URGENT !! APPEAL

 Urgent endorsements please – Closes 27th May 10, 2016

TO UN DESA NGO MAJOR GROUP & OTHER STAKEHOLDERS 
From: Savio Carvalho <savio.carvalho@amnesty.org>
Date: Thu, May 26, 2016
Subject: Urgent endorsements please – Closes 27th May
To:

Dear all,

As many of you are aware, the draft UN resolution on follow – up and review for the SDGs and subsequent statements made by a few member states puts the success of Agenda 2030 at risk. It also puts into question the role of civil society (including Major Groups and other Stakeholders) in the follow- up and review process.

The Co-facilitators are aiming to conclude the negotiations tomorrow (Friday). We do need to communicate our disappointment and exert pressure on member states that we are not willing to accept a watered down resolution that does not strengthen accountability, which has been the weakest part of the agenda.

Please find the link to the final letter

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1E_iGmZEcxqcWZGQVc0WmVjcUE/view?usp=sharing

Here is the link for endorsements.

http://goo.gl/forms/RtInYMcI2eYTjhSB3

As we are racing against time, I will be sending this letter to the co-facilitators as Amnesty International and will also resend it tomorrow with all the signatures. Can you please complete endorsements by Friday 10:00 am GMT.

Kindly forward this email to your networks, collations and list serves as we are trying to reach a maximum number in less than 24 hrs.

Many thanks, Savio                                                                                                                   

Savio Carvalho

Senior Advisor,  Campaigning on International Development and Human Rights

Amnesty International, International Secretariat,

1 Easton Street, London WC1X 0DW | +44 (0)203 036 5471. Twitter @savioconnects

OPEN LETTER TO CO-FACILITATORS

Amnesty International

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[GeoTeam] Fwd: URGENT -PLEASE RESPOND AND FORWARD WIDELY! Fwd: PACER Plus: Request for organisational and individual endorsement

From: Celita Eccher <celitaeccher@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 11, 2016
Subject: [GeoTeam]: URGENT -PLEASE RESPOND AND FORWARD WIDELY! Fwd: PACER Plus: Request for organisational and individual endorsement
To: laredviene <laredviene@googlegroups.com>, geoteam@listsrv.chasque.net

 De: “NoeleneN” <noelenen@gmail.com>

Fecha: 07/07/2016

Asunto: URGENT -PLEASE RESPOND AND FORWARD WIDELY! Fwd: PACER Plus: Request for organisational and individual endorsement
URGENT -  ​
PLEASE

​ ENDORSE​

 AND FORWARD

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​INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANISATIONAL SIGN-ONs WELCOME. ALL REGIONS!
Thanks,
Noelene

Dear 

​Friends,
 
On August 26th, Trade Ministers from around the Pacific regional, including Australia and New Zealand will meet in Christchurch NZ to sign off on controversial free trade deal known as PACER-Plus.  
 
Civil Society Organisations from across the Pacific region,  Australia and New Zealand have long held concerns about the impacts of PACER-Plus and those concerns appear well founded given the assessment in Defending Pacific Ways of Life: A Peoples Social Impact Assessment of PACER-Plus. A copy of the report can be downloaded from the link below.  
 
 
The Peoples Social Impact Assessment  was commissioned as a direct respond to the Office of the Chief Trade Advisors (OCTA’s) hastily organised and flawed impact assessment of PACER-Plus.  The report comes after years of negotiations with the OCTA to ensure that a comprehensive and independent SIA would be undertaken.  
 
A small working group of civil society actors have explored all the options including taking the matter directly to Pacific Forum Leaders meeting for consideration, and have agreed as a first step toendorse the this report and urges your organisational support for the attached civil society letter to governments, demanding that no agreement to conclude PACER-Plus is taken at the Christchurch, Special Trade Ministers meeting.  
 
We also welcome individual endorsements.Please

​ send​

 organisational/ individual endorsements to: research@pang.org.fj 

​by​
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Friday the 8th of July, 2016

​ (Fiji)​
 
For further information or clarification please contact: campaigner@pang.org.fj
 
We would appreciate if you could kindly sent to your networks

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Please do not share on social media.

 
Vinaka 
Lice Cokanasiga

Research 
Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG)
105 Amy Street, Toorak
Fiji Islands
 
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Website: www.pang.org.fj
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Appeal Sign on: Nto to MAPITHEL DAM, End Development Injustice in Manipur

Dear Friends,
Greetings ! The blocking of Thoubal River in efforts to commission Mapithel dam by the Irrigation and Flood Control Department of the Government of Manipur has led to widespread impacts in both upstream and downstream portion of Thoubal River. Homestead land, agriculture land, forest, grazing areas were submerged in upstream areas while the poor quality of dam,filling up of the dam reservoir without completion dam construction, water leaks instilled much fear of dam break, forcing downsteam villagers to seek refuge in higher places. The project proponent and corporate bodies responsible for violations continues to remain scot free without justice. The Japanese International Corporation Agency (JICA) is preparing to fund Water supply scheme from the dam. The pictures of impacts are attached herwith.
I would like to request your sign on to a petition to urge upon the concerned authorities of Govt. of India, Government of Manipur, & JICA to stop Mapithel dam commissioning and to desist financing water supply project.
Further, would like to request to kindly forward this appeal to your networks.
Thank you for your kind support and solidarity,
Jiten Yumnam
Secretary, Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur
Sega Road, Hodam Leirak Imphal Manipur 795001
URGENT APPEAL: NO TO MAPITHEL DAM ! LET THE THOUBAL RIVER FLOW FREE! END DEVELOPMENT INJUSTICE IN MANIPUR
 
INCIDENT:  Displacement and survival threats of indigenous peoples in Manipur due to forceful moves to Commission Mapithel dam by the Irrigation and Flood Control Department, Government of Manipur.
PERPETRATOR:  Irrigation and Flood Control Department, Government of Manipur
VICTIMS IDENTIFICATION:  Tangkhul Naga, Kuki and Meitei of Manipur
INFORMATION SOURCE: Mapithel Dam Affected Villages Organization, JAC for Mapithel Dam Downstream Affected Peoples, Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur, Human Rights Initiative
EVENT DESCRIPTION:  The Irrigation and Flood Control Department (IFCD), Government of Manipur commenced blocking the Thoubal River and filing up of the Mapithel Dam Reservoir from January 2015 onwards in a forceful attempt to commission the Mapithel dam of the Thoubal Multipurpose Hydroelectric Project. The filling up of Mapithel dam reservoir already submerged an extensive portion of the agriculture land, grazing ground, forest areas of villages of Chadong, Lamlai Khunnou, Riha and several other villages along Mapithel Valley and Hill range.

