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2019 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up (FfD Forum)
The 2019 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up (FfD Forum) will be held on 15-18 April 2019 at UN Headquarters in New York. The FfD Forum is an intergovernmental process with universal participation mandated to review the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (Addis Agenda) and other financing for development outcomes and the means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Click for more information.

Invitation: Youth Impact Climate Action
Date: Thursday, 25 April 2019
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Baha’i International Office, Suite 120 (866 UN Plaza, New York, NY
RSVP: email your name & affiliation to by 23 April, 1 p.m.
Programme and Speakers Bios

Note: As seating is limited you must RSVP: email your name & affiliation to: by 1 PM – Tuesday, April 23rd to be on the 866 UN Plaza Lobby Security List.  Bring your Gov. issued photo ID & kindly arrive by 1:45 PM

Girls Be heard 2019 Theater Production
2030 The Future is Ours
10 – 20 April 2019
Purchase tickets to 2030: The Future Is Ours here!
No one is turned away to to lack of funds.
If you need a group rate or scholarship ticket, email

World Press Freedom Day 2019: 3 May
“Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation”
Date: Friday, 3 May 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Conference room 1, United Nations Headquarters New York
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UN Civil Society Chat Series “Empowering Women to Strengthen Communities”
Date: 30 April 2019
Time: 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Location: Civil Society Resource Centre, 801 UN Plaza, New York, NY

World Press Freedom Day 2019
Map of Events
Concept Note
Defend Journalism Campaign

Calls for Submissions

Youth Video Festival on Migration, Diversity and Social Inclusion
Call for Entries: Submit your video by 16 June 2019

Paris Peace Forum
The Paris Peace Forum is neither a summit nor a conference. It is a new annual event based on a simple idea: international cooperation is key to tackling global challenges and ensuring durable peace. To support collective action, it gathers all actors of global governance under one roof for three days – states, international organizations, local governments, NGOs and foundations, companies, experts, journalists, trade unions, religious groups and citizens. Through original formats of debates and the presentation of solutions, it demonstrates there is still a momentum for multilateralism and a better organization of the planet, both among states from North and South and civil society actors.
2019 Call for projects

Design for Humanity Summit 2019: 21 June 2019
Call for Workshop Submissions

IOM and the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) at Fordham University are pleased to announce that the Design for Humanity Summit II will take place on June 21, 2019, at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus in New York City.

If you have a project in which design contributes to innovative solutions in a humanitarian setting, please submit a project here before 1 May 2019.

This year, The Design for Humanity Summit II will articulate two main topics:
#1 From Camps to Communities
Speakers will focus on the physical dimensions of the spaces temporarily inhabited or occupied by migrants, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees – spaces of mobility, transition, refuge, and permanence. From sustainable planning in displacement crises to urban and regional integration, speakers will discuss how design can contribute to more prepared and resilient communities.

#2 From Data to Stories
Speakers will explore how new design technologies and tools can convert data and analytical trends into stories that narrate journeys of displacement – stories which aim to provoke empathy, document human rights violations, and amplify the voices of people on the move.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Camille Giacovas at and Angela Wells at


Delta 8.7 – Launch of a new UN data tool on modern slavery
“Find out more about Delta 8.7 – a new interactive data tool created by the UN University Centre for Policy Research, which shows a mismatch between where modern slavery occurs, and where governments are spending resources to address it, could help make a positive impact on policy debates surrounding the issue.

Check out a modern slavery map which includes information on the organizations that work with the business sector to combat modern slavery.”
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2019 Financing for Development Report
On 4 April, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed launched the 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report, which states that achieving the financing needed to implement the SDGs is not just about finding additional investment, but also building supportive financial systems, and global and national policy environments, which are favourable to sustainable development.
Learn more.

Cities for Digital Rights
Global Cities Coalition, UN Human Rights, UN-Habitat, EUROCITIES and UCLG aim to unite 100 cities in 100 days in protecting digital rights.
Brochure “Cities for Digital Rights
Press release
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Indigenous People
This exhibit displays photo portraits of Indigenous individuals in their traditional clothing and surroundings, representing many different regions spanning the globe and a number of Indigenous ethnic groups. The exhibit highlights the incredible diversity of the Indigenous cultures of the world and inspires conversation about Indigenous diversity, knowledge, and traditions.

UN Mine Action Promotes: Sustainable Development Goals, Safe Ground, Safe Home
This exhibit demonstrates how UN mine action supports the Sustainable Development Goals, primarily through the implementation of the “Safe Ground” campaign, which turns former mine fields in to playing fields. Shown in three parts, the exhibit takes a unique approach toward showcasing this transition.

The exhibition is organized in connection with International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (4 April 2019). On display until 20 May 2019.

The 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference

Call for Workshops Applications is now open!
Deadline to submit proposals is 17 May 2019. All submissions will be reviewed by 10 June 2019.
Submit your application here
Call for Workshops Applications

Registration for the 68th UN Civil Society Conference is now open!
All civil society representatives register here
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