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November 2018

African Youth SDGs Summit

November 7, 2018 - November 9, 2018

The African Youth SDGs Summit is the largest gathering platform for youth from across the African continent and beyond to discuss and assess the status of implementation of continental commitments to the Global Goals but also sharing ideas, critiques, results and challenge national governments to deliver on their promise. The 2018 summit is scheduled to take place from 7-9 November 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre, Accra Ghana and expected to draw about 1,000 delegates representing youth organisations and…

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Women Leaders In Global Health Conference 2018

November 8, 2018 - November 9, 2018

Women are vital to the advancement of global health, making up 75% of the healthcare workforce – yet occupying less than 25% of influential leadership positions. Building on last year’s hugely successful inaugural event at Stanford University, USA, the 2018 conference will: 1) highlight emerging and established women leaders in global health 2) engage in the latest thought leadership on advancing women in global health 3) support mentoring and skills building opportunities 4) support women in all forms of leadership…

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Young Feminists Convening: Breathing new life into the future of Kenya’s women’s rights movement.

November 28, 2018 - November 29, 2018

Are you a young woman who is curious or passionate about the feminist movement? Are you a young woman organising in any part of Kenya and is looking for solidarity and like-minded sisters to walk with and along? Does the fight for inclusion of various categories of young women keep you up at night? Apply to take part at the Young Feminists Convening taking place 28th – 29th November, Limuru Kenya. This meeting will be a space for young women…

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December 2018

Hivos Africa Content Creators’ Summit 2018 (For Young Creatives)

December 4, 2018 - December 5, 2018

Hivos East Africa is organising the Africa Content Creator's Summit on the rise of a new generation of content makers and their role in propelling alternative spaces that bolster free expression. The summit will take place from 4th - 5th December 2018. For more information, click here

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Yenching Social innovation Forum 2018 – Beijing, China (Fully-funded)

December 7, 2018 - December 9, 2018

Applications are open for the 3rd annual Yenching Social Innovation Forum, held at the Yenching Academy of Peking University in Beijing, China from December 7 – 9, 2018. The Yenching Social Innovation Forum (YSIF) is an annual flagship event hosted by Yenching Academy of Peking University. With $45,000+ in funding and focus on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), YSIF convenes young leaders and innovators to develop and share ideas for solving the world’s toughest problems. To read more, click…

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Ouagadougou Partnership

December 12, 2018 - December 14, 2018

The Ouagadougou Partnership was launched in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in February 2011 at the Regional Conference on Population, Development and Family Planning held by the nine governments of Francophone West African countries and their technical partners and financial resources to accelerate progress in the use of family planning services in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo. The main objective of the Partnership is to reach at least 2.2 millions additional family planning methods users in…

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March 2019

Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC) 2019

March 5, 2019 - March 7, 2019

The Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC) is a leading platform for sharing Africa’s health priorities. AHAIC offers an opportunity for stakeholders across different sectors to collectively chart a way forward to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Africa by 2030. AHAIC 2019 will bring together stakeholders from across sectors and around the world to take forward critical conversations initiated in Nairobi. They will explore what it will take Africa to achieve UHC by 2030. For more information click here

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Health for All Through Women’s Human Rights Ensuring Universal Health Coverage & Social Protection

March 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
UNHQ, New York, UNHQ, Conference Room 11
New York, United States
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Keynote Speech by Mary Robinson Former President of Ireland, The Elders Other speakers from WHO, member states, the International Alliance of Women, the International Women’s Health Coalition and Women Deliver CSW 63 Side Event hosted by WHO Co-sponsored by: France, Japan, Thailand, the International Alliance of Women, the International Women’s Health Coalition, the Elders, and Women Deliver Facts At least half of the world’s populations still do not have full coverage of essential health services About 100 million people are still…

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Speak Up, Speak Out: Young Advocates Advancing SRHR Through Storytelling

March 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016, Scandinavia House
New York, NY 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016 United States
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Join youth advocates from CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, Right Here Right Now!, and Women Deliver for a dynamic evening of storytelling and spoken word. Spotlighting powerful, intergenerational voices from across the globe, the night will also feature music, refreshments, and networking as we count down to the Women Deliver 2019 Conference and mark anniversaries of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the Fourth World Conference on Women. PLEASE RSVP HERE.

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April 2019

2019 HLPF: Call for Expert Speakers from Women’s Major Group

April 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - April 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
UNHQ, New York, UNHQ, Conference Room 11
New York, United States

The 2019 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) will be held at UNHQ in New York from 9 - 18 July 2019 under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council. The theme for the session will be Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality. They are looking to nominate practitioners and eminent experts to contribute to the various thematic round table discussions to be organized during the first five days of the HLPF session. The applications will be reviewed by…

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Youth Advocacy Day (YAD)

April 25, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco City Hall
San Fransisco, CA CA 94102 United States
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Youth Advocacy Day (YAD) is an all-day event committed to youth empowerment and civic engagement for San Francisco’s youth. It is a day in which high school students have the opportunity to meet with city leaders and public officials to share their thoughts, concerns, and questions about issues they care about as young people. Youth Advocacy Day is a unique educational experience for youth to take ownership over their civic lives. This year, they will honor the legacy of SF…

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May 2019

72nd Session of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Health Assembly (WHA)

May 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am - May 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
World Health Organisation Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland + Google Map

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Discussion on the Global Health 50/50 2019 Report: Equality Works

May 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Permanent Mission of Canada, Avenue de l’Ariana 5, Geneva

Will you be attending the 72nd session of the World Health Assembly and interested in how we push for gender equality in global health? Join Global Health 50/50 in Geneva on 23rd May for a discussion on how we can get to 50/50 and how the 2019 Global Health 50/50 Report, Equality Works, can be put to work in organisations. To RSVP: [email protected] 

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June 2019

Women Deliver Conference 2019

June 3, 2019 - June 6, 2019

The registration for the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health and rights and wellbeing of girls and women is open. The 2019 conference theme is Power,Progress,Change. It will focus on power, and how it can drive – or hinder – progress and change. It will also examine power operating at three levels: The Individual’s power, Structural power and the power of movements. Register today

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July 2019

Call for Applications: OutRight Action International Advocacy Week 2019

July 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Every December, OutRight Action International hosts LGBTIQ activists from around the world in New York for a week of high-level meetings and activities at the Headquarters of the United Nations. The aim of Advocacy Week is three-fold: Facilitate the use of the New York based UN system by LGBTIQ activists, with a view to enhancing their networks and identifying new entry points for progressing recognition of the human rights of LGBTIQ people at home. Bring together LGBTIQ activists from around…

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SDGs in Action Film Festival- 11 July 2019

July 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
UNHQ, New York, UNHQ, Conference Room 11
New York, United States
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The SDGs in Action Film Festival, coordinated by the UN DESA Division for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is a competition seeking short films that highlight how people and organizations around the world are taking action for the 17 global goals. The Festival was launched in 2018 in connection with the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development that takes place each July at UN Headquarters in New York. The competition offers amateur and professional filmmakers around the globe the chance to…

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