Upcoming Events
- Partner Event Hybrid Event Water and Sanitation

Nairobi Convention COP 11

(Dates are tentative)

The 11th meeting of the Conference of Contracting Parties (COP11) to the Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Western Indian Ocean Region (Nairobi Convention) will convene in two main segments. A partners, experts, and national focal points meeting will convene for the first two days. 

A heads of delegation meeting…

- Partner Event Physical Event Housing

Innovate4Cities Conference

To link cities, climate change science, and findings from the first Global Stocktake, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) have announced that the next Innovate4Cities Conference (I4C2024) is set to take place for the first time in Montreal, Canada from 10-12 September 2024.

- Conference Global Event Localizing the SDGs

79th Session of the UN General Assembly

The 79th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 79) will open on Tuesday, 10 September 2024. The first day of the high-level General Debate will be Tuesday, 24 September 2024.

- Partner Event Hybrid Event Urban Governance

12th International Conference on Sustainable Development

The 12th International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) will be held on the theme, ‘Solutions for the Future’. The Conference aims to bring together individuals from research, policy, practice, and business in advance of the 2024 Summit of the Future to share practice solutions for achieving the SDGs at local and national levels.

Partner Event Global Event Solid Waste Management

World Cleanup Day

World Cleanup Day is an annual global social action program aimed at combating the global mismanaged waste crisis, including the problem of marine debris.

- Conference Global Event Climate Change

Climate Week NYC

Climate Week NYC 2024 will provide a platform for showcasing leading climate action and discussing how to do more.

The annual event is hosted by the Climate Group and New York City and takes place in conjunction with the UN General Assembly (UNGA). During the week, the Climate Group will host a main programme of in-person events, including an opening ceremony and The Hub Live.

- Conference Global Event Localizing the SDGs

Summit of the Future

The high-level event will bring together UN Member States, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), academic institutions, the private sector, and youth under the theme, ‘Summit of the Future: Multilateral Solutions for a Better Tomorrow’. The Summit aims to forge a new global consensus on what our future should look like, and what we can do today to secure it.

UN Day Global Event Climate Change

World Maritime Day

World Maritime Day is celebrated annually to provide an opportunity to focus attention on the importance of shipping and other maritime activities and to emphasize a particular aspect of the work of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

International shipping transports over 80% of global trade to communities around the world, which emphasizes the importance of a safe, secure, and efficient international shipping industry in…

Partner Event Virtual Event Housing

World Architecture Day

Created by the UIA in 1985, World Architecture Day is celebrated annually on the first Monday of October coinciding with the UN-Habitat Global Observance of the World Habitat Day.

UN Day Global Event Localizing the SDGs

World Habitat Day

The Global Observance of World Habitat Day will be held in the City of Querétaro, Mexico on 7 October 2024.

World Habitat Day is marked on the first Monday of October each year and is recognized by the United Nations to reflect on the state of towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. The day is also intended to remind the world that everyone has the power and the responsibility to shape the future of towns…

- Conference Global Event Localizing the SDGs

World Health Summit

The World Health Summit 2024 will bring together stakeholders from politics, science, the private sector, and civil society from around the world to set the agenda for a healthier future by inspiring innovative solutions for better health and well-being for all. The Summit aims to: improve health worldwide; find answers to health challenges, guided by science; and promote the global health debate in the spirit of the SDGs.

UN Day Global Event Localizing the SDGs

World Cities Day

The theme of World Cities Day 2024 will be linked to Youth leading climate and local action for cities. Young people advocate for bolder steps and actions to tackle climate crisis in our cities. It will draw attention on how we can capture these bold ideas and ambitious targets and turn them into achievements.

World Cities Day brings Urban October to an end on 31 October each year and was first celebrated in 2014. As with World Habitat…

- Conference Global Event New Urban Agenda

World Urban Forum (WUF12)

The Twelfth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF12) will take place in Cairo, Egypt. This session is the first time the Forum will take place on the African continent since its inaugural session in 2002 in Nairobi, Kenya. WUF12 will focus on sustainable, inclusive, and resilient cities. The is co-organized by the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), with the Government of Egypt.

The UN established the WUF in 2001 to examine the…

- Conference Global Event Climate Change

UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 29)

The 2024 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 29) will convene from 11 to 22 November 2024 in Baku, Azerbaijan. 

UN Day Global Event Water and Sanitation

World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day is celebrated annually on 19 November to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and help achieve SDG 6, which promises sanitation for all by 2030. To meet the SDG sanitation target, the world needs to work on average, five times faster.

Past Events
- Conference Global Event Localizing the SDGs

ECOSOC High-Level Segment

The High-level Segment (HLS) of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will take place in July 2024, during ECOSOC’s 2024 session. The Segment will include the three-day ministerial segment of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).

