The event, hosted by the United Society Partners in the Gospel in partnership with Side by Side, will be held from 10th-11th March, 2019.
The leading question focused on in two workshops will be on how to jointly raise the voice of faith actors working for gender justice at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNSCW) and strengthen advocacy work with local, national and international actors at UNCSW and beyond.
The workshops are facilitated by grassroot gender activists from Jamaica, who have been engaged with UNCSW for over two decades, with incredible success, including law and policy reformation. Key experiences will also be shared from faith actors from around the world.
There are two parts to the workshop, of which you may attend both or only one.
Workshop 1 / Sunday 10th March 2019 / 4-7 p.m.
Workshop 2 / Monday 11th March 2019 / 2-5 p.m.
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The UN Environment Assembly will gather for its 4th session during 11th-15th March 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. The session's main theme is "Innovative solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production".
Major Groups and Stakeholders are genuine partners in charting the way for UN Environment and contributing to its decisions and resolutions, as well as its Medium Term Strategy and programme of work. When implementing its Programme of Work, UN Environment relies on implementing and executing partners from Major Groups and stakeholders, relying on their expertise, capacity building and outreach abilities and regional, national and local presence. Currently, 10 Faith-based Organizations are accredited to the UN Environment Assembly. If you are interested in applying please follow this link to find out more about the guidelines for accreditation.
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The 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from March 11th to 22nd, 2019.
It is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.
This year's priority themes are social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
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The PaRD work-stream on Gender Equality and Empowerment (SDG5) will host two events at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 63).
Faith, Feminism and Human Rights Frameworks
Roundtable Discussion / Part 1 / Friday 15th March 2019 / 10:00 - 11:30 / Canadian Permanent Mission
Unlocking the Power of Faith-Based Partnerships: Enabling the Right to Social Protection
Side Event / Part 2 / Monday 18th March 2019 / 11:30 - 12:45 / Express Bar, UN Building
From April 1st - 5th, 2019, the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) will convene for its 52nd Session.
The special theme of the session is "Review and appraisal of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and its contribution to the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development."
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The fourth edition of the Ahimsa Forum, organised in collaboration with the World Faiths Development Dialogue, will be held at Les Pensières in Annecy, France, from June 24-28, 2019.
The high level conference on new innovative initiatives will be focused on the work of faith-inspired organisations, and particularly the innovative dimension of this work for access to healthcare for the most vulnerable.
The dynamic format of the conference will encompass continuous sharing, brainstorming as well as innovative communication tools.
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The 2019 session of the HLPF, convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from July 9th to 18th.
The High-level Political Forum is the United Nations' central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and provides for the full and effective participation of all States Members of the UN and States members of specialized agencies.
The 2019 theme will be "Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality". The set of goals to be reviewed in depth are SDGs 4, 8, 10, 13, 16 and 17.
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