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Listening to the City New York, NY
2002.07-
Financing for Development Forum New York, NY
2000.11-2001.08
United Nations Fund for Population Activities New York, NY
1999.04-1999.06
NGO Section, Division of ECOSOC Support & Coordination, Department of Economic & Social Affairs New York, NY
1999.01-1999.03
Millennium Forum Preparations New York, NY
1998.07-2001.03
CONGO Task Force on Communications New York, NY
1998.03-1999.06
20th General Assembly of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Status with ECOSOC Geneva, Switzerland
1997.11-1997.11
European Ministerial Conference on Environment & Health London, United Kingdom
1998.02-1999.06
Ad Hoc Working Group on the Multilateral Agreement on Investment New York, NY
1997.10-
Millennium Peoples Assembly Network New York, NY
1997.09-
Partnership, Informatics and Participation New York, NY
1997.07-
Global Village Symposium Vienna, Austria
1997.02-1997.02
NGO Forum '96 Preparations Istanbul, Turkey
1995.10-1996.06
Habitat II PrepCom 3 New York, NY
1996.02-1996.02
Towards Earth Summit II - NGO/CSD Steering Committee New York, NY
1997.03-1997.07
Habitat II Online Partnership Plan of Action
  • Conceived, developed and implemented a comprehensive strategy for exchange of, and access to, information among partners in preparation for the 1996 Habitat II Conference; managed and moderated electronic mailing lists for Habitat II participants and for related NGO Committees and networks; generated directories of NGO participants; established and maintained a web site for Habitat II that was recognized as the official conference site; developed structured web site for the Habitat Agenda and for follow-up to to the agreements reached by U.N. Member States.
New York, NY
1996.03-
International NGO Facilitating Group for Habitat II (IFG) New York, NY
1995.06-1997.06
Habitat Peace Caucus New York, NY
1995.09-
Habitat II Preparations New York, NY
1994.09-1996.10
UN Habitat, New York Liaison Office New York, NY
1995.04-1997.07
World Summit for Social Development preparations New York, NY
1994.03-1995.05
Campaign for a More Democratic United Nations New York, NY
1993.09-1993.09
Parliament of the People Chicago, IL
1993.09-1993.09
Parliament of World Religions Chicago, IL
1993.08-1993.09
UN Commission on Sustainable Development New York, NY
1993.06-
Da Zi Bao at Rio Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1992.06-1992.06
Global Heart Convocation Tucson, AZ
1992.02-1992.02
International Synergy Institute
  • Active participation in, and monitoring of, the proceedings of the Commission on Sustainable Development, the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Convention on Desertification, the Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, the World Summit for Social Development, the International Conference on Population and Development, the Fourth World Conference on Women and the Open-Ended Working Group on the Review of Arrangements for Consultations with Non-Governmental Organizations; in all these proceedings, this involved a leadership role in promoting the compilation and dissemination of documents in electronic format -- on disk and via electronic communications -- and the provision of support in the use of information and communication technology by representatives of non-governmental organizations participating in the above proceedings.
Baltimore, MD
1992.01-1995.06
Da Zi Bao: An Interactive Exchange Process Baltimore, MD
1991.12-1992.06
Roots of the Future: International NGO Conference Paris, France
1991.11-1991.12
International NGO Forum preparations Geneva, Switzerland
1991.08-1994.03
Fifth World Conference of Friends Elspeet, The Netherlands
1991.06-1991.06
Citizens' Consultation on UNCED - preparations Washington, DC
1990.07-1990.10
Information Habitat: Where Information Lives
  • Guides and directs Information Habitat - a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council - with a focus on promoting the understanding and practice of information ecology as a holistic life science and as a framework to support a global transition to knowledge-based economies, societies and environments. Throughout the global conferences of the 1990s, Information Habitat has been the leading pioneer in the systematic application of information and communications technologies in support of broad-based participation, access to information and networking by NGOs involved in the work of the United Nations, and the development of an information ecology framework that can support a transition to sustainability, human rights, justice and peace, in the context of an integrated follow up to the agreements of the United Nations Conferences of the 1990s and their reconciliation with international trade and investment agreements.
Baltimore, MD
1990.06-
Caring for Creation
  • Active participation and networking in this major interfaith conference on religion and the Earth; organized and staffed an exhibit on Information Habitat: Where Information Lives, demonstrating the power of microcomputers and electronic conferences to enable unprecented storage of, and access to, information, with a focus on access to documents relating to preparations for the Earth Summit; prepared an outline presentation of Hands-on Healing; participated in workshop discussions on UNCED participation and the uses of information and communications technology.
Washington, DC
1990.06-1999.06
International NGO Strategy Group Geneva & New York,
1990.04-1992.06
Caring for Creation secretariat Washington, DC
1990.04-1990.06
US Citizens Network on UNCED Washington, DC
1990.10-1992.06
Earth Summit / UNCED Preparations
  • Active participant in and facilitator of the NGO participation process, beginning with preparations for the organizing session of the Preparatory Committee. Initially attending under the auspices of an Earthcare Interfaith Network, and was one of the key organizers of the US Citizens Network on UNCED. Pioneered the use of electronic communication, email in support of broad-based participation. Served as primary support for NGO computer centers at PrepComs. Active participant in the NGO Strategy Group, and Chair of its Information and Communications Committee. Eventually received accreditation under the auspices of the International Synergy Institute. Created database of accredited NGOs and NGO Representatives and full-text searchable database of the Rio Agreements.
Baltimore, MD
1989.05-1992.06
EcoNet, Institute for Global Communications
  • Facilitated international electronic conferences for public participation in preparation for the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development; design and presentation of workshops on electronic conferencing. Provided technical assistance and support to key information providers - e.g. Centre for Our Common Future, UN Non Government Liaison Service, Environmental Liaison Centre International and the Environment and Energy Study Institute - in disseminating their newsletters and information on-line plus training and technical support to many NGO representatives. During UNCED PrepCom II and III in Geneva, managed the electronic communications room for NGOs at the Palais des Nations, providing technical support, assistance and resources in word processing and electronic communications for NGO representatives.
San Francisco, CA
1989.11-1992.09
Baltimore Yearly Meeting, Religious Society of Friends Baltimore, MD
1989.08-1991.08
Globescope Pacific Assembly and Global Tomorrow Coalition Washington, DC
1989.07-1989.11
Journey through Rio, Istanbul and Beyond Baltimore, MD
1989.05-
Baltimore Area Recycling Committee Baltimore, MD
1988.09-1991.06
Friends Committee on Unity with Nature Ann Arbor, MI
1988.02-1991.01


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