United Nations Advocacy Page
Gloria Landy represents the World Council of Conservative Synagogues— Masorti Olami —in the Non-Governmental Organizations to the Department of Public Information in association with the United Nations. In 2014 Gloria has been elected to the position of Secretary of World Jewish Congress – American Section.
Gloria serves as a member of the steering committee for the Jewish NGOs and was a member of the steering committee for the AAJLJ Durban II Counter Conference..
Gloria has done outstanding work throughout the years keeping us well informed about the work and policy of the UN and bringing many important issues to our attention. We thank her and her committee for all their efforts and devotion..
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To Rabbi Tzvi Graetz from the Jewish NGO meeting June 2014
Dear Rabbi Tzvi,
We hope all is well with you. We are fine and we are keeping very busy.I have just returned from Israel and Gloria embarks for Israel on Thursday.We are sending you a picture that was taken last Wednesday June 11, 2014 at our monthly Jewish NGO Meeting. Read letter with photo here
Holocaust Memorial Commemorations at the UN
Gloria Landy braved the snow in New York City to participate in a full week of memorial and commemoration events at the United Nations. Read her full report here.
A Story of Grace and Disgrace at the UN
Judy Horowitz recently visited the UN to hear Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech. Click here for Judy’s reflection on the Prime Minister’s speech.
Cyber Hate – Danger in Cyberspace
Gloria Landy & Judy Horowitz, recently attended an all-day session United Nations Unlearning Intolerance Seminar on cyber-hate and cyber-bullying. Read their full report to see why they believe that this seminar was a real opportunity to discuss how intolerance can be “unlearned” through education, inclusion and positive example.
For further information, please contact Gloria Landy: [email protected]
To find out more about the work of the Department of Public Information of the UN, go to: http://www.un.org/dpi/ngosection/index.asp
Below are documents for further reading about the DPI NGOs work, including a letter of thanks from the Durban II Counter Conference organizers.
Education for Global Citizenship
“Education is vital for fostering global citizenship and building peaceful societies. We need you to help build an enduring culture of peace, have passion – and compassion, put yourselves in the shoes of others, help those in need, value human diversity and the natural world that sustains us, stand resolute for human rights, and work together to give the world the best chance for peace.”
–Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon Read Full Report