Non-Governmental Organizations
Organizing partners
Laveza Khan

Leanne Hartill
International Association for Public Participation

María Victoria Espada
Dianova International

The NGO Major Group is tasked with facilitating the participation and enhancing the engagement of non-governmental organizations in the processes directly and indirectly related to the High Level Political Forum. When possible, we work to organize positions on behalf of the members to be delivered in various United Nations spaces. Because of the diversity of voices and perspectives within this group, we are organized around thematic clusters which act as hubs of expertise on numerous issues and/or Sustainable Development Goals. 

The three global organizing partners are:

Laveza KhanLeanne Hartill and María Victoria Espada.

We also have regional organizing partners who work to facilitate engagement in:


Eastern Africa: Henry Oriokot, 

Northern Africa: Ayman Okeil

Southern Africa: Judith Kaulem

Western Africa: Kofi Kankam

Asia: Beckie Malay

Caribbean:Joseph Severe and Donovan McLaren

Europe:Lara-Zuzan Golesorkhi

Middle East/North Africa: Anis Brik

North America: Soon-Young Yoon

South America: Rosario del Pilar Diaz Garavito).





To ensure openness and transparency, Organizing Partners of each Major Group were asked to report on their activities and governance since the lead up to the Rio+20 Conference, including a written description of their selection/election criteria and a list of the organizations the Major Group consults with.
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