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The 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference: 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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NGO Relations and Liaison Service is pleased to support the annual toy donation initiative of Fraternite Notre Dame, an NGO associated with DPI. New toys for kids between the ages of 0-13 years old will be donated to the children of Harlem.
If you want to contribute, please bring your gifts by 18 December 2018 to NGO Resource Centre, UNITAR Building, 801 UN Plaza, 2nd floor, New York.
For more information, please contact us at 212-963-7234

Call for CSO Accreditation for second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation
The second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation will be held in Buenos Aires, Republic of Argentina, from 20-22 March 2019 under the overarching theme “Role of South-South cooperation and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: challenges and opportunities”.

The sub-themes of the Conference shall be (i) Comparative advantages and opportunities of South-South cooperation; (ii) Challenges and the strengthening of the institutional framework of South-South cooperation and triangular cooperation; (iii) Sharing of experiences, best practices and success stories; and (iv) Scaling up the means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in support of South-South cooperation and triangular cooperation.

Accreditation is now open until 21 December 2018 for relevant non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, the scientific community, the private sector and philanthropic organizations whose work is related to the High-level Conference, to participate in the Conference as observers.

Non-governmental organizations in consultative status with ECOSOC do not need to apply at this stage.

Please note that once the accreditation process is finalized, each participant will need to register separately to attend the High-level Conference. Individual registration for the Conference will be opened in due course.

To start the accreditation process, please visit:

For additional information on the High-level Conference, please visit:

UN News

Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Migration
10-11 December 2018; Morocco, Marrakech
Governments adopt global migration pact to help ‘prevent suffering and chaos’
The Global Compact for Migration was adopted on Monday by leading representatives from 164 Governments at an international conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, in an historic move described by UN Chief António Guterres as the creation of a “roadmap to prevent suffering and chaos”.
In Marrakech, UN chief urges world leaders to ‘breathe life’ into historic global migration pact
UN Global Compact for Migration #UN4RefugeesMigrants

December 10 was Human Rights Day #StandUp4HumanRights
Worldwide UN family celebrates enduring universal values of human rights
Make a commitment
UN Secretary-General’s Message on the Human Rights Day – 10 December 2018
Video Message of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

‘Going green’ is good business says private sector at UN’s COP24 climate conference
Businesses across the world should no longer be viewed solely as greenhouse gas emissions culprits, but more as indispensable partners for climate action, who stand to increase profits from “going green”. That was the key message as the United Nations COP24 climate change conference went into its second week in Katowice, Poland.
Click here for the Special Coverage of COP24, the UN Climate Change Conference.
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New reports

World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018

Global Humanitarian Overview 2019

UN Exhibits

On display at United Nations Headquarters, New York
22 October 2018 – 8 January 2019 | People on the Move
15 November –  7 January 2019 | Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70

On display at Bronx Documentary Center, New York
26 October – 16 December 2018 | War and Peace in Liberia | 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

In case you missed it

Watch One-on-One with the President of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly on 5 December 2018. Read UN Digital Representative Senhwa Evaline Horng’s take on the event.

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