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DPI NGO High-Level 2018 World Press Freedom Day Event - 3 May 2018

The United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI), the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in cooperation with the 19 Member States* composing the Group of Friends for the Protection of Journalists in New York invites you to an event in commemoration of 2018 World Press Freedom Day

DPI NGO Thursday Briefing "Migration's Contributions to Prosperity, Development and International Unity" - 19 April 2018

Date: Thursday, 19 April 2018
Time: 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Location: Conference Room 2, United Nations Headquarters, New York
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The 67th DPI/NGO Conference - Save the Date

Save the Date!The 67th DPI/NGO ConferenceDates: 22 - 23 August 2018 Location: United Nations Headquarters, New York. Pre-registration will open soon!

2018 Orientation and Workshop for NGO Youth Representatives to DPI - 12 April 2018

Orientation and Workshop

Date: Thursday, 12 April 2018
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Conference Room 1, United Nations Headquarters, New York
Watch webcast here

DPI NGO Chat Series "Why Do Child Marriages Still Exist in Today’s World?" - 17 April 2018

Date: Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Time: 2:30 - 4 p.m. 
Location: DPI NGO Resource Centre, 801 UN Plaza, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10017

Watch Facebook Live


Jaslin Kaur
Co-Founder, RefuGirl

DPI NGO Thursday Briefing "Remember Slavery: Triumphs and Struggles for Freedom and Equality" - 29 March 2018

Organized in observance of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (25 March)

Date: Thursday, 29 March 2018
Time: 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Conference Room 2

DPI NGO Thursday Briefing "The Value of Peacekeeping: Stories from the Field" - 5 April 2018

Date: Thursday, 5 April 2018
Time: 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Conference Room 4, United Nations Headquarters, New York
Watch full Briefing

DPI NGO Chat Series - #JoinTogether: Developing a positive attitude towards Migration - 27 February 2018

Co-organized with Gandhi Global FamilyDate: Tuesday, 27 February 2018Time: 2:30 - 4 p.m.Location: DPI NGO Relations resource Center, 801 UN Plaza, New York

Looking Back, Looking Forward -Townhall on UN DPI/NGO Conference - 15 February 2018

Date: Thursday, 15 February

Time: 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Conference Room 3, United Nations Headquarters, New York

ECOSOC Youth Forum 2018 - SDG Media Zone Interview - 30 - 31 January 2018

The annual Youth Forum of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), is a platform where young people can contribute to policy discussions at the United Nations through their collective ideas, solutions and innovations. The Forum allows representatives of youth-led and youth-focused organizations and networks, youth advocates and others to dialogue with Member States, and to explore ways and means of promoting youth development and engagement.

Thursday Briefing "The Holocaust Remembrance: Diversity and Lessons to Be Learned for Human Understanding" - 25 January 2018

Organized in observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust#HolocaustremembranceDate: Thursday, 25 January 2018Time: 11 a.m.

DPI NGO Youth Representatives Events on 29 and 30 January 2018 - NEW Location

2018 ECOSOC Youth Forum Side Event - 29 January 2018Community, Communication and Cooperation: Tackling the ECOSOC Youth Forum

Considering the scaling incidences of violent extremism, incessant and growing poverty, and unprecedented challenges posed by natural disasters, it is abundantly clear that there is a dire need for engagement and participation from the youth.

No Excuse for Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Thursday Briefing One-on-One with the Assistant Secretary-General, Victims' Rights Advocate for the United Nations

First Thursday Briefing of the Season: One-on-One with the Assistant Secretary-General, Victims' Rights Advocate for the United Nations

Join us for a dialogue with Assistant Secretary-General Jane Connors on her role as the first UN Victims’ Rights Advocate on sexual exploitation and abuse.

14 December 2017 - The NGO Communications Workshop: Digital Strategies to Amplify UN Issues

Organized in partnership with the NGO/DPI Executive Committee, Communications Sub-Committee

Date: Thursday, 14 December 2017
Time: updated

Morning Discussion: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Afternoon Workshop: 3 - 5 p.m.

Location: Conference Room 12, UNHQ, New York 

7 December 2017 - Thursday Briefing "Stand Up for Human Rights"

Organized in observance of Human Rights Day and the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

Date: Thursday, 7 December 2017 
Time: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Conference Room 2, United Nations Headquarters, New York

DPI NGO Chat Series: Food as a Vehicle for Understanding - Cacao Edition

Tuesday Chat Series on the Road 

Date: Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Time: 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Location: Whole Foods Market, 2nd Floor, 226 East, 57th Street, New York, NY 10022

1 December 2017 - DPI NGO Briefing: The Right to Health

Organized in partnership with UNAIDS in observance of World AIDS Day


Date: Friday, 1 December 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Location: Conference Room 2, UNHQ, New York

16 November 2017 - Thursday Briefing "Fashion and Sustainability: Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good"

Using Fashion as a Vehicle for ChangeDPI NGO Briefing followed by a Sustainable Fashion Showcase

Date: 16 November 2017
Time: 11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Location: Conference Room 4, UNHQ, NY

DPI NGO Orientation Programme - 9 November 2017: We're going to help you navigate the UN

The NGO Relations Unit in DPI will host its 2017 Fall Orientation Programme on Thursday, 9 November. This Orientation Programme serves as an introduction to newly DPI-associated NGOs, as well as newly appointed NGO representatives to the United Nations through DPI, to the work, structure and operational mechanisms of the United Nations.

Time: 9 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Location: Conference Room 11, UNHQ, NY

26 October 2017 - Strengthening the UN’s Core: An Issue for All of Us

Organized in observance of UN Day (24 October) 

Date: 26 October
Time: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Conference Room 2, UNHQ, New York

[Watch full event] Bullying: Complicit Silence in the Face of Indignity. Youth-Led Chat Series

DPI/NGO Chat Series Organized by NGO Youth Representatives to DPIBullying: Complicit Silence in the Face of Indignity

Date: Tuesday, 10 October 2017
Time: 2:30—4 p.m.
Location: DPI/NGO Resource Center (Room U-205, 801 UN Plaza, NY) 

6 October 2017 - Reach for the Stars: Encouraging Youth to Pursue Careers in STEM. A Conversation with Youth

Special event coorganized with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs; moderated and sponsed by the NGO Youth Representatives to DPI with support from UN NGO Relations  

Date: 6 October 2017
Time: 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Location: Conference Room 8, UNHQ, New York 

2017 Fall Briefing Season Kick Off: One On One with PGA

Friday, October 6  ♦ 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.  ♦ ECOSOC Chamber, UNHQ, New York

Join us for a dialogue with H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák on his agenda for the seventy-second session of the UN General Assembly and civil society engagement.

The International Day of Peace 2017

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

The theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”

16 June 2017 - Season Wrap-Up

Join us as we present the highlights of the past season of DPI/NGO events, the annual review stats and the upcoming Intergenerational Dialogues happening this summer at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The NGO/DPI executive committee elections will follow.

2014 Nobel Laureate

DPI/NGO Special Briefing with 2014 Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

Ending Child Slavery by 2030

Working Together to Give 168 Million Children the Future They Deserve