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UN Task Force

ISSTD Marks World Mental Health Day at the United Nations

Thursday, October 10, 2019 was World Mental Health Day. The focus this year was suicide prevention. Around the world people organized to educate and disseminate information about suicide prevention. At the U.N. in New York City the NGO Committee on Mental Health, along with co-sponsors, which included ISSTD, presented an outstanding program of speakers and […]

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Committee Spotlight

Committee Spotlight: UN Taskforce

These past months have been busy times for our ISSTD activity at the U.N. On April 29, 2019 we (Karen Hopenwasser, Ariel Lublin and Robert Schwab) participated in a day long activity, Interactive Multi-Stakeholder Hearing on Universal Health Coverage. We submitted a jointly written statement with the Committee on Mental Health on the necessity of […]

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UN Task Force

Task Force Members Visit the United Nations

As a result of the dedicated efforts of the ISSTD UN Task Force members, the ISSTD has achieved consultative status with the United Nations. After many preparations and much anticipation, our first representative visited the United Nations New York City office in May! Lisa Danylchuk, who has worked on the task force for the past […]

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UN Task Force

Task Force Update

At the UN Task Force conference call on Friday, May 20, 2016, Sonia Smuts hit ‘send’ on our UN ECOSCO (UN Economic and Social Council) application. We now have an ISSTD homepage on the UN website. Vivian Pender spent a great deal of time sharing with us how to use our time and energy at […]

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