Past events

October 2016

  1. Event

    UN Special Rapporteur’s fourth report on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association

    21 October 2016

    On October 21, following the official presentation of the report, human rights activists, trade unionists, representatives of UN agencies and other members of civil society from around the world will gather at UN headquarters in New York to discuss this seminal report with Kiai

September 2016

  1. 71th UN General Assembly

    Summit for Refugees and Migrants

    19 September 2016

    High-level summit hosted at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach.

  2. Event

    71st session of the UN General Assembly

    13 - 26 September 2016

July 2016

  1. Event

    Panel discussion on Partnerships to End Forced Labour in Supply Chains

    19 July 2016

  2. Event

    The 2016 High-level segment of ECOSOC: : "Implementing the post-2015 development agenda: moving from commitments to results"

    18 - 22 July 2016

    The 2016 High-level segment of ECOSOC will be chaired by Ambassador Oh Joon, President of ECOSOC. It represents the culmination of ECOSOC’s 2016 cycle, and addresses the Council’s overall annual theme, “Implementing the post-2015 development agenda: moving from commitments to results”.

  3. Event

    Panel discussion on skills development to improve youth employment

    15 July 2016

    Joint event organized by the ILO, the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN, Permanent Mission of Portugal to the UN, Office of the Secretary-General Special Envoy for Youth, UNESCO.

  4. Event

    UNGA High-Level Thematic Debate on Human Rights

    12 - 13 July 2016

    The event takes place in the context of the 50th anniversary of the International Human Rights Covenants, the 30th anniversary of the Declaration on the Right to Development and the process to select and appoint the next United Nations Secretary-General. It will be an opportunity to take an overarching view of the human rights situation in our world today, reinforce the foundations for human rights and how action to realize human rights can contribute to progress on peace and security and sustainable development and vice-versa, as well as highlight ways to strengthen the United Nations’ role in this area and identify actions to unleash rapid improvements in the realization of human rights globally.

  5. Event

    UNGA High-level Thematic Debate: Human Rights

    12 - 13 July 2016

    The third debate will focus on the United Nations' role in the field of human rights, including in relation to governance, the rule of law, gender equality, and institution building. Taking into account the unprecedented scale of global humanitarian challenges, particular attention will be placed on addressing the needs of the millions of displaced women, men, and children affected by conflicts and disasters, particularly refugees.

  6. Event

    ECOSOC High-level political forum on sustainable development: "Ensuring no one is left behind"

    11 - 20 July 2016

    The High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development is the United Nations central platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015.

  7. Event

    ECOSOC Dialogue on Longer-Term Positioning of UN Development System - Session 8 - Conclusion

    1 July 2016

    The dialogue process consists of both formal and informal sessions over an 18-month period, and its outcome is expected to be a key input to the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the UN system (QCPR), to be issued in August 2016.

June 2016

  1. Event

    UN Global Compact Leaders Summit: The New Era of Business

    22 - 23 June 2016

    The Summit 2016 will provide a stage to encourage business action on the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These new global goals are set to be a major driver of the markets of tomorrow and can provide impetus for a wave of sustainable products, services and business innovations.

  2. Event

    ECOSOC Dialogue on Longer-Term Positioning of UN Development System - Retreat 3

    17 - 18 June 2016

  3. Event

    17th Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea Seventeenth meeting

    13 - 17 June 2016

    With the theme of ""Marine debris, plastics and micro-plastics", will consider developments in ocean affairs and the law of the sea and identify areas where coordination and cooperation at the intergovernmental and inter-agency levels should be enhanced.

  4. Event

    ECOSOC Coordination and Management Meeting

    1 - 3 June 2016

May 2016

  1. Event

    Resumed Review Conference on the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

    23 - 27 May 2016

  2. Event

    ECOSOC Dialogue on Longer-Term Positioning of UN Development System: Workshop 7 - Linkages and Proposals

    20 May 2016

    This ECOSOC Dialogue, last in a series of seven, will consider emerging interlinkages between the 6 ECOSOC Dialogue areas; and Options/proposals emerging from the workshops as called for in ECOSOC resolution 2014/14.

  3. Event

    Harnessing Migration and Refugee Flows in Support of Sustainable Urbanisation

    18 May 2016

  4. Event

    High-level Thematic Debate on UN, Peace and Security

    10 - 11 May 2016

    This event will be a platform to identify key threats and engage in a strategic reflection about today’s challenges to international peace and security. Furthermore, it will allow for a consideration about the means, tools and instruments available within a UN-context to tackle these challenges as well as the responsibilities and institutions required for an effective collective security architecture.

  5. Event

    15th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

    9 - 20 May 2016

    The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, with the theme 'Indigenous peoples: conflict, peace and resolution', will address: implementation of the six mandated areas of the PFII with reference to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP); conflict, peace and resolution; and coordination among the three UN mechanisms on indigenous affairs.

  6. Event

    Impacts of the 2015/16 El Niño phenomenon: Reducing risks and capturing opportunities

    6 May 2016