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The Parliament of the World's Religions is seeking nominations for seven distinguished awards that will be presented at the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions this November 1st-7th in Toronto, Ontario. 

On the 25th and 125th anniversary year of the Parliament of the World's Religions, five new honors will be inaugurated to correlate to the mission of the organization, for a total of seven to be presented at the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions. 

Nominations in these different categories will be accepted until September 24th, 2018, at 11:59 pm ET. 

For more information on the eligibility and process as well as to submit your nomination, please follow this link

The Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) Action aims to anchor awareness and understanding of global sustainable development on a societal level, highlighting the responsibilities and roles of all individuals, civil society organisations, local authorities, governments and other development actors around the world, to contribute to development.

 

Actions selected from this Call for Proposals will aim to deliver more focussed and strategic pan-European campaigns on targeted priorities, bringing EU Development Policy and EU answers to globals challenges closer to citizens and promote fundamental values such as human rights, democracy, solidarity, peace and tolerance.

Actions will have to take place in a number of different European countries and will reflect two key themes, namely People and Planet. Within these themes the focus areas Migration and Climate change, including its environmental dimension, have been put forward.

Innovative outreach and communication to young people will be considered key in this call, which will focus on concrete actions to empower young people.

 

For more information please click here.

26.09.2018
Buenos Aires, Argentina

From September 26th-28th, 2018 the fifth annual event in a series of G20 Interfaith Forums is held in relation to the meeting of the international "Group of Twenty" (G20) Economic Summit. 

For more information please click here.

27.09.2018
New York City, USA

The Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, September 27, 2018 will be held in conjunction with the United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB. The Breakfast is organized by the World Council of Churches, in partnership with UNAIDS, the UN Interagency Task Force on Religion and Development, and PEPFAR.

Date: 27 September 2018
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Yale Club of New York City, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue (Corner of 44th Street) New York, New York 10017
The interfaith prayer breakfast is a unique opportunity to strengthen old relationships and to forge new partnerships between faiths and other sectors for ending HIV and TB in children and adolescents.

The Norwegian Development Agency, NORAD, provides grants to international civil society organisations with partners in developing countries to promote freedom of religion and belief, with particular emphasis on minorities of faith and belief. 

The next deadline for proposals is 1st October 2018. 

Organisations with projects in Norway's partner countries will be prioritised. Public sector organisations - such as UN agencies - cannot apply. 

For further information click here

09.10.2018
Bali, Indonesia

The Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF) has become an integral part of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group Spring and Annual Meetings, providing a space for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to dialogue and exchange views with World Bank Group and IMF staff, their peers, government delegations, and other stakeholders on a wide range of topics.

The CSPF will convene in Bali, Indonesia from Tuesday, October 9 to Friday, October 12, 2018. The program will include an orientation session on the World Bank Group; a roundtable discussion with World Bank Group Executive Directors; a townhall meeting with the heads of the World Bank Group and the IMF, a Civil Society Innovation Fair, and about 40, mainly CSO-organized, policy dialogue sessions that reflect the diversity of CSO policy concerns.

For more information please click here.

The Ahimsa RoundTable will be held in les Pensieres Center for Global Health, in Annecy, France from October 15th - 17th, 2018.

Its aim is to explore how technological innovation in healthcare can help to promote social innovation and reverse, and how the commitment of each actor can help to reduce disparity and make these technologies accessible to the most vulnerable and give their contribution to the goal of universal health coverage. 

This event will be a "new movement" combining innovation and social impact investment, taking place on an annual basis. Its aim is to identify innovative projects and work teams so as to offer concrete solutions to bring these technological innovations to market and ensure that they contribute to social innovation and the empowerment of underprivileged populations. 

Please follow this link for further information. 

 

 

On October 16th-19th, 2018, the Faith Action for Children on the Move Global Partners Forum will be held in Rome, Italy. The Forum provides a platform to bring together a diverse group of faith-based organisations. 

The co-organizers ACT Alliance, Anglican Alliance, Arigatou International GNRC, Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities, Mennonite World Conference, Micah Global, Salvation Army, Seventn Day Adventist Church, Talitha Kum Alzati, World Council of Churches, World Evangelical Alliance ans World Vision International believe that by working together they can end violence against migrant, refugee, and displaced children and their families. 

The Forum's goals are: 

  • Learn: Compile and analyze current responses of faith communities, the programme approaches they use, best practices, policy framework, advocacy efforts and gaps.
  • Exchange: Discern, share, and build consensus among faith groups, alongside decision makers, children and communities on issues related to violence, migration, displacement, and trafficking. 
  • Inform: Produce a publication capturing the essence of the process, key issues, and the plan of action to inform, inspire, and equip others into the future.
  • Plan: Plan action to increase awareness, strengthen partnerships, improve delivery, scale up interventions, and influence decision-making.

If you are interested in joining the Forum, please follow this link for more information. There is also the possibility to join the Forum virtually. 

 

 

11.03.2019
Nairobi, Kenya

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. 

For more information please click here.