PowerPoint Presentation: Michel P. Jazzar RI Representative to United Nations-ESCWA Kesrouan Rotary Club Overview on RI and IOs relationship Rotaract Club of Kesrouan and Racs Lebanon Monday August 27, 2012 Remerciements:: Remerciements : Pdt . Jean-Marc ADAIMI Rotaract Club of Kesrouan Racs Lebanon Rotarians Summary: Summary RI History and Administration Rotary against and against Rotary: RI-TRF Programs Rotary image and misconception Rotary & International Orgs relationship ESCWA project proposal 1ère partie 2ème partie 3ème partie PowerPoint Presentation: 1 st part RI History and Administration PowerPoint Presentation: History of Rotary International Founded 23rd February 1905: Founded 23 rd February 1905 Paul Harris (lawyer), Sylvester Schiele , Gus Loehr & Hiram Shorey met in Gus’ office in the Unity Building at 127 North Dearborn St, Chicago. What is the purpose of Rotary?: What is the purpose of Rotary? - Rotary clubs exist to improve communities through a range of humanitarian, intercultural and educational activities . -Clubs advance international understanding by partnering with clubs in other countries. -Rotary also encourages high ethical standards in all vocations. RI Logo: Logo RI = 24 cogs RI Logo 24 cogs = 24/24 service Rotary Motto:: Rotary Motto: Service above Self What does Rotary Believe? Object of Rotary: Framework: Object of Rotary: Framework FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service ; SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society; THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business and community life; FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service . We implement the Object of Rotary through the Five Avenues of Service : We implement the Object of Rotary through the Five Avenues of Service The 5 Avenues of Service: The 5 Avenues of Service Based on the Object of Rotary, the Avenues of Service are Rotary’s philosophical cornerstone and the foundation on which club activity is based: Club Service Vocational Service Community Service International Service New Generations Service New Generation Service: New Generation Service Helps young people prepare for their role as responsible adults Sponsor of High School Interact Clubs Sponsor of Rotaract , at universities and colleges Sponsors R otary Y outh L eadership A wards- RYLA Incorporates youth into Rotary service projects Sponsors Ambassadorial Scholars What is Rotary International ?: What is Rotary International ? Rotary International is a volunteer organization of business , professional and community leaders who provide humanitarian service , and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. What Rotary is Not: What Rotary is Not a fraternity; a religious organization; a political party; a ‘self-help’ organization Rotary supports: - no creed/dogma, - no particular -political philosophy, - does not engage in political campaigning. The Organization of Rotary: The Organization of Rotary The Organization of Rotary: The Organization of Rotary The Secretariat Rotary international is headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois, USA, with 7 international offices in Argentina , Australia , Brazil, India , Japan , Korea and Switzerland . The office for RI in Great Britain and Ireland ( RIBI ), located in England, serves clubs and districts in that region. The Secretariat’s chief operating officer is the RI general secretary, who heads a 740-member staff working to serve Rotarians worldwide. Rotary Clubs: ~34196 RI Districts: 540 RI Zones: 34 Board RI: 19 540 DGs Directors: 17 +1.218000 Rotarians 196 countries Rotarians RCs RI: Rotarians RCs RI The Rotary Club - RC - is member of the Rotary International - RI. Rotarians are member of a Rotary Club. Rotarian Club member v/s What Rotarians Strive To Do: What Rotarians Strive To Do Set an example of high ethical standards Encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise Search for the right people , not people with the right Classification to serve in Rotary Service above Self is our Motto with passion and dignity PowerPoint Presentation: Elected from all over the world Each District elects a District Governor Each club is an autonomous group Rotary International 2012-13 President, Sakuji Tanaka Governed by a President, President-Elect and a Board of 17 Directors Rotary International Rotary is an International Organization: Rotary is an International Organization ~540 Districts in 196 countries +33,000 clubs +1.23 million members Our District 2450 Covers 10 countries ~140 Clubs +4,600 members The District: A Definition : The District: A Definition “ A district … shall exist solely to help the individual Rotary club advance the Object of Rotary.” – Manual of Procedure Club’s autonomy RI District 2450:
