The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States will be held from 1-4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa, to be preceded by activities related to the conference from 28 to 30 August 2014, also in Apia, Samoa.
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This webcast features the closing remarks of the UN Secretary-General, Chair of the CEB, during the CEB high-level event.
In this webcast, you can watch the entire high-level event, hosted by the UN Secretary-General, as Chair of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB).
The High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development took place on 3 and 4 October 2013 in New York at United Nations Headquarters. In its resolution 63/225 of 19 December 2008, the General Assembly decided to devote a high-level dialogue to international migration and development during its sixty-eighth session in 2013.
During this segment to be held from 18 – 25 July, the Council will review reports of its subsidiary bodies and of other UN entities working in the economic and social fields. The subsidiary bodies include the Counci's functional commissions, regional commissions, expert and ad hoc bodies. The Segment will also consider the report of its NGO Committee.
The Operational Activities Segment is the place where Council exercises oversight of the funds and programmes and UN Women – which are “under the authority of the Council” (A/RES/48/162).
The 2013 Operational Activities Segment (OAS) will be held from Wednesday, 10 July, to Friday, 12 July in Geneva, Switzerland.
The 2013 coordination segment will focus on two main substantive areas: Follow-up to the 2012 Ministerial Declaration on “Promoting productive capacity, employment and decent work to eradicate poverty in the context of inclusive, sustainable and equitable economic growth at all levels for achieving the Millennium Development Goals”; Follow-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development.
The High-level Segment, to be held at the United Nations Office in Geneva from 1 to 4 July 2013, will focus on a broad range of issues at the heart of the UN development agenda (Programme):
Since the landmark General Assembly resolution 46/182, the international humanitarian system has grown and evolved tremendously. The humanitarian caseload has increased due to new and protracted complex emergencies and conflict, natural disasters occur with more frequency and intensity, and global challenges increase vulnerability and create new or exacerbate existing humanitarian needs. In addition, the operating environment for humanitarian actors has also become increasingly complex.
Preparations are under way for the first World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in 2015, likely during the second quarter of the year (May/June). The United Nations Secretary-General (SG) has requested the summit in order to improve the capacity of the humanitarian system to serve people in need.
This is a unique opportunity to take stock and adapt.
On 29-30 September 1990 the largest gathering of world leaders in history assembled at the United Nations to attend the World Summit for Children. Led by 71 heads of State and Government and 88 other senior officials, mostly at the ministerial level, the World Summit adopted a Declaration on the Survival, Protection and Development of Children and a Plan of Action for implementing the Declaration in the 1990s.
The 2nd UN Inter-Agency Meeting on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity, which took place at the United Nations Office in Vienna (UNOV) on 22-23 November 2012, was convened by UNESCO and co-hosted by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known as the "Earth Summit," was held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 3-14 June 1992. This global conference, held on the 20th anniversary of the first international Conference on the Human Environment, (Stockholm, 1972), brought together policy makers, diplomats, scientists, media personnel and non-governmental organization (NGO) representatives from 179 countries in a massive effort to reconcile the impact of human socio-economic activities on the environment and vice versa.
The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 7th Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (CMP7) to the Kyoto Protocol.
Adopted by the World Conference to review and appraise the achievements of the United Nations Decade for Women: Equality, Development and Peace, held in Nairobi, Kenya, 15-26 July 1985.
The event took place on Wednesday, 27 February 2008, at UN Headquarters in New York and highlighted the specific contribution of parliamentarians and the difference they can make in securing adequate financial support to women’s empowerment and the implementation of policies and programmes in favour of gender equality.
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) was organized in pursuance of General Assembly Resolution 64/236 (A/RES/64/236). The Conference took place in Brazil on 20-22 June 2012 marking the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg.