VOLUME 26, NO. 2 Celebrating 26 Years of Connecting NGOs Associated with UN DPI * 25 June
Greetings from the Chair, NGO DPI and NGO
CO-CHAIR, 67TH UN DPI NGO CONFERENCE
|It is my honor to chair the NGO/DPI Executive Committee and co-chair the 67th NGO/DPI
Conference. There may have never been a more important conference at a time when there is a rise of nationalism and a decrease in multi-nationalism. We are faced with critical problems of climate change, unprecedented levels of forced migration, risk of nuclear war, poverty, and oppression.
||Bruce Knotts, Chair NGO DPI Executive Committee and NGO Conference Co-Chair
These problems cannot be solved by nationalistic demagogues. What's required is the United Nations, working to organize multinational cooperation to face global problems. American First, India First, Britain Only, will not solve these problems. In fact, nationalism will only make matters worse, as happened in the 1930s. It is burden sharing and global solutions to global problems that will meet today's critical needs. This is what we will discuss August 22-23. Come join us.
NGO/DPI Conferences have a long history of being the think-tanks that feed into UN processes, which in turn solve global problems. Come think with us as we struggle together to solve the world's most pressing problems. It is only when civil society and governments work together that we have hope for a better future.
See you at the UN August 22-23.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: 67TH UN DPI NGO CONFERENCE
CONFERENCE DRAFT CONCEPT NOTE
We the Peoples... Reaffirming Multilateralism and Our Shared Values
22 and 23 August 2018, United Nations Headquarters New York
We the Peoples... with this simple introduction, the United Nations Charter lays out an ambitious and noble mandate, the implementation of which has generated successes and challenges throughout the years. While the need for creating the United Nations after two world wars was stark and widely acknowledged, today there is rising skepticism regarding the value of multilateralism and the effectiveness of UN operations. "We need to assert the value of multilateralism, only global solutions can address global problems," Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said upon taking office.
WINNIE BYANYIMA Executive Director, Oxfam International
I am honored to serve as Chair of the 67th United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) / Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Conference titled "We the Peoples... Together Finding Global Solutions to Global Problems" to be held on 22 and 23 August 2018 at UN Headquarters in New York.
This annual event has a long history as a unique partnership between the UN and NGOs, and as an opportunity to strengthen that partnership. This year's theme speaks to the heart of multilateralism, and sets out an urgent and important discussion for us in civil society and all those with whom we work. We face increasingly alarming and complex global challenges which require global solutions. It is now vital that we raise our voice.
This conference will be our platform to highlight the critical value of multilateralism, to reaffirm our faith in working together through a multilateral system and to advocate strongly for a just and rules-based global governance system - one that upholds human rights, secures peace in the world and enables sustainable development. Let us speak frankly and advance proposals about the areas that need reform.
I will work with you to ensure our gathering leaves a meaningful legacy, one built from our imagination, creativity and hope, and with the voices of women and young people at the fore. As we embark on the planning, I thank the many NGO volunteers, the NGO/DPI Executive Committee, and of course the UN's Department of Public Information, for the spirit of collaboration and common purpose. Because of this I am energized and confident about what we can achieve.
I invite you all to
for the conference! Please bring your ideas, energy and rich experiences. Let us foster lively and impactful conversations that keep everyone engaged, and focus on bold solutions to leave no one behind.
Check out Ms.
fascinating bio at the bottom of the page,
USING THE PAST TO GUIDE THE 67thUN DPI/NGO CONFERENCE
As planning begins for the upcoming 67th United Nations DPI/NGO conference in New York City, NGOs can use the next few months to work with the NGO/DPI Executive Committee on conference planning. A strong conference requires broad attendance, effective speakers, and new strategies to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. As the largest gathering of NGOs at the United Nations, the Conference is a valuable venue for partnership building, one that is inclusive of member states and the private sector as well.
The 2018 conference should look back upon UN history, previous DPI/NGO conferences and their achievements.
Scott Carlin, Ph.D.
