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Feminist Action Nexus for Economic and Climate Justice: Global Kickoff 

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The Feminist Action Nexus on Climate and Economic Justice

invites you to join us for our Global Kickoff

Tuesday, 12 April 2022 from 12:00 to 15:00 UTC (convert to your time zone here).

To register to join us, please click here.  

Emerging out of the Generation Equality Forum, the Action Nexus is co-convened by the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), the Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development (WWG on FfD), and the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO). Together with dynamic global South-based activist-intellectuals, these four organizations have begun to outline a conceptual framework that unpacks the connections between neoliberalism, patriarchy, white supremacy, and colonialism.

We invite you to join us as we outline a collective advocacy agenda to advance a vision for a feminist and decolonial global green new deal, grounded in a blueprint for a feminist agenda for people and planet. This three-hour global kickoff meeting will draw connections between the emerging work of the Action Nexus and the advocacy and activism of feminist movements across the world, particularly in the global/economic South.

Beginning with a grounding in the conceptual framework of the Action Nexus, this action-oriented strategy session will include breakout groups across regions and issue areas. As outcomes, the event will collectively produce a policy map of upcoming events and processes and a draft advocacy strategy for the Action Nexus, including the publication of advocacy briefs and an accountability mechanism before the end of 2022.

Event: Feminist Action Nexus for Economic and Climate Justice: Global Kickoff

Date: Tuesday, 12 April, 2022

Time: 7AM-10AM Mexico DF; 8AM-11AM New York; 3-6PM East Africa; 5:30-8:30PM New Delhi; 7PM-10PM Bangkok; convert to your time zone here

Where: Zoom (Register here)

Accessibility: Simultaneous interpretation will be provided across English, French and Spanish. Other accessibility needs, please email Andrea Vega Troncoso at andrea@wedo.org.

Co-Conveners: FEMNET, WEDO, PACJA, Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development

Please feel free to forward this invitation to interested colleagues and/or friends. We are hoping for as broad participation as possible, especially from the global/economic South. Questions can be directed to Katie Tobin at katie@wedo.org.

In solidarity,

Feminist Action Nexus for Economic and Climate Justice

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Estimades colegas,

El Nexo de Acción Feminista para la Justicia Económica y Climática le invita a unirse a nosotres en nuestro Lanzamiento Global, el martes 12 de abril de 2022 de 12:00 a 15:00 UTC (vea su zona horaria aquí). Para registrarse y unirse a nosotres, por favor haga clic aquí. Habrá interpretación simultánea en inglés, francés y español.

Surgido del Foro Generación Igualdad, el Nexo de Acción Feminista es co-convocado por la Red de Comunicación y Desarrollo de Mujeres Africanas (FEMNET), la Alianza Panafricana por la Justicia Climática (PACJA), el Grupo de Trabajo de Mujeres sobre Financiamiento para el Desarrollo (WWG on FfD) y la Organización de Mujeres para el Medio Ambiente y el Desarrollo (WEDO). Junto con un grupo dinámico de activistas-académicas  del Sur global, estas cuatro organizaciones han comenzado a esbozar un marco conceptual que revela las conexiones entre el neoliberalismo, el patriarcado, la supremacía blanca y el colonialismo.

Le invitamos a unirse a nosotres mientras delineamos una agenda de incidencia colectiva para promover una visión de un nuevo acuerdo verde global, feminista y decolonial, basado en un plan para una agenda feminista para las personas y el planeta. Esta reunión de lanzamiento mundial de tres horas establecerá conexiones entre el trabajo emergente del Nexo de Acción Feminista y la incidencia y el activismo de los movimientos feministas en todo el mundo, particularmente en el Sur global/económico.

Comenzando con una base en el marco conceptual del Nexo de Acción Feminista, esta sesión de estrategia incluirá grupos de trabajo de todas las regiones y áreas temáticas. Como resultados, el evento producirá colectivamente un mapeo políticos de los próximos eventos y procesos y un borrador de estrategia de promoción para el Nexo de Acción Feminista, incluida la publicación de informes de incidencia y un mecanismo de rendición de cuentas antes de finales del 2022.

