activities & events

Economia di Comunione e libertà alle Nazioni Unite2000-2010. Dawning of the third millennium

August 2000 - New Humanity staged a workshop entitled the “Economy of Communion in Freedom” at the United Nations to coincide with the annual conference of NGO’s associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information.

2001/ 2002 - New Humanity participated in the Financing for Development Preparation Committee meetings with economic experts from various countries, and published a statement in support of the conference in favor of a fund to help tackle poverty among the young in developing countries.

June 2001 - New Humanity organized a conference on the economy in Genoa, Italy in anticipation of the G8 summit; over 1,000 people attended.
At the close, Youth for a United World presented the Genoa Declaration (Italian). Its results were used as a basis for New Humanity’s participation in an ECOSOC conference in Copenhagen. (see below)

Conferenza su Economia di Comunione e libertàDecember 2001 - A conference on economics and the Economy of Communion and Freedom was held at the UNESCO facilities in Paris as part of the MOST program with 500 participants.

December 2001 - New Humanity staged a workshop on international economics to tie in with the 53rd Annual United Nations DPI/NGO Conference Global Solidarity, its title: The Way to Peace and International Cooperation.

April 2002 - Participation in the Second World Assembly on Aging in Madrid. During the week-long event, NH sponsored 3 workshops, made an oral presentation to the assembly, and participated in discussions and comments on the final report.
Participation in the NGO Commission on Aging, and the NGO Commission on the Family.

Sessione Speciale dellAssemblea Generale sui BambiniMay 2002 - Participation in the Special Session of the General Assembly on Children, and N.H. youth held a side event together with the youth of several other NGOs.
Presentations by youth members have taken place at the meetings of the Commission on Human Rights in Geneva.

June 2002 - Copenhagen, Denmark. A New Humanity representative participated in the United Nations Expert Group Meeting,National and International Cooperation for Social Development, and collaborated in drafting the report prepared by this group of experts.

October 2004- Geneva. On the occasion of the "International Day for the Fight against Poverty", in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, N. H. organised a seminar about “Poverty and development from the perspective of reciprocity: The proposal of the Economy of Communion. Mr Alberto Ferrucci, President of New Humanity and entrepreneur, presented also  pdf the Economy of Communion Experience .

Status Consultivo Generale a New HumanityFebruary 2005 - "General Consultative Status" is conferred upon New Humanity by the United Nations Organisation.

February 2005 - Geneva. New Humanity presents two written statements to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, about Human Rights:  pdf Promotion and protection of Human Rights and  pdf The Right to Development and the Principle of Fraternity .

March 2005 - At the Economic and Social Council NGO Forum on “Millennium Development Goals” New Humanity presented a talk on mutual interdependence, brotherhood, and mutual reciprocity as a guest speaker at the forum. pdf The vision of N. H. at the ECOSOC NGO Forum about Millennium Development Goals .

March 2005 - At the Preparatory Meeting on Sustainable Development, New Humanity made a presentation at a side event organized together with the Holy See mission to the United Nations, the Financing for Development Office, and two Non-Governmental Organizations, AVSI and Pax Romana.

61 sessione della Commissione per i Diritti UmaniMarch/ April 2005 - Geneva. On the occasion of the 61st United Nations  Commission on Human Rights, N.H. presented two written declarations entitled: "the Right to Develop and the Fraternity Principle“ and "Terrorism and Human Rights."

May 2005 - Geneva. Celebrating the UN "International Year for Sport and Physical Education", New Humanity organized at the "Palais des Nations" a seminar entitled: pdf Sport: a universal instrument for development and peace building . The event was prepared in collaboration with its associate “Sportmeet” and with the participation of university professors and UN and international NGO personalities.

May 2005 - New York. New Humanity sponsored a round table in Hyde Park, New York, open to the public, on Disarmament and International Security with the participation among others of the United Nations Under-Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs.

Run4Unity sport sviluppo e paceJuly 2005 – Geneva. During the activities of the Subcommittee of Human Rights Promotion and Protection, New Humanity presented the document:  pdf The Economy of Communion Project and the fight against poverty .

October 2005 - Run4Unity, Sports Development and Peace. The Youth for Unity Movement held Run4Unity a relay run through all the time zones of the world. The United Nations Office for Sports Development and Peace endorsed the event.

November 2005 - N.H. participated in the "World Summit on the Information Society" (WSIS) in Tunis with a stand and presenting an internet and satellite system to enable medical consultations to be performed between Europe and the most remote and disadvantaged African regions. N.H. collaborates to the translation of the  pdf Final Documents of WSIS .

