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Reminder – Evaluation of the contributi​on of the global and regional UN Human Developmen​t Report

Dear colleague,

Thank you to all of you that have already filled the online survey.

We would like to encourage those that have not yet done so to fill the online survey on the Evaluation of the contribution of the global and regional Human Development Report. The survey can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XG5ZMHH

Your input will allow us to propose improvements to enhance the contribution of global and regional HDRs to public policy and public debates. It will also help us understand what types of information and data are most useful to development actors. Please note that all responses will be kept strictly confidential.

We very much look forward to receiving your responses no later than 14 September 2014. Should you have any requests for clarification or technical issue, please don’t hesitate to contact us at tomas.gonzalez@undp.org

Kind regards, 

Independent Evaluation Office

United Nations Development Programme

New York, NY 10017 /  Web: http://www.undp.org/ieo   Follow us:

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Report on “Education for Global Citizenshi​p” workshop at the 65th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We thank our partner SGI for organizing an event that has linked the founding spirit of the UN with the conceptual framework of global citizenship.   For those of you interested in following the outcomes from the workshop
 
Education for Global Citizenship: A return to the founding spirit of the UN as a transformative approach to post-2015 
at the 65th an UN DPI/NGO Conference, appended below the group discussion summary, list of participants, and photos.  The Inter Press Service wrote an article on SGI’s workshop:

http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/08/sdgs-make-room-for-education-for-global-citizenship/ 

All the best,
Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh
UN SD Education Caucus Co-Chairs
Co-Coordinators Climate Change
Dr. P. J. Puntenney
Environmental & Human Systems Management
1989 West Liberty
 Ann Arbor, MI  48103  USA
Cell:  (734) 330-0238
Voice/Fax: (734) 994-3612

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Dear Colleagues,
Once again, thank you so much for your contributions to the success of our workshop at the Annual DPI/NGO Conference.
I would like to share with you the following data from the workshop:
1) A summary of our group discussions during the workshop   Thanks to our rapporteurs’ timely and efficient preparations, we were able to put this together in the attached word file. As you see, it’s organized very simply based on the three questions that we prepared for the group discussions. This is a shared document among ourselves, so please feel free to make changes. I hope this can serve as a resource toward our further work on education for global citizenship.
2) A list of participants   Almost all who signed in said yes to our question on their interest in our follow-up activities.
3) Photos   I have attached the photos that I took with my phone.
4) A news article   The Inter Press Service wrote an article on our workshop: http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/08/sdgs-make-room-for-education-for-global-citizenship/
5) Video   We should be able to send you a link to the video soon.
Warmest wishes,
Hiro Sakurai Director, UN Liaison Office Soka Gakkai International (SGI) 130 East 40th Street, Suite 602, New York, NY 10016 212-727-7018 office; 917-513-6538 mobile www.sgi.org

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UNDP/UNEP/​IUCN — Mountain global Ecosystem-​based Adaptation (EbA) – Peru

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The global Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Flagship Programme’s Mountain Ecosystems Program has issued a project brochure outlining EbA work underway.  The Programme seeks to reduce the vulnerability of mountain ecosystems to climate change impacts through projects with four components: developing EbA decision-making tools appropriate to mountain ecosystems that cover monitoring, evaluation and resilience assessmenet; field testing of the tools developed at the national level; capacity building at pilot sites; and building the economic case for EbA in national development plans, policies and investments.
To learn more, visit  
http://climate-l.iisd.org/news/mountain-eba-pilot-project-in-peru-reports-lessons-learned/

All the best,
Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh
UN SD Education Caucus Co-Chairs
Co-Coordinators Climate Change with Tiahoga Ruge, Jim Taylor, Tich Pesanayi, Kavita Myles, and Suzana Padua
Youth Co-Coordinators Katie Browne and Mohammad “Arman” Golrokhien
 Dr. P. J. Puntenney
Environmental & Human Systems Management
1989 West Liberty
 Ann Arbor, MI  48103  USA
Cell:  (734) 330-0238
Voice/Fax: (734) 994-3612

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DPI Workshop 28 August, 4:45pm NY – What if you held a Data Revolution and nobody came?

What if you held a Data Revolution and nobody came?

http://devinit.org/held-data-revolution-nobody-came/

Event: Workshop at the 65th Department of Public Information Non-governmental Organization (DPI NGO) Conference: 2015 and Beyond

Venue:  UN Headquarters, New York City; Language Room 2, North Lawn Bldg. 2nd Floor

Date and time: Thursday 28th August, 16:45–18:00

Event hosts: International Federation Library Associations with the support of Development Initiatives at the UN DPI conference

The workshop will discuss how the draft post-2015 framework incorporates the potential of information communication technology (ICT) for development – and where it can do better. Panellists will demonstrate how an appropriate recognition of ICTs can place human rights, ending poverty, sustainability, human rights and climate justice centrally in the new framework.

