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Report on the Survey-Questionnaire AICESIS NGO Universities
Report on the Survey-Questionnaire AICESIS NGO Universities
Project AICESIS NGO Universities for the implementation of the
Project AICESIS NGO Universities for the implementation of the
Project AICESIS NGO Universities for the implementation of the
Project AICESIS NGO Universities for the implementation of the
Questionnaire for NGOs 1. To what extent the September 2000 United
Questionnaire for NGOs 1. To what extent the September 2000 United
Questionnaire for NGOs 3. Has your NGO (or others) been invited by
Questionnaire for NGOs 3. Has your NGO (or others) been invited by
Questionnaire for NGOs 6. Do any of your countrys universities
Questionnaire for NGOs 6. Do any of your countrys universities
Questionnaire for NGOs 9. Is there a National Plan or strategy by your
Questionnaire for NGOs 9. Is there a National Plan or strategy by your
The Eight Millennium Development Goals
The Eight Millennium Development Goals
By 2015 191 Member States
By 2015 191 Member States
The 66 NGOs which responded to the Questionnaire
The 66 NGOs which responded to the Questionnaire
The 66 NGOs which responded to the Questionnaire
The 66 NGOs which responded to the Questionnaire
The 66 NGOs, Divided According To UN Classification Of Economic
The 66 NGOs, Divided According To UN Classification Of Economic
The 66 NGOs which replied to the Questionnaire
The 66 NGOs which replied to the Questionnaire
Country Reports
Country Reports
Country Reports (71)
Country Reports (71)
The Global Distribution of application of the MDGs according to
The Global Distribution of application of the MDGs according to
The Millennium Development Goals
The Millennium Development Goals
Millennium Development Goal: 1
Millennium Development Goal: 1
Millennium Development Goal: 1
Millennium Development Goal: 1
Millennium Development Goal: 1
Millennium Development Goal: 1
Millennium Development Goal: 2
Millennium Development Goal: 2
Millennium Development Goal: 2
Millennium Development Goal: 2
Millennium Development Goal: 2
Millennium Development Goal: 2
Millennium Development Goal: 3
Millennium Development Goal: 3
Millennium Development Goal: 3
Millennium Development Goal: 3
Millennium Development Goal: 3
Millennium Development Goal: 3
Millennium Development Goal: 4
Millennium Development Goal: 4
Millennium Development Goal: 4
Millennium Development Goal: 4
Millennium Development Goal: 4
Millennium Development Goal: 4
Millennium Development Goal: 5
Millennium Development Goal: 5
Millennium Development Goal: 5
Millennium Development Goal: 5
Millennium Development Goal: 5
Millennium Development Goal: 5
Millennium Development Goal: 6
Millennium Development Goal: 6
Millennium Development Goal: 6
Millennium Development Goal: 6
Millennium Development Goal: 6
Millennium Development Goal: 6
Millennium Development Goal: 7
Millennium Development Goal: 7
Millennium Development Goal: 7
Millennium Development Goal: 7
Millennium Development Goal: 7
Millennium Development Goal: 7
Millennium Development Goal: 8
Millennium Development Goal: 8
Millennium Development Goal: 8
Millennium Development Goal: 8
The Goals that the 66 NGOs have targeted
The Goals that the 66 NGOs have targeted
Examples of two NGOs North/South
Examples of two NGOs North/South
Institute for the Development of Education, Arts & Leisure (I
Institute for the Development of Education, Arts & Leisure (I
MDG: Goal 1,7
MDG: Goal 1,7
MDG: Goals 2,3
MDG: Goals 2,3
MDG: Goals 4,5,6
MDG: Goals 4,5,6
MDG: Goal 8
MDG: Goal 8
Institute of International Social Development (India)
Institute of International Social Development (India)
Millennium Development Goal: 1
Millennium Development Goal: 1
Millennium Development Goals: 2,3
Millennium Development Goals: 2,3
Millennium Development Goals: 4,5
Millennium Development Goals: 4,5
Millennium Development Goal: 6
Millennium Development Goal: 6
Millennium Development Goal: 7
Millennium Development Goal: 7
Millennium Development Goal: 8
Millennium Development Goal: 8
Outcomes of the NGO Questionnaire
Outcomes of the NGO Questionnaire
Suggestions of NGOs in the Questionnaire
Suggestions of NGOs in the Questionnaire
Suggestions of NGOs in the Questionnaire
Suggestions of NGOs in the Questionnaire
Suggestions of NGOs in the Questionnaire
Suggestions of NGOs in the Questionnaire
Suggestions of NGOs in the Questionnaire
Suggestions of NGOs in the Questionnaire
Suggestions of NGOs in the Questionnaire
Suggestions of NGOs in the Questionnaire
NGOs have been active in increasing the awareness of the Millennium
NGOs have been active in increasing the awareness of the Millennium
Thank You
Thank You

