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Peace Is…. Logo Contest 2017

FEZANA, The Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America, supports Sustainable Development Goal number 16 of the United Nations.

E_SDG_Icons-16Goal 16 is dedicated to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, the provision of access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.

The Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) and other Missions are celebrating the annual UN agenda theme with a series of events entitled, “Peace is…”

The purpose of these events is for Japan and other member states to show their support to the three pillars of the UN agenda (Peace and Security, Development, and Human Rights) in the form of interactive cultural events.

This year’s theme is “peace,” which can be expressed in diverse ways. Peace is family, water, and education, just to name a few examples. The Japan Mission, along with the DPI and other Member States, will decide on a topic to be highlighted each month.

With this in mind, we are inviting submissions from the public for a design contest, creating a logo for the “Peace is…” event to be used in promotional material including, but not limited to, banners, brochures and posters. Click the link below for contest details:

“Peace is…” Logo Contest 2017

Deadline for submissions of entries is 10 March 2017

For further inquiries, contact:

Zoroastrian Delegation To Participate in The Ocean Conference

Focus on Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal number 14 by the year 2030 NEW YORK, February 23, 2017 – FEZANA is sending a delegation to the Oceans Conference: Our Oceans, Our Future: Partnering for the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 at the UN Headquarters in New York, USA from June 5-9, 2017. The… Continue Reading

Garshasb Soroosh’s NASA Project: Terps in Space

Dr. Behram Pastakia, Chair of FEZANA’s Information Receiving & Disseminating committee informs Garshasb Soroosh, (see Fezana Journal – summer 2016 issue) is part of the Zarathushti Youth Without Borders Program and has  represented FEZANA at the United Nations at the High Level Meeting of the World Summit on the Inforamation Sociiety (WSIS+10) in December 2015 … Continue Reading

CSW Agrees on Approach for Gender-Responsive Implementation

Commission on the Status of Women Agrees on Approach for Gender-Responsive Implementation of Sustainable Development Agenda The Commission on the Status of Women, closing its sixtieth session, approved a robust set of Agreed Conclusions intended to pave the way for a gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Agreed Conclusions highlight the… Continue Reading

NGO- CSW Nominations open for Woman of Distinction Award

The FEZANA UN NGO Committee informs: NGO- CSW – New York – Nominations open for the Woman of Distinction Award! NGO-CSW-NY is accepting nominations for the Woman of Distinction Award! Criteria for WoDA Nominees for 2015 •    Nominee must exhibit evidence-based leadership in her field of expertise. •     Nominee must be an advocate for positive… Continue Reading

Report: 65th Annual UN DPI NGO Conference

Below is a message and a link from the United Nations Department of Public Information. Dear NGO Colleagues, We are pleased to share with you the Final Report of the 65th Annual United Nations Department of Public Information/ Non-Governmental Organizations Conference. The report includes extracts from the different presentations, as well as the Outcome Document,… Continue Reading

FEZANA represents a diverse and growing Zarathushti community in North America.

Guided by the blessings of AHURA MAZDA and the teachings of our Prophet Zarathushtra; the association was founded in 1987 It serves as the coordinating body for 27 Zoroastrian Associations in the United States and Canada.

The activities of FEZANA are conducted in a spirit of mutual respect, co-operation and unity amongst all Member associations, and with due regard for the principles of GOODNESS, TRUTH, REASON, BENEVOLENCE, IMPLICIT TRUST and CHARITY towards all Mankind.

:+: Baname Khoda Kshnothro Ahura Mazda