CIVICUS at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

The 76th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 76) started on the 14th of September 2021. This year’s theme, “Building resilience through hope – to recover from COVID-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people and revitalise the United Nations” will provide an important occasion to advance recommendations on how best to address the challenges of global governance. Following the release of the Our Common Agenda report on September 10 our participation in UNGA 76 will underscore the need for people-centered multilateralism and urge greater inclusion of civil society in all UN processes to effectively address the world's most pressing issues. 

CIVICUS EVENTS

CIVICUS is supporting the following events during UNGA 76: 

Under pressure: Human rights and civic space in the digital era
When: Tuesday, 22 September 2021, 16:00-17:30 (GMT/UTC)
Who: Co-organised by CIVICUS, Forus, and CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness
What? This interactive joint panel will allow the current situation of human rights and civic space around the globe to be explored, with a specific focus on civic space in the digital era. While new technologies have helped civil society to grow, activists to mobilise, and grassroots movements to unite, panelists and participants will debate what the risks and opportunities ahead are, and how they can best be addressed.
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UNmute civil society dialogue: Taking forward the recommendations to open space for meaningful civil society participation online and in-person at the UN
When: Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 14:00-15:00 (GMT/UTC)
Who: Hosted by the Governments of Denmark and Costa Rica together with organisations in the UNmute working group
What: The high-level virtual side event “UNmute Civil Society”, will focus on the next steps for the UNmute initiative in taking forward the recommendations to expand meaningful civil society participation both online and in-person at the UN, and will feature representatives from governments, civil society, UN, and the tech sector.
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UN reform and advocacy: "We the Peoples" campaign
When: Thursday, 23 September 2021, 13:00-13:50 (GMT/UTC)
Who: Co-organised by CIVICUS, Democracy Without Borders, Coalition for the UN We Need, and Democracy International
What? This session will identify and discuss action to move forward with the "We The Peoples" campaign for inclusive global governance and the campaign’s three proposals: a UN World Citizens’ Initiative, a UN Parliamentary Assembly, and a UN Civil Society Envoy.
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Delivering the UN Common Agenda: Action to achieve equality and inclusion
When: Thursday, 23 September 2021, 12:00-14:30 (GMT/UTC)
Who: Co-sponsored by the Leaders Network Reinforcing Multilateralism Together, and the Pathfinders for Peaceful Just and Inclusive Societies. Hosted at the New York University’s Center for International Cooperation
What? This event will highlight practical and politically viable solutions and actions to systematically address inequality and exclusion within and between countries, and practical steps that governments have instituted towards inclusive recovery from COVID-19. 
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SOCIAL MEDIA

You can follow the developments at the UNGA 76 by following #UNGA, #UNGA2021, and #UNGA76 on Twitter. 

FOLLOW SOME OF OUR OTHER EVENTS OUTSIDE UNGA

Overview of additional events we will be participating in: 

Delivering the UN Common Agenda: Action to achieve equality and inclusion
When: Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 13:00-15:00 (GMT/UTC)
Who: Organised by United Nations Human Rights Council
What? The panel discussion will focus on the protection and promotion of human rights in the context of peaceful protests, with a particular focus on achievements and contemporary challenges. CIVICUS Secretary-General will be part of the panel of speakers alongside Clément Voule and Prof. Yuval Shany.
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