Christiana Figueres has been nominated for post of UN secretary general

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You may be interested that Christiana Figueres  has been nominated for post of UN secretary general
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Nomination form for travel support to 2016 HLPF (deadline 11 May,2016)

From: Isabela Cunha <>
Date: Wed, May 4, 2016   PM
Subject: Nomination form for travel support to 2016 HLPF (deadline 11 May)
To: HLPF Working Group <>
Cc: Natalie Lavan <>Dear all,

We are pleased to share the nomination form for travel support to the 2016 HLPF. Link:

UN DESA will provide travel support and daily subsistence allowance to a limited number of representatives of Major Groups and Other stakeholders from developing countries to attend the HLPF. Qualified representatives are invited to indicate their interest to receive funding support by completing the form no later than midnight (NY time) onWednesday, 11 May 2016.The final selection of funded participants will be made by UN DESA DSD in collaboration with the steering group of the MGoS HLPF Coordination Mechanism (for further information please see: taking into account, inter alia, balanced representation of constituencies, gender, age and geography. Also, please note that in order to participate in the HLPF, nominees must register using the following link: . Registration is available for ECOSOC accredited organisations and organisations on the CSD Roster.

We are also sharing the form in a document file, for the use of our colleagues with visual disabilities. For those filling the word document, please send it back to Isabela Cunha (, by the deadline established above.

Best regards,


Isabela Cunha | Stakeholder Engagement Programme 
Division for Sustainable Development | DESA
United Nations | Room S-2670 | Email: 




IPBES: nomination of experts for Deliverable 2(c): Global assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services and Deliverable 3(biii): Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

Dear colleagues,

IPBES invites the nomination of experts for

Deliverable 2(c): Global assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services and

Deliverable 3(biii): Sustainable Use of Biodiversity. For more information and the application form, please click here

Deadline is 05 May 2016. 

Interested experts (nominees) are requested to fill out their application form no later than 05 May 2016.

Nominators (governments or organisations) should submit approved applications by 15 May 2016 at the latest. Early nominations ahead of the deadline are encouraged.

Experts interested in being nominated are encouraged to contact IAI or their IPBES National Focal Points(

Best regards,

The IAI team




World of Children® Award: Grants available in Five Categories including Youth, Health, Education

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World of Children® Award 2016: Nominations to close on April 1!

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UNDP – Equator Prize 2015 Award Ceremony Event Summary

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The Equator Prize 2015 Award Ceremony was held as a high-level contribution to the historic United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, France. Against this backdrop, more than 1,600 people came together to celebrate the achievements and innovations of indigenous peoples and local communities, namely the 21 recipients of the Equator Prize 2015. The winners, who were selected from a record-breaking 1,461 nominations from around the world, were honored for their achievements in tackling climate change using innovative measures to reduce poverty, protect nature and strengthen resilience.Alec Baldwin, noted actor and activist, hosted this year’s ceremony, which included remarks by the Administrator of UNDP, Helen Clark, as well as renowned environmental leaders such as anthropologist, Jane Goodall; former Norwegian Prime Minister, Gro Harlem Brundtland; Executive Director of Greenpeace International, Kumi Naidoo; Chairperson and CEO of the Global Environment Facility, Naoko Ishii; and Senior Fellow of the Center for Global Development, Frances Seymour. Calls to action and speciall commitments segment of the evening included remarks by UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,Vicky Tauli-Corpuz; Ambassador for the Government of Norway, Hans Brattskar and Director General of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Charlotte Petri Gornitzka.The ceremony highlighted community achievement in the protection, restoration and sustainable management of forests; protecting and securing rights to communal lands, territories and natural resources; community-based adaptation to climate change and sustainable livelihoods; and activism for environmental justice.Four Equator Prize 2015 winners delivered community statements on behalf of all the winners in each thematic area: Nicholas Fredericks of the South Central People’s Development Association of Guyana for forests; Lilla Raja of the Alliance of the Indigenous Peoples of the Highlands in the Heart of Borneo from Indonesia and Malaysia for rights to communal lands Farkhunda Ateel Siddiqi of Rural Green Environment Organization from Afghanistan for community-based adaptation; and Encarnación Janamejoy from the Inga people of Colombia for environmental justice.Grammy Award-nominated duo Amadou and Mariam closed the evening with a lively musical performance.




Call for Nomination: Informal Interactive Stakeholder Consultation for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 2016) 10 February 2016


Isabela Cunha <>
Date: Fri, Dec 18, 2015
Subject: Call for Nomination: Informal Interactive Stakeholder Consultation for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 2016) 10 February 2016

Dear all,

Please find the announcement below, shared on behalf of DESA OESC.

