UN Civil Society
Engagement Projects

Be a part of Civil Society at the United Nations by participating in one of our following projects:

Our Civil Society Engagement team's summer quarantine mission has been designing projects of their interest in relation to Nonviolence International NY's work at the United Nations. Our projects range from a variety of topics and mediums, so please check them out below!

If you're interested in any of them, click the register buttons to sign up to receive more information on how you can participate with that project!

Mining and Indigenous Rights

Description: Mining industries make up important sectors of state economies, but also affect the lifestyle and survival of indigenous groups. This multimedia project (video and accompanying article) will feature a discussion on the intersection of mining and indigenous groups, with a focus on environmental and social issues, featuring experts on indigenous issues from around the world.

A Renewed Focus on Civil Society Engagement Through Education:

The Fusion of Education and Technology in a COVID-19 World

Humanitarian Hindsight: the Impact of Covid-19
on the Provisions of Humanitarian Aid

The humanitarian sector has long been in need of greater attention and assistance, and the complications introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic have only served to exacerbate its obstacles. In this webinar, we discuss four fronts on which the humanitarian sector is being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and explore possible effects yet to come. Featuring a panel of expert humanitarians sharing their perspectives on humanitarian funding, humanitarian response, the impact of migrants in Central America and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, we use this webinar to develop a map of the current landscape in order to plan a course for a better future.

The host was Arielle Rosenthal, Research Analyst at Nonviolence International NY

Our speakers included:

Jean-Nicolas Beuze, UNHCR Representative to Yemen

Désirée Maillard-Salins, Vulnerable Groups Coordinator, La 72 Hogar-Refugio para Migrantes

Francisco Garrído, Logistics Officer, UNWFP at UNHRD

Rachel-Kiddell Monroe, Executive Director, SeeChange Initiative, Professor of Practice, International Development, McGill University, Board Director, Médecins Sans Frontières

UN High Level Political Forum 2020 Virtual Side-Event :
"Local To Global: Agents of Change, A Youth Led Initiative"

This event features Nonviolence International New York’s Agents of Change, who are youth from all over the world who have led significant initiatives in response to pressing social issues in their local and global communities, and their ongoing projects. These projects include work with topics such as disarmament, nonviolence methodologies, civil society engagement, and more. The objective of this event is to highlight and encourage youth involvement in civil society and pressing social issues around the world, and to provide avenues for active engagement in accomplishing the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals.