UN/DPI NGO News

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UNDP: Please join the e-Discussion on an integrated DRR-CCA mainstreaming framework

 Dear Colleagues,

UNDP is pleased to announce the launch of an electronic discussion (e-Discussion) to collect your views on a new integrated framework for mainstreaming both disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. We hope this will provide practical support for governments and development practitioners across the globe to mainstream disaster and climate risk into development decision making, and make the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development risk-informed. The first of three rounds of discussion starts today29 March through 12 April.
We would like to directly draw upon your first-hand experiences with existing frameworks and understand your expectations of an integrated mainstreaming framework. Learning from your success stories and the current challenges you are facing with mainstreaming and/or implementing existing frameworks, will be an essential step to preparing a user-friendly, practical and readily implementable framework.
We hope you will take the time to join us for the e-Discussion and encourage you to forward this invitation to colleagues and your networks.
Jo Scheuer
Director, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction
Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
UNDP New York

 

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With thanks and kind regards,

Resilence Dev Forum 8-9 Nov 2015

WATCH LIVE – closing of the Resilience Development Forum!

Watch the closing of the Resilience Development Forum, with Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator and H.E. Imad Fakhoury, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Read the Dead Sea Resilience Agenda

Dear all
It gives me great pleasure to circulate the Dead Sea Resilience Agenda.
The Dead Sea Resilience Agenda is the result of great efforts made by a wide range of partners in the region and beyond – national partners, donors, NGOs, UN, and private sector – through a series of country consultations successively conducted in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt, as well as in Syria. The process was concluded in a 6-country meeting of stakeholders, hosted by the Government of Lebanon and the UN on 29 October 2015 in Beirut. The Dead Sea Resilience Agenda is expected to inform the next generation of responses to the Syrian Crisis, including through the development of innovative, multi-year financing mechanisms and instruments to enhance financial predictability; enhance complementarity between humanitarian and development plans and processes, and expand the partnership platform with enhanced role for the private sector.

This document was circulated to all stakeholders in advance of the Resilience Development Forum (RDF), 8-9 November, Dead Sea. At this event, we expect new and renewed commitments in the areas of resilience inside Syria, social stability, aid architecture and the private sector. The Dead Sea Resilience Agenda requires political will to genuinely transform how we collectively respond to the protracted crisis.

Thank you to those who have contributed to the ongoing online discussion at resilience-forum.org/join-the-discussion. The comments here complemented the outcomes from the country consultations. People in this online discussion have called for a need to understand the root causes of the crisis and to listen to local solutions to build a more solid and inclusive dialogue. I encourage everyone to read the Agenda and continue to add your thoughts, ideas and recommended actions to support its implementation. Due to the important input we have received, we are pleased to announce that the online discussion will be extended until 12 November allowing the opportunity for a rich dialogue. Go to resilience-forum.org/join-the-discussion to participate.

You can watch the closing of the RDF and add your voice by using the hashtag #ResilienceForum.Watch the RDF closing live
This message was sent to worldview.mission@gmail.com from:
Resilience Development Forum | no-reply@unteamworks.org | resilience-forum.org Discussion Moderator | Regional Hub in Amman – Regional Bureau for Arab States 11 Abu Bakr AlSiraji Street North Abdoun | Amman, Amman 11183, Jordan
Gustavo Gonzalez
Sub-Regional Development Coordinator
Sub-Regional Response Facility (Syria related-crisis)
Twitter: @ggonzzalezz
Amman, Jordan

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NGO Sustainability: Articles of Interest

Dear Members and Friends,

Please see below summaries of recent news articles pertinent to the work of NGO Sustainability.

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A Better Way to Fight Climate Change by Jeffrey D. Sachs

Since the Europeans appear to be the most committed to combat climate change and their cornerstone program Cap-and-Trade is in deep waters, it is time for us to rethink about a better strategy. Presumably, there are two solutions, one being a massive shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources and the other carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) measures. However, both of these solutions are limited on a large scale due to technological constraints and intensive capital investment. In addition the boom of shale gas in the U.S. also bodes ill for progress in containing carbon emission given the pollution of hydraulic-fracturing technology. In comparison, a much better strategy is to introduce a carbon tax that starts low today and increases gradually and predictably. Part of the tax revenue could be channeled into subsidies for new low-carbon energy sources like wind and solar, and to cover the costs of developing CCS.

