10 April | High-Level Meeting on the Future of Work, New York
Hosted by the President of the General Assembly, the Official UN Commemoration of the ILO’s Centenary will take place in New York under the theme of “The Future of Work”.
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12-14 April | Annual and Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group
The Spring Meetings will bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, parliamentarians, private sector executives, representatives from civil society organizations and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness.
13 April to 9 May | Global Days of Action on Military Spending
Upward trends in militarization continue unabated. Global military spending is at its highest since the end of the Cold War. UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, urges the international community to realign priorities to focus more on people-centred development. Her statement is embargoed until 13 April. Read the full statement.
28 April | World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2019
Inspired by the ILO’s anniversary, the international day will take stock of a 100 years of work in improving occupational safety and health.
2 – 5 May | Global Festival of Action – Bonn, Germany
Powered by the UN SDG Action Campaign and taking place in Bonn every year, the Global Festival of Action provides a dynamic and interactive space to showcase the latest innovations, tools and approaches to SDG advocacy and SDG action. It brings together leaders from governments, local authorities, international organizations, civil society, activists, young advocates, the creative industry and the private sector– to scale up the impact of their work and strategize joint actions, whilst motivating new organizations and individuals to join the movement and take action for the SDGs.
In May the SDG editorial content will focus on Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies in light of World Press Freedom Day (3 May) and the International Day of Peacekeepers (29 May).
Launched by the United Nations in September 2018 by more than 30 founding media organizations – encompassing more than 100 media and entertainment outlets – the SDG Media Compact seeks to inspire media and entertainment companies around the world to leverage their resources and creative talent to advance the Sustainable Development Goals. Find all our Media Compact Members here.