USA - Fordham gets Special NGO Association with United Nations
Fordham University has been approved to work with the United Nations as a non-governmental organization (NGO) helping to raise public awareness about UN-sanctioned activities and global issues. This association brings a wealth of programming opportunities and special access for Fordham faculty and students, including attending weekly UNDPI-NGO briefings at the UN, providing students special access to NGOs associated with the UN that could result in internships and other UN-related experiences and access to NGO databases. Graduate School of Social Service (GSS) student Anjanae Wilson has already been a designated UN youth representative for the Belgium-based NGO, Close the Gap, whose mission is to provide information and communication technology to developing countries. "Working at the UN gives me a chance to learn international social development from the inside out," said Wilson, whose area of focus is global social work. "Before I started this relationship with Close the Gap, I didn't think of technology in terms of social work or social justice. But I see how important it is to empower individuals in these developing communities. Read more...