The NGO Relations Unit in DPI will host its 2017 Fall Orientation Programme on Thursday, 9 November. This Orientation Programme serves as an introduction to newly DPI-associated NGOs, as well as newly appointed NGO representatives to the United Nations through DPI, to the work, structure and operational mechanisms of the United Nations.
Time: 9 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Location: Conference Room 11, UNHQ, NY
The orientation programme is divided into six sessions, each with a particular focus. Each session will run for about an hour. The structure of the programme is as follows:
9 – 9:30 a.m.
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
9:45 – 10 a.m.
NGO Ice Breaker
10 – 11:20 a.m.
Session 1: WORKING TOGETHER
(How the different UN entities contribute to the overall mission of the Organization and collaborate with each other)
11:25 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Session 2: MAKING A DIFFERENCE
(The positive impact that the work of civil society and the UN at the global, national and local levels)
12:45 – 12:55 p.m.
Photo at GA Lobby Area
12:55 – 2 p.m.
2 – 3 p.m.
Session 3: THE UNITED NATIONS AND CIVIL SOCIETY
(How a strong partnership between the UN and civil society is crucial in accomplishing our common goals of peace and security, human rights and development for all)
3:05 – 4:05 p.m.
Session 4: TELLING THE UN STORY
(An overview of the different platforms and mechanisms the UN uses to keep the world informed on the work of the United Nations)
4:10 – 5:10 p.m.
Session 5: WHY NGO YOUTH? A STRATEGY FOR EMPOWERMENT
5:15 – 5:45 p.m.
Session 6: DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES & ENTITLEMENTS. FRAMEWORK AND SCOPE OF COLLABORATION BETWEEN DPI AND CIVIL SOCIETY