What’s happening on Earth Day? The #ParisAgreement Signing ceremony in NYC

United Nations Paris Climate Agreement Signing Ceremony 22 April 2016

To keep the global spotlight focused on climate change and build on the strong political momentum from Paris, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited representatives of all countries to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change at a special Ceremony at the United Nations Headquarters on 22 April. The Signing Ceremony takes place on the first day that the Agreement will be open for signatures, marks the first step toward ensuring that the Agreement enters into legal force as quickly as possible.

How can you take part on social media? Join in using the #ParisAgreement hashtag.

Additional additional information for attendees, including world leaders, is here.

Reddit “Ask me anything” session on eliminating racism with human rights expert Gay McDougall


Gay McDougal, UN Expert on the elimination of racial discrimination and the promotion of the rights of minorities around the world, is taking your questions on Reddit!

Join in at 4 pm (NYC time) on Monday, 21 March. The question and answer session will be accessible via this link: http://j.mp/21DVnZo

This online event is just one way the UN is marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination which is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass laws.

Help spread the word on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag: #fightracism