National Conference: Gujarat National Law University

ON STRENGTHENING PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE (5 January 2014)

Gujarat National Law University’s Centre for Constitutional and Administrative Law (CCAL) in collaboration with Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat, Government of Gujarat is organizing a pre-summit conference.

The conference focuses on how the present scenario of India can be improved by mainly on good governance and participatory democracy as its core issues. This conference has been aimed to produce a fruitful result by to identify the loopholes of existing system, and conducting an atmosphere which will be conducive for all to extend their horizons and learn something more on the world’s largest democracy.

Their two major themes of the conference:

  1. Participatory democracy
  2. Good governance, Principles, Practices and Perspectives

Important dates:

Last Date for Abstract: 8 December 2013

Selection of Abstract: 11 December 2013

Last Date for submission of Full Paper: 22 December 2013

Any further queries should be mailed to: ccalconf2014@gnlu.ac.in

Kindly find the attached brochure for detailed information: http://www.gnlu.ac.in/CCAL-Brochure.pdf

This information is contributed by Ms. Aastha Mehta

My World Global Survey 2015

Your 3 minutes – a valuable contribution to help the United Nations in deciding the future goals of the world we live in.

In 2000, United Nations mentioned eight international development goals that were officially established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations, following the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration known as The Millennium Development Goals. All 189 United Nations member states and at least 23 international organizations have agreed to achieve these goals by the year 2015.

At this moment, United Nations is conducting a global survey with the title ‘MY WORLD’. MY WORLD is a global survey for citizens led by the United Nations and partners. It aims to capture people’s voices, priorities and views; so that global leaders can be informed as they begin the process of defining the new development agenda for the world.

Individuals have to choose six of sixteen possible issues they think would make the most difference to their lives. The sixteen issues have been built up from the priorities expressed by poor people in existing research and polling exercises and they cover the existing Millennium Development Goals, plus issues of sustainability, security, governance and transparency.  Involvement of citizens of all ages, genders and backgrounds, and particularly the world’s poor and marginalized communities is of at paramount necessity.

Gujarat National Law University, has been invited by the United Nations as a partner organization to participate in the voting on the theme of MY WORLD to contribute in the process of identifying the new development goals of the world. We, as responsible young citizens of the world, need to give our inputs and our opinions on a bigger platform, this may be the chance to shape our FUTURE. Cast your vote (takes less than 3 minutes) and share this special GNLU gateway link to all your friends, family and networks (including your friends on social media such as facebook). I request you all to vote before 25th of September 2013 when the first report from the UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon will present the My World survey results to the heads of states from all countries at the UN General Assembly in New York.

This GNLU partner survey link will continue to gather votes till the end of 2015 so keep promoting.

To participate My World Global Survey 2015 and cast your vote on the special GNLU partner gateway Here

This information is contributed by Ms. Aastha Mehta, GNLU