The filling of the dam reservoir without addressing the plights of affected communities and in an absence of holistic impact assessment of the Mapithel dam has already led to mental harassment and insecurity over the livelihood and survival of affected communities, belonging to the Tangkhul Naga and Kuki people, who already lose their agriculture land and survival sources. Chadong village is one of the most affected as more than 100 homes were already submerged by the rising waters. The Churches and Schools of Chadong village were already submerged.

Villagers will lose their livelihood as their agriculture land, forest areas, grazing grounds were submerged by the rising Mapithel Dam waters. The Mapithel dam will have serious economic, social and cultural impacts on indigenous peoples along Mapithel Valley and along the Thoubal River.
The blocking of Thoubal River for filling up of Mapithel dam also led to enormous hardship and harassment to villagers in Downstream areas of the dam, such as in Tumukhong, Itham, Moirangpurel villages and further down in Thoubal District. The villagers of immediate downstream villages, belonging to the Meitei people, are worried of dam break as the IFCD commenced filling up dam reservoirs without completing the dam construction and in violation of applicable processes.
The water leaks that appeared in freshly filled portion of the dam compelled villagers of Tumukhong, Itham and Moirang Purel to abandon their homes and seek refuge in higher grounds. Nearly 400 people including women, children and aged sought refuge in relief camps in higher grounds near Tumukhong Village. The Mapithel dam construction is still fraught with absence of downstream impact assessment and preparation of any alternative livelihood. The rehabilitation and resettlement of downstream affected communities is completed ignored.
The villagers in both upstream and downstream can no longer fish and collect sand stone brought down by the Thoubal River. The Mapithel dam site is located in high seismic area and villagers in downstream areas of worried of dam break. The affected villagers in both upstream and downstream areas strongly opposed the forceful filling up of Mapithel dam reservoir as a clear instance of undemocratic development.
The ongoing filling up of the Mapithel dam reservoir is accompanied with full scale deployment of security forces of Government of India while subduing all affected peoples’ call and resistance against the blocking of the Thoubal River.
In clear procedural violations, the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF), Government of India accorded final Stage II Forest Clearance for Mapithel Dam only on 31st December 2013 after more than thirty years of project approval in 1980 without conducting any site visits into affected areas. The ongoing effort to finalize Mapithel dam construction is a clear violation of India’s own forest laws and also despite the fact that the National Green Tribunal is still considering the violation of Forest Rights under the Forest Conservation Act, 1980 and the Forest Rights Act, 2006. The ongoing move to complete Mapithel dam construction is amidst controversial and manipulative rehabilitation and resettlement process that has caused confusion, division and violation of affected indigenous communities’ rights.
The Mapithel dam today represents a clear symbol of development injustice in Manipur. The IFCD and other corporate bodies, such as Progressive Construction Limited, involved in violations of indigenous peoples’ rights in the dam construction, continue to remain without any justice delivery.
The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is preparing to finance a water supply scheme for Imphal Town from the Mapithel dam. JICA’s support will only facilitate causing more inconveniences, harassment and human rights violations on communities affected by Mapithel dam. The plight of the affected communities continues to remain uncertain as the project authorities continue to fill the Dam Reservoir with militarization of their land and suppression of their democratic rights.
Demands: The Mapithel Dam Affected Villagers Organization, the JAC for Mapithel Dam Downstream Affected People, Human rights Initiative and the Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur would like to urge upon the Government of India and the Government of Manipur to:
  1. Stop blocking the Thoubal River and filling up of the Mapithel Dam reservoir
  2. To stop Mapithel dam construction and Commissioning till all rehabilitation and resettlement process acceptable to affected communities with their free, prior and informed consent.
  3. Resume the Expert Review Committee set up in the year 2008 by Government of Manipur
  4. Conduct Downstream Impact Assessment.
  5. Further, to urge the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) not to finance the Integrated Water Supply Scheme, to draw water from Mapithel dam for Imphal Town.
  6. All militarization process that support Mapithel dam construction should be halted immediately.
  7. Repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958
  8. Stop all forms of involuntary displacement of indigenous peoples affected by Mapithel Dam in Manipur as per UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples Rights, 2007
  9. End all forms of Development Injustice in Manipur
Please write to the following officials of the Government of India, Government of Manipur and the Japan International Cooperation Agency.  
Honorable Prime Minister
South Block, Raisina Hill, New Delhi-110011
Phone +91-11-23012312/+91-11-23012312
Fax +91-11-23019545/23016857
Mr. Okram Ibobi Singh
Chief Minister of Manipur
New Secretariat Building, Bapupara, Imphal, Manipur INDIA
Fax + 91 385 2451398
E-mail: cmmani@hub.nic.in
The President,  Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Nibancho Centre Building 5-25 Niban-Cho, Chiyoda – KU
Tokyo, Japan 102 8022. Tel – 81 3 5226 6660 / 61 / 62/63
Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission
Faridkot House, Copernicus Marg,
New Delhi – 110001.
Fax: + 91 11 2338 4863
Email: chairnhrc@nic.in
Governor of Manipur,

Raj Bhawan, Imphal 795001, India
Fax: +913852441812
Email: govmani@hub.nic.in

  Church Submerged in Chadong village
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School in Chadong village submerged by mapithel dam 25  July

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Urgent: Post-2015 Revised draft outcome document now posted.