Isabela Cunha


Call for Nomination: Informal Interactive Stakeholder Consultation for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 2016)

10 February 2016
United Nations Headquarters, NY


31 December 2015:         Apply for Speaking Roles

31 December 2015:         Apply for Moderator Role

13 January 2016:            General registration 



The General Assembly, in its resolution 67/193 of 20 December 2012, has decided to convene, in early 2016, a special session to review the progress made in the implementation of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem, including an assessment of the achievements and challenges in countering the world drug problem, within the framework of the three international drug control conventions and other relevant United Nations instruments.

Furthermore, the General Assembly decided in resolution 69/200, that the special session shall have an inclusive preparatory process that includes extensive substantive consultations, allowing organs, entities and specialized agencies of the United Nations system, relevant international and regional organizations, civil society and other relevant stakeholders to fully contribute to the process, in accordance with relevant rules of procedure and established practice.

To that end, there will be an Informal Interactive Stakeholder Consultation for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 2016) on 10 February 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Consultation is an opportunity for all relevant stakeholders to contribute further to the ongoing preparatory process for UNGASS 2016 by sharing practical expertise and experiences from their work on the ground as an input for consideration by Member States in the negotiations of the outcome document.  It presents also an opportunity for stakeholders to prepare for their contributions to the interactive multi-stakeholder round tables at UNGASS.

All organizations wishing to attend the one-day Consultation will need to register by applying here. Applications for general registration for the Consultation are being accepted from 17 December 2015 – 13 January 2016.  

The one-day Consultation features an Opening Segment, two interactive-round tables and a closing segment.

Stakeholders are invited to apply to speak at the Consultation, by completing the form available here.  Applications will be accepted from 17 – 31 December 2015. The following criteria will be used when selecting speakers:

  • Must represent an organization actively working in the drug field and be authorized to speak on behalf of that organization.  Priority will be given to organizations working at the grassroots level;
  • Gender balance;
  • Geographical balance and in the case of equal qualification, representatives from the Global South will be prioritised;
  • Thematic balance in terms of approaches to drug policies to represent the broad spectrum and richness of NGO contributions;
  • The call is open to ECOSOC and non-ECOSOC accredited NGOs.

Moderator will facilitate each of the two round tables that are a feature of the Consultation.  To be considered for the Moderator role, applicants should be knowledgeable about the subject matter, generally good at including as many voices as possible in the discussion and able to steer the discussion.  Please use the form at this link to apply to be a Moderator.

A Selection Committee, comprised of members of the Steering Committee Group of the Civil Society Task Force for UNGASS on Drugs, has been established in order to ensure broad and inclusive participation of stakeholders in the Consultation. To learn more about the Civil Society Task Force, please see the attached document (PDF).

Moderators, speakers and other participants are strongly encouraged to take into consideration the following guiding questions for the discussion:
1.   What are the main challenges that exist for implementing a health approach to drugs?
2.   Given the recent call for a health approach in drug policy, how should a health focus address the need of the society as a whole, including the marginalized groups and communities, taking into account age and gender perspectives?
3.   Acknowledging the links in illicit drug trade, crime, and development policy, what synergies could be created between relevant stakeholders and Member States addressing alternative development, including within the framework of the SDGs?
4.   How can Member States and other relevant stakeholders respond effectively to current and emerging threats to health, including hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, untreated pain, and new psychoactive substances (NPS)?
5.   How should relevant stakeholders best support Member States to envision and implement inclusive, people-centred and evidence based drug policies and equal access to justice?

Isabela Cunha | Stakeholder Engagement Programme 
Division for Sustainable Development | DESA
United Nations | Room S-2600 | Email: 
Tel: +1 (202) 733 7377 | 

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Accepting Nominations: 2016 Roy Award

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Subject: Accepting Nominations: 2016 Roy Award

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Extension of deadline (now 18 October) Technology facilitation mechanism: Call for nominations for 10 representatives of civil society, the private sector and the scientific community to work with the UN inter-agency task team

Thu, 1 Oct 2015
Susan Alzner <>

Dear Colleagues,
Paragraph 123 of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda  and paragraph 70 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development decided to establish a technology facilitation mechanism in order to support the SDGs. The mechanism will be comprise of :

- A United Nations inter-agency task team on science, technology and innovation for the sustainable development goals;
- A collaborative annual multi-stakeholder forum on science, technology and innovation (STI) for the sustainable development goals;
- An online platform as a gateway for information on existing STI initiatives, mechanisms and programs.

