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2014

November

 Call for Nominations: Civil society speaker in the 10 December United Nations event to launch the International Decade for People of African Descent

October

 Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner returns home from UN Climate Summit to tidal floods in Marshall Islands, launches disaster relief fund
 Alina Saba of Nepal and Agnes Kinaka of Papua New Guinea reflect on their participation in the UN Climate Summit
 Update on Regional Economic Commission Consultations on a Post-2015 Accountability Framework
 President of the General Assembly appoints Co-Facilitators of negotiations for the Post- 2015 Development Agenda
 Preparations begin for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development
 Update on the work of the UN Secretary-General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development
 ILO and Ford Foundation: Placing decent work at the heart of the development agenda (23 September)
 World Conference on Indigenous Peoples: Moving Forward in Realizing Rights of Indigenous Peoples
 “An Appeal to heal the Earth and save humanity”: Special Tribute to Sarath Fernando, founding member of LVC Movement for National Land and Agricultural Reform
 EATx event at UNHQ explores causal links between the world’s food systems, sustainable development and global health
 Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) as a means of implementing sustainable development: First meeting of the International Leading Group on SSE
 UN-NGLS interviews Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, on the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
 Event on “Strengthening the Post-2015 Agenda – Voices of Experience from the Front Line” calls for higher level of ambition in the post-2015 agenda, identifies red flags
 Summary of the 10 September meeting between the PGA and Civil Society in advance of the High-level Stocktaking Event on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
 General Assembly: High-level Stocktaking Event on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (11-12 September)
 European Regional Ministerial Consultation “Monitoring and Accountability for the Post-2015 Development Agenda – The Regional Dimension”
 Building on the Cairo Consensus: 20-year Review of the International Conference on Population and Development Beyond 2014
 UN-NGLS and ETC Group side event explores “A Critical Link in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Technology Access and Assessment”

September

 Standing ovation for Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner at UN Climate Summit
 50 Civil Society Representatives Selected for UN Climate Summit

August

 Next steps for the elaboration of the Post-2015 Development Agenda
 UN DPI-NGO Conference releases Final Conference Declaration and Resource Document
 Overview of the 2014 Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Conference
 Reflection on the consultations for the Outcome Document for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (18-19 August)
 Recommendations of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing
 Special event celebrates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, while also calling for stronger implementation of their rights (8 August)
 ECOSOC Leadership meets with Major Group representatives on 3 occasions during the High-Level Political Forum (1-3 July)
 Opinion Piece: "The importance of regional approaches to UN debates," by Daniel Tygel of RIPESS - The Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity Economy
 Women, Peace, and Security – a critical component of the post-2015 development agenda
 Update on the work of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF)

July

 Fourth and Final General Assembly Structured Dialogue on possible arrangements for a Technology Facilitation Mechanism (23 July)
 UN General Assembly Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals releases outcome document (19 July)
 18 July Briefing at UNHQ by the Co-Chairs of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF)
 High-level Thematic Debate on the Promotion of Investment in Africa and its Catalytic Role in Achieving Africa’s Development Objectives, including those of NEPAD (17 July)
 OWG13 side event organized by UN-NGLS called for prioritizing climate change in the SDGs (15 July)
 Can the UN set Sustainable Development Goals without dealing with climate change? (reposted)
 GA High-Level Meeting to Review and Assess the Progress Achieved in the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) (10 - 11 July)
 15 July Side Event - A Global Call Spanning the Polar Regions to the Tropics: Sustainable Development Goals Must Prioritize Climate Change
 Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals 13th Session taking place from 14-18 July
 UN-NGLS presents Issue #8 of The 2015 Post
 UN-NGLS interviews Asha Kowtal, General Secretary of All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch
 Decent Work in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: UN-NGLS interview with Raymond Torres, Director of Research Department at the International Labour Organization (ILO)
 14 July at UNHQ: informal civil society consultation on programme of activities for the International Decade for People of African Descent
 Final PrepCom for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States
 Informal interactive hearing on the prevention and control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)s: “Moving from commitment to implementation” (19 June)
 UNCTAD Public Symposium focuses on "A Better World Economic Order for Equality and Sustainable Development Post-2015" (18 - 19 June)
 GA Thematic Debate: Responding to the opportunities and challenges of the 21st Century: Human Security and the post-2015 development agenda (18 June)
 Preparing for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples: UN General Assembly Informal Interactive Hearings held on 17-18 June
 “Caste Is Not Culture, Caste Is Criminal” say Dalit activists at HRC26 side event
 President of the General Assembly Convenes HLE on Contributions of Human Rights and the Rule of Law in the Post-2015 Development Agenda (9-10 June)
 ILO discusses a new instrument to facilitate transitions from informal economy to decent work during International Labour Conference (28 May - 12 June)
 First Global Forum on Disability: Voice of Our Own (9 June)
 PGA’s Setting the Stage Concert: A behind the scenes perspective from UN-NGLS (6 June)
 First Sustainable Energy for All Forum held at UNHQ (4-6 June)
 UN-NGLS/ETC Group side event focuses on "Technology Access and Assessment – The Trillion-Dollar Challenge" (4 June)
 8-9 September: High-level Stock-taking Event on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

June

 UN-NGLS presents Issue #7 of The 2015 Post
 Interview with Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Recently Appointed Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
 Open Working Group on SDGs conducted its 11th session in May; OWG12 taking place from 16-20 June
 30 June - 11 July: ECOSOC High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, followed by Annual Ministerial Review and Development Cooperation Forum

