Asia Capacity Building for United Nations Environment Assembly 5 and other intergovernmental meetings 10th and 11th of September
Effectively engage with the United Nations
Environment Assembly, understand Multilateral Environment Agreements, and learn
to identify ways to contribute to the delivery of the United Nations
Environment Programme’s Medium-Term Strategy and Programme of Work
: 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM India Standard Time on both days. IST is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+5:30).
These ‘Train-the-Trainer’ workshops are intended to help
your organization to effectively engage with the United Nations Environment
Assembly (UNEA), Multilateral Environment Agreements (MEA) processes, and to
identify ways to contribute to the delivery of the UNEP Medium-Term Strategy
and Programme of Work.
A certificate of attendance will be issued upon the
successful completion of the full programme (days 1 & 2).
Successful participants will be provided with the materials
needed to run similar workshops for their organization and other, similar
bodies in their country or region. Those further workshops will help to build
strong, knowledgeable stakeholder communities with new or enhanced skills to
effectively engage in multilateral negotiations and implementation of global
agreements and initiatives such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
the Paris Climate Agreement, and The UNEP The Environmental Rights Initiative.
1. Understanding UNEA and UNEP, including the Committee of Permanent Representatives, their structure, and history.
2. UNEP’s Medium-Term Strategy and Programme of Work.
3. The role of Stakeholders in UNEP and UNEA.
1. National and Regional Processes.
2. Attending UNEP and UNEA, and engaging effectively with UN Member States.
3. What it’s like to be a member state representative, and how to engage best.
Friday 11 September
1. How to draft a resolution for a UN meeting.
2. Working with the Media (traditional and social)
3. Fundraising tips.
1. Multi-stakeholder Partnerships and Partnerships to deliver the UNEP Medium-Term Strategy and Programme of Works.
2. United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution 73/333, formerly known as the Global Pact for the Environment.
3. Relevant other processes, such as human and environmental rights, and the United Nations organizations linked to them.
Leida Rijnhout, Senior
Advisor at Stakeholder Forum, has been programme coordinator of Resource
Justice and Sustainability at Friends of the Earth Europe. In her position as
Executive Director of ANPED and director Global Policies at the EEB, she
facilitated and coordinated the global NGO community to realize their active
engagement in United Nations processes on Sustainable Development and
Felix Dodds is an
Adjunct Professor in Environmental Sciences and Engineering and a Senior Fellow
at the Global Research Institute at the University of North Carolina. He is
also Associate Fellow at the Tellus Institute. Felix was the co-director of the
2014 and 2018 Nexus Conferences on Water, Food, Energy, and Climate at UNC, is
a prolific author on the subject of global sustainability, and was the Executive
Director of Stakeholder Forum from 1992 to 2012.