Your Annual Conference
Organized by the Department of Public Information (DPI) in partnership with the NGO community, our annual Conference is unique. It is the largest gathering of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) jointly organized by the UN Department of Public Information and NGOs and relevant partners, as appropriate. We welcome all representatives of NGOs worldwide.
The Conference brings together over 1,500 NGO representatives from around the globe to focus on a theme related to current UN and NGO priorities.
This three-day conference includes:
•Roundtables: you can exchange ideas and experiences with diverse experts
•NGO workshops: interact with NGO colleagues about your work.
•Exhibits: showcase your work and network with others that share your interests.
•Youth-led activities: build partnerships across generations.
•Networking opportunities: meet NGOs from other regions who share common interests and goals.
•Side Events: participate in related side activities which reflect the theme of the Conference.
For 60 years the Annual Conference was held in New York at UN Headquarters. In recent times however, in an effort to attract a more diverse community, the Conference has gone “on the road.” It has been held in different regions of the world beginning in 2008 with the Paris Conference focusing on the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. With each successive Conference we hope to attract new NGO partners from the host country and its neighbouring region.
Next Conference: Lettre from the Outreach Division
Dear NGO Colleagues,
As you may be aware, we are in the process of planning an ambitious Conference to discuss the role of civil society in the post-2015 development agenda, titled “2015 and Beyond: Our Action Agenda” ( concept note here). The Conference will take place 27-29 August, 2014, at UNHQ in New York.
In order to organise a credible conference that reflects the interests of our truly global community, we are urging committed NGO members across the world to get engaged and contribute their skills and experience to a subcommittee.
The theme of the Conference is: The Role of Civil Society in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
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