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High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) 2021

6 July - 15 July
worldwide/virtual
Free

The high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) is the core United Nations platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The meeting of the HLPF in 2021 will be held from Tuesday, 6 July, to Thursday, 15 July 2021, under the auspices of the Economic and
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ECOSOC High-Level Segment

13 July - 16 July
worldwide/virtual
Free

This year's ECOSOC High-level segment (including the three-day ministerial segment of the HLPF convened under the auspices of the ECOSOC) will be convened on July 13 - 16, 2021. To learn more about the functions of the Economic and Social Council, and to stay apprised on how to view/engage in the High-level segment when information
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World Youth Skills Day

15 July
worldwide/virtual
Free

In 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared 15 July as World Youth Skills Day, to celebrate the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship. Since then, World Youth Skills Day events have provided a unique opportunity for dialogue between young people, technical and vocational education and training
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07:30

Financing a sustainable recovery: the role of debt-relief instruments

15 July @ 07:30 - 09:00 EDT
worldwide/virtual
Free

Dear Colleagues, Please join us for an HLPF Side Event on “Financing a sustainable recovery: The role of debt-relief instruments." This virtual side event, which is part of the Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond Initiative, is jointly organized by UN DESA and UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA), with
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08:00

[VNR Lab] Path to Equal: New Measurement Framework on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

15 July @ 08:00 - 09:00 EDT
worldwide/virtual
Free

Only nine years remain to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and greater efforts are needed to diagnose the root causes of structural gender inequality, identify game-changers and spur further commitments. New gender indices produced by UN Women and UNDP provide powerful tools for this pursuit. Together, they illustrate a country’s status in achieving gender
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14:00

[VNR Lab] 2021 National Experience of the Voluntary National Review (VNR) Process: Tunisia

15 July @ 14:00 - 15:00 EDT
worldwide/virtual
Free

This lab will focus on the Voluntary National Review (VNR) preparation process in Tunisia, highlighting the methodology and principles of the country’s VNR report, preparation process and follow-up actions. The VNR lab could also reflect on the impact on COVID-19 on the VNR preparations and SDG implementation. Concept Note: sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/28245VNR_Lab16_Concept_Note.pdf Registration: forms.office.com/r/a5WMZPqiXb _____________________________________________________________________________________________ CoNGO Notes:
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15:30

Towards the creation of a UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Climate Change

15 July @ 15:30 - 16:30 CEST
worldwide/virtual
Free

Dear friends and colleagues, As the 47th session of the Human Rights Council (21 June-13 July 2021) is about to end, we would like to invite you to a virtual briefing for civil society and Indigenous Peoples’ organizations, to take stock of the most recent developments on the proposal to establish a new UN Special
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16:00

World Drug Report 2021: Africa & the Americas

15 July @ 16:00 - 17:30 CEST
worldwide/virtual
Free

The Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC) together with the UNODC Civil Society Unit will be holding two webinars to present and discuss the World Drug Report 2021, which was launched on 25th June. The yearly publication is the most comprehensive source of facts and knowledge on drugs and the world drug market, sourced straight from evidence-based studies and data compiled
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17:00

No-First-Use: A powerful tool to achieve a world without nuclear weapons

15 July @ 17:00 - 18:30 CEST
worldwide/virtual
Free

Dear colleagues, We draw your attention to the international launch on July 15 of NoFirstUse Global, a campaign platform and network promoting no-first-use policies globally as a measure to prevent nuclear war and to help achieve a nuclear-weapon-free world. Support for No-First-Use policies is growing in nuclear armed countries and around the world, as evidenced by the recent Open Letter
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