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INVITE: At the Eye of the Storm: Women and Climate Change – June 23rd

At the Eye of the Storm: Women and Climate Change

Struggling to save their failing crops. Walking farther to fetch clean water. Protecting their families from devastating storms and violent conflicts. Experts warn that women in developing countries will be disproportionately affected by climate changes. But women could also hold the keys to solving the climate challenge. Empowering women through education, economic opportunities, and reproductive health care could make surprising contributions to the climate fight. To make this happen, we need to bridge sectoral barriers and work together to ensure that women are climate victors, and not climate victims.
“At the Eye of the Storm: Women and Climate Change” will bring together leaders from the climate change, reproductive health, clean energy, humanitarian response, and peace and security communities at the Wilson Center on June 23, 2016. Please save the date to join us for an afternoon of stories and solutions, followed by a reception.

Panels

  • Our Bodies, Our Planet: Climate, Gender, and Health
  • Women in Crisis: Conflicts, Disasters, and Complex Emergencies
  • Climate Champions: Women Entrepreneurs & Climate Solutions

This event is co-sponsored by UN Foundation, U.S. Agency for International Development Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation, Project Concern International, and TetraTech.

Thursday, June 23, 2016
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Reception to follow
6th Floor Auditorium

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Directions

Wilson Center
Ronald Reagan Building and
International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Phone: 202.691.4000

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                                                                            From our Wilson Center colleagues:

Leonard Dikobe (MSc Env & Dev)
Environment & Sustainable Development Specialist
P. O. Box 460
Gabane, Botswana
Mobile#: +267 71810710

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From: Pam Puntenney <pjpunt@umich.edu>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2016
To: Education Caucus – list<WSSD-EducationCaucus@umich.edu>
Subject: INVITE: At the Eye of the Storm: Women and Climate Change – June 23rd

From our Wilson Center colleagues:

At the Eye of the Storm: Women and Climate Change

Struggling to save their failing crops. Walking farther to fetch clean water. Protecting their families from devastating storms and violent conflicts. Experts warn that women in developing countries will be disproportionately affected by climate changes. But women could also hold the keys to solving the climate challenge. Empowering women through education, economic opportunities, and reproductive health care could make surprising contributions to the climate fight. To make this happen, we need to bridge sectoral barriers and work together to ensure that women are climate victors, and not climate victims.

“At the Eye of the Storm: Women and Climate Change” will bring together leaders from the climate change, reproductive health, clean energy, humanitarian response, and peace and security communities at the Wilson Center on June 23, 2016. Please save the date to join us for an afternoon of stories and solutions, followed by a reception.

Panels

Our Bodies, Our Planet: Climate, Gender, and Health
Women in Crisis: Conflicts, Disasters, and Complex Emergencies
Climate Champions: Women Entrepreneurs & Climate Solutions

This event is co-sponsored by UN Foundation, U.S. Agency for International Development Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation, Project Concern International, and TetraTech.

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Uitnodiging VN Inkoopcongres

Uitnodiging
Zaken doen met de Verenigde Naties
Ontmoet inkopers van VN-organisaties

Datum : donderdag 26 mei 2016
Locatie : Van der Valk Nootdorp
Tijd : 08.30 – 17.30 uur
Beste mevrouw Oord,De VN is u natuurlijk bekend van de beelden uit het journaal, maar wist u ook dat deze organisatie ieder jaar voor $16 miljard aan goederen en diensten inkoopt? Naast goederen bestemd voor noodhulp, vredesoperaties, ontwikkelingsprojecten en de bedrijfsvoering van de VN-instellingen zelf, worden ook veel diensten ingekocht. Kortom: een kansrijke afzetmarkt voor Nederlandse bedrijven!Op 26 mei 2016 komen inkopers van VN-organisaties en handelsmedewerkers van de Nederlandse ambassades en vertegenwoordigingen bij de VN naar Nederland. Wij bieden een aansprekend programma met individuele gesprekken met inkopers en inloopsessies over zakendoen met de VN.Ik nodig u uit om van deze gelegenheid gebruik te maken om uw product te pitchen, uw netwerk uit te breiden en al uw vragen te stellen om zo de kans te vergroten dat u succesvol leverancier van de VN wordt. Inkopers van de vele VN organisaties zullen aanwezig zijn, waaronder het World Food Program (WFP), UNICEF, UN Procurement Division, UNDP, UNIDO en instellingen gevestigd in Den Haag zoals het Joegoslavië tribunaal (ICTY) en het International Criminal Court (ICC). U kunt hier het volledige overzicht bekijken van de uitgenodigde organisaties.

Aanmelden en programma
U kunt zich hier aanmelden voor het congres op donderdag 26 mei. Schrijf u snel in want het aantal individuele gespreksmogelijkheden zijn beperkt. Aanmelden is mogelijk tot 3 mei 2016.

Het programma zullen wij op een later moment publiceren.

