Applications, Petition, Survey’s, Essays

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

Dear colleague,

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

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

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

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

Kind regards, 

Independent Evaluation Office

United Nations Development Programme

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

 

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World Survey on the Role of Women in Development 2014: Gender Equality and Sustainable Development

Dear Community of Educators,

An update from our GGCA colleagues… UN Women recently released its new report, the World Survey on the Role of Women in Development 2014: Gender Equality and Sustainable Development. Charting the rationale and the actions necessary to ensure ground-breaking change, the flagship UN study asserts that any comprehensive sustainable development pathway cannot be achieved without an explicit commitment to gender equality, women’s rights and their empowerment. Coming on the heels of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in September, the World Survey 2014 provides an in-depth analysis of sustainable development issues, the challenges and the solutions, through a gender lens.

See the announcement: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2014/10/world-survey-2014-press-release

Download the Report:http://www.unwomen.org/~/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/library/publications/2014/unwomen_surveyreport_advance_16oct.pdf

All the best,

Pam Puntenney & Bremley Lyngdoh

UN SD Education Caucus Co-Chairs

Co-Coordinators Climate Change

Dr. P. J. Puntenney

Environmental & Human Systems Management

1989 West Liberty

Ann Arbor, MI  48103  USA

E-mail:  pjpunt@umich.edu

Cell:  (734) 352 7429

Landline: (734) 994-3612

 

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Worldview Mission Support our Petition

Chers amis, 

Nous souhaiterions que vous nous aidiez à avoir le maximum de signature pour cette pétition qui s’intitule “Cour Pénale Internationale de l’Environnement: Sauver le Parc National du Banc d’Arguin.”.
le Parc National du Banc d’Arguin est une aire marine protégée,  e un refuge pour plus de 2 millions d’oiseaux venus du monde entier, des milliers d’espèces de poisson! C’est une reserve biologique déclarée patrimoine mondiale de l’humanité.  Aujourd’hui ce patrimoine est menacé. Plusieurs éléments mettent en danger le site, notamment la proximité des mines d’or à ciel ouvert : Tasiast Mauritania Ltd, les activités économiques qui se développe dans la zone, es activités de la SNIM et autres dangers.  Face à cette énième menace sur notre environnement, sur notre vie, sur nos ressources VITALES, dans un monde fragilisé, déstabilisé, incertain, nous devons nous unir, nous solidariser pour dire le Développement oui, mais pas au détriment de notre environnement !  Pour en savoir plus  visiter le lien ci dessous et signer notre  pétition, cliquez ici: https: //
secure.avaaz.org/fr/petition/Cour_Penale_Internationale_de_lEnvironnement_Sauver_le_Parc_National_du_Banc_dArguin//?launch
Veuillez prendre un instant pour nous aider et  faites passer le mot , pour nous aider à sauver ce patrimoine mondial.
English ……

Dear friends,

We would like you to help us get the maximum of support this petition entitled ” International Criminal Court of the Environment . Let’s save  the National Park of Banc d’Arguin  in Mauritania.”
National Park Banc d’ Arguin is a marine protected area , a shelter for more than 2 million birds from around the world , thousands of species of fish! It is a biological reserve declared World Heritage Site . Today this heritage is threatened. Several factors threaten the site, including the nearby gold mines Tasiast Mauritania Ltd , economic activities that develops in the area, activities of  SNIM and other hazards. Facing this  threat to our environment, our lives , our VITAL resources in a  weakened , destabilized , uncertain  world.  we must unite  to say Development yes, but not at the expense of our environment! For more information visit the link below and sign the petition , click here: https: //
secure.avaaz.org/fr/petition/Cour_Penale_Internationale_de_lEnvironnement_Sauver_le_Parc_National_du_Banc_dArguin//?launch
Please take a moment to help us and spread the word to help us save this world heritage

Moussa Elimane Sall, 
Responsable Cooperation et Relations Institutionelles au CICR
Coordinateur National de La RIM Youth Climate Movement
Legal, Admin & Policy Regional Team Leader of the MENA Youth Climate Movement
Tel: 0022247567073; 0022222391887; Skype Id: Mesall
Facebook, Linkedin, Viadeo Pages: Moussa Elimane Sall;

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Kindly Share: Call for Essays – Africa Youth

Ibrahim Ceesay
Social Justice Activist/Film-maker
4 Kanifing Industrial Estate Julbrew Road
P.O BOX 2545 Serre Kunda
KMC-The Gambia
Tel:
+220 9932685 or 7675977
Skype:ceesaydelight
“EXCUSE MY TYPOs USING A MOBILE DEVICE”

From: “Youth Program” <youth@africa-union.org>
Date: 12 Oct 2014 21:03
Subject: Kindly Share: Call for Essays – Africa Youth Day

 

Dear All

Kindly help share within your networks

Call for Essays: Africa Youth Day

Women account for about half of Africa’s talent base. As a group, they have been marginalised and their economic, social, political and environmental contributions go in large part unrealised, underutilized and undervalued. Poverty and HIV/AIDS still carry a female face. Women’ education is often sacrifice because of varioussocio-economic and cultural reasons and women are among the most affected byconflicts and violence. Empowering their participation in the community and the workforce greatly increases economic growth, reduces poverty, enhances societal well-being, and helps ensure sustainable development in all countries.

It is against this background that the African Union Heads of State and Government have dedicated next year, 2015, as the “Year of Women’s Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”.  As a prelude to these celebrations, the African Union Commission is celebrating this year’s Africa Youth Day under the theme: Delivering on the Potential of Africa’s Young women.

Celebrated on the 1st of November, The African Youth Day aims to promote an increased recognition of youth as key agents for social change and economic growth in all aspects of African society. The event also aims to contribute and channel the youth motivation, energy and idealism to reinforce the efforts towards the achievement of a sustainable development in the Africa.

To open up this discourse, the African Union Commission invites young Africans to submit an essay of not more than 1500 words, which identifies and makes the case for policy measures to support the empowerment of young women. Entries are encouraged to be evidence-based, drawing on experiences of the writer or other individuals or institutions.

Finalists will be invited to celebrate the African Youth Day at the African Union Commission in AddisAbaba, Ethiopia  and engage with Ministers of Youth from across the continent.  Winning essay shall be published and presented at various high level policy meetings in 2015. 

