DESA NGO News — 31 August 2017

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EVENTS

4 - 26 September: Events during the month of September 2017 with regard to preparations of the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration, to be adopted at an intergovernmental conference on international migration in 2018
1. Informal thematic session of the General Assembly on Smuggling of migrants, trafficking in persons and contemporary forms of slavery, including appropriate identification, protection and assistance to migrants and trafficking victims
Where: Vienna International Centre, Plenary Room, Vienna, Austria
When: 4 - 5 September 2017
Information: https://refugeesmigrants.un.org/smuggling-and-trafficking-migrants

2. Consultations hosted by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
Where : Beirut, Lebanon
When : 26 - 27 September 2017
Information: https://refugeesmigrants.un.org/regional-consultations

3. Regional civil society consultations
Where: Washington DC, USA
When: 25-26 September 2017
Information, see: https://refugeesmigrants.un.org/regional-civil-society-consultations
http://csonet.org/index.php?page=view&nr=406&type=13&menu=14

4 - 15 September: 13th Session, Committee on Enforced Disappearances, Geneva
At its forthcoming 13th session in September 2017 in Geneva, the Committee on Enforced Disappearances will examine the efforts of the following countries to implement the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance: Gabon and Lithuania. The Committee will also adopt lists of issues on the reports submitted by Albania, Austria and Honduras.
To attend, please register here: http://bit.ly/CED13
More information: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1103&Lang=en
http://csonet.org/index.php?page=view&nr=394&type=13&menu=14

12 September - 31 December: 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly
The 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) will convene at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 12 September 2017. The General Debate will open on Tuesday, 19 September 2017.
http://csonet.org/index.php?page=view&nr=405&type=13&menu=14

2 October: Opening of the Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee) of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly
The 72nd session’s theme is “Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet”. A keynote address will be delivered by a prominent, international expert in the field of development policy to address structural constraints and opportunities regarding the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.

On 11 October, the Second Committee of the General Assembly will hold a joint meeting with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), under the proposed theme of “The Future of Everything – Sustainable Development in the Age of Rapid Technological Change”. Organised by DESA, the meeting will focus on the impact of technological advancements on the future of people and planet, and explore the role of innovation in achieving the 2030 Agenda. The Committee will also hold three side events during this session: on the future of work (4 October); on science, technology and inclusive innovation for advancing sustainable development (12 October), and on innovative ways to explore data to understand the gender dimensions of poverty and advance the Sustainable Development Goals (18 October).
More information available at: 72nd session of the UN General Assembly
Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee)
Economic and Social Council
http://csonet.org/index.php?page=view&nr=407&type=13&menu=14

NEWS

PASSES FOR NGOs DURING THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Access to the United Nations during the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly will be restricted. Due to the large number of high-level events and increased security arrangements, the United Nations Headquarters will be accessible to United Nations staff and Member State delegations only.

Please note the following important changes:


The usual procedures for Grounds Passes will be reinstated as of 2 October 2017.

USEFUL LINKS

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UN Department of Public Information, NGO Relations
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OHCHR Civil Society Section
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OHCHR Civil Society Update Subscription
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AT YOUR SERVICE

Committee on NGOs Home Page
http://csonet.org/index.php?menu=80


How to Apply for Consultative Status 
http://csonet.org/index.php?menu=100


How to Submit a Quadrennial Report
http://csonet.org/index.php?menu=99


How to obtain a UN Grounds Pass 
http://csonet.org/index.php?menu=86


Ask a question on my organization's status 
http://csonet.org/index.php?menu=82


ECOSOC Resolution 1996/31 
http://csonet.org/content/documents/199631.pdf

Learn how to participate in the work of the United Nations 
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