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Call For Participation at 62nd Status of Women Conference at United Nations

FEZANA Supports the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

Call for Participants at the United Nations

The FEZANA UN-NGO Committee is looking for participants to attend the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women Conference at the UN Headquarters in New York from March 12-23, 2018.

clip_image002This year’s priority theme is, “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls” and the review theme is, “Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women (agreed conclusions of the forty-seventh session)”.

For more information on the NGO CSW62 check the NGO CSW Website:

http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw62-2018

Individuals interested in attending the conference, are requested to send their resume and letter of intent by December 15th, 2017.  Please send the e-mail to both individuals below:

Behram Pastakia bpastakia@aol.com

Afreed Mistry mistry.afreed@gmail.com

While FEZANA, as an NGO in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council [ECOSOC] and the Department of Public Information (DPI), will facilitate registration to the CSW Conference, the selected participants are expected to make their own financial arrangements regarding visas, tickets, accommodation, food, and transportation in the city.  Details about the vision, mission and activities of the United Nations can be accessed at www.un.org.

Regards,

Afreed Mistry

Behram Pastakia

Co-Chairs, FEZANA UN-NGO Committee

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Peace Is…. Logo Contest 2017

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Zoroastrian Delegation To Participate in The Ocean Conference

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CSW Agrees on Approach for Gender-Responsive Implementation

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NGO- CSW Nominations open for Woman of Distinction Award

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Report: 65th Annual UN DPI NGO Conference

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United Nations Web TV

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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 Federation was founded in 1987 It serves as the coordinating body for 26 Zoroastrian Associations and 14 Corresponding Groups 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