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 Please note: Preregistration for the event is closed.        In-person registration will open August 26, 2019.







The 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference

26 - 28 August 2019 

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA








 UN Civil Society Conference co-organized with NGO Executive Committee is the premier event for civil society at the United Nations. The conference attracts an average of 2,000 representatives of more that 500 NGOs, from over 100 countries, and focuses on a different UN topic of interest related to the work of civil society and NGOs. This international forum gathers UN System officials, prominent international NGOs, public opinion makers, members of academia and media to discuss issues of global concern. 

Salt Lake City

Partnerships are essential to ensure the continued and appreciating achievements of both the UN and civil society community.

Proposed Thematic Sessions

1. Inclusive Communities – Leaving No One Behind
2. Climate Change – Communities in Action
3. Peaceful Societies – Recovering from Conflict and Nurturing Peace
4. Youth-led Session – Creating Opportunities and Economic Success for Youth
5. Infrastructure and Natural Resource Use
6. Emerging Technologies and Innovation

An outcome document will be drafted by civil society under the leadership of the Conference’s Chair, submitted for global consultations leading up to and during the conference, and presented at the closing plenary for adoption.

UN 17 goals

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals - Transform our world by 2030.

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Last Updated: 3/31/21