KISS approved for ‘Association with UNDPI’

Bhubaneswar, Nov 29: The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences
(KISS), credited as a reputable NGO with national, regional or international
standings by the UN, has been approved by the United Nations Department of
Public Information (UNDPI) after scrutiny of its unparalleled work for
‘Association’ with it.
The KISS, which is among 1,300 NGOs across world to get this
approval, will disseminate information and raise public awareness about the
purposes and activities of the UN and issues of global concern. It will get and
give support to the UN at the international, regional, national and community
Some of the important services provided by UNDPI are the
Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference, NGO Relations’ premier event for civil society at
UN), weekly briefings, communication workshops, orientation programmes, youth
initiative, resource centre and many other events. It also aims to facilitate
an exchange of information and development of partnerships around issues
relating to civil society.
KISS representatives and two youth representatives (KISS
tribal students) will have access to the UN Headquarters. In all open meetings
of the UN bodies, to which the KISS can attend as an observer.
The association of NGOs is based on their commitment to
uphold the principles of the UN, support the UN’s activities and spread the
word about issues on its agenda while maintaining their independence and
staying true to their own core values.

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