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NGO Highlights 2005

The UN


  • Holds UN General Assembly World Summit Holds a World Summit on the Millennium Development Goals
  • Holds Beijing plus Ten, 10 year review of the Beijing Women’s World Conference on women
  • Review of the Copenhagen World Summit for Social Development, Copenhagen +10, 10-year review
  • Initiates Study on violence against children, Special Rapporteur
  • Issues report of the Secretary General In Larger Freedom
  • Holds first General assembly NGO hearings on the issue of Secretary General Report, In Larger Freedom


The NGO office


  • Accepts its first two Good Shepherd interns, Hiam and Melania from Lebanon and Indonesia
  • Sponsors a speaker in the NGO hearings on Trafficking and Violence Against Women
  • Presents at a workshop at the Annual DPI/NGO Department of Public Information Conference in September
  • Co-hosts five CSW workshops for B+10 and co-sponsors a reception for the Special Rapporteur Against Trafficking
  • Submits 1st GS report to The Convention to Eliminate all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, CEDAW, Lebanon
  • Contributes, through international participation, to the UN Study on Violence Against Children
  • Rejoices that GS NGO Regional reps are named by Central Leadership Team



Good Shepherd Raising the Voice:

Hiam Baroud, GS intern, Lebanon: Teresa Ullora, GS friend, Mexico; Phyllis Molle, GS staff, Handcrafting Justice


Many pieces of this Quilt, internationally displayed to highlight Violence Against Women, were contributed from GS around the world



Pioneer GS NGO interns: Hiam Broud, Lebanona & Gertrudis Melania Samoudy, Indonesia.



Visit by Brigid and Cecilia of the Congregational Leadership Team

Aussies visit

Christine Carolan of Australia/New Zealand JP Office;


Jan Ryan



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