The Australian Association of Yoga in Daily Life (AAYIDL) is a non-governmental organisation in roster consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and affiliated with the Department of Public Information (DPI). The Association's activities are aimed to serve humankind by fostering health, world peace, humanitarian aid, protection of the environment and all creatures, tolerance, respect and freedom among religions, cultures and nations.
Attaining consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), non-governmental organizations may be admitted into a mutually beneficial working relationship with the United Nations. In concrete terms this entails their participation in ECOSOC and its various subsidiary bodies through attendance at these meetings, and also through oral interventions and written statements on agenda items of those bodies.Organizations granted status are also invited to attend international conferences called by the U.N., General Assembly special sessions, and other intergovernmental bodies. The Australian Association of Yoga in Daily Life was granted consultative status on the roster of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2004.
The DPI/NGO Section is part of the department’s Outreach Division and acts as its liaison between the United Nations and NGOs and other civil society organizations. It oversees partnerships with associated NGOs and provides a wide range of information services to them. These include weekly NGO briefings, communication workshops, an annual NGO conference and an annual orientation programme for newly associated NGOs. Affiliation with DPI requires having effective information programmes in place and the ability and means to disseminate information about the work of the United Nations. The Australian Association of Yoga in Daily Life has been affiliated to the Department since 2010.
In cooperation with other Yoga in Daily Life Associations, throughout the world (in USA, Canada, New Zealand, Europe, Africa and Asia), The Australian Association of Yoga in Daily Life is actively engaged in supporting a number of humanitarian projects for the local area of Pali, Rajasthan, India. Projects endorse the declarations of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and the Earth Charter Initiative as fundamental and necessary principles on our path to a just, sustainable and peaceful global society. The following highlights the Association's ongoing participation in ECOSOC and DPI activities and its actions towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, locally and internationally.
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Articles About Yoga in Daily Life at the UN
The Australian Association Yoga in Daily Life has participated in the following United Nations events, hearings and meetings: