66th UN DPI/NGO Conference in Gyeongju

Americas, News, March 25 2016

The United Nations Department of Public Information announces the Sixty-Sixth Department of Public Information (DPI)/Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Conference will be hosted in Gyeongju, the Republic of Korea, from 30 May to 1 June 2016.

The Conference is organised in partnership with the NGO/DPI Executive Committee, the NGO community, the Government of the Republic of Korea and the National Organizing Committee of Korea.

UN DPI NGO Conference Banner

In past editions, this Conference has brought together over 2500 representatives from around the globe. The title of the conference is ‘Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together’.

The Conference provides a unique opportunity for participating NGOs to engage members of civil society, diplomats, United Nations officials, policy experts, scientists, educators, businesses, trade unions, parliamentarians, local authorities and others from around the world in discussing key issues relevant during that given year.  The 2016 Conference will focus on creating and strengthening global partnerships in support of the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This year’s conference will focus on three pillars of education:

1. Formal Education
2. Informal Education and Training
3. Advocacy and Public Information

The Conference aims at harnessing expertise across a wide spectrum of civil society organizations to unleash a range of education initiatives that ensure equitable quality education as well as lifelong learning opportunities for all.

For more information, visit http://outreach.un.org/ngorelations/conference-2016/

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