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NGOs Preparing for the 2015 Crime Congress

While many have their eyes on 2015 Millennium Development Goal milestone and add to discussions of "what's next," others continue to work steadily on issues that are essential to ensuring environments enable development, such as the rule of law, the battle against...

Trafficking in Persons

If your NGO is concerned with development, women, crime, drugs, corruption, human rights, victim's rights, child's rights to mention a few, your efforts to inform, connect and advocate will benefit from the data provided by the UN's Global Report on Trafficking In...

3 Reasons your NGO should be using Google+ in 2014

With Facebook and Twitter being the most talked about social networks and anything but tectonic shifts reaching headlines, it's easy to overlook one of the more significant and tappable changes that have taken place online in the last year. We all know that Google is...

Are NGOs Fit & Ready For Leading Change?

Have our own conceptions of the effectiveness of NGOs kept pace with global and technological changes to say nothing of the actual ability of NGOs to effect significant change? Is the trend toward government funding of NGOs helpful or problematic? There are many...

69th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 69)

The 69th Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 69) will convene at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 16 September 2014. The General Debate will open on Wednesday, 24 September 2014. The debate's opening was postponed from Tuesday, 23 September 2014, to...

Is Child Pornography One Of Your Concerns?

Neuroscience may not break new ground when it delves more deeply into our understanding of the harmful effects of exogenous ("real") addictions such as alcohol, cocaine and even food. However, with similar results showing up in the case of "endogenous process...

NGOs and Public Diplomacy

We hear more about "public diplomacy" with the democratization of information through new media and communication technology. So what is it? The University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy keeps it concise as "the practice of global public engagement...

Advocacy Basics

Heading off the the UN as part of your NGO's advocacy's efforts can be exciting. For NGOs that are primarily service organizations, it may mean a journey into new territory as the staff and volunteers will now need to expand their skills to include a whole new set....

Civil Society Indispensible

“Civil society actors must be able to do their work freely, independently, safe from fear, retaliation or intimidation. This requires collective action to denounce reprisals and defend free voices and protect those targeted,” said the UN Secretary-General, referring...

For The Good Of Business & Beyond

Non-profit or for-profit, the world is changing quickly. These are just a few of the comments and links out there about "Change or Perish." More than ever, it's time to take advantage of agile practices that allow large and small organizations to change as they need,...

68th Session of the UN General Assembly Begins September 17th

Opening Plenary of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly Today is the opening of the 68th Session of the General Assembly. The opening session will be available online here: http://webtv.un.org/ The First Plenary Meeting of the 68th Session begins at 3:00 PM....

New Report For NGOs Wanting To Upgrade Their Advocacy At The UN

We just released our new report on "Making Your NGO's Advocacy Dynamic." This report goes over one "big idea" and three areas of focus that will massively change the way many NGO staff, interns and activists think about their advocacy and how they can increase their...

An Introduction to Building Social Capital

[videojs youtube="http://youtu.be/xo-AsgN1VNE"] This video tutorial reviews some of the core competencies of advocacy with a particular focus on building social capital. So what is "social capital"? I'm guessing you get a sense of what it means. And more than ever in...

How To Get An Internship At The United Nations

The UN, with all its growing challenges in our complex world remains a focal institution for those who crave to make the world a better place. Building on these natural hopes, many people from around the world aspire to connect with and even work for the United...

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