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International Advocacy

United Nations

As international NGO, Fracarita International aims to give a voice to the voiceless by advocating at international forums where social policy is shaped. Fracarita International is actively involved in specific councils and conferences at United Nations-level, especially in the field of mental health care:  

  • Fracarita International has a special consultative status in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.

  • The organization is member of CoNGO (The Conference of NGO's in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations) and participates in the Committee on Mental Health.​

Sustainable Development Goals

Fracarita International endorses the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda 2015-2030 with a specific focus on the following goals:

  • No poverty


  • Good health


  • Quality education


  • Peace and justice


  • Partnerships for the goals

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Below, you find a list of (the most important) activities concerning international advocacy of Fracarita International, sorted by year.

2018: Participation in international conferences

  • 28-29 April: International conference 'Trauma and What it Means to be Human' in Geneva, Switzerland. Read more.

  • 19-21 April: Third Annual Education Solutions International Conference and Training in New York, USA. Read more.

2017: International UN Days

  • Dr. Sotheara Chhim wins the 2017 Dr. Guislain Award. Click here.

2016: Several events

2015: International Advocacy of Fracarita International at the United Nations

Fracarita International participated at the High-Level Political Forum ‘From Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the United Nations Headquarters in New York City in July 2015. Find out more

2014: Symposium with UNICEF

On October 10th 2014, World Mental Health Day, Fracarita International organized a symposium on the impact of armed conflict on the mental health and psychosocial well-being of affected populations, with a specific focus on children in the Central African Republic. The symposium was organized in collaboration with UNICEF. Read more

2008: DPI/NGO Conference

The president of Fracarita International, Bro. dr. René Stockman, was invited to speak at the opening session of the UN's annual DPI/NGO Conference in 2008. He addressed the situation of mental health care in the world. Read more

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