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Milestones

WHEC: a timeline of milestones and collaborations Dedicated to global women's well-being and health

2016
January - UN Partnership for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #5; #SDG Action1212.

13 July - THE WHITE HOUSE, Acknowledgment of President Obama.

30 August - WHO, Assistant Director General Dr. Flavia Bustreo's Acknowledgment.


2015
January - The Acknowledgement and Greetings of UN Secretary General Mr. BAN Ki-moon.

10 March - Invited and attended United Nations Secretary-General hosted event, Saving Lives, Protecting Futures, an Every Woman Every Child high-level event, in the ECOSOC Chamber at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and the launch of Progress Report on the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health.

29 May - The Economic and Social Council UN Document E/2015/NGO/2 regarding Post-2015 development agenda in High Level Segment, got accepted and published.


8 July - Invitation to High-Level Segment of ECOSOC for presentation of UN Document - E/2015/NGO/2


2014
January - The Acknowledgement and Greetings of UN Secretary General Mr. BAN Ki-moon.

18 June - 2014 ECOSOC Substantive Session - 2014 High-level Segment of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) accepted the written statement of WHEC; Document symbol: E/2014/NGO/53

25 September - Attended and participated in breakfast meeting for UN MDG Advocates and in the afternoon a high level segment at 69th UN General Assembly of Every Woman and Every Child on invitation of UN Secretary General BAN Ki-moon at Trusteeship Council, UN Headquarters.


2013
January - The Greetings of UN Secretary General Mr. BAN Ki-moon and Mrs. BAN Soon-taek;

February - Committee on NGOs at its 2013 regular session, which closed on 8 February 2013, recommended with note the quadrennial reports of 277 non-governmental organizations. Women's Health and Education Organization which is non-profit entity of Women's Health and Education Center (WHEC) was one of them (listed on page 14, United Nations Economic and Social Council E/C.2/2013/L.1/ REV. 1);

July - Oral Statements at 2013 Annual Ministerial Review by request from the Office of the President of Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.

October - Support from the Yale OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT for collaboration.


2012
January - Acknowledgment received from UN Secretary General BAN Ki-moon for the work to advance global agenda in Women's Health.

25 September - Analyzing Progress on Commitments to the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health; PMNCH 2012 Report and website included WHEC's initiatives and released at 67th General Assembly Session at UN Headquarter, NY


2011
4 May - The Secretariat of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) is pleased to welcome Women's Health and Education Centre as a member of The Partnership -- Hosted by the World Health Organization.

20 September - UN Secretary General BAN Ki-moon's invitation to participate in forum at UN Headquarter, ECOSOC Chamber -- Every Woman Every Child -- The Effort to Advance the Global Strategy.


2010
28 February-12 March - Invited and participated in e-Discussion on Global Public Health jointly organized by United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP), as part of the preparatory process for the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review (AMR).

5 April - Submission of Oral Statements for the 2010 ECOSOC High-Level Segment -- CSO Net.

19 May - Listed in Directory of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) -- Division of Social Policy and Development (DSPD) having established steady working relationships with the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD), Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), United Nations (UN).

1 July - WHO | The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health | Resources for e-learning publication: WomensHealthSection.com


2009
29 January - 26 February; Invited and participated in e-Discussion on Global Public Health jointly organized by United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP), as part of the preparatory process for the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review (AMR).
31 March - The Project "Continuing Medical Education Initiative for the Globalized World" published on the UN-NGO-IRENE Best Practices Network website.
1 December - Posted on CSO Net, ECOSOC Civil Society Network -- Projects on World Map


2008
29 February; Academic Partnership Unit / Academic Initiative Section / Outreach Division of the United Nations published the article title: Improving maternal Health Through Education -- Safe Motherhood is a Necessity; in UN Chronicle.
23 June; DPI -- NGO accredited Information Program of the Women's Health and Education Center (WHEC) and is invited to continue the project / program, for the next 4 years. Our next quadrennial review is required in 2012.
7 July; NGO Section / DESA, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations at its 2008 Resumed Session, from 29 May-6 June, decided to recommend Special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council to the organization, Women's Health and Education Center (WHEC).
22 July; the Economic and Social Council, at its Substantive Session of July 2008, decided to grant Special consultative status to the organization Women's Health and Education Center (WHEC).


2007
10 October; Invited by Academic Partnership Unit / Academic Initiative Section of the United Nations to participate in the special edition focusing on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Article title: Improving Maternal Health through Education; has been accepted for publication by UN Chronicle.
1 November; article title: Contraception counseling and compliance; published by Bulletin of the World Health Organization. It has become the program/project of WHO.


2006
1st September; Sign Out column (Insights and reflections from thought leaders in obstetrics and gynecology) title: The Internet as a classroom in women's health, published in Contemporary OB/GYN (page 120).
15th October; WHEC Update - A Newsletter of worldwide activity of Women's Health and Education Center (WHEC) launched.
1st November; the article title: Health-care patents and interests of patients, published in Bulletin of the World Health Organization (page 919) Ref. No. 06-033340


2005
14th January; License for Publication signed with Bulletin of the World Health Organization.
7th April; NGO Briefings on World Health Day at the United Nations presented about the mission of Women's Health and Education Center (WHEC) and its Online publication: WomensHealthSection.com
1st July; the article regarding WomensHealthSection.com title: Internet health learning to improve women's health, published as a letter in Bulletin of the World Health Organization (page 557).
29th July; UN Chronicle published the article title: Safe Motherhood -- A Matter of Human Rights and Social Justice, as a lead article for the Millennium Development Goal # 5 (Improve Maternal Health).
25th August; Acknowledgment of the mission of Women's Health and Education Center (WHEC) by Economic and Social Commission for Asia the Pacific (UN ESCAP).
7th December; Letter of Support and Acknowledgment from the United Nations University regarding e-learning publication WomensHealthSection.com


2004
9th January; The Executive Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations Associated with The United Nations Department of Public Information acknowledged the mission of WHEC.
25th October; Letter of Support and Acknowledgement from the World Health Organization.


2003
30th June; The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations of the Department of Public Information (DPI) approved Women's Health and Education Center (WHEC) for association with the Department.


2002
24th October; Online Peer-Reviewed Journal title: WomensHealthSection.com launched in &association with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations and eclecTechs.


2001
12th April; Established to undertake various projects / programs to improve women's health & status worldwide.
Registered in the United States of America; offices opened in Springfield and Holyoke, Massachusetts.

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