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Members of civil society Selection and Drafting Committee facilitated by UN-NGLS for the 2014 UN Climate Summit

76 Civil Society Candidates Short-listed for Next Round of UN Climate Summit Nomination Process

At the request of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team, UN-NGLS issued an open call for nominations of civil society speakers and attendees for the 2014 UN Climate Summit, with a deadline of 15 August. From 16-25 August, UN-NGLS facilitated a 16-member global civil society Selection and Drafting Committee to review the 544 candidates received. The Selection and Drafting Committee has now short-listed 76 candidates to forward to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team (CCST) for their consideration. From this list of 76 candidates, the CCST will select 4 civil society speakers and 34 attendees for the Climate Summit by 29 August 2014.

Updated Information on the UN-NGLS Civil Society Nomination Process for the UN 2014 Climate Summit

UN-NGLS conducted an open nomination process to obtain nominations for 4 civil society speakers and 34 additional attendees for the UN Climate Summit. 18 of the 38 representatives will receive travel funding. Please click the title above for the latest information on this process.

Women, Peace, and Security – a critical component of the post-2015 development agenda

A panel discussion, co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein, the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination (LISD) of Princeton University and the PeaceWomen Project, discussed gender equality, women’s empowerment, and women’s role in post-conflict development at UN Headquarters on 31 July 2014.

IFAD policy briefs on rural development in the post-2015 agenda

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has issued four policy briefs on the inclusion and framing of rural development in the post-2015 global development agenda. The briefs address: rural-urban inequalities; rural livelihoods; food security and nutrition; and resilience and risk mitigation.

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