Meetings and Events on Peace, Justice and Inclusion

September - October 2020


SDG Moment 2020

Friday, September 18 | 8am - 11am (ET)

As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic and uneven progress across the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the first ever SDG Moment will set out a vision for a Decade of Action and recovering better from COVID-19. It will provide a snapshot of SDG progress, highlight actions to tackle implementation gaps, and demonstrate the power and impact of innovation by SDG stakeholders. 

Convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations

How Can We Build Peace in Our Cities? 

Friday, September 18 | 8am - 11am (ET)

This workshop, held during Peacebuilding Action Week, will introduce Peace in Our Cities and share some actions taken by our partners and cities to prioritize building peace. Breakout rooms will then discuss how each of us have seen and can contribute to peacebuilding in our own cities. 

Organized by PlusPeace, Impact:Peace, and the Pathfinders

Peace One Day Live – Global Digital Experience 2020

UN International Day of Peace | Monday, 21 September | 10am - 10pm (BST) / 5am - 5pm (ET)

On 21 September, join a full day live broadcast featuring an incredible cast of high-level speakers, actors, musicians and live action from the continents of the world celebrating and acting for peace.

Register here

Hosted by Peace One Day, in partnership with The Pathfinders, UN75, the SDG Action Campaign, Stanford University Peace Innovation Lab, the Binghamton Centre for the Rule of Law, and green lemon company.

The Challenge of a Lifetime: Ensuring Universal Access to COVID-19 Health Technologies

Friday, September 25 | 10am – 11:30m (ET)

Featured Speakers

H.E. Mr. Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland

H.E. Ms. Retno Marsudi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization

Ms. Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, UNAIDS

Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate, Global Director for Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank

With representatives of UN member states and civil society

Moderated by Ms. Sarah Cliffe, Director of the NYU Center on International Cooperation

The high-level event will feature a presentation of the vision and status of the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP), an update on latest developments on R&D for COVID-19 tools, and a call to Member States, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, and other key stakeholders to endorse the “Solidarity Call to Action” towards ensuring the open knowledge exchange needed to develop the appropriate health tools to combat COVID-19.

Watch live here

Hosted by H.E. Mr. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica
Co-sponsored by the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, and CIC/Pathfinders

High Level Event: COVID-19 and How Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Can Help to Build and Sustain Social Cohesion and Peace 

Thursday, September 24 | 10am - 11:15am (ET)

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and Netherlands Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag will participate in this event focused on how mental health and psychosocial support can help to build and sustain social cohesion and peace. The event will be moderated by CIC's Sarah Cliffe. 

Register here

Organized by The Netherlands mission to the UN, in cooperation with the NYU Center on International Cooperation and g7+

UNGA Conference 2020: 
Five Years of Action Towards the SDGs

Wednesday, September 23 | 10am - 4pm (ET)

The 5th Annual UNGA Conference 2020 will be held virtually during the debate at the UN General Assembly. This year's theme: Transforming Our World: Five Years of Action Towards the SDGs aims to review the implementation process and progress of the 2030 Agenda. High-level speakers and panelists will discuss, analyze, and evaluate the progress made since the adoption of the SDGs. 

Panel 1: Women Empowerment and Gender Equality
Panel 2: SDG16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
Panel 3: Lessons Learned from COVID-19: Evolving Social and Economic Development for Sustainability

Organized by the Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF)

The Humanitarian Impact of Combined Climate and Conflict Risks

Friday, September 25 | 12:30pm (ET)

The objective of this event is to unpack how combined climate risks, environmental degradation, and conflict exacerbate people's vulnerability and reflect on how to better support them.

Register here | Livestream

Hosted by the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Republic of Niger, the European Union, and the ICRC


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