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Event: ECOSOC Coordination and Management Meeting 2-3 July 2018

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 05:07
The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will hold a Coordination and Management Meeting (CCM) as part of its role in coordinating the work of the UN Development System. At its CCMs, ECOSOC reviews and approves reports from ECOSOC subsidiary and expert bodies in economic, environmental and social fields as well as reports from expert and ad hoc bodies. The CCM also coordinates and reviews specific development issues with the aim of promoting more integrated responses to specific areas, and considers special country situations or regional issues.

Event: International Youth Day 2018

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 05:05
On 17 December 1999, in resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998), calling for 12 August be declared International Youth Day.

Event: ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment 2018

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 04:59
The UN Economic and Social Council's (ECOSOC) Humanitarian Affairs Segment enables Member States, UN entities, humanitarian and development partners, the private sector and affected communities to discuss emerging and pressing humanitarian issues. A Transition Event that links discussions between the ECOSOC Operational Activities for Development Segment and the Humanitarian Affairs Segment will take place before the opening of the Segment.

Event: ECOSOC Coordination and Management Meeting June 2018

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 04:54
The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will hold a Coordination and Management Meeting (CCM) as part of its role in coordinating the work of the UN Development System. At its CCMs, ECOSOC reviews and approves reports from ECOSOC subsidiary and expert bodies in economic, environmental and social fields as well as reports from expert and ad hoc bodies. The CCM also coordinates and reviews specific development issues with the aim of promoting more integrated responses to specific areas, and considers special country situations or regional issues.

Event: World Toilet Day 2018

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 04:50
The resolution declaring World Toilet Day titled, 'Sanitation for All' (A/RES/67/291), was adopted on 24 July 2013. The resolution urges UN Member States and relevant stakeholders to encourage behavioral change and the implementation of policies to increase access to sanitation among the poor, along with a call to end the practice of open-air defecation, which it deemed extremely harmful to public health. The theme for events marking World Toilet Day in 2018 will be: 'When nature calls'. The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of events marking World Toilet Day 2017 is here.

Event: World Soil Day 2018

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 04:38
The FAO Conference, in June 2013, endorsed World Soil Day and requested official adoption at the 68th UN General Assembly. In December 2013, the 68th UN General Assembly declared 5 December as the World Soil Day. The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of events marking World Soil Day 2017 is here.

Event: Human Rights Day 2018

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 04:33
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December, which is the anniversary of the day that the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 2018, Human Rights Day will mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Event: International Mountain Day 2018

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 04:07
International Mountain Day, which has been celebrated on 11 December since 2003, has its roots in the adoption of Chapter 13 of Agenda 21, titled 'Managing Fragile Ecosystems: Sustainable Mountain Development'. Subsequently, the UN General Assembly declared 2002 as the UN International Year of Mountains, and designated 11 December, from 2003 onwards, as International Mountain Day. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) is the coordinating agency for the IMD. The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of observances of International Mountain Day 2017 is here.

Event: World Water Day 2018

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 03:48
World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water – the UN’s inter-agency collaboration mechanism for all freshwater related issues – in collaboration with governments and partners. In 2018, the theme for World Water Day is  “Nature for Water”. The UN General Assembly will launch the International Decade for Action: Water for sustainable development (2018-2028) on World Water Day 2018.

Event: International Women's Day 2018

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 03:07
International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8 March. It offers an opportunity to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

Event: World Sustainable Development Summit 2018

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 02:56
The World Sustainable Development Summit 2018 (WSDS 2018) is organized by the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), and seeks to accelerate action towards sustainable development and climate change. The 2018 event will focus on the theme, 'Partnerships for a Resilient Planet'.

Event: 2022 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 28)

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 02:49
The 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 28) to the UNFCCC is expected to take place from 7-18 November 2022, at a location to be determined.