Evento: Nexo de Acción Feminista para la Justicia Económica y Climática: Lanzamiento Global

Fecha: martes, 12 abril, 2022

Hora: 7AM-10AM México DF; 8AM-11AM Nueva York; 15:00-18:00 East Africa; 17:30-20:30 New Delhi; 19:00-22:00 Bangkok; vea su zona horaria aquí.

Dónde: Zoom (Regístrese aquí)

Accesibilidad: Habrá interpretación simultánea en inglés, francés y español. Si tiene otras necesidades de accesibilidad, envíe un correo electrónico a Andrea Vega Troncoso a andrea@wedo.org.

Co-Convocantes: FEMNET, WEDO, PACJA, Grupo de Trabajo de Mujeres sobre Financiamiento para el Desarrollo

Por favor reenvíe esta invitación a colegas y/o amigues interesades. Esperamos contar con una participación amplia y diversa, especialmente del Sur global/económico. Si tienen preguntas pueden dirigirse a Katie Tobin a katie@wedo.org.

En solidaridad,

Nexo de Acción Feminista por la Justicia Económica y Climática

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Chers collègues,

Le Nexus d’action féministe pour la justice économique et climatique vous invite à nous rejoindre pour notre lancement mondial, le mardi 12 avril 2022 de 12h00 à 15h00 UTC (convertir en votre fuseau horaire ici). Pour vous inscrire pour nous rejoindre, veuillez cliquer ici. L’interprétation simultanée sera assurée en anglais, français et espagnol.

Issu du Forum Génération Égalité, le Nexus d’action est co-organisé par le Réseau de communication et de développement des femmes africaines (FEMNET), l’Alliance panafricaine pour la justice climatique (PACJA), le Groupe de travail des femmes sur le financement du développement (WWG on FfD) et l’Organisation des femmes pour l’environnement et le développement (WEDO). En collaboration avec des activistes-intellectuels dynamiques basés dans le Sud, ces quatre organisations ont commencé à définir un cadre conceptuel qui dévoile les liens entre le néolibéralisme, le patriarcat, la suprématie blanche et le colonialisme.

Nous vous invitons à nous rejoindre alors que nous décrivons un programme de plaidoyer collectif pour faire avancer une vision d’un nouveau pacte vert mondial féministe et décolonial, fondé sur un plan pour un programme féministe pour les personnes et la planète. Cette réunion mondiale de lancement de trois heures établira des liens entre le travail émergent du Nexus d’action et le plaidoyer et l’activisme des mouvements féministes à travers le monde, en particulier dans le Sud global/économique.

Commençant par une mise à la terre dans le cadre conceptuel du Nexus d’action, cette séance de stratégie axée sur l’action comprendra des groupes de discussion dans les régions et les domaines d’intérêt. Comme résultats, l’événement produira collectivement une carte politique des événements et processus à venir et un projet de stratégie de plaidoyer pour le Nexus d’action, y compris la publication de notes de plaidoyer et un mécanisme de responsabilisation avant la fin de 2022.

Événement : Le nexus d’action féministe pour la justice économique et climatique : lancement mondial

Date : mardi 12 avril 2022

Heure : 7h-10h Mexico DF ; 8h-11h New York ; 15h-18h Afrique de l’Est ; 17h30-20h30 New Delhi ; 19h-22h Bangkok ; convertir en votre fuseau horaire ici

Où : Zoom (Inscrivez-vous ici)

Accessibilité : L’interprétation simultanée sera assurée en anglais, français et espagnol. Autres besoins d’accessibilité, veuillez envoyer un courriel à Andrea Vega Troncoso à andrea@wedo.org.

Co-animatrices : FEMNET, WEDO, PACJA, Groupe de travail des femmes sur le financement du développement

N’hésitez pas à transmettre cette invitation à vos collègues et/ou amis intéressés. Nous espérons une participation aussi large que possible, en particulier du Sud global/économique. Les questions peuvent être adressées à Katie Tobin à katie@wedo.org.