Locatie
Het VN Inkoopcongres vindt plaats in Van der Valk Nootdorp te Nootdorp.

Informatie
Voor meer informatie, bezoek de website VN-Inkoopdagen website. Voor logistieke vragen kunt u terecht bij Klantcontact via telefoonnummer 088-042 42 42 of per mail.
Tot ziens in mei.

Met vriendelijke groet,

Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland

Arjan Braamskamp
Netherlands Private Sector Liaison – UN & IADB

Indien u geen gebruik wenst te maken van deze uitnodiging dan verzoeken wij u dat via deze link aan te geven.

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Join us this Friday! Advancing Gender Equality through Communications

Women's Foreign Policy Group

– UN BRIEFING -
ADVANCING GENDER EQUALITY THROUGH COMMUNICATIONS

Cristina Gallach

Cristina Gallach

Under-Secretary-General for Communications and
Public Information, United Nations
Cristina Gallach has served as Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information since February 2015. Gallach has a wealth of experience in communications, information, public diplomacy, international affairs and security policy, combined with transformational leadership and hands-on management expertise. She is also an experienced newspaper, radio and television journalist.
Before joining the UN, Gallach had served as Head of the Public Relations Unit in the Council of the European Union, Directorate General for Information and Communication, Brussels. Prior to that, she was Spokesperson of the Spanish Government for the European Union rotating Presidency; Spokesperson and Chief Media Advisor of the EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy; and Deputy Spokesperson of NATO and Chief Media Adviser for the Secretary-General. Gallach spent more than 15 years as a journalist, during which time she held the positions of senior correspondent for EFE, the Spanish news agency, in Brussels and in Moscow.
Friday, April 15, 2015, 1 p.m.
Luncheon and Program
Institute of International Education
809 UN Plaza, 12th Floor
(1st Ave., between 45th & 46th)
New York, NY
Space is limited. Advance registration is required.
WFPG Members $25      Non-Members $35
Checks should be made payable to: WFPG, 1615 M St, NW, Suite 210, Washington, DC 20036. Cancellations must be made
2 business days in advance or you will be held responsible for the fee. Please direct any questions to 202-429-2692 or programs@wfpg.org.

 Women’s Foreign Policy Group • 1615 M Street, NW , STE 210, Washington, District of Columbia 20036, United States

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Regional Consultation on Global Education Opportunity – Invitation

Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to participate in the Africa Regional Consultation on Global Education Opportunity, as a key education stakeholder in Africa. The Consultation holds on Sunday, April 17, 2016 by 3:30pm (GMT) at the Ghana Institute for Management and Public Administration, Accra, Ghana.

Hosted by AllforDevelopment in partnership with the Education Commission, the Africa Regional Consultation is part of a global consultation aimed at gathering inputs, feedback and diverse perspectives from key education stakeholders about critical research questions to support the development of a strong and comprehensive report that reviews the future of global education and inspires leaders at all levels and sectors to action.

The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (Education Commission) is a major new global initiative engaging world leaders, policy makers and researchers to develop a renewed and compelling investment case and financing pathway for achieving equal educational opportunity for children and young people. Chaired by Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education, the Commission is constituted by more than twenty world leaders, committed to global education.

To confirm your availability for the consultation, sign up here [http://bit.ly/africaeduconsultation].

P.S.: We are making arrangements for participants from outside Africa to join the consultation via a Webinar. Details will be sent to attendees.

Regards,

Damola Morenikeji
Founder/Team Leader, AllforDevelopment;
Global Youth Ambassador, A World at School;
Skype: damolamore
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You’re invited to Preparing stakeholders for UNEA2 – New York Meeting (20 Apr 2016)

TO UN DESA NGO MAJOR GROUP & OTHER STAKEHOLDERS — FYI — Please note the new location.
Light lunch will be provided with RSVP. A link to livestreaming will be made available shortly.

From: Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future, CIVICUS, UNEP <invite@eventbrite.com>
Date: Thu, Apr 14, 2016
Subject: You’re invited to Preparing stakeholders for UNEA2 – New York Meeting (20 Apr 2016)
To: Jeff Huffines <jeffery.huffines@civicus.org>

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You are invited to the following event:PREPARING STAKEHOLDERS FOR UNEA2 – NEW YORK MEETING

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Regional Consultation on Global Education Opportunity Invitation

Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to participate in the Africa Regional Consultation on Global Education Opportunity, as a key education stakeholder in Africa. The Consultation holds on Sunday, April 17, 2016 by 3:30pm (GMT) at the Ghana Institute for Management and Public Administration, Accra, Ghana.

Hosted by AllforDevelopment in partnership with the Education Commission, the Africa Regional Consultation is part of a global consultation aimed at gathering inputs, feedback and diverse perspectives from key education stakeholders about critical research questions to support the development of a strong and comprehensive report that reviews the future of global education and inspires leaders at all levels and sectors to action.