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1 Report on the Survey-Questionnaire AICESIS NGO Universities

Report on the Survey-Questionnaire AICESIS NGO Universities

2 Project AICESIS NGO Universities for the implementation of the

Project AICESIS NGO Universities for the implementation of the

Millennium Development Goals

Study on the development of new academic programmes, pedagogical tools and educational software, for promoting the advancement and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in conjunction with civil society organisations, the National Economic and Social Councils and institutions of higher education.

3 Project AICESIS NGO Universities for the implementation of the

Project AICESIS NGO Universities for the implementation of the

Millennium Development Goals

Questionnaire for Non-Governmental Organizations Questionnaire for the National Economic and Social Councils Questionnaire for the Universities

4 Questionnaire for NGOs 1. To what extent the September 2000 United

Questionnaire for NGOs 1. To what extent the September 2000 United

Nations Millennium Declaration, the 2015 Millennium Development Goals and the recent UN reports on these topics have been promoted and discussed within your NGO? Can you provide copy of the papers or reports resulting from such discussions and meetings? 2. Did you government or Ministry of Education inform your countrys NGOs of the above UNMD, MDG, national reports, etc? (examples)

5 Questionnaire for NGOs 3. Has your NGO (or others) been invited by

Questionnaire for NGOs 3. Has your NGO (or others) been invited by

Universities or by your government to review and revise existing teaching/training programmes, in view of making them more responsive to the 8 most important MDGs? (examples) 4. If you have not been invited, would you accept such invitation to improve existing programmes, in order to better train students and NGOs involved in the MDGs? 5. Which of your countries universities teaching, training courses, diplomas and departments are currently most relevant to the eight major development goals? (please provide a list)

6 Questionnaire for NGOs 6. Do any of your countrys universities

Questionnaire for NGOs 6. Do any of your countrys universities

teaching and training courses and diplomas already include components or modules related to the eight Millennium Development Goals? (provide list) 7. Do these diplomas lead to careers or professions related to the implementation of the MDGs? (provide list) 8. Is your NGO involved with the government in the implementation and insertion of MDGs in teaching and training programmes?

7 Questionnaire for NGOs 9. Is there a National Plan or strategy by your

Questionnaire for NGOs 9. Is there a National Plan or strategy by your

government to implement MDGs in its activities or to promote them in the public and private sectors or your country, or in any of its regions? 10. What are your suggestions and recommendations for a strategic approach incorporate more closely MDGs in training and teaching programmes, at the national level? At the international level?

8 The Eight Millennium Development Goals

The Eight Millennium Development Goals

Eradicate Extreme Poverty And Hunger Achieve Universal Primary Education Promote Gender Equality And Empower Women Reduce Child Mortality Improve Maternal Health Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria And Other Diseases Ensure Environmental Sustainability Develop A Global Partnership For Development

9 By 2015 191 Member States

By 2015 191 Member States

Millennium Development Goals Road Map (A/56/326 6 September 2001)

