NEWSLETTER 15 - 30 March 2011

Dear Members and Friends:
Welcome to the VUFO-NGO Resource Centre Newsletter for 15 - 30 March, 2011.

We are pleased to inform you of news from the United Nations. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced on March 11, 2011, the appointment of John Hendra, UN Resident Co-ordinator, to the position of Assistant Secretary-General for Policy and Programme at the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in New York. In this position within UN Women, Mr. Hendra will be responsible for the leadership and management of the Bureau, supporting policy analysis, research and training, programme management and oversight. He will also serve as one of the two Deputies to the Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet.

There are two Working Group meetings remaining in March: the Water and Sanitation Working Group will meet on March 16 (02:00) at the NGO Resource Centre; the Disaster Management Working Group will meet on March 18 (02:00) at the NGO Resource Centre.

Please check the 'Calendar of Events' section of the home page of our website for more information, new added announcements or any unexpected changes.

Warm greetings from the VUFO-NGO Resource Centre's Team!