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This events calendar is an announcement service by CoNGO to its member organizations, its NGO substantive committees, the wider civil society community, and the UN System. All events included here, including their accuracy, are the sole responsibility of their organizers. Unless explicitly indicated, inclusion of an event in this calendar does not constitute CoNGO endorsement of the event.  If you have an event or meeting you want to be considered for announcement here, please email us at infonews@ngocongo.org.

World Refugee Day

worldwide/virtual

World Refugee Day 2021 focuses on the power of inclusion. The shared experience of COVID-19 has showed us that we only succeed if we stand together. We have all had to do our part to keep each other safe and despite the challenges, refugees and displaced people have stepped up. Given the chance, refugees will continue
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International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

worldwide/virtual

The UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June marks the moment in 1987 when the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, one of the key instruments in fighting torture, came into effect. Today, the Convention has been ratified by 162 countries. Torture seeks
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Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Consumer Protection Law and Policy

worldwide/virtual

The fifth session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Consumer Protection Law and Policy will be held on 5 and 6 July 2021. Register here: unctad.org/meeting/intergovernmental-group-experts-consumer-protection-law-and-policy-fifth-session The session will open at 10 am on Monday, 5 July, in room XIX of the Palais des Nations. The extent of physical and/or virtual participation will depend
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Understanding Public Attitudes towards Migrants Beyond Polarization

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Dear GMPA network, To mark the 2021 International Migrants Day, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) – the Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities (OCEEA) – in cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the European University Institute (EUI) are glad to invite you to participate to
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International Migrants Day

worldwide/virtual

Today, more people than ever live in a country other than the one in which they were born. While many individuals migrate out of choice, many others migrate out of necessity. In 2019, the number of migrants globally reached an estimated 272 million, 51 million more than in 2010. A broad range of factors continue to
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51st regular session of the Human Rights Council

Hybrid | Geneva and Online Geneva

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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NGO Committee on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples [monthly meeting]

worldwide/virtual

Hello Dear Friends, Please find below the Zoom link for the next regular monthly meeting of the NGO Committee on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which will take place on September 15th from 1 pm to 3 pm. We look forward to seeing everyone and thank you for your support and dedication to the committee.
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NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief/NY Annual General Meeting

Hybrid | New York | Virtual New York, NY

Dear Friends, The NGO Committee on FoRB (NY) will host its Annual General Meeting at the Baha'i Center (866 United Nations Plaza #120) on Wednesday, October 12, from 1:15 – 2:30pm (EDT). A light lunch will be provided. (For those unable to attend in person, we will have a Zoom option for virtual attendance.) Annual
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2022 Vienna Discussion Forum: Women on the Move

Hybrid | Vienna | MS Teams

The Permanent Missions of Finland, Norway, and Sweden in Vienna, together with UNODC and UNIDO, invite you to the 2022 Vienna Discussion Forum: “Women on the Move – Surviving Forced Displacement and Building a New Life The VDF is a hybrid meeting, taking place in MS Teams or in person in the Vienna International Centre,
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