14 November 2014

Report: Work at the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Status with the UN (CoNGO)

The Conference of NGO – Board meets twice a year. This time it was connected with the meeting of NGO committee on the Status of Women – Beijing+20 (11/3-5/2014) in Geneva. The report of CoNGO-President Cyril Ritchie outlined the recent activities, holding a speech at the DPI-NGO Conference, calling for a high commissioner for the younger generation as approved by the General Assembly of CoNGO in April 2014 and also adopted by DPI.
The reelected president of CoNGO held briefings for the CoNGO-Committees in New York and in Geneva. Vienna will follow in 2015. The UN plans a „Live Museum“ on the event of the 70th anni-versary (collection of audio and film files), there is no decision about a location up to now. An Initi-ative of the Baltic States was launched to declare an international NGO-day by the UN General Assembly.

Read the full Report here.