|Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York|
Department of Public Information Associates 25 New Non-Governmental Partners,
Strengthening Ties with Civil Society Worldwide
On 13 December, the Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations Committee associated 25 non-governmental organizations with the United Nations Department of Public Information. This brings to 1,627 the number of non-governmental organizations working with the Department in the area of communications and outreach.
The Director of the Outreach Division at the United Nations Department of Public Information, Maher Nasser, welcomed the new group, which includes non-governmental organizations from Latin America, Europe and North America. The newly associated organizations come from Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Guatemala, El Salvador and the United States. The new partners engage civil society on a range of important topics, including economic development; women’s rights; ending poverty; and education.
Mr. Nasser stated that he looks forward to collaborating with these newly associated organizations to achieve mutual goals and objectives. He emphasized that the sixty-fifth DPI/NGO Conference to be held in summer 2014 at United Nations Headquarters in New York will provide civil society with a special opportunity to contribute to the discussions on the post-2015 development agenda. The Department of Public Information greatly values its partnership with civil society and welcomes the newly associated non-governmental organizations and their involvement in the work of the United Nations.
Following are the newly associated non-governmental organizations listed alphabetically:
APERIO (Czech Republic), Asociacion Accion Ciudadana, Asociacion De Consultores Y Asesores Internacionales (ACAI) (Guatemala), Asociación Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos de Guatemala (FAMDEGUA) (Guatemala), Asociacion POP NOJ (Guatemala), Asociación Pro Hogar Permanente de Parálisis Cerebral (El Salvador), Asociación Sinergía No’J (Guatemala), Conferencia Nacional de Ministros de la Espiritualidad Maya en Guatemala Oxlajuj Ajpop (Guatemala), Convergencia Cívico Política de Mujeres (Guatemala), Council for Parliament of the World’s Religions (CPWR) (United States), Democratic World Federalists (United States), Drug Information Association (DIA) (United States), Fundación Centro de Documentación e Investigación Maya — CEDIM (Guatemala), Fundacion Defensores De La Naturaleza (Guatemala), Fundación Para el Desarrollo Educativo Morazán en Acción (FUNDEMAC) (El Salvador), Fundación Solar (Guatemala), Muslims for Progressive Values (United States), Organización Trans Reinas de la Noche OTRAN (Guatemala), Red de Mujeres por la Construcción de la Paz (REMUPAZ) (Guatemala), Rotary Club of Santiago (Chile), Rutgers Preparatory School (United States), Stimson Center (United States), and the Resolution Project (United States).
For further information, please contact DPI/NGO Relations at tel.: +1 212 963-7234; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Directory of non-governmental organizations associated with the Department of Public Information is also available at: outreach.un.org/ngorelations/.
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