May

 4 June Side Event on the Technology Facilitation Mechanism: “Technology Access and Assessment – The Trillion Dollar Challenge” conducted by UN-NGLS and ETC Group
 GA High-level Meeting: “Achieving Poverty Eradication through Full Employment and Decent Work for All in the Post-2015 Development Agenda” (23 May)
 Implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Requires North-South, South-South & Triangular Cooperation, as well as ICT for Development, High-level Event concludes (21-22 May)
 GA Thematic Debate: Culture Deserves Recognition in the Post-2015 Agenda (5 May)
 President of the General Assembly Convenes Interactive Dialogue on Elements for a Post-2015 Monitoring and Accountability Framework (1 May)
 50 Years of UNCTAD: A Celebration – 16-20 June
 Third multi-stakeholder dialogue with the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing
 From the World Conference on Youth to the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR): The Youth Movement on DRR is Building
 Interview with Anita Amorim, ILO Senior External Relations Specialist, on South-South and Triangular Cooperation and its role in the post-2015 development agenda
 World Conference on Youth 2014 focuses on mainstreaming youth in the post-2015 development agenda
 UNCTAD Public Symposium: A Better World Economic Order for Equality and Sustainable Development Post-2015
 UN-NGLS Releases Issue #6 of The 2015 Post
 Member States Host Event on "Universal Health Coverage: How to Implement and Measure it"
 Opinion Piece: Finance and the Post-2015 Agenda
 Opinion Piece: Exploring Elements of a Global Development Agenda for International Trade and Investment
 Opinion piece: The Right to the City: Strategic approach for the Post-2015 and the Habitat III Global Agendas
 Sustainable Energy for All Forum: 4-6 June at UN Headquarters
 General Assembly and ECOSOC Conduct Joint Event on the Role of Partnerships in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
 “Post-2015 Agenda Not Complete Without Peace and Security,” Highlights President of General Assembly’s Thematic Debate
 Open Working Group on SDGs conducts its 10th session in April; OWG11 taking place 5-9 May
 2014 Social Forum Focuses on the Rights of Older Persons

April

 UN Commission on Population Concludes Adopting Consensus Resolution
 UNEP Releases Briefing Notes on Post-2015
 The ICPD Programme of Action and Beyond 2014 Review Should Guide The Post-2015 Development Agenda, Say Experts at CPD47

March

 The 2015 Post: Issue #5 Published
 Second multistakeholder dialogue held with the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing
 UN-NGLS interviews Noelene Nabulivou, Diverse Voices and Action for Equality, Fiji
 SIDS 2014 Conference Accreditation and Registration Open, Zero Draft of Outcome Document Released
 Information on the UN Secretary-General’s September 2014 Climate Summit
 UN-NGLS interviews Peter Holmgren, Director General of Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
 Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals discusses Focus Areas document
 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women reflects on MDGs, looks towards the post-2015 agenda
 GA High-Level Event focuses on the contributions of women, the young and civil society to the post-2015 development agenda
 Side event on “Global Health and Environment in the Post-2015 Agenda: Lessons from the Fukushima nuclear accident” held during CSW
 25th session of the Human Rights Council focuses on the importance of the promotion and protection of civil society space
 UN-NGLS Policy Briefs for the OWG on SDGs

February

 The 2015 Post: Issue #4 Published
 Intersections: Justice & Compassion for All - An Opinion Piece by Bernedette Muthien of Engender
 OWG on SDGs discusses “Oceans and seas, forests, biodiversity”
 UN-NGLS co-organizes side event on Social and Solidarity Economy: Changing economic relations for equality and sustainable development in the post-2015 agenda
 UN Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing: Regional Outreach in Latin America and Caribbean Calls for Major Change of Course
 At PGA’s Thematic Debate on Water, Sanitation and Sustainable Energy, civil society calls for a rights-based approach to delivery of these essential services
 OWG on SDGs discusses “Conflict prevention, post-conflict peacebuilding and promotion of durable peace, rule of law and governance”
 President of the General Assembly briefs civil society on his six events
 UN-NGLS interviews Simone Lovera, Director of the Global Forest Coalition
 OWG on SDGs discusses “Promoting equality, including social equity, gender equality and women’s empowerment”
 OWG on SDGs releases progress report and focus areas document

January

 OWG on SDGs discusses sustainable consumption and production, including waste and chemicals
 UN-NGLS interviews Paul Divakar, convenor of Wada Na Todo Abhiyan
 Should the SDGs address climate change through a standalone goal and/or a cross-cutting approach? Civil society perspectives from the 7th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
 UN-NGLS interviews Paul Ladd, Head of UNDP’s Team on the Post-2015 Agenda
 The 2015 Post: Issue #3 Published
 OWG discusses sustainable cities and human settlements; sustainable transport
 UN-NGLS interviews Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo, IBON International
 Dates announced for the PGA High-Level Events and Thematic Debates on the post-2015 development agenda
 AINA E-Consultation for the OWG on SDGs on “Promoting Equality, including Social Equity” extended through 17 January 2014

2013

December

 OWG on SDGs announces dates for five formal decision-making sessions in 2014
 OWG on SDGs discusses human rights, right to development, and global governance
 OWG on SDGs discusses needs of countries in special situations
 OWG on SDGs discusses Means of Implementation
 Non-State actors engage in an interactive discussion with the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing
 United Nations commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Declaration on the Right to Development
 Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals debates how to achieve universal energy access in a carbon-constrained world
 Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals discusses growth and macroeconomic policy
 Advancing Regional Recommendations Report & Briefs Launched at Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
 UN-NGLS releases Issue #3 of its Post-2015 Primer Series: the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing
 UNCTAD: First Geneva Dialogue on Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda
 Deadline Extended - Call for contributions: Human rights impact of fiscal and tax policy

November

 UN-NGLS releases Issue #2 of its Post-2015 Primer Series: the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
 OHCHR: Commemorating 25 Years of the UN Declaration on the Right to Development
 Africa NEPAD Week held during 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly
 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF-2014)
 Domestic workers’ movement gains momentum
 The 2015 Post: Views on critical issues under discussion in the post-2015/post-Rio+20 debates
 UN-NGLS consultation report: Advancing Regional Recommendations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty observed at UN Headquarters on 17 October 2013
 UN-NGLS releases updated first issue of Post-2015 Primer Series

October

 Reports of Special Rapporteurs presented at the Third Committee discuss the advancement of women
 UNFPA Launches State of World Population 2013
 The World We Want hosts ‘People’s Voices’ Series on Post-2015
 Sixth High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development held at UNHQ
 32nd Annual World Food Day celebrated on 16 October
 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development holds inaugural session
 Commentaries Welcome on UN-NGLS Regional Recommendations Report
 Briefing on 10-Year Framework of Programs on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP)
 Civil society responds to Secretary General’s report on MDGs progress
 Advancing Regional Recommendations on Post-2015 event brings together one thousand representatives of civil society, governments, and the UN

