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[action2015-campaigning] [EN/ES/FR] Perception Survey on National Reviews Agenda 2030 – Encuesta de percepción sobre Revisiones Nacionales de la Agenda 2030 – Enquête de perception examens nationaux Agenda 2030

Dr. P. J. Puntenney
Environmental & Human Systems Management
1989 West Liberty
 Ann Arbor, MI  48103  USA
Cell:  1-734-352-7429

.Naiara Costa <ncosta@beyond2015.org>
Date: Mon, Mar 21, 2016
Subject: [action2015-campaigning] [EN/ES/FR] Perception Survey on National Reviews Agenda 2030 – Encuesta de percepción sobre Revisiones Nacionales de la Agenda 2030 – Enquête de perception examens nationaux Agenda 2030
To: Naiara Costa <ncosta@beyond2015.org>

 Join now! Participe! Joignez-vous!

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National Reviews: Is civil society already being left behind?

Join the Together 2030 perception survey about civil society and stakeholder engagement on the national reviews of Agenda 2030 implementation

Reply by March 30 here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nationalreviewssurvey

 

In 2016, the first round of countries volunteered for national reviews on the implementation of Agenda 2030. Those reviews will be presented during the 2016 Session of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in July, in New York.

As of March 14 2016, 21 countries have volunteered to engage on national reviews in 2016: China; Egypt; Estonia; Finland; France; Georgia; Germany; Madagascar; Mexico; Montenegro; Morocco; Norway; Philippines; Republic of Korea; Samoa; Sierra Leone; Switzerland; Togo; Turkey; Uganda; Venezuela

Civil society and stakeholder engagement are critical if national reviews are expected to follow the principles and agreements expressed in Agenda 2030. This is a new process set up by a new framework and it is important that the first volunteers set up good participatory examples to be followed and strengthened by the next volunteers.

Are you aware of countries volunteering for national reviews? Do you know how to engage in your country? Do you have access to the necessary information to engage?

Join our perception survey and let us know: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nationalreviewssurvey

Naiara Costa

Together 2030

Mob. +1 917 930 4069

Email: naiara.costa@together2030.org

Skype: naiaracc (New York, USA)

Twitter: @naiaracc; @Together_2030

www.together2030.org

Check our blog: https://together2030.wordpress.com/

Join Together 2030: http://goo.gl/forms/VmY9K1Gxpf

Jeffery Huffines

​NGO Major Group Organizing Partner​
CIVICUS UN Representative (NY)
Cell: +1 646-707-1060
Email: jeffery.huffines@civicus.org
Twitter: @JefferyHuffines
Skype: jefferyvhuffines

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
355 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10017, USA

PO BOX 933, Southdale 2135, JHB, South Africa

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Intervention during the UN Summit (CPG)

Dear CPG4SD,

Sharing with you the transcript of the Intervention of Paul Quintos in the Interactive Dialogue 3 (Fostering sustainable economic growth and transformation, and promoting sustainable consumption and production) during the UN Summit for the adoption of the Post-2015 development agenda.

Intervention of Paul Quintos for Dialogue 3_September 26, 2015

Best,

April
for the Secretariat

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 Transgenic seeds in Latin America and the Caribbean
From: April Alconis
Date:28/07/2015
Subject: Transgenic seeds in Latin America and the Caribbean

Dear CPG4SD,

Part of the on-going campaign on the alternative development framework
for the new development agenda to be approved on the 70th anniversary of
the United Nations on September 25, 2015 in New York City, the Campaign
for Peoples Goals for Sustainable Development would like to share with
you the issue of Transgenic seeds in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Clink on this link to read the article and the factsheet on this very
relevant struggle:
http://peoplesgoals.org/devjustice/campaigns/transgenic-seeds-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean/

I encourage everyone to share the article – posted in the website (link
above) and in Facebook (The Peoples Goals and Development Justice).

Let’s continue to further the campaigns and struggles by amplifying this
in the broadest possible way to get our message across the official space.

Best,

April
for the Secretariat

http://peoplesgoals.org/devjustice/
https://www.facebook.com/ThePeoplesGoals?ref=bookmarks
https://www.facebook.com/daysfordevjustice?ref=bookmarks

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Sat, Sept 26: Open the Borders! Migrants, Refugees, Workers Unite! End Forced Migration & Displacement!

