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Holocaust Remembrance Diversity and Lessons to be learned for Human Understanding
25 January 2018, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Conference Room 4, UNHQ, NY

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Community, Communication and Cooperation: Tackling the ECOSOC Youth Forum

Monday, 29 January 2018
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Conference Room 8.
United Nations Headquarters, New York

Deadline to RSVP: 12:00 p.m. Friday, 26 January 2018



Discussion on “Familiar Faces, Unexpected Places – A Global African Diaspora”

Where: United Nations Headquarters, New York
When: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 8 February 2018
Venue: Conference Room 4

Deadline for RSVPs: 2 February 2018


#AfricanDescent #RememberSlavery



Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Invitation to Side Event during the 26th Commission for Social Development by the Permanent Mission of Sierra Leone to the United Nations in collaboration with the Permanent Missions of Canada, China, Cuba, France, Germany, Guinea, Morocco, Uganda, the World Health Organization, the United African Congress, the International Association of Applied Psychology, and the Psychology Coalition of NGOs accredited at the UN
Time: 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room 7, UNHQ, New York


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Wednesday, 31 January 2018

NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY invite you to discuss “Peace Building & Education for the SDGs”. Event co-sponsored by Co-Sponsors are: Global Security Institute, Mediators Beyond Borders International, Peace Boat, US-NYO, CoNGO and UNA-USA Council of Organizations.

Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Venue: Church Center for the UN, Hardin Room, 11th Floor, 777 UN Plaza (on East 44th Street at the corner of First Avenue).


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Bangladesh: Breaking Down Barriers

Women in rural Bangladesh rarely get an opportunity to work outside their homes and earn their own income. Now hundreds of thousands of women are being employed on construction sites across the country, helping to build and maintain infrastructure in their communities whilst working their way out of poverty.

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ChildFund Korea

ChildFund of Korea was formally associated with the Department of Public Information on 23 June, 2017. The organization provides financial, physical, and emotional support for children with mental and physical disabilities and work actively to make the world a happier place for children. ChildFund International, with their innovative approach, works closely with families and local communities.

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UN Campaigns



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:



#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








New Icon for SDG 10 Released

The UN has launched a revised design of Icon 10 of the Sustainable Development Goals. It shows the equal sign surrounded by four arrows and is intended to be a compass for a place where everything is equal. The new design more accurately reflects and symbolizes the objective of Sustainable Development Goal 10, “Reduced Inequalities”. It replaces the former icon effective 1 January 2018.

“Clear and consistent use of the SDG branding has been key to the success of raising awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals,” says Maher Nasser, Director of the Outreach Division in the Department of Public Information. “The SDG wheel logo and accompanying icons have been disseminated globally in multiple languages. They have truly become the foremost visual representation for the 2030 Agenda.”

You may find that existing references to Goal 10 on your digital platforms or print resources need to be replaced with the new icon. To make that process easier, you may download the newly revised icon in all six official languages from the UN website:
Vector files are available upon request. For questions, email:

Source: iSeek


International Days and Observances

27 January 2018

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust (A/RES/60/7)


Youth Corner

Youth for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Scholarship-Spring and Summer 2018

The Spring Program will take place onboard the Peace Boat traveling in Southeast Asia to learn about the UN SDGs in an experiential study program “Sailing for Sustainability in Asia,” from April 2-20, 2018 during Peace Boat’s 97th Voyage, visiting Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam. The Summer Program, “Peace Education and the SDGs in Latin America” will travel to Central America and Mexico with the Peace Boat to learn about the UN SDGs in this region, from July 20-August 3, 2018 during Peace Boat’s 98th Voyage, visiting Panama, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Click on the links below for more information.

Scholarship information here:
Sailing for Sustainability in Asia
Peace Education and the SDGs in Latin America


The Worldview Institute, Spring 2018
February 14 – May 9

The Worldview Institute provides a forum in which New York professionals in different fields can engage and discuss global issues with experts in foreign policy and international affairs. For details on dates, all topics and speakers, as well as complete details for enrollment and registration for the Worldview Spring 2018 semester, click here.

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The Unleash Project
UN-Habitat has been invited to nominate participants for a global non-profit initiative, the UNLEASH project, which some of you may know from last year.
UNLEASH aims at supporting the implementation of the SDGs by bringing young global talents together to innovate and collaborate on new solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
For this upcoming programme, the “young global talents” will gather to “come up with disruptive and innovative solutions within the SDG themes of Zero Hunger; Good Health and Wellbeing; Quality Education; Clean Water; Affordable and Clean Energy; Sustainable Cities and Communities; Responsible Consumption and Production; and Climate Action.
UN Habitat has been invited to nominate up to ten participants to the upcoming UNLEASH event.
More information is available at:


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