2 to 4 May | Global Festival of Action, Bonn, Germany
Activists, development experts, change makers and creatives gather from 2 to 4 May in Bonn, Germany, to attend the Global Festival of Action. The event aims to catalyze action on the SDGs, test and accelerate new ideas, while deepening the coalition for action.
20 to 24 May | 28th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime will convene the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Vienna to discuss ways to ensure effective, fair and humane criminal justice systems worldwide, improve equal access to justice and legal aid, and implement prison reform and alternatives to imprisonment to ensure justice for all. Digital assets can be found here.
21 May | Launch of the World Economic Situation and Prospects (mid-2019 report)
Join Assistant-Secretary-General for Economic Development Elliott Harris and the Chief of the Global Economic Monitoring Branch Dawn Holland, at the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs as they present the global and regional economic update live on 21 May at 11 a.m. EST, via UN Web TV.
29 to 31 May | Open Government Partnership Global Summit 2019
Co-hosted by Open Government Partnership and the Government of Canada, the Summit will bring together the 79 member countries and 20 local governments of the OGP along with other participants from local and regional governments, civil society groups, United Nations agencies, and academia, to share knowledge and create solutions for more open and transparent governments around the globe. Visit the Summit website for more information.
3 to 6 June | Women Deliver 2019 Conference
The world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women will take place in Vancouver, Canada. Visit the Conference website to learn more.
July | Launch of UN Legal Identity Agenda
A staggering one billion people in the world do not legally exist, the vast majority are children who never had their birth registered. Without legal identity, individuals — particularly children and women— risk being denied access to justice and legal protection, and are at risk of trafficking and exploitation.
In July 2019, the United Nations will launch its call to action in support of the Legal Identity Agenda 2020-2030 and commitments to the UN LIA Multi-Partner Trust Fund to accelerate progress towards reaching SDG target 16.9 (legal identity for all, including birth registration). Backed by Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, the Legal Identity Agenda and Multi-Partner Trust Fund will support countries’ efforts to reduce the global identity gap by 300 million people by 2025.
PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival
The PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival, a joint initiative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), invites the world’s youth to submit original and creative videos focusing on pressing social issues – including on migration, diversity, social inclusion and the prevention of xenophobia. For more information, visit https://pluralplus.unaoc.org/
Every year, the UN Global Compact honours business leaders who are doing an exceptional job to advance the SDGs. Leaders like Alice Laugher, the CEO of Committed to Good, and Emmanuel Lulin, the Senior Vice President of L’Oreal, who become SDG Pioneers in 2018, are mobilizing businesses to drive progress across all aspects of corporate sustainability.
Learn more about the Compact’s initiatives to scale up business action and investment in high-risk areas, and promote human rights and anti-corruption practices.
Building Peace and Prosperity: What Business Can Do
Linking Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Compliance
Promoting Anti-Corruption Collective Action through Global Compact Local Networks
If the world reaches its projected population of nearly 10 billion by 2050, scientists fear that the equivalent of almost three planets will be required to sustain our current lifestyles. In June, the SDG editorial content will focus on Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, looking at what we need to do and are doing to change our consumption and production patterns and habits to prevent more irreversible damage to our one and only planet.
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.