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.

Civic groups hold 'unique place' in UN efforts to help countries, Fréchette says

The United Nations has reached out as never before to new partners in pursuit of its work around the world, with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) holding a unique place in the world body's efforts to help countries recover from the trauma of conflict, UN Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette said today at the opening of a conference for civic groups.

UN forum to examine civil groups’ support for societies emerging from conflict

President Vojislav Kostunica of Yugoslavia and the deputy Foreign Minister of East Timor, José Luis Guterres, are among the featured speakers scheduled to appear at an upcoming United Nations conference that will explore the role of the international community in supporting societies emerging from conflict.