The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (Education Commission) is a major new global initiative engaging world leaders, policy makers and researchers to develop a renewed and compelling investment case and financing pathway for achieving equal educational opportunity for children and young people. Chaired by Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education, the Commission is constituted by more than twenty world leaders, committed to global education.

To confirm your availability for the consultation, sign up here [http://bit.ly/africaeduconsultation].

P.S.: We are making arrangements for participants from outside Africa to join the consultation via a Webinar. Details will be sent to attendees.

Regards,

Damola Morenikeji
Founder/Team Leader, AllforDevelopment;
Global Youth Ambassador, A World at School;
Skype: damolamore

You, nobody can be, but you. Be You!’  - Aanu Damola Morenikeji

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The Women’s Foreign Policy Group
cordially invites you to join us at our annual
Celebration of Women Diplomats
An evening reception and program to celebrate and
highlight the achievements of women diplomats
Honored guests include:
Permanent Representatives to the UN
Ambassador Kunzang Choden Namgyel, Permanent Mission of Bhutan to the United Nations
Ambassador Maria Emma Mejía, Permanent Mission of Colombia to the United Nations
Ambassador Katalin Annamaria Bogyay, Permanent Mission of Hungary to the United Nations
Ambassador Sylvie Lucas, Permanent Mission of Luxembourg to the United Nations
Ambassador Isabelle F. Picco, Permanent Mission of Monaco to the United Nations
Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations
Ambassador Laura Elena Flores Herrera, Permanent Mission of Panama to the United Nations
Ambassador Lourdes Ortiz Yparraguirre, Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations
Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the United Nations
Deputy Permanent Respresentatives
Ambassador Caitlin Wilson, Deputy Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations
Ambassador Mariame Fofana, Deputy Permanent Representative of Burkina Faso to the United Nations

Ambassador Michele J. Sison, Deputy Permanent Representative of the US to the United Nations
Consuls General
Spomenka Cek, Consul General of Croatia
Raushan Yesbulatova, Consul General of Kazakhstan
Elin Bergithe Rognlie, Consul General of Norway
Jana Trnovcov, Consul General of Slovakia
Pauline Davies, Consul General of Uruguay
April 14, 2016
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Home of WFPG Member Geraldine Kunstadter
1035 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

$60 WFPG Members      $80 Non-Members
Space is limited. Advance registration is required.
Event proceeds will be used to support our mentoring programs.
Please contact us at (202) 429-2692 or programs@wfpg.org with any questions.

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CEE Hand Print: Inviting Papers for the International Conference ‘ESD for transforming Education for Children and Youth’

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

 
The Center for Environmental Education [CEE] is hosting  an international conference on the theme of “ESD for transforming education for children and youth” 16-18 September, Ahmedabad, India.  The Call For Papers has been announced with the abstracts deadline May 2, 2016.  For more details, visit  http://www.ceeindia.org/esdconf/index.html
 
 
All the best,
Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh
UN SD Education Caucus
Co-Coordinators Climate Change
Dr. P. J. Puntenney
Environmental & Human Systems Management
1989 West Liberty
 Ann Arbor, MI  48103  USA
Cell:  1-734-352-7429
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Invitation – BMEL/IASS SDG Conference 2016 “Jump-starting the SDG’s in Germany” Berlin 2-4 May 2016

Dear colleagues,
Please see the invitation below. Registration is open but spaces are limited. If you would require financial support to attend, please contact us first under: SDG-Conference@iass-potsdam.de
 
Looking forward to welcoming you in Berlin!

The SDG conference team

Federal Min of Food & AgriIASS global Sail Forum

- eine deutschsprachige Version des Textes finden Sie bitte untenstehend -

 
REGISTRATION IS OPEN
 

PLEASE REGISTER HERE http://www.sdgsgermany.de/

Dear colleague,

The German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) cordially invite you our joint conference

Jump-starting the SDG’s in Germany:
natural resources and sustainable consumption and production

With Keynote addresses by the German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture
Christian Schmidt and Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer Founding Director of the IASS

on 2 – 4 May 2016 at the Andel’s Hotel, Landsberger Allee 106, 10369 Berlin.

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by UN Member States in September 2015 brought about an ambitious and universal agenda for sustainable development. By 2030 all countries face the task to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at home taking into account national circumstances, capacities and priorities, while maintaining the global level of ambition. At the same time, the underlying principles of the 2030 Agenda such as inclusiveness, participation and integration must be upheld.

The aim of the conference is to facilitate discussions among representatives of governments, science, civil society and businesses on SDG implementation in Germany with a focus on natural resources and sustainable consumption and production. Discussions will focus on both, national implementation and renewed international collaboration to account for Germany’s responsibilities in a globalized world. Against this background, the conference will provide a multi-stakeholder platform for new partnerships and mutual learning. One partnership that will be especially showcased is the initiative of the nine first mover countries.

Please forward this invitation on to your colleagues that work on this topic.

Hope to see you there!

The German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture and
the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V.

