The Essential Resource Guide for the United Nations DPI/NGO Conference #UNNGO2014

The 65th Annual United Nations (UN) DPI/NGO Conference, 2015 and Beyond: Our Action Agenda, will be held at UN headquarters August 27–29, 2014. The theme of the conference is ‘The role of civil society in the post-2015 development agenda.” The conference features numerous workshops, roundtables, and sessions aimed at providing a platform for networks within civil society to provide and share information and strategies to create a working framework for the post-2015 development agenda. The result of the conference will be a Conference Declaration providing an agenda designed for civil society accountability within the post 2015 development agenda, delivered to the UN system, the UN Member States, the global civil society and other stakeholders.

Why is it important?

The post-2015 development agenda is the framework that influences which large-scale international development issues will take priority after the Millennium Development goals deadline on December 31, 2015. NGOs, civil society, UN Member States, and the UN share the collective interest of eliminating global poverty and health risks, and ensuring sustainability. This conference, hosted by the UN Department of Public Information (UN DPI) and the NGO/DPI Executive Committee, is a way to incorporate civil society’s research, strategy, and opinions about which global issues should be included in the post 2015 development agenda.

Hosts, Participants, and Media Coverage

The UN Department of Public Information is tasked with bringing information to the public through media channels concerning the UN’s work and future work. The NGO/DPI Executive Committee represents more than 1,300 NGOs. Together the UN DPI and the NGO/DPI Executive Committee is bringing together more than 1,700 representatives from 469 NGOs affiliated with the DPI and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Who to follow for conference coverage?

The following individuals and organizations are covering the conference via social media and the DPI NGO blog:


American University International Relations Online
Twitter: @au_sisonline

Twitter: @UNDPINGO

John Sinden
Twitter: @sindenjw

Abby McBride
Twitter: @TheAssemblyNews

Kate Turner
Twitter: @KateTurner45

Keilly Fernández
Twitter: @kkeilly

Meerim Shakirova
Twitter: @ShakirovaMeerim

Christano Lima
Twitter: @ludacristiano


Conference Homepage
65th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference Concept Note
Conference Information
Multi-stakeholder Group Discusses Engagement in Post-2015 Process
About the UN Department of Public Information
Watch the conference live on the UN Web TV site

Contribute to the discussion and follow the conference on Twitter using the hashtag #UNNGO2014.

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