Primary Education

Poverty and Hunger

Empower Women

Child Mortality

Maternal Health

HIV/AIDS and other Diseases

Partnership for Development

Environmental Sustainability

10 The 66 NGOs which responded to the Questionnaire

The 66 NGOs which responded to the Questionnaire

Association Mauritanienne pour le Bien-?tre et le Secours de l'Enfant et de la M?re All India Women's Education Fund Association All Chinas Womens Federation AlvarAlice Foundation Armenian relief society Associations Points Coeur Association mondiale pour l'Ecole instrument de paix Association Tunisiennes des M?res ATD quart monde Association Tunisienne de la Communication Black Sea University Foundation Bunyad Literacy Community Council Business Association for the World Social Summit China Association of Women Entrepreneurs Confederation of European Forest Owners Chinese Association for International Understanding China Association for NGO Cooperation China Care and Compassion Society

China Law Society China Society for Promotion of Guangcai Program Chinese People's Association for Peace and Disarmament Chinese People's Poltical Consultative conference Feng Cui Community of SantEgidio Coordination Sud Development Network of Indigenous Voluntary Associations Education International F?d?ration Internationale Terre des Hommes Federation for Women and Family Planning F?d?ration Internationale des Associations de Personnes Ag?es Fondation Internationale Carrefour Fondation Vertue Nour Fondation ha?tienne pour l'habitat et l'int?gration des sans-abris Franciscans International

11 The 66 NGOs which responded to the Questionnaire

The 66 NGOs which responded to the Questionnaire

Fund of Aid for Youth Global Policy Forum Hope For The Nations International Baccalaureate Organization Istanbul International Brotherhood and Solidarity Association Institute for the Development of Education, Arts & Leisure Institute of International Social Development International Association ZNANIE International Institute for Education International Initiative of Change International International Chamber of Commerce International Ontopsychology Association International Society Military Law Japanese Confederation of Trade Unions Korea Freedom League

MIAMSI Organisation for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement Peace Boat Peter Hesse Foundation Rotary International Sawiris Foundation Shumei The International Shinto Foundation United Nations Association of China World Alliance of YMCA World Family Organisation World Federation of Trade Unions World Information Transfer, Inc. World Movement of Mothers World Scout Bureau World for World Organization Zayed International Prize for the Environment

12 The 66 NGOs, Divided According To UN Classification Of Economic

The 66 NGOs, Divided According To UN Classification Of Economic

Development Of The Country

13 The 66 NGOs which replied to the Questionnaire

The 66 NGOs which replied to the Questionnaire

14 Country Reports

Country Reports

191 countries have committed to issuing a National Country Report every year However, to this date only 71 countries have produced and published National Country Reports: www.undp.org/mdg/countryreports.html

15 Country Reports (71)

Country Reports (71)

Afghanistan | Albania | Argentina | Armenia | Azerbaijan | Bahrain | Bangladesh | Benin | Bolivia | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Bhutan | Brazil | Bulgaria | Burkina Faso | Cambodia | Cameroon | Central African Republic | Chad | China | Congo (Democratic Republic) | Croatia | Czech Republic | Dominican Republic | Egypt | El Salvador | Gabon | Gambia | Ghana | Guinea | Guatemala | Haiti | Honduras | Hungary | Iran Ivory Coast | Jamaica | Kazakhstan | Kenya | Kyrgyzstan | Lebanon | Lithuania | Madagascar | Mali | Mauritania | Mauritius| Malaysia | Mongolia | Morocco | Mozambique | Namibia | Nepal | Nigeria | Occupied Palestinian Territory | Panama | Paraguay | Philippines | Peru | Poland | Rwanda | Sao Tome & Principe | Saudi Arabia | Senegal | Slovakia | Slovenia | Swaziland | Tajikistan | Tanzania | Thailand | Tunisia | Ukraine | Uruguay | Viet Nam

16 The Global Distribution of application of the MDGs according to

The Global Distribution of application of the MDGs according to

country reports

17 The Millennium Development Goals

The Millennium Development Goals

18 Millennium Development Goal: 1

Millennium Development Goal: 1

Eradicate Extreme Poverty And Hunger

19 Millennium Development Goal: 1

Millennium Development Goal: 1

Eradicate Extreme Poverty And Hunger

Reduce by half the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day Reduce by half the proportion of people who suffer from hunger