In operationalizing these components, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development further decides that the United Nations inter-agency task team will work with 10 representatives of civil society, the private sector and the scientific community to prepare the meetings of the multi-stakeholder forum on science, technology and innovation for the SDGs, as well as in the development and op erationalization of the online platform. For more information about the technology facilitation mechanism please see:

The 10 representatives from civil society, the private sector and the scientific community will be appointed by the Secretary-General for periods of 2 years, taking into consideration geographical and gender balance and ensuring a mix of disciplinary expertise capturing science, technology and innovation aspects across the full range of the sustainable development agenda. The 10 representatives will serve in their independent, personal capacity and shall have internationally recognized excellence in their field or fields of expertise. The role is considered voluntary , and is not subject to remuneration.

In ensuring openness and inclusion in the process, UN DESA-DSD and UNEP on behalf of the Inter-agency task team are hereby inviting interested and qualified representatives of civil society, the private sector and the scientific community to submit their application by 6 p.m. (NY time) on Friday, 9 October 2015, by completing the following form:, for final selection by the Secretary-General.

Lotta Tahtinen | Stakeholder Engagement Programme Coordinator
Division for Sustainable Development | DESA
United Nations | Room S-2619 | Email:
Tel: +1 (917) 367-2212 |






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Call for nominations: UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Education (2015)/Appel à candidature Prix UNESCO-Roi Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa pour l’utilisation des

UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Education.
Since 2005, it has rewarded innovations in teaching and learning that leverage technology to improve educational outcomes.
The theme for the 2015 edition of the Prize is Pedagogical Innovation in the Use of ICT in Teaching and Learning.
Please find attached the Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information’s call to nominate candidates for the 2015 edition of the Prize, inviting NGOs to submit nominations for this year. The circular letter, the submission form, the application guidelines, the Statutes and the financial regulations (English and French), are attached.
Should you have any questions, please contact us (email:
Prix UNESCO-Roi Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa pour l’utilisation des technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) dans l’éducation.
Depuis 2005, le Prix UNESCO-Roi Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa pour l’utilisation des technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) dans l’éducation a récompensé des innovations dans le domaine de l’enseignement et de l’apprentissage qui utilisent la technologie comme un levier pour améliorer les performances éducatives.
Le thème de l’édition 2015 du Prix est le suivant : l’innovation pédagogique en matière d’utilisation des technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) dans l’enseignement et l’apprentissage.
Veuillez trouver ci-joint l’appel à candidatures du Sous-Directeur général pour les Relations extérieures et l’Information du public pour l’édition 2015 du Prix invitant les ONG à soumettre des candidatures pour cette année. La lettre circulaire, le formulaire de candidature, le guide de candidature, les statuts et le règlement financier (en anglais et en français) sont en pièce jointe.
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 Equator Prize 2015 Call for Nominations now open!

Dear all,I encourage you to nominate or self-nominate groups for this…
Subject: Equator Prize 2015 Call for Nominations now open!
Date: Tue, 5 May 2015
From: Martin Sommerschuh <>
To: <>

Dear Paul L. Quintos,

Greetings from the UNDP Equator Initiative in New York.

We recently launched our global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2015.

Given your work at IBON International and your focus on sustainable development and natural resource management issues, we thought you might be well positioned to nominate eligible groups or get this into the hands of interested organizations.
The Equator Prize 2015 will honor 20 outstanding local and indigenous community initiatives that are reducing poverty, protecting nature, and strengthening resilience in the face of climate change.


This cycle of the award has the theme empowerment, rights, and partnerships for local climate action and an emphasis on indigenous peoples and local communities that are:

  • Protecting, restoring and sustainably managing forests
  • Promoting sustainable agriculture and food security
  • Advancing community-based adaptation to climate change
  • Protecting and securing rights to communal lands, territories and natural resources
  • Forging innovative partnerships for sustainable development


Each winning initiative will receive US$ 10,000 and be supported to participate in a series of special events at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, France in December 2015.

We hope to appeal for your support in two key areas:

  1. Nominate communities that are innovating and advancing creative solutions related to climate change and sustainable development
  2. Circulate this announcement to your partners and contacts, encouraging them to submit nominations and share with their networks

Please find the official announcement attached here in English. It contains all the relevant information on eligibility requirements, selection criteria and how to nominate. Nomination forms and outreach materials are available in 15 different languages here.

Are there groups that are part of your project portfolio whom you think would be strong candidates for the Equator Prize 2015?
A video introducing the Equator Prize is available here, and videos on a few Equator Prize 2014 winners are available here (Ecuador), here(Kenya), and here (Nepal).

Please note that the nomination period for this cycle of the Equator Prize is much shorter than in previous rounds — the nomination deadline is 27 May 2015.

Many thanks in advance for your support. I can imagine you get many requests similar to this every day, so we are truly grateful for whatever attention you are able to bring to this call for nominations.

