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UN Events and Campaigns


Meet the Authors of the Security Council Chamber
Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 1 – 2 p.m.
United Nations Bookshop, GA Building, Visitors’ Concourse
RSVP and see theinvitation.

First Chat Series in Fall 2018 | #Youth2030: Making the UN youth strategy a reality!
Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
DPI NGO Resource Centre (UNITAR Building, 810 UN Plaza, 2nd floor, New York)

The Critical Role of Women Entrepreneurs in Business & Media
Thursday, 15 November 2018, 2 -4 p.m.
2nd floor Conference Room, Church Centre for the United Nations (777 UN Plaza, New York, NY)
Invitation andProgramme and Speakers Bios
Hosted by the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY

YouTube Creators for Change: An Observance of the International Day for Tolerance
Friday, 16 November 2018, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
United Nations Headquarters
RSVP* by 29 October
The United Nations Department of Public Information’s Education Outreach Section and YouTube will host a screening of international short films from YouTube’s 2018 Creators for Change Impact Project on 16 November, the International Day for Tolerance, at New York Headquarters.
For questions, please contact

6 December 2018
[The event will take place in Geneva.]
TEDxPlaceDesNationsWomen is a unique event, bringing people together around “ideas worth spreading”, in the form of short, impactful speeches and performances. More information…
The event can be live-streamed and up to 100 people can be invited to see it. Fill in a registration form here and send an email to!
Join the online conversation by #TEDxNations or follow @TEDxPdNations


Orange the World: #HearMeToo
UNiTE to End Violence against Women and Girls
Initiative for 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence
Learn more
Concept note

2019 United Nations Public Service Day and Awards
Call for Nominations for the 2019 United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) is now open.
Nominations can only be submitted online on the UNPSA portal here.
The deadline for nomination is 30 November 2018 at 11:59PM, Eastern Standard Time (EST). Please refer to the Submission Rules available in all UN official languages. For inquiries, please

SDG Hubs: Connecting universities and colleges with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is pleased to announce our new SDG Hubs, UNAI members selected as exemplars for their innovative engagement related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Institutions have been designated for three-year renewable terms and will serve as resources for best practices for the UNAI network, currently composed of over 1,300 universities and colleges in some 140 Member States.
To see the list of universities, please click here

Photo Contests

WSSCC World Toilet Day Champion challenge
Take a photograph that shows an activity you are doing to mobilize your community on sanitation and proper use of toilets. The photo must also capture the theme of this year’s World Toilet Day, “When nature calls”. Additionally, please include a description of the activity that is taking place in the photograph.
To enter the competition, please submit a high-resolution photo to by midnight, 15 November 2018 (CET). For more information, please click here.
Learn more about World Toilet Day

International Mountains Day | 11 December
#MountainsMatter is the theme of this year’s International Mountains Day
Send your photo why mountains matter to you. For more information on how to participate, please click here. Deadline to submit photos is 15 November.
Discover why #MountainsMatter


UN Exhibits
On display at United Nations Headquarters, New York
People on the Move | Through 14 November 2018
Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70 | 15 November –  7 January 2019

On display at Bronx Documentary Center, New York
War and Peace in Liberia
26 October – 16 December 2018
364 E. 151st Street, Bronx, NY, USA
Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros’ powerful photographs played an important role in moving the world to action and ultimately bringing the Liberian conflict to an end.

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