RI District 2450 2012-2013 District Governor Kevork Mahdessian Egypt Soudan Cyprus Armenia Georgia Palestine Jordan
Emirates Lebanon Africa Europe Asia 4-7 April 2013 Limassol
Rotary Club: Rotary Club Rotary Club’s concept: Rotary Club’s concept Fellowship Service Peace Autonomy Consensus Procedure and policy Lebanon – since 1932: Lebanon – since 1932 24 Clubs Rotary 17 Clubs Rotaract 2 Clubs Interact 12 Inner Wheel 3 RCCs http://rotarylebanon.org / Rotary Club of Kesrouan: Rotary Club of Kesrouan Chartered in 1978 [4 th Club] 35 members Twinning Club: Paray le Monial – France Projects: humanitarian, sustainable ICC France-Lebanon Website and FB Partnership: UN-ESCWA, … www. rotary club kesrouan .org/ Youth Partnership: Youth Partnership PowerPoint Presentation: What is Rotaract ? PowerPoint Presentation: a Rotary-sponsored program for young men and women aged 18 to 30. Its aim is to help young generations: 1-develop their leadership, organizational and communication skills, 2-promote friendship and international understanding 3-and improve their communities. Rotaract is The Community Service Committee The Vocational Service Committee The International Service Committee The Club Service Committee PowerPoint Presentation: -Since 1984. Currently 17 Rotaract clubs covering the whole territory. -The Rotaract club of LAU Byblos is the only university based club in Lebanon. -Lebanon is part of the Rotaract/Rotary D 2450 -One of their most high profile activities lately is an anti-smoking campaign and the very successful ” Ain’t no Smoking Tonight “ event in Gemmayze organized jointly by the Racs of Sahel Metn , Beirut and Beirut Metropolitan. Rotaract Lebanon is PowerPoint Presentation: The purpose of this campaign is to: a) Allow non-smokers to have ONE night in Gemmayze as a tobacco free environment; b) Generate media attention on the need of having tobacco free nights in Beirut’s restaurants and pubs; c) Stimulate decision makers on the urgency of promoting non-smoking habits and policies in Lebanon. PowerPoint Presentation: What is Rotaract for Rotary? PowerPoint Presentation: Rotaract is a facet of the Rotary’s future PowerPoint Presentation: Rotaract is a Rotary Partner of Service PowerPoint Presentation: Rotaract is a RI Program not a Rotary Club project PowerPoint Presentation: from Rotaract to Rotary You must be invited to join PowerPoint Presentation: Rotaract into present Programs Training Fundraising PowerPoint Presentation: Rotaract into future PowerPoint Presentation: Mentoring Partnership Vocational service project Enables Rotaractors to find Rotarians with expertise in many areas #RACtalk 23 August Rotaract Twitter chat – Mentorship: Attend a webinar on New Generations in September 2012. Rotary, Interact, Innerwheel International organizations Local/Regional Asso/Org Rotaract into future PowerPoint Presentation: Rotaract Future Mentoring PowerPoint Presentation: Here are 4 questions a Rotary club can ask about service to youth and young adults: How can your district involve young people who are past participants of Rotary’s New Generations programs? How many Rotarian mentors can you connect with Rotaractors during the next three months? Which of your sponsored Rotaract or Interact clubs will be eligible to earn a 2012-13 Presidential Citation ? How will your club celebrate the 50th anniversary of Interact during the week of 5 November? In September , Rotary celebrates its commitment to young people through Interact, Rotaract, RYLA, and Rotary Youth Exchange. Attend a webinar on New Generations in September. And download An Introduction to New Generations Service to learn how to work with young people in Rotary and your community. PowerPoint Presentation: Rotaract Future Partnership 1+1=?: 1+1=? 