2020 Winter/Spring Season Calendar of Events

 2020 Winter/Spring Season Calendar of Briefings, Chat Series and Events

Due to the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Briefings and Chats Series are postponed until further notice.
Civil Society Unit is organizing online sessions. Please continue to check this website and subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

Thursday, 30 January

Civil Society Briefing

Hate speech, Holocaust denial and distortion: why challenging it matters
Organized in observance of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust (27 January)


Wednesday, 7 April

Civil Society Briefing online

2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife
Launch of the WHO World Nursing Report​

Tuesday, 11 February

Civil Society Chat Series*

Responding to Disasters: Rebuilding for a Brighter Future​


Friday, 22 April

Civil Society Youth-led Community Call online

"Youth-led Community Call: A global conversation in light of
COVID-19 - #2"

Organized with the DGC Youth Representative Steering Committee
in celebration of World Earth Day

Thursday, 27 February - Postponed

Civil Society Briefing

UN with Civil Society in Action: Stories Reshaping Our Future​


Monday, 4 May- Canceled

Civil Society Briefing online

A Freedom of Press is Always Good News: Especially Now
Organized with UNESCO in observance of the World Press Freedom Day (3 May)

Wednesday, 4 March

Civil Society Youth Briefing

"Decade of Youth Action" organized in partnership with the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation (FAF)


Monday, 18 May

Civil Society Briefing online

Fighting Stigma, Xenophobia and Racial Discrimination in

Organized in observance of the International Day of Living
Together in Peace

Thursday, 12 March - Canceled

Civil Society Briefing

Civil Society Progress Towards Achieving the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action
Organized as a side event to the 64th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women


Wednesday, 24 June 

Civil Society Chat Series
Inspiring Global Action: Reframing responsibilities to one another and our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, 24 March - Postponed

Civil Society Orientation

Orientation Programme for Newly Associated Civil Society Organizations​


Thursday, 23 July

Communications Workshop

Organized in partnership with the NGO Global Executive Committee


Thursday, 2 April

Civil Society Youth-led Community Call online

A global conversation in light of COVID-19
Organized with the DGC Civil Society Youth Representative Steering Committee


Tuesday, 11 August

International Youth Day Event
A Decade of Action for Youth Engagement



Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) recently joined the Civil Society Unit, DGC.
For the complete list of Stakeholder Opportunities supported by NGLS: 

*Civil Society Chat Series are located in the Civil Society Resource Center at 801 UN Plaza, New York

**Please note that the Calendar is tentative and subject to change