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Apply to attend or submit video statements: 23 June UNGA Multi-stakeholder Hearing on the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Trafficking in PersonsOn 23 June 2017, the UN General Assembly will conduct an informal Interactive multi-stakeholder hearing for the review of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA) and UNODC, the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) is facilitating a process for stakeholders to apply to attend this event, or to submit video statements to be considered for use during the hearings.

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Apply: Sessions and hearings of prep process for a Global Compact on Migration

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Apply to speak at, attend, or serve on Selection Committee: UN President of General Assembly's SDG Action Event on Education, 28 June 2017 at UNHQ

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By 9 May: Apply for Stakeholder Steering Committee for UN General Assembly preparatory process for a global compact on migration

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At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly, UN-NGLS, UN DESA, UN University, and the UN Global Compact, with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), are facilitating the participation of the stakeholders listed above in the informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings and the six informal thematic sessions of the preparatory process for a global compact on migration. Apply now to participate in the Stakeholder Steering Committee for the full preparatory process.

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24 April High-level Event on Ending Violence against Children - 1:15pm at UNHQ

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Violence affects a billion children every year. It happens in every country, city and community. Therefore, it takes all of us - the entire international community - to end violence against girls and boys. World Vision, together with the Permanent Missions of Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, Japan, Luxembourg, Panama, Thailand, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children, and UN-NGLS, convened this high-level event to reflect and share on World Vision's "It Takes a World" campaign, which aims to ignite partnerships, raise awareness, and strengthen accountability to end violence against girls and boys. The event was web cast live and can be viewed here.

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Information on Special Accreditation to UN General Assembly preparatory process for a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration

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Non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, diaspora organizations, migrant organizations, academic institutions, and private sector entities NOT in consultative status with UN ECOSOC:
INFORMATION REGARDING SPECIAL ACCREDITATION TO THE PREPARATORY PROCESS

As part of the preparatory process for the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration, the President of the General Assembly (PGA) will organize a series of informal thematic sessions between April 2017 and November 2017, as well as four days of informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings between April 2017 and June 2018. The PGA has requested UN-NGLS, UN DESA, UN University and UN Global Compact, in cooperation with IOM, to facilitate a process for non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, diaspora organizations, migrant organizations, academic institutions, and private sector entities that are NOT in consultative status with UN ECOSOC to apply for special accreditation to the preparatory process.

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Civil society and social entrepreneurs: Apply to speak at or attend the President of the General Assembly's High-level SDG Financing Lab - 18 April 2017 at UNHQ

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On 18 April, the President of the General Assembly will convene a High-level SDG Financing Lab to highlight the critical importance of sustainable financing for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including climate action. The event will focus on how to drive the transformation to align financial markets with sustainable development, as well as showcase concrete ways in which UN Member States can approach the financing of different SDGs. At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), UN-NGLS is facilitating a process to identify four civil society or social entrepreneur speakers, as well as stakeholders wishing to attend the event as observers.

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Apply to Speak or Attend: UN High-level Action Event on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda -- 23 March 2017 at UN Headquarters

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On 23 March 2017, the President of the 71st UN General Assembly, Ambassador Peter Thomson, in collaboration with the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Ms. Patricia Espinosa, will convene Member States, the UN System, and stakeholders at United Nations Headquarters in a High-level Action Event on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda. At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), UN-NGLS is facilitating a process to identify two civil society speakers, one social entrepreneur speaker, and stakeholders wishing to attend as observers.

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Apply to Attend 17 February High-level Meeting commemorating International Convention for Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

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In accordance with UN General Assembly resolution 70/160 of 10 February 2016, the President of the General Assembly will convene a high-level meeting to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. The meeting will be held on 17 February 2017 at UN Headquarters in New York. This important event will provide an opportunity to review the positive impact of the Convention during these first ten years and to discuss ways and best practices to prevent enforced disappearances, to combat impunity and to promote and protect all human rights for all. The program of work includes three segments: the Opening Segment, the Plenary Segment, and a Panel Discussion that will include interactive dialogue. At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly, UN-NGLS is facilitating a process for civil society to apply to attend this special event as observers. DEADLINE: 10 February 2017

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Apply to Speak or Attend: 24 January 2017 President of the United Nations General Assembly's High-level Dialogue on "Building Sustainable Peace for All"

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In recognition of the fundamental interlinkages between the 2030 Agenda and Sustaining Peace, the President of the General Assembly will convene a High-level Dialogue entitled "Building Sustainable Peace for All: Synergies between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustaining Peace Agenda" on 24 January 2017 at UN Headquarters in New York, with the participation of the President of the Security Council, the President of the Economic and Social Council, and the Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission. At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) is facilitating a process to identify two civil society speakers, and other civil society attendees wishing to be considered as observers for this event.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with civil society as Paris Agreement on climate change enters into force

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The Paris Agreement to address climate change, adopted by world leaders last December at the Climate Conference in Paris (COP21), officially entered into force on 4 November. To commemorate this historic day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invited representatives of civil society organizations to a 45-minute meeting with him at UN Headquarters in New York. This meeting provided civil society groups with the opportunity to share with the Secretary-General how their organizations will contribute to the objectives of the Paris Agreement, as well as their visions and concerns. The Executive Office of the Secretary-General and UN-NGLS co-organized the meeting. 11 civil society representatives spoke during the session, moderated by Dr. David Nabarro, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change. Read More for the event programme and videos.

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UN Secretary-General Staff Awards 2016 finalists include OPGA, UN-NGLS NY & DGACM team for UN Secretary-General candidates process

Collage Full Team 2A team comprised of staff from the Office of the President of the UN General Assembly, the UN-NGLS New York Office, and the Department of General Assembly Conference Management (DGACM) were honored on United Nations Staff Day 2016 as UN Secretary-General Staff Award finalists, for work together on the process for the selection of the next UN Secretary-General. The team was recognized in the category "Managing Change" for achieving "an unprecedented standard of transparency and inclusivity for the process," building on a mandate provided by UN Member States to the President of the General Assembly. We extend our highest respect to President of the 70th Session of the General Assembly Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, and President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly Ambassador Peter Thomson for their principled leadership in this regard. We thank UN Member States for their support of a more transparent and inclusive process which included civil society.

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The Ocean Conference at UNHQ 5-9 June 2017

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OHCHR Report: Safe & Enabling Environment for Civil Society

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