1+1=3: 1+1=3 A Rotary magic partnership formula 1+1=3: + = Partner Partner R.I R.I Community 1+1=3 Six Areas of Focus TRF RC District Partner 1 1 3 PowerPoint Presentation: Who are the Rotary “Partners in Service” ? Partners in Service: Partners in Service Interact Clubs Rotaract Clubs Inner Wheel Clubs InterCountry Committees http://www.sergegouteyron-rotary.org/pdf/Rotarymodeemploi09.pdf Rotary's work with other organizations: 49 Rotary's work with other organizations Rotary's partners: Rotary's partners Polio eradication partnerships Strategic partners: AKU, Okio ,… Project partners: Shelterbox ,… Service partners: Dolly Library, Government partners: USAID, … 7 Universities [6 Rotary Peace Centers] United Nations and International Organizations 50 2nd part: 2 nd part Rotary against and against Rotary: RI-TRF Programs Rotary image and misconception Rotary International Programs: Rotary International Programs RI Programs: RI Programs Interact Rotaract Rotary Community Corps (RCC) Rotary Fellowships and Rotarian Action Groups Rotary Friendship Exchange Rotary Volunteers Rotary Youth Exchange Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) World Community Service (WCS) Rotary Foundation Program Areas : Rotary Foundation Program Areas Educational Programs Humanitarian Programs Polio Plus Educational Programs: Educational Programs Ambassadorial Scholarships Group Study Exchanges (GSE) Rotary Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution Humanitarian Programs: Humanitarian Programs Matching Grants District Simplified Grants PolioPlus: PolioPlus PolioPlus - initiated by Rotary in 1985- is the largest private-public health initiative in history. Rotary led collaboration with partner organizations such as the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Rotary has committed over $1.4 billion for global polio eradication. 99% decline in cases since 1985 (fewer than 650 cases in 2011). The Source of Rotary Foundation Funding: Districts Clubs You The Source of Rotary Foundation Funding EREY Polio Challenge District Fund Paul Harris Fellow Major Gift ….. Share … and friends of Rotary Two Needs . . .Two Ways of Giving: Two Needs . . .Two Ways of Giving For support today To secure tomorrow The Rotary Foundation, 1st July 1013: The Rotary Foundation, 1st July 1013 District Grants Global Grants Packaged Grants Peace Centers Fellowships [Master & Certificate] PolioPlus Eradication campaign The Rotary Foundation, 1st July 1013: The Rotary Foundation, 1st July 1013 Rotary and non-Rotary partners Seek for your Clubs’ and Districts’ partners Partners : Financial, Assistance, Expertise, Media Partners : Share the Rotary values 6 Areas of Focus, TRF Mission, Grant Management Local, Regional and International partners Rotary against what?: Rotary against what? Drugs (RAD) Alcohol Abuse poliomyelitis Malaria (RAM) Noma Diphtheria Tuberculosis and Lung diseases Road Accidents HIV/AIDS. Hunger Illiteracy Poverty Personal Mines Crime [Public safety projects] Avoidable Blindness (AB) No-smoking ….. 62 PowerPoint Presentation: so: Why against Rotary? 63 History of the misunderstanding: History of the misunderstanding 64 Spain 1928: Spain 1928 In 1928 several Spanish bishops declared that Rotary was "nothing else but a new satanic organization [?] with the same background and teachings of masonry" and deemed it "a suspected organization" that "should be considered as execrable and perverse." 65 Opus Dei 1928-1957: Historical, political and social situation in Spain: Opus Dei 1928-1957: Historical, political and social situation in Spain L’ Opus Dei (« Œuvre de Dieu » en latin), également appelé Prélature de la Sainte Croix et Opus Dei , est une organisation de l'Église catholique romaine regroupant des laïcs et des membres du clergé. L'Opus Dei a fait l'objet de différentes controverses, notamment en ce qui concerne son aspect secret et son influence politique. Vatican: Campaign against Rotary waged in 1928-29 by Rome's potent Jesuit magazine , Civiltà Cattolica . In many countries, the magazine charged, Rotary was altogether too friendly with the Masons, and was dangerously prone to the error of treating all religions as of equal value. Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,888919,00.html#ixzz14gAYKAjY http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,888919,00.html Vatican 67 Vatican -cont: [January 1951] The Vatican dropped a stick of ecclesiastical high explosive. [ Sceau Papal N°684 on 20.12.1950] No Roman Catholic priest, decreed the Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office, may henceforth [from now on] be a member of Rotary or attend Rotary meetings. Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,888919,00.html#ixzz14gBhp7Ni Vatican -cont 68 Islam: Islam La 11 ème résolution de l’Organisation de la Conférence Islamique , réunie à la Mecque en mars 1974 sous la présidence du roi Fayçal Ibn Abdelaziz, a porté sur « l’interdiction des sectes maçonniques dont le Rotary… » Some Arab regimes [ Rotary assimilated to US organization ] Muslim fundamentalists: Indonesia, Hamas [Articles 17, 22], AlQaida, Egypt, Lebanon ... 69 Where does all this leave Rotary clubs in the Islamic world today?: Where does all this leave Rotary clubs in the Islamic world today? While it may be because of general anti-Western sentiment rather than specific fears of Rotarian menace, Rotary has had trouble operating in some Muslim areas. Several years ago the polio eradication campaign led by Rotary ran into resistance in Muslim regions of Nigeria amid rumors that the vaccine would sterilize children. Rotary has no outposts in much of the Middle East, including: Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria, Libya, Kuwait, Iraq... 70 Current Hamas and previous Catholic church’s former attitudes v/s Rotary and similar organizations.: Current Hamas and previous Catholic church’s former attitudes v/s Rotary and similar organizations. Hamas' attitude today toward Rotary is very similar to the Catholic church's attitude during the 1930s , 1940s, and 1950s when the Rome church listed Rotary as a subversive organization and forbid priests from joining clubs (although many did, appreciating that Rome was wrong.) 71 Why this confusion with freemasonry?: Why this confusion with freemasonry? 72 PowerPoint Presentation: http://www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/layiktez1.html Philosophy is completely divergent: 73 Freemasonry Rotary v/s Freemasonry Serve Freemason first PowerPoint Presentation: Philosophy is completely divergent: 74 Rotary Rotary v/s Freemasonry Freemasonry: Freemasonry Why do Freemasons have secrets? Who is the head of the Freemasons? What's with all the symbols? What is a Lodge and what does it look like? Why do Freemasons dress up for their meetings? How do Freemasons differ from Rotary/Lions, etc? http://www.santfreemasons.org.au/content/faq But, this is the beginning of a wrong behavior < 1920 : But, this is the beginning of a wrong behavior < 1920 PowerPoint Presentation: Some Rotary clubs recruited exclusively from Freemasons until the practice was banned in the 1920 s . http://www.rotaryfirst100.org/history/history/otherorganizations/freemasonry/lodge.htm 77 PowerPoint Presentation: http://www.freemasonrytoday.com/45/p19.php Erasure of lodges Twenty-one lodges have closed as follows: Pembroke Lodge No. 1299 (West Lancashire); Peckham Lodge No. 1475 (London); Selwyn Lodge No. 1901 (London); Stanley of Preston Lodge No. 2600 (West Lancashire); Wimbledon Lodge No. 3160 (Surrey); City of London St Olave’s Lodge No. 3213 (London). Stockport Lodge No. 3656 (Cheshire); Rotarian Lodge No. 4195 (London) ; Old Hall Lodge No. 4601 (West Lancashire); Acanthus Lodge No. 4624 (West Lancashire); East Croydon Lodge No. 4667 (Surrey); Tolworth Lodge No. 5462 (Surrey); Hanworth Park Lodge No. 5634 (Middlesex); Handforth Lodge No. 5850 (Cheshire). Cyclist Filia Lodge No. 6409 (Surrey); Maeldune Lodge No. 6839 (Surrey); Lodge of Harmony No. 6888 (Warwickshire); Holders Hill Lodge No. 6908 (London); Kirkstone Lodge No. 7498 (West Lancashire); Hundred of Stoke Lodge No. 8345 (Buckinghamshire); Seven Sisters Lodge No. 8539 (Sussex). 78 Membership in Rotary Club and Other Service Organizations : Membership in Rotary Club and Other Service Organizations In order to comply with the obligations of membership in a club, a Rotarian should not belong to similar community or service clubs which would substantially reduce the member's opportunity to comply with the obligations of club membership. A person being considered for membership in a club should be expected to disclose membership in other service organizations. Members of a club who wish to join a similar community or service organization should seek prior approval from the club board. Source : ROTARY CODE OF POLICIES [4.020] , October 2012, (Containing Board Decisions through July 2012) General anti-Western sentiment: General