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/lessons-of-europe-s-emissions-trading-system-by-jeffrey-d–sachs

Danbury’s FuelCell Energy to Harness Landfill Gas

Danbury-based FuelCell Energy has entered into a contract to demonstrate a “tri-generation” fuel cell power plant near Vancouver, which would generate multiple revenue streams including electricity, heat, and renewable hydrogen, by utilizing landfill gas. It is crucial that the landfill gas is refined and purified before it is used in the power plant, which will be done in partnership with Quadrogen Power System. FuelCell Energy’s leadership believes that this deal represents a precious chance to prove the commercial viability of its technology.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/FuelCell-tests-technology-at-landfill-in-Canada-4334402.php

In California, What Price Water? A Costly Desalination Plant Might Become a Bargain

After lagging for years in the United States, a 1-billion Carlsbad plant is being planned. With a “water purchase agreement”, the San Diego County Water Authority has agreed to buy the water at costs doubling those of the most readily available alternatives. But it is projected that the desalinated water could be cheaper than the current water supply by 2024.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/business/energy-environment/a-costly-california-desalination-plant-bets-on-future-affordability.html?pagewanted=all

Report Blames Climate Change for Extremes in Australia

Australian scientists have been particularly conservative in terms of connecting individual weather event to climate change. However, the frequency and ferocity of recent alternations of extreme droughts and flood, which incurred tremendous loss and casualty, have led them to conclude that climate change is the force driving and accelerating these events.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/05/world/asia/australian-government-blames-climate-change-for-angry-summer.html

GE, Caterpillar Race to Create Natural Gas-Powered Locomotives

Since diesel displaced steam in 1950s, liquefied natural gas, given its current cost advantage, is poised to usher in the biggest change in fuel technology of the railroad industry. However, before the prospect of cheap gas awards, the technological challenges of developing a locomotive running on natural gas and bringing it to the railroad networks is awaited.

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/GE-Caterpillar-race-to-create-natural-gas-powered-4334400.php

Best Regards,
Roma
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Roma Stibravy, President
www.unngosustainability.org

Renewable Energy/Women’s Empowerment Voice at the United Nations

We represent three United Nations Economic and Social Council accredited organizations: Association of Former Industrial and Development Experts (AFIDE), Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI), Central and North Pakistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WCCI) promoting sustainable development, renewable energy, and the advancement of women.

NGO Sustainability has our 501 (c) 3 tax exempt status.

You can now follow us on Twitter and like our page on Facebook.

Twitter: @ngosusinc

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UN Development Helen Clark

“Priorities for a generation” to be set in 2015 – UN Development Chief

04 Jun 2015

http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2015/06/04/-priorities-for-a-generation-to-be-set-in-2015-un-development-chief.html

https://www.facebook.com/UNDP/videos/vb.44015482829/10152822831577830/?type=2&theater

http://www.undp.org/

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[NGO News:] Special Accreditation for non-ECOSOC accredited NGOs now open for the United Nations Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda

In accordance with General Assembly resolution 69/244 of 29 December 2014, the United Nations Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly. More information can be found here: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/summit
General registration to attend the Summit is not yet open. In the interim, the United Nations offers the opportunity for organizations that are not already accredited to the UN through one of the three categories below to apply for Special Accreditation to the Post-2015 Summit. PLEASE NOTE: Confirmation of special accreditation does not mean that you will be able to attend the Summit. More information on the opportunity to attend the Summit will be available soon.
If your Organization falls under any of the following three categories, then you do not need to apply for special accreditation:
     • Organizations with consultative status with the Economic and Social Council;
     • Organizations on the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) Roster; and
     • Organizations accredited to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD).
Otherwise, please visit the following page for further instructions on applying for Special Accreditation: http://bit.ly/1QOvwxI
Please note that the deadline for completing the questionnaire for accreditation is 5:00 PM EST on Friday, 7 August 2015.