For further information on the conference please contact us at: SDG-Conference@iass-potsdam.de

ANMELDUNG AB SOFORT MÖGLICH
 

BITTE REGISTRIEREN SIE SICH UNTER http://www.sdgsgermany.de/

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

das Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL) und das Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) lädt Sie ein zu unserer gemeinsamen Konferenz

Jump-starting the SDG’s in Germany:
natural resources and sustainable consumption and production

Mit Keynote-Vorträgen von Bundesminister Christian Schmidt, Bundesministerium für

Ernährung und Landwirtschaft und Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer, Gründungsdirektor des IASS

vom 2. – 4. Mai 2016 im Andel’s Hotel, Landsberger Allee 106, 10369 Berlin.

Die Verabschiedung der 2030-Agenda für nachhaltige Entwicklung durch die UN-Mitgliedsstaaten im September 2015 hat ein ambitioniertes und universelles Programm einer neuen globalen Partnerschaft der Nachhaltigkeit auf Weg gebracht. Bis zum Jahr 2030 sollen alle Staaten die nachhaltigen Entwicklungsziele (SDGs) national umsetzen, müssen dabei unter individuellen Gegebenheiten, unterschiedlichen Kapazitäten und Prioritäten agieren und zugleich mit der globalen Entwicklung Schritt halten. Dabei unterliegen sie den Prinzipien der 2030-Agenda wie gleichberechtigte Teilhabe, Partizipation und Integration.

Ziel dieser Konferenz ist es, den Dialog zwischen Politik, Wissenschaft, Zivilgesellschaft und Wirtschaft über die Implementierung der SDGs in Deutschland anzuregen. Im Mittelpunkt der Debatte stehen der Schutz natürlicher Ressourcen sowie die Etablierung nachhaltiger Konsum- und Produktionsmuster. Dabei sollen sowohl die nationale Umsetzung als auch die internationale Zusammenarbeit und damit die Verantwortung und Rolle Deutschlands im Umsetzungsprozess betrachtet werden. Vor diesem Hintergrund möchte die Veranstaltung als Multi-Stakeholder Plattform für neue Partnerschaften und gegenseitiges Lernen dienen. Eine Partnerschaft, die vorgestellt werden wird, ist die Initiative der neun First Mover Staaten, zu denen auch Deutschland zählt.

Bitte leiten Sie diese Einladung an interessierte KollegInnen weiter.

Wir würden uns freuen, Sie zur Konferenz begrüßen zu dürfen!

Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft und
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V.

Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: SDG-Conference@iass-potsdam.de

Imprint:

IASS Potsdam
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS)
Berliner Strasse 130
D-14467 Potsdam
Phone +49 331-288223-00
Fax +49 331-288223-10
Mail: info(at)iass-potsdam.de

Board of Directors:
Prof. Dr. Mark G. Lawrence
Register court: Amtsgericht Potsdam
Register Number: VR 7365 P
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Invitation to join: Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP)

Dear Colleagues,

Invitation to join: Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP)

I am pleased to inform you that concept of the Inter-University
Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP), announced at
WSSDU-2014 in Manchester is ready and many universities have already joined. It is led by Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), in
cooperation with HAW Hamburg (Germany). The details can be seen at:

https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-als/programmes/iusdrp.html

Apart from a very productive cooperation process leading to the
publication of scientific papers in indexed journals,
training  at the doctoral and post-doctoral level and bidding the
research projects, IUSDRP is running a set of high calibre events with its partners, such as:

* Symposium on Sustainable Development Research at Universities in the United Kingdom, Manchester, UK, 5th -6th April 2016

* Baltic Symposium on Sustainability Research, Tallinn, Estonia
8th -9th December 2016
https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-als/events/baltic2016.html

* World Symposium on Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development,
Malta, 2nd – 4th March 2017
https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-als/events/malta2017.html

* World Symposium on Sustainability Science and Research: Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Manchester, United Kingdom,
5th -7th April 2017
https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-als/events/sustainability-science.html

* Sustainability and Social Science Research Symposium
University of Michigan, United States, May 17th-19th 2017
https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-als/events/michigan2017.html

Universities interested to join IUSDRP should contact
the Programme´s office to discuss a possible partnerhip.

Last minutes inputs to the World Symposium on Sustainability
at Universities (WSSD-U-2016) to be held  at MIT, USA on 14th-16th September 2016  are also possible. Further details at:
http://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/wssd-u-2016.html

Rgds,

Walter Leal
Chairperson

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Invitation to participate in the 2016 ECOSOC E-Discussion

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased by the active engagement and meaningful contributions of participants in the 2016 ECOSOC e-Discussion on “Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

As the e-Discussion now enters its final week, ending on March 25, 2016, we are calling on you to take this opportunity to share your suggestions and recommendations on how to best address implementation challenges of the 2030 Agenda with a focus on the scope and implications of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, national implementation and follow-up and review.

We thank you for your participation and encourage you to forward this message to colleagues and your networks.

