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Major Economies Forum Discusses Elements of a Legally-Binding Climate Agreement
Dear UN SD Education Caucus Climate Change Friends and Colleagues,
19 July 2015: At its 22nd meeting, the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) focused on issues related to the global climate change agreement that is expected to be adopted at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the UNFCCC. The participating economies, mostly represented at the ministerial level, discussed their views on the legal form and contents of the agreement. Despite diverse positions on these aspects, the co-chairs called the meeting “productive” and “very constructive.”
All the best,
Dr. P. J. Puntenney
ENB – 5th Session of the Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations – Summary & Analysis
Dear Community of Educators,
Arab States Debate Self-Determination, Intra-Regional Trade, and Financing for Development Priorities at Sustainable Development Forum
World Social Forum Workshop: The Internet We Want!
The Internet We Want!
(Say NO to corporate monopolies and the surveillance machine)
Join us at a workshop at the World Social Forum, Tunis, 24-28th March, 2015
“Organizing an Internet Social Forum – A Call to Occupy the Internet”
and for planning towards a
“People’s Internet Manifesto”
On 26th March, at Amphi 4, from 15:00 to 17:30 Hrs
The Internet has become an essential part of our daily lives. It is becoming our basic means to access knowledge and to communicate with each other, as well as the new arteries for commerce. It holds great promise for strengthening democracy, for building the solidarity economy and for ensuring cultural diversity. But while this is occurring, the Internet is being coopted and controlled for private gain by a few corporations; data mining tools are processing our personal data for purposes, and in ways over which we have no say or knowledge; the Internet is being militarized and new digital technologies are transforming our world into a super surveillance society. What was supposed to liberate is being employed to chain and control us!
This workshop will discuss the need for and modalities of a global Internet Social Forum. We will collaboratively define the Internet we want and how to build it. We will also begin a process to develop a ‘People’s Internet Manifesto’.
A short briefing will be followed by an open forum on the ‘why, what and how’
of an Internet Social Forum
The workshop is being organized by the following organizations:
ActionAid India; Advocates of Science and Technology for the People; Agencia Latinoamericana de Información; All India Peoples Science Network; Alternative Informatics Association; Arab NGO Network for Development; Association for Proper Internet Governance; Centre for Community Informatics Research, Development and Training; Computer Professionals Union; EUROLINC; Free Press; Free Software Movement of India; Global_Geneva; Instituto del Tercer Mundo; IT for Change; Just Net Coalition; Network Institute for Global Democratization; Open-Root; Other News; P2P Foundation; SFLC.IN; Society for Knowledge Commons; Third World Network.
For more information, visit the ISF stall at the WSF
or, write to: Secretariat@
March Steering Committee Members for P-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations
Summary of the 2nd session of the Intergovernmental Negotiations is now available in this link: http://www.iisd.ca/download/
Nominations for Funded speaking role during the 3rd session of the Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations was due last March6, 2015 and unfunded speaking role on the other hand was due last March 8, 2015. Applications/nominations received are posted here: http://bit.ly/March-p2015-
For those who will be hosting side events, guidelines and request forms is posted at https://
For the upcoming sessions, please see below topics and other relevant events in NYC.
|6-10 Apr||PGA High-Level Thematic Debate on Promoting Tolerance and Reconciliation;||Salina Sanou (Acord International)|
|13-17 Apr||FfD Drafting Session||Jennifer del Rosario (IBON International)|
|20-24 Apr||P2015 MoI and Global Partnership for Sustainable Development||María Teresa Castellanos|
Paul QuintosMAY15PGA High-Level Thematic Debate on Strengthening Cooperation between the UN and Regional and Sub-regional organizations Alejandro Bariios (PCFS-LAC)18 – 22 P2015 Follow up and review JUNE15 – 19FfD Drafting SessionGeorgina Munoz (RENICC) 22 – 25P2015 Intergovernmental negotiations on outcome document Marjorie Pamintuan (APRN) Tetet LAuron (CJ)29PGA High-level event on climate change Tetet LAuron (CJ)
Fabiola Rios (Fundacion Cordillera)JULY13-16FfD Conference in Addis (with preceding NGO Forum)Georgina Munoz (RENICC) Vitalice Meja (RoA-Africa)20-24P2015 Intergovernmental negotiations on the outcome document Ramon Bultron (APMM)27-31P2015 Intergovernmental negotiations on the outcome document September 15-2870th Session of UNGAJean Carlos Jimenez Fuentes
For more information about the P2015 development agenda, please visit: http://sustainabledevelopment.
for the Secretariat
UN NGLS: Programme & registration: 16 January Post-2015 Stakeholder Preparatory Forum with UN Member States
Dear UN SD Education Caucus Colleagues,
Cell: + 1-(734) 352 7429
Draft programmes and registration links for 16 Jan stakeholder preparatory forum & 19-21 Jan first negotiating session; Decision on Modalities
12 JANUARY 2015 REGISTRATION DEADLINE — DECISION ON NEGOTIATION MODALITIES
On civil society participation:
- the process of intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda will be in accordance with the rules of procedure and established practices of the General Assembly and open, transparent and inclusive, consistent with the resolution xxx of xxx December 2014 [Summits modalities]on the organization of the United Nations Summit for the adoption of the post 2015 development agenda.
- Co-facilitators will ensure the engagement of the relevant stakeholders including major groups, civil society, scientific and knowledge institutions, parliaments, local authorities and the private sector, and seek their views, building upon the practices of the Open Working Group on sustainable development goals and in accordance with resolution xxx on the organization of the United Nations Summit for the adoption of the post 2015 development agenda;
- The initial draft of the outcome document on the post 2015 development agenda shall be prepared by the co-facilitators on the basis of views provided by member states and taking into account substantive discussions in the process of intergovernmental negotiations, andshall be presented to member states by May 2015 for the intergovernmental negotiations;
- Underlining the importance of achieving a consensus outcome, decides that the outcome document of the post-2015 development agenda should be adopted by consensus;
Negotiation sessions and themes:
- 19-21 January 2015 [3 days] – Stocktaking
- 17-20 February 2015 [4 days] – Declaration
- 23-27 March 2015 [5 days] Sustainable Development Goals and targets
- 20-24 April 2015 [5 days] – Means of Implementation and Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
- 18-22 May 2015 [5 days] – Follow up and review
- 22-25 June 2015 [4 days] – Intergovernmental negotiations on the outcome document
- 20-24 July 2015 and 27-31 July 2015 [10 days] – Intergovernmental negotiations on the outcome document.
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