civil society and covid-19

2022 ECOSOC Partnership Forum

Registration to the 2022 ECOSOC Partnership Forum online event platform is now open!

The 2022 ECOSOC Partnership Forum will be held virtually on 2 February 2022 on the theme “Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The ECOSOC Partnership Forum will be an opportunity for governments and multiple stakeholders to exchange new ideas, recommendations and priorities for the upcoming work of the ECOSOC and the UN high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF); and shine the spotlight on forward-looking actions and partnerships that promote a sustainable recovery from the pandemic and accelerate progress towards the SDGs.

Register here to attend the event on the online Whova event platform and access all sessions, including plenaries, thematic spotlight sessions, a Partnership Exchange and side events.

Through the Whova event platform, participants can attend the ECOSOC Partnership Forum including:

  • View the event agenda and plan your personal schedule
  • Access live stream of all sessions and use the session Q&A to ask questions of the panelists
  • Virtually connect and network with other attendees
  • Create and converse through various Discussion Topics in the Community Board
  • Receive event updates such as last minute session changes from the organizers

For more information about the 2022 ECOSOC Partnership Forum, including programme, information note and related documentation, please see here.

The Future of Money: Session 5 of Future of the World global policy dialogues

The Future of Money

Session 5 of The Future of the World global policy dialogues

Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 8:30-10:00 a.m. EST

  • What are the latest regional economic forecasts heading into year 3 of the pandemic?
  • How can be cryptocurrencies be used to help the most people?
  • What can we do to enable investors to better align investments with sustainability goals?

As the world continues to deal with the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) will host a discussion on monetary policy in 2022. Experts will discuss how Central Banks will approach recovery from the pandemic, how innovations in digital currencies can help more people achieve financial security, and how countries, local governments, civil society and other stakeholders are approaching sustainable investing. Speakers will draw from UN DESA’s latest flagship World Economic Situation and Prospects report, recent policy briefs and the wider work of the UN toward recovering better after the pandemic.

Register here by 25 January 2022bit.ly/dialogue26jan

More information: bit.ly/DESAdialogues

The event is free and open to all, and will be streamed live on UN DESA’s Facebook page. It will be held in English with captions available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish, and translation into American Sign Language. The event is made possible by the United Nations Peace and Development Trust Fund. All are welcome!

 

Human Rights Day 2020: Celebrating COVID-19 Frontline Heroes

Frontline workers have borne the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis has laid bare issues of gender equality and racial justice, and public participation.

This online event, hosted by the New York Office of UN Human Rights, will showcase the contribution the heroes of the pandemic are making to achieving the rights of others and underline the fact that they have rights themselves.

Join us to hear from people working to make human rights a reality around the globe. The event includes personal testimony from health workers in Thailand and Guatemala, and women’s support network leaders in Nigeria and Egypt. It also features a mask-maker, an advocate for the elderly and refugees, an educator and a performer from SpainPoland, Jamaica and the United States.

The event will begin with an opening address by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, followed by remarks by Carmelyn P. Malalis, Chair and Commissioner of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, and closing comments from Ilze Brands Kehris, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights.

Please note that the event has been pre-recorded and therefore will not feature a question and answer session, but that you are welcome to follow-up with the New York Office of UN Human Rights with comments or requests for information.

The event video will be available on-demand on UN Human Rights YouTube and webtv.un.org from 2:00 pm EST on December 10.


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CoNGO Notes:For more information on the NGO Committee on Human Rights, please email the co-chairs at bknotts@uua.org  or bobbinassar@gmail.com.