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Rio + 20 NGO Major Group

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 6:40 PM



We are delighted to announce that Philipp Schönrock, Director, Cepei based in Bogota, Colombia ([email protected]) has agreed to serve as NGO Organizing Partner during this interim period until new procedures for the nomination of OPs are adopted within the framework of the newly established HLPF. We thank Luis Flores of Consumers International for his outstanding service as OP in the lead up to Rio+20 grateful for his continued support and leadership.


Intersessional Mtg Update -- Speaker Nominations due by Friday, 1 November


As previously transmitted, there will be a one day Intersessional Mtg between Major Groups/other stakeholders and the OWG on SDGs, taking place on Friday, 22 November just before the 5th OWG session 25-27 November. The UN has limited funding to bring experts to the OWG Intersessional and OWG5, so we need to promptly identify speakers and experts to process their travel. The Steering Committee responsible for organizing the programme is looking for moderators and experts to speak on the following cross-cutting issues:

Practical approaches to rights-based sustainable development goals (SDGs) that include the three dimensions of sustainable development

SDGs designed to eradicate poverty, mitigate inequalities and lead to inclusiveness

Making good governance and multi-stakeholder partnerships the building blocks of the SDGs

Designing SDGs that foster human and economic development within planetary boundaries

Please send your nominations (include CV/bio & area of expertise) by Friday, 1 November, to NGO MG representative on the Steering Committee: Sameer Dossani, International Advocacy Coordinator, [email protected]


Steering Committee Nominations to organize Multistakeholder Dialogue with SD Financing Committee due by Monday, 4 November


The SD Financing Committee has agreed to a half day interactive multistakeholder dialogue on Thursday 5 December, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. open to all. They have agreed that the dialogue would be organized by a steering committee (as we are doing for the intersessional). The steering committee is to be composed of eight members: 4 from the Major Groups and 4 from the Financing for Development (FfD) secretariat that will be selecting NGOs and Private sector representatives.

See attached document approved by the co-chairs of the SD Financing Committee for selection criteria and more details. Members will come from organizations that have engaged in sustainable development financing either through advocacy, research or in-country work, including experts on financing for development, environmental finance, climate finance, urban finance, socially responsible investing, etc.


The deadline for nominations is Monday, 4 November. The Secretariat (DESA and FfD) will make recommendations to the co-chairs of the SD Financing Committee who will make the final selection. NGOs should send their nominations (includeCV/bio & area of expertise) to Chantal Line Carpentier, DESA Major Groups Programme Coordinator at [email protected] and Daniel Platz, Economic Affairs Officer, FfD Office/DESA at [email protected]


Sincerely yours,



Jeffery Huffines, CIVICUS

Leida Rijnout, ANPED

Philipp Schönrock, Cepei


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