September

 Outcome Report of “Advancing Regional Recommendations on Post-2015” Delivered to General Assembly Special Event on Millennium Development Goals
 68th session of the General Assembly: Overview of events with opportunities for civil society participation around its opening week
 Update: General Assembly Special Event on MDGs & Other Useful Information for the 68th GA
 Advancing Regional Recommendations on Post-2015: A Dialogue between Civil Society, Governments and UN Representatives on 22 September 2013
 Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing Holds First Meeting

July

 Informal Interactive Hearings on Migration and Development stressed a need for shift to “transformative” dialogue between Member States and civil society
 UN marks Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday with annual commemoration
 UN General Assembly holds thematic debate on inequality
 Deadline 19 August - Registration for GA Special Event on MDGs
 UN holds panel discussion on the resilience of cooperatives in times of crisis
 UN Women new Executive Director: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
 Updated information: UN-NGLS Consultation on 4 Post-2015 Reports
 The OWG on SDGs debates the issues of employment, education and health
 People living in extreme poverty share five proposals for a global development agenda
 Youth organizations strengthen engagement in developing the post-2015 agenda
 Panel Discussion Held at UNHQ on International Migration and Development
 General Assembly passes resolution establishing Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing
 MDGs “most successful global anti-poverty push in history,” says Secretary-General on occasion of 2013 report
 ECOSOC opens its 2013 substantive session in Geneva
 Member States agree on the format of the high-level political forum on sustainable development

June

 23rd session of the Human Rights Council concludes
 UN Global Compact presents corporate sustainability report: emphasis on post-2015 development goals
 High Commissioner’s open letter on human rights in the Post-2015 agenda
 Sustainable Development Solutions Network proposes action agenda for sustainable development, with a focus on integration
 12th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues held at UNHQ
 Accountability and indicators for development: OHCHR hosts events on human rights and post-2015
 UN-NGLS Civil Society Consultation for the Secretary-General, General Assembly and OWG on SDGs
 World Environment Day 2013 draws attention to the tons of edible produce squandered each year
 FAO launches “The State of Food and Agriculture 2013,” featuring seven key messages

May

 High-level Panel on Post-2015 presents report: emphasis on five transformative shifts
 Civil Society Benchmarks for the High-level Panel
 UN-NGLS launches first issue of The 2015 Post
 In historic votes, NGO Committee recommends Special Consultative Status to two lesbian and queer organizations
 UNICEF’s flagship publication, “The State of the World’s Children 2013,” focuses on children with disabilities
 UN General Assembly voices concern on the state of human trafficking across the globe
 WSIS Forum 2013 focuses on post-2015 development agenda
 Reminder: Registration deadline for 2013 UNCTAD Public Symposium approaching
 The 14th session of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on the Right to Development opens in Geneva
 46th Session of the Commission on Population and Development addresses migration and development

April

 Regional post-2015 consultation organized for Latin America and the Caribbean
 UNISDR releases “Synthesis Report on Consultations on the Post-2015 Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction”
 Commission on Population and Development underway in New York
 Reminder: Conference on “Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy” (Geneva, 6-8 May 2013)
 Global Economic Governance Thematic Debate calls for a more effective and inclusive system between the UN and G20
 OWG on SDGs discusses its programme of work
 Save the date: Registration for 2013 UNCTAD Public Symposium open until 1 June 2013
 The UN builds “MDG Momentum – 1,000 Days of Action”
 Development aid continues declining trend, while aid allocations are shifting away from the poorest countries
 World Autism Awareness Day 2013 celebrated at UN Headquarters
 Shaping tomorrow’s innovators: Leveraging science, technology, innovation and culture for today’s youth
 UN System Task Team report: A renewed global partnership for development
 Years of hard work and advocacy culminate with the adoption of a Global Arms Trade Treaty

March

 Update on unprecedented UN-led "Global Conversation" on post-2015 presented to High-level Panel in Bali
 Reminder 2013 ECOSOC High-level Segment: Open Call for Oral and Written Statements (25 March – 5 April 2013)
 “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the single most important element of the post-2015 development agenda”
 The Global Conversation Begins: Emerging views for a new development agenda
 CSW57 concludes with adoption of landmark agreement
 “No water, no life”: Including the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation within the post-2015 development agenda
 The Open Working Group on SDGs starts its work today
 The 56th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs: “…illicit drugs and crime and development are bound to each other”
 UN General Assembly HLID on World Water Day
 Participate in the online consultation to inform the High-level Meeting on Disability and Development: 8-28 March 2013
 IWD 2013: All women and girls have a fundamental human right to live free of violence

February

 Deliberations on Sustainable Development Goals and the high-level political forum continue at UNHQ
 Informational meetings held in preparation for the 2013 High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development
 UN DESA holds Google+ Hangout to discuss key outcomes of Rio+20
 UN launches International Year of Quinoa, highlighting its role in food security and nutrition
 Commission for Social Development concludes with the approval of five draft resolutions
 World Economic Situation and Prospects Report 2013
 Save the date: Conference on “Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy” (6-8 May 2013, Geneva)
 World Day for Social Justice: there are still too many opportunities for a few and only rising inequality for the many
 First informal consultations on General Assembly’s Special Event on MDG progress kicked off in New York
 The Microfinance Illusion: The post-2015 development agenda should rethink its development approach for local financing
 UN-HABITAT invites young people in cities and towns to apply for its Urban Youth Fund
 Experts at ILO discuss measures to strengthen standard-setting for combating forced labour
 51st Session of the Commission for Social Development: A focus on empowerment
 UNDP and UNV establish trust fund to support youth volunteerism
 Indigenous Youth Experts, governments, and observers debate challenges of identity and strategies for action