Very best regards,


Martin SommerschuhEquator InitiativeUnited Nations Development Programme304 East 45th Street, Room 605New York, NY 10017Tel: +1 646 781  Follow us:
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Equator Prize 2015 Call for Nominations – Now Open!

Dear Colleagues,

The Equator Initiative partnership is pleased to announce the Equator Prize 2015 call for nominations.

This year, as a special contribution to United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP21), the Equator Prize 2015 will honor 20 outstanding local and indigenous community initiatives that are reducing poverty, protecting nature and strengthening resilience in the face of climate change.

The theme of this cycle of the Equator Prize is ‘empowerment, rights, and partnerships for local climate action’.   Emphasis has been placed on indigenous peoples and local communities that are:

* Protecting, restoring and sustainably managing forests
* Promoting sustainable agriculture and food security
* Advancing community-based adaptation to climate change
* Protecting and securing rights to communal lands, territories and natural resources
* Forging innovative partnerships for sustainable development

This message is a request to get the call for nominations out as widely as possible through your respective networks.

The Equator Prize 2015 is open to community-based initiatives active in all countries receiving support from the UN Development Programme, making this a truly global award for local best practice.

Attached here is the official call for nominations with links to eligibility requirements, selection criteria, nomination material in 15 languages and our online nomination system.

We invite you to participate by nominating eligible projects and encouraging community and project leaders you work with to do the same.

Please note that this is a shorter nomination period than previous cycles of the award, and the nomination deadline is May 27, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact me at

Many thanks, and very best regards,

Joseph Corcoran
Equator Initiative
United Nations Development Programme
304 East 45th St., 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Tel: +1 778 987 8189




Nomination – action/2015 Reference Group representative for Sub-Saharan Africa (women only!) // Nomination – représentante de l’Afrique Sub-Saharienne pour le Groupe de Référence d’action/2015


 Marie L’Hostis <> Date: 2015-04-02

Subject: Nomination – action/2015 Reference Group representative for Sub-Saharan Africa (women only!)  //  Nomination – représentante de l’Afrique Sub-Saharienne pour le Groupe de Référence d’action/2015 To: “” <>

Message en français ci-dessous

Dear colleagues,

One of our colleagues from the action/2015 Reference Group has had to step down and we now have an opening for nominations for a woman, representative for Sub-Saharan Africa, to the Reference Group of action/2015.

As a reminder, the Reference Group performs a predominantly advisory role to the campaign Global Hub and Action Teams, providing light touch steer to ensure strategies stay on track. The Reference Group is made up of 14 geographically representative places, with one position for a woman and one for a man from each of region, as well as 3 advisers from networks that are leading on large-scale public engagement work around post 2015 and UNFCC that were not yet represented as part of the elected reference group. The biographies of the current Reference Group members are available online at The group meets over the phone on a fortnightly basis.

Nominations for new election of woman Reference Group member, representative for Sub-Saharan Africa. If you are a woman from Sub-Saharan Africa and interested to represent the region on the Reference Group, please submit your nomination by 17 April 2015. We have created an online form to collect nominations at

Nominations are free and open to anyone registered to the action/2015 campaign. At this stage, we are only accepting nominations from women who are based primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa (i.e. candidates must reside and/or carry out their work in Sub-Saharan Africa) – see note below.

Each registered organization will only be permitted to nominate one individual in the election (i.e. they may not nominate people in multiple regions). Any federated or international NGO will only be eligible to register once.

Note: This position is only opened for women from Sub-Saharan Africa, due to the specific resignation of the woman representative from the region. All other positions are still held by the regional representatives that were elected by the action/2015 coalition in July 2014.

Reference Group election process. The elections will be completed using an anonymous and secure online voting platform. The Global Hub will shepherd the election process. Nominations will close on 17 April 2015. We will then open the online voting/election process to registered campaign participants in Sub-Saharan Africa on 20 April for a period of 10 days. We will close voting on 30 April, for results at the beginning of May. The election will use the first past the post system, which means that the candidate who receives the most votes cast will be elected.

Campaign Registration. We ask that you register as a participant in the campaign as soon as possible (a pre-requisite to nominating and voting).  Registration is open and free to any organization that supports the campaign vision (the Istanbul text), and the basic details of participating organizations will be published for others to see on the website. You can register as a participant in the action/2015 campaign here:

If you have any questions or comments regarding this process, please contact Marie L’Hostis, the Global Hub Coordinator of action/2015, at

