2030 agenda

Exchange with Mr. Volker Türk, Under-Secretary-General for Policy

Dear Representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) accredited at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG),

We are pleased to invite you to an exchange with Mr. Volker Türk, Under-Secretary-General for Policy in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, which will take place on Wednesday, 29 June 2022 from 10:00 to 11:00 am in Room XXIV at the Palais des Nations.

Mr. Türk will brief on the Secretary-General’s vision and strategic priorities as set out in the report Our Common Agenda. The report addresses fundamental questions and challenges that humanity is confronted with today and will face in the future, and presents proposals designed to strengthen and accelerate multilateral cooperation, with strong emphasis on turbo-charging the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

You are kindly invited to confirm the participation of your NGO by providing names of your representative(s) by email to unog.ngo@un.org.

Only NGO representatives in possession of a valid grounds pass will be able to attend.

We wish to inform you that the briefing will be in English only and to remind you of the requirement to wear facial masks in all conference rooms of the Palais des Nations.

With best regards,

NGO Liaison Unit


Cher(e)s représentant(e)s des organisations non gouvernementales (ONG) accréditées auprès de l’Office des Nations Unies à Genève (ONUG),

Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à un échange avec M. Volker Türk, Secrétaire général adjoint chargé de la politique au Cabinet du Secrétaire général, qui aura lieu le mercredi 29 juin 2022 de 10h00 à 11h00 dans la salle XXIV, au Palais des Nations.

M. Türk présentera la vision et les priorités stratégiques du Secrétaire général telles qu’elles sont énoncées dans le rapport Notre programme commun. Le rapport aborde les questions et les défis fondamentaux auxquels l’humanité est confrontée aujourd’hui et sera confrontée à l’avenir, et présente des propositions visant à renforcer et à accélérer la coopération multilatérale, en mettant l’accent sur la mise en œuvre de l’Agenda 2030.

Vous êtes cordialement invités à confirmer la participation de votre ONG en fournissant le(s) nom(s) de votre(vos) représentant(s) par courriel à unog.ngo@un.org.

Seuls les représentants d’ONG en possession d’un badge d’accès à l’ONUG valable seront en mesure de participer.

Nous vous informons que le briefing se déroulera uniquement en anglais et vous rappelons l’obligation de porter un masque facial dans toutes les salles de conférence du Palais des Nations.

Avec nos meilleures salutations,

Unité de liaison avec les ONG


CoNGO Notes: For more information on the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-Vienna, please visit congocsd.wordpress.com. For more information on the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY, please visit ngocsd-ny.org. For more information on the NGO Committee on Social Development, please visit ngosocdev.org.

60th Commission for Social Development (CSocD60), 7-16 February 2022

60th Commission for Social Development (CSocD60), 7-16 February 2022

With less than 10 years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is vital to end poverty and hunger, and achieve food security for the most vulnerable.

The Commission for Social Development will convene its sixtieth session from 7 to 16 February 2022 under the priority theme of “Inclusive and resilient recovery from COVID-19 for sustainable livelihoods, well-being and dignity for all:  eradicating poverty and hunger in all its forms and dimensions to achieve the 2030 Agenda”. The theme was decided by ECOSOC in its resolution E/RES/2021/8 on the methods of work of the Commission.

The Commission will host a Ministerial Forum to engage participants in a discussion on strengthening multilateralism to deliver well-being and dignity for all by addressing food insecurity and poverty. Senior officials of the UN system will interact with the Commission, and stakeholders from Government, academia, civil society and the private sector will also share their perspectives, innovations and solutions. The social dimension of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development is also in its work programme.

Through its deliberations and policy outcome, the Commission will make its contribution to the work of ECOSOC and the HLPF. It will provide guidance, from the social perspective and emphasizing policy integration and coherence, to national Governments in their efforts to recover from the devastation of COVID-19 pandemic with resilience to get back on track to fully implement the 2030 Agenda for all in the Decade of Action. The objective of the Commission is to bring about change that will make a positive difference in people’s lives by the implementation of nationally-owned inclusive and sustainable development strategies that promoted the wellbeing and dignity of all.

This year, the CSocD60 will host five High-level Panel Discussions, a Civil Society Forum and more than 50 side events related to the priority theme. For more information, please visit: https://bit.ly/un-csocd60

CoNGO Notes: For information about collaborative work of NGOs on the issue of social development, visit the substantive committees related to CoNGO. For information about the NGO Committee on Social Development in New York, visit ngosocdev.org.

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.