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CHANGE OF VENUE – DPI/NGO Briefing – Transitioning from the MDGs – 12 February 2015

This briefing will outline the United Nations role and strategy for transitioning from the historical achievements of the Millennium Development Goals to a transformational post-2015 development agenda that leaves no one behind in poverty or without dignity, in partnership with civil society.

 NOREPLY-DPINGO <noreply-dpingo@un.org> Date: Tue, Feb 10, 2015   Subject: CHANGE OF VENUE – DPI/NGO Briefing – Transitioning from the MDGs – 12 February 2015. To: NOREPLY-DPINGO <noreply-dpingo@un.org>

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Dear NGO Colleagues,
You are invited to attend the the DPI/NGO briefing that will take place on 12 February, 2015
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE

Transitioning from the MDGs
When: 12 February, 2015
Venue:  Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium
Time:   11  a.m. to 12:30  p.m. (EST) 
Invite
RSVP
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Yours Sincerely,

NGO Relations and Advocacy Department of Public Information United Nations Headquarters in New York
http://outreach.un.org/ngorelations

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UN Chair NGO/DPI Executive Committee

Dr. Anne-Marie Carlson

Dr. Anne-Marie Carlson – 65th UN DPI/NGO Conference, Opening session
27 Aug 2014 - Statement by Ms. Anne-Marie Carlson, Chair NGO/DPI Executive Committee and Representative of the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society at the opening session of the 65th UN DPI/NGO Conference (27-29 August 2014).    …Read More

http://webtv.un.org/watch/anne-marie-carlson-65th-un-dpingo-conference-opening-session/3751856087001

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A Message from Your NGO/DPI Executive Committee

TO: ALL NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH DPI
RE: A Message from Your NGO/DPI Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee of Non-Governmental Organizations Associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information

Dear Fellow NGO Representatives,

THE NGO/DPI EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

SEEKS YOUR HELP – YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL GO A LONG WAY 

Another successful NGO/DPI Conference has concluded and we are very proud of what was accomplished, including:

  • Unique and entertaining Opening and Closing ceremonies
  • Phenomenal networking opportunities for NGOs to interact with diplomats, UN officials, policy experts, scientists, educators, businesses, trade unions, parliamentarians, activists, local authorities, community organizers, environmentalists, youth groups, older persons, indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, women’s groups, etc.
  • Practical workshops;
  • Interesting speakers;
  • Informative roundtables;
  • Off-site activities with local NGOs;
  • A conference reception which provided additional, useful, networking opportunities;
  • A substantive Post-Conference Declaration.

The NGO/DPI Executive Committee, of which I am Chair, works in close partnership with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI). Organizing the NGO/DPI conference is one of the many activities it undertakes to represent the concerns and interests of over 1,500 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) associated with DPI.

The Executive Committee is comprised of eighteen NGO representatives elected by organizations officially associated with DPI.  The Executive Committee was founded, among other things, to provide leadership and strategic direction for the NGOs with respect to their association with DPI and to help NGOs become more knowledgeable about, and make effective use of information on the U.N.’s purpose, policies, program and activities.

Other activities undertaken by the Executive Committee to benefit the NGO community include organizing the popular communications workshops, youth programs, networking events and outreach to NGOs associated with DPI throughout the world.

We are planning a full program of NGO activities in the year ahead, building on the successes of the past conference.  As we learned this past year, the intensive efforts needed to mount a successful conference; providing opportunities for NGOs in developing countries to participate and undertaking other activities for NGOs; imposes significant financial burdens on the all-volunteer DPI/NGO Executive Committee.

The NGOs are critical to the success of the United Nations. We are the voice of Civil Society and it is through all of our efforts that the U.N. and its member states succeed. The NGO contributions to the U.N. are vital to its success.  It is through your involvement that we have been able to bring issues to governments.  Your NGO is an important part of this activity.

We need your help.  Your donation to support our activities will also be a testament of your support of the critical work of the U.N. and also of NGOs, which have made, and continue to make valuable and significant contributions to the United Nations by drawing world attention to global issues; suggesting, creating and implementing ideas and program; disseminating unbiased information; and mobilizing public opinion in support of the United Nations.

