Greetings Global NGO Executive Committee (GNEC) friends, partners and community.
We are delighted to welcome you on board as we begin another journey on the road to giving a voice to NGOs worldwide and to transforming little shots into big dreams and reality.
As our new executive takes off, we call on you to support us and our many flagship initiatives such as the GNEC CAA Mission, Regional SDGs Roundtable, Hackathon, the upcoming 2024 United Nations Civil Society Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya among others. Stay tuned here for updates on the programmes and activities we will unveil to the Global NGO Community.
For those of us who are yet to be registered as NGOs affiliated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications, we call on you to join our growing family of NGOs where you will find that your aspirations for Global visibility and relevance are met.
Now to the task ahead, we face very crucial and challenging times now. Needless to say that in one way or the other, we have been impacted by climate change and it’s attendant disruption of livelihoods. We have seen hate speech and disinformation assume a very ugly dimension – this must end. Wars and Terrorism should have no place in our world. Women need our support and encouragement towards equality, same with young people. Now is the time to bring young people to the fore in order to achieve their individual potentialities.
The Developed World should lend more technological, agricultural, and educational resources to the Global South to support their development. The big institutions governing global politics, economics and development should transform and allow some spaces for the developing countries to join their governance structures.
All around us, we are witnessing the rise of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia as well as religious intolerance – this too must end.
It is our desire to see new things happen in our countries, we want to see NGOs stand out and be relevant wherever there may be. We reject the containment of the civic space by some and call for liberalization of the arena so that NGOs can truly become a voice of the oppressed.
As we proceed on this journey, let us strive to ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is achieved and that we will leave no one behind.
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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