Thank you,


Message en français

Cher(e)s collègues,

Une de nos collègues du Groupe de Référence d’action/2015 a dû démissionner et nous avons maintenant une position ouverte pour des candidates femmes, représentant l’Afrique Sub-Saharienne, au Groupe de Référence d’action/2015.
Nous vous rappelons que le Groupe de Référence joue essentiellement un rôle de conseiller pour la plateforme mondiale (le «Global Hub»)  et les équipes d’action, fournissant une orientation peu contraignante pour assurer que les stratégies de la campagne restent sur la bonne voie. Le Groupe de Référence est composé de 14 représentants provenant de sièges géographiquement représentatifs, avec deux places pour une femme et un homme provenant de chaque région, ainsi que trois conseillers de réseaux qui mènent des activités d’engagement du public autour du processus post-215 et de la CCNUCC, qui n’étaient pas encore représentés par les membres élus du Groupe de Référence. Les biographies des membres actuels du Groupe de Référence sont disponibles en ligne à Le groupe se réunit par téléphone toutes les deux semaines.
Les candidatures pour la nouvelle élection de la représentante féminine du Groupe de référence pour l’Afrique Sub-Saharienne. Si vous êtes une femme en provenance d’Afrique Sub-Saharienne et intéressée à représenter la région au sein du Groupe de référence, s’il vous plaît veuillez soumettre votre candidature avant le 17 Avril 2015. Nous avons créé un formulaire en ligne pour recueillir les candidatures à
Les candidatures sont gratuites et ouvertes à toute personne inscrite à la campagne d’action/2015. En ce moment, nous n’acceptons que les candidatures de femmes qui sont basées principalement en Afrique Sub-Saharienne (c’est-à-dire que les candidates doivent résider et/ou effectuer leur travail en Afrique Sub-Saharienne) – voir la note/remarque ci-dessous.

Chaque organisation inscrite sera autorisée à nommer une seule personne à l’élection  (c.-à-d. qu’elles ne peuvent pas nommer des personnes dans plusieurs régions). Toute NGO internationale ou constituée en fédération ne pourra s’inscrire qu’une seule fois en tant qu’une seule et même entité.

Remarque: Ce poste est ouvert seulement pour les femmes de l’Afrique Sub-Saharienne, en raison de la démission spécifique de la représentante féminine de la région. Tous les autres postes sont toujours détenus par les représentants régionaux qui ont été élus par la coalition d’action/2015 en Juillet 2014.
Processus électoral du Groupe de Référence. Pour l’élection/le vote, nous allons utiliser une plate-forme de vote en ligne anonyme et sécurisée. La Plateforme Mondiale (ou ‘Global Hub’) guidera le processus électoral. Les candidatures seront fermées le 17 Avril 2015. Nous allons ensuite ouvrir le processus électoral le 20 Avril aux participants inscrits à la campagne et provenant d’Afrique sub-saharienne, et ceci pour une période de 10 jours. Nous fermerons le vote le 30 Avril, pour des résultats au début du mois de mai. L’élection va utiliser un système de vote uninominal, ce qui veut dire que la candidate qui recevra le plus de votes exprimés sera élue.

Inscription à la Campagne. Nous demandons que vous vous inscriviez à la campagne dès que possible (un prérequis pour votre candidature et futur vote). L’inscription à la campagne est libre et ouverte à toute organisation qui appuie la vision de la campagne (le texte d’Istanbul), et le nom des organisations participants sera ensuite publié sur le site web de la campagne. Vous pouvez vous inscrire en tant que participant à l’action / 2015 campagne ici:
Si vous avez des questions ou des commentaires concernant ce processus, s’il vous plaît veuillez contacter Marie L’Hostis, la Coordinatrice de la Plateforme Mondiale (Global Hub) d’action/2015, à


Marie L’Hostis

Action/2015 Global Hub Coordinator

Phone: +1 516-441-0009

Cell : +852 64-63-30-20

Skype: marie_lhostis


Twitter: @lhostis_marie


Istanbul Communique February 2014   /  Communiqué Istanbul Février2014 FRANCAIS




Extension – Call for nominations for the WSSCC steering committee

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In view of the holiday period, it has been decided to extend the ‘Call for Nominations’ until midnight Geneva time on 18 January 2015. Please note any Nominations received after this time will not be considered.