Yours sincerely,

Navid Hanif
Director
Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
United Nations Secretariat
Pedro Conceicao
Director
Strategic Policy,
Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
United Nations Development Programme

 From: open-dialogues@groups.undp.org [mailto:open-dialogues@groups.undp.org]
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Subject: Invitation to participate in the 2016 ECOSOC E-Discussion

Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to participate in an electronic discussion (e-Discussion) to be held from 29 February to 25 March 2016, coordinated and organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Participants may join the e-Discussion at https://www.unteamworks.org/ECOSOC-2016.

The purpose of the e-Discussion is to engage stakeholder groups, experts, practitioners and policy-makers from various regions in a global dialogue on specific aspects of the 2016 ECOSOC theme of Implementing the post-2015 development agenda: moving from commitments to results.

The 2016 e-Discussion is expected to provide the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) with suggestions and recommendations on how to best address implementation challenges of the new Agenda, with a special focus on the national level. The discussion will focus on the scope and implications of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, national implementation and follow-up and review.

The e-Discussion provides a unique opportunity for the wider development community to formulate critical policy messages and recommendations for ECOSOC. Contributions made by e-Discussion participants will be included in a summary of the e-Discussion posted on the ECOSOC website. The contributions will also be channeled through the report of the Secretary-General on the ECOSOC theme in support of the Council’s deliberations on the theme during its high-level segment in July, leading to the adoption of the Council’s 2016 Ministerial Declaration.

We hope you will join us for the e-Discussion and encourage you to forward this invitation to colleagues and your networks.

Yours sincerely,

Navid Hanif
Director
Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
United Nations Secretariat
Pedro Conceicao
Director
Strategic Policy,
Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
United Nations Development Programme

 ecosoc2016@unteamworks.org
www.unteamworks.org/ecosoc-2016

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 Invitation to a Commemorative event

Dear Sir/Madam,
 Please find attached an invitation from the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda to attend the  Commemorative event that will be held on 8 April 2016 at Hilton Hotel, The Hague.

 

Kindly confirm before      30th, March 2016.

Best regards,

Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda
Johan van Oldenbarneveltlaan 9B
2582 NE The Hague
The Netherlands
Tel:  +31 70 392 65 71
Fax: +31 70 427 53 26
www.netherlands.embassy.gov.rw
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Rwandarwanda flagFul Newsletter- International Women’s Day

Dear All,

We are happy to share with you the RwandaFul newsletter, special edition on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, from the Rwandan Embassy in The Hague.

As always, your feedback is most welcome.

Regards,

Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda
Johan van Oldenbarneveltlaan 9B
2582 NE The Hague
The Netherlands
Tel:  +31 70 392 65 71
Fax: +31 70 427 53 26
www.netherlands.embassy.gov.rw

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Seminar on SDGs | 17 March 2016 | Bucharest, Romania

Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and Europe
Localising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
17 March 2016 | Bucharest, Romania

Register here

 
“For Romania […],  sustainable development is not one of several possible options, but the only rational prospect for advancement as a nation, resulting in the establishment of a new development paradigm at the confluence of economic, social and environmental factors.”
- National Sustainable Development Strategy Romania 2013-2020-2030
 
Given the centrality of sustainable development principles in Romania in the years to come, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), in conjunction with the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), will co-organise a Seminar on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on 17 March 2016 in Bucharest, Romania.
The seminar is designed to promote Asia-Europe dialogue and provide a multi-stakeholder platform for meaningful discourse on localising the SDGs. At the same time, it seeks to explore how SDGs can be better integrated into national development strategies and visions. Besides gathering experts and high-level representatives from the host country of Romania, the seminar will also gather representatives from related government organisations, academia, civil society and business enterprises from Asia and Europe.
More information on the event can be found on its project page, and a draft programme of the event is provided below. We hope that you will be able to join us!
Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and Europe. Localising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
17 March 2016 | Bucharest, Romania
10:30 – 10:50
Opening Remarks
Prof. univ. dr. Remus PRICOPIE, National University of Political Studies and Public Admin-istration (SNSPA)
Ms. Daniela GÎTMAN, Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mr Thierry SCHWARZ, Director, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
10:50 – 11:15
Preparing for the Post-2015 Agenda. Overview of the Process
11:15 – 11:30
Tailoring Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to National Realities
Ms. Grazyna PULAWSKA, Project Manager, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
Coffee break
12:00 – 12:20
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Lessons for Sustainable Transition: Vietnamese Experience
Mr. Nguyen Trung THANG, Deputy Director General of Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE) in Viet Nam
12:20 – 12:40
National Implementation Challenges for South Korea
Dr. Suh-Yong CHUNG, Director, Center for Climate and Sustainable Development Law and Policy (CSDLAP), Seoul International Law Academy
12:40 – 13:00
Sustainable Development in Poland
Dr. Andrzej KASSENBERG, Founder, Center for Sustainable Development in Poland
13:00 – 13:20
Civil Society Participation in SDGs Implementation in India
Mr. Mayukh HAJRA, Development Alternatives
Lunch
14:30 – 15:15
Who Will Pay for SDGs? Exploring Financial Options
Mr Thierry SCHWARZ, Director, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
Discussants: Mr. Mayukh HAJRA, Dr. Andrzej KASSENBERG and Dr. Suh-Yong CHUNG
15:15—16:15
Way Forward – Challenges and Opportunities for SDGs Implementation
H.E. Mr. Sergiu CELAC, Moderator of the Panel
Mr. Răzvan NICOLESCU, former Minister of Energy and Executive Lead Advisor, Deloitte România
H.E. Mr. Gheorghe MAGHERU, ASEF Governor for Romania
H.E. Mr. Edward IOSIPER, Director, Analysis and Policy Planning Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
16:15 – 16:30
Closing Remarks
 