Dear all,

Come join me and hundreds from grassroots movements here in the US and abroad as we meet at Washington Square Park to demand for an end to forced migration and displacement due to militarization, wars, neoliberalism and climate change!
Refugee rights are Women’s rights!
Migrant rights are Women’s rights!
See you all tomorrow,

Please Forward Widely!!!

Migrants & Refugees

FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/885680441513235/

Whether through “small wars” of destabilization or labor export programs, tens of millions are displaced from their home countries due to monopoly capitalism’s drive the control markets, resources, territories, and extract superprofits. With the drive for hegemony at the root, neoliberal economic policies and mercenary armies are unleashed on countries where imperialism has strategic interests, in order to undermine and overturn economic and political sovereignty. 

As September 26 marks the one year anniversary of the Ayoztinapa 43 students who challenged neoliberal economic policies being imposed in Mexico, the images of 2-year old Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach and an overloaded boat sinking off the coast of Libya captures the ongoing reality of refugees fleeing wars of destabilization in the Middle East and Africa due to US-backed mercenary armies seeking to overthrow regimes.

As the United Nations General Assembly meets that Saturday in New York to discuss the post-2015 development agenda and their so-called “Sustainable Development Goals”, massive displacement of peoples, violence, racism, and death continues! People’s resistance and movement continues globally to undo these oppressive systems!

Tell the UN:

Open the Borders! Stop the Wars!
End Forced Migration! No to Neoliberalism!
End Labor Export Policies!
Stop US-backed wars of destabilization in Syria, the Middle East, and Africa!
Justice for the Aylan Kurdi and safe haven for all Syrian refugees!
Justice and Accountability for the Ayotzinapa 43!
Justice and Safe Haven for Rohingya refugees!
Justice and Safe Haven for Burmese refugees!

SPONSORED BY:

Campaign for Peoples Goals

International Migrants Alliance

International Action Center

International Tribunal of Conscience

The Migrant Center at St. Francis of Assisi

Fuerza Mundial Global

 ENDORSED BY: (list in formation)

 Al-Awda Palestine Right to Return Coalition-NYC

BAYAN USA

Bolivarian Circle NYC

Guyanese American Workers United,

Haiti Liberte’

Honduras USA Resistencia

International League of Peoples Struggle

International Support Haiti Network,

May 1 Workers and Immigrant Rights Coalition,

Pakistan USA Freedom Forum,

Peoples Power Assembly- NYC

SI Solidarity with Iran,

South Asian Fund for Education, Scholarship & Training

Syrian American Forum

Trade Justice Network-Metro

United National Antiwar Coalition

US Peace Council

 

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Transgenic seeds in Latin America and the Caribbean

Dear CPG4SD,

Part of the on-going campaign on the alternative development framework
for the new development agenda to be approved on the 70th anniversary of
the United Nations on September 25, 2015 in New York City, the Campaign
for Peoples Goals for Sustainable Development would like to share with
you the issue of Transgenic seeds in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Clink on this link to read the article and the factsheet on this very
relevant struggle:
http://peoplesgoals.org/devjustice/campaigns/transgenic-seeds-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean/

I encourage everyone to share the article – posted in the website (link
above) and in Facebook (The Peoples Goals and Development Justice).

Let’s continue to further the campaigns and struggles by amplifying this
in the broadest possible way to get our message across the official space.

Best,

April
for the Secretariat

http://peoplesgoals.org/devjustice/
https://www.facebook.com/ThePeoplesGoals?ref=bookmarks
https://www.facebook.com/daysfordevjustice?ref=bookmarks

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PARTICIPATE:2015 #ShowYourSkillsCampaign: July 1st – August 30th 2015

Dear Colleagues,

Afterschool Centre for Career Development spearheads #ShowYourSkillsCampaign

Afterschool Centre for Career Development (formerly known as Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project) is pleased to announce the launch of its #ShowYourSkillsCampaign organized as part of its activities to celebrate and promote the inaugural United Nations World Youth Skills Day held on July 15th 2015.

In designating the World Youth Skills Day, the United Nations General Assembly

·        ‘expressed concern at the high number of unemployed youth, estimated globally at 74.5 million in 2013, the majority of whom live in the developing countries

·         noted that Member States have an important role in meeting the needs and aspirations of youth, particularly in developing countries,

·        Recognized that the fostering of the acquisition of skills by youth would enhance their ability to make informed choices with regard to life and work and empower them to gain access to changing labour markets.

