Affirming Human Dignity: The Role of NGOs (WANGO 2009)

Venue: Manila Hotel, Manila, Philippines

Location: Manila, Philippines

Event Date/Time: Dec 10, 2009 End Date/Time: Dec 13, 2009
Registration Date: Oct 31, 2009
Early Registration Date: Aug 31, 2009
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The theme for the WANGO 2009 Congress is Affirming Human Dignity: The Role of NGOs. All human beings possess an intrinsic worthiness. As a core component of human beings, this worthiness is the concern of all NGOs. Whatever its mission, one of the most important goals of an NGO is the recognition of the inherent worth of each human being.

The 2009 World Congress is being held in partnership with the Global Peace Convention. The Global Peace Convention is the culmination of numerous Global Peace Festivals held around the world, centered on the pillars of service, family, and interfaith cooperation. As a result of the partnership with the Global Peace Convention, participants of the WANGO conference will have the opportunity to also attend events of the Global Peace Convention, including a day devoted to practical workshops and interactive sessions.

The highlight of the World Congress of NGOs will the Awards Banquet, when NGOs that have shown remarkable leadership and service in their field of endeavor are honored. The 2009 awardees will be announced at the WANGO Awards Banquet on December 12.


Manila Hotel, One Rizal Park

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND NGOs, governmental and intergovernmental leaders. OBJECTIVES 1) To increase awareness of the role of NGOs in promoting human dignity. 2) To bring leaders of NGOs together to address common concerns, tackle challenges of the sector, network together, and help one another to be more effective in their missions. CONVENED BY World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO) Global Peace Convention REGISTRATION DATE Registration for the conference opens April 1, 2009 Registration closes October 31, 2009 (for attendees booking a conference package) Reduced rates for all who apply by August 31st LANGUAGE The official language of the conference is English. INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION WANGO International Headquarters 155 White Plains Road, Suite 205 Tarrytown, New York 10591 Tel: 914-631-8990 Fax: 914-631-8993 CONFERENCE WEBSITE WANGO, whose motto is Connecting and Serving NGOs Beyond Borders, is the world´s largest, general-purpose international membership association for non-governmental organizations.