PRETORIA, South-Africa, August 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The 65th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference, titled “2015 and Beyond: Our Action Agenda,” will be held at United Nations Headquarters in New York from Wednesday, 27 August to Friday, 29 August 2014.
Over 1700 representatives of civil society will convene from around the world to discuss key issues on the post-2015 development agenda, including climate change, poverty eradication, sustainability, human rights, and accountability frameworks and partnerships as crosscutting themes. The discussions aim to support the crafting of a transformational post-2015 development agenda, and positive outcomes of climate change negotiations in Lima and Paris in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
Co-hosted by the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) and the NGO/DPI Executive Committee, the Conference provides a unique opportunity for NGOs from around the world to come together to engage diplomats, UN officials, policy experts, scientists, educators, businesses, trade unions, parliamentarians, local authorities and others on the role of civil society in the new Global Partnership for Sustainable Development. Speakers include UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon via video message. The opening and closing sessions and roundtables will be webcast live on http://webtv.un.org/.