The 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference 


26 - 28 August 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
 Salt Palace Convention Centre (100 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101​)


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12 Jul 2019 - UN Press Release

UN Press ReleaseThousands to Participate in United Nations Annual Civil Society Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, 26-28 August

Activists battling climate change, a former child soldier and health workers pioneering new treatments around the world are among thousands of participants who will gather in Salt Lake City, Utah, from 26 to 28 August at the sixty-eighth annual United Nations Civil Society Conference for a global conversation on building inclusive and sustainable cities and communities.

The Utah capital is the first city in the United States to host the annual conference outside United Nations Headquarters in New York, reflecting the city’s leadership and demonstrated commitment on sustainability issues.

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski said:  “I can think of no better time or place than Salt Lake City, for the United Nations to reintroduce its vision, mission, and values to the American people.  With everything we are doing to build a sustainable and resilient city, from investing in more equitable transit and housing to becoming a clean energy city — Salt Lake City is the perfect place to have these important conversations.”

Alison Smale, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, said:  “In visiting Salt Lake City I was struck by the rapid growth and innovation there, symbolized by the construction cranes dotting the beautiful mountain landscape, and by the sense of opportunity as young people flock to the region for its educational and job offerings.  It is a great setting for a global conversation on inclusion and sustainability in cities and communities of all sizes.” Read more...