TO UN DESA NGO MAJOR GROUP & OTHER STAKEHOLDERS — FYI

From: Lotta Tahtinen <lhtahtinen@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Jul 26, 2015
Subject: Urgent: Post-2015 Revised draft outcome document now posted
To: “Rio UnitedNations (Google Groups)” <july-mgos-post-2015@googlegroups.com>

Dear all,

A revised draft outcome document has been circulated tonight by the co-facilitators and is available on our website at:
Kind regards, Lotta

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URGENT Appeal_Stop forced land Acqusition at Yaithibi Loukon, Manipur by ADB’s Asian HIghway 1 & Nat’l Sports University

Van: “‘jitn yumnam’ via Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development” <CPG4SD@googlegroups.com>
Datum: 11 mei 2015
Onderwerp: Appeal_Stop forced land Acqusition at Yaithibi Loukon, Manipur by ADB’s Asian HIghway 1 & Nat’l Sports University
Aan: “Asiapfii Group” <asia-pfii@yahoogroups.com>, “Apiyn” <apiyn@googlegroups.com>, “Apiyn Youth” <apiyn_col@yahoogroups.com>, “Escr Group” <inescr@yahoogroups.com>, “IP Adb Monitor” <ipadbmonitor@lists.riseup.net>, “IPMSDL” <ipmsdl@yahoogroups.com>, “Ccddne Groups” <ccddne@yahoogroups.co.in>, “indigenous wssd” <indigenous_wssd@yahoogroups.com>, “GP India Society” <gpind-sm-group@greenpeace.org>, “pcfs-asia_members@foodsov.org” <pcfs-asia_members@foodsov.org>, “apc_members+owners@asianpeasant.org” <apc_members+owners@asianpeasant.org>, “cpgsd_members@peoplesgoals.org” <cpgsd_members@peoplesgoals.org>
Cc: “CRA Manipur” <cra.manipur@gmail.com>

Dear Friends,
Greetings ! Please find an urgent appeal to urge upon the Government of India and the Government of Manipur to desist from forced acquisition of more than 600 Acres of agriculture and forest land in Yaithibi Loukon, a prime agriculture and forest land covering Five Villages in Thoubal District of Manipur for setting up the National Sports University and the Asian Highway 1 to be funded by the Asian Development Ban. The Government of Manipur ,failed to take the free, prior and informed consent of affected communities and further resorted to deployment of security forces in Schools, and arbitrary detention of community leaders striving for defense of community homestead and agriculture land. Please write to concerned officials of Govt of India to desist from forced acquisition of indigenous peoples land and to fully adhere to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 2007.
Please find attached the urgent appeal both outlined and attached, the snapshot of affected village and agriculture land, media reflection on forcible move for land acquisition and a sample letter for your kind intervention.
Best regards,
Jiten Yumnam
Secretary, Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur
(Forum for Indigenous Peoples & Action, Manipur)
 Sega Road Hodam Leirak
Imphal Manipur NE India 795001
Ph: 91 9774328712
URGENT APPEAL TO STOP FORCED EVICTION OF INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NATIONAL SPORTS UNIVERSITY AND FOR ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (ADB) FINANCED ASIAN HIGHWAY 1 IN MANIPUR
Incident: Eviction threats by forced land grabbing at Yaithibi Loukon, Thoubal District, Manipur
Identification of Perpetrator:  Government of Manipur and the Asian Development Bank
Identification of Victims: Residents of Yaithibi Loukon, Thoubal District inhabited by several ethnic and indigenous communities of Manipur
Time of Incident:  Since August 2014
Source of Information: The Affected Land Owners’ Association against Forced Land Acquisition for Sports University and the Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur
Event Description:  In a move to undermine the survival of small scale farmers of Manipur, the Government of Manipur in North East India embarked on an arbitrary plan to set up the National Sports University at Yaithibi Loukon, a prime agriculture land, in Thoubal District, Manipur. The announcement of the Government of Manipur through the Chief Minister was made on August 24, 2014 without the free, prior and informed consent of the farmers and residents in and around Yaithibi Loukon.
The ‘Yaithibi Loukon’ is a prime agricultural land surrounded by five villages comprising various communities. The site is also one of the most fertile cultivated land suitable for multiple cropping in a single year. The proposed land acquisition will affect an area of approximately 642 acres comprising 380 acres of agricultural land, 100 acres of habitat areas and 162 acres of hill/forest areas, and will render the villagers homeless and landless. The acquisition affects the following 5 villages: Koijam village (95 houses), Laiching Minou village (150 houses belonging to the Maring community); Sora village (1402 houses of Muslim community); Langthabal village (98 houses) and Yaithibi Khunou village (7 houses) belonging to the Meitei community). The forced acquisition plan will affect homestead land, religious sites, agricultural, forest land and Cemeteries etc.
The Government of Manipur arbitrarily declared the proposed Sports University Site as “Khas Land or uninhabited land”, despite the fact that the proposed site, the Yaithibi Loukon is an inhabited land with sufficient land records. The proposed site includes the areas, which fall within the jurisdiction of the Hill Areas of Manipur. However, the Hill Areas Committee from the hill areas – was not consulted. The government, has failed to comply with the provisions of Art 371C of the Indian Constitution.
The residents of Yaithibi Loukon are also threatened with confiscation of their prime agriculture land due to the construction of the Trans Asian Highway or the Asian Highway 1, to be funded by the Asian Development Bank and which envisaged connecting Manipur with South East Asian Countries. The proposed Asian Highway will affect more than 100 acres of agriculture land in and around Yaithibi Loukon. There has been no social, environmental, economic, cultural impact assessment.
The affected villagers have vehemently protested against the State government for attempting to illegally obtain land without the consent of villagers for the setting up of the Sports University at Yaithibi Khunou through coercive measures. The locals of five villages in Thoubal district held several meetings and reaffirmed resolutions to object the government’s move of land acquisition without peoples’ consultation and consent. The affected communities opposed the forced survey by the Thoubal District Deputy Commissioner and Revenue director on October 23, 2014.
The effort of the Government of Manipur to forcibly acquire land in Yaithibi Loukon also involves use of military might where several farmers and affected communities were hurt in police brutality. The recent brutality unleashed by state police using force to scare away a peaceful rally on November 24, 2014 and desecrating religious sanctity shows that the government would go to any extent to evict the concerned people and snatch their lands leaving them as victims of state’s forceful land acquisition.
An additional concern is the arbitrary arrest and illegal detention of Md. Jalaruddin by the Manipur Police from the Kakching Police Station on 22 February 2015 for resisting the forced move of the Government to acquire land at Yaithibi Loukon. Further, the Government is also trying to arbitrarily arrest other members of the “Affected Land Owners Association against Forced Land acquisition for Sports University in Manipur”. Such arbitrary detention of a community leader endeavouring to defend peoples’ land and future is a clear case of human rights violations and undemocratic act.
Despite the opposition of absence of consent of affected communities, the Govt. of Manipur claimed to have acquired 213 Acres on 18 March 2015 without the knowledge and consent of affected communities.  The Government through the Deputy Commissioner of Thoubal District cancelled the land records of the villagers of the Langthabal Khunnou, Yaithibi Loukon on 3 February 2015 without any consultation and their knowledge and arbitrarily transferred ownership of these lands around 20 Acres, to unknown people. Further, the Govt. of Manipur through the Deputy Commissioner, Thoubal District arbitrarily conferred ownership of communities land records, around 10 (Ten) Acres to the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of Manipur on 12 February 2015 without their knowledge. Such land transfer is illegal and violated the ruling of the Manipur High Court on 8 December 2014 concerning Yaithibi Loukon land acquisition matter to follow the due process of law.
The State Government of Manipur has been disturbing the peaceful existence and environment of the affected areas by deploying around 40 personnel of security forces and occupying the school premise of Sora High School despite opposition of affected communities since October 2014. The pursuance of development projects such as Sports University with full deployment and reliance on state security forces is a clear evidence of undemocratic and barbaric practices.
The Affected Land Owners’ Association against Forced Land Acquisition for Sports University would also like to apprise that the Government of Manipur also failed to conduct an option assessment with peoples’ participation. The Government also failed to consider the offer of land from Koutruk, Senjam Chirang, Senjam Khunou etc. Alternatively, there are many other suitable lands for the establishment of the Sports University in six other districts, particularly, Koutruk village in Imphal West district, for which the villagers are ready to donate the land.
The Affected Land Owners’ Association against Forced Land Acquisition for Sports University would like to assert that that the National Sports University and the proposed Asian Development Bank Funded Trans Asian Highway (Asian Highway 1) should not be constructed without the free, prior and informed consent of affected communities. The heavy traffic and congestion envisaged along the Trans Asian Highway route will never provide a conducive environment for the healthy growth of sports in Manipur. The communities with further land acquisition by Trans Asian Highway will extinguish the survival of affected communities.  A Sports University should not be at the cost of poor helpless farmers.
Any forced land grabbing will violate the UN Declaration against forced and arbitrary Displacement and UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, article 32, which requires taking the Right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent of all indigenous peoples before any decisions affecting their land.
The UN Resolutions 1993/77 and 2004/28 of the UN Commission on Human Rights clearly outlined that forced evictions constitute gross violations of a wide range of internationally recognized human rights and mass evictions may only be carried out under exceptional circumstances and in full accordance with international human rights law. Article 11.1 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, to which India is a party states that the State party recognize the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living for himself and his family, including housing and to a continuous improvement of living conditions.
The Affected Land Owners’ Association against Forced Land Acquisition for Sports University would like to make this earnest appeal for your kind and urgent intervention to urge upon the Government of Manipur to
1)    The National Sport University and the Trans Asian Highway at Yaithibi Loukon, Manipur should not be constructed without the free, prior and informed consent of affected communities.
2)    Shift the National Sports University Construction to other locations, especially where communities are willing to donate adequate land.
3)    The Government of Manipur should vacate all state security forces in Sora High School and end all forms of threats on communities affected by proposed land acquisition at Yaithibi Loukon.
4)    The Asian Development Bank stop finances the Asian Highway 1 without the free, prior and informed consent of affected communities.
5)    Revoke all land transfer of Yaithibi Loukon to Department of Youth Affairs and Sports and further to revoke the cancellation of the land records of villagers of Yaithibi Loukon in February 2015 and should investigate and prosecute all those involved in such fraud.
6)    The Government of Manipur should also stop arbitrary arrest and detention of community members of Yaithibi Loukon resolving for defence of their land and future.
Please write to the following officials of India:  
1)    Shri Narendra Damodardas Modi,
Prime Minister of India, Prime Minister’s Office,
Room number 152, South Block, New Delhi, India.
2) Mr. Raj Nath Singh,
Union Minister of Home Affairs,

