Wednesday
Apr112018

2018 Partnership Exchange - 13 July

Organized in the margins of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the Partnership Exchange provides broad a platform for multi-stakeholder partnerships, government officials, United Nations, major groups and other stakeholders to share knowledge and expertise to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The 2018 annual global Partnership Exchange will be held in the margins of the HLPF on 13 July 2018 to discuss and showcase the role of multi-stakeholder…

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Monday
Apr092018

SRHR in the 62nd CSW session Agreed Conclusions

There has been some discussion about the Agreed conclusions on “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls, adopted at the end of the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women in March 2017. While the original draft did include sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in its wording, this was removed before the final text was agreed. Yet, there is wording in the text that strengthens the discourse on SRHR…

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Saturday
Apr072018

Stakeholders: Apply to speak, attend, or for Selection Committee

The President of the General Assembly is convening a one-day Youth Dialogue on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 at UN Headquarters in New York with the aim to discuss education, employment, and the prevention of radicalization leading to violent extremism.

At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), UN-NGLS is facilitating a process to identify stakeholders to speak during the "open mic" session, and for stakeholders to apply to attend this event as observers.

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Friday
Apr062018

Stakeholder Respondents Selected: High-level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace, 24-25 April at UNHQ

At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly, UN-NGLS and the UN Peacebuilding Support Office facilitated a process to identify stakeholders wishing to speak as respondents at the President of the General Assembly's High-level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace. UN-NGLS facilitated a Stakeholder Selection Committee to review applications for the speaking roles and create a regionally and gender balanced short-list of candidates for the President of the General Assembly to consider…

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Thursday
Apr052018

2018 Multi-stakeholder forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (5-6 June)

2018 Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum)

As requested by the General Assembly resolution 70/1 on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the President of ECOSOC will convene the STI forum annually to discuss science, technology and innovation cooperation around thematic areas for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals...

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Tuesday
Apr032018

Call for innovations – STI Forum 2018 (deadline: April 4th 2018)

The third annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on June 5 and 6, 2018.

In September 2015, the nations of the world adopted a new set of goals to achieve the well-being of all while protecting the planet by 2030. This ‘2030 Agenda’ contains 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are designed to shape the global efforts towards attaining these objectives…

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Friday
Mar302018

(26 March-8 April 2018) ECOSOC e-Discussion: From global to local - supporting sustainable and resilient societies in urban and rural communities

See below for further information:

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Monday
Mar262018

Invitation to the Eighth Interactive Dialogue of the General Assembly on Harmony with Nature, Monday 23 April 2018

The eighth Interactive Dialogue of the General Assembly on Harmony with Nature to Commemorate International Mother Earth Day will take place on Monday 23 April, at the ECOSOC Chamber, from 10 am to 1 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm. Further information about the Dialogue will be made available soon on the dedicated website

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Friday
Mar232018

1,500 participants make noise at the Global Festival of Action for the world to hear: activate and connect for sustainable development

Multiple voices and solidarity as the success ingredients for global action: this was the main takeaway from the last day of the Global Festival Action for Sustainable Development. More than 1,500 participants from more than 100 countries convened at the Festival, hosted by the United Nations SDG Action Campaign. 

After making new connections, exchanging innovative solutions and dancing to the sound of SDG-inspired beatboxing, our Festival-goers are now taking it all home, committed to keep acting for sustainable development!…

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Friday
Mar232018

Festival-goers make every voice count: Global Festival of Action steams ahead on the second day

Connecting the dots and building cross-sectoral, intergenerational bridges to bring about change - the second day of the Global Festival of Action was all about igniting global partnerships. "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together", says the African proverb.

LGBTQ representatives, indigenous people, Pacific voices, youth movements, private and public sector reinforced their commitment to making sure no one is left behind…

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