Jobs and Announcements

UNGASS media grants
The Panos Global AIDS Programme

The Panos Global AIDS Programme invites print journalists from Eastern Africa; Western Africa; the Caribbean; South Asia to participate in a small grants programme aimed at raising debate at country level on the progress made by their countries in the attainment of the goals of the Declaration of Commitment agreed upon during the United Nations General Assembly Special Sessions (UNGASS) on HIV/AIDS held in June 2001. Panos will be giving out UNGASS Monitoring grants to one journalist each from Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Botswana and South Africa. To apply, CVs and samples of related published work may be sent not later than 8 April 2006 to the relevant contact for that part of the world.

United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 (Rio+20)
20-22 June 2012: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Also referred to as the Earth Summit or Rio+20 due to the initial conference held in Rio in 1992, the objectives of the Summit are: to secure renewed political commitment to sustainable development; to assess progress towards internationally agreed goals on sustainable development and to address new and emerging challenges. The Summit will also focus on two specific themes: a green economy in the context of poverty eradication and sustainable development, and an institutional framework for sustainable development.

United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 (Rio+20)
20-22 June 2012: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Also referred to as the Earth Summit or Rio+20 due to the initial conference held in Rio in 1992, the objectives of the Summit are: to secure renewed political commitment to sustainable development; to assess progress towards internationally agreed goals on sustainable development and to address new and emerging challenges. The Summit will also focus on two specific themes: a green economy in the context of poverty eradication and sustainable development, and an institutional framework for sustainable development.

United Nations Conference On Sustainable Development 2012 (Rio+20)
20-22 June 2012: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Also referred to as the Earth Summit or Rio+20 due to the initial conference held in Rio in 1992, the objectives of the Summit are: to secure renewed political commitment to sustainable development; to assess progress towards internationally agreed goals on sustainable development and to address new and emerging challenges. The Summit will also focus on two specific themes: a green economy in the context of poverty eradication and sustainable development, and an institutional framework for sustainable development.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Doha: 26 November – 7 December 2012

The 18th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 8th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol will take place from Monday, 26 November to Friday, 7 December 2012 at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha, Qatar. Government, business and civil society from around the world will gather to discuss climate change and seek to move forward with the agenda set by the Kyoto Protocol to halt and reverse global warming.

United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS
UNAIDS

The UN General Assembly has called for a high-level meeting on 10-11 June 2008, to undertake a comprehensive review of the progress achieved in realizing the 2001 Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the 2006 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS , as well as to promote the continued engagement of leaders in a comprehensive global response to AIDS. The high-level meeting will comprise plenary meetings, five thematic panel discussions and an informal interactive hearing with civil society. The outcome of the high-level meeting will be a Summary of the President of the General Assembly, reflecting the views expressed during the discussions. To facilitate civil society involvement in the high-level meeting and ensure an open, transparent and participatory process, the President of the General Assembly in partnership with UNAIDS will establish a Civil Society Task Force comprising representatives from civil society, the private sector and relevant UN focal points. The Task Force will, among other things, help identify participants for the civil society hearing and help determine the format, theme and programme. In addition, UNAIDS is working closely with a coalition of civil society organizations to provide support to civil society and community groups in maximizing the impact of the 2008 UN General Assembly high-level meeting on AIDS. Submit your application to attend the meeting at: http://www.un-ngls.org/unaids/en/application.php

United Nations Summit On Non-Communicable Diseases
19-20 September 2011: New York, United States

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly will be holding a UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) from 19-20 September 2011. The Summit will focus on the four most prominent non-communicable diseases, namely, cancers, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. The aim of the summit is to agree on a global strategy to address NCDs. The UN Summit on NCDs is the second of its kind to focus on a global disease issue. The first UN Summit related to health was the HIV/AIDS meeting in 2001 which led to the creation of the Global Fund. Non-communicable disease indicators are on the agenda for discussion and acceptance of the goals could lead to the future earmarking of overseas development aid to address cancer and other NCDs in developing countries.

United Nations Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases
19-20 September 2011: New York, United States

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly will be holding a UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) from 19-20 September 2011. The Summit will focus on the four most prominent non-communicable diseases, namely, cancers, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. The aim of the summit is to agree on a global strategy to address NCDs. The UN Summit on NCDs is the second of its kind to focus on a global disease issue. The first UN Summit related to health was the HIV/AIDS meeting in 2001 which led to the creation of the Global Fund. Non-communicable disease indicators are on the agenda for discussion and acceptance of the goals could lead to the future earmarking of overseas development aid to address cancer and other NCDs in developing countries.

United Nations Trust Fund Call for Proposals 2012: Ending Violence against Women
Deadline: 21 January 2013

UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) has issued a call for proposals to provide grants of US$100,000-$300,000 to both small grassroots-based non-governmental organisations, as well as large organisations, for implementing projects that address violence against women. The United Nations (UN) Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women, established in 1996 by the UN General Assembly, is a global, multilateral mechanism supporting national efforts to end one of the most widespread human rights violations in the world. The Fund invites proposals in the following areas of action: closing the gap on the implementation of national and local laws, policies and action plans that address violence against women; and addressing violence against adolescent and young girls.

United Nations University Japan Foundation for UNU (JFUNU) Scholarship Programme in Japan
Deadline for applications: 28 February 2018

The United Nations University (UNU) is offering sustainability scholarship for outstanding applicants from developing countries undertaking the MSc programme at UNU. The Japan Foundation for UNU (JFUNU) Scholarship is available for outstanding applicants from developing countries who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Candidates should have completed a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university or institution of higher education in a field related to sustainability.

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