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Committee on the Rights of the Child 91st Session

29 August - 23 September
worldwide/virtual
Free

Join in the 91st Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child via in-person or remote participation at Palais Wilson in Geneva from 29 August to 23 September 2022! Registration: Please use the given browsers to register here: Google Chrome, Mozilla, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge or Opera All public meetings of the Committee
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51st regular session of the Human Rights Council

12 September - 7 October
worldwide/virtual
Free

The organizational meeting on the 51st session of the Human Rights Council will be held from Sept. 12 - Oct. 7, 2022 with virtual and in-person participation. To view the full agenda, relevant materials, and participation info, please visit ohchr.org/en/hr-bodies/hrc/regular-sessions/session51/regular-session. Events will also be webcast live here: media.un.org/en/webtv. Panel discussion topics will include: Biennial panel discussion
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51st regular session of the Human Rights Council

12 September - 7 October
Hybrid | Geneva and Online Geneva, Switzerland
Free

Dear civil society, The Human Rights Council will hold its fifty-first regular session from 12 September to 7 October at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Nada Al-Nashif, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, currently serving as acting High Commissioner, will present the High Commissioner’s oral update at 9 a.m. on Monday, 12 September in
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The May 18 Memorial Foundation Calls for Nominations: 2023 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights

18 September - 30 September

The May 18 Memorial Foundation Calls for Nominations for the 2023 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Submission Period: August 1 ~ September 30, 2022 The May 18 Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce the call for 2023 nominations for the following prizes: 1) The Gwangju Prize for Human Rights (GPHR): It carries a cash award
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Holistic Climate Solutions Summit

19 September - 25 September
Hybrid | New York | Virtual New York, NY 10017 United States
Free

From September 19-25, join Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation’s “Holistic Climate Solutions Summit” for thought-provoking panels, interactive workshops, and dialogues exploring an alternative future that is within reach. Convened in alignment with Climate Week NYC and the UN General Assembly, we’ll present solutions-focused themes that model a better tomorrow, as well as those that showcase what’s possible
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GF22 Global Futures Conference

20 September - 22 September
The Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center New York, NY United States
Free

Setting critical actions for global transformational change What are the ‘must-have’ outcomes and ‘must-do’ actions that can accelerate the necessary transformations to a safe, just and habitable planet for all? This vital question is the focus of the GF22 Global Futures Conference. Co-convened by the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory™ at Arizona State University and the Earth League,
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High-level meeting to mark the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious & Linguistic Minorities

21 September
Trusteeship Council Chamber, UNHQ New York NY United States
Free

High-level meeting to mark the commemoration of the thirtieth anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities The President of the General Assembly will convene a High-level meeting to mark the commemoration of the thirtieth anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration
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7:30 AM

Highlighting Interfaith Responses to Climate Anxiety

21 September @ 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM EDT
Tzu Chi Center New York, NY United States
Free

In 2021, within the United States alone, over 47 million people expressed living with a mental health condition, a 1.5 million increase from the previous year’s State of Mental Health Report. The confluence of crises – from conflict to economic instability to climate change – have spread a sense of fear, anxiety and loss of
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8:00 AM

SDG Action Zone 2022

21 September @ 8:00 AM - 23 September @ 12:00 PM UTC-5
worldwide/virtual
Free

Over the course of three days during the UN General Assembly, the SDG Action Zone brings together the highest levels of UN leadership, activists, government officials, business leaders, changemakers and disruptors in a virtual collaborative space – to highlight the ecosystem-wide solutions, plans, and investments needed to positively impact people’s lives and the future of
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4:00 PM

Geneva Peace Talks: End Racism. Build Peace.

21 September @ 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM CEST
Room XVIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva + livestreamed online
Free

Dear NGO Representatives, The United Nations Office at Geneva, Interpeace, and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform are pleased to invite you and your staff to attend the 10th anniversary edition of the Geneva PeaceTalks. Marking the International Day of Peace, the Geneva PeaceTalks will take place on Wednesday, 21 September 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15
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