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GSSD Expo 2018
28 – 30 November
Organized by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) in collaboration with United Nations agencies and other partners, the GSSD Expo will strategically engage all development actors, including the private sector, civil society, academic and philanthropic organizations, to scale up concrete Southern-grown initiatives to help achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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Registration until 19 November 2018

The Girls in Science 4 SDGs International Platform
High-Level Panel hosted by the Permanent Mission of Portugal and the Royal Academy of Science International Trust
6 December 2018, 3 – 5 p.m.
United Nations Headquarters
For questions and to RSVP, contact
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One-on-One with the PGA on 5 December 2018
Wednesday, 5 December 2018; 10 – 11 a.m.
United Nations Headquarters, New York
RSVP here
RSVP to secure a Special Event Ticket. Tickets will be required to access CR2.


IOM – UN Migration Campaign
#HoldingOn – A Virtual Experience of Internal Displacement
Read Campaign Mission Statement
Read Press release

Orange the world: #HearMeToo
Campaign to End Violence Against Women and Girls
Create my story

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).

UN Exhibits

On display at United Nations Headquarters, New York
Street Art Exhibition to End Child Slavery #UNji (Augmented Reality experience)
12 – 23 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 (364 E. 151st Street, Bronx, NY, USA)
War and Peace in Liberia
26 October – 16 December 2018
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

In Case You Missed it:
International Day of Education 2018 [Watch]

UN DPI NGO Youth Representatives Steering Committee for Youth-led Chat Series [Watch]
#Youth2030: Making the UN youth strategy a reality!


Peace Boat-UN is offering Youth for SDGs Scholarship
Deadline to apply is 1 December 2018
More Information
Program held in South America: February 18 – 28 2019
Young people working to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are invited to apply for a scholarship for a unique experiential learning program taking place onboard Peace Boat voyage, focusing on sustainable development.

For more details about the program, scholarship, and application process, please visit the website and select the program you would like to apply for:

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One Comment

  1. Kendra Brock Kendra Brock

    Hello Fundación BUAP,
    I am glad to hear that your civil society organization would like to participate in some of the events at the UN this year! There are actually several ways that you can enter the UN headquarters in New York.

    1. Visitor’s Pass: If you would like to just take a look at the building itself and go on a tour, you can get a visitor’s pass on the day of your visit at the Visitor’s Center across the street from the UN Headquarters visit.

    2. NGO Pass: If your NGO is a DPI or ECOSOC organization, the NGO should have some passes available for representatives of the NGOs. However in some cases, you may still need:

    3. Event Pass: If you do not have an NGO pass, but would like to attend an event in one of the UN conference rooms, the hosts of the event will usually provide a link so that you can RSVP online up to a few days ahead of time. Then on the day of the event, you can pick up your temporary UN pass outside of the visitor entrance to the UN headquarters. (For large conferences, you may be required to pick up your temporary pass a day early, and you may have meet the hosts at a location they name that is further away from UN headquarters.)
    When the event hosts anticipate that an event will be especially popular, they may require you to get a special pass for that event, even if you have an NGO pass. (However, if you don’t have an NGO pass, the process to get entrance to the UN is very similar regardless of whether you need a temporary pass to enter the UN or a special pass for the conference room.)

    For example, for the upcoming Civil Society Briefing by Civil Society Unit of the Department of Global Communications (formerly DPI/NGO), you should click here and fill out the form to get an event pass for Conference Room 2 (CR2) even if you have an NGO pass. This will allow you to enter UN Headquarters and Conference Room 2 (cr2). (Also be sure to bring a government-issued photo ID for the security check.)

    We wish you a good year of increased engagement with the UN system and feel free to reach out if you have any further questions!
    The Center of UN and Global Governance Studies

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