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for the WSSCC Steering Committee – Deadline: 12 January 2015

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Open nomination process for speakers for 16 January post

Open nomination process for speakers for 16 January post-2015 preparatory forum

To: Lotta Tahtinen <>, Susan Alzner <>

Cc: Beppe Lovoi <>, Anjali Rangaswami <>, Natalie Lavan <>

Dear All,
The UN DESA-DSD Major Groups Programme and the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) are facilitating a Steering Committee to ensure broad and inclusive participation of stakeholders in the first negotiating session (19-21 January) on the post-2015 development agenda (in accordance with the relevant modalities that are to be determined), as well as a Preparatory Forum for stakeholders taking place on Friday, 16 January 2015 in New York.  This Steering Committee is defining the agenda for the 16 January preparatory forum and will select stakeholders to serve as speakers and moderators in the programme through an open nomination process facilitated by UN-NGLS and DESA-DSD. The draft proposed agenda is available here: complete information about the process and to submit nominations, please visit: Please note that the deadline for nominations is 18 December 2014.  Kind regards, Lotta and Susan  Lotta Tahtinen Susan Alzner Major Groups Programme Coordinator Officer in Charge, New York Office Office of the Director United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) Division for Sustainable Development/DESA United Nations, S-2619  NGLS on Twitter @unngls E-mail: Tel: +1 (917) 367-2212



UNDP -   Call for Nomination​s for the 2015 Business for Peace Awards

Subject[rr-net] Call for Nominations for the 2015 Business for Peace Awards
Dear Colleagues,
UNDP, in cooperation with the Business for Peace Foundation (BfPF), the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) and the UN Global Compact (UNGC) is pleased to announce that the nominations for the 2015 Oslo Business for Peace Awards is now open.
As you may recall, in 2012, UNDP joined in a partnership with the BfPF, and the ICC in collaboration with the City of Oslo and theInternational Herald Tribune (now International New York Times), to embark on a worldwide search for ‘businessworthy’ leaders from all segments of the population. The challenge was to identify individuals that have achieved outstanding businessworthy accomplishments by acting ethically and responsibly, and by creating shared value between business and society.
Six outstanding individuals were selected by the Foundation’s independent award committee to receive the Oslo Business for Peace Award in 2014, which is considered to be the highest form of recognition given to business leaders for cultivating business in a way that also benefits society. At least one of these awardees, Ms. Kesha Kumari Damini (Nepal) was identified and nominated through our UNDP networks and impressed the Awards Committee as a leader of more than 60,000 micro-entrepreneurs from some of the most disadvantaged local communities. Her accomplishments and the lives that she has transformed was just as well appreciated and celebrated as the contribution of another 2014 awardee, Sir Richard Branson (UK). UNDP’s extensive country-based network and knowledge of the local development success stories has enabled the Awards to draw important lessons beyond the well-established names in the arena of business and corporate social responsibility.

The Award and its Criteria

The Oslo Business for Peace Award is presented annually by an Award Committee – consisting of Nobel Laureates in peace and in economic sciences – to selected businesspersons and social entrepreneurs who have proved to be businessworthy through their actions and commitments.

Being businessworthy is to apply one’s business energy ethically and responsibly; with the purpose of creating economic value that also creates value for society.

The Award Committee evaluates suggested Nominees according to three criteria. The criteria are established by the Business for Peace Foundation. These criteria are:

Being a role model to society and their peers – meaning that the Nominee is acting as a role model to the general public and the business community by showing how to achieve long term successful business by being businessworthy.

Standing out as an advocate - meaning that the Nominee is an outspoken advocate for the importance of creating shared value between business and society, including the importance of social responsibility in corporate governance.

Having earned  trust by stakeholders - meaning that the Nominee has earned recognition and appreciation by stakeholders in the communities within which his or her business is developed and cultivated over time.

Given UNDP’s global presence and the recently adopted strategies on Youth and Gender Equality (2014-2017), offices are strongly encouraged to facilitate the nomination of exceptional young entrepreneurs and/or women business leaders.
The link to the nomination page is and is and is self-explanatory. With your name and email address, you are directed to the nomination form.
The deadline for receiving nominations is 15 January 2015. More information on the Business for Peace Foundation can be found at
We look forward to receiving nominations from Country Offices, and also encourage you to share this information as appropriate with relevant partners to encourage a wide range of nominees. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jamshed Kazi ( at the UNDP Oslo Governance Center or Eirik Talleraas ( at the Nordic Representation Office. 
Best regards
Stan Nkwain
Deputy Director a.i.
Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
Patrick Keuleers
Chief of Profession Governance and Peacebuilding
Bureau of Policy and Programme Support


NAYD Country Co-ordinat​or Elections

Dear Registered member,

NAYD is holding country co-ordinator elections during November – Your country is either not represented or only has one candidate at the moment. The details outlining the elections and responsibilities are attached. We would like an organisation in your country to help spread the NAYD network, thereby increasing the potential for working together, especially with regards to the MDG’s and the post 2015 SDG’s.