January

 High-level Panel on Post-2015 meets Civil Society in Monrovia, Liberia
 Asian and African youth state their demands for post-2015 development
 NGLS presents Consultation Report to the High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
 MY World presents initial results to High-level Panel meeting in Monrovia
 “Reclaiming Multilateralism”: A roundtable discussion organized by UNDP and NGLS
 The UN and partners present MY World website
 General Assembly creates group to work on sustainable development goals
 Now people can create their own aid: Promoting aid effectiveness beyond vouchers, with complementary currencies
 North-East Asian youth adopt vision for Post-2015 Development
 Post2015HLP Civil Society Consultation: Deadline 11 January 2013
 UNEP launches online survey with Major Groups and other Stakeholders – Deadline extended to 9 January 2013

2012

December

 UNAIDS and the post-2015 agenda: upcoming consultation
 UN underscores that it is time to end violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people
 Human Rights Day 2012: “No matter who you are, or where you live, your voice counts”
 How Inequalities Should be Addressed in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
 “Your action counts” – People around the world celebrate International Volunteer Day
 UNDP/NGLS: Reclaiming multilateralism – A roundtable discussion
 The fifth session of the Forum on Minority Issues marks 20th anniversary of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities
 Member States move forward on implementation of Rio+20 outcomes

November

 Overview of ongoing Thematic Online Consultations, held in the Framework of the UN’s Post-2015 Development Agenda
 President of the General Assembly Vuk Jeremić holds dialogue with civil society
 NGLS presents consultation report to the High-level Panel on Post-2015
 High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on Post-2015: London Meeting
 Post-2015 Development Framework: E-Discussion on Governance and Accountability (19 November - 16 December 2012)
 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women: Some key deadlines
 WSIS Project Prizes 2013: Call for project submissions
 UNICEF releases new study on the occasion of Universal Children’s Day
 The NGO Working Group on Food and Hunger discusses civil society participation within the Committee on World Food Security
 The Geneva Environment Network holds a debriefing on the eleventh meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity
 Civil society organizations from the South launch campaign to develop “People’s Goals” for sustainable development
 Initial consultation report presented to Panel on 30 October – Input on consultation questions welcome through 7 November
 The Peoples’ Sustainability Treaties, an initiative to channel civil society aspirations for sustainable development
 Africa Week on the New Partnership for Africa’s Development held during UN General Assembly

October

 World Food Day 2012: A focus on agricultural cooperatives’ role in feeding the world
 Social and Solidarity Economy – opportunities and challenges
 The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty observed at UN Headquarters on 17 October
 UNEP, UN-DESA, GEC, SF host planning conference on stakeholder engagement for post-Rio and post-2015
 Contribute to a High-level Panel consultation by 26 October
 First ever International Day of the Girl Child celebrated worldwide on 11 October
 The 2012 Social Forum: People in the centre of the development debate
 UN Secretary-General holds High-Level meeting on Sustainable Energy for All during the opening week of the 67th Session of the General Assembly
 Civil society calls on Post-2015 High Level Panel to not miss the opportunity to make a lasting difference for the poorest and most excluded
 First ever High-level Meeting on the Rule of Law

September

 UN-DESA launches a new Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
 Youth share their views on a new “social contract” at the CIVICUS World Assembly
 2012 MDG Gap Task Force Report: A bleak perspective for development aid
 UN Security Council adopts resolution to end to grave abuses committed against children in conflict
 Upcoming: 2012 Social Forum on “People-centred development and globalization”
 Domestic workers will see their basic labour rights protected one year from now
 Launch of Online Global Forum “Building the Future We Want” in the lead up to ECOSOC Special Ministerial Meeting
 Reminder: ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Youth Forum – Deadline for Applications: 15 September
 United Nations takes action against the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons
 Sixth Session of the World Urban Forum Concludes in Naples, Italy
 New NGLS e-Roundup “Forging Consensus: ECOSOC 2012 Renews Commitment”
 The CIVICUS World Assembly opens in Montreal

August

 Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Online Dialogue Now Open
 WSIS Stocktaking: official call for updates and new entries 2012
 World Humanitarian Day 2012: I Was Here
 The first World Congress of Partnership provides networking opportunities for young women from Asia and Africa
 Ninth session of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee discusses the right to food
 ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Youth Forum – Applications now open
 Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices
 United Nations Conference on Disarmament resumes in Geneva

July

 Secretary-General announces composition of High-Level Panel on Post-2015
 52nd Session of CEDAW Concludes
 AIDS 2012 ends on hopeful note
 United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Member States fail to reach an agreement
 Civil society unhappy with UN Arms Trade Treaty draft
 AIDS 2012: Turning the Tide Together
 Nelson Mandela International Day: A celebration of hope
 Women at the centre of the London Summit on Family Planning
 UN Celebrates 30th Anniversary of CEDAW with a focus on women’s political participation and leadership
 UNAIDS: Together We Will End AIDS
 World Population Day 2012: Focus on reproductive rights
 Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Paving the road to an inclusive World Conference
 UNHCR’s 2012 Annual Consultations with NGOs: Strategic cooperation to better protect refugees
 Human Rights Council concludes with 22 resolutions and mixed feelings
 UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty opens in New York
 UN System Task Team report: Realizing the future we want for all
 Multiculturalism is a fact of life: The Human Rights Council discusses cultural diversity, xenophobia and discrimination
 Drugs and crime: a threat to development
 Second UNOSDP Youth Leadership Camp concludes

June

 20th Session of the Human Rights Council Discusses Women’s Human Rights
 Rio+20 concludes, now the work begins!
 The Zero Hunger Challenge: In a world of plenty, no-one – not a single person – should go hungry
 New NGLS e-Roundup “ILO and Rio+20: South-South perspectives”
 People’s Summit Plays Countervailing Role at Rio+20
 Refugees have no choice, you do!
 Negotiations come to a close in Rio
 New NGLS publication: “Reclaiming Multilateralism: For People, Rights and Sustainable Development”
 World Day Against Child Labour 2012: Promoting Children’s Rights!
 Youth Blast in Rio de Janeiro – The future the young people want
 First Youth Employment Forum highlights challenges and solutions to address youth unemployment
 World Environment Day 2012: “Green Economy: Does it include you?” – Calling for people’s engagement
 Rio+20 Dialogues: It’s Time to Vote For the Future We Want!
 NGO Participation and Access Passes at Rio+20
 Can Rio+20 serve as a catalyst to garner the urgently needed political will to advance the climate change negotiations?
 Summary Reports of Civil Society Engagements with the High-level Group on Sustainable Energy for All

