Subject: [fem-women2000 246] More information about the Special Session -- Media outreach and call for volunteers]
From: lalamaziwa <>
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 01:32:24 +0900
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Subject:    [ngo-csw-ny] More information about the Special Session
            -- Media outreach and call for volunteers
Date:     Thu, 11 May 2000 08:00:15 -0400
From:     "Leslie Wright" <>

This information below about the Communications Consortium has been sent
to the NGO
Committee on the Status of Women and other organizations, and I am
sharing it with you since
you may, in fact, be prepring press/media strategies with your
organiizations that may be useful
for the Consortium to know about. They can help you with reporters and
interviews.  Please
contact CONGO if you plan to have someone attend either of these

Also, CONGO is in need of volunteers to assist during the June 2 outdoor
event at Dag
Hammarskjold Park, the June 3 Working Session (all day at the UN, and
for registered
attendees of the Special Session only) and during the Special Session.
If you can volunteer, or
if you know of anyone who can volunteer, please contact CONGO.  They can
be reached
email at  You may also wish to visit the CONGO website

The Host Committee is also seeking volunteers.  Volunteers must be able
to work 6 hour shifts
(9 am to 3 pm or 3 pm to 9 pm) doing various jobs.  They need volunteers
to work in two
segments -- from May 30 to June 4, and from June 5 to 9.  If you are
interested, please fax to
212 337 2394.  To find out about events throughout New York that are
complementary to the
Special Session please visit the Host Committee website at

If you know of someone who may wish to volunteer, please share the above
information with
them as have them contact the organizations directly.

We may have our own NGO Committee event.  If we do, I will let you know

Many thanks for all your help -- I am sure this June will be a great

Leslie Wright, Chair
NGO Committee on the Status of Women

Communications Consortium Meeting

As you may know, the Communications Consortium has been working with
Host Committee, select UN
agencies and others who support the Platform for Action, to develop a
collaborative media
outreach effort.  We will also be facilitating two
NGO media centers during the upcoming Beijing+5 activities in New York
in early June, one
at the Church Center and another at the Custom House at
Battery Park.

We would like to share with you the status of our efforts, plans for the
June UNGASS and
some of the technical
services we will be providing NGOs and others who support the Platform
for Action.

We have been asked to do the same session in both New York and
Washington.  Here are
the times and locations to help
cut travel costs.

 Tuesday, May 16, 3:00 pm at the Church Center at the United Nations,
8th Floor (East 44th
and First Avenue) in
New York City.

Wednesday, May 17, 10:00 am at the American Association for the
Advancement of Science
Building, Revelle Room,
Second Floor, 1200 New York Avenue, NW (enter at 12th and H Streets NW)
Washington, DC.

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