The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) is an inter-agency programme of the United Nations mandated to promote and develop constructive relations between the United Nations and civil society organizations.
The 13th session of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will take place 14-18 July. The OWG continues in informal session this week in Conference Room 3, building on the informal negotiations from 9-11 July. Civil society can observe in the room.
UN-NGLS presents Issue #8 of The 2015 Post. This issue includes two interviews, reporting on thirteen events, two opportunities to engage, and a listing of upcoming events.
In the context of the 17 June side event during the Human Rights Council’s 26th session, UN-NGLS interviewed one of the event organizers, Asha Kowtal, General Secretary of All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch, on caste-based violence against women, and the role of the UN in combating it.
In this UN-NGLS interview, Raymond Torres, Director of Research Department at the International Labour Organization (ILO) and editor of the ILO’s World of Work Report shares insight on the newly released World of Work Report 2014.
The third and final Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), convened initially from 23-27 June 2014 at UN Headquarters in New York, but extended until 11 July, sought to update and agree upon the outcome document of the Conference. This was the final meeting of Member States and Major Groups and other stakeholders prior to the Conference, taking place in Apia, Samoa from 1-4 September, with the overarching theme, “The sustainable development of Small Island Developing States through genuine and durable partnerships.”