Upcoming Events (in New York unless otherwise indicated)
- UN General Assembly Tenth Working Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (15-18 April)
- UN ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up (FfD Forum) (15-18 April)
(Provisional programme) (Concept note) (Side events)
- UN General Assembly Interactive dialogue of the General Assembly on Harmony with Nature during the commemoration of International Mother Earth Day (22 April) (Concept note & draft programme)
- UN Security Council open debate on "Women, peace and security: sexual violence in conflict" (23 April) Concept note
- UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) (22 April-3 May 2019) (Provisional Calendar of Meetings)
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