NEW INTERNET DOMAINS .NGO AND .ONG: PROVIDING CREDIBILITY TO NGOS

Two new internet domains became available in 2015. Unlike the .org domain, which can be ngoong.jpgused by any person or organization, .ngo and .ong are available only to validated NGOs, providing immediate recognition and credibility for these organizations. We Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur obtained our new domains and are now included in the Directory of validated NGOs. www.sndden.ngo (English)  www.sndden.ong (French)

YOUR OPINION COUNTS: TAKE OUR SURVEY

YOUR OPINION COUNTS: TAKE OUR SURVEY

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We invite you to take a short survey on our SNDatUN monthly newsletter. We want to know what is working well and what we can do better in communicating our efforts at the United Nations. Please respond by April 25. Access survey here:                                                               www.com/r/6MDQBCK


2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,200 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

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SNDATUN NEWSBRIEFS: ENGAGING OUR READERS

All-Stars-Logo-2014-RGBConstant Contact bestows its annual All Star award on businesses and nonprofits that excel at using online tools to build relationships. Our e-newsletter results again rank among the top 10% of Constant Contact’s international customer base. As in 2012 and 2013, we are proud to be recognized again for our outreach efforts.

A comment from two of our readers: “We have a new appreciation for all that you and your colleagues do in your ministry at the UN. We were particularly struck by the importance of your efforts in working to assure that Gospel values inform UN decisions. In addition, we realize more fully the importance of your ability to provide delegates with first-hand information based on our own Sisters’ experiences in troubled areas of the world.”

NGO ADVOCACY AT THE UNITED NATIONS

Amarachi Grace Ezeonu 1By Amarachi Ezeonu, SNDdeN

A few of the activities of Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) at the United Nations include the following roles: policy advocacy, information dissemination, awareness raising, development education, joint operational projects, providing technical expertise, and collaborating with UN agencies, programs and funds. NGOs fulfill these roles individually or by networking with other like-minded groups to form committees and sub-committees on different issues such as Anti-Trafficking of Persons, Working Group on Girls, Financing for Development, Education, Social Development, Poverty Eradication, and various others. NGOs enrich the capability of the UN through providing their field experience and insights to various networks and during UN sessions and associations.

Statements (oral or written) by NGOs at UN sessions are often considered credible and valued because of their expertise and contact with people at the grassroots. According to ECOSOC Resolution 1996/31:

“Written statements relevant to the work of the Council may be submitted by organizations in general consultative status and special status on subjects in which these organizations have a special competence. Such statements shall be circulated by the Secretary General of the United Nations to the members of the council …”

meetingThough most NGOs work with people at the grassroots, however, their presence at the UN is invaluable because this affords them the leverage to also influence policy formulation at global, regional and national levels on some of the issues which directly or indirectly impact on the lives of people these organizations work with. NGOs may not be able to directly challenge member states of the UN who have not lived up to their commitments to the conventions and treaties they have signed and ratified, but these countries are often very aware that the NGOs are watching. Therefore, this monitoring compels them to strive to honor their commitments.

For more information, go to:

www.ngosocdev.net/
www.ngocsw.org/
www.girlsrights.org/

NEW NGO COMPUTER DOMAINS: .NGO AND .ONG

.ngo  .ongNew domains for Non-government Organizations (NGOs) will be available in early 2015 along with an International Directory of Validated NGOs.  http://pir.org/domains/ngo-ong-domain/

2013 IN REVIEW FOR SNDatUN BLOG

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,000 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

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