Competition Rules:

1.      The call is open from the 1st of October 2014 to the 20th of October 2014

2.     The competition is open to young people (18-35) from African Union Member States.

3.     Only one essay is allowed per entrant.

4.     Essays shouldbe submitted in any of the AU languages i.e. English, French, Portuguese andArabic

5.     Photographs and other illustrations that enhance the article are welcome, although these must be original to the author and be copyright free.

6.     Submission should be made to essays@empoweryouth.today

Youth Program    /  African Union Commission

Tel: (251) 11 551 77 00 | Fax: (251) 11 551 78 44 | E-mail: youth@africa-union.org / African Union Commission

Web:www.au.int  /  Addis Ababa | Ethiopia

 

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Call for Essays: Africa Youth Day

 

Dear All

Kindly help share within your networks

Call for Essays: Africa Youth Day

Women account for about half of Africa’s talent base. As a group, they have been marginalised and their economic, social, political and environmental contributions go in large part unrealised, underutilized and undervalued. Poverty and HIV/AIDS still carry a female face. Women’ education is often sacrifice because of varioussocio-economic and cultural reasons and women are among the most affected byconflicts and violence. Empowering their participation in the community and the workforce greatly increases economic growth, reduces poverty, enhances societal well-being, and helps ensure sustainable development in all countries.

It is against this background that the African Union Heads of State and Government have dedicated next year, 2015, as the “Year of Women’s Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”.  As a prelude to these celebrations, the African Union Commission is celebrating this year’s Africa Youth Day under the theme: Delivering on the Potential of Africa’s Young women.

Celebrated on the 1st of November, The African Youth Day aims to promote an increased recognition of youth as key agents for social change and economic growth in all aspects of African society. The event also aims to contribute and channel the youth motivation, energy and idealism to reinforce the efforts towards the achievement of a sustainable development in the Africa.

To open up this discourse, the African Union Commission invites young Africans to submit an essay of not more than 1500 words, which identifies and makes the case for policy measures to support the empowerment of young women. Entries are encouraged to be evidence-based, drawing on experiences of the writer or other individuals or institutions.

Finalists will be invited to celebrate the African Youth Day at the African Union Commission in AddisAbaba, Ethiopia  and engage with Ministers of Youth from across the continent.  Winning essay shall be published and presented at various high level policy meetings in 2015. 

Competition Rules:

1.      The call is open from the 1st of October 2014 to the 20th of October 2014

2.     The competition is open to young people (18-35) from African Union Member States.

3.     Only one essay is allowed per entrant.

4.     Essays shouldbe submitted in any of the AU languages i.e. English, French, Portuguese andArabic

5.     Photographs and other illustrations that enhance the article are welcome, although these must be original to the author and be copyright free.

6.     Submission should be made to essays@empoweryouth.today

 For more information contact,

Youth Program 

 African Union Commission

Tel: (251) 11 551 77 00 | Fax: (251) 11 551 78 44 | E-mail: youth@africa-union.org |     Web:www.a u.int

Addis Ababa | Ethiopia 

Sincerely,

Francis Maberi

Campaigns Officer -African Monitor

Tel:+256775186342
Tel:+256701674326
Skype: francis.maberi

W:africanmonitor.org

Co-ChairAction2015 Youth-team

A global Youth Action Team putting youth voices and youth action at the heart of the Action/2015 Development Agenda

 

www.action2015.org

wm logotje africa dag

 

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Subject: Yale Big Data & Climate Policy Survey

What do the social networks of countries look like? And how do they affect climate policymaking? 

 To better understand how countries interact, the Environmental Performance Index (EPI), a project of the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, is conducting a survey to map the ‘social networks’ of countries, and we need your help!

Join us to create a growing global data set by completing our short, 3-question survey (https://yalesurvey.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eR7kaugnsC3ra85). As a bonus, based on your selections, the survey will generate an environmental performance scorecard of how your country performs against its peers. 

Please also pass along the survey to peers from countries other than your own (the survey is available in 10 languages).

Thank you for your time and participation!

 Whitney Johnson

Master of Environmental Management ’16 Candidate

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Research Assistant | Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

Skype: wracheljohnson | Phone: 361.798.6273 

 

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EXTENSION: Online consultation on CSA knowledge products open until October 16

Dear colleagues,

Due to popular request, the deadline for participation in the second online consultation of the Knowledge Action Group of the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (ACSA) has been extended for one more week!


If you have not already done so, kindly take the questionnaire today, and please feel free to share it widely among your networks:
www.surveymonkey.com/s/58VRF6Q


The survey will close on 16 October.


Many thanks for your inputs,


The Knowledge Action Group
View this contribution on the web site https://dgroups.org/_/vgszmf52
A reply to this message will be sent to all members of Climate-Smart Agriculture Discussion group.


To reply to sender, send a message to Alashiya.Gordes@fao.org.

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Global Youth Survey UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development

survey YOUTH

Hello everyone,

I invite you to take part in the Youth Survey called “ YOUth Speak” that has been initiated by the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (UNESCOMGIEP) to understand the youth perspectives about present international and national issues. It covers issues related development, especially in relation to global citizenship, environment and peace.  UNESCO MGIEP has identified youth as its key partner and primary stakeholder towards building a future humanity has reason to value. The voices of the Youth will inform the MGIEP’s discourse on peace, sustainable development, transformative education and global citizenship.

Let’s make certain the voices of young people are heard all over the world!

YOUth Speak has 14 questions and will be open till 29 October 2014 on the homepage of  MGIEP‘s website. To participate in the survey, Click on this link-http://mgiep.unesco.org/youth-survey/

Contact youth.mgiep@unesco.org  if you have any questions.

 

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Worldview Mission Support our Petition

Chers amis, 

Nous souhaiterions que vous nous aidiez à avoir le maximum de signature pour cette pétition qui s’intitule “Cour Pénale Internationale de l’Environnement: Sauver le Parc National du Banc d’Arguin.”.
le Parc National du Banc d’Arguin est une aire marine protégée,  e un refuge pour plus de 2 millions d’oiseaux venus du monde entier, des milliers d’espèces de poisson! C’est une reserve biologique déclarée patrimoine mondiale de l’humanité.  Aujourd’hui ce patrimoine est menacé. Plusieurs éléments mettent en danger le site, notamment la proximité des mines d’or à ciel ouvert : Tasiast Mauritania Ltd, les activités économiques qui se développe dans la zone, es activités de la SNIM et autres dangers.  Face à cette énième menace sur notre environnement, sur notre vie, sur nos ressources VITALES, dans un monde fragilisé, déstabilisé, incertain, nous devons nous unir, nous solidariser pour dire le Développement oui, mais pas au détriment de notre environnement !  Pour en savoir plus  visiter le lien ci dessous et signer notre  pétition, cliquez ici: https: //
secure.avaaz.org/fr/petition/Cour_Penale_Internationale_de_lEnvironnement_Sauver_le_Parc_National_du_Banc_dArguin//?launch
Veuillez prendre un instant pour nous aider et  faites passer le mot , pour nous aider à sauver ce patrimoine mondial.
English ……

