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68th United Nations Civil Society Conference

SAVE THE DATE for the 68th UN Civil Society Conference 2019 in Salt Lake City

Call for Applications from Salt Lake City/Utah civil society organizations to serve on Conference Planning Sub-committees | Apply by 25 January 2019


This is a call specifically to representatives of civil society of the host community (Salt Lake City/Utah) to express interest to serve as Co-chairs and/or members (both volunteer positions) of the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference* Planning Sub-committees. Candidates should be high-level representatives of a Utah-based NGO with the knowledge and capacity to work with local, national, and global executives in crafting specific programmatic and logistical elements of the conference. The Conference will take place from 26 to 28 August 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and will focus on Building Inclusive and Sustainable Communities (Sustainable Development Goal 11) and related themes. The deadline for applications is 25 January 2019. [*Formerly the UN DPI/NGO Conference]

Call for Applications [Salt Lake City/Utah only]: Co-chairs and members of the Conference Planning Committees Apply by 25 January 2019

News and press releases

Mayor Biscupski at the UN
UN News: US city pushes green power on the international stage

For Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) are parallel to the work she is doing to make her city 100 per cent clean-energy powered, by 2032.

Salt Lake City boasts the first two “net-zero” fire departments in the United States and Ms. Biskupski is currently building the first police department that is 100 per cent renewable-energy driven as well as an energy-neutral international airport.

Talking to UN News’s Liz Scaffidi at UN Headquarters, the mayor shared her goal of making Salt Lake inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable as she announced that next year, Utah would host the annual UN public information/NGO forum on US soil for the first time – with a focus on implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Audio Credit: Liz Scaffidi, UN News

UN DPI/NGO Conference Resources​