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Last days to vote for civil society representatives

There are only a few more days left to participate in the selection of civil society representatives. Review the candidates and cast your vote by Monday 28 September 2009

Civil society organizations (CSO) are invited to participate in the self-selection process for four observers to the UN-REDD Programme Policy Board. Over 50 nominations have been submitted and voting is now open to elect civil society representatives from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and developed countries.

Key criteria are:

  1. Only civil society organizations are permitted to vote. Incomplete ballots will not be counted.
  2. Each CSO can cast one vote for one preferred candidate for each of the four regional observer positions – Africa, Latin American and Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, and the developed world.
  3. An organization with offices in multiple countries is treated as a single entity, eligible for one vote per region.
  4. Candidates may vote for themselves, and for observers in the three other regions.

* Download the ballot here

Ballots must be e-mailed to csoselection@un-redd.org before 5:00 pm EST on 28 September 2009.  Election results will be announced on 1 October 2009.

The selected observers will attend the 3rd meeting of the UN-REDD Programme Policy Board in Washington, D.C., USA, on 29-30 October 2009. For more information on the CSO observer self-selection process, please refer to the UN-REDD Programme website at: www.un-redd.org.


In this issue


United Nations event on forests and climate change underscores North-South agreement and support for REDD

Systematic review of methods to measure and assess terrestrial carbon

Last days to vote for civil society representatives

Features & Commentary

UN-REDD and indigenous peoples’ engagement: the case of Africa -- By Elifuraha Isaya Laltaika

Reports & Analysis

Several UN-REDD countries participate in discussion on assessment and monitoring forest degradation

UN-REDD countries meet to share experiences on measuring, reporting and verification systems for REDD

US$4.38 million UN-REDD Viet Nam Programme launched

Looking ahead

Third Policy Board Meeting of the UN-REDD Programme to take place in Washington, D.C. from 29-30 October 2009

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