UN Conference to Convene Civil Society
for Supporting the Post-2015 Development Agenda




23 July 2014 | The 65th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference, 2015 and Beyond: Our Action Agenda, will be held at United Nations Headquarters from Wednesday, 27 August to Friday, 29 August 2014.

In the course of three days, this premier civil society event at the United Nations will feature opening and closing sessions, roundtables, workshops, exhibits, reception, on-site and off-site events and a host of other occasions for NGO networking.

In line with previous conferences, this 65th conference will adopt an outcome declaration that aspires to be ambitious and inspiring and to offer a civil society "Action Agenda" for the post-2015 development goals. The conference will take place less than a month prior to the 23 September 2014 Climate Summit convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and the launch of intergovernmental negotiations at the 65th Session of the General Assembly.

The Post-2015 Development Agenda

Representatives of civil society will convene from around the world to discuss key issues on the post-2015 development agenda, including climate change. The discussions aim to support the crafting of a successful post-2015 development agenda, and positive outcomes of climate change negotiations in Lima and Paris in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Co-hosted by the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) and the NGO/DPI Executive Committee, the conference provides a unique opportunity for NGOs to come together to engage diplomats, UN officials, policy experts, scientists, educators, businesses, trade unions, parliamentarians, local authorities and others from around the world on the role of civil society in the post-2015 development agenda.

Registration for 2015 and Beyond, and for additional information about the planning and programme for the conference, can be found on its website.

For more information about the 65th Annual DPI NGO Conference:

United Nations Department of Public Information

Jeffrey Brez
Co-Chair, Conference Planning Committee,
and Chief NGO Relations and Advocacy
Cell: +1-917-328-6736

Ihor Dlaboha
DPI NGO Conference Focal Point
Tel: +1-212-963-5581

Civil Society

Jeffery Huffines
Chair, 65th Annual DPI NGO Conference
CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, UN Representative

Elizabeth Carll
Co-Chair, Conference Media Sub-Committee
Tel: +1-631-754-2424

Anne-Marie Carlson
Chair, NGO/DPI Executive Committee