Note: This is the last issue of the UN Events and Campaigns for this semester. The next issue will be published in the Fall 2018. If you wish to receive updates throughout the summer months, please sign up for the DPI newsletter at https://outreach.un.org/ngorelations/content/subscribe-dpi-ngo-relations-e-mails.

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

 

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

 

We are looking for volunteers to serve on Planning Sub-committees

Are you a Representative of NGO associated with DPI?
Get involved in planning the DPI/NGO Conference!

Apply here to serve on the planning Sub-committees

NGO Youth Representatives are invited to apply here to co-chair a sub-committee

Deadline for applications is Friday, 18 May 2018.

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: ASEAN MY WORLD 2030 ADVOCATES

The ASEAN MY World Advocacy Programme is series of comprehensive advocacy activities led by the UN SDG Action Campaign and the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub across ASEAN countries aiming to advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and promote citizen engagement and data collection activities among young people in the region.
A group of 25 talented young ASEAN advocates will be selected to join the Advocacy Programme and will have the opportunity to work as MY World 2030 Advocates and become agents of change in their community, city, region and country.
Apply by 18 May 2018 at sdg/ac/asean
More information

 

EVENTS

 

DPI NGO Winter-Spring 2018 Calendar

 

30 May 2018

President of the General Assembly’s Youth Dialogue
UN Headquarters – New York

Stakeholder Speakers Selected
At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly, UN-NGLS facilitated a process to identify stakeholders wishing to speak during the “open mic” session at the President of the General Assembly’s Youth Dialogue. UN-NGLS facilitated a Stakeholder Selection Committee to review applications for the speaking roles and create a regionally and gender balanced short-list of candidates for the President of the General Assembly to consider.

More information about the Youth Dialogue is available here.

 

17 May – DPI NGO Townhall

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Conference Room 4, United Nations Headquarters, New York 

RSVP for the Townhall by Tuesday, 15 May

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22 May – DPI NGO Tuesday Chat Series – Updated

“Missing Children Experience: Exploitation and Violence”

2:30 – 4 p.m.

DPI NGO Resource, 801 UN Plaza, 2nd Floor, New York 

RSVP

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More information

 

24 May – DPI NGO Thursday Briefing organized in partnership with the FIA Foundation

“Paving the Way to Road Safety”

Time: 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Location: Conference Room 2, United Nations Headquarters, New York

RSVP by Tuesday, 22 May

Flyer

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

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.

RSVP
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Background

 

On display: 28 April – 3 June 2018

UN Exhibit: Seventy years of the International Law Commission: Drawing a balance for the future

Venue: United Nations Headquarters, New York
This exhibit is dedicated to the evolution of the codification movement and the advancements made in the field of international law. It focuses on the efforts of the United Nations, which, through its International Law Commission, has played a major role in this process. The exhibit aims to increase the understanding and appreciation of the general public for international law and for the role of the UN in its development. This exhibit is organized by the UN Office of Legal Affairs in connection with the 70th session of the International Law Commission.

 

Panel discussion entitled “Families and inclusive societies”Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Time: 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room 6, United Nations Headquarters, New York
The event is organized in observance of the International Day of Families (A/RES/47/237) by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Division of Inclusive Social Development.
Contact: Ms. Renata Kaczmarska (kaczmarska@un.org; 212-963-4596)

 

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Special Commemorative Concert by Trio Joubran to mark the 70th Anniversary of Al-Nakba

Time: 6:30 p.m.
Venue: General Assembly Hall, United Nations Headquarters, New York
The event is co-organized by the Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine to the UN and the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. For any inquiries regarding the event, kindly contact salem.sahar@gmail.com

RSVP by Thrusday, 10 May 2018
Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Informal briefing on the preparation of the eleventh session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (A/RES/61/106)

Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Venue: Conference Room 9, United Nations Headquarters, New York
The event is co-organized by the Bureau (Bulgaria) (President), Ecuador, Germany, Sri Lanka and Tunisia (Vice-Presidents), in collaboration with the Secretariat (Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Division of Inclusive Social Development, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Office of Legal Affairs.
Contacts: Mr. Guozhong Zhang (zhangg@un.org; 212-963-4755); or Ms. Asya Tsvetanova (asya.tsvetanova@mfa.bg)

