DPI PRESS RELEASE on new NGOs for 2001
The following press release was issued by the United Nations Department of Public Information on December 20 and 21, 2001. The release dealt with new NGOs who became "associated" with DPI just like the way the Watchtower as an NGO became "associated" with DPI in 1992.
I like the part about the 251 organizations who were "disassociated". Gee, and to think the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. was one of these 251 when they became disassociated in October 2001.
20 December 2001
TWENTY NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS APPROVED FOR ASSOCIATION WITH DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
The Department of Public Information (DPI) Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) approved the association of 20 NGOs from nine countries on 14 December 2001. The newly associated organizations conform with the principles of the United Nations Charter, operate solely on a non-profit basis and demonstrate a long-standing involvement with United Nations issues. Most importantly, they have the information programme infrastructure in place to reach a broad audience about United Nations activities. This information dissemination capacity is a unique criterion for association with the DPI.
The newly associated NGOs include two from Asia and the Pacific; six from Europe; 10 from North America; one from Latin America; and one from Western Asia. They represent a diverse range of interests, including disarmament, education, women’s issues, health care, ageing, sustainable development, youth, law, development policy and human rights.
The DPI Committee on NGOs also confirmed the disassociation of 251 NGOs that no longer meet the requirements of the Department. The decision brings the number of NGOs associated with the DPI to 1,480. During the year the DPI has instituted a review process for the first time, in order to better measure the effectiveness of its liaison activities with associated NGOs.
Several newly associated NGOs focus on efforts to promote disarmament and peace. Saferworld (United Kingdom) works to identify, develop and publicize more effective approaches to preventing armed conflict throughout the world. Hidankyo/NihonHidankyo (Japan) supports the banning of nuclear weapons and cooperation among survivors of atomic bomb attacks at the end of World War II. Hunt Alternatives/Women Waging Peace (United States) has an innovative programme that recognizes the essential role and contribution of women in preventing violent conflict, stopping war, reconstructing ravaged societies, and sustaining peace in fragile areas around the world.
Transparency International (Germany) is dedicated to increasing government accountability and curbing both international and national corruption by strengthening and/or reforming systems to prevent and prosecute corruption. The International Crisis Group (Belgium) operates in 18 different locations around the world, including the Balkans, Africa and Asia. This NGO helps governments, international organizations and the world community to prevent deadly conflict among nations, mostly through its high level of advocacy.
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Press Release NGO/440
21 December 2001
Other newly associated NGOs are dedicated to the promotion of education and the youth. The Association of Women with University Education (Armenia) has been cooperating with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia on issues relating to human development, with an emphasis on women’s advancement and gender equality. The Organización Argentina de Jovenes para las Naciones Unidas (Argentina) is devoted to enhancing the knowledge of and participation in the United Nations system by Argentine youth and educators.
Following are the organizations newly associated with the DPI, listed alphabetically by region:
Asia and the Pacific: Hidankyo/Nihon Hidankyo (Japan); Japan Junior Chamber, Inc. (Japan)
Europe: Association of Women with University Education (Armenia); International Crisis Group (Belgium); Mandat International (Switzerland); Royal Academy of Science International Trust (United Kingdom); Saferworld (United Kingdom); Transparency International (Germany)
Latin America: Organización Argentina de Jovenes para Las Naciones Unidas (Argentina)
North America: Art of Living Foundation (United States); Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico (United States); Congregation of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (United States); Fairleigh Dickinson University (United States); Friendship Ambassadors Foundation (United States); Global Action for Ageing (United States); Hunt Alternatives/Women Waging Peace (United States); Interfaith Center of New York (United States); Korean Association of Retired Persons ( United States); and Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (United States)
Western Asia: Charity Foundation for Special Diseases (Iran)
For further information, please contact the DPI/NGO Section, telephone: (212) 963-6842, e-mail: email@example.com. The periodically updated directory of NGOs associated with the DPI is also available on the DPI/NGO Web site: www.un.org/dpi/ngosection.
Hey Hawk. How's it going? I am gonna phone you in a few hours with a blockbuster idea.
Thanks for the research on this thread BTW. It really shows just how badly the Watchtower lies.
To quote Rod Jung from last weekend at the special meetings for Elders and Servants in Southern Ontario CANADA, he said
"Jehovah views as serious, LYING to those who have a right to know the facts"Yes ROD, HE does view it as serious. So bend over and kiss your ass GOODBYE!
Hello bx, my good friend.
I am here until 4:30 pm my friend.
Hey bx, Do you remember the movie "Gladiator"????
Do you remember General Maximus' famous line in that movie when he was about to start the battle.
I believe it went something like .....
"When I give the signal .....
All right. Glad I decided to be a "bad girl" tonight and check the site (hubby is REALLY getting tired of this ... I think my days may be numbered).
The press release is very insightful. I like the part where they say that this year they implemented a review process. Wonder what made them think of doing this (laugh).
Keep it up you two!
You're damn right we will.
Love that picture of yours, "avenger"
Here's mine. Bx took it the other day.
>During the year the DPI has instituted a review process for the first time, in order to better measure the effectiveness of its liaison activities with associated NGOs.<
Yeah, I'll just bet they did!!!! 1500 NGO's screaming in the UN's ear about letting a cult into association was bound to result in some action.
In 1975 a crack team of publishers was sentenced to death by a judicial commiteee. They promptly escaped from the cult and now live life on the run. If you have a problem ... and if you can find them ... maybe you can contact the A--postate Team"
Sorry, hawk, just catching up on the board!
Thanks for posting this.
I, too, noticed the review process quote and went, "Hmmmmm...", but the most important part of this release in my view is the description of how
"The newly associated organizations conform with the principles of the United Nations Charter, operate solely on a non-profit basis and demonstrate a long-standing involvement with United Nations issues. Most importantly, they have the information programme infrastructure in place to reach a broad audience about United Nations activities. This information dissemination capacity is a unique criterion for association with the DPI.'
Thus it is written, thus it has ever been so, thus the WATCHTOWER SOCIETY lies through its teeth when it says they had no idea of the criteria for association as an NGO/DPI.
Awaiting your hellish bombshell with 'bated breath!
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts -- John Wooden