International Brain Education Association (IBREA) will Take a Role to Communicate with United Nations and Global Civil Society

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On 7 July 2010, IBREA, a non-governmental organization (NGO) was selected as a newly associated NGO that will work for developing communication and disseminating UN information worldwide with the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN DPI).

On 7 July 2010, IBREA, a non-governmental organization (NGO) was selected as a newly associated NGO that will work for developing communication and disseminating UN information worldwide with the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN DPI). The UN DPI announced 62 newly associated non-governmental organizations (NGO) on their website. (http://157.150.195.10/News/Press/docs/2010/ngo701.doc.htm)
Since IBREA was founded in 2006, by Ilchi Lee, IBREA has made progress on raising public awareness about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the United Nations and related global issues through various campaigns and activities on national and international levels. As one of the recent global campaigns, initiated in 2008 by founder Ilchi Lee, the Earth Citizen Movement (http://www.iearthcitizen.org) is aimed at supporting education, health and environment projects around the world congruent with the MDGs of the United Nations and the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) goals. Contributions have been made to UNEP’s Billion Tree Campaign and the UNICEF’s Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS program, and support has been given to UNEP’s Seal-the-Deal campaign. IBREA also creates public awareness through several international conferences and seminars at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and Geneva related to issues concerning global mental health and children’s education. In addition, IBREA publishes two magazines, ‘Brain’ in Korean and ‘Brain World’ in English. These publications help to disseminate information about the United Nations’ goals and activities. (http://www.brainworldmagazine.com)
The goals and mission of the International Brain Education Association (IBREA) are directly related to those of the United Nations, which aim to create a more peaceful, healthy and harmonious world. Through the educational activities and events, seminars, publications, media outreach, partnerships and sponsorships, IBREA seeks to highlight the programmes and activities of the United Nations and how IBREA is contributing to the achievement of UN goals. IBREA will continue to deliver information about the United Nations to the public and to its partners.

As an NGO associated with UN DPI, representatives are able to attend weekly NGO Briefings, Communication Workshops, the Annual DPI/NGO Conference, and Annual Orientation Programme. In addition, the UN DPI NGO Resource Center provides services to NGO representatives to be able access UN documents and UN system publications.

To associate with UN DPI, the NGO must: respect the principles of the Charter of the United Nations; have recognition of national or international standing; have a record of collaboration with other parts of the UN system; have the means to conduct effective information programmes; show promise of sustained activity in the future and so on.
Through this association with UN DPI, IBREA plans to reach out to and work more actively with grassroots communities to deliver information of the United Nations. By increasing the number of articles related to United Nations’ events and activities in all publications, including magazines, newsletters, and other publications issued by affiliated organizations, IBREA will take an effective role in developing communication. Furthermore, IBREA also plans to expand its website to include many different languages and will continue to provide updates on the website, send out electronic newsletters, and communicating with members of social networking sites to inform everyone about UN activities and events.

Brain World magazine website : http://www.brainworldmagazine.com
IBREA website : http://www.ibrea.org
Earth Citizen Movement website : http://www.iearthcitizen.org.
For more information about IBREA’s projects and activities, contact Yujung Lim

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