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Week 2 


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Hope you have had a good first week of September. As the opening of the 75th General Assembly of the United Nations approaches, we are anticipating an eventful month ahead filled with opportunity to bridge the gap between governments and global civil society’s vision for the “Future we want, the United Nations we need,” as articulated in the UN75 People's Declaration and Plan For Global Action.

Civil society’s constructive voice needs to be heard and included by protecting the fundamental freedoms of assembly, association, and expression. Shrinking civic space worldwide, including at the United Nations itself, and the rise in oppression, intimidation, and threats against civil society must be reversed.

We call upon the UN and its Member States, heads of state and government, civil society organizations and other stakeholders, elected representatives and all citizens to take bold action based on recognition of our shared destiny, and to work to create global institutions that reflect and respond to this reality.

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Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations: Shaping our future together

September 11, 2020
7:00-9:30am Eastern

Cooperating with the Office of the Special Adviser on the preparations for the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations, the Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi, Asian Youth Centre, Chennai, South Asian Institute of Policy Dialogue, the South Asian Federalists, Bangalore and the UN2020 Campaign invite you to participate in this Dialogue process, the results of which will be submitted as a contribution to the UN75 Declaration.

A background note for the meeting, including the agenda is available here.

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UN75 Global Governance Forum
September 16-18, 2020
9:00 am-1:30pm Eastern

Designing a Roadmap to the Future We Want, The UN We Need

The UN 75 Global Governance Forum seeks to promote a more inclusive and effective United Nations through dialogue and recommendations that better harness the ideas, capabilities, and networks of both state and non-state actors.

Information regarding the forum, including the agenda and speakers can be found on the forum website.

UN2020 and Together First are co-leading the development of a new partnership on “Enhancing civil society space and participation at the United Nations” which will report on September 17. UN2020 is also co-sponsoring “Reaching the Summit: Promoting the Potential of the UN75 Declaration” on September 18.

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September 10: The Culture of Peace: Change our world for the better in the Age of COVID-19, organized by the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace (GMCoP)

September 14: "We the Peoples" – Re-imagining global governance on the eve of the UN’s 75th anniversary

Have you responded to the UN75 survey yet?

As the UN engages in large scale consultation, through online dialogues, formal opinion polling and media analysis, to mark its 75th anniversary, you can make your voice heard by participating in the UN75 survey and ensuring specifically that civil society inclusion, and particularly the proposal for a civil society focal point, is shown to be of key importance.

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Protection of Young People in the Civic Space Survey

Survey commissioned by the UN Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth (OSGEY)

Since young people between 18-29 years old are often overlooked in relevant reports, we are in a process to identify the specific challenges, barriers and threats that young activists face, especially when defending human rights, mobilizing communities or acting as peace building agents. Our aim is to formulate appropriate guidelines and recommendations to various stakeholders about how to better protect young people in the civic space.

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Don’t miss out on reading our weekly blog!

New blog post coming this Wednesday by Prof Dr Denison Jayasooria from CSO-SDG Alliance Malaysia.

Check out our last post on ‘A compelling vision for humanity,' written by Daniel Perell.

Eminent Persons Letter: The eminent persons letter calls on world leaders, meeting virtually this September 21, to recognize the need to support the indispensable role of the United Nations, while at the same time strengthen and reform the legal and institutional machinery of the UN system; and to call for a dedicated intergovernmental process to pursue this goal in the follow-up to the UN75 Political Declaration.

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