Opportunities for civil society participation

75 Minutes of Conversation: Rethinking Gender

As part of  the United Nations 75th anniversary initiative (UN75), the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is holding a global conversation with scholars, educators, researchers and students to discuss their priorities for the future, obstacles to achieving them, and the role of global academic cooperation in rethinking global issues. 

Please see below the details of the next webinar in the “75 for UN75: 75 Minutes of Conversation” series organized by United Nations Academic Impact on the topic of Gender Equality and Higher Education: Ensuring Access and Creating Change:

Date: Thursday, 19 June 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. EDT
RSVP: https://bit.ly/19junersvp (Please make sure you RSVP by 17 June at 5:00 p.m. EDT, with a valid email address to receive the link to the online dialogue)

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The UN Refugee Agency and The Greene Space present


Featuring Sudanese-American singer Alsarah from Asalarah and the Nubatones

Date: 19 June 2020
Time: 3 – 4 p.m. EST

WNYC reporter Matt Katz will first be joined by the UNHCR Director in New York Ruvendrini Menikdiwela, who will offer the first glimpses from UNHCR’s Global Trends Report.

The event will then pivot to discussions with refugee activists Hala Haj Taleb, Asif Safdary, and Nhial Deng  who will share their stories from the front lines of the COVID-19 response.
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The UN Refugee Agency and the UN Chamber Music Society present:


Date: 20 June 2020

The concert features Afghan rapper and former refugee Sonita Alizadeh, cellist Patrick Jee from the New York Philharmonic, Stephanie Williams & Calvin Royal III – company members of American Ballet Theatre (choreographed by Claudia Schreier), and as well UNCMS performances of ‘Wait for It’ from the musical HAMILTON, and ‘Eid el Ashak’ by Iraqi pop star Kadim al Saher.

Tune in on UNHCR’s global Youtube channel this Saturday at 12 pm



#TheWorldWeWant Competition

#TheWorldWeWant is the international photo competition in support of the UN 75th anniversary, hosted by Agora where people from all over the world will be invited to share their unique points of view on the world they want for Humanity through photography. The top 75 finalists photos will be showcased in a series of exhibitions around the world and sent to the World’s Leaders and International Community.

Photographers are invited to submit their unique points of view about the world they want for future generations for a chance to be featured in a series of exhibitions around the world.The call for submissions in the Agora app is open until 24 July, with the contest’s 75 finalists to be revealed on 14 October.

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Opportunities for participation from civil society colleagues


Medicine Men / The Art of Health

The Future is Unwritten: A UN75 Moderated Dialogue
Medicine Men / The Art of Health in partnership with the World Health Organization brings together physician artists and curators to explore the healing power of art as a driver for improved health, education and social justice at this critical time.

Date: Wednesday, 17 June 2020
Time: 10 a.m. EST
Join the Live Stream
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Virtual Forum in honor of World Sickle Cell Day

Date: Friday, 19 June 2020
Time: 7 p.m. EST
Register on www.weloveuusa.org

The Intl. WeLoveU Foundation and TOVA Community Health will be hosting a virtual forum in honor of World Sickle Cell Day to raise awareness about sickle cell disease (SCD) and discuss ways to support the cause.
Virtual panelists – Associate Professor of Psychiatry at John Hopkins University and Sickle Cell Pain Expert—C. Patrick Carroll, MD—and Director of the Sickle Cell Center & Professor Pediatrics at University of Illinois at Chicago— Lewis Hsu, MD, PhD—will be sharing their expertise on SCD and answering questions during the Q&A session. Additional panelists will also discuss their personal experiences with having SCD.



UN Civil Society Unit


Civil Society Chat Series “Inspiring Global Action: Reframing responsibilities to one another and our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic”

Date: Wednesday, 24 June 2020
Time: 9:30 – 11 a.m. EST
Join live event bit.ly/24JuneChatSeries



Civil Society Survey on Misinformation about COVID-19

The United Nations System is working hard to raise awareness and tackle misinformation about the novel coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, and we are asking for your help.

Now available in other UN languages.




CSOs Response to COVID-19

Share what your civil society organization is doing to help your community responding to COVID-19 pandemichttps://bit.ly/CSOrespondtoCOVID19
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Read Civil Society Stories of COVID-19 Response