Dear friends,

We would like you to help us get the maximum of support this petition entitled ” International Criminal Court of the Environment . Let’s save  the National Park of Banc d’Arguin  in Mauritania.”
National Park Banc d’ Arguin is a marine protected area , a shelter for more than 2 million birds from around the world , thousands of species of fish! It is a biological reserve declared World Heritage Site . Today this heritage is threatened. Several factors threaten the site, including the nearby gold mines Tasiast Mauritania Ltd , economic activities that develops in the area, activities of  SNIM and other hazards. Facing this  threat to our environment, our lives , our VITAL resources in a  weakened , destabilized , uncertain  world.  we must unite  to say Development yes, but not at the expense of our environment! For more information visit the link below and sign the petition , click here: https: //
secure.avaaz.org/fr/petition/Cour_Penale_Internationale_de_lEnvironnement_Sauver_le_Parc_National_du_Banc_dArguin//?launch
Please take a moment to help us and spread the word to help us save this world heritage

Moussa Elimane Sall, 
Responsable Cooperation et Relations Institutionelles au CICR
Coordinateur National de La RIM Youth Climate Movement
Legal, Admin & Policy Regional Team Leader of the MENA Youth Climate Movement
Tel: 0022247567073; 0022222391887; Skype Id: Mesall
Facebook, Linkedin, Viadeo Pages: Moussa Elimane Sall;

 

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A “Petrolhead” as the next Climate Commissioner?

Climate petition

Dear friends across Europe,

The EU is about to give the most important climate job to   a man who is a champion for dirty energy. There is only one way to   stop this crazy appointment: to persuade key MEPs to ditch   Cañete and find a strong climate leader that represents us allWe   only have 24 hours – sign the petition and tell everyone:

In 24 hours a Spanish oil ‘baron’ could be chosen as our European Commissioner on Climate. And only we can stop this shocking appointment!
It would be absurd to leave the leadership of Europe’s energy policy and global climate talks to a man who The Sunday Times has named “Señor Petrolhead”. But MEPs can reject the appointment and while some are threatening to accept him in return for political favours, with enough public backing, progressive MEPs could lead the charge to block him.
Last week we created the largest march ever for 100% clean energy. Let’s build on that momentum now and demand a strong climate leader for this crucial post. Public outrage has pushed MEPs to reject controversial candidates at the last minute before. It’s up to us to do it again now — Click to say NO to Arias Cañete and tell everyone — our petition will be delivered directly to the MEPs:
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/canete_climate_pa_eugen/?bSPCVgb&v=47194
The new EU Energy and Climate Commissioner will be responsible for delivering ambitious emissions cuts and leading us towards a new green, low carbon EU economy. Yet after weeks of horse trading and political brinkmanship, our leaders have struck a deal that includes giving this crucial portfolio to one of the most unsuitable candidates for the job.
Cañete is a man with deep connections to the oil sector, and although he has sold his shares in two oil companies and claims he is clean, serious conflicts of interest remain. He is not only the former chairman of both companies, but his son and brother-in-law still hold powerful positions in both companies! He also has an appalling record as the Spanish environment minister who greenlighted oil explorations in the pristine waters off the Canary Islands. This history alone should automatically exclude him from this post, but he is also renowned for sexism during the last EU elections.
Luckily, there is still a last hurdle Mr. Cañete needs to clear: in 24 hours he will face tough hearings in two parliamentary committees in Brussels, and if they issue a negative opinion, they will force EU President Juncker to revisit the deal and find a better candidate for this position. Experts say that the main party leaders are afraid of making changes, but if the committee feels empowered enough by us to reject him, Juncker can be forced to reshuffle portfolios or to go back to the Spanish government to present a new candidate.
In 2004 after a big wave of protests, MEPs successfully used their power to replace the ultra-conservative Rocco Buttiglione. Progressive MEPs are poised to speak out, but they need to urgently get a mandate from hundreds of thousands of us from every corner of Europe to do the right thing. We only have 24 hours – sign now and tell everyone and our voices will be delivered right into the hearings:
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/canete_climate_pa_eugen/?bSPCVgb&v=47194
Last week 675,000 people marched in 2000 events globally in the People’s Climate March, and we got our leaders’ attention. We know ambition and leadership are critical from the EU now to get the deal we need to save the planet. We cannot now leave what the EU does on climate to someone whose interests directly contradict everything we worked for, and everything the scientists are telling us. Let’s demand strong leadership to confront the biggest crisis of our time.
With hope ,
Luis, Anna, Patri, Christoph, Nick, Andrea and the rest of the Avaaz team.
More information:
And the EU climate commissioner is: Señor Petrolhead (The Sunday Times)
http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/world_news/Europe/article1464563.ece
Cañete faces protests before EU confirmation hearing (Euractiv)
http://www.euractiv.com/sections/eu-priorities-2020/canete-faces-protests-eu-confirmation-hearing-30…
Cañete’s conflicts of interests continue to concern (Friends of the Earth Europe)
http://foeeurope.org/Canete-conflicts-interests-continue-concern-230914
New EU energy and climate commissioner ‘must drop oil shares’ (The Guardian)
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/12/new-eu-energy-and-climate-commissioner-must-drop-oil-shares
Grave concerns of environmental NGOs – open letter to President Juncker (WWF)
http://www.wwf.eu/?228651/New-Commission-sidelining-environment
A chronology of alleged conflicts of interests of Miguel Arias Cañete (Friends of the Earth Europe)
http://foeeurope.org/sites/default/files/press_releases/chronology_canete_conflicts_interest_sep2014…
Support the Avaaz Community!

We’re entirely funded by donations and receive no money from governments or corporations. Our dedicated team ensures even the smallest contributions go a long way.

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8th Oct. World Bank, Washington DC: Youth Employment Takes Centre Stage! – Webcast

Dear Friends:

 
You may remember – a year ago this week – we held our 1st Intl. Youth Job Creation Summit here in London. One of the 5 themes was: International Cooperation – and this thematic group came up with a recommendation for a ‘Global Coalition for Youth Employment.’
 
