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    Pallabi Ghosh

    India | 30 Aug 2020

     

    Pallabi Ghosh

    India - 30 August 2020

    Since the end of the Second World War, the most vicious and disastrous conflict the world has ever seen, the United Nations has done an incredible job of preventing warfare at global levels. Apart from preventing or ending major conflicts, the UN has also focused on alleviating scourges like hunger and disease. One cannot possibly fathom the impact of its Economic and Social Council (UN-ECOSOC) over the last 75 years, in Sudan, in Kosovo, in Sri Lanka, and countless other places.

    Providing food and medicine to displaced populations, monitoring and observing peacekeeping efforts, brokering ceasefires among belligerents, resolving disputes at the International Court of Justice - the United Nations has been working tirelessly as a beacon of the hope that human beings can rise above petty differences and unite as a global race.

    Beyond its political scope, the UN has also been instrumental in:

    1. forming labor regulations through the ILO

    2. bailing out nations from economic crises through the IMF and the World Bank

    3. facilitating cultural exchanges and harmonious relationships among nations through UNESCO

    4. coordinating the research and containment efforts of various pandemics like the SARS, the Ebola, and most recently, the COVID-19.

    As an organization, the United Nations personify the best of the human qualities. It is a macrocosm that extrapolates the capacity of an individual or a nation to do good for others. The importance of the UN probably lies in the fact that it serves as a constant reminder to nations of the need to cooperate and rise above parochial interests.

    As the UN celebrates 75 years of its existence, the need to have a global body like it is probably greater than it ever was. Formed in a post-colonial era, in a world ravaged by the war, peacekeeping and de-escalation remained the main motives of the UN throughout the 20th century. However, with the turn of the millennium, climate issues, food security, and global pandemics have posed newer challenges.

    I am hopeful though, that through inherent human qualities of innovation and empathy, the UN will once again lead humankind into a prosperous and confident future.

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  • Dear Friends/Family, I would like to share a contribution page with you which has been created in the $bookTitle$ book. To view the page please click on the following link: $findContributionLink$ Thank you United Nations https://www.theonlinebookcompany.com/OnlineBooks/ThankyouUnitedNations/Contributions/Find/Messages/inwesngo
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    INWES (NGO)

    Canada | 30 Aug 2020

     

    At the World Conference on Science for the 21st Century, convened by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Council for Science in Budapest, Article 90 encouraging special efforts to be made toward the establishment of an international network of women scientists and engineers was adopted. Through the support and encouragement of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, and a successful grant from UNESCO, 20 women representing 10 countries and 8 organisations met in Canada, May 2001, to explore the creation of such a network. In July 2002, at the 12th International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES12) delegates supported the creation of the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists, INWES, to function as a global network of organizations of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

    Our continued links to the United Nations are key to our ethos of collaboration and global cooperation. In April 2008, INWES became an official NGO partner of the operational type with UNESCO. This partnership involves dynamic cooperation to help women and girls worldwide to have access to education and opportunities, especially in Science and Engineering. Since 2003, over 80 women from around the globe have been supported by UNESCO funding to travel to international conferences representing INWES, the most recent grant in 2019 supporting 16 women from across Africa to meet at a regional conference in Nigeria. UN representatives regularly join INWES events to speak on UN priorities. INWES also has consultative status with ECOSOC and has been admitted by the Conference of the Parties as observers to the UNFCCC. We routinely join UN Women on international campaigns to raise awareness about STEM and gender equality.

    On behalf of the 250,000 women from 60 countries that INWES represents: thank you, United Nations!

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