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Event at CSW60: Role of Women Human Rights Defenders & Feminist Organisations in Realizing SDG16

Event at CSW60: Role of WHRDs and Feminist Organisations in Realizing Goal 16

Joint parallel event CSW60:
The Role of Women Human Rights Defenders and
Feminist Organizations in Realizing Goal 16

15 March 2016, 10:30AM-12PM, Chapel of UN Church Center

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Invitation to participate in the 2016 ECOSOC E-Discussion

 

Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Dear Colleagues,
We are pleased to invite you to participate in an electronic discussion (e-Discussion) to be held from 29 February to 25 March 2016, coordinated and organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Participants may join the e-Discussion at https://www.unteamworks.org/ECOSOC-2016.
The purpose of the e-Discussion is to engage stakeholder groups, experts, practitioners and policy-makers from various regions in a global dialogue on specific aspects of the 2016 ECOSOC theme of Implementing the post-2015 development agenda: moving from commitments to results.
The 2016 e-Discussion is expected to provide the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) with suggestions and recommendations on how to best address implementation challenges of the new Agenda, with a special focus on the national level. The discussion will focus on the scope and implications of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, national implementation and follow-up and review.
The e-Discussion provides a unique opportunity for the wider development community to formulate critical policy messages and recommendations for ECOSOC. Contributions made by e-Discussion participants will be included in a summary of the e-Discussion posted on the ECOSOC website. The contributions will also be channeled through the report of the Secretary-General on the ECOSOC theme in support of the Council’s deliberations on the theme during its high-level segment in July, leading to the adoption of the Council’s 2016 Ministerial Declaration.
We hope you will join us for the e-Discussion and encourage you to forward this invitation to colleagues and your networks.
Yours sincerely,
Navid Hanif
Director
Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
United Nations Secretariat
Pedro Conceicao
Director
Strategic Policy,
Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
United Nations Development Programme

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Invitation To Apply: Civil society speaker for Paris Climate Change Agreement Signing Ceremony at UNHQ in New York (2016, 22 April)

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Civil-society-proposed-questions-UNSG-candidates-webUN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon starting in April 2016.
Signing Ceremony of the
Paris Climate Change Agreement
at United Nations Headquarters in New York
22 April 2016
Apply for Civil Society Speaking Role
in the Opening Session
By 13 March: Apply for Selection Committee 
By 16 March: Apply for Speaking Role
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited all world leaders to a signing ceremony on 22 April for the historic climate agreement that was reached in Paris in December last year. The signing event will take place at UN Headquarters in New York on the first day the agreement will be open for signature, which coincides with the observance of International Mother Earth Day, observed in many countries as simply Earth Day. The Secretary-General intends to use the occasion of the signing ceremony to further engage world leaders as well as those from business and civil society to put the new agreement into action as quickly as possible.At the request of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, UN-NGLS is leading a process to find a speaker from civil society for the opening session of the signing ceremony, in recognition of the essential role played by civil society action in developing and implementing solutions to build a safer, greener and more livable world for all people.For this key speaking role, the Executive Office of the Secretary-General is seeking someone from a developing country who can share a compelling story of a new innovation or solution (from social entrepreneurship to engineering to community action) that she / he has put into practice that is delivering tangible results on climate change mitigation or adaptation. The candidate must have public speaking experience, and be able to confidently deliver a short, compelling speech in front of world leaders and the media.Travel funding will be provided for this speaker, as well as a supporter if the selected candidate is under 18.
Apply here for the civil society speaking role in the opening session:
http://bit.ly/22April-Paris-Agreement-Signing-CSO-Speaker-Apply
Apply here for the civil society Selection Committee for this process: 
More information about this event is available here.Follow the social media channels below for updates!

