Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:10 AM in Nineveh, Assyria
To know your past, is to know yourself.
Will America unjustly enrich herself, as the British, at the expense of this Forgotten Ally by allowing them to find their abject and ignoble defeat in their glorious victory of 1941? The Middle East was the home of civilization. It is now the nerve centre of our problem... There is but one solution to this explosive political situation - the realization of the natural aspirations of all the native elements.
— Dr. David Barsum Perley The Middle East in the Post-War World, National and Religious Minorities: The Assyrians, June 6, 1947
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.