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Safeguarding Sport from Corruption: Towards UNGASS 2021 
October 22, 2019 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Location: Conference Room 11
United Nations Headquarters
This event is only open to UN Ground Pass Holders

Celebration of World Cities Day “Better City, Better Life”
October 31, 2019 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location: Conference Room 11
United Nations Headquarters
RSVP by emailing your name to by Oct. 28th to attend!

Important: If you do not have a UN Grounds Pass, email your name as it appears on your Government-issued photo ID.
The same ID should be presented to collect your Special Event Pass on 31 October 2019 from 9 to 10 a.m.

United Nations High-Level Midterm Review of the Implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action (VPoA)
for landlocked developing countries (LLDC’s) for the decade 2014-2024

December 5-6, 2019
Location: United Nations Headquarters
Register by November 3, 2019 here.

Application for Special-accreditation to the 2020 United Nations Ocean Conference Now Open
Priority meeting during February 2020
Location: United Nations Headquarters
Apply here now.

Achieving menstrual equity and keeping girls in school:
Raising awareness and improving access to feminine hygiene products.

November 20, 2019 1:15 PM-2:45 PM (Universal Children’s Day)
Location: Conference Room 12
United Nations Headquarters
RSVP here by November 15


Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance
The magnitude of financing required to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is significant, yet to date, levels of investment have been insufficient. While public resources will be essential, the mobilization of the private sector is critical to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.To help address this shortfall, the Secretary-General is convening the Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance as part of his Strategy for Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The group is aimed at leveraging the insights of private sector leaders to remove impediments and implement solutions for mobilizing resources for sustainable development.
Read more here.

Anti-Semitism ‘toxic to democracy’, UN expert warns, calling for better education
To counter anti-Semitism, which is “toxic to democracy” and poses “a threat to all societies if left unaddressed”, countries must invest more in education, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief has warned, speaking at UN headquarters in New York.


World Trade Report 2019: The future of services trade
Services are intricately related to global trade, yet their relationship isn’t often understood. The World Trade Report 2019 examines how services are evolving in the era of globalization. Download the report here.



The Sustainable Development Goals Competition is now live!
Submit ideas on how to further the goals and win cash prizes or tuition scholarship by submitting your ideas and proposals to Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relation’s SDG Challenge! Application and registration materials can be found here. For more information on sustainable development goals read more here. Any inquires can be directed to the Center for UN Studies and Global Governance via email at:

High school students can apply through this link. While college graduates and undergraduate seniors will find more details here.

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