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Moving 2015’s historic agreements into action

IUCN logo Congres Hawaii

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TR: INVITATION | UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS EXHIBITION, 22nd Feb, 6:00 PM, UN Headquarters, NY

Dear Colleagues,
I share with you the invitation for the NY UNESCO Green Citizens exhibition opening 22nd February so that you can forward this to your NY based networks and partners.
Best regards,
Bernard
United Nations
Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization
Organisation
des Nations Unies
pour l’éducation,
la science et la culture
Bernard Combes
Information Officer – Chargé de l’information
Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship – (ED/IPS/ESG) – Éducation au développement durable et à la citoyenneté mondiale
Education Sector Focal Point for Biodiversity – Point focal Biodiversité du Secteur de l’Éducation
UNESCO Focal Point for the Earth Charter – Point focal UNESCO pour la Charte de la Terre
Chair, Greening UNESCO / Éco-responsabiliser l’UNESCO
7, place de Fontenoy
F-75352 Paris 07 SP France
   

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INVITATION- Meeting on Coordination across civil society on Sustainable Development Agenda, Istanbul 7-8 March 2016

Dear
​Friends and Colleagues​

 

As you may be aware, over the past year we have been actively engaged in a dialogue with key partners, colleagues and friends across civil society on how we may work collaboratively to ensure that the key objectives that underpin the 2030 Sustainable Development agenda are truly delivered.

In this context we have jointly convened a number of discussions with over 1,000 participants over the past year: in Tunis at the World Social Forum (March 2015); in Addis Ababa at the Financing for Development Conference (July 2015); in New York at the SDG Summit (September 2015); and in Paris at COP21 (December 2015); as well as an online dialogue through a ‘Loomio’ group web platform here:  https://www.loomio.org/g/uJd5wTXQ/global-civil-society-platform-on-sustainable-development

Through these discussions we have jointly defined our intent to hold leaders to account for their recent commitments and to enable civil society to work together effectively in the process of implementation and monitoring of this agenda. The platform is open to all members of civil society. You can read our action plan online at http://bit.ly/1KoXT3d.

A follow-up meeting is now being planned for 7-8 March in Istanbul, Turkey. This crucial meeting aims to bring together organizations and individuals that wish to be involved in shaping and taking forward the initiative and who would like to join us in defining how we can best collaborate going forward. The focus of this meeting will be to develop a work plan for the initiative, including details for its governance, communications and operational mechanisms, for the formation of a specific platform based on an inclusive global process.

We hope you can join us for this discussion and would like to invite you to arrive in Istanbul on Sunday March 6th and the sessions will run all day on Mon March 7th, through to 4pm on Tues March 8th.  With the understanding that the budget for this meeting is extremely limited, participants will have to  arrange their own travel and accommodation for this pivotal dialogue. An invitation letter to enable them to register and initiate travel arrangements for the meeting is available online at bit.ly/1nHcahd. Please use this link to register your participation and fill in these details by Tuesday February

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th  http://goo.gl/forms/w1toUsvvvO  In the interest of broad basing this effort, we aim to keep this meeting open to all groups who are interested in aligning with the initiative’s objectives. Although places are limited at the event, we will also provide details and opportunities to engage online through the Loomio group, please therefore feel free to share this with your networks

 Please note that many nationalities require visas to come to Turkey. Please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website to see visa requirements and for details on the Electronic Visa (e-Visa) Application System: http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa. We will be able to reimburse the cost of your visa application upon submission of the payment receipt.

If you require any further information about the meeting and the overall initiative, please contact our colleague Oli Henman at oli.henman@civicus.org. For further information on the logistical arrangements of the meeting, please contact our colleague Suhani Bhushan, Network Engagement and Outreach Officer at CIVICUS, at suhani.bhushan@civicus.org.

Sent on behalf of

CAN International, CIVICUS, GCAP & IFP

Ibrahim Ceesay
Chairman
Gambia National Youth Council
National Organizing Committee- Banjul+10 May 2016


4 Kanifing Industrial Estate, Julbrew Road
P.O BOX 2545 Serre Kunda
KMC-The Gambia
Tel: +220 9932685 or 7675977
Skype:ceesaydelight

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Planning Meeting Coordinating and mobilizing civil society on Sustainable Development Agenda

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Celebrating, Honoring Today Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

 
We honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today, January 18, 2016.  He was a minister and a civil-rights activist who used nonviolent direct action as a means for hange.  He played a leading role in the African American liberation struggle for social justice and equality.  Dr. King influenced people and nations worldwide, inspiring others to fight for freedom, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”  “I have a dream…”  Dr. King was assassinated in 1968 but the world remembers his messages.
 
ON Education:
 
Martin Luther King (1)
 

In some of the film clips of the freedom marches he led, you can see someone holding the American flag and the marcher standing next to that person is holding the flag of the United Nations representing the principles and commitment to human rights for all, activism, and working for peace and justice.

