Team of volunteers tackles coverage from Geneva Forum Towards Global Access to Health
Geneva, 1 September 2006. -- The Online News Service of the Geneva Forum Towards Global Access to Health is a service made possible through the contributions of HCUGE, International Conference Volunteers (ICVolunteers) and MCART. The Forum itself has been made possible thanks to the efforts of partners from United Nations Organizations, civil society and the private sector.
On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the University Hospitals of Geneva, this major international meeting, organized by the University Hospitals of Geneva and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva, with the collaboration of Geneva-based international organizations, explores how access to health affects the lives of millions of people across the globe. More than 600 experts from the fields of healthcare planning, health service delivery, medical education, and the drugs and vaccine industry will interact with practitioners, health policy makers, representatives of international humanitarian and health organizations, and civil society to explore solutions to the problems of access to care.
For more information: www.genevahealthforum.com
Training the trainers: Reporter Corine Schouten shows new volunteer reporters how to use the online system.
Geneva, 15 March 2005. -- Volunteer-based coverage on events and perspectives from the United Nation Commission on Human Rights 61st Session restarted this week with the re-reactivation of www.ngoCHR.org.
For the event, dozens of volunteer reporters are attending sessions and side events, taking notes, and detailing summaries. As a Conference Reports initiative, reporters are trained in documentation methods and and equipped to use an online system of editing developed in partnership between ICVolunteers and MCART.
ngoCHR is the product of a collaboration between the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CONGO), International Conference Volunteers (ICVolunteers) and the MCART Association.
For more information, visit www.ngoCHR.org.
Barcelona, 19 August 2004. - www.iaveNews.org, a news and information resource on the 18th World Volunteering Conference, is being put together using the Conference Reports system. For this news service, MCART and ICVolunteers (International Conference Volunteers) are working in partnership with IAVE (International Association for Volunteer Effort) and FCVS (Federació Catalana de Voluntariat Social).
The event took place in Barcelona from August 17 to 21 2004, within the framework of the FORUM de las Culturas 2004. ICVolunteers in collaboration with MCART Association are coordinating the news service powered by a team of approximately 20 volunteer reporters, who are providing daily reports on what is happening at IAVE Barcelona 2004.
For more information, visit www.iavenews.org or download the press release
Geneva, 19 July 2004. -- Based on the success of the initial news service, ngoCHR.org has expanded its coverage of the Commission on Human rights to include both the Working Group on Indigenous Populations and Social Forum.
ngoCHR.org is the result of a partnership between CONGO, International Conference Volunteers (ICVolunteers) and the MCART Association.
For more information, visit www.ngoCHR.org
Geneva, 15 March 2004. -- The Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CONGO), International Conference Volunteers (ICVolunteers) and the MCART Association released a new news site focusing specifically on the Commission on Human Rights.
ngoCHR.org is expected to provide editorial coverage from the 60th Session of the Commission on Human Rights, with a specific focus on News and Civil Society Perspectives.
The articles appearing in the news are written entirely by volunteer reporters who attend the sessions, take notes, and summarize what they see.
More than just a news site, ngoCHR.org is a database-driven online news administration and presentation system for the Commission on Human Rights. Based on MCART's Global Data System (GDS), the site provides full information management, allowing reporters, proofreaders, editors, and publishers to work on the news simultaneously from anywhere in the world.
For more information, visit www.ngoCHR.org