Event: Regional Political-Technical Dialogue on Water, Energy and Food Nexus

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 02:40
Organized by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) with funding from the EU and Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), this event will look at the nexus concept, its connection to the SDGs, its features in Latin America and the Caribbean and the difficulties in implementing it there, national case studies and regional priorities. The second day will focus on a proposal for public policy guidelines for better management of nexus linkages and a regional plan of action toward that end. The dialogue will be followed by a two-day training workshop on the issue organized by GIZ.

Event: ECOSOC Coordination and Management Meeting April 2018

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 02:35
The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will hold a Coordination and Management Meeting (CCM) as part of its role in coordinating the work of the UN Development System. At its CCMs, ECOSOC reviews and approves reports from ECOSOC subsidiary and expert bodies in economic, environmental and social fields as well as reports from expert and ad hoc bodies. The CCM also coordinates and reviews specific development issues with the aim of promoting more integrated responses to specific areas, and considers special country situations or regional issues.

Event: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 02:33
The 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) will have the theme, 'Towards a common future'. The focus will be on ensuring that the Commonwealth is "responsive to global challenges and delivers a more prosperous, secure, sustainable and fair future for all its citizens, particularly its young people". The organizers note that the urgent need for action on climate change is "particularly relevant for the Commonwealth as 38 of our 52 members are small or other vulnerable states". The meeting will begin with the Commonwealth Business Forum, People's Forum, Women's Forum, and Youth Forum. This article outlines expected areas of emphasis and key considerations ahead of the CHOGM.

Event: Inaugural Meeting of the International Network of Financial Centres for Sustainability

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 02:31
UNEP convenes the International Network of Financial Centres for Sustainability, which aims to mobilize the resources and expertise of financial centers around the world to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change and the SDGs. Its inaugural meeting will convene in Milan, Italy, from 12-13 April 2018. Priorities for possible early action by the Network include promoting, endorsing and implementing key standards, such as the Task Force on Climate-related Finance Disclosures (TCFD), and sharing experiences on green loans and green fintech. The Network will work to add value in seven strategic areas:
  • raising awareness in financial centers on climate change and sustainable development;
  • strengthening market practices by facilitating clarity and convergence on key definitions, taxonomies and standards and supporting their implementation;
  • promoting market expansion through cooperation between financial centers, including cross-border financial flows;
  • stimulating financial innovation through filling market gaps and developing; breakthrough approaches;
  • building capacity among financial center professionals;
  • providing an authoritative voice on effective ways to harness financial centers; and
  • enabling performance measurement by supporting data collection and analysis on the contributions of financial centers to sustainable development.

Event: ECOSOC Partnership Forum 2018

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 02:29
The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will convene the Partnership Forum on 4 April 2018, in New York, US. The 2017 session of the Partnership Forum took place under the theme, ‘Partnerships for promoting opportunities, increased prosperity and sustainable development for all,’ and discussed SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and the role of partnerships.

Event: ECOSOC Operational Activities for Development Segment 2018

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 02:27
The Operational Activities for Development Segment of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) reviews UN policies, including the implementation of the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) quadrennial comprehensive policy review (QCPR), which guides the UN development system’s work with countries around the world in making progress on all dimensions of sustainable development.

Event: UNGA President's Briefing on 2018 Priorities

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 02:26
The UN General Assembly will convene for an informal meeting of the plenary to hear a briefing by UNGA President Miroslav Lajcak on priorities for 2018. Lajcak provided a preview of his priorities in a press conference on 20 December 2017.

Event: G20 Health Ministerial Meeting

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 01:51

This event will take place as part of the Sherpa Track for the 2018 G20 Leaders' Summit, which is to be hosted by Argentina at the end of 2018.

Argentina has selected the theme, 'Building consensus for fair and sustainable development,' for the 2018 G20 Leaders' Summit, and has identified three key issues for the agenda: the future of work, infrastructure for development, and a sustainable food future. The G20 is made up of 19 countries and the European Union. The 19 countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.