Greetings from the Chair
The Conference Concept Note for the conference provides an overview and contains information about the conference’s purposes, format and co-hosts along with the planned for follow-up and declaration.It’s great that so many of you – our NGOs around the world – have already saved the date of this conference and are beginning to make plans to attend.
A number of conference details are already in place:
▪ Co-Chairs Jeff Brez (DPI) and Jeff Huffines (NGO) have been appointed for the planning process with Jeff Huffines becoming the Conference Chair.
▪ Patrick Sciarratta has been appointed as Conference Treasurer.
▪ 15 sub-committees, their co-chairs, members and DPI liaisons are being finalized with much work being accomplished for and at the weekly planning committee meetings being held.
▪ important items such as the conference budget, website, visual identity and meeting room sites for all sessions, workshops and events are being set.
What remains is for you to come!
To assist with this, the conference website will have the necessary registration materials. Plans call for this to be available real soon and to be posted on both of the following:
NGO/DPI Executive Committee website – www.globalngoexec.org
UN/DPI site — http://outreach.un.org/ngorelations/
WE ARE VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR JOINING US!
Anne-Marie Carlson, Chair
NGO/DPI Executive Committee
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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