Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:37 PM in Nineveh, Assyria
To know your past, is to know yourself.
There is a great deal to tell of the misery of the people during the last winter; it was a life too wretched for humanity. Those that were used to comfortable beds now slept on the bare ground. For five months of captivity we lived expecting death every minute, surrounded by sick people who needed help ; our little children died of measles ; our young and strong ones could not stand the terrible epidemics of typhoid and typhus, while the elderly people could not live such a hard life ; they died in the first weeks, of dysentery.
The International Day of Families, annually held on May 15, celebrates the importance of families and the work started during the International Year of Families.
The Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) NGO Branch is the
focal point within the UN Secretariat for non-governmental organizations
in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and
for NGOs seeking status. Our aims are the following:
Support to NGOs: Informing you in a timely fashion on
events and opportunities to collaborate with the United Nations.
Intergovernmental Support: We service the Committee on
NGOs, which meets twice a year to discuss accreditation of NGOs to
the UN Economic and Social Council.
Conference registration: Through CSONet, we facilitate
participation of NGOs to most of the intergovernmental processes
taking place at United Nations headquarters and beyond. Each year,
some 7,000 NGO representatives participate in those events in New
Technical assistance: With support from the UN
Development Account, we carry out limited capacity-building
activities with civil society organizations.