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Your Annual Conference


66th UN DPI/NGO Conference Announcement (MAY 2015 UPDATE)


Organized by the Department of Public Information (DPI) in partnership with the NGO community, our annual Conference is unique. It is the largest gathering of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) jointly organized by the UN Department of Public Information and NGOs and relevant partners, as appropriate. We welcome all representatives of NGOs worldwide.


The Conference brings together over 1,500 NGO representatives from around the globe to focus on a theme related to current UN and NGO priorities.
This three-day conference includes:

•Roundtables: you can exchange ideas and experiences with diverse experts
•NGO workshops: interact with NGO colleagues about your work.
•Exhibits: showcase your work and network with others that share your interests.
•Youth-led activities: build partnerships across generations.
•Networking opportunities: meet NGOs from other regions who share common interests and goals.
•Side Events: participate in related side activities which reflect the theme of the Conference.

For 60 years the Annual Conference was held in New York at UN Headquarters. In recent times however, in an effort to attract a more diverse community, the Conference has gone “on the road.” It has been held in different regions of the world beginning in 2008 with the Paris Conference focusing on the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. With each successive Conference we hope to attract new NGO partners from the host country and its neighbouring region.

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