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The Role of Education in Enhancing Social Cohesion in Post Conflict Settings
Date: Tuesday 27 September 2016 Location:  United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room 5, New York, NY 10017 Moderator: Mr. Jasim Sady Al-Najmawi, Manager of International Monitoring and Evaluation Department, Qatar Charity Speakers: Mr. Mohammed bin Ali Al-Ghamdi, Executive Director of International Development, Qatar Charity; Dr. Mohammed Cherkaoui, George Mason University, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution; Mr. Abdurahman Sharif, Director of the Somalia NGO Consortium...
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World Tsunami Awareness Day at the United Nations
On Thursday, 3 November 2016, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) brought together an esteemed panel of representatives from Japan, Chile, Indonesia, and the Maldives, as well as UNESCO and CBM International, to discuss the launch of World Tsunami Awareness Day on 5 November 2016. Dr. Pamela Falk, UN Resident Correspondent, CBS News TV and Radio, moderated the panel discussion. H.E. Mr. Teru Fukui, Member of House of Representatives and Former State Minister of Educati...
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Date: Wednesday 25 January 2017 Location: United Nations Headquarters, Economic and Social Council Chamber, 1st Avenue and 45th Street, New York, NY 10017 Speakers: Chirlane McCray, First Lady of NYC; Ambassador Dessima Williams, Special Adviser, Implementation of the SDGs, Office of the President of the General Assembly (PGA); H.E. Caleb Otto, Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of Palau, Richard Buery, NYC Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Panelists: Dr. Gary Belkin, NYC E...
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International Peace Institute Global Leaders Series topic:  A Changing World: Can Institutions Cope?
H.E. Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Vice President of the European Commission, served as speaker during the International Peace Institute’s Global Leaders Series on 22 September 2016. The session was titled “A Changing World: Can Institutions Cope?” Georgieva began her talk by discussing how the current speed and complexity of change are unparalleled, and as such, pose a major challenge for institutions that are better adapted to the slow-paced changes of the 20th century. Although rapid change co...
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On Thursday 17 November 2016, the NGO Committee on Children’s Rights organized a round-table discussion, “What does it mean to be a man? Achieving gender equality for all through respect, education and cooperation,” in commemoration of the 27th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Speakers Mr. Ravi Karkara, Senior Advisor Strategic Partnership and Advocacy to the Assistant Secretary-General/Deputy Executive Director UN Women, and Mr. Quentin Walcott, Co-Executive Director...
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United Nations Department of Public Information Non-Governmental Organization’s (DPI/NGO) Youth-Led Briefing: 1+4=16 Targeting Poverty and Education for Peace
The United Nations Department of Public Information Non-Governmental Organization (DPI/NGO) Youth-Led Briefing: "1+4=16 Targeting Poverty and Education for Peace" focused on increasing youth involvement in the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1, 4, and 16: No poverty + Quality education = Peace, justice, and strong institutions. A panel predominantly of youth leaders described the importance and intersection of these SDGs in the context of their past and ...
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Mental Health and Well-being at the Heart of the SDGs: Concrete Means of Implementation
Celebrating a Historic Event The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by world leaders on 25 September 2015. The Agenda contains a promise to “promote mental health and well-being”. This side event at the United Nations was the first to focus on this promise. The event brought together UN Ambassadors, representatives of the World Health Organization, the Clinton Global Initiative, the International Association of Applied Psychology, and civil society organization...
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By Qi Xie “I didn’t want to write a hagiography,” said author Dr. Adekeye Adebajo at the book signing event for his new biography of Thabo Mbeki, South Africa’s second post-apartheid president, held at the New York headquarters of the noted think tank, the International Peace Institute (IPI). Indeed, Adebajo’s account of Mbeki’s life does not idealize, but rather exposes highlights and also the underbelly of the politician credited for overseeing a growing ...
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The World Humanitarian Summit (May 2016)

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         Following the adoption of the post-2015 transformative agenda at the intergovernmental negotiations (IGN) at the United Nations (UN), the means of implementation (MoIs) will now be the primary focus of governments, as they strive to fulfill the 17 goals and 169 targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 – the year concluding the SDGs. On Tuesday, 4 August 2015 -- two days immediately following the historical adoption of the ...
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