The HLS convenes annually. It represents the culmination of ECOSOC’s annual cycle of work and convenes a diverse group of high-level representatives from government, the…

UN Day Global Event Localizing the SDGs

World Population Day

World Population Day is celebrated annually on 11 July to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.

- Conference Global Event Localizing the SDGs

High-Level Political Forum

The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in 2024, without prejudice to the integrated, indivisible and interlinked nature of the Sustainable Development Goals, will review in-depth: Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere; Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture;  Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts; Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive…

UN Day Global Event Human Rights

World Refugee Day

The year 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. The UN General Assembly (UNGA) decided that 20 June would be celebrated as World Refugee Day from 2001 onwards (A/RES/55/76).

World Refugee Day honors the strength and courage of refugees and encourages public awareness and support of the refugees, people who have had to flee their homelands because of conflict or natural disaster. The…

- Conference Global Event Housing

Third UN Conference on LLDCs

The Third UN Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) will explore innovative solutions to challenges faced by LLDCs and build meaningful, strategic partnerships to unlock the potential of LLDCs. The Conference will convene under the theme, ‘Driving Partnerships for Progress’.

- Conference Physical Event Advocacy

G7 Leaders' Summit

The G7 Summit will be held in Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, from 13 to 15 June 2024. The event will be attended by the Heads of State and Government of the seven Member States, as well as the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission representing the European Union.

UN Day Global Event Climate Change

World Environment Day

The UN celebrates World Environment Day annually on 5 June. The Day encourages worldwide awareness and action for the protection of the environment.

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) annually organizes events for World Environment Day, and the Day is typically celebrated in over 100 countries.

- Partner Event Global Event Urban Energy

Sustainable Energy for All Global Forum

The 2024 Sustainable Energy for All Global Forum will be held in Bridgetown, Barbados from 4-6 June, co-hosted by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and the Government of Barbados, led by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley. 

The SEforALL Global Forum has become the landmark global gathering to drive faster, broader progress on universal access to sustainable energy, as called for by Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7).

Conference Physical Event Water and Sanitation

EU Green Week 2024

Here’s where Europeans are helping their peers. Many European utilities have financial, technical, social, and managerial skills to share with their peers on a not-for-profit basis. Through solidarity partnerships, they are supporting utility professionals in other countries to strengthen their capacities to provide locally adapted, efficient, sustainable and inclusive services. 

With rising urban populations, environmental pollution…

- Partner Event Global Event Localizing the SDGs

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) +20

The WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event will serve as a platform for multistakeholder discussions with the objective to take stock of the achievements and key trends, challenges and opportunities since the Geneva Plan of Action in 2003.

The WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event is scheduled to be held from 27 to 31 May 2024, co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD and co-hosted by ITU and the Swiss Confederation, with the support of remote…

- Conference Physical Event Climate Change

Regional Ocean Summit

The Regional Ocean Summit, in Jordan, under the Royal patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, is a compelling addition to Economist Impact’s World Ocean Summit series. It is strategically designed to bring a regional focus to the robust analysis and inspiring content of the global summit. This regional summit aims to highlight key opportunities for international and regional ocean leaders, and investors in the Middle East…

- Conference Global Event Localizing the SDGs

United Nations Civil Society Conference

The UN Civil Society Conference will focus on the theme, the ‘Summit of the Future’. The Conference outcomes will serve as a contribution for Member States as they work towards the Pact for the Future.

The Summit for the Future, which will convene in September 2024, will adopt ‘A Pact for the Future’ – a concise, action-oriented outcome document, to be agreed in advance by consensus through intergovernmental negotiations. Originally…

- Partner Event Global Event Localizing the SDGs

Tenth Session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

The tenth session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD-10) will be jointly organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the government of the Arab Republic of Egypt in collaboration with the African Union Commission, the African Development Bank and the United Nations system organizations.

The theme of the tenth session of the Regional Forum is “Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda for…

UN Day Global Event Climate Change

International Mother Earth Day

International Mother Earth Day provides an opportunity to raise global public awareness of the challenges to the well-being of the planet and all the life it supports. The Day also recognizes a collective responsibility, as called for in the 1992 Rio Declaration, to promote harmony with nature and the Earth, to achieve a just balance among the economic, social, and environmental needs of the present and future generations of humanity. 

- Conference Global Event Localizing the SDGs

ECOSOC Youth Forum

The UN Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) 2024 Youth Forum will take place in April 2024, during ECOSOC’s 2024 session.

The Youth Forum is an annual initiative of the ECOSOC President, which has evolved into a key platform where young people can contribute to policy discussions at the UN through their collective ideas, solutions, and innovations.