FROM THE PRESIDENT
This notice constitutes the convocation on to the 25th CoNGO General Assembly, to be held in New York on April 2-3-4, 2014.
The Assembly meets under the theme DEFINING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE.
This recalls but goes beyond the many major discussions taking place in United Nations and Civil Society on the post-2015 Agenda, which of course has ramifications in such sphères as humanitarianism, human rights and democracy, peace and disarmament, education, women's empowerment, ageing and future générations, health and migration, social justice - indeed all the issues with which the United Nations and Civil Society grapple on a daily and monthly basis.
The 25th CoNGO General Assembly will review our past collective work in these areas and lay groundwork for future collective action.
I encourage you most strongly to plan for your organization to be well represented at the 25th Assembly. CoNGO belongs to and enhances its members. It is your presence, your shared commitment and determination, that will make our common work more meaningful, more robust, more lasting, more effective.
You will find the provisional agenda and programme attached, together with information on the Assembly location and initial arrangements. Please check the website for further updated information in coming weeks.
CALL FOR MORE NOMINATIONS
FROM: Nominations Committee, CoNGO General Assembly 2014
VIA: Liberato Bautista, Chair
DATE: 6 March 2014
(Download and read documents as PDF)
|List of Qualified Nominations|
DATE: 6 January 2014
CALL FOR MORE NOMINATIONS
Based on the result of the first round of nominations whose result has already been emailed to all CoNGO members as well as published in the CoNGO website, the Nom Com is hereby calling for more nominations.
Currently, there are 8 valid nominations. We need at least 12 more to meet the 20 we need to be elected. It is most desirable to have more than 20 so that we have a pool from which to choose and ensure the kind of diversity we want. Such diversity and expertise that we want in the CoNGO board was laid out in the NomCom report.
NOMINATIONS BY FEBRUARY 4
All nominations we receive by February 7 will be validated and those that meet the CoNGO Rules requirements will be published in another NomCom report to be made available by February 15.
It is highly likely that this will be the last report of NomCom prior to the General Assembly that will be emailed to all CoNGO members and published on the CoNGO website.
As per CoNGO Rules, nominations for the CoNGO board go all the way to April 2, and for the CoNGO Presidency, up to April 3.
It is the sole responsibility of a CoNGO member to ensure that it is qualified as per CoNGO Rules to be nominated, to make a nomination, and to support by seconding a nomination. NomCom verifies with the CoNGO Offices such eligibility, mainly CoNGO membership and payment of membership dues.
If you know you were nominated, or nominated or seconded the nomination of another CoNGO member but did not see such nomination or support in the NomCom’s first report, please make an effort to check with the CoNGO office about your eligibility.
CoNGO Nominations Committee Report / List of Qualified Nominations
- This report comes to you as a result of a November 28 timeline for nominations to be received by the Nominations Committee (NomCom). The nominees, nominators and seconders included in the list were verified in relation to eligibility as provided for in the CoNGO Rules, i.e. full and paid membership with CoNGO. NomCom has exercised due diligence as well as pro-active measures to reach out to members to remedy specific situations.
CoNGO GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2014
Nominations Committee for Assembly 2014 established
Nominations process begins; first list out by November 28
Members of the Nominations Committee for the 25th General Assembly of CoNGO (the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations) were announced at the October 2013 CoNGO Board meeting in Vienna, Austria. The initial membership of the Committee was composed at the April 2013 CoNGO Board meeting in New York.
Chair of the Nominations Committee is CoNGO Immediate Past President Liberato Bautista. Other members are Dr Janice Wood Wetzel (International Association of Schools of Social Work), Col. Geanette Seymour (Salvation Army), Dr Krishna Ahooja Patel (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom), Dr Mathews George Chunakara (World Council of Churches), Ms Ilona Graenitz (International Federation of University Women), and Mr Srinath Tirumale Venugopal (World Organization of the Scout Movement).