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.
In this reflection piece, Alina Saba of the Mugal Women’s Upliftment Institute in Nepal and Agnes Kinaka of Leithana Women’s Development Agency in Papua New Guinea share their experiences of participating in the UN Climate Summit, and how climate change directly impacts their communities.