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UN-backed NGO conference on human security to be webcast around the globe

UN-backed NGO conference on human security to be webcast around the globe

In an effort to make the proceedings of the fifty-sixth annual conference of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) available to a broader public, the United Nations will for the first time webcast the event around the globe.

The two-day conference, the premier NGO event at UN Headquarters in New York, kicks off next Monday and is expected to bring together about 2,000 organizations that work with the world body.

“NGOs represent diverse voices from around the world and we are determined to reach out to them with our common concerns and commitments in achieving human security,” said Shashi Tharoor, UN Under-Secretary-General of Communications and Public Information.

Entitled, “Human Security & Dignity: Fulfilling the Promise of the United Nations,” the conference will have plenary sessions including five panels on the Psychological Aspects of Human Security and Dignity, Educating for a Secure Future, From Oppression to Empowerment, Sustainable Development in the Context of Globalization and a Conversation with Eminent Persons on Global Trends and Strategies.

Fannie Munlin, the Chair of the Conference said, “This innovative platform will enable hundreds, perhaps thousands, of our NGO partners outside of New York to participate directly in the Conference.”

The Conference will be available on the United Nations homepage from 8 to 10 September.