Urgent deadline (3 October): Register your interest in participating at the Knowledge Exchange Session with 2019 VNR Countries

As part of the preparatory process for the 2019 Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs), UNDESA is organizing a knowledge exchange session between volunteer countries, UN entities, international organizations and stakeholders to showcase tools, methodologies and approaches that could support the VNR process at national level.

The session will be held on 17 October 2018, from 15:00 – 18:00 at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland...

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Global Day of Action in the SDG Media Zone @UN, 25 Sep 13:00

We have received the following from Action for Sustainable Development

As you may know we mark the 25th September as the Global Day of Action for the SDGs, in partnership with the UN’s SDG Action Campaign and with GCAP. 

Join us on the 25 September! #Act4SDGs

If you are in New York, you are invited to join featured stories of activists from around the world:…

  • 13:00-14:00 on 25 September
  • SDG Media Zone session, directly in front of the UN buildings
  • Speakers include: Achim Steiner, UNDP; Federica Mogherini, European Commission (TBC); Kumi Naidoo, Amnesty International; Namhla Mniki Mangaliso, African Monitor; Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN SG Envoy on Youth and many more…

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The 3rd Regional Conference on Population and Development

The following report was prepared by the International Planned Parenthood Federation-Western Hemisphere Region

The Regional Conference on Population and Development (RCPD), held in Lima, Peru from 7 August to 9 August 9 2018 was the first opportunity for countries to present national reports on implementation of the Montevideo Consensus, as well as for the presentation of a regional report on implementation by ECLAC.  The country reports were surprisingly frank, discussing challenges for implementation, actions taken, and issues they continue to struggle with.  While there is always room for improvement, the RCPD proved conclusively that intergovernmental spaces can function as opportunities for real dialogue, learning, shared challenges, and highlighting critical issues emerging or persisting in the region…

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Montevideo Consensus reaffirmed as road map for action on population and development matters 

The third session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean concluded with countries reaffirming the Montevideo Consensus (English/Spanish) as the basis of a comprehensive and strategic road map for national and regional action. 

The Conference, which was held in Lima, Peru, was attended by 192 delegates from 32 of ECLAC’s member countries and one associate member, together with 82 representatives of UN System bodies and intergovernmental organizations, and 320 individuals from civil society…

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Further extension of deadlines to register for the UNECE Conference and CSO Consultation

Please note that the deadline for registering for the UNECE Conference has again been extended:

  • 17 September 2018: For NGOs in consultative status with UN Economic and Social Council to apply to attend UNECE Conference
  • 17 September 2018: Apply to attend CSO Consultation at your own cost

For further information please visit: CSOPartnersForChange.org


Preparations for the UN General Assembly

We have received the following information about health-related High-level Meetings at the time of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly:

This year’s 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly will convene, for the first time ever, two health-related High-Level Meetings (HLMs) back to back, and is an opportunity for health advocates to present a coordinated ‘One Health’ approach…

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UNESCAP Stakeholder Engagement Webinar Series: Register for Module 1

UNESCAP is producing a webinar series on stakeholder engagement as part of our wider efforts to help build the capacity of governments in the Asia-Pacific region as to better engage key national stakeholders towards the successful realization of the 2030 Agenda.  More information about this webinar series can be found on UNESCAP's SDG Help Desk here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10SQSoRHfb96d_E09DAeO_vRiw-Rq9T9N/view.  

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A website for the CSO Consultation for the UNECE Conference on ICPD+25 has been launched at CSOPartnersForChange.org

Information will be posted regularly as it becomes available.

Please note that the deadlines for requesting funding, registering for the UNECE Conference and CSO Consultation are very tight


Partners for change: Civil society engagement in ICPD+25 in the UNECE region

As part of the civil society preparations for the UNECE Conference on ICPD+25 – Enabling Choices: Population Dynamics and Sustainable Development, a one-day Civil Society Consultation – Partners for change: Civil society engagement in ICPD+25 in the UNECE region will be held at the Warwick Hotel, rue de Lausanne 14, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland on Sunday 30 September 2018 from 08.30 – 18.00 .As this consultation precedes the UNECE Regional Conference on ICPD+25, it will provide an opportunity for CSO input into the process…

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World pays tribute to ex-UN chief Kofi Annan

Flags will fly at half mast for three days outside of the UN Headquarters as the world pays tribute to ex-UN chief Kofi Annan

"It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness..."  @KofiAnnan

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