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Thursday, 8 February 2018

Briefing “Artificial Intelligence: A Practical Introduction @TechNovation Talks”

Time: 10:00-1:00/ 3:00-6:00

Venue: Conference Room D, UNHQ, New York

To register, please click here. For further information, please contact Mr. Nicholas Mirabile, UNITAR New York Office (e-mails, or nyo@unitar.org212-963-4611). The event is co-organized by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the United Nations Office of Information Communication Technology (OICT).


Thursday, 8 February 2018

Event on the theme “Dimensions of Dialogue: Expanding Social Media as a Space for Constructive Encounter for Young People”

Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.​
Venue: Conference Room 12, UNHQ, New York

For further information, please contact Mr. Pau Petit Iglesias ( The event is co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Austria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Spain and the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See, together with the KAICIID Dialogue Centre and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).


Thursday, 8 February 2018 and Friday, 9 February 2018

Third Commemoration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science Forum

Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.​ and 3  – 6 p.m.
Venue: Economic and Social Council Chamber, UNHQ, New York
For further information, please contact Anneliese Sammut (; or click here. The event is co-organized by the Royal Academy of Science International Trust, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the Permanent Missions of Costa Rica, Hungary, Malta and Viet Nam.


Thursday, 8 February 2018

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) briefing on “The role of ICTs in accelerating the achievement of the SDGs (HLPF 2018: Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”

Time: 3:15  – 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room 8, UNHQ, New York
For further information, please contact Ms. Sharon London, ITU Liaison Office to the United Nations (london@un.org212-963-6121). The event is co-organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and GSMA, the mobile industry association.


Thursday, 8 February 2018

“Human Trafficking: Stories from the Field: A Reporters’ Notebook on Shrimp, the Clothes You Wear, Skin Grafting, and Child Marriage” 

Time: Registration – 6 p.m.; Reception: 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Hungarian Mission to the UN, 227 East 52nd Street (between Second and Third Avenues). New York, NY.

United Nations Association of New York invites to an evening with Richard Lui, Anchor and Correspondent at MSNBC and Krishna Pater, General Counsel & Director of Justice Initiatives, Grace Farms. In this special panel event, MSNBC News correspondent Richard Lui offers “pages” from his reporter’s notebook — on slavery at sea and the garment industry, selling skin for cosmetic surgery and child marriage. Presented this evening will be new models for driving action to fight trafficking, as well as cover how elected officials can make a difference.
More information about the event and Registration


Press Release – SOC/4860 – #CSocD56

Full Participation of Youth in Decision-making Key to Shaping Brighter Future for All, Social Development Commission Hears as General Debate Continues

Younger generations must have readily available tools enabling their full participation in decision‑making arenas to better shape a brighter future for all, the Commission for Social Development heard today as it continued its general debate.
“We live in a non‑linear and non‑static world,” said a young delegate, briefing the Commission on discussions at the Economic and Social Council Youth Forum held 30‑31 January.

(See Press Release ECOSOC/6881.)  “We are left with two options: Submit or reinvent.”
Read full press-release


The United Nations Association of New York is pleased to open enrollment for The Worldview Institute  Spring 2018

February 14 – May 9

Please note that enrollment is limited. 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.There’s Still Time to Register!
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. The program consists of ten seminar modules geared to develop and enhance the scope of the work and activities of young business executives at U.S. based multi-national corporations, as well as professionals of all ages within the NGO, UN, media, law, government, diplomatic and academic communities.

For all registrants: please make sure you complete both parts of the registration process — thank you!
For more information, please contact Ann Nicol at (212) 907-1353 or by email:


Opportunities for Youth

Call for Applications: Youth Rep for NGO

Please note that the United Nations, NGO Relations or the Department of Public Information are not involved in this offer nor in the recruitment process. This opportunity is extended by the Light Millennium, not DPI and is not an official position with the United Nations, DPI or NGO Relations.

The Light Millennium invites applications for an open position of Youth Representatives to United Nations Department of Public Information.

New Deadline is 20 February, 9 p.m. (EST)

Organization: The Light Millennium, Inc. – a Charitable Multi-Media and Culture Organization; NGO Associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information (since December 2005).
Location: New York City, New York.
Position Type: Unpaid
(an option to incorporate with an internship possibility towards
credit for a semester – in this case, Internship of the school criteria will apply); or
For a year-long volunteer position (October-June)

More information


Opportunity Alert

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

Apply here:


International Days and Observances

6 February 2018

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (A/RES/67/146)

11 February 2018

International Day of Women and Girls in Science (A/RES/70/212)

13 February 2018

World Radio Day  (UNESCO 36 C/Resolution 63A/RES/67/124)

20 February 2018

World Day of Social Justice   (A/RES/62/10)

21 February 2018

International Mother Language Day  (A/RES/56/262)


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








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