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January 14, 2020

Announcements for the Civil Society Representatives | Annual Review Announcement for 2019

Civil Society Unit | Department of Global Communications | United Nations
In focus: Annual Review Announcement for 2019
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Secretary-General calls for global participation in UN75 dialogues

The United Nations on Wednesday launched the biggest global conversation on the world’s future: the UN75 dialogues. Views and ideas gathered throughout the year will be shared at a high-level event in September to mark the Organization’s 75th anniversary.
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UN75 SURVEY https://un75.online/


From January 2020, which starts the 75th anniversary year of the Organization, the UN will work with partners to initiate dialogues within and across borders, sectors and generations. The aim is to reach as many people as possible: to listen to their hopes and fears; learn from their experiences; and empower them to think and act globally. 
Join the conversation. Be the change. 
https://www.un.org/un75


Press release: The United Nations launches 75th anniversary dialogues: The biggest global conversation on the world’s future starts now.

January 1, 2020 saw the launch of the UN75 initiative – the largest, most inclusive conversation on the role of global cooperation in building a better future for all. The initiative will see the UN spark dialogues throughout 2020 in diverse settings across the world.

In a ‘global reality check’, four innovative data streams will build the first ever repository of crowd-sourced solutions to major global challenges.

The UN75 dialogues together with a ‘One-minute Survey’ that anyone can take, opinion polling in 50 countries and artificial intelligence sentiment analysis of traditional and social media in 70 countries, will generate compelling data to inform national and international policies and debate. Read further…

TAKE THE SURVEY



The SDG Decade of Action
Deadline 2030

World leaders called for a decade of action to deliver the SDGs by 2030 and announced more than 100 ‘accelerated actions’—voluntary undertakings to speed up progress. Who’s doing what? 
Learn here

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Meet the author of “Renia’s Diary: A Holocaust Journal”

In observance of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust


Date: 30 January 2020
Time: 1 – 2 p.m.
Location: United Nations Bookshop, GA Building, Visitors’ Concourse
RSVP

See 2020 Holocaust Remembrance calendar of events

United Nations Civil Society Briefing “Hate speech, Holocaust denial and distortion: why challenging it matters”


Date: 30 January 2020
Time: 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Contact: HolocaustRemembrance@un.org
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Holocaust denial and distortion dismisses the irrefutable and established facts that the Holocaust happened and belittles the suffering of the victims and survivors of the atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis and their accomplices. Denial and distortion of history is an important tool in the arsenal of hate speech. Hate speech encourages the dehumanization of individuals and groups and is used to justify discrimination and other acts of violence. 2020 marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War, and the Holocaust, yet antisemitism continues to occur. This briefing will provide an historical overview of Holocaust denial and distortion and will explore measures being taken to identify and counter denial and distortion, and to challenge hate speech. The discussion will be moderated by the United Nations Department of Global Communications.
See 2020 Holocaust Remembrance calendar of events

Registration for the Second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference is Now Open. Apply to participate!

Date: 5-7 May 2020 
Location: China National Convention Center, Beijing, China 
Apply: bit.ly/2ESQsS9
Deadline: 2 March 2020 

For programme and more information, visit https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/transport2020#home

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Health for All Film Festival: WHO invites filmmakers to participate in our inaugural film festival

Film has the unique ability to make us feel. To make us laugh, cry and think. Through the creation of compelling human-interest stories, filmmakers have the potential to influence health and catalyze change. Films are a powerful way to raise awareness, improve understanding and encourage action. That’s why in May 2020, on the occasion of the 73rd World Health Assembly, WHO will host the first-ever Health for All Film Festival in Geneva. 

Whether you are an amateur filmmaker seeking to tell the story of change-makers in your community through the lens of your smartphone or you’re working with a production company to promote dialogue around global health challenges and solutions, WHO wants to see your story. Learn more…

Your Invitation to Participate

SDG IMPACT AWARDS

 

We invite you to join us in supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals & the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda by registering your SDG projects or becoming an SDGIA supporter. 
  • Free registration provides you a showcase with opportunities for increased visibility and support of your projects through the SDGIA platform.
  • Engage your family, friends, colleagues and communities by inviting them to vote on the SDGIA projects. Voters are eligible to win instant prizes.  

