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March 2021

International Women’s Day

March 8 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Women’s Day it is a relevant opportunity to place gender as a fundamental issue that cuts across all aspects of habitat-related rights. Are you planning to organize an event, campaign or initiative on the occasion of the 8th March? Share your Women’s Day activities If that’s the case, we would love to share it with the rest of HIC Members and Allies via our communication channels; please, share your plans with the General Secretariat by sending an e-mail to gs@hic-net.org

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Sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women – CSW65 (2021)

March 15 @ 8:00 am - March 26 @ 5:00 pm

The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 15 to 26 March 2021. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session. Themes Review theme: Women's empowerment and the link to sustainable development (agreed conclusions of the sixtieth session) For more info: www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw65-2021

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21 @ 8:00 am

This year, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is focused on the midterm review of the International Decade for People of African Descent undertaken by the Human Rights Council in Geneva as part of its 43rd session. As the Decade approaches its half-way mark in 2020, a review will take stock of the progress made and decide on further necessary actions.

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World Water Day

March 22 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm

World Water Day is an annual UN observance day (22 March) used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The theme of each day focuses on topics relevant to clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), which is in line with the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 6. The UN World Water Development Report (WWDR) is released each year around World Water Day. UN-Water is the convener for World Water Day and selects the theme for each year in consultation with UN organizations that share an interest in that year's focus. The theme for 2020 is "Water and…

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April 2021

ECOSOC Youth Forum 2021

April 8 @ 8:00 am - April 9 @ 5:00 pm

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum will be held on 7 and 8 April 2021. The modalities of participation will depend on the evolving spread of COVID-19 and its impact on travel restrictions as well as considerations on the safety, health and wellbeing of participants. The Forum provides a global platform for a candid dialogue among Member States and young leaders from around the world on solutions to challenges affecting youth wellbeing. It also serves as a unique…

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July 2021

The high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) 2021

July 13 @ 8:00 am - July 15 @ 5:00 pm

The high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) is the core United Nations platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The meeting of the HLPF in 2021 will be held from Tuesday, 6 July, to Thursday, 15 July 2021, under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council. This includes the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Tuesday, 13 July, to Thursday, 15 July 2021 as part of the high-level segment…

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November 2021

UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 26)

November 1 @ 8:00 am - November 12 @ 5:00 pm

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC was originally scheduled to take place from 9-19 November 2020, in Glasgow, UK. On 28 May 2020, the COP Bureau decided that it would take place from 1-12 November 2021, in Glasgow, UK. The change in dates had been anticipated following a decision, on 1 April 2020, to postpone the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, the COP Bureau announced that: “In light of the ongoing,…

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