Yaithibi Loukon view

Affected Areas of Yaithibi Loukon

Hill Side of Yaithibi Loukon

Yaithibi Loukon affected by Sports Univ and Asian Highway  1

Urgent Appeal Yaithibi Loukon Eviction case

Media reflection_Sports Univ at Yaithibi Loukon Manipur

Sample letter of Appeal_Stop Sports Univ at Yaithibi Loukon

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URGENT: apply for EGM on mainstreaming SDGs to national strategies

Dear all

Here is a very last minute opportunity for those of you with extensive national-level experience. If you feel you are qualified, please apply directly via the link below. Decisions will be made within DESA, and my understanding is they will be able to fund just 1 participant per region.
The agenda is attached.
Here’s the info:
 EGM on integrated approaches to sustainable development planning and implementation (27-29 May) (agenda attached)

**Focus is mainstreaming SDGs into national level planning

The DESA capacity development branch suggested the following criteria for selecting speakers: 1. Involvement in national strategy  development and implementation processes
2. Experience in managing participation at the national level..with particular emphasis on multi-stakeholder engagement
3. Involvement in national accountability processes, this could include policy or budget monitoring

Please note, that we will need final selections to be submitted to our colleagues in the capacity development branch no later than Wednesday 6 May.  Please see the following google form where you can submit your nominations:http://tinyurl.com/DSD-national-strategies-EGM

UN May15,  Agenda-29 April

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URGENT: NGO Review & Endorsement of NGO/Indigenous Peoples Position Paper for HLPF

TO UN DESA NGO MAJOR GROUP & OTHER STAKEHOLDERS — URGENT ACTIONThe nine major groups and the other stakeholders named in HLPF resolution 67/290 have been invited to submit discussion papers related to the theme of this year’s HLPF “Strengthening integration, implementation and review – the HLPF after 2015″ to be issued as an official document of the 2015 session of the HLPF to be translated into the 6 official UN languages. The word limit for each submission is 5000 words (approximately 20 double spaced pages) or less.This year the NGO Major Group and the Indigenous Peoples Major Group have agreed to submit a joint paper. With sincere apologies for the urgent deadline, we invite interested NGOs to review and comment by Tuesday, 5 May, 9:00 am EDT NY. A footnote listing contributing and endorsing organizations will be included in the submission.

Moreover, DESA/DSD is happy to receive other submissions related to the theme of the HLPF which will be made available at the UN DESA Sustainable Development Platform web site under the heading ‘Contributions from Stakeholders’. Submissions should be sent to DSD no later than Friday, 19 June. There is no word limit to these additional submissions.

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

PO BOX 933, Southdale 2135, JHB, South Africa
www.civicus.org                Please don’t print this e-mail unless you really need to. Thank you. 