May

 Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: What role for Parliamentarians?
 The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Addresses Food Sovereignty and Food Security
 Commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
 Indigenous Peoples in Central and Eastern Europe, the Russian Federation, Central Asia and Transcaucasia
 NGLS e-Roundup on the 56th Session of CSW: Rural Women – Agents of Change Indispensable for Sustainable Development
 UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues focuses on Human Rights
 UN Women Announces Global Civil Society Advisory Group Members
 Combating Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
 Moving forward on the Right to Development: Highlights from the 13th session of the Working Group on the Right to Development
 Messages of Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations for Rio+20
 UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues discusses theme: The Doctrine of Discovery
 Second Round of Rio+20 Informal-Informal Negotiations concludes: A step closer to reaching consensus?
 UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Opens 11th Session in New York
 ECOSOC’s First Youth Forum addresses Empowerment and Employment
 UNCTAD preserves its mandate at Doha Conference
 The Commission on Population and Development focuses on the Rights of Adolescents and Youth

April

 OHCHR – New restrictions on NGOs are undermining human rights: Pillay
 What outcomes for Rio+20?
 UNCTAD XIII: Civil Society Groups Call for a Paradigm Shift to address Multiple Crises with a strengthened UNCTAD at the Forefront
 Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice calls for the inclusion of anti-crime activities into the sustainable development agenda
 Rio+20: Second round of “informal-informal” negotiations start in New York
 World Urban Forum 6: Deadline for registering side events is 27 April 2012
 NGLS e-Roundup: 2012 UNOSDP Youth Leadership Camp – Empowering young leaders through sports
 WSIS Forum 2012 will highlight the indispensable role of ICTs in sustainable development
 UNICEF & UNFPA launch Commission on Life-saving Commodities for Women and Children
 Towards the People’s Summit at Rio+20: Civil Society Alternatives to the Zero Draft
 2012 ECOSOC High Level Segment: Deadline for sending in NGO requests for oral and written statements is 6 April 2012

March

 Civil Society Reflects on Ongoing Rio+20 Negotiations
 UNCTAD XIII will devote one day to “Women in Development”
 Global Review of the 1994 ICPD Programme of Action: UNFPA calls for civil society and youth input
 Zero Draft of the Civil Society Declaration for UNCTAD XIII – available for comments
 NGLS e-Roundup: International Expert Group Meeting on Combating Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls

February

 Signing Ceremony of the third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child held in Geneva
 NGLS interviews the International Movement ATD Fourth World on the Colloquium “Extreme Poverty is Violence – Breaking the Silence – Searching for Peace”
 19th session of the Human Rights Council opens in Geneva
 ILO highlights “Voices of Youth on Social Justice” on World Day of Social Justice
 International Women’s Day and the 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women: uniting for the empowerment of rural women
 UNFPA launches new website: ICPD Beyond 2014
 e-Discussion on “Jobs, Decent Work and Inclusive Growth:” 8 February to 14 March
 The Committee on NGOs concludes its 2012 Regular Session
 Towards the People’s Summit at Rio+20
 NGLS interviews the Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kyung-wha Kang after the Panel on Social Media and Human Rights for the Human Rights Day 2011
 UN-Habitat launches New Campaign: I am a City Changer!

January

 First round of Rio+20 negotiations: Major Groups urge Member States to be more ambitious
 Conference on Disarmament opens in Geneva with an urgent appeal to stop it from sinking
 Women Entrepreneurship and Innovation
 Newly elected ECOSOC President envisages ECOSOC at the heart of Rio+20 and a post-2015 development framework
 NGLS e-Roundup: Fourth High Level Forum in Busan: Broadening the notion of development effectiveness?
 Rio+20 Zero Draft Outcome Document released
 UN Secretary-General announces his priorities for his second term
 The accreditation and preregistration process for Rio+20 is open

2011

December

 November 2011 NGLS Civil Society Consultation for the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability
 Effective Access to Data for Environmental Progress: the Eye on Earth Summit
 UN Commemorates the Anniversary of the Right to Development by Emphasizing People-centred Development
 UNHCR’s Ministerial Meeting – A normative breakthrough for Stateless People
 The Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness adopts “Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation”
 16 Days of Activism to Eliminate Violence against Women, at the UN and Worldwide
 Getting to Zero: Youth and HIV/AIDS
 OHCHR: Guaranteeing the rights of minority women
 Geneva International Model United Nations organizes a youth conference to discuss the visions of the United Nations
 NGLS e-Roundup – Justice, equity and dignity for all: Developing a sustainable world for 7 billion people

November

 UN-Women and the Peacebuilding Commission Encourage Investment in Women on the Path to Sustainable Peace and Development
 Working with ECOSOC – an NGOs Guide to Consultative Status
 “The Future We Want”: The Campaign for Rio+20 Begins
 Fifth High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development – Registration deadline: 22 November 2011
 Tenth Anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers – rallying the support of volunteers worldwide in tackling development challenges
 Civil Society Accreditation for UNCTAD XIII and Preparatory Hearings is now open
 WSIS Project Prizes 2012 + Open Consultation Process for WSIS Forum 2012
 The Right to Development at 25: Policy Coherence in the Global Partnership for Development
 NGLS interviews Dr. Astrid Stuckelberger, Chair of the UN NGO Committee on Ageing Geneva and President of the Geneva International Network on Ageing
 Panel discussion on “Punishing the poor: Exploring measures in social policy that penalize, segregate, control or undermine the autonomy of people living in poverty”
 NGLS interviews Messeh Kamara, former President of the Children’s Forum Network in Sierra Leone

October

 People’s Empowerment for Peace: A panel discussion
 Achievements and Obstacles in Africa’s Development: NEPAD Week at UN Headquarters
 Water in the Green Economy in Practice: a toolbox for Rio+20
 The 2011 Social Forum on the Right to Development concludes

