May - June, 2019
How Can Latin America Achieve Social Inclusion for All? Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian of the OAS Comes the GFDD Global Roundtable
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How Can Latin America Achieve Social Inclusion for All? Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian of the OAS Comes the GFDD Global Roundtable

"Every Two Seconds One Person Becomes a Refugee": GFDD Panel Explores Global Refugee Crisis on World Refugee Day

On June 20, GFDD in DC welcomed Lucy Santana, Dominican lawyer and expert on international humanitarian law, refugee law and migration; Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian of the OAS; and Sibylla Brodzinsky of UNHCR to discuss the international status of refugees, with an emphasis on the Venezuelan and Dominican cases.

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InteRDom 2019 Kicks Off in Santo Domingo

Monday, June 3, saw the start of the InteRDom 2019 Summer program in the Dominican Republic. This year’s participants included Marlene Beltre, of CUNY- John Jay College; Camryn Collete, of Shenandoah University; Gabriela Garcia, of The College of New Rochelle; and Jessica de los Santos, of Williams College.

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The Committee on Sustainable Development - NY Joins GFDD to Host a Meeting on "Communities, Local Leadership, and Climate Action"

On May 30, the Committee on Sustainable Development, a New York NGO, presented, together with GFDD, a meeting to raise awareness on local projects and initiatives to foster community action on climate change. Other participants included several UN and ILO officers and special representatives, candidates for local office, representatives of various NGOs, and local residents.

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Dominican Embassy Hosts Mother's Day Bazaar with Products by Dominican Artisans

GFDD collaborated with supporting organizations in the Dominican Republic to present a Mother's Day arts and crafts fair at the Dominican embassy. The visiting artisans presented projects in larimar, amber, and precious woods and participated in the “Around the World Embassy Tour" and other activities.

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GFDD Welcomes Experts in a Panel Examining Links between High-Skilled Emigration and Governance

In mid-May, GFDD's DC office held a panel event with Anniete Cohn-Lois of Georgetown University and Manuel Orozco, Director of Migration, Remittances and Development of the Inter-American Dialogue. Cohn-Lois presented her research on poor governance as a push factor for high-skilled workers to emigrate, and Orozco discussed the findings.

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GFDD's Creative Recycling Program ReCrearte Makes an Appearance at the Santo Domingo International Book Fair

On May 4, Lucía Marte led a workshop of the GFDD initiative ReCrearte that drew more than 50 book fair attendees in discovering the excitement and potential of creative recycling. From global warming to the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle), the event was rich in lessons on sustainability with a dash of entrepreneurship.

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Fellows Program – Applications Open

Fellows Program – Applications OpenWe are now accepting applications for 2019! Master’s and PhD level candidates to conduct high-level research in the Dominican Republic on issues related to the country’s attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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GFDD Takes Part in the UN SDG Action Plan in Bonn, Germany

GFDD Takes Part in the UN SDG Action Plan in Bonn, GermanyIn early May GFDD joined 1500 participants in the three-day Sustainable Development Goal Action Campaign hosted by the UN Secretary-General. The initiative aimed to promote and build on the achievement of the SDGs so far by bringing together stakeholders ranging from UN agencies to think tanks.

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Special Tribute to Fernando Báez Mella: Screening of Misión Estrella

In honor of the memory of Dominican filmmaker Fernando Báez Mella, GFDD's Dominican Film Showcase program will host a screening of his last film Misión Estrella at the GALA Theater in Washington, D.C.

When: Wednesday, July 10th 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: GALA Theater,3333 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010.
Free event.


Imagen Nacional: A Breath of Nature in the Dominican Paradise

In honor of the memory of Dominican filmmaker Fernando Báez Mella, GFDD's Dominican Get Togethers program will host a tribute at the Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura in New York with the special participation of Maria Cordero.

When: Friday, July 12th 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en los Estados Unidos (CODOCUL)
541 W 145th, New York, NY 10031

Free event.


14th GFDD Golf Tournament in New York

GFDD and Funglode will host the 14th Annual Golf Tournament at Glen Head Country Club in Glen Head, New York, to raise funds for GFDD’s projects and activities promoting social, economic and democratic development in the Dominican Republic.

When: Monday, September 23rd, 2019
Place: Glen Head Country Club, 240 Glen Cove Road, Glen Head, NY, 11545

For more information please contact Kenia Hernández at / 212-751-5000



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