Please do your part to have your voice heard at the U.N. and contribute $25.00, $50.00, $100.00 or more.  You may contribute online using Network for Good, using this link -

https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/MakeDonation.aspx?ORGID2=134053580

Or you may send a check payable to NGO/DPI Executive Committee to:

NGO/DPI Executive Committee

P.O. Box 3382

New York, New York, 10163

We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you at next year’s conference.  We also welcome any suggestions you may have.  Send us your views on how better we can serve you.

                                                                                                            Yours sincerely,

                                                                              Anne-Marie Carlson

                                                   Chair, NGO/DPI Executive Committee

 

 

The NGO Reporter
Volume 2 No. 3
November 2014
                                  In This Issue
REMEMBERING CATHERINE WHITE
FROM THE CHAIR
WELCOME ADDRESS BY US AMBASSADOR SAMANTHA POWER
UN DPI NGO CONFERENCE WORKSHOP OVERVIEW
ENERGY AND CLIMATE ACTION WORKSHOP
OVERVIEW: THE REGIONAL NGO COORDINATORS
CONFERENCE COMMENTS
CONFERENCE…AFRICA IMPUT
NEWS FROM THE REGIONAL NGO COORDINATOR: FIJI
NEWS FROM THE REGIONAL NGO COORDINATOR: NIGERIA
ANNOUNCEMENT CTAUN
BARBERSHOP CONFERNCE: HE FOR SHE
2015 WINTER YOUTH ASSEMBLY AT THE UN
HUMANICY CONFERENCE
Your Voice, Your…NGO Reporter
WEBPAGE REFERENCES
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REMEMBERING CATHERINE WHITE

VICE-CHAIR, NGO/DPI EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Catherine White

Last June, after a short illness, the very beloved Vice-Chair of the NGO/DPI Executive Committee, Catherine White, passed away.  She was remembered at a moving memorial at the United Nations Chapel, where family and friends from all phases of her remarkable and productive life gave tributes. She was particularly honored by her many United Nations friends and colleagues.

Joan Levy

NGO Reporter Editorial Board and Friend

Read More Here

 

  FROM THE NGO DPI EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR
ANNE-MARIE CARLSON
There were a number of highlights at the UN DPI/NGO 65th
Anne-Marie Carlson
Conference - 2015 and Beyond: Our Action Agenda – held 27-29 August 2014 at United Nations Headquarters. Here are some that I feel were most noteworthy –
  • Having approximately 2500 NGOs – the largest attendance ever — representing about 100 NGO organizations around the world coming together at the UN after an absence of 7 years;
  • Being part of the many enlightening sessions and excellent workshops offered providing new thoughts, directions and opportunities;
  • Hearing the excited buzz coming from the many corners of UN HQ as NGOs networked with others and seeing the many smiles as they moved together from place to place;
  • Uniting under the banner of the conference declaration on ways to move forward.

Anne-Marie Carlson

Chair, NGO DPI Executive Committee

Representing The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International

Read More Here

 

SPEECH BY SAMANTHA POWER, US AMBASSADOR TO THE UN

CONFERENCE KEYNOTE ADDRESS

HER EXCELLENCY SAMANTHA POWER PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO THE UNITED NATIONS

 

Photo credit: UN DPI/NGO

Her Excellency Ambassador Samantha Power, Permanent Representative of United States of America to the United Nations, delivered the keynote speech at this morning’s opening ceremony. Her address was punctuated with enthusiastic applause as NGO representatives listened from the Trusteeship Council Chamber and two overflow rooms.

Emma Hansen

Pax Christi International Intern / University of Toronto Student

 Read More Here

For Ambassador Power’s verbatim address, go here

 

DPI/NGO CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
Organized by NGOs for NGOs, led by panelists with expertise in the relevant area, workshops offer vital opportunities to share experiences, good practices and common challenges; draw attention to little-known or emerging issues, and foster collaboration and partnership among NGOs.By Elisabeth Shuman
Association for Childhood Cildhood Education International
Co-Chair, DPI/NGO Conference Workshop Subcommittee, with Exequiel Lira, Rotary International de Santiago (Chile) and Janet Stovin, World Union for Progressive Judaism
Read More Here

 

Energy and Climate Action Workshop
The Public-Private Alliance Foundation (which has recognized status with DPI and ECOSOC) organized a well-attended workshop on Energy and Climate Action, held on 29 August as part of the 65th UN DPI/NGO Annual Conference.

