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The 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly | General Debate
- The 74th Session of the UNGA
- Special Coverage of the 74th General Debate
- Read & Listen: “Teen activists speak up at UN to ensure kids’ voices are heard in child-friendly treaty”
- Read & Listen “NGO brings visibility to millions of children out of school worldwide”
- Watch SDG Action Zone with DGC Youth Representatives
- Climate Action https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/announcements.shtml
- Universal Health Coverage
Political declaration (adopted on 23 Sept): www.un.org/pga/73/wp-content/uploads/sites/53/2019/07/FINAL-draft-UHC-Political-Declaration.pdfGlobal Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All (launched on 24 Sept): www.who.int/sdg/global-action-plan
- Sustainable Development Goals
Political declaration (adopted on 24 Sept): https://undocs.org/en/A/HLPF/2019/L.1
- Decade of action www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2019/09/un-sdg-summit-opens/
As we approach the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations, the world’s leading instrument of shared progress, its purposes and principles remain as important as ever. The Organization, and its ethos of international cooperation, have yielded great and wide-ranging benefits to humankind, helping to lift millions out of poverty, uphold human rights and forge peace in troubled lands. In today’s rapidly changing world, our enduring and Charter-driven duty is to build on those achievements and ensure that all people can enjoy safety, prosperity and dignity. In that spirit, the Secretary-General’s Annual Report on the Work of the Organization offers a perspective on the state of our world – and accounts for the results the United Nations Secretariat delivers.
World Habitat Day, observed on the first Monday of October each year, supports UN-Habitat’s mission towards transformative change in cities and human settlements – to leave no one and no place behind. Building on last year’s theme “Municipal Solid Waste Management”, this year’s theme is “Frontier Technologies as an innovative tool to transform waste to wealth”. The global observation of the World Habitat Day 2019 will be hosted by the Government Mexico in Mexico City on 7 October this year.
Collective action across 150 countries is what makes World Food Day one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. Hundreds of events and outreach activities bring together governments, businesses, NGOs, the media, and general public. They promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure healthy diets for all. Make #WorldFoodDay your day – share your individual action for #ZeroHunger or join the call by developing a group event or activity.
We’re calling on children and teens all over the world, from age 5 to 19, to use their imagination and create a poster that illustrates their idea of what needs to be done to make healthy diets available for everyone and how each of us can improve our diets. Young minds will be inspired by our World Food Day Activity Book that shows why healthy eating matters and how everyone can come together and take action to achieve better nutrition and #ZeroHunger.
Take a photo or scan your poster and submit your entry by filling out the form on our website. The deadline is 8 November 2019.
Three winners in each age category will be selected by our jury and announced here in December. Winners will be promoted by FAO offices around the world and receive a surprise gift bag and Certificate of Recognition.
To participate, you must be age 5 – 19. The deadline for entries is 8 November 2019.
Upcoming Events at United Nations Headquarters
Date: 15 – 18 October 2019
Location: Washington DC
Registration deadline: 30 September 2019
Deadline extended to September 30 to nominate a CSO candidate to the Civil Society Policy Forum Working Group!
Date: 13 October 2019
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: 229 E60 St., New York, NY
Refreshments and light lunch will be provided.
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world” Gandhi 150
Date: 1 October 2019
Time: 12 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: The Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission (221 E 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022, at the corner of 3rd Ave.)
RSVP by 30 September to firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Apply to win The Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award! Application Open until 6 October 2019
The 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference
Watch Opening and Closing plenaries and all Thematic Sessions on www.un.org/csc2019 & webtv.un.org
- Youth Representatives and Speakers of the 68th UN Civil Society Conference at the SDG Action Zone on 21 September 2019
- Press Release
- Press Conference on the Outcome of the Conference
- Letter from the Office of President of the General Assembly to Member States on the Outcome Document and Youth Climate Compact
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