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2014

April

 UN Commission on Population Concludes Adopting Consensus Resolution
 UNEP Releases Briefing Notes on Post-2015
 UN-NGLS Policy Briefs for the OWG on SDGs
 The ICPD Programme of Action and Beyond 2014 Review Should Guide The Post-2015 Development Agenda, Say Experts at CPD47
 Growing Urban Inequality and Equity Feature High on WUF-7 Agenda

March

 The 2015 Post: Issue #5 Published
 Side Events to the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women focus on the post-2015 agenda
 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
 UN-NGLS co-organizes CSW58 side event on Care and Sustainable Economy in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
 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

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
 UN-NGLS interviews Saraswathi Menon, Director of the Policy Division at UN Women
 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

 The 2015 Post: Issue #3 Published
 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
 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: Issue #2 Published
 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
 Structure and Staff
 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
 NEW: Go Between 118 (Dec 08 - Jan 09); Includes Special Section on Doha Review Conference
 Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations: 2009 Session

January

 President of the General Assembly issues Draft Resolution on the Organization of the Conference on the Global Financial Crisis and its Impacts on Development
 Madrid High Level Meeting on Food Security for All
 NGO Consultation on the Commission of Experts of the President of the UN General Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System
 MDGNet: E-Discussion on Global Public Health (29 January - 26 February)
 UNCTAD proposes new multilateral regime to stave off currency speculation
 The Road to Doha - December 2008 Issue
 First meeting of the Commission of Experts on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System

2008

November

 New NGLS report: Int’l Development Cooperation Today: Emerging Trends and Debates
 UNIFEM/NGLS: Bridging the Gap: Financing Gender Equality
 NGLS Launches Special Webpage on International Conference on Financing for Development
 The Road to Doha - September/October Issue
 60 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
 NGLS Interview with Mr. Olivier De Schutter, Special Rapporteur on the right to food
 Call for NGO applications for OHCHR travel support to attend the Durban Review Conference
 NGLS interview with Magdalena Sepulveda Carmona, independent expert on human rights and extreme poverty
 Global financial crisis - An Overview

October

 United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for funding
 Secretary-General’s Report and Security Council Open Debate on SC Resolution 1325
 ILO Director-General: Global financial crisis could cost 20 million jobs
 GA President: High-level Task Force to review the global financial system
 Catalyzing momentum on human rights and decent work
 World Urban Forum IV - “Harmonious Urbanization: The Challenge of Balanced Territorial Development”
 Event summary: A Response to the World Food Crisis: Smallholder Agriculture, Food Security and Rural Development
 FfD Registration Form Now Online

September

 Draft Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights
 Preview of the 63rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly
 Updated information on the High-level Event on the Millennium Development Goals (25 September)
 High-level Meeting on the theme “Africa’s development needs: state of implementation of various commitments, challenges and the way forward”
 Note on Security for Civil Society during the high-level meetings and the general debate of the sixty-third session of the General Assembly in September 2008

August

 The Road to Doha - August 2008
 Social Forum 2008 of the Human Rights Council: 1-3 September
 Online application for accreditation to the Doha Review Conference
 1st Session of the HRC Advisory Committee

July

 ECOSOC 2008 Substantive Session
 First draft of the Doha Outcome Document released
 Navanethem Pillay confirmed as new High Commissioner for Human Rights

June

 Global Mobilization to Address the Food Crisis
 IISD and CEB Launch CLIMATE-L.ORG Project
 HRC Adopts Optional Protocol on Economic and Social Rights
 The Road to Doha - June 2008
 NEW: GoBetween: March - June 2008
 ECOSOC NGO Committee concludes its Resumed Session
 Food Summit calls for more investment in agriculture; Civil society groups demand ’respect for small-scale farmers’
 NEW: Roundup 132: 2008 High-Level Meeting on AIDS: Building Strategies to Deliver Now and in the Future
 UN General Assembly elects Miguel D’Escoto as President for the 63rd Session
 Regional Consultation on ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review
 At ’Food Summit’, FAO Director-General: The world only needs 30 billion dollars a year to eradicate the scourge of hunger

May

 GA Thematic Debate on Human Trafficking
 WHO: 61st Session of the World Health Assembly
 ECOSOC Addresses Global Food Crisis
 2008 High-Level Meeting on AIDS: Measuring Progress since 2001 (10-11 June, New York)
 The Road to Doha - May Issue
 The Role of Aid in Financing Development
 Secretary-General convenes inaugural meeting of food crisis task force
 UN Holds Commemorative Event for Entry into Force of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
 16 Countries to be Reviewed During Second Session of UPR Working Group from 5 to 19 May
 Informal Thematic Debate of the General Assembly on Human Security