We have worked hard with partners in the intervening 12 months, and today: It’s OFFICIAL!!  A New Global Coalition for Youth Employment will be announced on Wednesday 8th October, 11.30 to 13.30 in the Wolfensohn Atrium of the World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC.
 
And we are ALL invited!  It is a HUGE atrium – and the World Bank team who have been working on it want to fill it to the rafters with youth – activists – educators – business people – academics – ANY ONE and EVERY ONE with an interest in solving that question we raised at our Summit last year: “How are we going to create a billion new jobs for youth over the next decade?”
 
So – Please! – if you are in or near Washington DC – do go along. All you have to do is to register your intention to attend at:
  –  and this will give you access to the venue. Do it by the deadline of: September 26, 2014.
 
If you cannot attend in person, you can register at the same address for the Live Webcast – to be broadcast on: live.worldbank.org   
 
And please publicise these opportunities to your networks – and to individuals and NGOs whom you think may be interested, especially those in the National Capital Area whom you think might be persuaded to attend. You might also send a note of Congratulations to the team who have achieved this organisational breakthrough at the World Bank: mlundberg@worldbank.org   mhermoso@worldbankgroup.org.  State your support and ask to be kept on the mailing list to ensure you are updated with what the new Coalition achieves.
 
Here at PCI – we are waiting on news of the containment of the Ebola epidemic in Guinea before announcing a new date for our 2nd Intl. Youth Job Creation Summit / World Youth Congress at which we will be discussing the ‘Conakry Commitment to Full Youth Employment by 2030.’  Meanwhile – you can get involved in the online development of this document by contacting Liz Weiner at: editor@peacechild.org
 
With very best wishes,
 
David R. Woollcombe, Convenor, International Youth Job Creation Summit
Founder and President, Peace Child International
 
To confirm attendance and secure access to the venue, kindly register all participants by September 26, 2014 through the following
 External and Corporate RelationsT: 202-458-7514M: 202-817-7505
E: mhermoso@worldbankgroup.org    (NEW EMAIL ADDRESS
 

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Resist the TPP signed statement

Dear all,

Hope some of you might be able to sign on to the statement to reject the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement – the latest in pernicious free trade agreements designed to cement globalisation and corporate power. The link to the sign on space is below …

http://apwld.org/call-for-endorsement-resist-the-trans-pacific-partnership/

And here’s the text … 

Resist the Trans-Pacific Partnership

We, civil society organisations, networks, and social movements from around the world, declare our unequivocal opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). We believe that the TPP, which is currently being negotiated behind closed doors by governments, led by the United States (US) as the dominant player among 12 countries, and hundreds of corporate advisors, will significantly infringe upon people’s rights and freedoms and privilege the interests of corporations over the public interest. The TPP is distinct from most trade agreements because of the extraordinarily broad scope of the rules it would impose on governments. In addition to conventional trade concerns, such as market access, it allows wealthy countries and large corporations to reach across borders and impose constraints on a vast array of domestic non-trade policies that impact the environment, public services, intellectual property, labour, health, communications, and visas, among others. The TPP’s main provisions are expected to require member-countries to remove any remaining barriers to investments, to strictly enforce intellectual property laws that would raise pharmaceutical costs and stifle digital innovation and freedom of expression, and to allow private corporations to sue states before an international tribunal. In effect, countries joining the TPP will have to surrender big chunks of their national sovereignty to the trade pact’s dominant players.” The degree of secrecy surrounding the trade negotiations is completely unacceptable given the huge repercussions the TPP will have on people’s rights. It is particularly outrageous that legislatures, civil society, and the media have been excluded, yet more than 600 corporate advisors have access to—and influence over—the text. What we know about the TPP comes from leaked texts that confirm that a broad range of domestic policies must be brought into line with the terms of the TPP. The TPP represents a corporate coup to deceptively take over national policy making and democratic rights. This is an extraordinary violation of domestic policy space, representing unprecedented aggression against national sovereignty and democratic policy-making. One aspect of the TPP that is especially concerning is the investor-state dispute resolution (ISDR) mechanism. This allows foreign corporations to sue governments if they enact policies, including laws in the public interest, that reduce their potential profit margin. Consumer laws, environmental protections, and public health laws can all be considered under ISDR to infringe on ‘investor rights’. In past cases, ISDR has been used by companies to sue governments for millions, even billions, of dollars, in foreign tribunals outside of domestic legal systems where there is no compulsion to publish decisions and no appeal mechanism. ISDR is an attack on the ability of developing countries to protect the rights of their citizens. We are particularly alarmed about the implications of the TPP for women. Policies of privatization, deregulation, and liberalization have the most negative impact on women, who comprise 70% of the world’s poor. Women’s rights will inevitably be violated, particularly their rights to decent work and a living wage, adequate healthcare, and equal access to land and productive resources. By promoting the aggressive liberalization of all of these sectors, women living in poverty stand to lose the most as a result of the TPP. Trade can be a way of empowering local economies and strengthening women’s economic autonomy. But the TPP is designed to entrench corporate dominance, inequalities, and exploitation. Whatever the international community commits to in the context of new Sustainable Development Goals will be comprehensively undermined by the TPP and its draconian enforcement measures. We call for an end to the TPP negotiations and for the main text to be publicly released. We know this will expose the TPP for what it is: a framework that further institutionalises profit over people.

Kate Lappin

Regional Coordinator

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)

Ph: 66 53 284 527    /  Skype: apwldsec 

It’s time for a new world where inequalities of power, wealth, resources and opportunities are more equitably distributed between countries, between rich and poor and between men and women. It’s time for DEVELOPMENT JUSTICE. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I2cEDbIW04

 

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Survey: Second online consultation on CSA Knowledge Products – #NRC-CC-MITIGATION

Dear Colleague,

Colleagues working with CSA Knowledge group are now getting into practical work, and would wish inputs from all of you through this link:

http://bit.ly/csa_survey2

Please note that they are looking for contributors and also requesting if there’s a need for a larger community of practice dealing with CSA.

I hope many of you can send your contributions to this survey! 

Best,

Maria

Facilitator of the community of practice

From: The mailing list for the Knowledge Action Group of the CSA Alliance.  

Dear colleagues, 

FAO and CCAFS cordially invite you to participate in the second online consultation of the  Knowledge Action Group of the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (ACSA). 

Many of you were among the almost 500 respondents who participated in our first consultation – thank you! These results have allowed us to identify key CSA knowledge products to address the major knowledge needs that emerged. 