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URGENT: LAST DAY to apply as speaker at May Interactive Dialogue & Sign-on letter on human rights to water

TO UN DESA NGO MAJOR GROUP & OTHER STAKEHOLDERS

  • Today, 27 April by Midnight NYC time, is the deadline to apply for a Speaking Role for the Interactive Dialogue during the May IGN session on follow up & review. The session will be held from 18-22 May and will focus on Follow up and Review of the post-2015 development agenda. If you would like to apply please follow this link: http://tinyurl.com/Aply-May-Spkr
  • Sign-on letter and Global Call to Action on human rights to water: 1 May deadline (see below and attached)
  • The guidelines for organizing side events at the May post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations, to be held from 18-22 May on follow-up and review, are now available on our website at:https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/7061sideguide.pdf
  : <celine@mmsmission.net>
Date: Fri, Apr 24, 2015
Subject:  : URGENT: Letter Sign-on and Global Call to Action on the HRTWS]
To: jvhuffines@gmail.com
URGENT: Letter Sign-on and Global Call to Action on the HRTW

From: “mkarunananthan@canadians.org<mailto:mkarunananthan@canadians.org>”
<mkarunananthan_canadians.org@groups.fwwatch.org<mailto:mkarunananthan_canadians.org@groups.fwwatch.org>>
Reply-To:
mkarunananthan@canadians.org<mailto:mkarunananthan@canadians.org>”
<mkarunananthan_canadians.org@groups.fwwatch.org<mailto:mkarunananthan_canadians.org@groups.fwwatch.or

Dear friends –We are counting on you to spread the word and  support this
effort…
Compañeros, contamos con ustedes para difundir y apoyar esta iniciativa..

Meera

From: SDG Right to Water [mailto:sdgrighttowater@gmail.com]
Sent: April-22-15
To: Post -2015/SDG Global Water Justice Campaign Organizers
Subject: URGENT: Letter Sign-on and Global Call to Action on the HRTWS

Una versión en español abajo

Dear colleagues,

On this International Mother Earth Day, we write to you with a request to
stand in solidarity with people and planet on securing the recognition of
the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in the political Declaration of
the Post-2015 Development
Agenda<https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015>.As you know, thanks to your advocacy efforts and the support of champion
Member States, the human right to water was included in the
Chapeau<https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/3770chapeau_clean.pdf>
of the outcome document of the Open Working Group.Your support of this SDG campaign to include the Human Right to Water and
Sanitation made the difference. Thank you for your advocacy around this
critical issue.Today, we are writing to you as the Intergovernmental Negotiations on the
Post-2015 Agenda are well underway. UN Member States are currently giving
input to the Declaration of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. This will be
the document of political aspiration that will be adopted by Heads of
State at the United Nations Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development
Agenda in September.

It is essential for the human right to water and sanitation to be included
in the Declaration, and the time is now to reignite our campaign to make
this clear to governments.

It is anticipated that the zero-draft of the Declaration to the Post-2015
Development Agenda will be released next month. As governments voice their
input to this draft, we call on you to:

Renew our charge for water justice in the Post-2015 Development Agenda:
1. Sign-on<http://goo.gl/forms/HPtnNZYCGq> to our letter by May 1

Please sign on to our letter to UN Member States (see attached PDF). Our
sign-on letter was a critical factor in the OWG campaign!

2.    Send a copy of this letter to your national government representatives

Send a letter and schedule an advocacy visit to your national government
representatives and ministers. Ask them to include the HRTWS in the
Declaration. Send us a copy of your letter and the government’s response
at sdgrighttowater@gmail.com<mailto:sdgrighttowater@gmail.com>
3. Engage in our social media campaign!

We invite you and your organizations to join us over the coming weeks to
send a clear message to UN Missions, your national government, UN agencies
and other relevant groups. (see social media sheet attached).

Connect with us on Facebook:https://facebook.com/HRtoH2O and Twitter:
@HRtoH2O

In Solidarity,

Post-2015/SDG Global Water Justice Campaign Organizers

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Queridas/os compañeras/os,

En este Día Internacional de la Madre Tierra, les escribimos  para pedir
que tomen acción en solidaridad con los pueblos y el planeta para asegurar
el reconocimiento del derecho humano al agua y al saneamiento en la
Declaración política de la Agenda de Desarrollo post 2015 de la ONU.

Como ustedes ya saben, gracias a sus esfuerzos de incidencia y al apoyo de
ciertos Miembros estados, el derecho humano al agua fue incluido en la
Introducción<https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/3770chapeau_clean.pdf>
del Informe del Grupo de Trabajo Abierto de la Asamblea General sobre los
Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible.

Su apoyo a la campaña para asegurar que los ODS incluyeran al derecho al
agua y al saneamiento  fue decisivo para lograr el mismo. Gracias por su
incidencia con respeto a este asunto crítico.

Hoy, les escribimos mientras que las Negociaciones Intergubernamentales
sobre la Agenda post 2015 ya están progresando. Actualmente los Estados
miembros de la ONU están aportando sus contribuciones a la Declaración de
la Agenda de Desarrollo post 2015. La Declaración será el documento de
aspiración política que será adoptado por los Jefes de Estado en la Cumbre
de la ONU para adoptar la Agenda de Desarrollo post 2015 en septiembre de
este año.

Es esencial que el derecho humano al agua y al saneamiento sea incluido en
la Declaración y ahora es el momento para recomenzar nuestra campaña para
dejar esto en claro a los gobiernos.

El borrador de la Declaración a la Agenda de Desarrollo post 2015 es
previsto para ser publicado el mes que viene. Mientras los gobiernos están
en el proceso de contribuir sus aportes y comentarios a este borrador,
recurrimos a ustedes:

Seguimos en el trabajo de exigir la justicia del agua en la Agenda de
Desarrollo post 2015:

1.    Firmar<http://goo.gl/forms/HPtnNZYCGq>nuestra carta antes del 1 de mayo
Por favor firmen nuestra carta dirigida a los Estados miembros de la ONU
(vean la carta adjuntada) Nuestra carta colectiva fue un factor critica en
el éxito de la campaña pasada!