En solidarité,

Le nexus d’action féministe pour la justice économique et climatique

Katie Tobin

Senior Program Manager

Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO)

www.wedo.org / katie@wedo.org  

147 Prince Street, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11201

Personal Pronouns: she/her/hers 

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[book launch] Contemporary ecotheology, climate justice and environmental stewardship in world religions

Seasonal Greetings from Switzerland,

On behalf of the World Council of Churches’ Economic and Ecological Justice Programme, please find below the invitation to attend our upcoming ECOTHEE book launch webinar: 

“Contemporary ecotheology, climate justice and environmental stewardship in world religions” (ecothee. Vol. 6) taking place Tuesday, 14th December 2021 at 17:00 CET

Please register through this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpd-2pqTorGdBLN1P6LWw67PhPNO8pDAVo

Kindly find the link on our website, for additional information about the programme: https://www.oikoumene.org/events/book-launch-webinar-contemporary-ecotheology-climate-justice-and-environmental-stewardship-in-world-religions .

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CoNGO Notes: For more information on the Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations, please visit rngos.wordpress.com. For more information on the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-Vienna, please visit congocsd.wordpress.com. For more information on the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY, please visit ngocsd-ny.org

Climate Change and Climate Justice

Climate Change and Climate Justice

The NGO Committee on Sustainable Development and NGO Committee on the Status of Women cordially invite their members and guests for a talk with

Tricia Callender

Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Thinx Inc

November 18, 2021; 4pm CET online, Zoom

Tricia is Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Thinx Inc. Before that she was Anti-Racism/DEI Leader for NGO CSW and Global Coordinator of the Civil Society Advisory Group to UN Women Generation Equality Forum. She is a data-driven organizational transformation, change management and DEI strategist with experience in large global organizations
including UNICEF, UNDP, The World Bank, financial institutions in Asia, and tech companies in the USA, Africa, Asia and Latin America. After completing her doctorate with a focus on migration in South Africa, she remained in South Africa for 5 years working with the UN on migration, refugee protection, gender equality, and racial equality. She earned her Ph.D.
in Sociology from Columbia University in 2013. She has also studied at the University of Cambridge (UK) and Yale University.

We look forward to seeing you!

Ingeborg Geyer Chair, NGO CSD Vienna
Laurie Richardson Chair, NGO CSW Vienna

To join please follow the link or use the Zoom credentials:

How Does the Climate Crisis Impact Peace and Security for Women and Youth?

Join the NGO Committee on the Status of Women – New York for our regular October Monthly Meeting where we’ll discuss the interconnections between Women, Youth, Peace & Security and climate change. Register here!

 

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CoNGO Notes: The NGO Committee on the Status of Women-NY is a Substantive Committee of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations. Likewise, for more information on the NGO Committee on the Status of Women-Vienna, please visit ngocswvienna.org. For more information on the NGO Committee on the Status of Women-Geneva, please visit ngocsw-geneva.ch. For more information on the NGO Committee on Intergenerational Solidarity, please email the vice chair at susanneseperson@gmail.com. For more information on the NGO Committee on Social Development, please visit ngosocdev.org. For more information on the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace, and Security, please visit ngocdps.wordpress.com

72nd Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner {for Refugees’s} Programme

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in line with the guidelines issued by the Swiss Federal Council, the cantonal authorities and the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), the seventy-second session of the Executive Committee (ExCom) is expected to be a limited in-person event, with remote participation also available. The in-person event will take place in room XIX at the Palais des Nations.

Interested participants can learn more here: unhcr.org/2021-executive-committee-session.html

Remote participation will be facilitated through Interprefy. Please note that the Interprefy platform should only be used for speakers. Those observing the event remotely will be able to access the webcast on the session webpage as usual.

Program:

  1. Opening of the session, adoption of the agenda and other organizational matters.
  2. Statement by the High Commissioner.
  3.  General debate.
  4. Consideration of reports on the work of the Standing Committee:
    (a) International protection;
    (b) Programme budgets, management, financial control and administrative
    oversight.
  5. Consideration of reports relating to programme and administrative oversight and
    evaluation.
  6. Consideration and adoption of the programme budget for 2022.
  7. Review of the consultations with non-governmental organizations.
  8. Other statements.
  9. Meetings of the Standing Committee in 2022.
  10. Consideration of the provisional agenda of the seventy-third session of the Executive
    Committee.
  11. Election of officers.
  12. Any other business.
  13. Adoption of the report of the seventy-second session of the Executive Committee.
  14. Closing of the session.

