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ECOSOC Youth Forum [8-9 April 2019]
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, to take place on 8-9 April 2019 will provide a platform for young leaders from around the world to engage in a dialogue among themselves and with United Nations Member States and to share ideas for advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, and the Paris Climate Agreement.

The Forum will serve as a unique space for young people to share their vision and elaborate their substantive contributions to United Nations upcoming meetings, including the 2019 ECOSOC Substantive Session, the 2019 high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) and the high-level events taking place on the margins of the opening of the opening of the General Assembly, including the Climate Summit, the High-level Meeting on Financing for Development and the SDG Summit.

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WHO: World Health Day [7 April]
Universal Health Coverage: everyone, everywhere
Universal health coverage is WHO’s number one goal. Key to achieving it is ensuring that everyone can obtain the care they need, when they need it, right in the heart of the community. Progress is being made in countries in all regions of the world.

But millions of people still have no access at all to health care. Millions more are forced to choose between health care and other daily expenses such as food, clothing and even a home.
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United Nations Model UN Youth Summit
Date: 12 April 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Conference Room 4, United Nations Headquarters, New York
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International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda: 25th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony
Date: Friday, 12 April 2019
Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
Location: General Assembly Hall, United Nations Headquarters, New York
RSVP by 7 April 2019

68th United Nations Civil Society Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah
Registration is now open!


UN highlights profound implication of population trends on sustainable development
The United Nations is highlighting the important role that population trends play in promoting sustainable development, during the annual Commission on Population and Development, which began at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday. Read more.

UN Global Climate Report gives wake-up call to the world
The United Nations General Assembly has discussed a major report on global climate issued by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Secretary-General António Guterres reiterated his call to action, underlying that “climate change is moving faster than our efforts to address it.” He said that it is important to tackle climate change with “much greater ambition.” He called on leaders attending the climate Summit in September to come with a plan instead of a speech. He addressed the upcoming Climate Action Summit due to take place in September and urging Member States to come up with solutions. Read UN News story

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Calls for Applications

Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent
2019 Call for Applications: Open until 30 April 2019

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