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.
At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) is conducting an open process to obtain nominations for a civil society speaker in the UN event
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.