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Civil Society Briefing "Giving Back to ... Communities"

Date: Thursday, 24 Jnaury 2019
Time: 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Location: Conference room 2, UNHQ


This session will brief civil society representatives and other guests about the reform process within the Department of Public Information (now known as the Department of Global Communications effective 1 January 2019).

Additionally, the briefing will showcase the work of civil society as a central piece towards making communities inclusive and sustainable. Speakers will share examples reflecting the work of their respective organizations on the local and global levels that highlight and ensure resiliency, diversity, innovation and impact of civil society efforts on the ground.

More information is available here

Training: Intro to World Bank eLibrary, 22 Jan 2019

The World Bank eLibrary is a subscription-based website designed for the unique needs of researchers and libraries. Its value-added features and functionality make it easier to discover, access, and use World Bank publications and top data. Join Devika McWalters from World Bank Publications to learn about recent and upcoming improvements, as well as some of the differences between the eLibrary and the World Bank Open Knowledge Repository.

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, from 2- 3 p.m. - Library Training Room L-133 

Presenter: Devika McWalters, World Bank Publications

On 21 January, UN DESA will launch the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2019, providing a detailed analysis of the driving forces behind the global economic growth. The report, a joint effort of UN DESA, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the five UN Regional Commissions, with contributions from other UN agencies, is expected to issue a clarion call to safeguard and build on the multilateral policy framework. Our future – not only in economic terms – will depend on our ability to work together at this critical juncture.

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Watch the press briefing live on Monday, 21 January, 11:00 am EST at