In peace,
Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh
UNSD Education Caucus Co-Chairs
Co-Coordinators Climate Change
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Dr. P. J. Puntenney
Environmental & Human Systems Management
1989 West Liberty
 Ann Arbor, MI  48103  USA
Cell: +1-(734) 352•7429
Landline: +1-(734) 994•3612

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Quotes:

Martin Luther King (2~3)Martin Luther King (3)

Martin Luther King (4)        Martin Luther King 5

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=Oehry1JC9Rk

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Invitation COP 21 (December 8th), 2015: Women – Active and Engaged in the Fight Against Climate Change at the Government of Morocco Pavilion

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Meghalaya

Dear Community of Educators,

As our Co-Chair of the UNSD Education Caucus works with partners on creating sustainable initiatives within his homeland Meghalaya in NE India, he send us a message to inspire similar actions in our own communities:  http://silentwhispers.in/index.php/2015/11/29/this-mesmerizing-video-shows-why-you-should-visit-meghalaya/
All the best,
Pam
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Dr. P. J. Puntenney
Environmental & Human Systems Management
1989 West Liberty
 Ann Arbor, MI  48103  USA
Cell: +1-(734) 352•7429
Landline: +1-(734) 994•3612
Your time on earth may be limited but your quest to explore nature is not so welcome to my homeland!
Youtube
Meghalaya
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ― Augustine of Hippo

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Invitation – U. Cambridge Symposium on Governing Global Climate Change – 28 Nov 2015

 

In condolence and solidarity with the citizens of Paris, with renewed determination and commitment to secure the strongest possible outcomes in the upcoming Paris negotiations on climate change,

we would greatly appreciate it if you could share this announcement with your networks, and if interested, be welcome to register now for…

Governing Global Climate Change: Potential and Prospects of a Paris Accord

International Symposium

Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

8:30 – 18hr / 28 Nov 2015

What global climate regime may be agreed in the 21st UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties?

How to foster sustainable landscapes governance, and implement future legal and policy reforms for the low-carbon economy?

What is the future of climate change litigation, and how to realise human rights for climate justice?

You are invited to an international symposium on the law and governance of climate change, in the context of the negotiations for a new Paris accord, in the beautiful and historic University of Cambridge Faculty of Law.

Join climate negotiators, law-makers, experts, academics and students to debate crucial law and governance challenges. A rich and fascinating programme includes…

Eminent experts and leading academics and international law practitioners join us in Cambridge from across the world, in advance of the world’s renewed determination to secure a successful UN Framework Convention on Climate Change COP21 in Paris:

* Mr. James Cameron, Chairman (Overseas Development Institute) tbc

* Ms. Bianca Jagger, Human Rights and Climate Change Advocate (CIGI)

* Dr. Andrew Wardell, Senior Manager (CIFOR)

* Prof. Ying-Shih Hsieh, Chairman (Environmental Quality Protection Foundation)

* Dr. Marie-Claire Cordonier, Senior Director (CISDL) & Affiliated Fellow (LCIL)

* Dr. Oonagh Fitzgerald, Director (CIGI ILRP)

* Prof. Christina Voigt, University of Oslo Faculty of Law and Senior Research Fellow (CISDL) tbc

* Dr. Markus Gehring, Cambridge Law Faculty, Lead Counsel (CISDL) and Fellow (LCIL)

* Prof. Jorge Viñuales, Cambridge Land Economy Dept, Director and Fellow (C-EENRG) tbc

* Prof. Sumudu Attapattu, University of Wisconsin, Lead Counsel (CISDL)

* Dr. Robert Kibugi, University of Nairobi Law Faculty, and Lead Counsel (CISDL)

Opening Plenary: Debate the potential of the new global climate change regime and potential of international measures for climate change mitigation, resilience and finance.

Experts Roundtables:

(i) human rights for climate justice

(ii) legal frameworks for sustainable landscapes

(iii) legal tools for the low-carbon economy

Luncheon Book Launches: 

* Prof. Sumudu Atapattu’s new book titled Human Rights Approaches to Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities (Routledge 2015) & 

* Prof Thomas Cottier (Professor & former Managing Director, World Trade Institute, University of Bern) The Quest for Distributive Justice in International Law: Equitable Principles of Maritime Boundary Delimitation (CUP, 2015)

Afternoon Plenary: Share how to make climate legislation work on the ground – the challenges, the innovations and the solutions.

Further Experts Roundtables:

(iv) climate loss and damage, liability and compensation

(v) governance of REDD+ and sustainable forests

(vi) strategies for climate litigation

Closing Roundtable: Deliberate the future climate law and governance research and action agenda.

Venue: Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (LCIL), Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge (5 Cranmer Rd, Cambridge UK CN3 9LB).

Register now at: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/governing-global-climate-change-potential-and-prospects-of-a-paris-accord-tickets-18981314623.

Please hurry, as seats are limited.

For details: Please contact Francesse Joy J. Cordon, Associate Fellow and International Law on Sustainable Development Project Coordinator of CISDL at fjjc3@cam.ac.uk or check the CISDL website at www.cisdl.org.

Hosts: Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (LCIL) and the Centre for Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Governance of the University of Cambridge, the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL), the Environmental Quality Protection Foundation (EQPF) and a consortium of law faculties and institutes from across the world.

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