credible negotiations, leading to a just resolution of all final status issues as part of a comprehensive settlement of the question of Palestine. The provisional programme will be released closer to the date.
The event is open to the public and registration on a first-come, first-served basis. To register for the Forum and for more information, please click here.

 

UNA-NY lecture with artist Cornelia Thomsen in honor of International Women’s Day 2018 “28/28. The Lasting Effects of the Berlin Wall on Women in Germany”Monday, 12 March, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m. – Registration; 6:30 p.m. – Program and Q+A; 7:30 p.m. – Reception
Venue: Dolby 88 Events Room, 1350 Avenue of the Americas (at West 55th Street), New York, NY 10019

Tickets & Registration

More information

 

Wednesday, 14 March and Thursday 15 March 2018

Film festival on Biodiversity and Ethnic Voices

Time: multiple (Please see flyer
Venue: Conference Room I, United Nations Headquarters, New York, United States

The event is organized by the Embassy of Colombia in cooperation with UN Environment
Flyer
Information about the documentaries:
El Peñon
Scientists explore the caves of El Peñon and the geological richness of its exterior, unravelling a unique diversity that is mixed with the stories of violence told by its inhabitants.
Watch the trailer
Andaki, camino de vida
A group of scientists and several members of the community reflect on life and death while exploring the great biodiversity of a place marked by history.
Watch the trailer
La tierra del agua
A scientific exploration goes beyond Providencia and into Cayo Serrana at the Sea Flower reserve, one of the areas with the richest biodiversity in the Colombian Caribbean.
Watch the trailer
Vichada
A reflective journey between the savannas and forests of Tomo River, through the Amazon and Orinoquía; following an ambitious biodiversity expedition decades after its interruption due to armed conflict.
Watch the trailer
Chiribiquete
The story of a scientist who returns to the Chiribiquete Mountain Range, a place he accidentally discovered 30 years ago, which houses the most ancient rock formations on the planet and a great archaeological treasure.
Watch the trailer

 

Thursday, 15 March 2018

CSW62 Parallel event “The Role of the Media in Advancing Gender Equality”

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Venue: Level 10 of UN Church Center, 777 UN Plaza, New York
This event is hosted by the Baha’i International Community.
Flyer and list of speakers

 

Thursday, 15 March 2018

High-Level Side Event on “The Role and Contribution of Rural Women in Food Sovereignty and achieving SDGs by 2030”

Time: 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room A, United Nations Headquarters, New York

The event is organized on the margins of the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) by The Permanent Mission of Sierra Leone to the United Nations in collaboration with UN.

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Saturday, 17 March 2018
International Leader Training on Grief, Reproductive Loss, Conflict Trauma.

Venue: Hotel Salisbury 123 W. 57th St., New York, NY

The event is organized by Concepts of Truth. For registration and more information, please see flyer
Flyer

 

Monday, 19 March 2018

CSW62 Side Event “Empowering Rural Women: Gender Pathways to Holistic Health”

Time: 10:30 a.m.
Venue: Salvation Army, 221 E 52 St. (lower level), New York

The event is organized by Concepts of Truth. For more information, please consult lisa@conceptsoftruth.org
Flyer

 

Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Celebration of The International Day of Happiness

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room 8 (First Avenue and 45-46 Streets), United Nations Headquarters, New York
H.E. Hamid Al-Bayati Ambassador of Iraq to the United Nations Emeritus invites you to join us in celebrating “The International Day of Happiness”
Flyer

 

International Days and Observances

 

20 March

International Day of Happiness  (A/RES/66/281)

20 March

French Language Day

21 March
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (A/RES/2142 (XXI))

21 March

World Poetry Day (UNESCO 30 C/Resolution 29)

21 March
International Day of Nowruz  (A/RES/64/253)

21 March

World Down Syndrome Day (A/RES/66/149)

21 March
International Day of Forests  (A/RES/67/200)

22 March

World Water Day (A/RES/47/193)

23 March
World Meteorological Day [WMO] (WMO/EC-XII/Res.6)

24 March

World Tuberculosis Day [WHO]

24 March
International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims (A/RES/65/196)

25 March
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (A/RES/62/122)

25 March
International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members

 

 

CAMPAIGNS

 

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#CleanSeas Break-Up: “It’s not me, it’s you.”

This short UN Environment #CleanSeas video take a lighter look at the issue of marine litter and asks everyone around the world to break-up with single-use plastics and make their pledge at cleanseas.org.

 

#StandUp4HumanRights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Add Your Voice

Join us in celebrating Human Rights Day and record yourself reading an article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in your language: www.un.org/udhr-video/

#StandUp4HumanRights

 

#JoinTogether Campaign

Learn about the latest UN global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life.

Together Website

 

More Campaigns:

 

WildforLife Campaign

Official UN Social Media Accounts

UNICEF Campaign #RefugeesWelcome

#NotATarget

#MyRightToHealth

#BeatPollution

#OzoneHeros

#NotTooYoungToRun

#AChildIsAChild

 

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