Upcoming Events (in New York unless otherwise indicated)
- The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations substantive session 2020 (20-29 January)
- UN General Assembly plenary meeting to consider the report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization (A/74/1)and a briefing by the Secretary-General on his priorities for 2020 (22 January)
- UN General Assembly High-level Interactive Dialogue on the occasion of the International Day of Education (24 January) (Concept note)
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