2006 World Day of Cultural Difference and Dialogue for developmentJanuary 2006 – Geneva. On the occasion of the Meeting of Catholic Organisations with Major Engagement in Response to HIV and AIDS,
New Humanity presented its  pdf New Cultural Model: Reciprocity in the Treatment of HIV/AIDS, applied to the projects for the prevention and care of HIV/AIDS patients, in collaboration with Medicine,Dialogue and Communion Association.

February 2006 – New York. N.H. participated in discussions at the 44th Session of the Commission for  Social Development  with a speech entitled: “Poverty Eradication – Learning from the Economy of Communion Project.”

May 2006 – Geneva. To mark the "World Day for Cultural Diversity and  Dialogue for Development" a seminar was organised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in collaboration with New Humanity. The main theme of the event: pdf The principle of brotherhood in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights . Submittement of the relationships:
Read the article,
pdf Fraternity, a challenge for society (French) ,
pdf Human Dignity and Intercultural Dialogue (French)

June 2006 - New York. N.H. participated in the “High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS” with a presentation to the Congress Secretary of two contributions:
- Fraternity: a real incentive to care for HIV/ AIDS patients.
- AIDS, cervical cancer prevention and interdependence in healthcare.

High Level of the Economic and Social CouncilJuly 2006 - New York. During the ”High Level Meeting of the Economic and Social Council”, N.H. presented to ECOSOC the document pdf Eradication of poverty, hunger and misery: Economy of communion experience about the Economy of Communion project's achievements.

August 2006 - New York. New Humanity participated in the works of the 58th session of the “Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights” presenting a written statement and an oral intervention about: pdf International solidarity and the principle of fraternity .

February 2007 - Geneva. During the 4th Session of the Human Rights Council, N. H. presented a document entitled pdf “The Right to Development and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)” and a document on Human Rights and International Solidarity entitled pdf Human rights, international solidarity and the principle of fraternity .
A third document ( pdf Statement on Family for the UN Commission for Social Development ) was prepared in collaboration with New Humanity's Associates Organization "Famiglie Nuove" ("New families").

Conference about dialogue among culture and peaceFebruary 2007 - Paris. During the talks on «Dialogue between Cultures and Peace» N.H. collaborated with UNESCO's “Joint Programmatic Commission ” (JPC) on the organization of a seminar on "Multiple Identity, strength or obstacle in life in common?".

February 2007 - New York. , N.H. participated in the works of the 45th session of the Social Development Commission with a document on the theme of the family, presented in collaboration with its Associate "Famiglie Nuove Movement" entitled: pdf New Roles for Today’s Family .
In addition, on the occasion of the session entitled: "A dignified job for everyone", New Humanity presented the document “Employing People from Challenged Populations: Public-Private Collaboration” and organized a side event with the  pdf Tassano Consortium Presentation .

Hight level ECOSOC meeting with Bretton Woods institutions WTO and UNCTADApril 2007 - New York. On the occasion of the “High level Meeting of the Economic and Social Council" with the Bretton Woods Institutions, WTO and UNCTAD”, N.H. participated with a speech from Mr. Francis Ganzon, President of the Philippians Rural Bankers Association and partner in the Economy of Communion Project. The speech stressed the importance of micro-finance as an instrument for development highlighting, too, its results, with a return 50 times better than normal investment in the Philippines.

June 2007 - Vienna. 7° UN Global Forum on “Reinventing Government”. The President of New Humanity is invited by the Division for Public Administration and Development Management to present a paper on  pdf Building Trust through Public-Private Partnership .

November 2007 - Rio de Janeiro. Summit on the Information Society with an IGF (Internet Governance Forum) meeting. 4 experts from New Humanity were present and gave a presentation on the positive role of the Internet in Teens4Unity (the focolare Movement's youth section) activities.

December 2007- Geneva. Two New Humanity experts participated in the deliberations of the Human Rights Council and signed, with the others NGOs, a document on the "Human Right to Peace."

High Level Task Force sabout the Right to developmentJanuary 2008 - Geneva. N.H. participated in the deliberations of the “High Level Task Force on the Right to Development”, particularly focused on highlighting the link between the Right to Development and Millennium Goals, paying specific attention to the promotion of global partnerships for development.

February 2008 - Paris. At the UNESCO seat N.H. experts on the Economy of Communion project, in collaboration with the FIDESCO NGO organized the symposium: "From micro-credit to the Economy of Communion". The event took place with the support of UNESCO's MOST Program, the presence of over 500 attendees (and a great many young people) and heard contributions and experiences from UNESCO personalities, entrepreneurs, an ethical bank, and from cultural and social associations.