September

 UN General Assembly concludes High-level Meeting on Desertification
 UN General Assembly holds High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs)
 The General Assembly convenes for a High-level Meeting on Nuclear Safety and Security
 A Spotlight on the Domestic Workers Convention and Recommendation
 NGLS interviews Indigenous Representatives at the Fourth Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
 Human Rights Council to convene for its eighteenth regular session: 12-30 September 2011
 64th DPI/NGO Conference adopts Declaration for Rio+20

August

 High Level Meeting on Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding
 Third Arms Trade Treaty Preparatory Committee held in New York
 UNRISD conference “Green Economy and Sustainable Development: Bringing Back the Social Dimension”

July

 UN General Assembly discusses the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)
 NGLS e-Roundup – 2011 High-Level Meeting on AIDS: Transforming Vision into Reality
 Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Right to Development
 UN General Assembly holds Informal Thematic Debate on the United Nations in Global Governance
 e-Roundup: Istanbul Plan of Action for the LDCs: 2011-2020
 UN Development Dialogue: Setting the stage for a post-MDG agenda

June

 FAO has elected its new Director-General
 President for UN General Assembly’s Sixty-Sixth Session elected
 Informal Interactive Civil Society Hearing on Non-Communicable Diseases held at UN Headquarters
 World Refugee Day 2011: One refugee without hope is too many!
 Sanitation for All: the drive to 2015
 Ban Ki-moon re-appointed as UN Secretary-General
 Third annual UNCTAD Public Symposium: 22-24 June
 Women, Poverty, Crises, and Human Rights

May

 Sport: a catalyst for development and peace
 Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
 UN General Assembly holds Informal Thematic Debate on Migration and Development
 Global Partnership to advance the Rights of Indigenous Peoples launched
 Action Plan on Forests and the Green Economy
 Tenth Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
 3 May marked World Press Freedom Day
 Nineteenth Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development starts in New York
 Playing for a Greener Future

April

 LDC-IV coming up
 UNCTAD XIII will focus on “Development-Centred Globalization”
 World Day for Safety and Health at Work
 Commission on Population and Development discusses fertility, reproductive health and development at its 44th session
 Informal Hearing with Civil Society for the High Level Meeting on AIDS
 High-level Panel on Global Sustainability: Working to Craft a New Blueprint for Sustainable Growth
 New NGLS e-Roundup “Towards a New Development Architecture: Scaling up Decent Employment Creation in LDCs”
 Self-Organized Events at the LDC-IV Civil Society Forum

March

 21 March marked the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
 UNODC: 54th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)
 New NGLS e-Roundup on the 49th session of the Commission for Social Development: A focus on Poverty Eradication
 Informal Interactive Hearing of the General Assembly with Civil Society on LDC-IV
 2011 World Water Day: "Water for Cities: Responding to Urban Challenges"
 Looking ahead: WSIS Forum 2011
 Climate Adaptation Challenges from a Gender Perspective
 100 Year Anniversary of International Women’s Day
 20 February: World Day of Social Justice
 UNCTAD Expert Meeting on maximizing the development impact of remittances

February

 UNEP: 12th session of the Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum
 55th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
 UNAIDS: 2011 Letter to Partners
 49th Session of the Commission for Social Development: A Focus on Poverty Eradication
 2011 Regular Session of the Committee on NGOs
 “Climate Finance: Ethical Considerations for Scale, Sources and Governance”
 On-line Civil Society Application Form for 2011 High-level Meeting on HIV/AIDS Launched
 6th session of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee

January

 UN Women: Vision and 100 Day Action Plan
 First Intersessional Meeting for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in New York
 LDC-IV PrepCom 1 Concludes
 MDG Summit matrix of commitments & side events report
 Summary on NGLS Climate Finance Roundtable Discussion at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-16) in Mexico now available
 Intergovernmental Preparatory Committee for the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries holds first session in New York

2010

December

 UN General Assembly approves creation of an Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
 Civil society’s response to the Cancun Agreements
 NGLS interviews the UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace
 Accreditation process to the Fourth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV) as well as for the LDC-IV Civil Society Hearings is now open
 Global South-South Development Expo 2010 highlights South-South solutions
 10 December marks Human Rights Day
 UNHCR: High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges: "Protection Gaps and Responses"

November

 UN Climate Change Conference opens in Cancun
 Looking ahead of World AIDS Day – 1 December 2010
 UNIFEM launches new global initiative to make cities safer for women
 Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin – New Executive Director of UNFPA
 eLAC2015: ICTs as instruments for achieving more inclusive development
 Threatened Island Nations: Legal Implications of Rising Seas and a Changing Climate
 UN Women Elects Executive Board
 Various UN organizations joined hands to celebrate World Statistics Day (WSD)
 High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing: Civil Society Perspectives
 20th Anniversary of the Human Development Report: ‘The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development’
 Global Assembly of the Open Forum for CSO Development Effectiveness: Istanbul Principles

October

 ECOSOC: Voting Procedures for UN Women
 e-Roundup: Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 at Ten: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
 DESA launches The World’s Women 2010: Trends & Statistics
 The MDG Summit Outcome: What Next?
 UNFPA launches State of the World Population 2010 – NGLS interviews lead author of the report Barbara Crossette
 UNEP organizes Major Groups and Stakeholders Consultation on International Environmental Governance (IEG) and the Green Economy (GE) on 25 – 27 October (Geneva)
 African Women’s Decade (2010-2020) officially launched on International Day of Rural Women
 UN Climate Change Talks in Tianjin: Progress or Losing Ground
 Human Rights Council Concludes 15th Session, adopts 34 texts

September

 NGLS e-Roundup – Keeping the Promise: Outcome of the 2010 MDG Summit
 ILO and IMF, UNCTAD converge on need to close global decent work deficit
 Women, Peace and Security: From Resolution to Action – The Protection Agenda Under Security Council Resolution 1325/2000
 Joint MDG Partnership event highlights development effectiveness in Africa
 Human Rights Council held Clustered Interactive Dialogue on international solidarity and the adverse effects of toxic wastes
 65th Session of the General Assembly features several high-level events
 New GA President opens 65th Session of the Assembly
 UNCTAD held Second World Investment Forum
 Working Paper on the Rights and Guarantees of Internally Displaced Children in Armed Conflict launched
 Michelle Bachelet as Under-Secretary-General to head UN Women
 New NGLS Roundup – Closing the Gaps: Gender Equality and Development Effectiveness
 GA President Announces the Representatives of Civil Society in the Roundtables of the UN High-level Plenary Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals
 10 years after UN SCR 1325: Conflict Prevention Mechanisms
 New regional financial architecture in Latin America gains momentum
 63rd Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference concludes with NGO Declaration “Advance Global Health: Achieve the MDGs”

