As an official United Nations Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), ACA recently participated in the 2015 annual UN Department of Public Information/ Non-Governmental Organizations Conference.
Held at the United Nations headquarters in New York City from August 27-29, ACA was represented by Yegan Pillay, Chair of the ACA Human Rights Committee; Rich Yep, ACA Chief Executive Officer; and David Kaplan, ACA Chief Professional Officer. The conference drew a record attendance with more than 2,200 representatives from 700 NGO’s. The focus of the conference was on providing input into strategies for implementing the post-2015 agenda that was adopted last year. This agenda focuses on achieving a world free of poverty by the year 2030 grounded in human rights, freedom, peace and democracy, sustainable development, and climate justice. The final report of the 2015 conference has been released and is available to download here