CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

 

Call for applications for the 2018 Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship

Applications for 2018 Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship now open

Are you a journalist between the ages of 22 and 35? Come cover the United Nations!

Application deadline is 7 May 2018.

Find out more at https://outreach.un.org/raf/

 

Call for Applications: 2018 Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent

The Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent provides the participants with an intensive learning opportunity to deepen their understanding of the United Nations human rights system, instruments and mechanisms, with a focus on issues of particular relevance to people of African descent.
The Fellowship Programme will allow the participants to better contribute to the protection and promotion of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of people of African descent in their respective countries.
In the framework of the Programme of Activities for the Implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent, this year the Fellowship will be held from 19 November to 7 December 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Deadline for Applications: 1 June 2018
Learn more

 

 

EVENTS

 

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Event entitled “Empowering Women in the Peace Process”

Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | 3 – 6 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room E, United Nations Headquarters, New York

The event is co-organized by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the Permanent Mission of Sweden and the Columbia Law School. Contact: UNITAR (nyo@unitar.org ; 212-963-9196); to register, please click here

 

UN DESA Webinar on Applying for Consultative Status with ECOSOCWednesday, 2 May 2018

Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (New York Time)
Venue: online

Register here
UN DESA NGO Branch is pleased to invite NGOs interested in applying for ECOSOC Consultative Status for an information session on the application process. The webinar will be conducted in English.
More information
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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Informal Mission Briefing in advance of the Third United Nations High-Level Meeting on Non-communicable Diseases (A/RES/72/274

Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Venue: Conference Room 5, United Nations Headquarters, New York
The event is co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Brazil, Denmark, Jamaica and the Russia Federation, and WHO in collaboration with the NCD Alliance. Contact: Ms. Tyesha Turner (tyesha_t@hotmail.com, jamaica@un.int; 212-935-7509)

 

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

UN-Habitat side event at ECOSOC Integration Segment on Innovative communities “Resilient Cities: Strengthening the Humanitarian-Development Nexus”

Time: 12:15 – 2:10 p.m. 
Venue: Conference Room 8, United Nations Headquarters, New York
Registration
Within the framework of the ECOSOC Integration Segment on Innovative communities: leveraging technology and innovation to build sustainable and resilient societies. The side event aims at discussing how to strengthen platforms for enabling the Humanitarian-Development nexus when building resilience in cities and exploring ways of collaboration to build resilience while advancing both the humanitarian and the development agenda.
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Meet the Authors of Sustainable Development Goals: Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong InstitutionsWednesday, 2 May 2018

Time: 1- 2 p.m. 
Venue: United Nations Bookshop, GA Building, Visitors’ Concourse, United Nations
Headquarters, New York
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The book investigates Goal 16, its objectives and targets, and identifies its specifics as a solution to achieve other SDGs. Learn from the authors how access to justice and the rule of law, ending human rights abuses, such as violence, terrorism, discrimination or organized crime, are necessary to achieve Goal 16 and promote peace and sustainable development. Published by Thomson Reuters.

 

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Educating Younger Generations on Global Citizenship through Intercultural Literacy

Time: 3- 5:30 p.m. 
Venue: Conference Room 9, United Nations Headquarters, New York

The event is organized by the UNAOC.
More information

 

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Panel discussion entitled “From News Literacy to ‘Newsgames’: Conversations Celebrating World Press Freedom Day” (on the occasion of 2018 World Press Freedom Day)

Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room 6, United Nations Headquarters, New York

The event is organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC))
Contact: Ms. Nuha Hamarsha (nuhah@unops.org; 929-274-6217)

 

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Event entitled “Sharing the Journey of Migrants and Refugees: An Interfaith Perspective on the Global Compacts” (A/RES/71/1)

Time: 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room 4, United Nations Headquarters, New York
The event is co-organized by the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See and Caritas Internationalis.Contact: Fr. Roger Landry (office@holyseemission.org; 212-370-7885); to register, please click here.

 

 

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Meet the Authors Event with John Trent and Laura Schnurr, “A United Nations Renaissance: What the UN is and what it could be”

Time: 1- 2 p.m. 
Venue: United Nations Bookshop, GA Building, Visitors’ Concourse, United Nations Headquarters, New York
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The United Nations Bookshop is hosting a book launch event with authors John Trent and Laura Schnurr on 10 May at 1:00 pm. Their new book A United Nations Renaissance: What the UN Is, and What It Could Be (Barbara Budrich Publishers) analyzes the Organization as it is today, and how it can be transformed to respond to its critics. This book is written for a new generation of change-makers, combining the UN’s history and workings with practical proposals of how it can be strengthened. More information 

 

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Intercultural Dialogue for Peace and Development

Time: 3 – 5 p.m. 
Venue: Conference Room 2, United Nations Headquarters, New York
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The Permanent Missions of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Republic of Liberia, Republic of Senegal, Slovak Republic and Republic of Vanuatu are hosting a side event titled “Intercultural Dialogue for Peace and Development” on 31 May 2018 from 15:00 – 17:00 in Conference Room 2. The purpose of this side event is to promote intercultural dialogue as a foundation for tolerance and understanding to ensure peaceful societies and the effective exercise of human rights.
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Interfaith Responses to the Rights of Refugee and Migrant Children and their FamiliesWednesday, 2 May 2018

