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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 4, 2008

(Mahwah) – The United Nations Department of Public Information’s Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations admitted Ramapo College to its roster at the group’s December meeting.  The college was among 17 new non-governmental organizations (NGOs) admitted, bringing the number of those that work with the department in the area of communications and information outreach to 1,650.

“This will enhance opportunities for our students to enrich their knowledge of international affairs and provide internships and access to United Nations meetings and briefings,” said Dr. Clifford Peterson, a professor of International Politics and faculty advisor to the college’s Model United Nations Club.  Ramapo College’s selection reflects a long-standing commitment to international education and programs related specifically to the United Nations.

The application for NGO status was compiled by Peterson; Carol Morrison, director, Experiential Learning; and Susan Rachouh, director, International and Intercultural Education.

The Department of Public Information, together with the Economic and Social Council, is a key focal point of the United Nations Secretariat for non-governmental organizations wishing to work with the organization.  NGO members help to spread the work of the United Nations in significant ways.  The newly named NGOs represent five regions of the world:  Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, North America and Western Europe.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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