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Civil Society Summit on Substantive Issues

On the occasion of United Nations Day 2021, CoNGO, the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Status with the United Nations, invites you to participate in a virtual Civil Society Summit on Substantive Issues on Monday, 25 October 2021.

The Summit on Substantive Issues will focus on:

  • Identifying the issues and concerns we as NGOs are addressing and must address today

  • Examining whether our responses to these issues and concerns are adequate and relevant—both in the present context and for the future.

Join seven panels throughout the day focused on different themes related to civil society advocacy at the United Nations. Be sure to check out the panel on Gender Justice, Youth and Intergenerational Solidarity, which will be moderated by NGO CSW/NY Chair, Houry Geudelekian!

  • Keynote panel: The Future in the Present Tense | 9 - 10:15am EDT

  • Human Dignity & Human Rights | 10:20 - 11:15am EDT

  • Agenda 2030: Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action | 11:20am - 12:15pm EDT

  • Peace and Threats to Security of People and Planet | 12:20 - 1:20pm EDT

  • Social Justice: Migration, Racism, and Health | 1:25 - 2:20pm EDT

  • Gender Justice, Youth and Intergenerational Solidarity | 2:25 - 3:20pm EDT

  • UN-NGO Relations: Enhancing Multilateralism, Ensuring Access, Protecting Civic Space and Discourse | 3:25 - 4:30pm EDT

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