United Nations: Virtual Information Session – NGOs in Consultative Status with ECOSOC

WOBO, as part of its work with the United Nations, is pleased to provide an update and links for information.

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Virtual Information Session for the NGOs in Consultative Status with ECOSOC (20 March 2023)

You are able to access the recorded version of the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbXlStzBYfI



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The 2023 SDG Summit – the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development under the auspices of the General Assembly

The 2023 SDG Summit will be convened on 18-19 September 2023, during the United Nations General Assembly high-level week. Heads of State and Government will gather at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to follow-up and review the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) . They will carry out a comprehensive review of the state of the SDGs, respond to the impact of multiple and interlocking crises facing the world, and provide high-level political guidance on transformative and accelerated actions leading up to the target year of 2030 for achieving the SDGs.

The Summit will also bring together political and thought leaders from governments, international organizations, the private sector, civil society, women and youth and other stakeholders in a series of high-level meetings with the Heads of State and Government.

The 2023 SDG Summit marks the mid-point of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in July 2022 under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council called for the Summit to “ mark the beginning of a new phase of accelerated progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals .”

The International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development 2022-23 – A chance for society to build on sciences for sustainability

Conference Room 5, United Nations Headquarters, New York
24 May 2023, 10.00 am to 11.30 am

The International Year

The International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD) was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 2021. It was formally inaugurated at UNESCO/Paris in July 2022 and will be closed at CERN/Geneva in December 2023. The aim of IYBSSD is to present, discuss, and offer inspiration for a reflection on the role of basic sciences for the sustainable development of society, and to identify possible ways to make it more effective for the good of all citizens. The IYBSSD programme consists of hundreds of national and international events organized by contributing science academies, research unions and institutions, universities, and private partners across the world (www.iybssd2022.org).

Special event at the UN Headquarters

The special event on 24 May 2023, convened under the auspices of the President of the General Assembly, to celebrate the International Year at the UNHQ will facilitate an exchange between experts and delegates on how basic sciences, together with other sciences and technology, can help building a new approach for the solution of global challenges, centered on sciences for sustainability.

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SDG Networking Forum on June 21, 2023

The SDG Networking Forum will take place online on 21 June 2023. To accommodate multiple time zones, the Forum will be hosted two times on the same day.

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