Co-chair, 2016 United Nations DPI/NGO conference in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea
NGO/DPI Executive Committee member
Long Island University/Post
Call for Exhibit Proposals Guidelines and Requirements
Invitation to Submit Proposals
NGOs who are formally associated with the Department of Public Information (DPI) are invited to sponsor exhibits and/or partner with other entities to propose exhibits for the Conference
See more about Exhibit Format, costs, etc HERE
DPI NGO Townhall on the 67th UN DPI/NGO Conference
Was Held on 22 June 2018 - See it
|Hear the latest from the Conference Planning Committee and Sub-committees Co-chairs on UNWEB TV to keep up with the latest developments on the UN DPI NGO Conference, coming up in August.
THE NGO/DPI EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Publishers of the NGO Reporter, the NGO/DPI Executive Committee was founded in 1962 to create a link between the United Nations and the Non-Governmental Organizations associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI). It is composed of eighteen Directors and encourages and assists NGOs, as members of civil society, to communicate their interests throughout the United Nations system and to support United Nations' goals and objectives. In partnership with the United Nations Department of Public Information, the NGO/DPI Executive Committee sponsors annual conferences for the 1500+ accredited DPI/NGOs around the world.
The Executive Committee of Non-Governmental Organizations Associated
with the United Nations Department of Public Information
P.O. Box 3382
New York, NY 10163
NGO/DPI EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE -
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 2018
Nomination Deadline Extended: June 30th, 2018
The NGO/DPI Executive Committee, an eighteen member elected body, represents your interests as Non-Governmental Organizations associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI). The Executive Committee, which acts in an advisory and liaison capacity with DPI, meets at the UN Headquarters in New York each month, from July to June to discuss matters of interest and concern to NGOs associated with DPI. It is now preparing to hold its annual elections.
NGOs associated with DPI are invited to nominate candidates for election as members of the Executive committee for a period of two years, 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2020
. To nominate a colleague or yourself, please click here: NGO/DPI EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2018 NOMINATIONS FORM
NGO Reporter Co-Editor
Patrick L. Sciarratta
World Development Foundation
NGO Reporter Co-Editor
Lester N. Wilson
UN Graduate Studies Program
Long Island University
NGO Reporter Line Editor
End Child Prostitution and Trafficking
Chair, NGO DPI Executive Committee
NGO Reporter Site Technician
NGO DPI Web Master
Long Island University
ONLINE ARTICLE LAYOUT
COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS
Patrick Sciarratta (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lester Wilson (Lester.Wilson@liu.edu)
NGO/DPI EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE / Spring 2017
Unitarian Universalist UN Office
World Jurist Association
National Council of Negro Women
Seton Hall University
Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
Debra Tzeng Tzehuei Boudreaux
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
International Public Relations Association
Long Island University
Bernice K. Leber
American Bar Association
NAFSA International Educators
Medical Women's International Association
Out Uwem Robert
African Youth Movement
UNA New York
World Union for Progressive Judaism
American Counselling Association
Jessica Rojas Alegría
Pacific Island Association of NGOs
Seeds of Peace
Dr. Valerie Obot
Medical Women's Association of Nigeria
Rotary Club de Santiago
Deutsche Model United Nations e.V.,
FRANV, Buenos Aires, Argentina
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
DPI NGO Relations
Public Information Officer
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
Ex-Officio, Past Chair
End Child Prostitution and Trafficking (ECPAT-USA)
Cyril Ritchie &
WE REQUEST THAT YOU SUBMIT YOUR UN/NGO RELATED ARTICLES FOR CONSIDERATION.
Please refer to the article submission guidelines for the
NGO Reporter, online here:
and elsewhere show that the
, under former Editor Dorrie Weiss, was in its fifth year in 1997. That makes 2018 its 26th consecutive year of publication.
Note: Ms. Weiss later mentored Lester and Patrick, who have been its co-editors for over a decade and now also include Ms. Joan Levy, too!