2019 Annual Meeting – The UN and Africa: Progress Towards Achieving the SDGs @ Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day

2019 Annual SDG Meeting, holding in June 2019, will bring forth new approaches to development, new roles for African states and organisations, new socio-economic and political solutions.  

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2019 Annual Meeting – The UN and Africa: Progress Towards Achieving the SDGs @ Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day

The Summit not only marked a new beginning in the relationship between the UN and the AU, but also signalled a new understanding of the relationship between the UN and Africa, and its nations and people. UNSG Antonio Guterres made that univocally clear at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, in January of this year.

Africa faces many interrelated challenges such as keeping the peace, developing its economies, managing migration, and countering terrorism and crime: 7 out of 14 peacekeeping operations in the world are deployed in Africa; 33 African countries are classified as least developed (out of 47); 30% of Africa’s population is internally displaced; and transnational organized crime and terrorism are on the rise on the African continent.

Within the new partnership between the UN and the AU; between the world and Africa, possibilities may arise for new approaches to development, new roles for African states and organisations, new socio-economic and political solutions. Whatever these solutions are, they must be – to use the words of UNSG Guterres: “Africa owned, Africa-driven and Africa-led.”


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World Forum on Climate Justice @ Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day

The World Forum on Climate Justice – organised by Elsevier in partnership with the GCU Centre for Climate Justice – cuts across all the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and aims to promote excellence in research by creating an environment that will enable discussion and debate in conceptual and empirical research on climate justice and will be a platform for fostering collaboration, networking and wider engagement.

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High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development @ New York
Jul 9 all-day

The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2019 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Tuesday, 9 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Tuesday, 16 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019.

The theme will be “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality“. The set of goals to be reviewed in depth is the following:

  • Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 16Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

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Species on the Move 2019 @ Limpopo {greater region}, South Africa
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day

The 2019 edition of the Species on the Move conference series will bring together scientists and natural resource managers working in the disciplines of global change, biogeography and evolution, and in contexts of natural resource management, biodiversity management and conservation, and theoretical ecology. The interdisciplinary conference is co-convened by the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) of the University of Tasmania, Australia, and Rhodes University, South Africa, with support from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries and others.

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AidEx Nairobi @ Nairobi, Kenya
Sep 11 – Sep 12 all-day

The AidEx Nairobi conference was launched in 2014 as a satellite event focused on aid and development within Africa. It is a two-day high-profile conference attracting over 500 A&D professionals from East Africa and beyond.

The 2018 conference theme was: Revolution in the digital age: safeguarding a future for all. How can technology contribute to a positive social impact?

The 2019 theme will be announced soon.

By attending the AidEx Nairobi conference you will be able to:

  • Engage in our interactive conference programme
  • Learn from the challenges and success stories from your peers
  • Network with over 500 aid and development professionals from the government, UN, Red Cross and local and International NGO’s
  • Hear from thought leaders and policy-makers

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Connect Live 2019 @ San Jose, CA
Nov 12 – Nov 15 all-day

All over the world, Local Guides are on a mission to help people find the places worth discovering. To celebrate the stars of our global community, Connect Live is back and will be bigger than ever. The event will be held November 12 to 15 in a show-stopping new location in San Jose, California. There, Google will host 200 Local Guides Levels 5 and above from around the world. Before you apply, please note that the event will be delivered entirely in English to best serve our global community.

Applications to attend Connect Live 2019 are now open! Submit your application by 11:59 p.m. UTC on April 30, 2019 to be considered. If you apply, you will receive an email about the status of your application by June 3.