anti-Western sentiment Others misunderstanding’s reasons: 81 General anti-Western sentiment rather than specific fears of Rotarian menace, Rotary has had trouble operating in some Muslim areas. Organization based in USA Foreign languages Religion ? Military , economic, political, colonialism… domination. Others misunderstanding’s reasons Others misunderstanding’s reasons: 82 While it may be because of general anti-Western sentiment rather than specific fears of Rotarian menace, Rotary has had trouble operating in some Muslim areas. Organization based in USA Foreign languages Religion Military , economic, political, colonialism, domination… Others misunderstanding’s reasons Humanitarian vision of RI Educational Polio Plus RI Programs: MGs Respect traditions/Laws -Offices in all continents. -Clubs are autonomous. Apolitical, non religious, 1 st Goal Arabic Publications, HIM What about Rotary “against religions”?: What about Rotary “against religions”? 83 The Object of Rotary: The Object of Rotary The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society; THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life; FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. 84 The Object of Rotary: The Object of Rotary The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society; THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life; FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. 85 Relationship, colleague, friend Rotary against itself? : Informed on regular basis Vigilant/Alert Helpful/effective/enthusiastic Transparent/stewardship Responding to community needs Communicating/open to others Enhancing PR/Media/Non Rotarians lecturers-- best relations Partners with NGOs – Corporations – Local & International associations – Universities - Schools … Cooperating with local governance and Ministries… Reporting to Club/ DG/ RI and TRF of any misconceptions Respecting the national regulations Rotary against itself? If we are not: YES … 86 History of understanding: History of understanding 87 History of understanding: With the Vatican History of understanding 88 Vatican II: November 18, 1965. Forums: Forums http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?p=5160002 http://liberty.hypermart.net/cgi-bin/blogs/voices.php/2006/12/15/p12981 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/murphthesurf3/new-catholic-mass-approve_n_689653_57990786.html http://www.mpac.org/programs/interfaith/dr.-azmeh-breaks-down-shariah-for-rotary-club.php# 89 1951: Rotary declaration: 1951: Rotary declaration When the Pope Speaks. Most U.S. Rotarians felt that there must be some mistake. Said the president of RI 1950-51, Arthur Lagueux , a Quebec investment broker and a Roman Catholic: " Rotary is not a secret organization. It does not seek to supplant or interfere with any religious or political organization. It assumes that its program of service is in accord with all religions, and it does not concern itself with a Rotarian's politics ." Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,888919,00.html#ixzz14gB7DihP 90 50’-60’ Vatican declaration: Catholic President of RI 50-51, Arthur Lagueux , and the Rotarian Catholic Bishop of Fort Wayne, Indiana, who publicly declared the decree " quite incomprehensible ". The Vatican began to retract . The official newspaper ' Osservatore Romano' wrote "In some nations , because of a prevalent Masonic influx , the action of Rotary Clubs has conflicted with the activity and the needs of the Church . …” By the end of the decade , the Catholic Truth Society was able to declare that " Rotary is neither secret nor seditious ". 50’-60’ Vatican declaration Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,888919,00.html#ixzz14gB7DihP 91 PowerPoint Presentation: 1970: Pope Pius VI addressed Rotarians in Italy . 1979: Pope John Paul II spoke to the International Convention in Rome, praising some of Rotary's humanitarian programmes at a special audience in the Vatican . 1982: Pope John Paul II accepted a Paul Harris Fellowship and a World Understanding and Peace Award from Rotary. 06-Apr-2011 Copyright© Rotary International. All Rights Reserved. 