Perspectives, Issue No. 23

Traditionally the United Nations (UN) system has been reluctant to engage with religion. This is not surprising; with governments that range from theocracies and nations with state religions, to secular states and those that are anti-religion, it is not a propitious domain for diplomacy.

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Call for Partcipation of Civil Society in Asia and the Pacific region

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is convening the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) 2017 in Bangkok on 29 to 31 March, 2017 on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and as a preparatory event for the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) to be held in July 2017 in New York. 

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16TH GLOBAL MAJOR GROUPS AND STAKEHOLDER FORUM

UNEA-2 will be held from 23 to 27 May 2016 under the overarching theme of Delivering on the Environmental Dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  On May 26 and 27, a Ministerial Policy-Review Session will gather to discuss Healthy Environment, Healthy People.

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UN Environment Assembly 2

Delivering on the Environmental Dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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News

Statement and recommendations by the African non-state actors to the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change.

Statements and recommendations by the African non-state actors on Sustainable Energy in Africa, made  to the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC) .

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UNEP-Major Groups and Stakeholders Survey Analysis

Thank you for taking the time to complete UNEP's survey on the involvement of Major Groups and Stakeholders in the generation, utilization and dissemination of environmental information developed by UNEP.

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Independent Evaluation of UNEP's Engagement with Civil Society Available

UNEP had contracted an independent evaluator to evaluate UNEP's main project to engage with Major Groups and Stakeholders (MGS).

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GMGSF Report

289 persons participated at the GMGSF, where interactive discussion took place, exchange of information and updates were done, included status report and discussion on the state of UNEA2 negotiations.

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A consultation workshop for stakeholders in East and Southern Africa region 20-21 September 2016 in UNON CR3

The UN Environment Programme in collaboration with Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Kenya), Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Kenya), and the Africa Network for Animal Welfare is organising a two day multi-stakeholder workshop to discuss the outcomes of the second session of th

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Publications

Issue No. 5: Patrick Binns, Westbrook Associates LLC: Opportunities and Challenges Facing Farmers in Transitioning to a Green Economy Agriculture Practice, April 2012

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Issue No. 21: THE FAITH WE SHARE THE WORLD WE WANT

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ISSUE NO. 23. WHY SHOULD THE UN AND IN PARTICULAR UN ENVIRONMENT ENGAGE MORE WITH FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS?

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Issue No. 6: Catherine Pearce, World Future Council: Ombudspersons for Future Generations: A proposal for Rio+20, May 2012

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ISSUE NO. 22: LESSONS FROM UNEA -2: ENSURE BROADER, DEEPER ENGAGEMENT IN A FOCUSED UNEA -3: VOICES FROM CIVIL SOCIETY

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Issue No. 7: Lalanath de Silva, World Resources Institute & Jeremy Wates, European Environmental Bureau: Globalizing Environmental Democracy: A Call for International Action, May 2012

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Earthprint

Earthprint
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Issue No. 8: Felix Dodds and Anita Nayar, Rio+20: A New Beginning, December 2012

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Our Planet Magazine

Our Planet Magazine
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Issue No. 9: Building the big picture for a green Economy by the Green Economy Coalition

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United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)

Major Groups bring their daily life matters and new perspectives into policy-making at international, national and local levels. As such the inclusion of Major groups and Stakeholders is paramount to environmental governance.

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