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UN Civil Society Thursday Briefing
The Role of Memorials in Preserving History
Thursday, 28 March 2019, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

High Level Meeting on Climate and Sustainable Development for All
WHEN: 28 – 29 March
WHERE: General Assembly Hall/ Trusteeship Council, UN Headquarters
The President of the General Assembly will convene a high-level meeting on the issue of the protection of the global climate for present and future generations, in the context of the economic, social and environmental dimensions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The event will take an intergenerational approach in highlighting synergies between climate and broader sustainable development goals, both in terms of threats to current and future generations and opportunities arising from climate action. It will focus on means of implementation to build on the outcome of the United Nations Climate Conference in Katowice (COP24), and raise ambition in commitments in preparation for the review of SDG13: Climate Action at the High-Level Political Forum in July 2019, as well as the HLPF Summit and the United Nations Climate Summit in September 2019.
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International Day of Sports for Development and Peace
Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York
RSVP by Sunday, 31 March 2019

Tickets will be distributed to pre-registered guests on the day of the event from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the UNITAR Building, 801 First Avenue, New York, NY, 10017, USA.

Guests with valid UN grounds passes can go directly to the ECOSOC Chamber.

Fellowship Applications

Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent
2019 Call for Applications: Open until 30 April 2019
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Young Champions of the Earth 2019
Open to 18-30-year-old innovators across the globe, the initiative seeks young people with bold ideas for our planet.
The open call for applications will run until 31 March 2019
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Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship
Application Deadline: 15 April 2019
Apply online here

UN News

UN conference agrees better ways for Global South countries to work together on sustainable development
The Second High-Level UN Conference on South-South Cooperation, known as BAPA+40, concluded on Friday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a political declaration agreed by more than 160 Member States renewing the global commitment in the promotion and investment in this type of collaboration between countries. Read full article…

Over 100 civil society representatives attended the Buenos Aires Plan of Action Conference (BAPA+40) that took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 20 to 22 March 2019. The Special Envoy of South-South Cooperation noted the need for a greater inclusion of civil society and other partners moving forward.

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