August

 The InterAcademy Council releases Independent Review of the Processes and Procedures of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
 NGO Committee for Social Development; Survey on “Good Practices for Social Integration/Inclusion”
 UN Secretary-General appoints Group of Eminent Persons to advise on support for Least Developed Countries
 UN General Assembly elects new Executive Director UN-HABITAT
 Social Protection Floor Advisory Group held first meeting
 12 August: Launch of International Year of Youth
 9 August: The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launches High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability
 Human Rights Council Advisory Committee adopts four recommendations at its fifth session
 Climate Change Talks in Bonn close with little optimism
 Ad-Hoc Open-ended Working Group to follow up on the issues contained in the Outcome of the Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development releases report
 Convention on Cluster Munitions goes into effect

July

 PrepCom for the UN Conference on the ATT concludes first session
 Looking back at ECOSOC’s High-level Segment: the AMR and DCF
 Speakers of Parliament pledge to strengthen oversight role in MDG countdown to 2015
 Third session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
 AIDS 2010, the XVIII International AIDS Conference
 ECOSOC Side Event – New Actors in Development Cooperation and the New Aid Architecture: the Role of Regional Governments and Local Authorities (29 June 2010)
 UN Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Group holds first meeting
 Nominations for NGOs and civil society representatives at MDG+10 summit
 ECOSOC Side Event – Development Cooperation to Promote Gender Equality and Achieve the MDGs (30 June 2010)
 General Assembly President Issues Summary of Hearings with Civil Society and the Private Sector
 UNIFEM: Fund for Gender Equality new grants
 1st Preparatory Committee meeting for the UN conference on the Arms Trade Treaty
 UN Women: A new era in the UN’s work for women
 World Economic and Social Survey 2010: Retooling Global Development
 2010 UN Biennial Meeting of States on Small Arms reaches consensus

June

 2010 High-level Segment of ECOSOC: Focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment
 UN Secretary-General Establishes MDG Advocacy Group
 Millennium Development Goals Report 2010
 United Nations Cocoa Conference 2010
 Global Open Day for Women and Peace
 Bonn Climate Change Talks conclude: more optimism, but still ‘unbalanced’
 Decent Work and Fair Globalization: A Key to Meeting Development Goals and Eradicating Poverty
 Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group completes six meetings
 99th Session of the International Labour Conference
 2010 UN Biennial Meeting of States on Small Arms

May

 14th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council, 31 May – 18 June 2010
 CSD-18 convenes, looks ahead to Rio+20
 Africa Progress Report: From Agenda to Action – Turning Resources into Results for People
 World Health Assembly opens in Geneva
 Development Ministers Met to Discuss Pressing Issues in the run-up to the G8 Summit
 Christiana Figueres – new Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
 UN Panel on Climate Change to Undergo an Independent Review
 The registration process to participate as an observer in the MDGs Hearings is now open
 UN Commission on Sustainable Development Opens in New York
 The 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons begins

April

 NGLS event discusses how to strengthen UN engagement with indigenous peoples at the country level
 "Malaria is a tenacious foe" - UN Secretary-General
 World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth
 UNCTAD 2nd public symposium (10-11 May 2010): Registration closes on 30 April
 UNODC: Twelfth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice closes in Salvador, Brazil with a new Declaration
 Nuclear Security Summit
 UN Climate Chief: First step is to rebuild trust
 Looking ahead: Ninth Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
 Commission on Population and Development holds 43rd session
 World Health Day 2010 commemorated

March

 Human Rights Council concludes 13th session
 Copenhagen hosted High-level Conference on MDG3
 Financial Transaction Taxes: Assessing their role in Financing for Development and the International Financial Architecture reform agenda
 NOW ONLINE: Nomination Form for a Speaking Role at the Informal Interactive Hearings of the General Assembly with Non-governmental organizations, Civil society organizations and the Private sector, United Nations, New York, 14-15 June 2010
 World Water Day 2010: the need for healthy water
 Human rights responses to the global economic crisis
 United Nations DPI/NGO Annual Conference 2010, “Advance Global Health: Achieve the MDGs”
 ‘Keeping the Promise’; UN Secretary-General Releases His MDG Report
 The Road towards a Declaration on Peasants’ Rights in the framework of the Right to Food
 Commission on the Status of Women Concludes its 54th Session, More Progress Needed
 Social Watch Presents Its Gender Equity Index at the CSW in New York
 Gender Equality and SRHR – A Way to Move Forward on MDG5
 ILO Commemorates International Women’s Day
 High-level Interactive Dialogue on Water to be held on 22 March 2010
 The Commission on the Status of Women holds its 54th session
 4 March NGLS co-organizes during Human Rights Council a panel discussion on Human Rights Responses to the Global Economic Crisis
 Roundup 138 - Strengthening the UN Gender Architecture: New Momentum
 Impact of the CMP on NGOs

February

 Fourth High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development to take place 23 and 24 March 2010 at UN Headquarters
 NGLS Interviews Hibaaq Osman, Founder and Director of Karama
 The Commission for Social Development of ECOSOC concludes its 48th session devoted to social integration (3-12 February)
 Looking ahead: International Women’s Day 2010
 Engaging philanthropy to promote gender equality
 20 February marked the World Day of Social Justice
 Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, Steps Down
 Webcast and Brief Summary: “COP 15 and Climate Justice: Collapse, Greenwash or New Impetus for the Future?”
 UN-HABITAT WUF-5: The Right to the City – Bridging the Urban Divide

