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UN Events and Campaigns


First Civil Society Briefing in 2019
Giving Back to Create Inclusive and Sustainable Communities
Date: Thursday, 24 January 2019, 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Location: Conference Room 2, United Nations Headquarters, New York
RSVP to secure a Special Event Ticket. Tickets will be required to access CR2.
RSVP by Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Financing for Sustainable Development: Towards an Economy of Life
Fifth Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-based Organizations in International Affairs:
Date: Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 8:30am-6:00pm
Location: Conference Room 2, United Nations Headquarters, New York
Please RSVP here by 18 January 2019
For further information please email:

United Nations Civil Society Briefing
A Matter of Humanity: The Rescue of Jews in Albania during the Holocaust
Date: Thursday, 31 January 2019, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Conference Room 1, United Nations Headquarters, New York
RSVP to secure a Special Event Ticket. Tickets will be required to access CR1.
RSVP by Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Campaigns and Competitions

New Global UNHCR Campaign
UNHCR announced a new global campaign calling on people all over the world to cover the distance traveled by refugees each year. The 2 Billion Kilometres to Safety campaign invites people to act in solidarity and run, walk or cycle to achieve a cumulative total of two billion kilometres. Participants can use their fitness apps or the campaign website –– to log the kilometres and contribute to a global total.
To join the campaign, please visit the website:

UN Democracy Fund Call for Project Proposals: Deadline 18 January
The UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF) supports two-year projects that empower civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF funds go to local civil society organizations. Over the past 12 years, UNDEF has supported more than 780 projects in over 120 countries at a total amount of almost US$190 million. UNDEF provides grants of up to US$300,000 per project.
For project areas and more information, please click here.
To submit a project proposal, visit

World Bank / Financial Times Blog Competition
“How Would You Reimagine Education?”
High school students around the world between the ages of 16-19 are asked to submit a short blog post on what could help better prepare them for the future. Youth will be most affected by the changing nature of jobs and skills and we believe they will have some interesting ideas about the opportunities that technology can provide them. Please share this with your networks so that we may hear from young people on their ideas on how to re-imagine education.
Apply here by 31 January 2019

14th St. Jerome Translation Contest – Deadline is 31 January 2019
Following up on the commemoration of International Translation Day, celebrated every year on 30 September, the Conference Management Service of the United Nations Office at Vienna is pleased to announce the launch of the fourteenth edition of the St. Jerome Translation Contest.
Deadline is 31 January 2019

UN News

SDG Story Book
To raise awareness of the #GlobalGoals in a fun, colourful and relatable way, the @UN created a story book aimed at 3-11 year olds. Download and read our illustrated children’s book about Frieda here

UN News is now available in Hindi
Looking for UN News in Hindi? Check out the new Hindi News website with latest updates from around the globe:

जलवायु परिवर्तन, शांति और सुरक्षा, मानवाधिकार, स्वस्थ्य, आर्थिक विकास, यूएन मामले, और भी बहुत से महत्वपूर्ण मुद्दों पर समाचार, अब आप संयुक्त राष्ट्र की नई हिंदी वेबसाइट पर पा सकते हैं यहां:

UN Exhibits

Lives Cut Short: Seeking Refuge During the Holocaust
On display starting 18 January 2019
Through the story of young Holocaust victim, Ruth Maier, this exhibition portrays the broader history of the Jewish refugees’ search for safety during the Holocaust. It shows the courage and desperate choices Jewish parents made to keep their children alive. Ruth’s diaries and writings provide a searing testimony of creative promise destroyed through the actions of the Nazis and their collaborators and supporters.

This exhibit is organized by the Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance and the Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies with the support of the Permanent Missions of Austria and Norway to the United Nations.

UN Reports

2018 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons
The 2018 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons is the fourth of its kind mandated by the General Assembly through the 2010 United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. It covers 142 countries and provides an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at global, regional and national levels, based primarily on trafficking cases detected between 2014 and 2016. As UNODC has been systematically collecting data on trafficking in persons for more than a decade, trend information is presented for a broad range of indicators.
Read report

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