The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) is an inter-agency programme of the United Nations mandated to promote and develop constructive relations between the United Nations and civil society organizations.
Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner served as the civil society speaker in the opening ceremony of the UN Climate Summit. Her statement and poem received a standing ovation in the UNGA Hall. In this article, Kathy shares reflections on her experience at the UN, and announces her new disaster relief fund for the Marshall Islands, following recent tidal flooding there.
From August to September, the Regional Economic Commissions held consultations on a post-2015 accountability framework. This article provides links to the Synthesis Report of the consultations; Chair’s Summaries from the regions (where available); and other background information.