April

 Secretary-General Establishes Task Force on Global Food Crisis
 The Road to Doha - March/April Issue
 New Executive Director of UNIFEM Appointed
 7th Session of the Human Rights Council
 The Human Rights Council’s first session of the Universal Periodic Review set to Begin
 Human Rights Convention on Disabilities will enter into force on 3 May

March

 ECOSOC NGO Forum: “The Role of Civil Society in Promoting Sustainable Development and the New International Aid Architecture”
 NEW: Year in Review 2007
 NEW: NGLS Report on the 46th Session of the Commission for Social Development
  Fourth session of the World Urban Forum, 03 - 07 November 2008, Nanjing, China
 Go Between 115
 The Road to Doha - February Issue
 Corporate philanthropy meets world poverty

February

 UNEP: GCSF-9 and GC/Global Ministerial Environment Forum Conclude
 UNdata: New Internet Based Data Service Launched
 Social development commission suspends session
 Summary of GA President’s Briefing for NGOs
 Security Council to Discuss Children and Armed Conflict
 ECOSOC Committee on NGOs Concludes its Work
 UNEP: 9th Global Civil Society Forum (GCSF - 9)
 IFAD: 2nd Farmers’ Forum
 Preparatory Process in run up to Doha Review Conference on FFD

January

 On-line Civil Society Application Form for 2008 High-level Meeting on HIV/AIDS Launched
 NEW: Roundup 131: United Nations Climate Change Talks in Bali - A New Deal?
 The Road to Doha - January Issue
 High-Level Symposium of the Development Cooperation Forum, Cairo
 The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations opens Regular Session for 2008
 ECOSOC Elects New President
 FAO: Announces Stakeholder Consultation, 15-16 February
 NEW: Roundup 130: Commemorative High-level Plenary Meeting: A World Fit for Children + 5
 Alliance of Civilizations Forum: 15-16 January, Madrid

2007

December

 International Migrants Day
 Agreement Reached in Bali
 The Road to Doha - December Issue
 General Assembly Holds High-level Meeting on A World Fit for Children
 UNCTAD XII: Addressing the opportunities and challenges of globalization for development (Accra, Ghana, 20-25 April 2008)
 Conference on Climate Change Opens in Bali
 Next Year’s Global Forum on Migration and Development to Focus on Rights Protection
 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali

November

 New: Second Edition of Intergovernmental Negotiations and Decision Making at the United Nations: A Guide
 ECOSOC Elects New Members
 October/November Issue: The Road to Doha
 UNOG and GCSP Host Peacebuilding Meeting in Geneva
 UNCTAD: Trade and Development Board Holds Annual Hearing with Civil Society

October

 Report of the On-line Consultation with Civil Society on the OHCHR Draft Guiding Principles "Extreme Poverty and Human Rights: The Rights of the Poor"
 Over 38 Million People break Guinness World Record for Stand Up Speak Out on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
 FAO: World Food Day—16 October
 Informal meeting between the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and civil society
 On 16 and 17 October 2007 millions of people around the world will STAND UP and SPEAK OUT against poverty and inequality and for the Millennium Development Goals.

September

 GA: General Debate and 62nd Session Preview
 The Future in our Hands: Addressing the Leadership Challenge of Climate Change
 New General Assembly president calls for focus on priority issues
 NEW: NGLS GoBetween 114, July-September 2007
 Workshop Video: ‘UN Partnership with Civil Society on Climate Change’ during the 60th Annual DPI/NGO Conference on Climate Change - New York 5-7 September 2007
 Farewell from NGLS Coordinator Tony Hill
 General Assembly Adopts Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People
 Financing for Development
 Secretary General High Level Event on Climate Change - 24 September 2007; Information for NGO Observers
 GA to Consider UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

August

 NGLS Summary - GA Thematic Debate: Climate Change as a Global Challenge
 1st PrepCom for the Durban Review Conference
 Gateway to the UN System’s Work on Climate Change

July

 Annual Ministerial Review of ECOSOC: 3-4 July

April

 Follow up to the High-level Panel’s Report on UN System-wide Coherence

January

 The monitoring, review and appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, 2002: Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities of Ageing

2006

October

 Women’s activists have marked 25 November as a day against violence since 1981. In December 1999, the UN General Assembly officially recognized 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (Resolution 54/134).

September

 Millennium Campaign and The STAND UP Initiative

August

 International Migration and Development