20 Millennium Development Goal: 1

Millennium Development Goal: 1

Eradicate Extreme Poverty And Hunger

The Virtue Foundation held a panel meeting on eradicating poverty The Virtue foundation sent a medical mission to Cambodia to perform oculoplastic surgery on victims of acid burns and made a documentary which addressed the interconnection between poverty, security and injustice and the need for legal reform in developing countries to secure the rights of its most vulnerable citizens. Peter Hesse Foundation organizes campaigns at the national level in Germany: entitled voices against poverty Deniva published a report on the eradication of poverty Alvaralice Foundation is involved in the eradication of poverty through the development of social development projects with the government

21 Millennium Development Goal: 2

Millennium Development Goal: 2

Achieve Universal Primary Education

22 Millennium Development Goal: 2

Millennium Development Goal: 2

Achieve Universal Primary Education

Ensure that all boys and girls complete a full course of primary education

23 Millennium Development Goal: 2

Millennium Development Goal: 2

Achieve Universal Primary Education

The Virtue Foundation has hosted a panel discussion on education in the 21st century Peace Boat created its own university with modules dedicated to education as outlined in Goal two of the MDGs AIWEFA wants to give all girls the means to complete a full cycle of primary education. BUNYAD attended several conferences promoting education for all

24 Millennium Development Goal: 3

Millennium Development Goal: 3

Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

25 Millennium Development Goal: 3

Millennium Development Goal: 3

Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education preferably by 2005, and at all levels by 2015

26 Millennium Development Goal: 3

Millennium Development Goal: 3

Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

AIWEFA attended the 49th session of the Committee on the Status of Women AIWEFA attended the international conference Gender mainstreaming and the MDGs 28th-30th March 2005 in Islamabad, Pakistan The Armenian Relief Society organized a workshop in 2004 entitled; an empathies on engaging boys and men as full partners of women and children CAWE attended a special forum on macro-management from gender perspective Alvaralice Foundation promotes gender equality by supporting programs that offer social assistance and vocational training to low-income or displaced women in Columbia

27 Millennium Development Goal: 4

Millennium Development Goal: 4

Reduce Child Mortality

28 Millennium Development Goal: 4

Millennium Development Goal: 4

Reduce Child Mortality

Reduce by two thirds the mortality rate among children under five.

29 Millennium Development Goal: 4

Millennium Development Goal: 4

Reduce Child Mortality

In November 2003 I.D.E.A.L. organised a conference entitled Prenatal Education and hope for the future BUNYAD published a research paper on infant mortality entitled Knowledge and Practice of Reproductive Health Indicators: Safe Motherhood, Child Survival, Infertility 2000 in collaboration with SPF

30 Millennium Development Goal: 5

Millennium Development Goal: 5

Improve Maternal Health

31 Millennium Development Goal: 5

Millennium Development Goal: 5

Improve Maternal Health

Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio

32 Millennium Development Goal: 5

Millennium Development Goal: 5

Improve Maternal Health

The Virtue foundation held a panel discussion on Healthcare in the 21st century In November 2003 I.D.E.A.L. organised a conference entitled Prenatal Education and hope for the future BUNYAD created medical colleges which operate in the field of Reproductive Health. BUNYAD published a research paper on Maternal Health

33 Millennium Development Goal: 6

Millennium Development Goal: 6

Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases

34 Millennium Development Goal: 6

Millennium Development Goal: 6

Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases

Halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS Halt and begin to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases

35 Millennium Development Goal: 6

Millennium Development Goal: 6

Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases

The Armenian Relief Society organised a workshop in 2004 entitled: HIV/AIDS Education, Prevention and Care AIWEFA organised a seminar related to the MDGs with the research and advisory centre for HIV/AIDS as a key speaker. Alvaralice Foundation deals with projects concerning HIV/AIDS and health of various segments of the population that are particularly vulnerable.

