Upcoming Events
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Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

The annual intergovernmental forum aims to assess progress and exchange knowledge, best practices, and policy solutions to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in line with regional priorities. Organized by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Forum will provide the space for an in-depth review of the Goals to be reviewed by the HLPF in 2024: SDG 1 (no poverty); SDG 2 (zero hunger); SDG…

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UNGA Sustainability Week

The President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) announced plans to organize a series of back-to-back events as part of a ‘Sustainability Week’. The UNGA President highlighted the importance of thematic debates to ensure high-level attendance and progress related to ‘Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly’ (Resolution 77/335). The events will also contribute to the Summit of the Future.

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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.

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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. 

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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…

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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…

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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…

- 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).

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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.

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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’.

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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…

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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…

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World Population Day

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

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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…

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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 will…

Past Events
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International Day of Zero Waste

International Day of Zero Waste aims to promote sustainable consumption and production patterns, support the societal shift towards circularity, and raise awareness about how zero-waste initiatives contribute to the advancement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

UN Day Global Event Water and Sanitation

World Water Day

World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

- Partner Event Global Event Localizing the SDGs

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

The annual intergovernmental forum aims to assess progress and exchange knowledge, best practices, and policy solutions to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in line with regional priorities. Organized by the UNECE, the Forum will provide the space for an in-depth review of the Goals to be reviewed by the HLPF in 2024: SDG 1 (no poverty); SDG 2 (zero hunger); SDG 13 (climate action); SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong…

- Conference Global Event Gender

68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

The 68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) will focus on the priority theme, ‘Accelerating the Achievement of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of All Women and Girls by Addressing Poverty and Strengthening Institutions and Financing with a Gender Perspective’.

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International Women's Day

#InspireInclusion #IWD2024 
Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #InspireInclusion. Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness about discrimination. Take action to drive gender parity. IWD belongs to everyone, everywhere.…

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The Arab Forum for Sustainable Development

The annual, intergovernmental forum aims to assess progress and exchange knowledge, best practices, and policy solutions to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in line with regional priorities. Organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the Forum will provide the space for an in-depth review of the Goals to be reviewed by the HLPF in 2024: SDG 1 (no poverty); SDG 2 (zero hunger); SDG 13 (…

- Partner Event Global Event Climate Change

The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)

The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) is the highest decision-making body on environmental matters in the UN system. The sixth meeting of the Assembly (UNEA-6) is scheduled to take place from 26 February to 1 March 2024 at UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. It will focus on the theme, ‘Effective, inclusive and sustainable multilateral actions to tackle climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution’.

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UNEA - 6 Cities and Regions Summit

The UNEA-6 Cities and Regions Summit is an Associated Event to the Sixth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6). This is the 3rd edition of the Summit, whose first occurrence was organized during UNEA-4 in 2019. The Summit brings together mayors and other representatives from cities and regions worldwide to engage in a collaborative dialogue on the pressing issues of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution

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The Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development

The Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) is an annual, inclusive intergovernmental forum to support follow-up and review of progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the regional level. This regional platform aims to inform, empower, and support Asia-Pacific countries (especially least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small…

- Partner Event Global Event Climate Change

World Sustainable Development Summit

The World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2024 will take place on the theme, ‘Leadership for Sustainable Development and Climate Justice’. The theme recognizes the complex, interconnected nature of challenges in achieving sustainable development and the importance of everyone in working towards creating a sustainable future. The event will explore adaptability, creativity, inclusivity, and resiliency of leadership to achieve sustainable…

- Partner Event Virtual Event Human Rights

Human Rights Go Local – What Works

Human rights action plans are strategic documents that help local authorities structure their commitments and make human rights for all a reality. This tool helps cities in implementing their human rights obligations transparently and effectively, and so promotes accountability.

The Academy and Conference in 2024 will discuss how human rights action plans can act as an effective tool for advancing accountability in local governance. …

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ECOSOC Partnership Forum

In accordance with resolution 75/290A, the 2024 ECOSOC Partnership Forum will be focused on the exchange of new ideas, expectations and priorities for the work ahead for ECOSOC and the HLPF on the aforementioned theme. The 2024 Partnership Forum of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will be held on 30 January 2024 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York under the theme of “Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda and eradicating poverty in…

- Conference Global Event Urban Economy and Finance

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

The world today is at a critical inflection point. The sheer number of ongoing crises calls for bold collective action. The Annual Meeting will convene leaders from government, business, and civil society to address the state of the world and discuss priorities for the year ahead. It will provide a platform to engage in constructive, forward-looking dialogues and help find solutions through public-private cooperation.

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The Global Refugee Forum 2023

The Global Refugee Forum 2023 will take place between 13 - 15 December in Geneva, with advance events on 12 December. The Forum will provide an opportunity to build on the significant progress made by governments and other stakeholders towards the implementation of pledges and initiatives announced since 2019. 

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2023 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 28)

The 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 28) to the UNFCCC will convene from 30 November to 12 December 2023. It will take place in the United Arab Emirates.