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InvitationPerspectives from Mr. Felix Dodds, ‘‘The Road from Rio+20 to the Post-2015 Development Goals’’

Dear colleagues,

On the occasion of his visit to Ottawa, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO is pleased to invite you to hear the perspectives of Mr. Felix Dodds ‘‘The Road from Rio+20 to the Post-2015 Development Goals’’, to be followed by an informal discussion and question period.

Thursday April 11th from 1:30pm to 3pm
Canadian Commission for UNESCO
350 Albert Street, Ottawa
Constitution Square Tower II, 12th floor, meeting room # 2


Mr. Dodds is the former Executive Director of the Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future and author of Only One Earth – The Long Road Via Rio to Sustainable Development. He has a vast knowledge of UN related processes and is involved in the international preparation of the post 2015 development goals (short biography below).

We hope you will take the opportunity to join us in this informal discussion.  Please RSVP at Dominique.potvin@unesco.ca

nvitation : Perspectives de M. Felix Dodds, ''de Rio + 20 jusqu'aux objectifs de développement après 2015''


Chers collègues,

À l’occasion de la visite de M. Felix Dodds à Ottawa,  la Commission canadienne pour l’UNESCO est heureuse de vous inviter à venir entendre ses perspectives, ‘‘de Rio +20 jusqu’aux objectifs de développement post-2015’’. La présentation sera suivie d’une discussion informelle et d’une courte période de questions.
Jeudi, le 11 avril de 13h30 à 15h
Commission canadienne pour l'UNESCO
350, rue Albert, Ottawa
Constitution Square Tour II,  12e étage, salle de conférence # 2.

M. Dodds est l'ancien directeur exécutif du Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future et l’auteur de Only One Earth – The Long Road Via Rio to Sustainable Development.  Il a une connaissance approfondie des processus des Nations Unies et il est impliqué dans la préparation internationale des objectifs de développement post-2015. (Courte  biographie ci-dessous, disponible en anglais uniquement).

Nous espérons que vous serez en mesure de vous joindre à nous pour cette discussion informelle. Veuillez svp confirmer votre présence à : dominique.potvin@unesco.ca  

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Biography :
Felix Dodds is an Associate Fellow at the Tellus Institute and former Executive Director of the Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future, an international multi-stakeholder organization at the interface of civil society and the UN. In 2011, he chaired the UN Conference on ‘‘Sustainable Societies; Responsible Citizens’’ which was the major stakeholder input to Rio+20. From 1997-2001 he co-chaired the NGO coalition on sustainable development at the UN. He has been an advisor to the UK and Danish Government and the European Union. He co-founded the water and climate coalition which secured water on the UNFCCC agenda within three years.

Dodds has written and edited nine books on sustainability. His most recent book, “Only One Earth – The Long Road Via Rio to Sustainable Development,” was co-written with Michael Strauss and Maurice Strong, a pioneer in environmental advocacy and sustainable development. The book addresses the achievements and roadblocks that have occurred since the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, Sweden, 40 years ago.



Dominique Potvin



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