Friends of the SDGIA
H.E. Dr. Michal Mlynár, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the UN & Dr. Andrea Mlynárová
H.E. Mr. Georgi Velikov Panayotov, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the UN
 
Supporters
Montessori Model UN, NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY, Youth for a Better World, AllHumanity Group, Pvblic, Blockchain for Impact, HOPSports, Oklahoma University Outreach, NG2 Solutions, Alianza de Impacto Latino, Tackle What’s Next, Youth Impact Forum, NG1 Exhaust, SDG Data Hub, Society & Diplomatic Review and Adam Twembly of the Aspen Institute.
 
Michael Jacobson, Co-Founder/CEO of the SDGIA & Celebrations
Margo LaZaro, Co-Founder/CSO of the SDGIA & Celebrations
 

 

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United Nations Civil Society Briefing “Hate speech, Holocaust denial and distortion: why challenging it matters”


Date: 30 January 2020
Time: 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Contact: HolocaustRemembrance@un.org
RSVP
Holocaust denial and distortion dismisses the irrefutable and established facts that the Holocaust happened and belittles the suffering of the victims and survivors of the atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis and their accomplices. Denial and distortion of history is an important tool in the arsenal of hate speech. Hate speech encourages the dehumanization of individuals and groups and is used to justify discrimination and other acts of violence. 2020 marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War, and the Holocaust, yet antisemitism continues to occur. This briefing will provide an historical overview of Holocaust denial and distortion and will explore measures being taken to identify and counter denial and distortion, and to challenge hate speech. The discussion will be moderated by the United Nations Department of Global Communications.
See 2020 Holocaust Remembrance calendar of events

Annual Review in 2019

We are pleased to inform you of the process that the Civil Society Unit will use this year for the renewal of grounds passes for civil society representatives of organizations formally associated with the Department of Global Communications. Please note the following:

  1. Organizations that submitted the Annual Review report for 2018 and got a positive evaluation (approved)
    Those organizations whose 2018 Annual Review was approved do not need to submit a new report. The issuance/renewal of grounds passes for the representatives of those organizations will follow the below process:
  • The head of the organization may designate up to 5 individuals (besides her/himself) using the template provided.
  • Each representative will need to bring a print copy of the letter to the Resource Centre at the time of retrieving their grounds pass.
    FileDesignation of Representatives 2019-2020 Template
    The Civil Society Unit will process issuance/renewal of passes beginning 2 January 2020. Passes for 2019 will no longer be issued as of 13 December 2019
  1. Organizations that submitted the Annual Review report for 2018 and their report is marked as pending
    Those organizations whose 2018 Annual Review was marked as pending will be able to edit their report and submit it for evaluation beginning 13 January 2020.
    If/when approved, the designated representatives may proceed to the Resource Centre to retrieve their grounds passes.
     
  2. Organizations that did not submit the Annual Review report for 2018
    Those organization that did not submit their 2018 Annual Review are invited to submit their Annual Review for the year 2019 and, when/if approved their representatives may proceed to the Resource Centre to retrieve their grounds passes. If the head of the organization does not have the credentials to access the system, they may reach out to our office via e-mail at undgccso@un.org and request those credentials. Please note that our office will only share the credentials with the head of the organization or any other representative duly authorized.
     
  3. Organizations associated in 2018 & 2019
    Those organizations that were formally associated with the Department in 2018 & 2019 do not need to submit an Annual Review report. The process to obtain passes will be as follows:
  • The head of the organization may designate up to 5 individuals (besides her/himself) using the template provided.
  • Each representative will need to bring a print copy of the letter to the Resource Centre at the time of retrieving their grounds pass.

Should you have any queries, you may reach out to us via e-mail at undgccso@un.org

UN-NGLS: Special accreditation guidelines

Did you know?
Organizations that are not in Consultative Status with United Nations ECOSOC may apply for special approval to attend High-Level Events at the UN.
Watch the video below to find out how UN-NGLS now part of UNDGC Civil Society Unit supports the special-accreditation process to facilitate stakeholder’s participation!