The #ShowYourSkillsCampaign seeks to generate greater awareness on the relevance skills development comprising core skills, technical and vocational skills as well as highlight the place of skills acquisition in driving employability and entrepreneurship.

The Campaign is hinged on the fact that skills will continually drive the labour market and the future of work for both local and global economies and the need for young people to position themselves accordingly.                                                                         

How to participate:

1.     Open to young people across Africa under 35 years of age

2.     Send a picture of yourself showing off your skills

3.     Tweet to @Afterschool_dev using the hashtag #ShowyourSkillsCampaign and #YouthSkillsDay

4.     Refer your friends to tweet at  #ShowyourSkillsCampaign and #YouthSkillsDay and mention you in their tweets

5.     At the end we will compile the submitted pictures into a skills handbook that will be shared globally.

Prizes:

The best pictures that demonstrate skills will win the following:

1.     An all- expense paid trip to Cape Town, South Africa in October 2015

2.     Scholarships to attend entrepreneurship courses

3.     Feature Interview in two national newspapers

4.     Feature interview on a national TV Show

Campaign Timeline: July 1st – 30th August 2015

About Afterschool Centre for Career Development:

Afterschool Centre for Career Development (formerly known as Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project) is a non-governmental, capacity development organization committed to inspiring, investing and engaging young people as well as facilitating growth opportunities for young persons in transitional stages of their lives. We ignite young people to set career goals and walk them through the achievement of such goals enabling them transit seamlessly from school to work.

At Afterschool Centre for Career Development we employ various strategic interventions to counsel, train and provide growth opportunities for young people to prepare for the world of work through a peer mentoring model. Our programmes and projects include a Pathfinder programme for Adolescents, A Pre-Tertiary Training Programme for Post-Secondary school graduates, Workplace Training for Undergraduates as well as career advancement trainings for young professionals.

Beyond providing direct services, Afterschool Centre for Career Development provides a springboard for Stakeholder collaboration and thought leadership on issues regarding holistic education including career counseling, employment and youth transitions programming. Some initiatives under our thought leadership portfolio include; The Career Counsellors Coalition and the School to Work Transitions in Africa Initiative.

For more information, inquiries, and partnerships on the #ShowYourSkillsCampaign, please contact:

Kokomma Williams- Udofot

Programmes & Partnerships Manager

Afterschool Centre for Career Development(ACCD)

kokomma.williams@afterschoolcentre.org

www.afterschoolcentre.org

www.afterschoolhub.org

www.tinyurl.com/syscampaign

Esther Eshiet

 ACCD Show your Skills Campaign -Media Release

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Dam Struggles in Manipur

Part of the on-going campaign on the alternative development framework
for the new development agenda to be approved on the 70th anniversary of
the United Nations on September 25, 2015 in New York City, the Campaign
for Peoples Goals for Sustainable Development would like to share with
you the Dam Struggles in Manipur.

Clink on this link to read the article and the factsheet on this very
relevant struggle:
http://peoplesgoals.org/devjustice/campaigns/manipur/

I encourage everyone to share the article – posted in the website (link
above) and in Facebook (The Peoples Goals and Development Justice).

Let’s continue to further the campaigns and struggles by amplifying this
in the broadest possible way to get our message across the official space.

Best,

April
for the Secretariat
http://peoplesgoals.org/devjustice/
https://www.facebook.com/ThePeoplesGoals?ref=bookmarks
https://www.facebook.com/daysfordevjustice?ref=bookmarks

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Ogoni Struggle

Dear CPG4SD,

Part of the on-going campaign on the alternative development framework
for the new development agenda to be approved on the 70th anniversary of
the United Nations on September 25, 2015 in New York City, the Campaign
for Peoples Goals for Sustainable Development would like to share with
you the Ogoni Struggles in Nigeria.

Clink on this link to read the article and the factsheet on this very
relevant struggle:
http://peoplesgoals.org/devjustice/campaigns/ogoni-struggle/

I encourage everyone to share the article – posted in the website (link
above) and in Facebook (The Peoples Goals and Development Justice).

Let’s continue to further the campaigns and struggles by amplifying this
in the broadest possible way to get our message across the official space.

