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Events at United Nations Headquarters

‘Opportunities and challenges for the prevention of genocide – the next 70 years’
Panel to mark the 70th anniversary of the Genocide Convention
Friday, 7 December 2018, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York
RSVP by Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Leaders For Peace. Rondine youth appeal for human rights.
Invitation to an event on the occasion of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
10 December 2018, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
ECOSOC Conference Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York
Concept note

Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70
Monday, 10 December 2018, 3 – 5 p.m.
ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York
Guests without UN Grounds Pass must RSVP here
A discussion on the relevance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to today’s cutting-edge human rights issues of inequality, climate change and new technologies* – On occasion of Human Rights Day

UN News

Four things the UN chief wants world leaders to know, at COP24
During the UN COP24 Climate Change Conference grand opening on Monday, Secretary-General António Guterres told over 150 world leaders gathered for climate action that “we are in deep trouble” and asked decision-makers to focus on four key things: stepping up climate action, according to a solid plan, with more funding, as a smart investment in the future of the planet.
Learn more.

#COP24 #ClimateAction #TakeYourSeat
The Climate Action Messenger Bot on the United Nations Facebook page will make it easier than ever before for people to learn what actions they can take to tackle climate change.
The Climate Action will recommend everyday actions – like taking public transport and eating less meat – and track the number of actions everyone individually is taking. By sharing your Climate Action progress with your followers on social media, you can help encourage more people to ACT NOW.
Click here for the Special Coverage of COP24, the UN Climate Change Conference

First-ever UN report on disability and development
“The UN Flagship Report on Disability and Development 2018, coincides with the annual International Day, marked on 3 December, which the UN chief described as important for “the social, economic and political inclusion of all, including people with disabilities,” as promoted in the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs.”
Read more.

International Volunteer Day
5 December #IVD2018
Share how you volunteer to build #ResilientCommunitites in a video!
Tag @UNVolunteers.
Learn about International Volunteer Day 2018
Read The State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2018

The 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference

The 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference (*Formerly the UN DPI/NGO Conference)
We are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the voluntary positions of the Conference Chair and the call for applications for Co-chairs and members of the Planning Sub-committees for the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference*, which will take place from 26 to 28 August 2019, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Call for Nominations: Conference Chair
The 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference seeks a Chair, who will coordinate all aspects of the conference administration and co-chair the Conference Planning Committee with the Chief of NGO Relations and the Host-City Planning Team. For details and application, please click here. Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. on 21 December 2018.

Call for Applications: Planning Sub-committee Co-chairs and Members
If you are interested to serve as a Co-chair or a member of a Conference Planning Sub-committee, please click here. Please note that representatives of NGOs associated with DPI can apply. Deadline for applications is 31 December 2018.

NGO Briefing “Planning Ahead for the 2019 Conference
Thursday, 13 December 2018, 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Conference Room 2, United Nations Headquarters, New York

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