The annual UN Foundation Global Leadership Dinner and Dialogue are the global community’s top annual events, offering an exclusive perspective on the UN’s work, priorities, and partnerships, while delivering participants the chance to engage with those making significant impact. Your support enables the UN to better deliver solutions that meet urgent needs around the globe, from climate change, to disease, inequality, girls and women empowerment, and extreme poverty.
The dialogues will be interactive and multi-stakeholder, and will seek to “exemplify ways and means to support the implementation of the Global Compact.” The topics will be: ‘Promoting action on the commitments of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration’; and ‘Partnerships and innovative initiatives for the way forward.’
The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2018 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council will be held from Monday, 9 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 16 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018.
Canada will hold the G7 presidency from January 1 to December 31, 2018, and will welcome global leaders to the G7 Summit in late spring. This past May, the Prime Minister announced that the Summit will be held at the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in La Malbaie, Quebec, located in the Charlevoix region. The Summit will take place from June 8-9, 2018.
The G7 Summit brings together the Leaders of the G7 annually to discuss and build consensus on some of today’s most challenging global issues.
The annual collaborative Multi-stakeholder Forum on science, technology and innovation for the sustainable development Goals (STI Forum) is expected to "provide a venue for facilitating interaction, matchmaking and the establishment of networks between relevant stakeholders and multi-stakeholder partnerships in order to identify and examine technology needs and gaps, including with regard to scientific cooperation, innovation and capacity-building, and also in order to help facilitate development, transfer and dissemination of relevant technologies for the sustainable development goals."
The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.
The ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up (FfD Forum) is an intergovernmental process with universal participation mandated to review the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (Addis Agenda) and other financing for development outcomes and the means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Theme: Sustainable cities, human mobility and international migration
Since 2008, the global community comes together to commemorate World Malaria Day on April 25. World Malaria Day was established by WHO Member States as an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control.
The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018.
Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are welcome to attend the session.
Priority theme: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.
The World Government Summit is a global platform dedicated to shaping the future of government worldwide. Each year, the Summit sets the agenda for the next generation of governments with a focus on how they can harness innovation and technology to solve universal challenges facing humanity.
The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting therefore aims to rededicate leaders from all walks of life to developing a shared narrative to improve the state of the world. The programme, initiatives and projects of the meeting are focused on Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
This year, Human Rights Day kicks off a year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being -- regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. It is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages.
A UN-led dialogue with governments, the private sector, civil society, and academia on how we can build a global vision on sustaining peace!
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World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.