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October 2018

Daily Agenda – 15 October 2018

15/10/2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Daily Agenda - 15 October 2018

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January 2019

Morning Mingas

January 30 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

      During the 72nd session of the General Assembly, a new initiative was born: the “Morning Dialogues”. These dialogues were an informal series of discussions between the President of the General Assembly and Permanent Representatives on issues of concern to the United Nations.Building from that initiative, and inspired by the age-old Andean principle of “Minga” – which refers to a collective effort and shared work that is carried out for the benefit of the community, the President of the 73rd…

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February 2019

From Global Issues to Local Priorities

February 19 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

From Global Issues to Local Priorities: The role of Cities in the Global Agenda,including Cities for Sustainable Development, Food Security, Nutrition andClimate Change   19 February 2019 3:00-6:00 PM - UN Headquarters, New York BACKGROUND At present, 55 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas and this proportion is expected to rise to 70 percent by 2050. This rise coincides with a period during which many countries are implementing policy decentralization processes that are resulting in increased and…

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Annual Parliamentary Hearing

February 21 @ 9:00 am - February 22 @ 6:00 pm

Annual Parliamentary Hearing at the United Nations Emerging Challenges to Multilateralism: A Parliamentary Response 21 - 22 Feb 2019 - New York, United States of America The 2019 Parliamentary Hearing at the United Nations will take place on 21-22 February in New York. The international community and national governments are contending with global issues such as climate change, migrants and refugees, sustainable development, and nuclear disarmament, amongst others, where no one country can go it alone. Political commitment to international…

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March 2019

Women in Power

March 12

The President of the General Assembly hosted a High-Level Event on 'Women in Power' on 12 March 2019. The High-Level event brought together senior leaders and other participants from governments, observers to the General Assembly, the UN system, private sector and civil society to identify barriers that hinder women's participation and leadership, and to share best practices that can accelerate women's empowerment in this area.  CALL TO ACTION  In the immediate aftermath of the High-Level Event of the President of…

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Women in Power – CALL TO ACTION

March 13

The President of the General Assembly hosted a High-Level Event on 'Women in Power' on 12 March 2019. The High-Level event brought together senior leaders and other participants from governments, observers to the General Assembly, the UN system, private sector and civil society to identify barriers that hinder women's participation and leadership, and to share best practices that can accelerate women's empowerment in this area.  CALL TO ACTION  In the immediate aftermath of the High-Level Event of the President of…

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CLIMATE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL

March 28

 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

The Future of Work

April 10

High Level Event of the 73rd General Assembly on the Future of Work  Organized on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the International Labour Organization – ILO 10 April 2019 Background The year 2019 represents an important milestone for the United Nations as its first specialized agency, the International Labour Organization, marks its one-hundredth anniversary. The ILO was founded on the realization that clear rules were needed to ensure that economic progress went hand in hand with social justice,…

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Informal Interactive Hearing with Indigenous Peoples

April 25

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

COMMODITY MARKETS

May 15

Informal Interactive Dialogue on Commodity Markets United Nations Headquarters, New York 15 May 2019   The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in its resolution A/RES/72/205 adopted on 20 December 2017, decided “to hold a one-off one-day informal interactive dialogue of the General Assembly on commodity markets during the first half of 2019 to review world commodity trends and prospects, particularly in commodity-dependent countries”. The UNGA acknowledges that commodity-dependent developing countries face specific structural constraints to international trade and economic diversification. As…

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July 2019

Gender Equality and Women’s Leadership for a Sustainable World

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Informal Plenary Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Leadership for a Sustainable World: A Panel Discussion with the President's Group of Gender Equality Leaders   15 July 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ECOSOC Chamber United Nations Headquarters, New York Background and Objective As the fourth woman at the helm of the General Assembly in the history of the UN, the President of the 73 rd session of the General Assembly recognizes that women decision makers must lead by example…

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