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Non Governmental Organizations to apply for ECOSOC consultative

This is the Last Month – To apply for ECOSOC consultative status in order to be considered by the 2019 NGO Committee (Deadline: 1 June 2018 – Late submissions will not be accepted)

1 June 2018 is the last day for Non-Governmental Organizations to apply for consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), in order to have an opportunity to take part in UN deliberations. ECOSOC consultative status is governed by ECOSOC resolution 1996/31, which outlines the eligibility requirements for consultative status, rights and obligations of NGOs in consultative status, procedures for the withdrawal or suspension of consultative status, the role and functions of the ECOSOC Committee on NGOs, and the responsibilities of the UN Secretariat in supporting the consultative relationship.
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The Security Council will hold an open debate on Monday, 16 April 2018, at 10:00 a.m. New York Time, on “Preventing sexual violence in conflict through empowerment, gender equality and access to justice” under the agenda item “Women and peace and security” (S/2018/311).

Campaign encouraging women to apply for senior UN Peace Operations positions

DAR ES SALAAM, March 16 2018-Currently 28% of internationally-recruited staff in UN Peace Operations are women. The UN System-Wide Gender Parity Strategy sets a goal of 2028 to close this gender gap. The Department of Field Support manages rosters of pre-cleared candidates for possible fast-track selection in UN Peace Operations. However, currently only 32% of rostered candidates for field mission profiles are women. #MyImpactStory

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Global Education Monitoring Report 2016

The 2016 GEM Report is the first of a new 15-year series. It shows that education will not deliver its full potential to catapult the world forward unless participation rates dramatically improve, learning becomes a lifelong pursuit and education systems fully embrace sustainable development.

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My View on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” Student Photo Contest

My View on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” Student Photo Contest – Applications open from now until September 4th!

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, represent an action plan for solving global challenges by 2030. The SDGs comprise a total of 17 goals including: ending poverty in all forms, fighting against inequality and addressing climate change. Continue reading


The International Youth Day will be commemorated tomorrow Friday the 12th of August at Mbagala Zakhem grounds in Temeke region in Dar es Salaam. This year’s theme is “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Production and Consumption” (SDG 12). A high level commemoration will be accompanied with Exhibitions and youths entertainment.  The Government of Tanzania along with the United Nations and Several Youth civil society organizations have jointly planned for the event from early morning to midday. The public is invited to the event.
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