September 2000 to September 2001

DPI/NGO conference:

August 29,2000,“New Visions, New Structures: Building on Our Values” organized by members of the Values Caucus Jerry Spivack, Martha Gallahue and Carol Zin.

Events sponsored:

May 3, 2001 – Meeting with special guest speaker Michael Shaw, Executive Director – Ocean Arks International and Chairman of the Trustees of Findhorn Foundation “Ecological Design: Towards a Sustainable Future”, Discussion and slide show of exciting and inspiring ecological projects.

April 5,2001 – Meeting with special guest speakers: S. Rama Rao, Senior Counsellor, and Tawfiq Tabbaa, Coordination Officer at the New York Coordination Office of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

December 7, 2000 – Luncheon Conversation “Answering the Call to Values” An informal gathering with Ambassadors and members of the Values Caucus — ways to further our collaborative efforts to strengthen and promote the values of the Millennium Declaration.

November 2, 2000 – Breakfast meeting with Mr. Alfredo Sfeir-Younis of the World Bank, Geneva.

November 2, 2000 – Meeting with special guest speaker Mr. Nitin Desai, Under Secretary General of Economic an Social Affairs.

Events co-sponsored:

January 25, 2001Creating Peace through the Arts for the International Decade for Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the children of the World. Sponsored by UNESCO, the Peace Caucus, the Values Caucus, United Religions Initiative-UN, Timotca and the Mission of Bosnia to the UN.

November 14, 2000Seventh Annual Day for Freedom of Religion or Belief — Sponsored by the NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief, with the Committee of Religious NGOs at the UN and the International NGO Committee on Human Rights.

September 19, 2000Millennium Peace Day – observance at the UN and worldwide with the Department of Public information, UNESCO and numerous NGOs.

Invitations to speak:

May 31, 2001 – NGO/DPI Communications Workshop NGOs: Working with Permanent Missions to the UN. Collective Contacts with Missions – Matha Gallahue introduced the work of the Values Caucus with a special focus on the “Coffees”

Coffee series to date:

H.E. Ms. Madina B. Jarbussynova, Republic of Kazakhstan
5/31/01 – Kazakhstan: 10 years of Independence

H.E. Ms. Marjatta Rasi, Finland
5/17/01 – Globalization and the Wide Concept of Security

H.E. Sr. Jorge Eduardo Navarette, Mexico

H.E. Miss M. Patricia Durrant, Jamaica
5/3/01 – The Special Session of the General Assembly for Children

H.E. Mr. Percy Metsing Mangoaela, Lesotho
4/12/01 – Information & Communications Technology

H.E. M. Marc Nteturuye, Burundi

H.E. Sir Jeremy Greenstock, KCMG, The United Kingdom

H.E. Mr. Gelson Fonseca, Jr., Brazil