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2017 Integration Segment of ECOSOC

The 2017 Integration Segment of ECOSOC will be chaired by H.E. Mr. Nabeel Munir, Vice-President of the Council (Pakistan), and will be held 8 to 10 May 2017, at UN Headquarters in New York.

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum 2017

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, to be held on 30-31 January 2017, will provide a platform for youth to engage in a dialogue with Member States and share ideas on innovation, collective action and solutions to global problems. It will also address the concept of "shared prosperity", which is at the core of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The forum will bring youth leaders from around the world to the UN Headquarters in New York. It will give them the opportunity to engage with policy-makers and other youth delegates and representatives.

Webinar on Engaging Youth in the Implementation of Agenda 2030

7 December 2016 - 11:00a.m. to 12:30p.m. EST

The NGO Branch, at the office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination in UN DESA, is pleased to invite interested NGOs to a briefing session on engaging Youth for the implementation of Agenda 2030.

The session will provide information on the following:

  • Available platforms to engage Youth/Youth Led Organizations in the works of the UN
  • Upcoming major UN Youth events in 2017, including the ECOSOC Youth Forum on 30-31 January 2017
  • Step by step instructions on how to apply for ECOSOC Consultative Status
  • The main components of the application package

After the presentation, the floor will be open to answer questions from participants. Such questions may be raised either by chat or by requesting the floor using the “Raise my Hand” option.

In order to attend to the webinar kindly click here and fill out the registration form; a confirmation e-mail will follow in a few days with the instructions on how to log into the event.

United Nations International Volunteer Day 2016

Youth Volunteering for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:
Engaging Communities, Creating Change, Transforming Societies

Monday, 5 December 2016

UN Headquarters, Conference Room 7, 1:15pm - 2:30pm

Light lunch: 1:00pm

External visitor's registration: 12:30pm

UN Volunteers (UNV) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are honored to cordially invite you to a New York celebration on the occasion of the United Nations International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2016. This side event will feature voices of youth volunteering locally and globally to implement the 2030 Agenda as well as perspectives from Member States and UN partners on the contribution of youth volunteerism for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UNITED NATIONS SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT NETWORK: Call for Submissions for the CSocD55 Photo Exhibition

For 2017, the 55th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD55) has selected the following priority theme: "Strategies for the eradication of poverty to achieve sustainable development for all". As part of its activities for CSocD55, the UNDESA's Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) is hosting a photo exhibition at United Nations Headquarters in New York City from 1-10 February 2017, during the Commission. Photos selected for the exhibition will be viewed by the many visitors to the UN, including government officials, experts, and NGO representatives during this important event, and will be included in an online exhibition brochure distributed to key partners and stakeholders.

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