Our current questionnaire now invites you to share your insights on the proposed structure and contents of these products, as well as inviting you to participate in their development. New respondents are also welcome! The questionnaire will run from 18 September till 9 October. To participate, please click here.

With best wishes,

The Knowledge Action Group

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Climate Investment Funds: Application open CSO Observer – Register to Vote for CSO Observers to the CIFs

Dear Colleagues,

The selection process for nonprofit civil society organization (CSO) observers to the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) is underway. As a part of the selection process, not-for-profit and non-governmental CSOs are invited to register to vote (www.resolv.org/cif/voting) for CSO observer candidates to the CIFs.  More details below.

Consider being part of the process and choosing a CIF observer that will bring environmental education to the table.

Note: Want to Apply to be a CSO Observer? The deadline has been extended to 24 September 2014. Visit www.resolv.org/cif to apply. 

All the best,

Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh

UN SD Education Caucus Co-Chairs

Co-Coordinators Climate Change 

Dr. P. J. Puntenney

Environmental & Human Systems Management

1989 West Liberty       

 Ann Arbor, MI  48103  USA 

E-mail:  pjpunt@umich.edu

Cell:  (734) 330-0238

Voice/Fax: (734) 994-3612

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THE MOST IMPORTANT PETITION ON FIRE!

4 days, 1.2 million people, and still on fire. But this is going to take all of us — forward the email below, and click here to tell everyone!

Dear friends,

In days, when the UN holds an emergency summit on climate change, we need to   deliver the largest petition ever for a world powered by 100% clean energy.

The petition number will be read out to every world leader at the summit! Click   now to sign the petition!

I can sincerely say this is the most important petition we’ve ever done.

Sorry for the language, but one top scientist just warned that we are all “f*cked” if global warming releases gigantic amounts of methane gas from the arctic tundra. The UN knows this is one of several catastrophic climate threats we’re facing, and is bringing world leaders to New York for a major summit on this global emergency.

Hundreds of thousands of us will take to the streets for the People’s Climate March just before the summit. Let’s make sure that on that day we deliver the largest Avaaz petition ever, for the only solution: mobilize the world to shift to 100% clean energy. Add your voice, and forward this widely:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/100_clean_final

Whether it’s the ‘arctic methane bomb’, the rapid acidification of our oceans, or apocalyptic flooding, climate change is the biggest threat humanity is facing, and we need the biggest petition ever to meet it. If we make it massive, the number of us who sign will be read out to all leaders at the summit, published in hundreds of media articles, and be delivered by our marches worldwide.

100% clean energy is a realistic goal. Already, 20% of the world’s electricity comes from clean energy, and solar power is cheaper than coal in many countries! We just need to get our leaders to agree to put their foot on the accelerator.

We’re gearing up for the largest climate mobilization in history on September 21. Already hundreds of events are organised and hundreds of thousands of people signed up. But the events are designed to deliver our petition to decision makers. Let’s make it the largest call to action ever. Join now and tell everyone – sign the petition below:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/100_clean_final

We’re all different, and beautifully diverse. But whoever and wherever we are, climate change threatens everything we love, and brings all of us together. Let’s come together now.

With hope,

Ricken, Danny, Lisa, Judy, Alex, Iain, and the rest of the Avaaz team

PS – Every signature does count! Add your voice here:
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/100_clean_final

MORE INFORMATION:

Climate scientist drops the F-bomb (Salon)
http://www.salon.com/2014/08/06/climate_scientist_drops_the_f_bomb_after_startling_arctic_discovery/

EU to beat 2020 climate targets, split over 2030 ones (Reuters)
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/05/14/eu-carbon-idUKL6N0O06BG20140514

The most influential climate change paper today remains unknown to most people (Inside Climate News)
http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140213/climate-change-science-carbon-budget-nature-global-warming-2-degrees-bill-mckibben-fossil-fuels-keystone-xl-oil?page=show

Floods, storms and searing heat for 2050 as TV forecasters imagine climate change (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/01/us-climatechange-idUSKBN0GW2OT20140901

IPCC climate change report: averting catastrophe is eminently affordable (The Guardian)
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/13/averting-climate-change-catastrophe-is-affordable-says-ipcc-report-un

Renewable energy capacity grows at fastest ever pace (The Guardian)
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/aug/28/renewable-energy-capacity-grows-fastest-ever-pace

Solar price parity arrives early (MSN)
http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/post.aspx?post=0040731b-4941-432a-b1bd-3b0a04149068

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Help deliver Avaaz’s most important petition ever

Dear friends,
September’s massive climate mobilisation is gathering steam. In just days, hundreds of new events have been organised around the world! The bigger the turn-out, the bigger our impact.
It looks like you tried to find a climate event, but didn’t end up joining one. Check back again – there could now be one near you.
Click now to RSVP to an event in your community or create one of your own:
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/event/climate/?source=blast&cl=5778205614&v=45011

 

1892 Events & Counting!

Click to find an event near you

 

In weeks, when major world leaders meet at the UN for an urgent climate meeting, together we can send a clear message that it’s time to stop our scary slide towards climate destruction. If each of us joins in, we can make September 21 a day the world will never forget: the largest day of action on climate change in history.
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/event/climate/?source=blast&cl=5778205614&v=45011
With hope,
Oli, Allison, Luca, Ricken, Nataliya, Uilleam, Alaphia and the rest of the Avaaz team
Avaaz.org is a 38-million-person global campaign network that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decision-making. (“Avaaz” means “voice” or “song” in many languages.) Avaaz members live in every nation of the world; our team is spread across 18 countries on 6 continents and operates in 17 languages. Learn about some of Avaaz’s biggest campaigns here, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. You are getting this message because you signed “Community Petitions Site” on 2014-02-14 using the email address worldview.mission@gmail.com. To ensure that Avaaz messages reach your inbox, please add avaaz@avaaz.org to your address book. To change your email address, language settings, or other personal information,

contact us,

To contact Avaaz, please do not reply to this email. Instead, write to us at www.avaaz.org/en/contact or call us at +1-888-922-8229 (US).

