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. In this article, Kathy shares reflections on her experience at the UN, and an announcement of her launch of a new disaster relief fund for the Marshall Islands, following recent tidal flooding there.
In this reflection piece, Alina Saba of Nepal and Agnes Kinaka of Papua New Guinea share their experience of participating in the UN Climate Summit, and how climate change directly impacts their communities.
From August through September, the Regional Economic Commissions (REC) held consultations on a post-2015 accountability framework. This article provides links to the following: the Synthesis Report of the Regional Economic Consultations; Chair’s Summary from the regions (where available); and other background information. The regional consultations will be an input into the Secretary-General’s Synthesis Report, expected later this year.
The 69th President of the General Assembly, Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, has appointed Co-Facilitators to conduct intergovernmental consultations on the modalities for the negotiations of the post-2015 development agenda: Mr. David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland, and Mr. Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya.