What is the U.N. Civil Society Conference?

The United Nations Civil Society Conference is the premier event in the civil society calendar at the United Nations. It typically attracts more than 3,000 participants representing over 700 civil society organizations from overĀ 100 countries. Each conference focuses on a different UN topic of interest related to the work of civil society and NGOs. This international forum also brings together senior UN System officials, prominent international civil society organizations, academicians, public opinion makers, and international media to discuss issues of global concern.

The Conference offers civil society organizations an opportunity to put a global perspective on a specific issue. In recent years the focus has been on climate change, human rights, disarmament, global health, sustainability, and volunteerism. This important gathering is also a unique occasion for civil society organizations to network and share best practices at the international level.

The 68th UN Civil Society Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah (2019)

Activists battling climate change, a former child soldier and health workers pioneering new treatments around the world are among thousands of participants who will gather in Salt Lake City, Utah, from 26 to 28 August at the sixty-eighth annual United Nations Civil Society Conference for a global conversation on building inclusive and sustainable cities and communities.

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Volunteering at the 68th UN Civil Society Conference

Utah is hosting the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference on August 26-28. It is the first time the conference will be held in the United States outside of New York.

The host committee is looking for volunteers for the conference. Opportunities range from greeters at the airport, community ambassadors stationed around the city near the convention center and information specialists within the center and the hall of friendship.

Volunteers will be asked to fulfill a minimum of two four-hour shifts, and one two hour training day on August 25 or 26, 2019.

For more information and to sign-up, click here.