92 After the Vatican II  End of misconception with Christian religion: End of misconception with Christian religion -Clubs are increasing in every Catholic country, the churches opposition to Rotary is nearly non-existent, -Catholic charities gains substantial sums from the generosity from Rotary charities. -Clubs have implemented many projects with Christian associations. -Clubs have welcomed as guest speakers bishops, etc… - Catholic priests throughout the world were taking positions of authority , even serving as District Governors . 93 History of understanding: History of understanding ElAzhar - Egypt 94 With Islamic religion PowerPoint Presentation: D.2450 Magazine #347, September-October 1996 95 Tantawi was the first Sheikh of al- Azhar to attend conferences hosted by groups such as the Rotary Club, which have long been considered as suspect by many conservatives Muslims who consider them as beachheads for Freemasonry and its deism (and also because of the role Freemason-inspired secret societies played in politics under the monarchy.) Late sheikh ElAzhar Mohamed Tantawi PowerPoint Presentation: "Polio Eradication Champion" Award by the Rotary International” http://www.oic-oci.org/press/English/2007/06/polio.htm The S.G. of the Organization of the Islamic Conference Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu was honored with the prestigious "Polio Eradication Champion" Award by the Rotary International as a recognition of his extra-ordinary personal contribution and outstanding leadership as the Secretary General of the OIC to the cause of eradicating polio from the face of the earth. The award was given at the inaugural session, in Kuala Lumpur, of the first OIC Health Ministers Conference on 14 June 2007. 96 Current Islamic countries attitudes v/s Rotary: Current Islamic countries attitudes v/s Rotary Rotary is growing in Muslim countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Arab Emirates, Egypt, Palestine … and the list goes on. HIM campaign: We would hope that other Islamic/Arab countries & Hamas will understand that it is not the danger to them, and that Rotary is not a Zionist and Freemason organization and that it is not controlled by Zionist or freemasons. The re-install of Rotary in Palestine helps for more understanding of the humanitarian vision of RI within Arabic and Islamic countries. Former attitude against the Polio vaccine felt. 97 PowerPoint Presentation: Rotary is quietly thriving in parts of the Islamic world: There are about 100 clubs in Indonesia, more than 80 clubs in Turkey, 75 in Egypt, 24 in Lebanon, 10 in Jordan, 2 in Dubai and even 1 in Palestine… HM Queen Noor of Jordan support to the Polio Campaign and was a lecturer at the 2010 RI Convention EPN in all Arabic and Islamic countries starting year 2008. Guest Rotary Clubs’ speakers 98 Current Arabic & Islamic countries attitude Rotary clubs should focus on:: Rotary clubs should focus on: Club’s image: Members, community, projects. Club’s communication: strategy, media, other Clubs , District, RI/TRF. Club’s partnership: local, regional and international PowerPoint Presentation: Rotary & International partnership ESCWA project proposal 3ème partie Rotary and United Nations: Rotary and United Nations Special historical relationship with UN  & key impetus to establish UNESCO . Highest consultative status for NGO with ECOSOC - 1993. Rotary’s Representative Network to UN bodies, programs, commissions, agencies. PolioPlus with WHO and UNICEF since 1987. Rotary pledged to meet the 8 UN-MDGs. Rotary and UN Day - November [UN-HQ] External Relations Department. Expliquer le statut du RI aux Nations-Unies: Expliquer le statut du RI aux Nations- Unies 1945 1985 Polio Plus 1993 ECOSOC LE COMITE DES ONG RECOMMANDE L’OCTROI DU STATUT CONSULTATIF Organisations Non Gouvernementales dotées du statut consultatif auprès du Conseil économique et social. Statuf consultatif général, soit 134 organisations. Rotary International (1993) Association Internationale des Lions Clubs (1998) RI Representatives to UN & IO: RI Representatives to UN & IO 1-AU 2-CE 3-ESCAP 4-ESCWA 5-ECA 6-ECE 7-ECLAC 8-FAO 9-IFAD 10-OIF 11-OAS 12-UNESCO 13-UNEP 14-UN HQ 15-UN-HABITAT 16-UN Office-Geneva 17-UN Office-Vienna 18-World Bank 19-World Food Program 103 Goals & objectives for RI Representatives: Goals & objectives for RI Representatives Establish relationships Inform other organizations Gather and share information Educate Rotarians Enhance Rotary’s role at the UN. District 2450 and UN-ESCWA: District 2450 and UN-ESCWA Since 2004 RI’s representative “Ambassadors”: 2004-2006: PDG Tawfiq Kawar Since 2006: Michel P. Jazzar ESCWA-Rotary Clubs of Lebanon project 2012 ESCWA proposal 2012: ESCWA proposal 2012 Promising partnership? ESCWA?: ESCWA? Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. 7 working Units/committees Created by the United Nations, 1973. Permanent headquarters: Beirut – Lebanon. 17 Countries members. Official languages: Arabic, English, French Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen+ 3 countries North Africa ESCWA proposal 2012: ESCWA proposal 2012 ESCWA is one of the five UN regional commissions , and covers 17 Arab countries . ESCWA believes in partnerships for development, where the 3 main partners are Government , Private sector and Civil Society . Project title and purpose: Project title and purpose “MDG Awareness Raising among Secondary Schools in Lebanon.” This report provides a critical perspective, analytical tools and new ideas on how to measure MDG progress and is of critical educational importance to governments, academics, and the general public in the region. Objectives: Objectives The project includes: organizing workshops to secondary schools teachers (2 workshops) and one workshop to Rotaract members to introduce the report. To enable high-school teachers to use the Arab MDG Report 2011 as a key reference document in ~1000 public and private schools in Lebanon. To provide all high schools in Lebanon with both hard and soft copies of the Arab MDG Report 2011 for their use. Partners and beneficiaries: Partners and beneficiaries Partners: ESCWA, Rotary Club Lebanon [+Rotaract clubs] , Ministry of Higher Education. Target beneficiaries: High school teachers in both public and private schools throughout Lebanon, almost 1000 schools. Outputs: : Outputs: Materials for training sessions on MDGs for teachers: 5,000 printed copies of Arab MDG Report 2011 – equivalent to 5 per school. 5,000 CD- Roms containing Arab MDG Report 2011 – equivalent to 5 per school. Launching and RCs Roles: Launching and RCs Roles The initiative may be launched at The UN House in Beirut or at UNESCO building in the presence of senior officials from partners’ organizations. Rotary Clubs Lebanon will finance the printing of the reports, production of CDs and launching of the project. The Rotary Clubs[+RAC Clubs] will also coordinate with the Ministry of Higher Education for the dissemination of the Report and the CD- Roms to all Lebanese High Schools. The importance of the project: The audience Youth: The importance of the project: The audience Youth The youth of the region are the ones that need to be educated on and thoroughly/methodically familiar with the importance of UN MDGs, the progress towards attaining them, and the main obstacles to their measurement and achievement in our region. Advantages of the ESCWA – ROTARY joint project proposal:
Advantages of the ESCWA – ROTARY joint project proposal The proposal is derived from one of the 5 United Nations (U.N.) Regional Commissions The first proposal from the U.N. The first partnership and
project which emphasizes the 8 U.N. Millennium Development Goals as well as the 6 Areas of Focus of The Rotary Foundation (on Higher Education level).
The UN-ESCWA proposal is responding to:: The UN-ESCWA proposal is responding to: 1-UN- MDGs : 8 MDGs End Poverty and Hunger Universal Education Gender Equality Child Health Maternal Health Combat HIV/AIDS Environmental Sustainability Global Partnership 2-TRF 6 Areas of focus Peace and conflict prevention/resolution Disease prevention and treatment Water and sanitation Maternal and child health Basic education and literacy Economic and community development 3-Rio+20 : Statement by the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative Rotary’s 6 focus’ areas include: Rotary’s 6 focus’ areas include Peace & Conflict Resolutions Disease prevention & ttt Water Mgt. & Sanitation Maternal & Child Basic Education & Literacy Economic & community Dev. 8 UN MDGs Role of Rotaract of Lebanon: Role of Rotaract of Lebanon Acting as Rotaractors within citizenship for better future and be an example. Prepare clubs for the next level: International partnership. Implement a promising project with Rotary, Ministry, International organization. Has a vision for the new generation awareness, responsibilities and strategic planning. Thank you...: Thank you... So, welcome to the Rotary