Panellists will pay particular attention to emerging practices and partnerships in the area of universal access to ICTs, including broadband and digital literacy skills and training.

Panellists:

  • Stuart Hamilton, IFLA (Chair)
  • Dave Banisar, Article 19
  • Olimar Maisonet-Guzman, IREX
  • Jean Maney, Restless Development
  • Sofia Latif, Alliance for Affordable Internet
  • David Sullivan, Global Network Initiative
  • Cordelia Lonsdale, Development Initiatives

To attend or for further details about the Conference, please visit the Conference website.

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Fourth conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa

Africa can feed Africa now: translating climate knowledge into action

http://www.uneca.org/ccda4

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Save the date (26 August, NYC): Shaping the world you want in 2030

SAVE THE DATE

Shaping the world you want in 2030

Sharing advocacy tools and practical information to influence the post-2015 development agenda. The event will also provide updates on the post-2015 process and how to be a part of the soon to be launched Action/2015 global campaign.

3-6pm on Tuesday 26th August 2014

Church Centre, New York

Register for the event here.

 More information to be made available soon!

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 65th Annual UN DPI NGO Conference Update – 23 July, 2014

Dear NGO Colleagues,
Please be informed that due to technical problems with the CSO Net servers, the Conference Registration is currently offline until further notice.
As soon as the system is back online we will inform all NGOs.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation on this matter.  Please find more updates below:

  • We invite you to join our 2nd  Live Facebook Chat on Thursday, 24 July 2014 at 10:00 A.M. (EST) – 4:00 P.M. (Geneva) –  5:00 P.M. (Beruit) with Mr. Jeffery Huffines, Chair of the 65th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference and Mr. Jeff Brez, Co-Chair of the Conference Planning Committee. Jeff Huffines and Jeff Brez will answer any questions related to the 65th Annual UN DPI NGO Conference that will be held in New York 27-29 August 2014.  You can post any questions in advance on the event’s page or by using our#UNNGO2014 on Facebook or Twitter.

Please click here to submit your questions

  • The NGO/DPI Executive Committee cordially invites you to attend the 65th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference Reception. Please find the flyer with registration information for this event along with the invitation to attend the Conference.

Please click here for more information and to register to attend the Conference Reception

  • The Conference Planning Committee is looking for volunteers to help with a variety of tasks.

Please click here to register to be a volunteer

  • United Nations Conference to convene Civil Society to support Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Please click here to read the entire media advisory

  • Join the Youth Subcommittee’s two part live Webinar on 25 July, 2014 from 10 a.m – 11:30 a.m.  The Webinar will discuss how to raise funds to attend and how to prepare for the 65th Annual DPI/NGO Conference.

Please click here for more information

  • Your generous donations have always been an integral part in ensuring the success of the Conference.  To find out how you can contribute to the success of the Conference, please click here to read the appeal by Anne-Marie Carlson, chair of the NGO/DPI Executive Committee, and Jeffery Huffines, chair of the Conference.

Please click here to donate to the Conference
For more information on the Conference, including accommodation, resources and upcoming events, please visit our Conference website. Don’t forget to tweet us using#UNNGO2014 and join the conversation on Facebook at UNDPINGOs:partners4change.

Yours Sincerely,
NGO Relations and Advocacy Department of Public Information United Nations Headquarters in New York
http://outreach.un.org/ngorelations

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UN Climate Summit: updates and more

