The United Nations 2nd International Conference of Civil Society in Support of the Palestinian People
Thursday, September 4th 2003
New York, New York
The United Nations is holding a 2nd International Conference of Civil Society in Support of the Palestinian People at United Nations Headquarters in New York 4 – 5 September. You and your groups can register by contacting of the Division for Palestinian Rights of the United Nations Secretariat and submitting your registration form by 25 August 2003 at the latest (see the registration form and provisional program at http://www.un.org/Depts/dpa/ngo/calendar.htm) Registration forms received after 25 August will not be accepted due to security regulations at Headquarters. The official languages of the Conference will be Arabic, English, French and Spanish.
As in 2002, the theme of the conference will be "End the Occupation!" The aim of the gathering is to provide civil society organizations from all regions of the world with an opportunity to discuss the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, coordinate their activities and develop action-oriented proposals in support of the Palestinian people. Invited speakers will make presentations on various aspects of the role of civil society on the question of Palestine. During discussion periods in each plenary session, NGO representatives and other participants will have an opportunity to discuss specific action-oriented proposals. It is envisaged that participants will adopt a plan of action at the close of the Conference.
There are no registration or other fees to attend the Conference. However, all costs relating to your travel and accommodation have to be borne by your organization. For more information, contact the Division at: United Nations Secretariat, Room S-3350, New York, NY 10017, USA, Fax: (212) 963-4199
United Nations Headquarters New York New York