Rotary Day at the United Nations

Promoting A Sustainable World

Rotary International, the largest service organization worldwide, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and advances goodwill and peace. Rotary holds the highest United Nations consultative status possible as an NGO because of its critical efforts to achieve a polio-free world. Each year, Rotary Representatives to the UN organize Rotary Day at the United Nations in New York to celebrate joint efforts between Rotary and the United Nations. The program is designed to educate participants and provide insight into the relationship between Rotary International and the United Nations, to inspire further collaboration for a sustainable world.

Global Citizens

Each year, more than 1,400 attendees—including many Rotary International Directors, Foundation Trustees, past Senior Leaders—come together to share experiences and gain knowledge.

Topic Experts

Leadership from the United Nations and NGO community provide expert-level information and insight on current topics affecting the global community.

Young Leaders

A special program is designed for more than 750 young leaders to exchange ideas, learn about the UN system, and take another step towards becoming global citizens.

Rotary and the United Nations have a long history of working together and share similar visions for a more peaceful world.


Rotary Day at the United Nations will take place on November 12, 2016.
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Attendee Experiences

Feedback from participants of Rotary Day at the United Nations in 2015.

The fight to end polio is led by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, a public-private partnership, which includes Rotary International, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and governments of the world, with the support of many others around the globe.

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