Dear Colleagues,
It seems everyone wants a part in the UN Climate Summit!  No doubt.  It is an unprecedented opportunity to see action over words – seeking and gaining commitment from governments to respond in substantive ways to the climate crisis.  GGCA members and partners are working to ensure gender equality is a central message in those discussions.  Here is an update about what GGCA members are doing, where, when, and how you might be involved too.
September 9th
·         ‘Women’s Climate Action Agenda’ release by WECC/WECAN.  See the attached flyer and share.
September 21st
·         People’s Climate March, New York City.  WEDO and other women’s organizations are collaborating to have a great turn-out of women in NY.  Opportunities and ways to keep up-to-date were shared in a previous email.
September 22nd
·         ‘Women Leading Solutions on the Front Lines of Climate Change’ event hosted by WECC/WECAN. 1-3 pm, UN Church Center, New York City. All are welcome! See the attached flyer and share.
·         ‘Wall of Women’ Action. Global, all day. WECC/WECAN is hosting a web page and social media support for this action. This is particularly for women who will not be in NYC, but wish to have their voices heard.  See the attached flyer and share.
·         ‘Women Leading the Way: Raising Ambition for Climate Action’.  Leaders’ Forum co-hosted by UN Women and the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice.  New York. This multi-stakeholder event will bring together women and men from governments, the UN System, the scientific community, civil society organizations and the private sector, to demonstrate women’s leadership on climate action and highlight gender-responsive actions underway in various countries.  Several GGCA members have been invited and are planning to attend!
September 23rd
·         Joint Statement from Civil Society – Before anyone else speaks in the opening of the summit, CSO voices will be heard.  One person will be chosen to represent CSOs as a whole, deliver the statement,  and present climate action responses of the people of the world, from around the world.  Submit a nominee!
·         ‘Women’s Climate Declaration’ sends a strong message that women of the world call for urgent action on climate change and sustainability solutions.  Signatures will be presented to the UN Climate Summit by Global Call for Climate Action (GCCA) as part of the GCCA signature campaign with WECAN.  Sign the declaration!  And share.
·         ‘The Declaration on Climate Justice’ aims to gather public backing for climate justice in order to drive the political will needed for the transformational leadership needed to adequately address the climate crisis.  Signatures are part of the GCCA signature campaign with Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice and World Resources Institute.  Sign the declaration! And share.
 
·         ‘Rights of Nature and Systemic Change in Climate Change Solutions’ event in partnership with WECAN and the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature. 2:15-3pm. UN Church Center, New York City, NY.  See the attached flyer and share.
 
·         UN Private Sector Forum during Climate Summit – organization in part by GGCA member UNDP.  Several GGCA members have been nominated as possible attendees.
 
·         ‘Voices of the front lines’ Thematic Dialogue – organization in part by GGCA member UN Women. Several GGCA members have been nominated as possible panelists.
 
·         ‘Health, Jobs & Climate‘ (previously ‘Co-benefits of Climate Change Action’) Thematic Dialogue – organization in part by GGCA member WHO.  Several GGCA members have been nominated as possible panelists.
Further Participation
The Climate Summit is expected to be webcast for plenaries.  Civil Society Organizations may also submit nominations to attend the Summit as speakers or attendees (shared in a previous email).  Some CSOs are working to have a space in NY to gather together, share communications, and receive first-hand any news that happens from within the summit – more to come as it develops.
I’m keen to know your involvement, plans to attend, and support.  Please do not hesitate to let me know.
Best,
Cara
Cara Beasley Communications and Network Officer, Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) Email:  cara@gender-climate.org Web: www.gender-climate.org Skype: cara.beasley Twitter: @GGCA_gender
From: cara@gender-climate.org [mailto:cara@gender-climate.orgSent: Friday, June 20, 2014 11:48 AM To: GGCA Membership (global-gender-and-climate-alliance@googlegroups.com) Subject: UN Climate Summit: updates and more
Hello GGCA Colleagues,
There is quite the buzz around the upcoming UN Climate Summit.  Many are talking, people will be marching, and GGCA members and partners are working to ensure gender equality is a central message in climate discussions.  Here is an update and call to get involved.
Release of Women’s Climate Action Agenda, 8th September
WECAN will release the Women’s Climate Action Agenda in the lead-up to the UN Climate Leadership Summit.  You are invited to sign the WECAN declaration (starting 24th of June) and show your support!
 
People’s Climate March, 21st September
If you have already received your invitation, consider yourself invited!  Come join those making history and bringing change. Sign up and follow developments for “in street” and virtual participation on Facebook.  A developing idea is that a section of march may be dedicated to women and women’s groups to share a unified statement or a common theme.
Women Leading Solutions on the Front Lines of Climate Change, 22nd September
WECAN will host Women Leading Solutions on the Front Lines of Climate Change at the UN Church Center in NY from 1:00 PM  until 3:00 PM on Monday September 22nd.  Those in New York are invited to join.  This event will be followed by a special group action on the same day to create a WECAN “Wall of Women” – more details to be shared soon.
Leaders’ Forum on Women Leading the Way: Raising Ambition for Climate Action, 22nd September
UN Women and the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice will co-host the Leaders’ Forum on Women Leading the Way: Raising Ambition for Climate Action at the Hyatt Hotel, New York from 6:00pm until 8:30pm. This multi-stakeholder event will bring together women and men from governments, the UN System, the scientific community, civil society organizations and the private sector, to demonstrate women’s leadership on climate action and highlight gender-responsive actions underway in various countries.  By invitation only.
BKM Climate Summit, 23rd September
What are possible ways to integrate gender issues and women’s equality in several different and substantive ways?  We are looking to see where GGCA, members, and partners can be involved collectively and separately – drawing on the strengths of each group.  Although some GGCA members are already planning events individually, we do not want to miss out on a collective opportunity to raise the roof on gender considerations.
Key Question: Where can gender dimensions be integrated into targeted into different workstreams?
Possible Answer: Bundle together projects with common threads to present in thematic sessions.
Summit Components
Plenary: heads of state and governments will speak on domestic actions & ambition.
Action Platforms – area for multi-stakeholder engagement (energy, transportation, agriculture, drr, finance,  etc).
Thematic Sessions – opportunity to partner with others and work with multilevel stakeholders on implementation.  This is where co-benefits of action may be best targeted.
Planning Ahead
·         GGCA will propose a strategy call near late July to identify entry points for gender and brainstorm on action.  Please let me know directly at cara@gender-climate.org if you’d like to participate.
·         GGCA members and partners are participating in the Social Pre-COP preparation meetings in Venezuela in July to create a collective social justice action agenda for climate policies to present at UN Climate Summit.
 
