The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) started on 17 September and will end on 5 October 2020. On September 24, right before the High-Level Roundtable on Climate Action starts, PaRD Members co-host a webinar on "COVID-19 Child Sensitive, Inclusive and Greener Recovery Strategies to Build Back Better" from 8.00 - 9.30 AM EST.
- Andrew Morley, President & CEO World Vision
- Sarafina. Child speaker from Africa
- Dr. Iyad Abu Moghli, Principal Policy Advisor for Strategic Engagement with Faith-based Organizations, UNEP
- Dr Husna Ahmad Obe, CEO of Global One 2015, representing the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD)
- Mr. Olivier De Schutter, Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.
- Closing: Richard Rumsey, Livelihood Global Lead - World Vision
Ensuring that civil society can continue to engage and dialogue with World Bank and IMF remains a priority for the two institutions. Thus, in cooperation with the Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF) Working Group, they are launching the call for proposals for a virtual CSPF to take place over the course of the weeks directly preceding the Annual Meetings, from September 28 to October 9, 2020 in the morning in Washington D.C.
The deadline to submit your proposals is Monday, August 31, 2020 by 9:00 AM EDT (Washington, D.C. time).
The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID), the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), the G20 Interfaith Forum Association, and the National Committee for Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are co-organizing the 2020 Interfaith Summit.
Under auspices of the Minister of the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) Anja Karliczek, the conference "Sustainable & Resilient Urban-Rural Partnerships – URP2020" will take place in Leipzig, Germany, 25-27 November 2020. URP2020 will be embedded in the German EU Council presidency in 2020.
Regions are of critical importance to achieve the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda including the Sustainable Development Goals and the HABITAT III objectives. By focusing on sustainable and resilient urban-rural partnerships, the international URP2020 conference aims at developing new urban-rural imaginaries, integrating strategies and projects that explore present and future potentials in terms of sustainability and resilience.
The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) will convene the 16th EADI General Conference in the Hague from July 5th to July 8th, 2021.
The central theme of the conference will be Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice. These three concepts represent aspirations for approaches to global development that address inequality, poverty and political marginalisation, also in connection to climate change and other environmental threats.
For further information on the conference, please follow this link.
The executive committee, on behalf of the central committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC), has decided, in close consultation with the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) and other host churches and local partners, to postpone the 11th assembly, originally planned for September 2021 in Karlsruhe, Germany, until 2022.
The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC is expected to take place from 8th to 19th November 2021.