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Fordham and U.N. Team Up for Global Conference

Contact: Michele Snipe
(212) 636-7013
snipe@fordham.edu


NEW YORK—More than 150 community leaders from around the world will convene at Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus to participate in a three-day Community Commons conference hosted by Fordham University and the United Nations Development Programme from Thursday, June 16, to Saturday, June 18.

At the conference, grassroots leaders will discuss locally effective strategies for fighting poverty, illiteracy, hunger, lack of education, gender inequality, child and maternal mortality, disease, and environmental degradation. Ultimately, the conference will produce a report that will be used to help guide the General Assembly of the United Nations at the Millennium Review Summit, Sept. 14 to 16.

The invitation-only conference is for development practitioners with grassroots experience, graduate students working with international communities on development issues, and development policy-makers.
The following are media highlights during this event:

LOCAL-GLOBAL LEADERS’ DIALOGUE: A CONVERSATION WITH COMMUNITY AND GLOBAL LEADERS
DATE:    FRIDAY, JUNE 17
TIME:     3:30 P.M.
PLACE: FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, ROSE HILL CAMPUS
               441 E. FORDHAM ROAD, BRONX, N.Y.
 
RECEPTION: DINNER, DRINKS AND A VIEWING OF ZOO EXHIBITS
DATE:    FRIDAY, JUNE 17
TIME:     6:30 P.M.
PLACE: BRONX ZOO, BRONX, N.Y.

PRESS CONFERENCE: LOCAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE MILLENNIUM REVIEW SUMMIT
DATE:   MONDAY, JUNE 20
TIME:    11:15 A.M.
PLACE: U.N. PRESS BRIEFING ROOM, ROOM S-226, UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.

Special arrangements are being made for members of the media who wish to attend.  For further information about the Community Commons and opportunities for media, please contact Michael Hooper at (212) 457-1077 or e-mail him at
michael.hooper@undp.org.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.
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