View the full provisional agenda and annotations here: https://www.unhcr.org/60fade424

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CoNGO Notes: For more information on the NGO Committee on Human Rights, please email the co-chairs at bknotts@uua.org or bobbinassar@gmail.com. For more information on the NGO Committee on Social Development, please visit ngosocdev.org. For more information on the NGO Committee on Migration, please visit ngo-migration.org.

Pre-COP 26 Summit

The Pre-COP 26 Summit will take place ahead of the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC, which is taking place from 1-12 November 2021. The Pre-COP is a preparatory meeting for COP26, bringing together ministers from a representative group of countries to discuss and exchange views on key political aspects of the negotiations, to find solutions to outstanding issues and set the tone for COP26.

The Italian Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with Connect4Climate – World Bank Group and the Office of Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, as part of the initiatives organized ahead of COP26, has also launched a programme of virtual and interactive meetings addressed to young people around the world. The webinars programme titled, ‘Youth4Climate Live Series: Driving Momentum Towards Pre-COP26’, includes one meeting per month, from June to February 2021.

To learn more about the Pre-COP26 Summit, and/or subscribe to receive SDG event notices, news and analysis to your email, click here or visit mite.gov.it/pagina/towards-cop26-pre-cop-and-youth-event-youth4climate-driving-ambition.

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CoNGO Notes: For more information on the NGO Committee on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, please visit facebook.com/NGOCoRIP. For more information on the NGO Committee on Financing for Development, please visit ngosonffd.org. For more information on the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY, please visit ngocsd-ny.org. For more information on the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-Vienna, please visit ngocsdvienna.org. For more information on the Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations, please visit rngos.wordpress.com

From UNGA to COP26 & Beyond: The Future of Climate Governance

The recent Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows that the world has little chance to achieve agreed climate change mitigation targets in our lifetimes given the continued degradation of the environment.
The climate action timelines of many nations are not ambitious enough and current global governance approaches remain weak, lack accountability mechanisms, and are fragmented and siloed. Against this backdrop, this UNGA side event will discuss what new approaches and governance innovations might the international community wish to consider, as a matter of priority for climate action? And what strategies can be considered to ensure that these innovations are implemented?
Speakers:
  • Maja Groff, Convenor, Climate Governance Commission
  • Richard Ponzio, Senior Fellow and Director, Global Governance, Justice and Security Program at the Stimson Center, and Member of the Climate Governance Commission
  • Jimena Leiva Roesch, Senior Fellow and Head of Peace and Sustainable Development at the International Peace Institute, and Member of the Climate Governance Commission
  • Arunabha Ghosh, CEO at the Council on Energy, Environment and Water, Member of the Climate Governance Commission
  • Dhabia Al-Mohannadi, Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar
  • Katharine Rietig, Associate Professor in International Politics at Newcastle University, and Member of the Climate Governance Network
  • Michael Collins, Executive Director for the Americas at the Institute for Economics and Peace
  • Magnus Jiborn, Head of Research, Global Challenges Foundation and Member of the Climate Governance Commission

Moderator: Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Plataforma CIPÓ and Member of the Climate Governance Commission

Event Co-Sponsors: Climate Governance Commission⎯Global Challenges Foundation, the Stimson Center, Global Governance Forum, Global Governance Innovation Network, Group of Women Leaders for Change & Inclusion, CIVICUS, Doha Forum, Council on Energy, Environment and Water, Plataforma CIPÓ, Baha’i International Community, International Environment Forum, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung New York Office, We The Peoples Campaign, Together First, ACUNS, Common Home of Humanity, the Institute for Economics and Peace, and the Coalition for the UN We Need

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CoNGO Notes: For more information on the NGO Committee on Financing for Development, please visit ngosonffd.org. For more information on the Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations, please visit rngos.wordpress.com. For more information on the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-Vienna, please visit congocsd.wordpress.com. For more information on the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY, please visit ngocsd-ny.org.

Climate Week NYC 2021: Getting It Done

Climate Week NYC, taking place September 20-26, returns for 2021 with a focus on fulfilling and increasing commitments made by businesses, governments, and organizations. It is the time and place where the world gathers to showcase leading climate action and discuss how to do more, fast.