February 2008 - Geneva. During the works of the 7th session of the Human Rights Council,N.H. presents a written document entitled: pdf “Youth situation in Congo and children rights” (French) .

International Congress Sport Incredible Lets switch on fraternityMarch 2008 – Rome. International Congress “Sport in-Credible- setting fraternity in motion”, with the patronage of UNESCO and in collaboration with the New Humanity Associate “Sportmeet”. 420 participants from 38 Countries; cultural offerings from 12 European Universities; athlete's testimonies , sports associations; social sports projects; awareness-building initiatives for peace through sport and play.

March 2008 - Geneva. To coincide with the work of the UN Human Rights Council on Intercultural and Inter-religious Dialogue, N.H an the international NGO OIDEL organized the symposium "Intercultural and Inter-religious Dialogue: What are the proposals?". In attendance were several representatives of state, and others from NGOs, as well as experts from academia and cultural associations. Particularly appreciated were the 3 contributions recounting experiences in Algeria, Lebanon and Italy with their testimonials of positive co-operation between Christians and Muslims in a climate of mutual esteem.

UN High level meeting about AIDSMay 2008 - UNESCO's General Director announced that New Humanity has been included amongst those NGOs in operational relations with UNESCO. This conferment of status came as recognition for the long-standing collaboration between N.H. and UNESCO in the fields of social economy, communication, sport and peace awareness-building activities.

June 2008 - New York. In collaboration with the international NGOs AVSI and Matercare and the Holy See Representation in New York, New Humanity organised a symposium on the occasion of the UN High Level Meeting on AIDS. The New Humanity project in Cameroon regarding the prevention of mother-to-child AIDS transmission was presented together with AVSI and Matercare's reports.

August 2008 - Geneva. During the course of the 9th Session of the Human Rights Council, N.H. presented a written document and a made a presentation on Human Rights and International Solidarity entitled:  pdf The principle of fraternity as the basis of “third-generation rights”. A practical example of intern .

2008- N.H. participated in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in India.
ICT Activities with Act now AllianceSince 2006 New Humanity has been a member of the Act Now Alliance, an association for coordination between NGOs and Humanitarian Organizations whose objective it is to increase the common use of communication instruments. With financing from ESA (European Space Agency) and in collaboration with three NGOs (St. Egidio Community, LATS and AMU- a development NGO, and associate of New Humanity), a satellite dish installation program has been completed in Cameroon in order to support two hospitals and a number of schools.
Another project is now under way in the city of Man (Ivory Coast). This project is promoted by a group of firms and NGOs (amongst which AMU) and coordinated by the Dutch Center of Telecommunications Research TNO. One of the most important goals in these projects is, in collaboration with the UNESCO, that of developing a reference model for the development of projects which enhance Africa's skills collectively, through the use of satellite technologies, capacities, in collaboration with the UNESCO.

Engagement after Tsunami 20042008 - Various initiatives undertaken by New Humanity with NGOs New Families Movement and Action for a United World in support of the Millennium Development Goals in Africa, Asia, Central and South America and Eastern Europe.

May 2009 - Geneva. New Humanity answered to a questionnaire prepared by the Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity about pdf Human Rights and International Solidarity .

September 2009 - Geneva. During the discussion at the Human Rights Council, N.H. participates in the "Interactive Dialogue about Relationships", with an intervention of Mr. Jorge M. Dias Ferreira, Representative of New Humanity in Geneva:  pdf Interactive Dialogue on the Report of Mr. R. Rizki, IE on Human Rights and International Solidarity
A written statement was also submitted:  pdf International solidarity and eradication of poverty .

November 2009 - Sharm El Sheik. New Humanity  participated actively in the meeting of the ’Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held in Sharm El Sheik (Egypt), in collaboration with the group of NGOs “Act Now Alliance” of which the Association “Net-One”, a New Humanity associate, is also a member.
In particular, the ongoing project  of communication networks via satellite for some development projects, carried out in collaboration with the European Space Agency, was presented. Elizabeth Douglas of New Humanity coordinated the workshop round table which saw the participation of experts and representatives from governments and NGOs.

United World week 2010May 2010 – The United World Week 2010 took place with the patronage of UNESCO (successfully applied for by New Humanity). Organized by the movement Youth for a United World, it started in Hungary  on 1st May and concluded in India on 9th May.

December 2010 – New York. In collaboration with UNDESA (UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs), and with reference to Internet Governance Forum (IGF), a document was presented for the consultations on the WSIS (World Summit of Information Society), containing some recommendations on how to involve civil society to a greater extent, both nationally and locally, highlighting the need for concrete action by Governments.

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