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February 2019

High-Level Debate on International Migration and Development

27/02/2019

27 February 2019ECOSOC Chamber, UN Headquarters, New Yorkare. CONCEPT NOTE Migration is one of the defining features of the 21st century and is integral to social and economic development. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognized the role of international migration in achieving inclusive social and economic development. At least 10 of the 169 targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include references to issues directly pertaining to international migration, migrants, and mobility. These include targets under goal 4 on…

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March 2019

CLIMATE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL

28/03/2019

 High-Level Meeting on the Protection of the Global Climate for Present & Future Generations of Humankind in the Context of the Economic, Social and Environmental Dimensions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development28 March 2019, United Nations Headquarters, New York Climate Change was the most commonly referenced topic during the general debate of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in September 2018.Of the 146 Member States that raised it, many cited climate change as the defining challenge of…

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April 2019

Harmony with Nature

22/04/2019

Interactive Dialogue on Harmony with Nature, commemorating the 10th International Earth Day 22 April 2019 Trusteeship Council Chamber The President of the General Assembly will convene an Interactive Dialogue on Harmony with Nature, commemorating the 10th International Earth Day at the United Nations in New York, under the theme "Mother Earth approach in the implementation of Education and Climate Change".  Download here A/RES/73/235 - Harmony with Nature  - Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 20 December 2018Download here  Letter…

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International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

24/04/2019

High-Level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly to Commemorate and Promote the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

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Informal Interactive Hearing with Indigenous Peoples

25/04/2019

Download here Programme and concept note for the Informal Interactive Hearing Indigenous Peoples Informal Interactive Hearing with Indigenous Peoples Letter to Representatives of Indigenous Peoples General Assembly resolution 71/321 of 8 September 2017 

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May 2019

Addressing Inequality Toward Inclusive Development

14/05/2019

In accordance with the General Assembly resolutions 72/141 and 73/141 on the implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and of the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly, the President of the General Assembly of the 73rd Session will convene a High-Level Thematic Debate (HLTD) on Addressing Inequality toward Inclusive Development on 14 May 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. In its resolution A/RES/73/141 on the implementation of the outcome of the…

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International Cooperation to Combat Illicit Financial Flows and Strengthen Good Practices on Asset Returns

16/05/2019

HIGH-LEVEL MEETING ON “INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION TO COMBAT ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS AND STRENGTHEN GOOD PRACTICES ON ASSET RETURN” United Nations Headquarters, New York 16 May 2019 BACKGROUND The United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution A/RES/72/207 entitled “Promotion of international cooperation to combat illicit financial flows and strengthen good practices on asset returns to foster sustainable development”, invited the President of the General Assembly to convene, in coordination with all stakeholders, a high-level meeting on international cooperation to combat illicit financial…

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Culture and Sustainable Development

21/05/2019

On the occasion of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 21 May 2019 - 10:00AM-1:00PM and 3:00PM-6:00PM Trusteeship Council Chamber United Nations Headquarters, New York The transformative power of culture for social inclusion, resilience and sustainable development is increasingly recognized as a key enabler for Sustainable Development. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development marked a major turning point in global efforts to address development challenges and opportunities, as the local authorities and communities take an increasingly…

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June 2019

The Role of Regional Organizations in Strengthening and Implementing Crime Prevention Initiatives and Criminal Justice Responses

06/06/2019

High -level Thematic Debate of the General Assembly on "The Role of Regional Organizations in Strengthening and Implementing Crime Prevention Initiatives and Criminal Justice Responses" 6 June 2019, Trusteeship Council Chamber Background By resolution 73/186, the General Assembly invited the President of the General Assembly, in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and with the involvement of relevant stakeholders, to hold a High-level debate on the role of regional organizations in strengthening and implementing crime…

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July 2019

Commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development

16/07/2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

                    General Assembly High-Level Plenary Meeting  Commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development General Assembly Hall, 16 July 2019, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Download here  Download here The registration for participation will be open from 2 to 4 July 2019 on: www.unpopulation.org Letter dated 28 June 2019 on the high-level plenary meeting on the "Commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population…

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Nelson Mandela International Day

18/07/2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Nelson Mandela International Day18 July A/RES/64/13 - Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 10 November 2009  A/RES/70/175 - Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 17 December 2015 Letter dated 8 July 2019 on the annual Nelson Mandela International Day to be held 18 July 2019Letter dated 16 June 2019 sharing the programme for the annual Nelson Mandela International Day Download here As every year, the theme for Mandela Day is “Take action, inspire change!”This year, volunteers will go to the Brownsville Community Culinary Center, Brooklyn.The Center…

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September 2019

High-Level Forum on the Culture of Peace – 20th Anniversary

13/09/2019

United Nations High-Level Forum on the Culture of Peace – 20th Anniversaryconvened by the President of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly United Nations General Assembly Resolution 73/126 of 12 December 2018 requests the President of the 73rd session of the Assembly, H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, to convene a high-level forum devoted to the implementation of the Programme of Action on the occasion of the anniversary of its adoption. The Assembly also requested the President of…

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Universal Health Coverage

23/09/2019

On 23 September 2019, the United Nations General Assembly held a high-level meeting on universal health coverage.  This meeting, held under the theme "Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World," aimed to accelerate progress toward universal health coverage (UHC), including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all. Download here Webcast (Plenary): Part 1 / Part 2Webcast (Panels): Panel 1 / Panel…

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High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

26/09/2019

High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons   26 September 2019 Conference Room 4, New York Headquarters  Download here Letter dated 19 July 2019 on the High-level plenaty meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons to be held 26 September 2019 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 5 December 2018Download here Some 2000 nuclear tests have been conducted since 1945, with…

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SAMOA Pathway Midterm Review

27/09/2019

HIGH-LEVEL MEETING TO REVIEW PROGRESS MADE IN ADDRESSING THE PRIORITIES OF SIDS THROUGH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ACCELERATED MODALITIES OF ACTION (SAMOA) PATHWAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2019 TRUSTEESHIP COUNCIL CHAMBER, UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK   Download here  Download here  Multi-stakeholder Roundtable I Progress, Gaps and Challenges  The theme of this roundtable is ‘Progress, Gaps, and Challenges’. Participants are invited to give insights on the implementation of the SAMOA Pathway thus far, and the hindrances that they have faced. Discussion here will include topics…

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