Strengthening Public Participation at the United Nations for Sustainable Development: Dialogue, Debate, Dissent, Deliberation
Study commissioned by DESA/ DSD Major Groups programme reviews the history of Major Groups’ engagement with the CSD highlighting successful and less successful practices, identifies lessons learned from the experience and concerns raised by participants through interviews and desk reviews, finds support for the Major Groups framework accompanied by a need to address serious issues and concerns with its working, highlights best practices emerging from the CSD experience and other UN processes that should be replicated in developing modalities for the newly established high level political forum, and presents options and recommendations for consideration by Member States, the UN, Major Groups and other stakeholders. Access pdf file for complete report.
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Loy Rego - Rio+21
5:42 pm, 24 Sep, 2013
cannot access the HLPF broadcast
Cary Peterson - ECCO2
1:14 am, 10 Aug, 2013
ECCO2 Civil Society Organization will continue to support awareness and attendance of UN meetings in pursuit to broaden public participation by NGOs to work towards sustainable development goals and MDGs.

Kind regards,

H.E. Cary Lee Peterson
Co-Chair and Goodwill Ambassador,
ECCO2 Civil Society Organization for West Africa and West Indies,
President-Chairman for ECCO2 Corp,
Director and official representatives to the United Nations HQ, New York
/for/ Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Study,
An organization in Special ECOSOC Status
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