As always, you are encourage and invited to let me know if you have any questions or further thoughts.
Best regards,
Cara Beasley Communications and Network Officer, Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) Email:  cara@gender-climate.org Web: www.gender-climate.org Skype: cara.beasley Twitter: @GGCA_gender

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To: GGCA Membership (global-gender-and-climate-alliance@googlegroups.com) Subject: UN Climate Summit: updates and more

Hello GGCA Colleagues,
There is quite the buzz around the upcoming UN Climate Summit.  Many are talking, people will be marching, and GGCA members and partners are working to ensure gender equality is a central message in climate discussions.  Here is an update and call to get involved.
Release of Women’s Climate Action Agenda, 8th September
WECAN will release the Women’s Climate Action Agenda in the lead-up to the UN Climate Leadership Summit.  You are invited to sign the WECAN declaration (starting 24th of June) and show your support!
 
People’s Climate March, 21st September
If you have already received your invitation, consider yourself invited!  Come join those making history and bringing change. Sign up and follow developments for “in street” and virtual participation on Facebook.  A developing idea is that a section of march may be dedicated to women and women’s groups to share a unified statement or a common theme.
Women Leading Solutions on the Front Lines of Climate Change, 22nd September
WECAN will host Women Leading Solutions on the Front Lines of Climate Change at the UN Church Center in NY from 1:00 PM  until 3:00 PM on Monday September 22nd.  Those in New York are invited to join.  This event will be followed by a special group action on the same day to create a WECAN “Wall of Women” – more details to be shared soon.
Leaders’ Forum on Women Leading the Way: Raising Ambition for Climate Action, 22nd September
UN Women and the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice will co-host the Leaders’ Forum on Women Leading the Way: Raising Ambition for Climate Action at the Hyatt Hotel, New York from 6:00pm until 8:30pm. This multi-stakeholder event will bring together women and men from governments, the UN System, the scientific community, civil society organizations and the private sector, to demonstrate women’s leadership on climate action and highlight gender-responsive actions underway in various countries.  By invitation only.
BKM Climate Summit, 23rd September
What are possible ways to integrate gender issues and women’s equality in several different and substantive ways?  We are looking to see where GGCA, members, and partners can be involved collectively and separately – drawing on the strengths of each group.  Although some GGCA members are already planning events individually, we do not want to miss out on a collective opportunity to raise the roof on gender considerations.
Key Question: Where can gender dimensions be integrated into targeted into different workstreams?
Possible Answer: Bundle together projects with common threads to present in thematic sessions.
Summit Components
Plenary: heads of state and governments will speak on domestic actions & ambition.
Action Platforms – area for multi-stakeholder engagement (energy, transportation, agriculture, drr, finance,  etc).
Thematic Sessions – opportunity to partner with others and work with multilevel stakeholders on implementation.  This is where co-benefits of action may be best targeted.
Planning Ahead
·         GGCA will propose a strategy call near late July to identify entry points for gender and brainstorm on action.  Please let me know directly at cara@gender-climate.org if you’d like to participate.
·         GGCA members and partners are participating in the Social Pre-COP preparation meetings in Venezuela in July to create a collective social justice action agenda for climate policies to present at UN Climate Summit.
 
As always, you are encourage and invited to let me know if you have any questions or further thoughts.
Best regards,
Cara
Cara Beasley Communications and Network Officer, Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) Email:  cara@gender-climate.org Web: www.gender-climate.org Skype: cara.beasley Twitter: @GGCA_gender

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