Hosted annually by international non-profit the Climate Group in conjunction with the United National General Assembly, and in partnership with the COP26 and the City of New York, Climate Week NYC is a global opportunity to come together to accelerate climate action and assess progress ahead of COP26.

Peruse the entire Official Events Program here: climateweeknyc.org.

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CoNGO Notes: For more information on the NGO Committee on Financing for Development, please visit ngosonffd.org. For more information on the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY, please visit ngocsd-ny.org. For more information on the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-Vienna, please visit ngocsdvienna.org

32nd World Peace Festival

Namaste Dear Friends,
Please join and celebrate with us at the 32nd Annual “World Peace Festival” & Intl. Day of Peace celebration.
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Time: 10 AM – 1 PM EDT New York (7:30 PM India)
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Livestream link on Facebook from the World Yoga Community – HQ: facebook.com/groups/235426709956668

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CoNGO Notes: The Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations is one of the Substantive Committees of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO). For more information on the Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations, please visit rngos.wordpress.com. For more information on the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace, and Security, please visit ngocdps.wordpress.com

International Day Against Nuclear Tests

Since nuclear weapons testing began on 16 July 1945, over 2,000 have taken place. In the early days of nuclear testing little consideration was given to its devastating effects on human life, let alone the dangers of nuclear fallout from atmospheric tests. Hindsight and history have shown us the terrifying and tragic effects of nuclear weapons testing, especially when controlled conditions go awry, and in light of the far more powerful and destructive nuclear weapons that exist today.

On 2 December 2009, the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly declared 29 August the International Day against Nuclear Tests by unanimously adopting resolution 64/35. The resolution calls for increasing awareness and education “about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions and the need for their cessation as one of the means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world.” The resolution was initiated by the Republic of Kazakhstan, together with a large number of sponsors and cosponsors with a view to commemorating the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test site on 29 August 1991.

2010 marked the inaugural commemoration of the International Day against Nuclear Tests. In each subsequent year, the day has been observed by coordinating various activities throughout the world, such as symposia, conferences, exhibits, competitions, publications, lectures, media broadcasts and other initiatives.

Since its establishment, many bilateral and multilateral governmental level developments as well as broad movements in civil society have helped to advance the cause of banning nuclear tests.

Moreover, “convinced that nuclear disarmament and the total elimination of nuclear weapons are the only absolute guarantee against the use or threat of nuclear weapons,” the General Assembly designated 26 September as the “International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons”, which is devoted to furthering the objective of the total elimination of nuclear weapons, through the mobilization of international efforts. The International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons was observed for the first time in September 2014. The International Day against Nuclear Tests, together with other events and actions, has fostered a global environment that strongly advocates for a world free of nuclear weapons.

The international instrument to put an end to all forms of nuclear testing is the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). Unfortunately, this has yet to enter into force.

As the Secretary-General recognized in his disarmament agenda “Securing our Common Future” launched on 24 May 2018, the norm against testing is an example of a measure that serves both disarmament and non-proliferation objectives. By constraining the development of advanced new types of nuclear weapons, the CTBT puts a brake on the arms race. It also serves as a powerful normative barrier against potential States that might seek to develop, manufacture and subsequently acquire nuclear weapons in violation of their non-proliferation commitments.

Every effort needs to be made to ensure the entry into force of the CTBT and to preserve its place in the international architecture. In this regard, the Secretary-General appeals to all remaining States whose ratifications are required for the CTBT to enter into force to commit to sign the Treaty at an early date if they have not already done so, and to accelerate the completion of their ratification processes.

It is the hope of the UN that one day all nuclear weapons will be eliminated. Until then, there is a need to observe International Day against Nuclear Tests as the world works towards promoting peace and security.

To learn more about the background and significance of this observance, please visit un.org/en/observances/end-nuclear-tests-day.

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CoNGO Notes: For more information on the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace, and Security, please visit ngocdps.wordpress.com. For more information on the NGO Committee on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, please visit facebook.com/NGOCoRIP. For more information on the NGO Committee on Human Rights, please email the co-chairs at bobbinassar@gmail.com or bknotts@uua.org. 

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