January

 NGLS Interviews Norah Matovu-Winyi, Executive Director, African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)
 Upcoming NGLS Event: COP 15 and CLIMATE JUSTICE: Collapse, Greenwash or New Impetus for the Future?
 2010 Celebrates Three International Years
 NGLS Interviews Radhika Balakrishnan, Executive Director, Center for Women’s Global Leadership

2009

December

 The Copenhagen Accord: UN Climate Change Conference ’takes note’ of Final Document
 High Commissioner’s Dialogue: Focus on cities and urban settings
 Copenhagen Climate Summit: Uncertainty Reigns
 The World Summit on Food Security

November

 Africa looks to private sector-led youth employment in achieving MDGs
 Convention on the Rights of the Child: 20 years
 NGLS publication on the UN engagement with people’s movements
 “We Need a Blue Revolution” Water Governance in the UN Spotlight
 World Summit on Food Security opens in Rome
 Barcelona Climate Talks Conclude; Little Progress Made but Hope for Copenhagen Remains for Some
 UN General Assembly declares 18 July Nelson Mandela Day
 Asia Pacific NGO Forum on Beijing + 15: Forging the Future
 UNIFEM: Global Action Platform to End Violence against Women
 Beijing +15 ECE Regional Review Meeting; challenges remain
 NGO Interactive Roundtables: fighting for gender equality and women’s rights
 Migrant women; when protection is not in place
 UNV: Volunteering for our Planet
 UN Moves Forward on Arms Trade Treaty
 Last Round of UNFCCC Negotiations Before Copenhagen Opens in Barcelona

October

 Regional Perspectives and Responses to Climate Change
 Thirtieth Anniversary of CEDAW: Special website launched
 International Day of Climate Action
 Food Security in the UN Spotlight
 UNFPA and WEDO Work Together to Examine Intersection of Gender and Climate Change
 General Assembly Commemorates 15th Anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development
 Importance of ICT in Development, Human Rights Highlighted at ITU Telecom World 2009
 UN Convention to Combat Desertification Conference Concludes in Buenos Aires
 Security Council Adopts Resolution 1889
 Bangkok Climate Negotiations In Progress
 Security Council Adopts Resolution 1888: Women and peace and security
 Summary: “Climate Change – What needs to be done now?”

September

 Civil society online survey
 UNHCR: 2009 Executive Committee Meeting
 World Habitat Day – 05 October 2009
 UNCTAD Hearing with civil society addresses global economic and climate crises
 New York Launch of the Social Watch Report 2009: ’Making Finances Work: People First’
 UN Convenes Summit on Climate Change in New York
 GA Adopts Resolution to Establish a New Women’s Entity
 62nd Annual DPI/NGO Conference: For Peace and Development: Disarm Now
 Upcoming: Panel discussion on "Climate Change and Development: Global Responses and Policy Challenges" - organized by DESA & NGLS - Friday 18 September
 WMO: World Climate Conference * 3 opens in Geneva

August

 UNDP photo contest: "Picture This: Caring for the Earth"
 Tunza International Youth Conference on Climate Change 2009
 General Assembly to establish a Working Group for the Follow up on the UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development

July

 ECOSOC Side Event on UN Economic Crisis Conference Follow-up
 Thematic Dialogue of the General Assembly on the Responsibility to Protect
 ECOSOC concludes Humanitarian Affairs Segment
 Civil Society and Private Sector input needed in the lead up to LDC-IV
 High-level Segment of ECOSOC opens in Geneva
 The Millennium Development Goals Report 2009
 NGLS Bulletin 7: UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development
 Call for Nominations to serve on the UNAIDS Program Coordinating Board Introduction

June

 UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development
 FAO: World Food Summit in November 2009
 ILO Summit Adopts Global Jobs Pact
 Note on Security for Civil Society during the UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development (24-26 June 2009, UN Headquarters, New York)
 People’s Voices on the Crisis
 Interactive Thematic Dialogue of the UN General Assembly on "Energy Efficiency, Energy Conservation and New and Renewable Sources of Energy"
 Secretary-General Convenes Forum on Advancing Global Health in the Face of Crisis
 Panel Discussion and Launch of the African Economic Outlook 2009
 20 June: People’s Voices on the Crisis
 Bonn Climate Change Talks Conclude
 UNDP: Civil society consultations, 5-6 June 2009
 OHCHR: Social Forum
 Summary of resumed session of the ECOSOC Committee on Non – Governmental Organizations
 NGLS Bulletin 6: UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development

May

 Civil Society Registration Process Extended for ‘UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis’
 NGLS Bulletin 5: UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development
 Preliminary Draft of the Full Report of the ‘Stiglitz Commission’ Released
 UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis Postponed to 24-26 June
 UNDESA: CSD-17
 NGLS Bulletin 4: UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development
 New Draft Outcome Document for UN Conference on the Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development Released
 The United States joins the Human Rights Council
 NGLS Bulletin 3: UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development
 GA President Presents Draft Outcome Document for UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development
 Summary by the President of the Economic and Social Council of the special high-level meeting of the Council with the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (New York, 27 April 2009)
 NGLS Bulletin 2: UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development

April

 UNCTAD: Developing Country Interests in Climate Change Action and the Implications for a Post-2012 Climate Change Regime
 Durban Review Conference
 Civil Society Registration for UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development (1-3 June, New York) Now Online
 NGLS Bulletin: UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development
 20 April, New York: ECOSOC Panel Discussion on ’Civil Society Perspectives on the Financing for Development Agenda’
 FAO: State of the World Forests 2009
 General Assembly agrees on terms for UN conference on the financial and economic crisis in June
 Public Symposium on the Global Economic Crisis Sponsored by UNCTAD and UN-NGLS to be held 18-19 May 2009 in Geneva
 ILO Concludes Governing Body
 US seeks to join the Human Rights Council

March

 General Assembly Holds Three Day Interactive Dialogue on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development
 UN-HABITAT Launches Youth Fund
 Two NGLS Events on Global Economic Governance at UNHQ - 25 and 26 March 2009
 Professor Stiglitz addresses UNCTAD and ILO
 5 March, New York- Financial Crisis Workshop: Policy Issues and Priorities

February

 53rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
 10th Special Session of the Human Rights Council
 ILO: Eighth European Regional Meeting in Lisbon