If you are interested or can recommend a suitable youth-led organisation in your country then please send your details to as soon as possible

Paul Shaw

On behalf of NAYD International

Officer Elections 2014



UNDESA DSPD Call for nomination of initiative​s that successful​ly promoted accessible tourism

Dear NGO Colleagues,

The Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) plans to organize a Forum for Accessible Tourism and Sustainable Development for All on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 (tbc) to promote accessible tourism as an effective means for poverty eradication, employment generation and social inclusion of persons with accessibility needs. DSPD is calling for nominations of initiatives (policies, projects and innovative solutions) that have proved successful in the promotion of the accessible tourism and sustainable development.  Interested Governmental authorities, UN agencies, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations and private sector partners are encouraged to send nominations by filling an online nomination form at: along with relevant supporting materials to by August 30, 2014.

Due to the high volume of nominations, please be as concise as possible. More detailed information may be requested by DSPD after the first-round contact. More information at:

Yours Sincerely, NGO Relations and Advocacy Department of Public Information United Nations Headquarters in New York

Jeffery Huffines NGO Major Group Organizing Partner Chair, 65th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference CIVICUS UN Representative (NY) Cell: +1 646-707-1060 Email: Skype: jefferyvhuffines


  Worldview Mission : Latest Grants, Awards, Conference and Training Opportunities on the Desk  Dear All, Please find below some opportunities we can explore for our members, staff and youth around the world Visit the website and subscribe for future opportunities Thanks Lovans From: Opportunity Desk < Subject: Latest Grants, Awards, Conference and Training Opportunities on the Desk To: “LOVANS” <> Deadline: November 15, 2014 Here are the email updates of latest fellowship and scholarship opportunities for Lovans Innovation Prize for Africa 2015 – $150,000 in prizes for the Brightest InnovatorsDeadline: October 31, 2014 Applications are now open for the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015. The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) is calling on all African innovators to submit their entries for the fourth edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) competition. The IPA is an annual competition that enables and encourages African pioneers to develop creative ideas and … Continue reading…          Global Schindler Award Competition 2015 for Students Apply to attend the 2nd GMS Youth Forum – Bangkok, ThailandDeadline: September 7, 2014 Applications are invited for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Youth Forum taking place in Bangkok, Thailand from 19 – 20 December 2014. Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the GMS are looking for youth representatives from each of the 6 GMS countries to participate in the 2nd GMS Youth Forum. The 2nd GMS Youth Forum (GMS YF2) will Continue reading. Worldwide (100,000 Euro in prizes)Deadline: November 15, 2014 Students worldwide are now invited to register to participate in the 2014/2015 Global Schindler Award competition. The new Global Schindler Award student competition asks for outstanding concepts for new urban forms related to mobility, in response to global urban change. Students are asked to present original design concepts that engage the specific spatial conditions of Shenzhen, China, Continue reading… International Leader of Tomorrow Award 2015Deadline: December 10, 2014 Nominations are now open for the International Leader of Tomorrow Award 2015, a UBC International Scholars Program. The Award recognizes international undergraduate students who demonstrate superior academic achievement, leadership skills, involvement in student affairs and community service, recognized achievement in fields of endeavour such as the performing arts, sports, debating or creative writing, or external academic competitions Continue reading… NED Grants for NGOs Worldwide Working for Democracy Deadline: October 3, 2014 NGOs Worldwide working for the promotion for the human rights and democracy are invited by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) to the 2014 NED Grants for NGOs. Each year the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) makes direct grants to hundreds of non-governmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions. NED is interested Continue reading… Writing The Past / Righting Memory Conference – Cuma, > ItalyDeadline: October 1, 2014 Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies Miami University, Oxford, Ohio is organizing the Young Researchers Conference; Writing the Past/Righting Memory. The conference will focus on the region of Russia, Eastern Europe and/or Eurasia and will include discussion on memory and history, remembering and forgetting, commemoration, institutionalization and marketing of memory in the context of various Continue reading… For more opportunities, visit: Opportunity Desk Global Virtual Office.   


[APPLY/NOM​INATE] Leadership Training Workshop for Champions of Girls’ Education

Dear Colleagues,

I’m pleased to inform you that with support from the New Venture Fund to an Echidna Global Fellow of the Brookings Institution in the person of Dr. Judith-Ann Walker, the Director, development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC), Connected Development [CODE] would be conducting step down training for young women (16-30) for champions of girl child education.
Feel free to apply or nominate participants for this exciting opportunity -
Application Deadline: 8pm, Thursday, 21, 2014. 
Date: 22 & 23, August, 2014.
Time: Friday:    10am – 1pm
         Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Venue: CODE, Bassan Plaza, 2nd Floor, F Wing, Plot 759, Behind TOTAL House, Central Business District Garki, Abuja – Nigeria.
For any questions or inquiries, please contact Ojonwa Deborah Miachi via or +2348075768984.


