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Mediators Beyond Borders accepted as observer organization for UN COP15 conferences

by Amanda on August 16, 2009

From The NYC-DR Listserve and Ken Cloke:

For those who are interested in impacting environmental and climate change issues, Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB) has been accepted as an Observer Organization for the United Nations COP 15 climate change conferences in Bangkok, NYC, Barcelona and Copenhagen in December.  (See MBB website to download)  We are asking mediators to come to any and all of these conferences, and to encourage delegates to include a provision supporting mediation in their final agreement.  We have drafted language that we will propose to the delegates (downloadable at website) and are seeking organizational endorsements.  We already have about 50 mediators signed up to attend, and will be co-sponsoring a seminar in Copenhagen on mediation on December 10 and 11, to which all are invited (see invite at website).   Several of our members may be interested in helping out with the UNICEF facilitation, and I will be in touch with Kerry separately.  This is a crucial event in world history, and one that touches mediators directly, so I add my voice to Maria’s encouraging everyone to get involved.


The UNICEF Facilitation referred to is covered below…

We are currently seeking climate change facilitators to lead the
facilitation team at and before UNICEF’s Children Climate
Forum – Copenhagen 2009.   If you can recommend individuals with
climate change facilitation experience or if you are interested in
facilitating our team, please let me know.

We are seeking facilitators with the following skills and experience:
– Strong experience working in multi-cultural situations;
– Excellent skills and background working with children with young people;
– Strong background in climate change; facilitating climate change
youth workshops preferred;
– Ideally trained in minimum standards for child participation
– Available 18 to 24 September and 25 November to 6 December, travel
and in-country costs covered for the November/December portion in

Many thanks for your help.



Kerry Constabile
Specialist, Environment and Young People
Adolescent Development and Participation (ADAP)
Division of Policy and Practice
UNICEF Headquarters
3 United Nations Plaza
New York 10017, U.S.A.

Kerry Constabile LinkedIn Profile – contact

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