[Kictanet] Fwd: RE: [wsis-gc] Women's Rights Crucial for UN Summit Agend(er)

Florence Etta Fetta at idrc.or.ke
Wed Sep 7 14:16:08 EAT 2005

>  FYI sorry for crossposting.


>Dear all,
>Women's Rights UN SUMMIT lobbying:
>I would like to inform you of the possibility to "speak" or "Chat" with
>European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, Mr Louis
>Have a look to this Web page:
>The EU at the UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals - 12/09/2005
>European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, Mr Louis
>Michel,  is
>going to New York to attend the United Nations Summit on the Millennium
>Goals (MDGs).
>He is going to New York to attend the United Nations Summit on the Millennium
>Development Goals (MDGs).
>Just before he leaves, you will have the chance to take part in a two-hour
>chat with
>the Commissioner, live from Brussels, on a number of issues : What is the
>Union doing about development and humanitarian aid? What do you think of
>it? Are we
>doing enough? How can you, and the EU, help to achieve the Millennium
>Goals? ¿Why not to ask about women rights?
>Put your questions direct to the Commissioner (*), live, on 12 September
>18.00 and 20.00 CET, or send them already now to this mailbox
>dev-webchatmichel at cec.eu.int <dev-webchatmichel at cec.eu.int>.
>Remember, this is your chance to debate the issues live with your
>* in English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Polish, Portuguese or Spanish
>Anne le Maignan
>Foro GeneroUrban Género y urbanismo
>Foro Araca Estudios Feministas
> > Dear all,
> >
> > If I understood it correctly, the question is whether the MDG Summit is
> > open
> > for NGO influence. The actual Summit is not, what we heard was that we don
> > not even have to try to come near 1st Avenue. If NGOs wish to influence
> > the
> > MDG Summit in September, they should do this by lobbying friendly
> > governments.
> > In June, there have been civil society hearings in the General Assembly.
> >
> > Kind regards,
> >
> > Annelien van Meer
> > Information & Communication
> > Femmes Africa Solidarité
> > International Secretariat
> > P.O. Box 5037
> > 8, Rue du Vieux-Billard
> > CH-1211 Geneva 11, Switzerland
> > Tel: +41 22 328 80 50
> > Fax: +41 22 328 80 52
> > Email: communication at fasngo.org
> >
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