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Resist the TPP signed statement

Dear all,

Hope some of you might be able to sign on to the statement to reject the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement – the latest in pernicious free trade agreements designed to cement globalisation and corporate power. The link to the sign on space is below …

And here’s the text …

Resist the Trans-Pacific Partnership

We, civil society organisations, networks, and social movements from around the world, declare our unequivocal opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). We believe that the TPP, which is currently being negotiated behind closed doors by governments, led by the United States (US) as the dominant player among 12 countries, and hundreds of corporate advisors, will significantly infringe upon people’s rights and freedoms and privilege the interests of corporations over the public interest.
The TPP is distinct from most trade agreements because of the extraordinarily broad scope of the rules it would impose on governments. In addition to conventional trade concerns, such as market access, it allows wealthy countries and large corporations to reach across borders and impose constraints on a vast array of domestic non-trade policies that impact the environment, public services, intellectual property, labour, health, communications, and visas, among others.  The TPP’s main provisions are expected to require member-countries to remove any remaining barriers to investments, to strictly enforce intellectual property laws that would raise pharmaceutical costs and stifle digital innovation and freedom of expression, and to allow private corporations to sue states before an international tribunal. In effect, countries joining the TPP will have to surrender big chunks of their national sovereignty to the trade pact’s dominant players.”
The degree of secrecy surrounding the trade negotiations is completely unacceptable given the huge repercussions the TPP will have on people’s rights. It is particularly outrageous that legislatures, civil society, and the media have been excluded, yet more than 600 corporate advisors have access to—and influence over—the text. What we know about the TPP comes from leaked texts that confirm that a broad range of domestic policies must be brought into line with the terms of the TPP. The TPP represents a corporate coup to deceptively take over national policy making and democratic rights. This is an extraordinary violation of domestic policy space, representing unprecedented aggression against national sovereignty and democratic policy-making.
One aspect of the TPP that is especially concerning is the investor-state dispute resolution (ISDR) mechanism. This allows foreign corporations to sue governments if they enact policies, including laws in the public interest, that reduce their potential profit margin. Consumer laws, environmental protections, and public health laws can all be considered under ISDR to infringe on ‘investor rights’. In past cases, ISDR has been used by companies to sue governments for millions, even billions, of dollars, in foreign tribunals outside of domestic legal systems where there is no compulsion to publish decisions and no appeal mechanism. ISDR is an attack on the ability of developing countries to protect the rights of their citizens.
We are particularly alarmed about the implications of the TPP for women. Policies of privatization, deregulation, and liberalization have the most negative impact on women, who comprise 70% of the world’s poor. Women’s rights will inevitably be violated, particularly their rights to decent work and a living wage, adequate healthcare, and equal access to land and productive resources. By promoting the aggressive liberalization of all of these sectors, women living in poverty stand to lose the most as a result of the TPP.
Trade can be a way of empowering local economies and strengthening women’s economic autonomy. But the TPP is designed to entrench corporate dominance, inequalities, and exploitation. Whatever the international community commits to in the context of new Sustainable Development Goals will be comprehensively undermined by the TPP and its draconian enforcement measures. We call for an end to the TPP negotiations and for the main text to be publicly released. We know this will expose the TPP for what it is: a framework that further institutionalises profit over people.
Kate Lappin
Regional Coordinator
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)
Ph: 66 53 284 527
Skype: apwldsec
It’s time for a new world where inequalities of power, wealth, resources and opportunities are more equitably distributed between countries, between rich and poor and between men and women. It’s time for DEVELOPMENT JUSTICE. 

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[Beyond 2015:323] Por favor , ayúdenos a mejorar la campaña Beyond 2015 !

Querida campaña Beyond 2015

En octubre de 2014, Beyond 2015 trabajará con un especialista independiente para hacer una evaluación de mitad de período de la campaña. Beyond 2015 tiene el compromiso de apoyar la participación activa de todas las organizaciones participantes. Esta encuesta evaluará nuestro trabajo hasta la fecha e indicará los ajustes que podrían ser necesarios para garantizar la elaboración de un marco post-2015 mundial e intersectorial y que el proceso de desarrollo de este marco es participativo, inclusivo y sensible a las voces de las personas directamente afectadas por la pobreza y la injusticia.

Un elemento clave de esta evaluación es una “encuesta de las OSC”, la cual esperamos que será completada por el mayor número de organizaciones participantes en Beyond2015 como posible. La Encuesta será una oportunidad para toda la campaña para reflexionar sobre el proceso post-2015 hasta la fecha (tanto los procesos dentro de la campaña Beyond 2015 como los externos), y hacer proyecciones para los últimos 12 meses de las negociaciones post-2015. También ayudará a guiar la estrategia política de Beyond 2015.

Como tal, nos complace compartir con ustedes una breve encuesta, y me gustaría animar a todas las organizaciones que participan en Beyond 2015 a dedicar unos minutos a completar. Haga clic aquí para acceder a la encuesta!

La encuesta incluye 31 preguntas (la mayoría de los cuales son de opción múltiple) y debe tomar alrededor de 15 minutos para completar.

Les pedimos que complete la encuesta antes de la medianoche CET el domingo 28 de septiembre. Esto permitirá a la Secretaría compilar los resultados para la consideración de la especialista en Monitoreo + Evaluación, que comenzará a trabajar con nosotros el 1 de octubre.

Queremos asegurarnos de que la campaña está funcionando tan bien como sea posible para lograr nuestros objetivos de una agenda post-2015 ambiciosa, transformadora y universal, que no deja a nadie atrás. Esta Encuesta es una manera crucial para ayudarnos a hacer esto.

Una vez más, el enlace a la encuesta: https://es.surveymonkey.com/s/BNG2PRMCordialement

George Ndungu (Organisation of African Youth, Kenya) et Andrew Griffiths (Sightsavers, UK) Co-presidents de Beyond 2015

Best regards

Leo Williams International Coordinator Beyond 2015 www.beyond2015.org Tel: 0032 2 743 87 97

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We’re making history – let your friends in on it!

Thank you for joining this historic movement to save our planet.

Now let’s make it epic by telling all our friends and family to sign so we reach 3 million signatures before world leaders meet on September 23.

Forward them the email below and share the link on Facebook!

With hope,
The Avaaz team

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Dear friends,

I can sincerely say this is the most important petition we’ve ever done.

Sorry for the language, but one top scientist just warned that we are all “f*cked” if global warming releases gigantic amounts of methane gas from the arctic tundra. The UN knows this is one of several catastrophic climate threats we’re facing, and is bringing world leaders to New York for a major summit on this global emergency.