Nomination​s open now for CSO Observers to UN-REDD Programme and FCPF

Dear Colleagues,
For those that are not aware, the nomination process for selecting four (4) civil society observers for the UN-REDD Programme (representing Asia, Africa, Latin America and developed countries) and three (3) civil society observers for the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) (representing Asia, Africa, and Latin America) has opened this week.
Information on the process and how to nominate and apply is available in English, Spanish and French at the following link:
Please note that this is a process for civil society observers only, wherein Indigenous Peoples observers are selected through other means.  Also, to note, the Northern civil society observer for the FCPF has  already been selected and as such, is not included in this process.  Last day nominations are accepted for both the UN-REDD Programme and FCPF is 5 September 2014.
Any help in disseminating this update across your networks would be helpful and greatly appreciated.
Elizabeth Eggerts
Gender and REDD+ Specialist
UN-REDD Programme
United Nations Development Programme


Call for Nomination​s to GEM-TECH Awards – Deadline September 5th, 2014

Dear Community of Educators, Do you know champions of technology for gender equality? Nominate them for ITU & UN_Women’s GEMtech Awards! Learn more at The Gender Equality Mainstreaming – Technology (GEM-TECH) Award is an annual special achievement award for outstanding performers and role models in Gender Equality and mainstreaming in the area of ICTs. It is for both women and men and is an ITU-UN Women Joint Award.  All stakeholders are encouraged to nominate deserving organizations and individuals, both within and outside your respective organizations, for this prestigious award.   The nomination deadline is September 5th. All the best, Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh UN SD Education Caucus Co-Coordinators Climate Change Dr. P. J. Puntenney Environmental & Human Systems Management 1989 West Liberty Ann Arbor, MI  48103  USA E-mail: Cell:  (734) 330-0238 Voice/Fax: (734) 994-3612


Dear Dr Pam,

I am equally a Gender Expert on ARD as you can see below:

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Prenez part à plus grand prix de l’environn​ement du monde!

Cher / Monsieur,

L’Energy Globe Award,  également connu sous le nom du „Prix Mondial pour le Développement Durable“, est décerné chaque année aux projets durables exceptionnelles en suspens dans le domaine de l’environnement et de l’énergie. Les prix sont décernés au niveau international dans les cinq catégories Terre, Feu, Eau, Air et Jeunesse et en plus au niveau national. Avec plus de 160 pays participants l’Energy Globe Award  est le plus célèbre prix de l’environnement dans le monde d’aujourd’hui. Les lauréats internationaux de chaque catégorie sont présentés avec leur prix dans le cadre d’une cérémonie qui sera diffusées dans le monde entier á la télévision. Donc, ils reçoivent une bourse de € 10 000 et sont présentés par les médias internationaux Avez-vous mis en place un projet intéressant, ou participé à un? Nous aimerions vous inviter à soumettre des projets spécifiques dans ces domaines pour l’Energy Globe Award 2015. Tous les détails de l’Energy Globe Award, et de prendre part, vous apprendrez sous Vous connaissez quelqu’un qui a mis en place un tel projet? S’il vous plaît transmettre ce message à la personne concernée et de les inciter à se soumettre. Les soumissions doivent généralement être effectuées en anglais. Notre environnement nous concerne tous – chaque contribution à un environnement vivable et et l’avenir durable est importante! Avec mes meilleures salutations Wolfgang Neumann ENERGY GLOBE Fondateur et chef de la direction T:: +43 (0) 76 17 / 2090-32 Mühlbach 7 A-4801 Traunkirchen Autriche


Participat​e in the most renowned worldwide environmen​tal award!

Dear Sustainable Educators,
The Energy Globe Award is presented annually to outstanding and sustainable projects in the area of environment and energy. Awards are presented on the international level for the 5 categories of Earth, Fire, Water, Air, and Youth and additionally on the national level. With more than 160 participating countries, the Energy Globe Award is today’s most renowned worldwide environmental award. The international recipients of each category are presented with their awards as part of a ceremony that is broadcast all over the world. Also, they will receive a 10,000 euro cash award and are featured by international media. Projects focusing on the conservation of resources, the improvement of air and water quality, the efficient use of energy, the implementation of renewable energies as well as creating a heightened awareness for these issues can be entered. Have you been involved in the implementation of an interesting project? We cordially invite you to submit specific projects from these areas for the 2015 Energy Globe Award. Please find all relevant information concerning the Energy Globe Awards and how to enter your project on the following webpage: Are you familiar with anyone who has implemented such a project? If so, please forward this email to the person(s) concerned and encourage them to participate. Our environment is everyone‘s concern – every single contribution to an environment worth living in and creating a sustainable future counts!
Respectfully yours, XXX  “Insert your name here” ENERGY GLOBE Special Representative SAVE PAPER – THINK BEFORE YOU PRINT
Good Luck to you.
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