2.    Mandar una copia de esta carta a representantes de su gobierno nacional
Manden una carta y organicen una visita de incidencia con representantes y
ministerios del gobierno nacional. Mándennos una copia de su carta y la
respuesta del gobierno a
sdgrighttowater@gmail.com<mailto:sdgrighttowater@gmail.com>

3. Unirse a nuestra campaña de medios sociales

Los invitamos a ustedes y a sus organizaciones a unirse con nosotros en
las semanas que vienen para mandar un mensaje claro a los gobiernos,
agencias y otros grupos relevantes. (vean adjuntada la hoja de estrategias
para los medios sociales)

Conéctense con nosotros por Facebook: https://facebook.com/HRtoH2O y
Twitter: @HRtoH2O

En solidaridad,

Post-2015/SDG Global Water Justice Campaign Organizers
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URGENT: Letter Sign-on and Global Call to Action on the HRTWS

 

SDG Right to Water [sdgrighttowater@gmail.com]
Sent: 22 April 2015
To: Post -2015/SDG Global Water Justice Campaign Organizers
Subject: URGENT: Letter Sign-on and Global Call to Action on the HRTWS

Una versión en español abajo

Dear colleagues,

On this International Mother Earth Day, we write to you with a request to stand in solidarity with people and planet on securing the recognition of the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in the political Declaration of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

As you know, thanks to your advocacy efforts and the support of champion Member States, the human right to water was included in the Chapeau of the outcome document of the Open Working Group.

Your support of this SDG campaign to include the Human Right to Water and Sanitation made the difference. Thank you for your advocacy around this critical issue.

Today, we are writing to you as the Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Post-2015 Agenda are well underway. UN Member States are currently giving input to the Declaration of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. This will be the document of political aspiration that will be adopted by Heads of State at the United Nations Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda in September.

It is essential for the human right to water and sanitation to be included in the Declaration, and the time is now to reignite our campaign to make this clear to governments.

It is anticipated that the zero-draft of the Declaration to the Post-2015 Development Agenda will be released next month. As governments voice their input to this draft, we call on you to:

Renew our charge for water justice in the Post-2015 Development Agenda:

1. Sign-on to our letter by May 1

Please sign on to our letter to UN Member States (see attached PDF). Our sign-on letter was a critical factor in the OWG campaign!

2.    Send a copy of this letter to your national government representatives

Send a letter and schedule an advocacy visit to your national government representatives and ministers. Ask them to include the HRTWS in the Declaration. Send us a copy of your letter and the government’s response at sdgrighttowater@gmail.com

3. Engage in our social media campaign!

We invite you and your organizations to join us over the coming weeks to send a clear message to UN Missions, your national government, UN agencies and other relevant groups. (see social media sheet attached).

Connect with us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/HRtoH2O and Twitter: @HRtoH2O
In Solidarity,

Post-2015/SDG Global Water Justice Campaign Organizers
Queridas/os compañeras/os,

En este Día Internacional de la Madre Tierra, les escribimos  para pedir que tomen acción en solidaridad con los pueblos y el planeta para asegurar elreconocimiento del derecho humano al agua y al saneamiento en la Declaración política de la Agenda de Desarrollo post 2015 de la ONU.

Como ustedes ya saben, gracias a sus esfuerzos de incidencia y al apoyo de ciertos Miembros estados, el derecho humano al agua fue incluido en laIntroducción del Informe del Grupo de Trabajo Abierto de la Asamblea General sobre los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible.

Su apoyo a la campaña para asegurar que los ODS incluyeran al derecho al agua y al saneamiento  fue decisivo para lograr el mismo. Gracias por su incidencia con respeto a este asunto crítico.

Hoy, les escribimos mientras que las Negociaciones Intergubernamentales sobre la Agenda post 2015 ya están progresando. Actualmente los Estados miembros de la ONU están aportando sus contribuciones a la Declaración de la Agenda de Desarrollo post 2015. La Declaración será el documento de aspiración política que será adoptado por los Jefes de Estado en la Cumbre de la ONU para adoptar la Agenda de Desarrollo post 2015 en septiembre de este año.

Es esencial que el derecho humano al agua y al saneamiento sea incluido en la Declaración y ahora es el momento para recomenzar nuestra campaña para dejar esto en claro a los gobiernos.

El borrador de la Declaración a la Agenda de Desarrollo post 2015 es previsto para ser publicado el mes que viene. Mientras los gobiernos están en el proceso de contribuir sus aportes y comentarios a este borrador, recurrimos a ustedes:

Seguimos en el trabajo de exigir la justicia del agua en la Agenda de Desarrollo post 2015:

1.    Firmar nuestra carta antes del 1 de mayo

Por favor firmen nuestra carta dirigida a los Estados miembros de la ONU (vean la carta adjuntada) Nuestra carta colectiva fue un factor critica en el éxito de la campaña pasada!

2.    Mandar una copia de esta carta a representantes de su gobierno nacional

Manden una carta y organicen una visita de incidencia con representantes y ministerios del gobierno nacional. Mándennos una copia de su carta y la respuesta del gobierno a sdgrighttowater@gmail.com
3. Unirse a nuestra campaña de medios sociales
Los invitamos a ustedes y a sus organizaciones a unirse con nosotros en las semanas que vienen para mandar un mensaje claro a los gobiernos, agencias y otros grupos relevantes. (vean adjuntada la hoja de estrategias para los medios sociales)

Conéctense con nosotros por Facebook: https://facebook.com/HRtoH2O y Twitter: @HRtoH2O

En solidaridad,

Post-2015/SDG Global Water Justice Campaign Organizers

 social media strategy sheet

Declaration Sign-on letter English

hoja de estrategia de los medios sociales

Carta Petici+¦n para la Declaraci+¦n

 

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Urgent Appeal: Save the Life of Mary Jane!

