UN DPI/NGO Conference
Dear NGO colleagues,
We would like to update you about the UN DPI/NGO Conference.
Usually, by this time of year, plans for the next UN DPI/NGO Conference would be well under way. However, although for the past two years we have been receiving several expressions of interest from Member States in various regions to host the Conference, we have not had a formal commitment.
Therefore, we do not anticipate convening a Conference this year, 2013. Presently, we are in the process of exploring Host Countries that would be interested in hosting the Conference in 2014. However, if we do not get a commitment, we will look into the possibility of convening the UN DPI/NGO Conference in 2014 at UN Headquarters in New York City.
We would like to assure you that DPI/NGO Relations and the NGO/DPI Executive Committee will endeavour to keep you informed of all new developments that may occur in the coming months regarding the UN DPI/NGO Conference. In the meantime, we encourage you to visit regularly our appropriate websites – http://outreach.un.org/ngorelations/ or http://globalngoexec.org/ – for ongoing news and information.
21 May 2013
Maria-Luisa Chávez, Chief NGO Relations, Outreach Division Department of Public Information outreach.un.org/ngorelations
Chuck Hitchcock, Chair NGO/DPI Executive Committee Representative, Peace Action
The Global NGO Executive Committee (GNEC) was founded in 1962 to promote a closer working relationship between the United Nations and the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) associated with it. GNEC acts as a liaison between the NGO community and the UN's Department of Global Communications (UNDGC). GNEC provides strategic guidance to help NGOs become more effective partners of the UN.
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