Date Event
July 13, 2017
1:15 am - 2:30 am

Perception data as a metric of well-being – HLPF side event (UNICEF)
UNICEF House Lobby (Danny Kaye Visitors Center), New York City New York

This HLPF lunchtime side event will take place at UNICEF House in New York, USA.  Jo Howard (IDS) and Tom Thomas (PRAXIS) will be presenting on participatory accountability work undertaken under the auspices of the Participate Initiative.  Other speakers include Mandeep O’Brien (UNICEF), Keila Gramajo Vichez (SEGEPLAN), Grasiano Nyaguse (Government of Zimbabwe) and Dilek Ozler (Unilever).

The event is being hosted by the Government of Guatemala, in partnership with UNICEF, WFP, SDG Action Campaign, Institute of Development Studies and UN Global Pulse.  Download the promotional flyer for the UNICEF-hosted event at the High Level Political Forum.

June 9, 2014 - June 20, 2014

Beyond 2015 events in New York

Two important post-2015 Development Agenda discussions take place over the next two weeks.

Firstly, the President of the General Assembly (PGA) organised a High-level Event of the General Assembly on the Contributions of Human Rights and the Rule of Law (June 9-10). The objective of this event is to examine how human rights, including the right to development, and the rule of  law  at the national  and  international  levels,  can support an inclusive, people centred development agenda.

Secondly, the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (OWG) will be holding their 12th session  (16-20 June) to deepen discussions with the participation of governmental and non-governmental actors, in those four areas in which the co-chairs see a particular need for more work: equality, climate change, means of implementation, and peaceful and inclusive societies, rule of law and capable institutions.

Read Participate’s call to the President of the UN General Assembly to recognise the interconnected nature of social, economic, civil and political human rights or continue to deepen the poverty of people left behind.

Alongside the Beyond 2015 civil society campaign, Participate’s partner PRAXIS will be attending a variety of spaces to bring our core messages into these deliberations to search for the perspectives of the poorest and most marginalised are taken into account.

For details on the time and place of Beyond 2015 events or convene one-to-one meetings, please contact:

Sowmyaa Bharadwaj

Neva Frecheville

Beyond 2015 & World Vision also invite Ambassadorial and expert level delegates to a Breakfast Meeting on Thursday 12 June.
8:00-9:30 A.M
Manhattan Room on the Second East Tower One United Nations Plaza Millennium Hotel (44th Street, between First and Second Avenues) New York

An Interactive Dialogue between UN Member States and participating organisations of the Beyond 2015 Campaign on the “Introduction and Proposed Goals and Targets on Sustainable Development for the Post2015 Development Agenda” proposed by the Co-Chairs of the Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Please R.S.V.P by Wednesday 11 June 2014 to 

March 3, 2014 - March 7, 2014

Work With Us Exhibition - United Nations
United Nations Headquarters, North Secretariat Lobby, New York

The Work With Us exhibition will be hosted by the Participate Initiative in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations (PMUN Ireland) from 3-7 March in the North Secretariat Lobby of the UN Headquarters

December 11, 2013
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

‘Street trade in an urban informal economy: A visual and spatial perspective’
Institute of Development Studies, Brighton

As part of the IDS Members Seminar series, the Participate Initiative will be hosting one of its network partners, the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation director Andrew Charman, to talk about ‘Street trade in an urban informal economy: A visual and spatial perspective’. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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