Hundreds of thousands of us will take to the streets for the People’s Climate March just before the summit. Let’s make sure that on that day we deliver the largest Avaaz petition ever, for the only solution: mobilize the world to shift to 100% clean energy. Add your voice, and forward this widely:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/100_clean_final/?tSPCVgb

Whether it’s the ‘arctic methane bomb’, the rapid acidification of our oceans, or apocalyptic flooding, climate change is the biggest threat humanity is facing, and we need the biggest petition ever to meet it. If we make it massive, the number of us who sign will be read out to all leaders at the summit, published in hundreds of media articles, and be delivered by our marches worldwide.

100% clean energy is a realistic goal. Already, 20% of the world’s electricity comes from clean energy, and solar power is cheaper than coal in many countries! We just need to get our leaders to agree to put their foot on the accelerator.

We’re gearing up for the largest climate mobilization in history on September 21. Already hundreds of events are organised and hundreds of thousands of people signed up. But the events are designed to deliver our petition to decision makers. Let’s make it the largest call to action ever. Join now and tell everyone – sign the petition below:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/100_clean_final/?tSPCVgb

We’re all different, and beautifully diverse. But whoever and wherever we are, climate change threatens everything we love, and brings all of us together. Let’s come together now.

With hope,

Ricken, Danny, Lisa, Judy, Alex, Iain, and the rest of the Avaaz team

PS – Every signature does count! Add your voice here:
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/100_clean_final/?tSPCVgb

MORE INFORMATION:

Climate scientist drops the F-bomb (Salon)
http://www.salon.com/2014/08/06/climate_scientist_drops_the_f_bomb_after_startling_arctic_discovery/

EU to beat 2020 climate targets, split over 2030 ones (Reuters)
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/05/14/eu-carbon-idUKL6N0O06BG20140514

The most influential climate change paper today remains unknown to most people (Inside Climate News)
http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140213/climate-change-science-carbon-budget-nature-global-warming-2-degrees-bill-mckibben-fossil-fuels-keystone-xl-oil?page=show

Floods, storms and searing heat for 2050 as TV forecasters imagine climate change (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/01/us-climatechange-idUSKBN0GW2OT20140901

IPCC climate change report: averting catastrophe is eminently affordable (The Guardian)
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/13/averting-climate-change-catastrophe-is-affordable-says-ipcc-report-un

Renewable energy capacity grows at fastest ever pace (The Guardian)
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/aug/28/renewable-energy-capacity-grows-fastest-ever-pace

Solar price parity arrives early (MSN)
http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/post.aspx?post=0040731b-4941-432a-b1bd-3b0a04149068

Avaaz.org is a 38-million-person global campaign network
that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decision-making. (“Avaaz” means “voice” or “song” in many languages.) Avaaz members live in every nation of the world; our team is spread across 18 countries on 6 continents and operates in 17 languages. Learn about some of Avaaz’s biggest campaigns here, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Subject: Tell us what you think: take the UNESCO-UNEVOC survey!

Dear e-Forum members,

In June 2014, we launched a survey on our online services and this is what
you said so far:

- 90 % of users agree that the e-Forum is easy to use and 64 % thinks our
e-Forum is visually appealing.
- 90 % of users think that the moderated virtual conferences are a valuable
addition to the regular e-Forum.
- 32% of users would prefer to receive weekly digests of the e-Forum, while
45 % of users would like to receive all of the messages.
- 77 % of users agree that the information in the World TVET Database is
accurate and up-to-date.
- 72 % of users agree that the World TVET Database provides high-quality
information.
- 95% of users agree that the content of UNEVOC publications and
information materials is of interest and relevance to them.
- 90 % of users think that receiving our newsletter 3-4 times a year is
sufficient.
- 95 % of users think that the published promising practices are relevant
and well-illustrated.
- 94% of users agree that the TVETipedia glossary is a useful tool for
their work.
- 87% of users think that the Network portal is a good source to find out
TVET contacts and news.

You don’t agree to these facts and figures? This is your chance to let us
know what you think!

Complete the survey now (it takes about 10 minutes to complete):
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KSq0oQSsRAQh9X1vIoLsmDGoI7FasOzJnmdeALqShow/viewform

Many thanks in advance for your support.

Best regards,
UNESCO-UNEVOC

view thread online:
http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/go.php?q=e-Forum+-+Message+Board&skin=efor&lang=en&action=threadlist&thread=2634

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Survey of Youth Health Advocates – Please spread the word!

This announcement is brought to you courtesy Youth Commissioner Kikelomo Taiwa. Kindly contact her directly for any inquiry via kikitaiwo@gmail.com

Dear Fellow Youth Leaders, 

At the beginning of the year, I was selected as a Youth Commissioner for the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing. The Lancet, as some of you may know is the world’s leading medical journal on health that reports on various evidence based health related issues. 

On the Lancet Commission, there are about 30 commissioners from different parts of the world with professional experience and vast knowledge on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing, many of whom are professors and my humble self is honored to be a part of the team, representing over 1.8 Billion young people across the world. 

One of the objective of the Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing is to ensure that young people participate meaningfully in the development of this Report by making contributions to the key messages and other important element of the report. 

I am asking that you all please fill and share the survey within your networks and social media platforms that you are active on. 

Please feel free to reach out to me for further questions. 

Best Regards,

Kike 

Youth Commissioner, 

The Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing 

*Apologies for cross-posting* 

Please share. Por favor, comparta. S’il vous plaît partager.

The Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing believes that youth have a voice and can make meaningful contributions to health policies and programs, both locally and globally. While the Commission already includes two youth leaders, to ensure that the perspectives of a broad range of youth from around the world are reflected in its work and reports, we invite youth health advocates aged 15-29 from around the world to share your perspectives by completing this online survey. Please complete the survey by September 5, 2014.

The aim of the survey is to gain a better understanding of how the Commission’s work can support youth advocacy work for adolescent health and wellbeing. Your perspectives will inform the Commission’s work and shape the key messages that it provides to governments and other stakeholders. Your contribution is important because the messages the Commission will highlight are likely to influence policies that affect millions of youth around the world.

This survey is available in English, French and Spanish. Chinese and Arabic versions will be coming soon.

La Comisión The Lancet sobre Salud y Bienestar de la Población Adolescente está convencida de que gente joven tiene una voz y puede realizar contribuciones significativas a las políticas y programas de salud, tanto en la esfera local como global. La Comisión ya cuenta con la participación de dos líderes juveniles, asegurando así que las perspectivas de un amplio grupo de jóvenes del mundo estén reflejadas en su trabajo y reportes. No obstante, estamos invitando a jóvenes activistas por la salud, procedentes de diferentes países y con edades entre 15 y 29 años, para que compartan sus perspectivas mediante el llenado de esta encuesta virtual. Por favor complete la encuesta del 5 de septiembre 2014.

