DEADLINE for NOMINATIONS 8 September: Expert Group meeting on Mainstreaming Sustainable Development in National Development Strategies
UN DESA is inviting each Major Group to nominate up to 3 people each to participate in the following national capacity building Workshop and Expert Group Meeting on mainstreaming sustainable development in developing countries. The Workshop and EGM will take place at the UN secretariat (NY), 9-11 October 2013.
Major Groups, civil society stakeholders and national and international experts together with a select group of UN Country Team members will be invited to join approximately 30 Government officials from key Ministries, mostly from least developed countries (see list below). The overall goal of the Workshop and EGM are to enhance the capacity of key stakeholders, including Government officials and civil society, to effectively integrate the three dimensions of sustainable development into national development planning and implementation.
Out of these nominees from the 9 Major Groups up to 8 representatives (6 funded) will be invited by UN DESA to attend the Workshop and EGM based upon the criteria outlined below, while ensuring gender balance, and regional distribution as follows: 2 from Africa; 2 from Asia, 1 from Latin America and the Caribbean, and 1 from the Middle East.
- involvement in sustainable development policy and planning at the national level;
- part of a recognised organization working at national or regional level;
- good outreach and networking;
- likely to use outcome of workshop in the future;
- preference given to organizations working in governments involved in the meeting
Please send your nomination outlining your qualifications based upon the criteria above along with your CV by Sunday, 8 September to Jeffery Huffines, CIVICUS, NGO Major Group Organizing Partner at . For more information, please review the attached concept note and agenda.