Address climate change without delay, NGOs say on the eve of COP26 in Glasgow

New York City, 28 October 2021 (CoNGO InfoNews) – Measures and actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change need to be taken without delay. This is the message conveyed by sixty-three NGOs that joined in issuing the statement “Challenges of Climate Change” under the banner of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO).

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UN and NGOs are valued partners, said UNOG Director-General Tatiana Valovaya and CoNGO President Liberato Bautista in a virtual dialogue

Geneva, Switzerland, 15 June 2021 (CoNGO InfoNews) – In a virtual public event held on April 8, 2021, the Director General of the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG), Tatiana Valovaya, and the President of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO), Liberato Bautista, engaged in dialogue that reviewed UNOG’s work and priorities in 2020 and 2021, the UN’s global priorities, and the participation of civil society in multilateral processes, with special focus on meetings at UNOG.

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NGO access to and at the UN is UN’s access to the voice, expertise and support of civil society to the multilateral body, CoNGO President asserted at a meeting called by the ECOSOC President

New York City, 7 April 2021 (CoNGO InfoNews) – The United Nations and non-governmental organizations are each the poorer without the other. Grassroots, national, regional and international diplomacy have benefited from UN and NGO consultation and collaboration in addressing wide-ranging issues and problems confronted by governments, peoples, and humanity’s shared habitat.

This is the gist of the presentation by Liberato Bautista at the February 1, 2021 joint meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) with the Chairs of its functional commissions and expert bodies. Bautista, the president of the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO), was invited to address the meeting by the ECOSOC President, Ambassador Munir Akram.

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14 March 2013. Al Koma: Women dance traditional songs performed by a local singer in Al Koma village, North Darfur. Nearly 500 men and women in Al Koma village, some 80 kilometers west of El Fasher, celebrated International Women's Day in an event facilitated by UNAMID's Gender Advisory Unit and the Government of Sudan. Women leaders from North Darfur attended the event, which featured traditional nomadic songs and dances.<br /> Photo by Albert González Farran, UNAMID.

 

Are women making any progress in participation in leadership and decision-making?
Three NGO leaders ask on the eve of 2021 International Women’s Day

New York City, 5 March 2021 (CoNGO InfoNews) – “Women enable a just, equitable and peaceful world,” said the presidents of Soroptimist International (Sharon Fisher), International Alliance of Women (Cheryl Hayles), and Associated Country Women of the World (Magdie de Kock) in a joint statement they issued on the occasion of the 2021 International Women’s Day on March 8.

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