Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 4:36 PM in Nineveh, Assyria
To know your past, is to know yourself.
One young man had just arrived from the United States after an absence of nine years ; he had come home to be married. The next morning, he, his mother, sister, and an uncle were all killed. Their property was carried off and 500 tomans in cash. Most of the people were killed in their flight; their bodies were not buried, for no one dared to go and perform this office. Many of the bodies were eaten by dogs.
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.