La meta de esta encuesta es adquirir una mejor comprensión sobre cómo la Comisión puede apoyar la promoción y defensa adelantada por la gente joven, en cuanto a temas vinculados a la salud y el bienestar de la población adolescente. Tus perspectivas informarán las acciones de la Comisión y dará forma a los mensajes clave que esta instancia brinda a gobiernos y otros actores relevantes. Tu contribución es importante puesto que los mensajes destacados por la Comisión influirán, probablemente, sobre las políticas que afectan a millones de jóvenes en el mundo.

Esta encuesta está disponible en inglés, francés, español. Versiones en chino y árabe vendrán pronto.

La Commission Du Lancet Sur La Santé Et Le Bien-Être Des Adolescents valorise la voix des jeunes car elle peut contribuer de façon significative à la politique nationale et aux programmes de santé, aussi bien au niveau local que global. La Commission a déjà à son actif deux jeunes leadeurs pour assurer une représentation internationale de la jeunesse dans son travail et ses rapports. Cependant, nous invitons les jeunes défenseurs de la santé, âgés de 15 à 29 ans autour du monde à partager leurs réflexions en complétant ce questionnaire en ligne. S’il vous plaît remplir le questionnaire de 5 Septembre 2014.

L’objectif de ce questionnaire est de déterminer le meilleur moyen de promouvoir les besoins et intérêts des adolescents en matière de santé et de bien-être. Vos opinions et expériences peuvent contribuer au travail et à la prise de décision de la Commission en identifiant les besoins et les attentes des jeunes dont elle tiendra compte dans ses messages aux politiques du gouvernement et autres parties concernées. Votre contribution est d’autant plus importante dans notre engagement à faire entendre la voix des jeunes car elle peut influencer les politiques qui affectent des millions de jeunes à travers le monde.

Ce questionnaire est disponible en Anglais, Français, Espagnol.  Versions arabe et chinoise seront bientôt.

 

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“Call For Input” RIO+FANRPA​N Partnershi​p on Gender and CSa and Invitation to Participat​e in our survey

Dear Colleagues:
The World Centre for Sustainable Development (The RIO+ Centre ) and the  Food and Agriculture Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) would like to receive inputs from stakeholders in the five countries targeted by our project on Gender and Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA). The five countries are: Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
We have partnered in order to strengthen social outcomes of green growth and climate-smart solutions, such as climate-smart agriculture, at the national and local level.
Your answers will inform the Gender and CSA Assessment being implemented by the RIO+ as well as a Gender and CSA Strategy. These two major outputs from our partnership are intended to inform FANRPAN ‘s and national programming on CSA as well as RIO+ advocacy on sustainable development.
The survey will only take 20 minutes of your time and will close on August 29th, 2014.
If you have already been contacted, there is no need to complete the survey a second time.
Please email Leisa Perch, Project Manager, at leisa.perch@undp.org, copying Rosaly Byrd at rbyrd@ucsd.edu  for more information regarding the survey and to receive the hyper-link to the webpage.
We look forward to sharing the results soon thereafter.
Best regards
Leisa Perch
Policy Specialist/Project Manager – RIO+/FANRPAN Partnership Project
RIO+ Centre
The RIO+ Centre: One of the most important legacies of the RIO+20 Conference, was the launching of the “World Centre for Sustainable Development – The RIO+ Centre”. A partnership of the Government of Brazil and the United Nations Development Programme, based in Rio de Janeiro, we were established in 2013. We work to re-affirm and make actionable the inextricable link between social, economic and environmental policies for the achievement of sustainable development and human wellbeing.
 
Our partnership with FANRPAN, one of our first, targets the social dimensions of climate and agricultural policy by identifying ways to improve, support and enable  innovations for sustainability that create social as well as environmental and economic benefits.
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Open Call:  Apply to Regional Autumn School / MENA | natural resources, climate change, gender

Dear Community of Educators,
 
Below is an opportunity through IUCN for civil society organizations, researchers and young professionals (23–35 years) in the fields of resource rights, governance, climate, gender and environment residing in MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. Deadline for applications is Wednesday 10 September. For further information, refer to the email below or visit: 
 
Thanks to our Global Gender Climate Alliance colleagues Szilvia and Maria with FAO for sharing this information!
All the best,
Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh
UN SD Education Caucus Co-Chairs
Dr. P. J. Puntenney
Environmental & Human Systems Management
1989 West Liberty
 Ann Arbor, MI  48103  USA
Cell:  (734) 330-0238
Voice/Fax: (734) 994-3612
Subject: Open Call | Regional Autumn School
Lara B. Nassar
Regional Documentation & Information Officer
IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)
Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) Sweifiyeh, Hasan Baker Al Azazi St. no 20 – Amman, Jordan
Tel: 00962 6 5546912 – 3 – 4 Fax: 00962 6 5546915
Mobile: +962 777 888522
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 Call for applicatio​ns : Short Course in Environmen​tal Journalism for environmen​tal journalist​s !

Subject: Call for applications : Short Course in Environmental Journalism for environmental journalists !
Dear All,
The United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa is organizing a short course in Environmental Journalism on 3rd – 14th November, 2014 in Accra, Ghana.  The aim is to impart hands on training in accurate assessment of changing human-environment interactions and credible reporting.
The deadline for application is 15th October, 2014. See details in the attached documents.
Sincerely,
Kwabena O. Asubonteng (MSc.) Geo-Information Analyst United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa International House University of Ghana Legon PMB- KIA Accra- Ghana Tel.: +233-302-500396 Cell:  +233 244 669048 kwabena.asubonteng@gmail.com www.inra.unu.edu


Kind Regards,
Michael Boampong,

Young People We Care (YPWC) | Founder,Board Member & Principal Advisor Phone #: +233-242970908 (Ghana) ; +46-764373756 (Sweden) ;+1-774-386-2018 (USA)
Skype:mikenice22002 www.michaelboampong.com www.opportunitiesforyouth.org   www.ypwc.org
Young People We Care (YPWC) is a registered youth-led and youth-focused, non-profit organization that is headquartered in Ghana.
The organization is operated by young people (ages 15–30) and adult allies working on youth and development related issues worldwide.
At YPWC, we are passionate about sustainable development, the realization of the Millennium Development Goals and the promotion of a culture of peace and universal human rights for all. Visit us at: www.ypwc.org
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