Dear friends,
We appeal for your support to stop the execution of Mary Jane Veloso, a 30-year old Filipino whom the Indonesian Supreme Court sentenced to death. Mary Jane comes from a poor peasant family. Her father used to be a seasonal agricultural worker while her mother is a landless peasant.
We are forwarding below the appeal from MIGRANTE, an organization of Filipino migrant workers, which discusses the circumstances about her case and how you can help.
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Appeal for Urgent Action Save the Life of Filipina Mary Jane Veloso! Stop the Executions in Indonesia!
Mary Jane Veloso is a 30-year-old Filipina mother-of-two sentenced to death by the Indonesian Supreme Court in April 2010 for drug trafficking.
save-the-life-of-mary-jane-migranteVeloso’s case was submitted for judicial review but her appeal was rejected by the Indonesian Supreme Court last March 26, 2014. News reports state that Indonesia is preparing to transfer Veloso from the city of Yogyakarta to the maximum security prison in Nusakambangan Island of Central Java to await execution by firing squad.
Veloso was a domestic worker in Dubai from 2009 to 2010. She left Dubai and came back to the Philippines after her employer attempted to rape her. On April 22, 2010, she was illegally recruited by her kinakapatid (daughter of her godfather) to work as a domestic worker in Malaysia. When she arrived in Kuala Lumpur, the same person told her that the job was not available anymore and that she would instead be transferred to Indonesia. It was there that she found out that she was tricked into carrying luggage containing 2.6 kilos of heroin.
The Indonesian government plans to execute 10 convicted foreign drug traffickers, including Veloso, all at once. Their cases have drawn international flak for Indonesian Pres. Joko Widodo after he rejected pleas by the United Nations and various governments for their clemency.
UN Special Rapporteur Christof Heyns on extrajudicial executions had also appealed to Wododo to stop the executions on the basis that the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights reported information that suggests that Veloso and her 14 other fellow accused were convicted after unfair trials. The same report attested that all of them did not receive sufficient legal services or the right to translators, and had no legal representation at all stages of their trials.
Upon her arrest at the Jogjakarta airport, Veloso was not provided proper legal assistance. She was only provided a student translator during the course of her trial. She did not understand any of the proceedings.
Veloso’s case is yet another case of the Philippine government doing a little, too late. She was arrested in 2010 and was not assigned a lawyer until the last minute. Had it not been for the international criticism that accompanied her fellow foreign inmates’ cases, it can be argued that the Philippine government would have once again opted to keep her case hush to evade public censure. Such had been the Philippine government’s tact, it had so far failed to show transparency or accountability for failing to save the lives of Filipinos on death row.
Should Veloso’s execution push through, she would be the eighth Filipino executed under the present leadership of Benigno Aquino III, the most number of executions of Filipinos on death row under one regime since the Philippine labor export policy was implemented in the 1970s.
Veloso was a victim of large-scale international drug syndicates, of circumstance and of government neglect. The series of unjust executions of Filipinos on death row should be put to a stop.
RECOMMENDED ACTIONS:
Send letters, emails or fax messages calling on:
  • Indonesian Pres. Joko Widodo to grant Mary Jane Veloso clemency on grounds of a mistrial and for humanitarian reasons. Letters may be coursed through respective Indonesian embassies.
  • Philippine Pres. Benigno Aquino III to exhaust all means to save Mary Jane Veloso’s life and demand to know why Mary Jane Veloso and others like her were deprived of proper legal assistance by the PH government.
  • The Philippine government to hunt down and prosecute Mary Jane Veloso’s illegal recruiter, “Cristina†, who remains at large to this day. “Cristina†is also said to be harassing and threatening Veloso’s family.
  • The United Nations to investigate why there have been the most number of executions that pushed through under the Aquino regime.
  • Migrants’ and human rights-based organizations to appeal for clemency for Mary Jane Veloso.
Sign the petition calling on Pres. Widodo to stop the executions in Indonesia:  http://www.amnesty.org.au/action/action/36419/
Like and circulate to all networks the Save the Life of Mary Jane Veloso Facebook page:http://www.fb.com/SaveMJVeloso
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URGENT: Deadlines for nominations for  April Post-2015 steering committee and speaker roles fast approaching!

Dear CPG4SD,

As earlier stated in the email with subject “Update 007-2015″ sent    last week, the deadline for nominations for the 4th Post-2015    Intergovernmental Negotiations is fast approaching.

This to remind    everyone to please process their nominations.  Please below for the    relevant links and information

20-24          April negotiating session for the Post-2015 Development         
Agenda:            Apply for stakeholder steering committee and speaking roles
The UN DESA Division for Sustainable Development (DESA-DSD)        Major Groups        Programme and UN-NGLS are facilitating stakeholder Steering        Committees        to ensure broad and inclusive participation of stakeholders in        the negotiating        sessions on the post-2015 development agenda at UN Headquarters        in New        York.
DESA-DSD and UN-NGLS are also conducting open and        transparent nomination        processes for these Committees to select speakers for the        post-2015 negotiating        sessions, in accordance with the modalities that are defined for        the negotiations.
Submit Steering Committee applications and speaker nominations  now for   the 20-24 April post-2015 negotiating session.
This session will focus on Means of Implementation and Global        Partnership        for Sustainable Development.           
Apply for the April stakeholder Steering Committee here: http://bit.ly/April-p2015-SC-apply            
  Deadline: 25 March,         2015           
Nominate speakers here: http://bit.ly/April-p2015-speaker-apply             
Deadline: 29 March, 2015          For more information about the post-2015 development agenda,
Best,       April       for the Secretariat
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URGENT: Speakers for ECLAC RSDF — UN HQ, 19-20 March

 deadline of Friday, 13 March.

 

TO NGO MAJOR GROUP — URGENT APPEAL FOR NGO SPEAKER

With apologies for the late notice, we are looking for an NGO representative from the Latin American & Caribbean region active in the post-2015 agenda that could speak at the ECLAC Regional Sustainable Development Forum taking place this year at UN HQ, 19-20 March. 


As part of the programme, there will be an opportunity for presentations by Major Groups on Thursday, 19 March, from 12-12:30 p.m. followed by a dialogue among participants. The full programme is below.

Please note that unfortunately no funding is available to support travel to this meeting, so it would be great if there is someone already here as a visitor (CSW delegate?) or resident. 
UN DESA has given us a deadline of Friday, 13 March.
If available and qualified, please contact me directly at jeffery.huffines@civicus.org.
Many thanks, Jeff
Lotta Tahtinen <tahtinen@un.org> Date: Tue, Mar 10, 2015
Subject: Speakers for ECLAC RSDF
Dear All,
Further to my earlier message, our colleagues in ECLAC secretariat would be grateful to receive the suggestions for speakers to represent the Major Groups at the ECLAC RSDF (19-20 March in New York) already this week.
Therefore, grateful if you could please send us the name and affiliation of the speaker that would speak on behalf of your major group at this meeting by cob Thursday, 12 March. Please note that unfortunately no funding is available to support travel to this meeting.
Please find below some further information regarding the ECLAC RFSD:
Title: Regional Forum on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
Date: 19 and 20 March (from 10:00 to 18:00 both days)
Location: Room CR6 (first basement) 
Topics:
1. The post-2015 development agenda: synergies between regional and global processes.  • Status of the negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda.  • The Commission, its subsidiary bodies, regional processes and the agenda-setting process of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.
2. The role of the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development and its linkages with the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.  • Setting the agenda for the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.  • Implementing and monitoring the post-2015 development agenda.  • Strengthening regional bonds and coordination.
3. An overview of sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean.  • Sustainable development goals and national planning mechanisms.  • The measurement challenge.  • Means of implementation: information, participation, financing and technology.
As part of the programme, there will be an opportunity for presentations by Major Groups on Thursday, 19 March, from 12-12:30 p.m. , followed by a dialogue among participants.
Kind regards, 
Lotta Tahtinen  Major Groups Programme Coordinator Division for Sustainable Development/DESA United Nations, S-2619 E-mail: tahtinen@un.org Tel: +1 (917) 367-2212