Best,

April
for the Secretariat
http://peoplesgoals.org/devjustice/
https://www.facebook.com/ThePeoplesGoals?ref=bookmarks
https://www.facebook.com/daysfordevjustice?ref=bookmarks

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Dear April and All,

Its really stress full  of the story around the world same think is happening.I my self and NAFSO willing to cooperate this people and continuing the struggle.

In Solidarity,

Geetha.

Administrative Secretary,

National Fisheries Solidarity Movement,

No.10,

Malwatta Road,

Negombo.

Tel  -  (+94) 312239750
Skype Name – udugampalage1

Web – http://www.nafso-online.org

You Tube Channel -https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmCd7pU72Xzoyc4Hj9sSpjQ/videos

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/NAFSO-Sri-Lanka/593521354062186

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Human Rights to Water – Sign On Request

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Hi All
would you like to sign on and ask other organizations to join the campaign
on Human rights to water and sanitation?  A real issue of SD educators.

For your convenience, the link to the sign-on is here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Ids-a8jK-DjrLbZGQggowGaxv1AoRdTY-A8G8FiQrns/viewform

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A Campaign for Water

 

Global Water Partnership (GWP) has launched a campaign to maintain a dedicated water goal on the UN post-2015 development agenda.

 

Countries are currently negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda. The UN General Assembly, on September 8, 2014, adopted a framework for the SDGs which includes Goal #6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. The goal, with its subsections, goesbeyond water supply and sanitation, encompassing sustainable water resources management.

 

GWP wants to make sure that Goal #6 stays as a SDG and that the other goals take into account the water dimension.

 

#watergoal – It’s time… www.globalwatergoal.org

Global Water Partnership (GWP)

PO Box 24177  SE-104 51 Stockholm, SWEDEN

Visiting address: Linnégatan 87D

Phone: +46 8 1213 8600 Fax: +46 8 1213 8604 E-mail: gwp@gwp.org Web: www.gwp.org,  www.gwptoolbox.org Subscribe to GWP NewsFlow. Follow GWP on http://twitter.com/GWPnews  Find us on Facebook

A water secure world – the mission of the Global Water Partnership is to advance governance and management of water resources for sustainable and equitable development.

 

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People’s Goals Response to the UN SG’s Synthesis Report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Good day!
The Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development is      pleased to share with you our response to the SG’s Report. We      recognize the Report’s reconfirmation of the core principles of      sustainable development including the universality of human      rights, right to development, common but differentiated      responsibilities, and climate justice. We are concerned, however,      that the report still falls far short of proposing a truly just      and democratic development model to definitively resolve      inequalities in power, wealth and resources beyond the dominant      framework of neoliberalism.

We at the People’s Goals      affirm our conviction that unjust and unequal power relations are      at the root of multidimensional poverty and inequalities, social      exclusion and ecological destruction. The principle of justice      must be placed again at the heart of the alternative development      process and concrete actions should be done to eliminate the      structural roots of inequalities in wealth, power, and resources      between countries, between rich and poor, between men and women,      and between different social groups and territories within      countries. We believe that the framework of Development Justice is      an alternative framework that comprehensively captures the      majority of the world’s poor’s demands for redistributive justice,      economic justice, social and gender justice, ecological justice,      and accountable and transparent institutions.
Download the        full report at: http://peoplesgoals.org/peoples-goals-response-to-the-un-sg-synthesis-report-on-the-post-2015-development-agenda/#sthash.xQGVcYQJ.dpuf
*[With contributions and feedback from IBON International,        Asia-Pacific Forum on Women, Law, and Development (APWLD),        Habitat International (HIC), People's Coalition on Food        Sovereignty (PCFS), Center for Environmental Concerns (CEC),        Roots for Equity, Eastern and Southern Africa Farmers' Forum        (ESAFF), Action Group on Governance and Environmental Management        (AGGEM), Fundación Nicaragüense de Comercio Comunitario/Red        Latinoamericano sobre Deuda, Desarrollo y Derechos        (RENICC/LATINDADD), South Africa National NGO Coalition        (SANGOC), and Agenda for Change (A4C)]

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http://www.phmovement.org/en/campaigns

http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=fa9cf38799136b5660f367ba6&id=8b23497115&e=1e33eb2f1a

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Beijing+20: Women and Poverty — Don’t miss Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, infographic on poverty and more

http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=3d29e44d120dbaa8d14163032&id=881dec318a&e=56a054f281

