Who is eligible to vote?
Each organization associated with DGC gets one ballot. The ballot will be counted if the organization completes its biennial review within the required time. For those who missed the general deadline, submit the ballot as usual and look out for a notification to make up the biennial review. There will be a 72-hour window provided to complete a special filing. If the report is approved by DGC, your ballot will be processed.
Where is the actual Ballot?
The actual ballot will come as an email through Constant Contact. It will mention GNEC in the header and body of the correspondence. If you do not receive an email during the allotted voting period, please write to: email@example.com – a member of elections will reply.
What are the campaigning guidelines for candidates?
GNEC will post standardized promotional materials for all candidates. Beyond that, candidates are free to campaign however they like, so long as no GNEC resource is used.
What should I do if I’m having trouble accessing the Ballot Request Form?
For any related voting issues, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What responsibilities do these positions entail?
For full detail, please review the GNEC bylaws and policies & procedures.
What materials are required in the Nominations Applications Packet?
A complete Nominations Packet includes: a completed google form (url will be sent just prior to nominations season; form requires a <250-word candidate statement), a picture of the candidate, a resume of the candidate, and an endorsement confirmation from the head of the candidate’s organization (which must be DGC-associated and in good standing) and on the NGOs stationery. Supplemental materials: send to email@example.com before 3/31, 5p.m. EDT.
What information should the Candidate Statement cover?
The Candidate Statement will be shown on the ballot and will be the primary way voters can get to know each candidate at the time of voting. Try to address these questions:
1. Explain to us your thoughts about the GNEC and what are your objectives in committing service as a member of the Board of Directors?
2. Knowing that the agency helps to represent the interests of over 1500 NGOs, how, specifically, do you plan to contribute to the success of the organization?
3.What suggestions might you provide to GNEC to further develop the organization?
4.Describe your prior experience working with representatives from UN DGC, DGC-associated NGOs, UN Member States, other UN Agencies, or UN-related programming, such as UNA, etc..
What kind of picture would work well?
The candidate picture will be shown on the ballot. So, show the voters the candidate’s best side! The space for the picture is not very big, so a headshot would work best. However, this is the candidate’s opportunity for a visual showcase, so, if GNEC does not deem it inappropriate, the candidate can choose whichever picture they prefer.
What information should the endorsement letter contain?
The endorsement letter should come from the head representative of the candidate’s organization and confirm the following:
-the organization’s name
-the organization is associated with DGC and has had its 2021 biennial review approved. -the name of the main representative and the email address to be used for contact
-the name of the candidate
-the candidate is a DGC-acknowledged representative of the NGO
-the organization supports the candidate in running
-unless unavailable, the letter is preferred to be on the organization’s letterhead.
Reminder: If your organization should have been qualified to vote and did not receive an email, inviting you to vote, check your spam/junk/promotion folders. Otherwise, send a query to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (DGC). GNEC provides strategic guidance to help NGOs become more effective partners of the UN.
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