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Non-Governmental Organizations
Organizing partners
Global OPs

Daniel Perell
Baha'i International Community
866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 120
NY, NY 10017, USA

Alice Oluoko-Odingo
Soroptimist International
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
University of Nairobi
P.O. Box 30197
Nairobi, Kenya
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.

We are always striving towards transparency and inclusiveness in our decision-making processes. Currently we are doing this through the use of a Google Group which we hope you will join by clicking here. We also would ask that any interested representative fill out this brief survey so we can get a sense of who you are, what you work on, and where.

We have two global organizing partners; Alice Odingo in Nairobi, Kenya and Daniel Perell in New York City, USA. We also currently have eight regional organizing partners who work to facilitate engagement in Africa (Paul Okumu, Masiiwa Rusare, Oluseyi Oyebisi), Asia (Beckie Malay), the Pacific (Lani Vakatale) the Caribbean (Shantal Munro-Knight), Europe (Patrizia Heidegger), and North America (Soon-Young Yoon). Please feel free to contact any of us with proposals, questions, or concerns.
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.