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[action2015-campaigning] Global Hub – Recruiting a Senior Communications Officer and a Senior Administrative & Event Officer

 

 action2015 Senior Communications Officer JOB DESCRIPTION

action2015 Senior Administrative & Event Officer JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Subject: [action2015-campaigning] Global Hub – Recruiting a Senior Communications Officer and a Senior Administrative & Event Officer
Dear colleagues,

 We are now ready to recruit two additional staff members to the Global Hub: a Senior Communications Officer and a Senior Administrative & Event Officer. Please circulate the attached vacancies to your networks and encourage qualified applicants to apply.

 The action/2015 Senior Communications Officer will provide communications advice and support for the delivery of a highly innovative and effective campaign with the development and implementation of communication and media strategies for projects, campaigns and events.

 The action/2015 Senior Administrative & Event Officer will provide administrative and logistical support to the campaign, help facilitate internal campaign communications and support participating organizations in the effective coordination of the campaign while building and maintaining its momentum.  

 Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and CV in English via email to: jobs@action2015.org.

 Deadline for applications is 5 November 2014, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 Many thanks and best wishes,

Marie L’Hostis

Global Hub Coordinator

Phone: +51 1 242 4628  /  Mobile: +51 95 95 24 995  / Skype: marie_lhostis

Email: marie@action2015.org    /  www.action2015.org

 

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[Beyond 2015:323] Please help us improve the Beyond 2015 campaign!

En Français en dessous Email español y enlace de la encuesta seguirá esta semana – Disculpas nuestro traductor está enfermo …

Dear Beyond 2015

In October 2014, Beyond 2015 will be working with an independent M&E specialist to conduct a mid-term review of the campaign. Beyond 2015 is committed to support the active participation of all its members and this review will evaluate our work to date and suggest how we can improve in order to ensure the emergence of a global, overarching, cross-thematic framework that succeeds the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 through a process that is participatory, inclusive and responsive to the voices of those directly affected by poverty and injustice.

A key input into this mid-term review is a ‘Stocktaking Survey’ which we hope as many of our participating organisations as possible will complete. The Stocktaking Survey will provide an opportunity for the whole campaign to reflect on the post-2015 process to date (both within Beyond 2015 and externally), and to project for the final 12 months of the post-2015 negotiations. It will also help guide the political strategy of Beyond 2015.

As such, we are pleased to share with you a brief survey, which I would encourage all organisations participating in Beyond 2015 to spend a few minutes completing. Please click here to access the survey!

The survey includes 30 questions (the majority of which are multiple choice) and should take around 15 minutes to complete.

We would ask you to complete the survey before midnight CET on Sunday 28 September. This will allow the Secretariat time to compile the results for the consideration of the M+E specialist, who will start work with us on 1 October.

We want to make sure the campaign is working as well as possible to achieve our goals of an ambitious, transformative and universal post-2015 development agenda that leaves no-one behind. This Stocktaking Survey is a crucial way to help us do this.

Once again, the link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HZWV87H

With thanks

George Ndungu (Organisation of African Youth, Kenya) and Andrew Griffiths (Sightsavers, UK)

Chère campagne Beyond 2015

En Octobre 2014, Beyond 2015 travaillera avec un spécialiste indépendant pour faire une évaluation à mi-parcours de la campagne. Beyond 2015 s’est engagé à soutenir la participation active de toutes les organisations participantes à la campagne, et ce sondage évaluera notre travail à ce jour et indiquer comment nous pouvons améliorer en vue d’assurer l’émergence d’un cadre global multithématique pour le développement après 2015 et que le processus d’élaboration de ce cadre est participatif, inclusif et sensible aux voix de ceux qui sont directement touchés par la pauvreté et l’injustice.

Un élément clé dans cette revue est un «sondage d’OSC » Nous encourageons toutes les organisations participantes de Beyond2015 de compléter. Le sondage d’OSC bilan sera l’occasion pour la campagne de réfléchir sur le processus post-2015 à ce jour (à l’intérieur et à l’extérieur de Beyond 2015), et de projeter sur les 12 derniers mois de négociations post-2015. Il aidera également à orienter la stratégie politique de Beyond 2015.

En tant que tel, nous sommes heureux de partager avec vous ce sondage, et on vous encourage chaudement de passer quelques minutes à compléter. Cliquez ici pour accéder au sondage!

