UN-NGO forum to focus on sustainable development and volunteerism

Next week's annual joint conference of the United Nations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will focus on sustainable development, volunteerism and the power of individuals to effect change and transform communities. A record 2,000 representatives from 100 countries and territories are expected to attend the three-day 64th annual conference of the UN and NGOs, organized by the UN Department of Public Information (DPI), in partnership with the DPI/NGO Executive Committee, Germany and United Nations Volunteers.