- 17-19 June: Fourth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
The intergovernmental Open Working Group on sustainable development goals called for in the Rio+20 Outcome Document will convene its fourth meeting on 17-19 June 2013. The meeting will be broadcasted through United Nations webcast. The links to the sessions will be posted on this page below as they become available. Major Groups and other stakeholders can provide input through the link below. The event is open to all organizations with a valid annual pass. No online pre-registration is required.
- 26 June: Thematic debate on Entrepreneurship for Development
A thematic debate on Entrepreneurship for Development will be held under the guidance of the Office of the President of the General Assembly. Please RSVP by Friday, 21 June 2013, 12.00 pm to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating the name and organizational affiliation of participants. The venue has limited capacity and seats will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. Please note that the UN Secretariat will not provide any funding for participation in this event. See link below for details.
- 1-25 July: Substantive Session, Economic and Social Council
One of the principal organs of the United Nations, ECOSOC holds several short sessions, ad hoc meetings, round tables and panel discussions throughout the year, to prepare for its four week substantive session in July. The July session is held annually in alternative years in New York and Geneva. The substantive session is organized in five segments: The High-level Segment; Coordination Segment; Operational Activities Segment; Humanitarian Affairs Segment; and the General Segment. The 2013 session will be held from 1 to 25 July in Geneva.
- 1-4 July: AMR: Science, technology and innovation (STI) and culture for sustainable development and the MDGs
In 2013, the Annual Ministerial Review of ECOSOC will put a spotlight on the role of science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture – and related national and international policies – in promoting sustainable development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Indeed, science, technology and innovation can play a critical role in each and every MDG. A set of regional preparatory meetings is being organized to prepare for the session.
- 8 July: GA Thematic debate on Inequality
On 8 July, a thematic debate on inequality will be held by the United Nations General Assembly. See link below for more information.
- 15 July: Informal Interactive Hearings on Migration and Development
As part of the preparatory activities for the General Assembly High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development to be held 3 and 4 October 2013, the President of the General Assembly will hold one-day informal interactive hearings with representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations and the private sector at the United Nations headquarters in New York on 15 July 2013. The objective of the informal interactive hearings is to provide an opportunity for NGOs, civil society organizations and the private sector to interact with Member States and to provide inputs for the High-level Dialogue.
- 12-15 August: Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, 4th session
The Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing was established by the General Assembly by resolution 65/182 on 21 December 2010. The working group will consider the existing international framework of the human rights of older persons and identify possible gaps and how best to address them, including by considering, as appropriate, the feasibility of further instruments and measures. The fourth session is scheduled to take place from 12 to 15 August 2013, in Conference Room 3 at the UN Conference Building, and will commence daily at 10:00 am.
- 23 September: High-Level Meeting on Disability
On 23 September, a High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the realization of the Millennium Development Goals and other internationally agreed development goals for persons with disabilities, organized in accordance with resolution 66/124 will be organized.
- 25 September: Special event to follow up on efforts on MDGs
A special event to follow up on efforts made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 65/1, will be held on 23 September 2013. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
- 26 September: High-level meeting of the General Assembly on nuclear disarmament
In accordance with paragraph 4 of General Assembly resolution 67/39, the President of the General Assembly is drawing up a list of representatives of non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council that will participate in the high-level meeting.
In order to register your organization's interest in attending the event, please click the link below. In accordance with the above resolution, registration is open to NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC only.
Deadline for pre-registration is 26 July 2013.
- 3-4 October: High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development
The General Assembly will have a High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development on 3 and 4 October 2013. In preparation, the President of the General Assembly will hold one-day informal interactive hearings with representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations and the private sector at the United Nations headquarters in New York on 15 July 2013.