Le sondage comprend 30 questions (dont la majorité est à choix multiple) et devrait prendre environ 15 minutes à remplir.

Nous vous invitons à remplir le questionnaire avant minuit CET le dimanche 28 Septembre. Cela permettra au Secrétariat le temps de compiler les résultats pour le spécialiste  qui commencera son travail le 1er Octobre.

Nous voulons nous assurer que la campagne fonctionne aussi bien que possible pour atteindre nos objectifs partages d’un cade de post-2015 ambitieux, de transformateur universel qui ne laisse personne derrière. Ce sondage est un moyen essentiel pour nous aider à faire cela.

Une fois de plus, le lien du sondage:

https://fr.surveymonkey.com/s/JZ2DY2Y

Cordialement

George Ndungu (Organisation of African Youth, Kenya) et Andrew Griffiths (Sightsavers, UK)

Co-presidents de Beyond 2015

Best regards

Leo Williams

International Coordinator

Beyond 2015

www.beyond2015.org

Tel: 0032 2 743 87 97

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Dear Community of Educators, 

Our side event for CSD 19 we had the honor of partnering with the UN Safe Planet Campaign and working with then Executive Secretary of the Stockholm Convention, Donald Cooper, now with the UNFCCC working on mitigation/ finance and Michael Stanley-Jones, communications.  The event was a major success and we continue to follow the progress on this important initiative.  We send a hearty “Congratulations” to Michael on his new position joining the staff of the Joint UN Development Programme – UN Environment Programme “Poverty-Environment Initiative bringing his many skills and talents in communications, outreach and knowledge management working on the pro-poor sustainable development agenda worldwide.

Colleagues in Nairobi, Kenya, welcome Michael and his wife on our behalf. 

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 

E-mail:  pjpunt@umich.edu

Cell:  (734) 330-0238

Voice/Fax: (734) 994-3612

Safe Planet welcomes new campaign focal point Charlie Avis, BRS bids farewell to campaign co-creator Michael S. Jones

On 23 August, Safe Planet: the United Nations Campaign for Responsibility on Hazardous Chemicals and Wastes´ co-creator Michael S. Jones departed Geneva to move to Nairobi where he joins the staff of the Joint UN Development Programme-UN Environment Programme (UNDP-UNEP) Poverty-Environment Initiative.  Michael will be responsible for communications, outreach and knowledge management in the Initiative´s Poverty-Environment Facility, supporting the pro-poor sustainable development agenda globally.

Safe Planet welcomes Charlie Avis, a former Poverty-Environment Initiative Programme Officer, who has taking up the post of Public Information Officer of the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, and serves as focal point of the UN Safe Planet Campaign as of 15 August. He may be reached at charles.avis@unep.org.

“Since its launch in February 2010, Safe Planet Campaign has made a major contribution to raising awareness of the challenges we face from hazardous chemicals and wastes, and the role of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions in presenting solutions to the challenges. It has also been a huge and unforgettable part of both my professional and personal life,” Michael said.

“I intend to remain active in the Campaign as a friend and advisor. I  look forward to expanding its reach within the environmental justice community I now serve in my new capacity.”

Jana Hajduchova, Friend of Safe Planet, and Michael Jones are relocating to Nairobi

Michael´s new assignment is effective as of 15 August 2014. He remained at the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS) in Geneva as part of the hand-over of his former duties to Charlie Avis.

As part of the transition, BRS has migrated SafePla.net website of Friends of Safe Planet to the Secretariat’s servers in Geneva.  SafePla.net currently serves as respository of the Campaign´s activities from its inception through Rio +20 Conference in June 2012.

“Safe Planet Campaign continues through the strong commitment and support of its members, and remains an integral part of the communication and outreach effort of the BRS Secretariat.  I am leaving behind a strong and talented team at BRS and many wondrous memories of the work we have accomplished together.  I wish to thank everyone at the Secretariat and within the UN Safe Planet community for all their kindness, enthusiasm and support during these past 4 ½ years,” Michael added.

For the latest information on the Safe Planet Campaign, visit the Safe Planet Community on Facebook:www.facebook.com/safeplanet

 

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*Worldview Mission  is Standing Up ,* Taking Action* , **Making Noise for the United Nations MDGL’s !!!**

 

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