Ben J. Margolin, Intern, Public-Private Alliance Foundation and

Jeanne Betsock Stillman, President, UNA-Southern

New York State Division

Read More Here

 

YOUR REGIONAL NGO COORDINATORS
Regional NGO Coordinators are non-voting members of the NGO/DPI Executive Committee. They support regional NGO activities through consultation and advice and encourage regional NGOs to associate with the Department of Public Information. They meet with academics, the media and youth and mobilize support for UN-related projects and programs. Regional and National NGO Coordinators serve one term of up to four (4) years maximum.Lester Wilson, ChairExecutive Committee Outreach Subcommittee 
Valerie Obot

REGIONAL NGO COORDINATOR IN NIGERIA

DR. VALERIE OKON OBOT     

Dr. Valerie Okon Obot is the Chief Medical Officer, the State Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Officer and a Deputy Director in the Ministry of Heath in Uyo, Nigeria. She is a member of the Medical Women¹s International Association, an NGO associated with the UN Department of Public Information. 

Azza ElSherbiny

REGIONAL NGO COORDINATOR IN EGYPT

AZZA ELSHERBINY 

Ms. ElSherbiny has had a long career in education, both as teacher and school principal, and is well known for her administrative skills and educational improvement efforts in the Middle East. She is the Director of Programs for Seeds of Peace, an NGO associated with the Department of Public Information.

Exequiel Lira Ibañez

REGIONAL NGO COORDINATOR IN CHILE

EXEQUIEL LIRA IBANEZ

Mr. Lira Ibañez is a corporate and comercial banker. He has been a member of the Rotary Club de Santiago since 1985 and coordinated its application for association with the Department of Public Information, approved in May 2014. 

REGIONAL NGO COORDINATOR IN FIJI

EMELE DUITUTURAGA

Emele Duituturaga

Mrs. Duituturaga is a Fiji national and the Executive Director of the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO), a regional coordinating body for national umbrella NGOs in 21 Pacific Island countries and territories. PIANGO’s primary role is to be a catalyst for collective action, to facilitate and support coalitions and alliances on issues of common concern, and to strengthen the influence and impact of NGO efforts in the region

 

CONFERENCE COMMENTS FROM THE NGO/DPI EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REGIONAL COORDINATORS
Sitting in the big conference hall of the UN was an awesome experience. I enjoyed most the networking, because I like the idea of people from around the world getting together and working towards the same goal. The reception on the UN terrace was such an elegant event, I will always cherish memories of that gathering, the view from the terrace, meeting with new people, learning about others’ initiatives, expanding my networking possibilities. All of this made the Conference a great event for me.Azza ElsherbinyNGO/DPI Executive Committee Regional Coordinator in EgyptSeeds of PeaceI have many follow-up ideas for Rotary Club de Chile and have been explaining to my colleagues that we must attend the 66th DPI/NGO Conference and start planning a Rotary workshop.

Exequiel Lira Ibáñez

NGO/DPI Executive Committee Regional Coordinator in Chile

Rotary International de Santiago

Read More Here

 

65th ANNUAL UN DPI/NGO CONFERENCE

AFRICA IMPUT/NETWORKING SIDE EVENT

I was honored to chair a two-day side event organized by the planning committee for the African Networking Group to discuss the theme of the conference. The turnout was phenomenal and the discussions represented a breakthrough for many of the NGO representatives. Everyone particularly appreciated sharing contact information and we have set up a listserv to keep in touch.Dr. Valerie Okon ObotNGO/DPI Executive Committee Regional NGO Coordinator in NigeriaMedical Women’s Association of NigeriaRead More Here

 

NEWS FROM REGIONAL NGO COORDINATOR IN FIJI 

The United Nations 3rd Small Islands Developing States Conference

1-4 September 2014

Apia, Samoa

Emele Duituturaga

With 2014 declared the Year of Small Island Developing States, the 3rdInternational Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) was held in the Pacific Island state of Samoa, attended by over 2,000 participants from UN member states, civil society and relevant stakeholders. It was described by UN General Assembly President John Ashe as a truly transformative occasion, with a marked change from the usual New York setting to that of an island nation with its strong cultural traditions and pristine beauty, but visibly vulnerable to rising seas levels.

