Published On: Fri, Sep 7th, 2012

JKCHR welcomes UN General Assembly Dialogue with NGOs

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London, Sept 07: Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights (JKCHR) Secretary General Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani Friday welcomed the initiative of the President of the sixty-sixth session of the UN General Assembly to convene a meeting with civil society, Non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council to take stock of this year’s work through an open dialogue.

JKCHR Secretary General has said that UN General Assembly in its first meeting with civil society has rightly admitted that “NGOs participation is an essential instrument for pursuing the core priorities of the General Assembly and of the wider UN Agenda. Inclusive social development, environmental sustainability, inclusive economic development, and peace and security call for more effective and stronger partnerships.”

Nazir Gilani has added that at the first meeting between UN General Assembly and NGOs at the beginning of the 66th Session of the General Assembly, the President shared with us the four key priorities that would set the main themes of his Presidency. JKCHR has assured the office of the General Assembly president of all cooperation and input in “the goal to ensure adequate civil society space and to take steps to improve it and support his firm commitment to work closely with the NGO community, to further our common goals towards a safer and more sustainable world.”

JKCHR has delegated its representative in New York to attend the meeting between the President of the UN General Assembly and civil society. This dialogue represents a strategic opportunity to further strengthen the relationship between civil society and the United Nations.

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