36 Millennium Development Goal: 7

Millennium Development Goal: 7

Ensure Environmental Sustainability

37 Millennium Development Goal: 7

Millennium Development Goal: 7

Ensure Environmental Sustainability

Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes; reverse loss of environmental resources Reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water Achieve significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers by 2020

38 Millennium Development Goal: 7

Millennium Development Goal: 7

Ensure Environmental Sustainability

OISCA contributed to environmental sustainability through a holistic approach basing themselves on the interconnectivity of agriculture, ecological integrity and human spirit. AIWEFA introduced a committee of experts to create an obligatory module: a 6 month environmental studies module in all branches of higher education Global Policy Forum attended the Commission on Sustainable Development as well as the Johannesburg Summit

39 Millennium Development Goal: 8

Millennium Development Goal: 8

Develop a Global Partnership for Development

40 Millennium Development Goal: 8

Millennium Development Goal: 8

Develop a Global Partnership for Development

The Armenian Relief Society organised a workshop in 2002 entitled From less than zero: Opportunities in rebuilding economies Peace Boat is an important partner in the global partnership for the prevention of armed conflict. Global Policy Forum organised an NGO work group, which deals with Security Council issues. BUNYAD worked on a number of projects in partnership with the World Bank, the ILO and the Punjab government in India.

41 The Goals that the 66 NGOs have targeted

The Goals that the 66 NGOs have targeted

42 Examples of two NGOs North/South

Examples of two NGOs North/South

Institute for the Development of Education, Arts and Leisure (I.D.E.A.L.) (Canada) Institute of International Social Development (India)

43 Institute for the Development of Education, Arts & Leisure (I

Institute for the Development of Education, Arts & Leisure (I

D.E.A.L.) (Canada)

Natacha Kolesar, Founder & President

Amy Kraft, Director

44 MDG: Goal 1,7

MDG: Goal 1,7

1 - Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger 7 - Ensure Environmental Sustainability

Model eco-village based on socio-economic sustainability and community living. Improving the use of natural resources, protecting complex ecosystems, preventing land degradation and assuring sustainable biodiversity through permaculture and organic farming by: Creating non-transgenic seed banks Promoting healthy nutrition through organic agriculture and permaculture Sharing material possessions, living space and food production prevents sleeping capital and considerably increases the efficiency of resources. This model offers a key to eradicate poverty and hunger. (Statistics available). The I.D.E.A.L. community has 75 permanent residents who have supported and participated daily in the above project.

45 MDG: Goals 2,3

MDG: Goals 2,3

2 - Achieve Universal Primary Education 3 - Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

Mothers hold the key for humanitys future and they need to be given the conditions to work consciously for their children and future generations. The first educator is the mother. Why? The mother, with her power of thoughts, with the power of her beauty and clarity of goal, with her desires, can prepare the space, the soil, the feelings of her child with unconditional love, especially during pregnancy. Establishing an international network of education, health, and healing centers. Student Scholarship Programme Initiative. Seminars, lectures and workshops on education given by Dr. Natacha Kolesar in Canada, France, the U.S, Switzerland, Russia, Costa Rica, Italy, Togo, Ivory Coast, Germany, India, Mexico, Honduras, France and North America. Promotion of equality in education of both sexes

46 MDG: Goals 4,5,6

MDG: Goals 4,5,6

4 - Reduce Child Mortality 5 - Improve Maternal Health 6 - Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases

Building prenatal education centers and birth and health centers worldwide, where specialists in various fields will assist, instruct and prepare future parents, and work with pregnant women from local and international communities. Organized the 3rd International Conference on Perinatal Health in Montreal, Canada 27 month programme for mothers before and after birth Lectures at the U.N. and worldwide: Prenatal Education and the Future of Mankind, Education and Non-Violence, The Role of Women in the New Millenium, Health and Nutrition, Youth and Creativity in the Future, Preconception Work, The New Educational System Alternative therapies and Health Centers offer services such as Midwifery, Music therapy, Bio-psychology, Bioanalogy (the psychology of illness and its effect on biology), Sophro-analysis (the discovery of our hidden feelings), Osteopathy, etc.

