UNGA

General call for contributions on the consequences of exposure of indigenous people to toxic and otherwise hazardous substances

The Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes, pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 36/15 will dedicate his upcoming report to the UN General Assembly in 2019 to examining the consequences of exposure of indigenous people all around the world to toxic and otherwise hazardous substances.

The report will be preceded by a study on the same subject, which he intends to present to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in April 2019. At its 16th session, the Forum invited the Special rapporteur to carry out a review within his mandated area of expertise and to present conclusions to the Forum.

Responses to the questionnaire can be sent no later than 15 February 2019 to srtoxicwaste@ohchr.org (preferred option) or addressed to:

  1. Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) 
    Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division 
    Palais des Nations 
    CH-1211 Geneva 10 
    Attn.: Special Rapporteur on human rights and toxics 
    Fax: +41 22 917 9006

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President of the General Assembly's Youth Dialogue - 30 May 2018

DEADLINES:    20 April 2018 – Apply to speak or for Stakeholder Selection Committee  6 May 2018 – Apply to attend as an observer    PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS IN FULL BEFORE COMPLETING THE FORM.    The President of the General Assembly is convening a one-day Youth Dialogue on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 at United Nations Headquarters in New York with the aim to discuss education, employment, and the prevention of radicalization leading to violent extremism. The format of the Youth Dialogue consists of an opening segment and two interactive chats in the morning, and a standing lunch and an “open mic” session in the afternoon. Additionally, there will also be an interactive space showcasing youth participation and empowerment.   At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), UN-NGLS is facilitating a process to identify stakeholders to speak during the "open mic" session, and for stakeholders to apply to attend this event as observers.   For the selected speakers:  Travel funding will be available from the UN to support the participation of two of the selected stakeholder speakers in this meeting. The selected speakers will need to make their own visa arrangements, if needed for travel to the US, and cover the cost of the visa.  For approved observers: Travel funding is NOT available from the UN to support the participation of stakeholder observers in this meeting.  Representatives not selected for the speaking roles who are approved to attend the meeting as observers will need to secure their own funding for travel, accommodation and subsistence, and also need to make their own visa arrangements, if applicable. The United Nations cannot provide invitation letters to stakeholders approved to attend the meeting as observers.    Before submitting an application to attend the event, please:   1) Review the background information for this event:   https://www.un.org/pga/72/event-latest/youth-dialogue/   2) Confirm that the candidate meets all of the following criteria:     • is a representative of a stakeholder organization that has had a long-term programmatic focus on youth issues;      • is between 16 to 30 years old in order to apply for any of the speaking roles (applicants who are older then 30 years old may apply to attend the event as observers using the form below);     • is able to communicate in at least one of the six official languages of the United Nations;      • has demonstrated the ability to engage constructively with a variety of stakeholders;     • is available to be in New York on 30 May 2018;     • has a visa for travel to New York, or is able to obtain one for travel to New York without assistance from the UN. Please check with the US Embassy or Consulate in the candidate's country or place of residence.  The prospective participants would include representatives of youth-focused or youth-led organizations, networks or movements and have the ability to consult with a wider group of young people.  The organizations and networks represented should:      • adhere to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the principles and values of the Charter of the UN;     • demonstrate a commitment to promoting the priorities of the World Programme of Action for Youth and the 2030 Agenda;     • have internal democratic and transparent process of leadership, decision-making and consultation.  UN-NGLS will facilitate a stakeholder Selection Committee for the evaluation and short-listing of the candidates for the speaking roles to be presented to OPGA for their consideration. The Committee will ensure regional and gender balance, and diversity of constituency and expertise in the overall set of candidates. The President of the General Assembly will make the final selection of the speakers for this event.  Apply for the Stakeholder  Selection Committee  here by  20   April 2018:   http://bit.ly/30-May-PGA-Youth-Apply-Selection-Committee   Apply for speaking roles or to attend the event using the form below. Deadlines are at the top of this form.  All applications received to speak at the event, or attend as an observer can be viewed here:  http://bit.ly/30-May-PGA-Youth-Received  For the questions preceded by a # in the form, responses will not be made public.

DEADLINES:

20 April 2018 – Apply to speak or for Stakeholder Selection Committee
6 May 2018 – Apply to attend as an observer

PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS IN FULL BEFORE COMPLETING THE FORM. 

The President of the General Assembly is convening a one-day Youth Dialogue on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 at United Nations Headquarters in New York with the aim to discuss education, employment, and the prevention of radicalization leading to violent extremism. The format of the Youth Dialogue consists of an opening segment and two interactive chats in the morning, and a standing lunch and an “open mic” session in the afternoon. Additionally, there will also be an interactive space showcasing youth participation and empowerment.

At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), UN-NGLS is facilitating a process to identify stakeholders to speak during the "open mic" session, and for stakeholders to apply to attend this event as observers.

For the selected speakers:

Travel funding will be available from the UN to support the participation of two of the selected stakeholder speakers in this meeting. The selected speakers will need to make their own visa arrangements, if needed for travel to the US, and cover the cost of the visa.

For approved observers:
Travel funding is NOT available from the UN to support the participation of stakeholder observers in this meeting.

Representatives not selected for the speaking roles who are approved to attend the meeting as observers will need to secure their own funding for travel, accommodation and subsistence, and also need to make their own visa arrangements, if applicable. The United Nations cannot provide invitation letters to stakeholders approved to attend the meeting as observers. 

Before submitting an application to attend the event, please:

1) Review the background information for this event: 
https://www.un.org/pga/72/event-latest/youth-dialogue/

2) Confirm that the candidate meets all of the following criteria:
    • is a representative of a stakeholder organization that has had a long-term programmatic focus on youth issues;

    • is between 16 to 30 years old in order to apply for any of the speaking roles (applicants who are older then 30 years old may apply to attend the event as observers using the form below);
    • is able to communicate in at least one of the six official languages of the United Nations;

    • has demonstrated the ability to engage constructively with a variety of stakeholders;
    • is available to be in New York on 30 May 2018;
    • has a visa for travel to New York, or is able to obtain one for travel to New York without assistance from the UN. Please check with the US Embassy or Consulate in the candidate's country or place of residence.

The prospective participants would include representatives of youth-focused or youth-led organizations, networks or movements and have the ability to consult with a wider group of young people.

The organizations and networks represented should:

    • adhere to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the principles and values of the Charter of the UN;
    • demonstrate a commitment to promoting the priorities of the World Programme of Action for Youth and the 2030 Agenda;
    • have internal democratic and transparent process of leadership, decision-making and consultation.

UN-NGLS will facilitate a stakeholder Selection Committee for the evaluation and short-listing of the candidates for the speaking roles to be presented to OPGA for their consideration. The Committee will ensure regional and gender balance, and diversity of constituency and expertise in the overall set of candidates. The President of the General Assembly will make the final selection of the speakers for this event.

Apply for the Stakeholder Selection Committee here by 20 April 2018:
http://bit.ly/30-May-PGA-Youth-Apply-Selection-Committee

Apply for speaking roles or to attend the event using the form below. Deadlines are at the top of this form.

All applications received to speak at the event, or attend as an observer can be viewed here:
http://bit.ly/30-May-PGA-Youth-Received
For the questions preceded by a # in the form, responses will not be made public.