Time:  12 – 2 p.m.
Venue: 2nd Floor of the Church Center for the UN at 777 UN Plaza, NYC

The event is a side event of the Caritas Internationalis-Holy See Mission to the UN conference: “Sharing the Journey of Migrants and Refugees: An Interfaith Perspective on the Global Compacts” on 3 May 2018.
Every child has a right to grow up with their family, regardless of nationality or migration status. However, too often children on the move are seen in isolation from their family, and the negative impact on children’s rights, by laws, policies and practices meant for adults, tends to be ignored.
Caritas Internationalis, UNICEF, and the NGO Committee on UNICEF invite you to a luncheon side event to discuss solutions for refugee and migrant children and their families, with a focus on keeping families together, ensuring safe access to services and promoting inclusion. It will provide an opportunity for religious leaders, migrant and refugee youth, faith-based organizations, and Member States to share their experiences – both lived and from their work on the ground, to identify what works, and suggest ways to close the gaps.
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17-18 May 2018 

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 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.

Theme: “Keeping Power in Check: the Protection of Journalists and Media Workers”

Thursday, 3 May 2018
High-Level Opening Session: 10 to 11 a.m.
Panel Discussion: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Conference Room 1, United Nations Headquarters

** Kindly note, we will send a confirmation email regarding your RSVP on 2 May 2018, which will entail details regarding your access to the UN**

Concept Note for World Press Freedom Day: http://bit.ly/WPFDConceptNote
Concept Note for Panel Discussion on 3 May at UNHQ, NY: http://bit.ly/WPFDPanel

More information: http://bit.ly/3MayWPFD

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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

UN DESA Webinar on Applying for Consultative Status with ECOSOC

Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (New York Time)
Venue: online

Register here
UN DESA NGO Branch is pleased to invite NGOs interested in applying for ECOSOC Consultative Status for an information session on the application process. The webinar will be conducted in English.
More information
Flyer

 

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

UN-Habitat side event at ECOSOC Integration Segment on Innovative communities “Resilient Cities: Strengthening the Humanitarian-Development Nexus”

Time: 12:15 – 2:10 p.m. 
Venue: Conference Room 8, UNHQ, New York

Registration
Within the framework of the ECOSOC Integration Segment on Innovative communities: leveraging technology and innovation to build sustainable and resilient societies. The side event aims at discussing how to strengthen platforms for enabling the Humanitarian-Development nexus when building resilience in cities and exploring ways of collaboration to build resilience while advancing both the humanitarian and the development agenda.
Flyer

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Educating Younger Generations on Global Citizenship through Intercultural Literacy

Time: 3- 5:30 p.m. 
Venue: Conference Room 9, UNHQ, New York
The event is organized by the UNAOC.
More information

 

2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions
Dates: 1 – 7 November, 2018
Location: Toronto, Canada

2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions Luminaries Are Champions of Change

Registration is now open
More information

 

Tuesday Chat Series: “When Children Go Missing – A Civil Society Perspective”
Date: 22 May 2018
Time: 2:30 – 4:00 P.M.
Venue: DPI NGO Resource Center
801 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017

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4 June 2018 & 26 September 2018
Interactive hearing and General Assembly high-level meeting on the fight to end TB

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

The United Nations General Assembly will hold a high-level meeting on the fight to end tuberculosis on 26 September 2018 in New York with the overall theme “United to end tuberculosis: an urgent global response to a global epidemic”. An interactive hearing will be convened by the President of the General Assembly on 4 June 2018, in New York, as part of the preparatory process for the high-level meeting.
Accreditation is now open until 27 April 2018 for relevant non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions and the private sector with expertise in tuberculosis to attend the high-level meeting and participate in the interactive civil society hearing.
Non-governmental organizations in consultative status with ECOSOC do not need to apply at this stage.
Please note that once the accreditation process is finalized, each participant will need to register separately to attend the interactive civil society hearing and the high-level meeting.  Separate registration forms for both events will be opened in due course.
Contact: unitedtoendtb@un.org
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CAMPAIGNS

 

The Global Humanitarian Overview is the most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of world humanitarian needs. The GHO is based on detailed analysis of comprehensive data from a wide range of sources, and face-to-face interviews with hundreds of thousands of people directly affected by humanitarian crises across the globe.

DOWNLOAD GHO 2018

 

#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:

New Africa Renewal

WildforLife Campaign

Official UN Social Media Accounts

UNICEF Campaign #RefugeesWelcome

#NotATarget

#MyRightToHealth

#BeatPollution

#OzoneHeros

#NotTooYoungToRun

#AChildIsAChild

UNiTE Campaign

 

INTERNATIONAL DAYS AND OBSERVANCES

26 April
International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day (A/RES/71/125)

26 April
World Intellectual Property Day [WIPO]

28 April
World Day for Safety and Health at Work

29 April
Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare (OPCW C-10/5)

30 April
International Jazz Day (UNESCO 36 C/Resolution 39)

30 April
“Vesak”, the Day of the Full Moon (A/RES/54/115)

 

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