47 MDG: Goal 8

MDG: Goal 8

8- Develop a Global Partnership for Development

Core social values underlying I.D.E.A.L. activities and programmes: the creation of a new vision of humanity as one family. Directors, professionals, contributors, students, and participants represent diverse racial, ethnic, national, religious, and linguistic backgrounds. Their collective expertise and growing international network of educators and supporters will allow them to: 1) Advise on issues that relate to social progress and policies that promote that progress, 2) Suggest practical ways of educating the public about social development issues, and 3) Help improve international understanding of those issues through the exchange of information and experience/develop a global partnership for development. Examples: Creation of I.D.E.A.L. Bangladesh, I.D.E.A.L. France and I.D.E.AL. U.S.A. Student exchange and lectures with the UN University of Peace, Costa Rica Financial assistance to orphanages in India, Rumania and Russia

48 Institute of International Social Development (India)

Institute of International Social Development (India)

49 Millennium Development Goal: 1

Millennium Development Goal: 1

Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger

Project Shramdaan - Income Generation Program for jobless youths through recommendations to the Institutes Corporate Benefactors Self Help Groups for Adult Rural Women - Imparting training to use grinding machines to grind raw spices and sell the ground spices to earn a living. Joint Base-Line Survey of Tribal Families with the Government of India, Tribal Affairs Ministry on Tribal Artisans below Poverty-line Self Help groups for 300 poverty-stricken Tribal Artisans to improve their living conditions and become bankable by exposing them to new income-generating schemes including tribal handicrafts and handloom-making Submission of Recommendation on Sustainable Self Help Group Module which has been accepted as official UN Document by the ECOSOC for Self Reliance for Least Developed Nations

50 Millennium Development Goals: 2,3

Millennium Development Goals: 2,3

Achieve Universal Primary Education; Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

Project Sushiksha: Literacy Program for Rural and Urban Slum Women to give basic education to themselves and ensure appropriate education of their children in the long run The Institute represented the Government of West Bengal, Ministry of Social Welfare in the Central Advisory Committee of the Women and Child Welfare Ministry, Government of India, and gave views on preventing illicit cross border trafficking of women and children from the neighbouring Nations or from remote rural areas

51 Millennium Development Goals: 4,5

Millennium Development Goals: 4,5

Prevent Child Mortality; Improve Maternal Health

Pursuance of Condom Legislation to stop the birth of unhealthy or unwanted children through Mass Signatures submitted to the State Health Minister-in-Charge, Government of West Bengal, Honble Dr. Surjya Kanta Mishra, in June 2003 Conduct regular Health Check-up camps and Nutrition awareness programmes for pregnant or lactating mothers Regular observances of the UN Days on related issues

52 Millennium Development Goal: 6

Millennium Development Goal: 6

Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases

Project HOPE - HIV Prevention Programs campaigned through the Institutes Free Clinic at Sonagachhi Red Light Zone, Kolkata - Conducting of Free Blood Testing for 500 willing Sex-workers and their Children to find their HIV status Promotion of Condom usage amongst clients of Sexworkers Celebration of World AIDS Day at Raj Bhavan, the official residence of the Governor of West Bengal, in December 2002 Implementation of Kamasutra based Safe Sex Entertainment Module amongst Sex workers and their clients to diminish the risk of HIV/AIDS infection. Acknowledged and reported in BBC, Los Angeles Times, AFC and numerous other international media. Conducted a 12-day International 2-Wheeler-Rally on HIV/AIDS from India to Nepal which touched the route in which trans-border flesh trade is prevalent Conducted an Origami Workshop by Miss Chiho Miyake, a Japanese Intern of IISD, for bringing Self Reliance amongst HIV Patients of West Bengal. Confederation of Indian Industry ensured afterwards the sales of the Handicrafts

53 Millennium Development Goal: 7

Millennium Development Goal: 7

Ensure Environmental Sustainability

Observation of the annual World Environment Week by way of distributing Green Plants and helping school children with their Anti-Pollution Rallies Distribution of Green Plants, in red-light zone by Dr. P.K. Agrawal, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Social Welfare, Government of West Bengal Anti-Pollution Walk, supported by Ms Reshmi Ghosh (Miss India 2001)

