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SLC to Host 2019 United Nations Civil Society Conference

Salt Lake City will host the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference on August 26 – 28 th 2019. The annual conference attracts 2,000-4,000 representatives from over 300 non-governmental organizations representing more than 80 countries.

Each Conference focuses on a different UN topic of interest related to the work of civil society and NGOs. This year’s conference will center around Sustainability Goal 11, which focuses on building inclusive and sustainable communities.

The Conference is traditionally held at UN Headquarters, but has recently been hosted by global cities, including Melbourne, Australia; Paris; Mexico City; and Bonn, Germany. The 2019 Conference in Salt Lake City will be the first time the event is held in the United States outside of New York.

“As a city committed to being inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable, it is an honor to be the first U.S. host city of the UN-DPI NGO Conference outside of New York,” said Mayor Jackie Biskupski. “I can think of no better time and no better place than Salt Lake City, for the UN and the world’s NGOs to expand awareness in this country of sustainable development goals and the value of global unity.”

Recently organizers put out a call for Conference Planning Sub-committees applicants. Additional volunteer opportunities will be announced at a later date. 

To find out more about the conference visit HERE.

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