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From 14 to 16 September New York will host the opening session of the 60th General Assembly of the United Nations. A particularly important event, the meeting will confront issues crucial to the future not only of this generation but of those to come, as it will assess the progress made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals and the reform of the UN system. In the wake of the impressive worldwide mobilisation and lobbying efforts that got off to a great start during the G-8 Gleneagles meeting last July, a large number of civil society organisations are planning to meet in New York. IJND will be present with a delegation comprising its President Bernard Lestienne SJ (Brazil), Klaus Vathroeder SJ (Venezuela), Pete Henriot SJ (Zambia), Jim Hug SJ (US) and Miguel González (Spain)