54 Millennium Development Goal: 8

Millennium Development Goal: 8

Develop Global Partnership for Development

Organization of an UN-NGO IRENE Meet on the Role of Women Empowerment in Poverty Alleviation Ms. Najet Karaboni, Senior Interregional Advisor and Project Coordinator UN-NGO-IRENE in Kolkata, with our tribal artisans and their handicrafts We organized the United Nations Procurement Conference on How to do Business with the United Nations and become its supplier. Eight High-level UN Procurement Officials from UNPS, ILO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UN Oversight, WFP, WIPO, FAO as well as 131 Heads of Indian Companies for a productive Buyer-Seller-Meet with a sustainable outcome for Indo-UN-Business! Institute appointed Institutional Ambassador to the UN system for Indian Handicrafts, by the Office of the Development Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India

55 Outcomes of the NGO Questionnaire

Outcomes of the NGO Questionnaire

The NGOs need be better informed and involved in the preparation of their Country Report The Country Reports are a reference tool for the NGOs to address the MDGs These reports will benefit from NGO contribution Partnership between the NGOs, with governments and the education sector is essential More cooperation and coordination amongst the aforementioned is needed for the successful achievement of the MDGs

56 Suggestions of NGOs in the Questionnaire

Suggestions of NGOs in the Questionnaire

Strengthen or establish capacity building programmes such as human resources, socio-economic and physical infrastructure. Cross-fertilisation, networking and partnerships at national, regional and international levels. Work with universities to promote the inclusion of MDGs into their curriculum, enriched by field work experiences. Integrate a youth perspective and participation and develop youth centres of excellence in the evaluation and solution-seeking for all MDGs. Select a MDG Youth Ambassador to increase awareness of the MDGs amongst youth and raise their participation worldwide.

57 Suggestions of NGOs in the Questionnaire

Suggestions of NGOs in the Questionnaire

Increase the number of international conferences involving students, academia and professionals to promote awareness and information sharing. Test the efficiency of MDG teaching programmes in a controlled manner in order to measure their impact. Understand the causes for dehumanising conditions. Establish a Communication and Information service in every school in order to publicise the progress of the MDGs.

58 Suggestions of NGOs in the Questionnaire

Suggestions of NGOs in the Questionnaire

Train NGOs (Training of Trainers ToT) involved in MDG implementation, in order for these NGOs to train other NGOs and people in the country and region. Engage educators worldwide to MDGs and commit more resources to train teachers effectively and include MDGs as part of their training program in partnership with local authorities. Assess MDG awareness to draw up a need-based program; help local leaders to work within the framework of the government plan; encourage partnership between NGOs, civil society, private sector and local leaders.

59 Suggestions of NGOs in the Questionnaire

Suggestions of NGOs in the Questionnaire

Prevent the brain drain by having the government and the corporate sector offer attractive alternatives. Organise symposiums, conferences and workshops aimed at both educating communities, particularly social development sector professionals, and working with local structures to access human and financial resources. Design a communication campaign directly involving and targeting specific media segments (written press, radio, television, internet, etc.) in order to obtain their commitment in the design and promotion of a MDG awareness campaign. Utilize organizations to produce public service announcements encouraging broadcast media to develop shows on MDGs, approaching production companies and documentary filmmakers to address MDGs, encouraging publishers and editors of print media to incorporate stories about MDG issue.

60 Suggestions of NGOs in the Questionnaire

Suggestions of NGOs in the Questionnaire

Broadcast Internet courses on Information Communication Technology (ICT) as an essential tool for the MDG implementation. Have the UN develop school curriculums to be taught at the elementary and high school levels. Encourage local NGOs to make themselves available as guest speakers. Mobilise communities, municipalities and local authorities as key actors for an enlightened day-to-day implementation of the MDGs.

61 NGOs have been active in increasing the awareness of the Millennium

NGOs have been active in increasing the awareness of the Millennium

Development Goals. The NGO survey indicates that communication and coordination among governments, academia and civil society are lagging. Cross-fertilisation amongst them will enhance the implementation of the MDGs. A more interactive grassroots approach along with a fine-tuned psycho-pedagogical tools are requested in order to engage and enroll the educators and their students in the achievement of the MDGs by 2015.

62 Thank You

Thank You

Hanifa MEZOUI, Chief, NGO Section DESA/ECOSOC Tel 1 212 963 1183 - Fax 1 212 963 9248 Email : mezoui@un.org

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