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Engaging Civil Society for Enhanced Collaboration with the United Nations in 2022

14 December 2021
10 - 11:30 a.m. EST
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From UN News

 
The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to halt two decades of global progress towards Universal Health Coverage, according to reports released on Sunday from the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank, which reveal more than half a billion people are being pushed into extreme poverty because they have to pay for health services out of their own pockets.
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Human Rights Day: Rebuild trust, expand freedoms, restore equality

Despite significant progress since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) 73 years ago, the COVID pandemic has “fed a frightening rise in inequalities”, and laid bare “many of our failures to consolidate the advances made”, said UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet, in a message marking Human Rights Day.
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Addressing inflation pressures amid an enduring pandemic

With inflationary pressures intensifying and Omicron generating new uncertainties, monetary policymakers face new and challenging tradeoffs. As the IMF warned a more frontloaded Fed response to dampen inflation risks could result in market volatility and create difficulties elsewhere—especially in emerging and developing economies. To avoid that, policy shifts need to be telegraphed well, as has so far been the case. Emerging market and developing economies should also prepare for increases in advanced economy interest rates through debt maturity extensions where feasible.
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From Africa Renewal: Swahili gaining popularity globally

Africa welcomes UNESCO’s designation of 7 July as Kiswahili Language Day

The announcement was made by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on 23 November during its 41st Member States’ session held in Paris, France. 

This makes Swahili the first African language to be feted by the UN. It is one of the official languages of the African Union (AU).
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FAO: Let’s give the gift of a sustainable city

The holiday season is a time for hope. It’s a moment to think about our future and the city you want to live in. This year, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are wrapped as Christmas parcels at Rome’s Piazza Venezia, and in 14 neighbourhoods, calling on citizens to be part of the change.  
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Invitations | Opportunities for Civil Society Participation

Faith Communities After Glasgow: An Interfaith Examen of COP26

Date: 14 December 2021
Time: 7 - 8:30 a.m. EST
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ECOSOC briefing on the outcomes of COP26

Date: 14 December 2021
Time: 10 a.m. EST
Watch live at webtv.un.org
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United Nations Headquarters Guided Tours

The Week Ahead at the UN: Follow meetings online - click here to see the schedule
Civil Society Corner
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UNA-NY Book Talk: On All Fronts

Date: 15 December
Time: 12 - 1 p.m. EST
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Clarissa Ward author of On All Fronts: The Education of a Journalist
with Lucy Westcott (Moderator) Emergencies Director, Committee to Protect Journalists

A VIRTUAL COMMEMORATION OF THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE WORLD CONFERENCE AGAINST RACISM AND THE RELEVANCE OF THE DURBAN DECLARATION AND PROGRAMME OF ACTION (DDPA) FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH  
Organized by the NGO Committee on Children's Rights, N.Y.
Date: 16 December 2021
Time: 3 - 5 p.m EST
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UN76 Dialogue: We are Grateful for All Stakeholders Impacting Change with the SDGs

Organised by the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY together with the Coalition for the UN We Need, the PVBLIC Foundation along with our partnering organizations
Date: 21 December 2021
Time: 1 - 3:30 p.m. EST
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Message of the Universal Esperanto Association on the occasion of Human Rights Day, 10 December 2021

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Engaging civil society for enhanced collaboration with the United Nations in 2022

Civil Society Briefing organized in collaboration with the Global NGO Executive Committee (GNEC)
Date: 14 December 2021
Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m. EST
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