Emele Duituturaga

PIANGO   

Read More Here 

REGIONAL COORDINATOR IN NIGERIA

SOCIO-ECONOMIC RESTORATION OF MY FIRST MDR-TB PATIENT*

Valerie Obot

I work as the Tuberculosis Program Manager in Akwa Ibom State, Southern Nigeria. My job entails management, coordination, and supervision of all TB programme activities at state and local government levels. My first MDR-TB patient was a 30-year-old bank staff member in one of the high-ranking multinational banks in Nigeria. 

Dr. Valerie Okon Obot,  

MEDICAL WOMEN ASSOCIATION OF NIGERI 

* Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)

Read More Here

 

UPCOMING EVENT

The United Nations at 70 - Making a Difference

 Committee on Teaching About the United Nations’

Sixteenth Annual Conference at the UN

Friday, 30 January 2015

Join us as we celebrate the “only Organization that has the worldwide membership (193 nations), the global reach and universal legitimacy” to tackle today’s many international concerns.

 Read More Here
Check out www.teachun.org for more information and registration materials.

UPCOMING EVENT

“Barbershop Conference”

Changing the discourse among men on gender equality

United Nations Headquarters

New York-14-15 January 2015

Ambassador Henry MacDonald

Gender equality is one of the most

significant human rights issues and it is also central to sustainable development. Gender inequality harms women and girls and the whole of society; it holds back communities,and cripples nations.

Evenso, too often, as women’s sole responsibility. Without the engagement of all of society, including men and boys, in this fundamental topic, gender equality cannot be fully achieved. It is therefore crucial to bring all men

Ambassador Greta Gunnarsdottir

and boys into this conversation.

H.E. Henry MacDonald

Permanent Mission of Suriname to the United Nations

H.E. Greta Gunnarsdottir

Permanent Mission of Iceland to the United Nations

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Emma Watson, with UN Women, at the launch of the

He for She Campaign, United Nations:

Emma Watson HeForShe Speech at the United Nations | UN Women 2014
Emma Watson’s HeForShe Address at the United Nations for UN Women, Sept 20, 2014

UPCOMING EVENT

11 and 12 February 2015

United Nations Headquarters 

This winter’s Youth Assembly at the United Nations will focus on “Bridging the Gap between Global Development and Youth Employment.”

Read More Here.

Register here.

UPCOMING EVENT

   

“At the Crossroads of the Arts and Diplomacy” 

December 4-5, 2014

ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters

Discover, share, expose, and develop ‘the human side of diplomacy’ in a new program aimed at understanding the crossroads between the culture, arts, and humanities, and how they can affect international diplomacy.

Guests Include:

H.E. Ambassador Angelo Antonio Toriello,

Humanicy’s Creator and Concept Director,

Permanent Mission of Sao Tome and Principe 

H.E. Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerj,  

Permanent Mission of India

Jeffrey Brez, UN Department of Public Information

Peter Yarrow, Singer/Songwriter (Peter, Paul, and Mary)

Sushmita Sen, Bollywood film star and Miss Universe 1994

Shamina DeGonzaga and Gala Narezo, What Moves You

Joanna Sherman,
Bond Street Theatre (NGO DPI Associate)  
Live via webcast, from Afghanistan

Read More Here
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Special thanks in this issue to our web guru, Carolina Vasquez and NGO Reporter Editorial Board Member Joan Levy.

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Call for nomination​s: Civil society speaker in UN event to launch Internatio​nal Decade for People of African Descent

News from the NGO DPI Executive Committee

 

http://ngodpiexecom.org/2012/05/voting-for-the-ngodpi-executive-committee/

 

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