 

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Presentation and panel discussion entitled “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Families. Results of the Global Research Project

Time: 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room 6, United Nations Headquarters, New York

The event is organized in observance of the International Day of Families by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Division of Inclusive Social Development, in collaboration with UNICEF, International Federation for Family Development and SOS Children’s Villages.
Contact: Ms. Renata Kaczmarska (kaczmarska@un.org; 212-963-4596)

 

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Informal briefing to civil society organizations on the preparation of the eleventh session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (A/RES/61/106)

Time: 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room 9, United Nations Headquarters, New York
The event is co-organized by the Bureau (Bulgaria) (President), Ecuador, Germany, Sri Lanka and Tunisia (Vice-Presidents), in collaboration with the Secretariat (Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Division of Inclusive Social Development, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Office of Legal Affairs).
Contacts: Mr. Guozhong Zhang (zhangg@un.org; 212-963-4755); or Ms. Asya Tsvetanova (asya.tsvetanova@mfa.bg)

 

Friday, 18 May 2018

The 7th Peace Is… Event

Time: 2 – 3 p.m.
Venue: Visitors Lobby, United Nations Headquarters, New York

Tea Ceremony for Peace and Innovation featuring the live crafting of ZEN-An: The Suitcase Tea Room and accompanied by the music of the UN Chamber Music Society of the UNSRC. The event features Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations and the Missions of Mexico, Kenya, Austria, Finland, Bangladesh, Philippines, Canada, Costa Rica, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Poland, Brazil and Indonesia in cooperation with the UN Department of Public Information and in support of the STI Forum.
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UN Grounds pass holders are welcome to join the event.

 

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Intercultural Dialogue for Peace and Development

Time: 3 – 5 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room 2, United Nations Headquarters, New York

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.

RSVP
Flyer
Background

 

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.

 

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

RSVP

 

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
More information

 

27 September 2018
High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases

Venue: United Nations Headquarters, New York

The United Nations General Assembly will hold its third high-level meeting on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases on 27 September 2018 in New York with the overall theme “Scaling up multi-stakeholder and multisectoral responses for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.
An interactive hearing will be convened by the President of the General Assembly on 5 July 2018, in New York, as part of the preparatory process for the high-level meeting.
Accreditation is now open until 18 May 2018 for relevant non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions and the private sector 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. Separate registration forms for both events will be opened in due course.
To start the accreditation process, please visit: https://reg.unog.ch/event/24570/
For additional information on the UN high-level meeting, please visit: https://www.un.org/pga/72/event-latest/prevention-of-non-communicable-diseases/

 

 

CAMPAIGNS

 

SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands! – WHO Campaign

It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in health care #HandHygiene

WHO calls on health facilities to prevent health care-associated sepsis through hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC) action. Sepsis is estimated to affect more than 30 million patients every year worldwide. At the Seventieth World Health Assembly in May 2017, Member States adopted a resolution on improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis.

More information about sepsis

Health care-associated infections, infections acquired during health care delivery, are common and are a risk factor for developing sepsis but we can prevent this. Effective hand hygiene plays a key role. On world hand hygiene day (5 May), the focus for everyone should be on prevention of sepsis in health care.

Join the Campaign

Campaign Toolkit

Advocacy Slides

More information and resources

 

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

 

15 May

International Day of Families  (A/RES/47/237)

16 May

International Day of Living Together in Peace (A/RES/72/130)

17 May

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day  (A/RES/60/252ITU Resolution 68/2006)

20 May

World Bee Day (A/RES/72/211)

21 May

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development  (A/RES/57/249)

22 May

International Day for Biological Diversity  (A/RES/55/201)

23 May

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula  (A/RES/67/147)

29 May

International Day of UN Peacekeepers  (A/RES/57/129)

31 May

World No-Tobacco Day [WHO] (WHA Resolution 42.19)

 

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It has been my pleasure to be able to bring the news about UN Events and Campaigns to you these years. The more you are a part of the United Nations, the greater our global community is. Vera Dimoplon

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