 Forwarded by Lotta Tahtinen/NY/UNO on 10/03/2015 10:24 AM 
   Lotta Tahtinen/NY/UNO  Date:        02/03/2015 04:40 PM
Subject:        Regional sustainable development fora
Dear All,
ECLAC will hold its regional sustainable development forum meeting on 19-20 March in New York, in connection with the Commission’s Committee of the Whole. The agenda will feature discussions on HLPF in the context of the General Assembly and ECOSOC; regional perspectives vis-à-vis the post 2015 development agenda; national presentations on integration of SDGs in national planning; challenges of planning and measuring SDGs and MoI. We understand that there will be time allocated for presentations by the Major Groups on Thursday, 19 March, from 12-12:30 p.m.  We would be most grateful for your suggestions for speakers that could represent your respective Major Group at this meeting by Monday, 16 March, so that we could forward this information to the ECLAC secretariat. We will share the programme with you once it has been finalized.

Also, please find attached, for your information, the programme for the ECE regional sustainable development forum, to be held in Geneva.

Kind regards, 

Lotta Tahtinen  Major Groups Programme Coordinator Division for Sustainable Development/DESA United Nations, S-2619 E-mail: tahtinen@un.org Tel: +1 (917) 367-2212

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8-9 April UNGA Hearings on Financing for Development: Apply for civil society Steering Committee & speaking roles

 

Dear CPG4SD

      Below is the message from NGLS about the upcoming General Assembly      hearings in preparation of the 3rd International Conference on      Financing for Development.
 
 

http://bit.ly/Arabic_FFD3_CSO_Hearings                 عربي
Español: http://bit.ly/Espanol_FFD3_CSO_Hearings
Français:                    http://bit.ly/Francais_FFD3_CSO_Hearings
Apply for civil                    society Steering                    Committee and speaking roles:                8-9 April UN                    General Assembly                    Hearings in preparation for the                Third International                    Conference                    on Financing for Development
At the request of the                Office of the                President of the General Assembly, the co-facilitators                of the Third International                Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3), and the                UN DESA Financing                for Development Office (FFDO), UN-NGLS is conducting an                open, transparent                and participatory process to identify civil society                speakers for the 8-9                April UN General Assembly hearings in preparation for                the FfD3 Conference.                Representatives of civil society organizations may now                apply to serve on                the civil society Steering Committee for this process,                or to speak during                the hearings, following the guidelines at the links                below.
Apply for the civil                  society Steering                  Committee for the FfD3 hearings here:               http://bit.ly/FfD3-SC-Apply               Deadline: 10 March
Nominate speakers                  here:               http://bit.ly/FfD3-hearings-CSO-speaker-apply               Deadline 15 March
                For more information                  about the FfD3                  Conference process, please visit:                http://www.un.org/esa/ffd/overview/third-conference-ffd.html

Susan Alzner             Officer in Charge, New York Office             United Nations Non-Governmental              Liaison              Service (UN-NGLS)             www.unngls.org             Twitter              | Facebook            


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Jeffery Huffines                   NGO Major Group Organizing Partner                   CIVICUS UN Representative (NY)                   Cell: +1 646-707-1060                   Email: jeffery.huffines@civicus.org                   Skype: jefferyvhuffines                     CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation                   PO BOX 933, Southdale 2135, JHB, South Africa                       www.civicus.org                             Âfacebook-01-01twitter-01-01-01youtube-01-01Description:<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />                               eco tree-01-01-01Please                            don’t print this e-mail unless you really                            need to. Thank you.

 

 

Urgent Appeal_Stop filling Mapithel Dam Reservoir and no forced Eviction in Manipur

Dear          Friends,
Please find          an urgent alert and appeal to urge upon the Government of          India, the Government of Manipur to stop blocking Thoubal          River and filling up the Mapithel dam reservoir, which has led          to inundation of agriculture land, forest areas and homestead          land in villages along the Mapithel Hill Range. The ongoing          filling up of dam reservoir with reliance on intense          militarization already created insecurity of forced eviction          and uncertainty over their survival among affected          communities. The commencement of filling up the dam reservoir          already led to drying up of Thoubal River in Downstream areas          of the dam. The Mapithel dam involves series of indigenous          peoples rights.
Please          write to the concerned authorities outlined to urgently stop          filling up of Mapithel dam reservoir and to recognize the          human rights of all indigenous communities affected. Please          find attached the urgent appeal, the pictures of ongoing          filling up of Mapithel dam, the submergence of agriculture          land in both Louphoung and Chadong Villages by rising water          levels, along with community condemnations of the Mapithel          dam.
Best          regards,
Jiten          Yumnam
on behalf          of Mapithel Dam Affected Villages Organization (MDAVO)
Citizens          Concern for Dams and Development (CCDD)
Centre for          Research and Advocacy, Manipur
Sega Road          Hodam Leirak Imphal Manipur
NE India          795001
e-add:           mangangmacha@gmaiil.com
WM Filling up Mapithel dam Reservoir
Filling up Mapithel dam Reservoir (1)
WM Filling up Mapithel dam
Filling up Mapithel dam (1)
WM Rising water level of Mapithel Dam submerging agriculturre   land in Louphoung Village
Rising water level of Mapithel Dam submerging agriculturre   land in Louphoung Village
WM Rising Waters of Mapithel dam submering agricultrue land   in Chadong village
 Rising Waters of Mapithel dam submering agricultrue land   in Chadong village
WM Mapithel Dam reservoir submerging agri and forest  land
Mapithel Dam reservoir submerging agri and forest  land
WM Dried River of Thoubal River at Tumukhong   village_Downstream of Mapithel dam
  Dried River of Thoubal River at Tumukhong   village_Downstream of Mapithel dam

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