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 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.
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.
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.
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.