Events listed on this page, which can include film screenings, panel discussions, workshops and lectures, are currently not listed in the UN Journal.
Items for inclusion on this page may be sent to

The Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS)


The Secretariat of the Committee for Development Policy (CDP)

cordially invite you to the presentation of the book

Bangladesh's Graduation from the Least Developed Countries Group: Pitfalls and Promises

by newly-appointed CDP member Debapriya Bhattacharya (ed.)

Friday, 14 December 2018

1:15 to 2:30 pm

Conference Room 8

For information, email Marcia Tavares.

Upcoming UNCTAD events


Tuesday 4 December 2018, 13:15-14:30, Conference room A:

“Ongoing trade tensions: why non-tariff measures matters”

Presented by Mr. Alessandro Nicita, Chief, Research Section and Mr. Ralf Peters, Chief, Trade Information Section, Division on International Trade, UNCTAD.

This information session will take stock of current trade tensions and will provide some insights on their implications for international trade. The discussion with cover the importance of non-tariff measures in influencing trade tensions and the role of the multilateral trading system in defusing these tensions. The presentation will also provide an overview of the UNCTAD work on non-tariff measures and their implications for developing countries’ fruitful participation in international trade. 

 The Secretariat of the Committee for Development Policy cordially invites you to the launch of the Handbook on the Least Developed Country Category (third edition)

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, from 1:15 – 2:30 pm, Conference Room 8

The Handbook provides comprehensive information on the least developed country (LDC) category, including a description of procedures and methodologies used in the identification of these countries and the international support measures available to them. Copies of the Handbook will be available at the briefing. For more information, please contact Matthias Bruckner.


Saturday, 1 December 2018, 3pm
DiMenna Performing Arts Center, 450 W 37th Street
Cary Hall

On Saturday, 1 December @3:00pm at the DiMenna Performing Arts Center (Cary Hall), the UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council will perform a Concert for Children in aid of Teach the World Foundation’s mission to alleviate illiteracy among refugees and children in developing countries.  A reception will follow the performance.

The Conductor’s Spellbook tells the magical story of Tony Stradivarius. During a field trip to the symphony, young Tony finds a powerful book of spells and uses it to control the orchestra.  Through an exciting and interactive concert experience, audiences are introduced to music, orchestral instruments, and even conducting! Over 50 beautiful multimedia illustrations accompany the performance.  The work is “through composed,” is narrated, and is suitable as a family concert for parents and children of all ages.  With over 40 performances in the last two years by major orchestras such as the Detroit Symphony and the Singapore Symphony, The Conductor’s Spellbook is quickly becoming the new standard in educational interactive works for young audiences. We are excited to share this work with you!


From a senior representative from the
Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations

From the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Office in New York
to be delivered by Wendy MacClinchy, Senior Policy Advisor


Performance by the UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council
Brenda Vongova, Artistic Director
Jacomo Bairos, Guest Conductor


PAUL DOOLEY  The Conductor’s Spellbook
GEORGE BIZET  Farandole (arranged by Sam Hyken)

RSVP required at Event BriteCODE for free ticket: UNGuest

For more information:  All proceeds from the concert will be directed to Teach the World Foundation.