Who Wants to Make a Macro Contribution to the United Nations?

Now is the time to contribute to one of the largest platforms on earth in order to implement changes that benefit all. For the first time, the 68th Annual UN Civil Society Conference is leaving United Nations Headquarters in New York City and heading to Salt Lake City, Utah August 26-28, 2019.

For those in the business of helping others, this is great news for travel affordability. This event has a history of heavy youth participation which promotes the intergenerational implementation of proposals and policy for sustainability.

If you’d simply like to attend, you can do so free of charge. Registration can happen at this link while spaces are still available.

To propose a workshop, please make sure the following criteria are included (there is a flat $300 fee for the venue/ room/ tech cost):

Inclusive, Safe, Resilient, Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG11) and one of the following subjects:

  • Economic Development
  • Climate Change
  • Peaceful Societies
  • Youth Empowerment
  • Infrastructure
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Women and Girls
  • Media and Communication Methods
  • Interfaith Dialogue

Workshop Application Criteria (please be sure that your workshop meets all the guidelines and requirements below):

  • Workshops should be action-oriented with a focus on learning and innovation
  • Each workshop will be 75 minutes long, with an additional 30 minutes for setup
  • Workshops should highlight the work of/and include speakers from at least two or three organisations and demonstrate partnership
  • Ensure that the session is interactive and includes the audience in the discussion
  • It is suggested that the panel does not include more than 3 speakers and a moderator to ensure participation from the audience

Priority will be given to applications submitted by civil society organisations (CSOs) formally associated with the UN Department of Global Communications (DGC) and SLC/Utah-based CSOs

Proposals must be submitted in English: https://outreach.un.org/ngorelations/content/68th-un-civil-society-conference-call-workshops-applications-submit-proposal-17-may-2019

For The Empowerment of Women and Girls: Women Deliver 2016 Conference

Women Deliver Conference

New York – Women Deliver 2016 Conference is taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark from 16-19 May, and it will focus on the impact and action to advance the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women.“We must strive to create a world where girls and women have choice, not chance,” said Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Patron of the Women Deliver 2016 Conference. “A world where a woman can decide for herself if, when and with whom to have a baby; a world where she does not risk unnecessarily dying in childbirth; and where she is economically empowered and financially literate.”

At the conference, more than 200 plenaries, concurrent sessions and side events will focus on solutions and how we can achieve the biggest impact for girls and women by emphasizing health, rights, gender equality, education and economic empowerment. When girls and women are healthy and have a chance to learn and earn there are also positive ripple effects across development – families are healthier, communities are stronger and nations are more prosperous.

“I am both very proud and excited that Denmark is hosting the Women Deliver 2016 Conference,” said Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen. “Investing in girls and women is crucial for a sustainable future for all. It is my hope that the Conference will help put concrete action behind the new Sustainable Development Goals in order to create real improvements for girls’ and women’s health and rights.”

More than 5,000 global and local leaders, policymakers, researchers, private sector, NGO representatives and young people from 150 countries are expected to participate in the Women Deliver 2016 Conference. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Amina J. Mohammed, Minister of the Environment, Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Annie Lennox, Singer, Songwriter, Political Activist and Philanthropist
  • Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America & Planned Parenthood Action Fund
  • Chamki, Muppet from Galli Galli Sim Sim, Sesame Street India
  • Jessica Biel, Actor; Ambassador for WomanCare Global’s“If You Don’t Tell Them, Then Who Will?” Campaign
  • Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Laureate; Founder & Chairwoman, Women Journalists Without Chains
  • Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Performing Artist; Founder, Princess of Africa Foundation; Goodwill Ambassador, UNICEF & Roll-Back Malaria
  • And multiple heads of UN Agencies, including UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women and WHO

“The Women Deliver 2016 Conference is all about building courage, strength and innovative spirit to drive development with the understanding that solutions works best with girls and women at the heart,” said Women Deliver CEO Katja Iversen. The Conference will also feature several special events, including an Appy Hour, Arts and Cinema Corner, Speakers’ Corner, Career Fair and Social Enterprise Challenge.

Additionally, for the first time, the Women Deliver 2016 Conference will have an online counterpart, Women Deliver Live, which will allow virtual participants to access plenaries, high-level talks, press conferences and VIP roundtables.

Registration for Women Deliver Live can be found here. Members of the media are invited to apply for press accreditation to register for the conference at no cost. To receive the latest updates on Conference speakers, schedules, and events, subscribe to our newsletter and follow Women Deliver on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

WHAT: Women Deliver 2016 Conference

WHEN: 16-19 May 2016

WHERE: Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark SOCIAL: Join the conversation by following #WD2016

WEB:  Women Deliver Virtual Live Conference 2016

ABOUT WOMEN DELIVER: As a leading global advocate for girls’ and women’s health, rights, and wellbeing, Women Deliver brings together diverse voices and interests to drive progress, particularly in maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights. It builds capacity, shares solutions, and forges partnerships, together creating coalitions, communication, and action that spark political commitment and investment in girls and women. Women Deliver believes that when the world invests in girls and women, everybody wins.

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