“Invitation” – SAVE THE DATE | Wednesday, 3 December | REDD+ Safeguards: Practical Considerations for Developing a Summary of Information

REDD+ Safeguards:

Practical Considerations for Developing a Summary of Information 

Side Event

On behalf of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiativeand a team of expert authors, Meridian Institute invites you to attend a side event on the margins of the 20th session of the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP) in Lima, Perú for the release and discussion of the report REDD+ Safeguards: Practical Considerations for Developing a Summary of Information.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

20:00, food and beverage will be served


Sipan Room

Av. Salaverry, 2599 San Isidro, Lima, Perú


Please RSVP your participation for the event by clickinghere.

For more information, please contact:

Mallorie Bruns: | +1.970.368.0231or

Liz Duxbury: | +1.970.333.8101

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*This work is being funded by Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative but is not in support of, or reflecting, Norwegian Government positions. It is the sole work of the authors.



“Invitatio​n” Side Event “Driving ESD through regional policy frameworks​”, 12 November 2014 @ UNESCO ESD Conference Nagoya
Dear Colleagues,

We are presenting the Side Event that UNECE and MIO-ECSDE co-organised for Nagoya. Could you please notify your colleagues and  networks?
Thanking you in advance, Michael

How Regional ESD Strategies such as the UNECE Strategy and the Mediterranean Strategy advanced ESD?

What is the relation of the Mediterranean Strategy on ESD to the UN DESD and how is expected to build legitimacy?

What sub-regional initiatives exist in the UNECE and the Mediterranean Regions strengthening ESD and extending cooperation and networking?

Join the discussions in the SIDE EVENT:
“Driving ESD through regional policy frameworks” 
12 November 2014, 13:30-15:00, Building 4, 3rd floor, Meeting room 438 Organisers

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Mediterranean Information Office  for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development  (MIO-ECSDE)


13:30- 13:35       Welcome and brief description of the scope by Marco Keiner, Environment Division Director, UNECE 

13:35-13:45        The progress of ESD in the UNECE region – The UNECE Strategy, Marco Keiner

13:45-13:55        The drafting, endorsement & the way forward of the Mediterranean Strategy on ESD, Prof Michael Scoullos,  UNESCO Chair & Network on Sustainable Development Management and Education in the Mediterranean, MIO-ECSDE Chair

13:55-14:35    Regional and Sub-regional ESD Initiatives in Europe & Mediterranean:

“ESD in Biosphere Reserves & other key Mediterranean ESD initiatives –MEdIES, MedUnNET, HYDRIA” Prof Michael Scoullos

“YouthXchange in the Arab region” Ms May Makhzoumi, Director of Makhzoumi Foundation

The ALTER AQUA ESD Project”, Dr Aravella Zachariou, Pedagogical Institute of Cyprus

“The University Educators for Sustainable Development” Prof Daniella Tilbury, University of Gloucestershire


14:35-15:00         Discussion

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Secretary Bathsheba Crocker to address WFPG this Friday

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US Priorities at the UN General Assembly

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Bathsheba N. Crocker

Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations

Bathsheba N. Crocker was confirmed by the Senate on September 18, 2014, and sworn in as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs on September 19, 2014. Ms. Crocker most recently served in several positions at the Department of State, including as a Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State, as the Principal Deputy Director in the Office of Policy Planning at the Department of State, and as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of State. From 2008 to 2009, Ms. Crocker was a Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer for International Affairs at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She was the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support at the UN Peacebuilding Support Office from 2007 to 2008. From 2005 to 2007, Ms. Crocker was the Deputy Chief of Staff to the UN Special Envoy at the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery. Ms. Crocker worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on the Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project as a Fellow and Co-Director from 2003 to 2005 and as an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations from 2002 to 2003. Ms. Crocker has also previously served as an Attorney-Adviser for the Office of the Legal Adviser at the Department of State; as Deputy U.S. Special Representative for Southeast Europe Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy; and as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy National Security Advisor for the National Security Council at the White House. She has served as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University, and American University. Ms. Crocker received a B.A. from Stanford University, an M.A. from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Registration & Luncheon: 1:00 p.m
Program: 1:15 p.m.


Institute of International Education
809 UN Plaza, 1st Floor Boardroom
(1st Ave., between 45th & 46th)
New York, NY


Space is limited. Advance registration is required.
Registration will close at 9 a.m. on September 25th or when capacity is reached.

Click here to register

*Please add 30 minutes to your travel time to allow for road/sidewalk
closures and increased security for the UNGA

WFPG Members — $25      Non-Members — $40

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


Access to “The Morning After” 

Dear Mary and others interested in attending the Sept. 24 event, “The Morning After” at the UN CHurch Center in NYC, please have a printed copy of this letter from Levi Bautista, a copy of the flyer, and be ready to show a government issued ID when requested.  Hopefully they will let you pass.


Dear Paul or whoever gets this. 

IBON Int. is one of 4 sponsors for a meeting to be held on Tuesday ar the Church Cemnter across the street from the UN, from 8:45 to 10:45. 

As you know, the building is on First Avenue, directly across the street from the UN.  There is a problem.  The heigjhtened security for the High Level Meeting of the GA means that the police will not let amnyone past Second Avenue.   

How are we to get to that site? 

I hope someone can solve this, because I’m sure many will be disappointed. 

In friendship,

Mary Gilbert

 Paul Quintos

IBON International

3rd Flr., IBON Center / 114 Timog Avenue,

Quezon City 1103 / Philippines

Telefax: +63 2 9276981  /  Skype ID: paul.quintos

Websites:  /

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[NGO News:] GA Side Event: How to make it happen: shaping International Development Cooperation for the effective implementation of the Post-2015 development framework 

“How to make it happen: shaping International Development Cooperation for the effective implementation of the Post-2015 development framework” 

September 26th, 09:15 – 10:45 a.m., Conference Room 6, UN.  

The governments of Mexico and The Netherlands, in their capacity as Co-Chairs of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, have the honor of inviting you to participate in a panel discussion entitled “How to make it happen: shaping International Development Cooperation for the effective implementation of the Post-2015 development framework”, which will take place on September 26th, between 09:15 and 10:45 a.m. at UN Headquarters in New York, conference room 6. 

This year’s General Assembly will mark the beginning of the global negotiations that should conclude with the adoption of a new sustainable development framework. In this context, the panel discussion provides us with the opportunity to identify the key challenges facing international development cooperation in the Post-2015 era, drawing from the lessons learned of the MDG process, and focusing on multi-stakeholder implementation of common objectives at country level. 

We will also discuss the practical contributions of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation to the implementation of the Post-2015 development agenda.  

Moderated by Henry Bonsu, International Broadcaster. Participants will include:

  • José Antonio Meade (Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs)
  • Lilianne Ploumen (Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Co-operation)
  • María Eugenia (Gina) Casar, Associate Administrator, UNDP
  • Ted Chu, Chief Economist, International Finance Corporation
  • Hugette Labelle, Chair of the Board of Transparency International
  • Reeta Roy, CEO of MasterCard Foundation (tbc)  

If you would like to register for this event please write to and by Friday 19 September 12:00 a.m. EDT to secure access to the venue. Please note that space is limited. Upon registration participants will receive a logistics note. Please find attached a concept note with more details.  

Thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to your participation in the event.

Bijlagen  UNGA-GPEDC Side Event Concept Note final 17-9