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Voting Period Now Open for New Civil Society Representatives to the UN-REDD Policy Board

After receiving more than 100 nominations over the past month, the UN-REDD Programme is now asking Civil Society Organizations to vote on four new representatives to its Policy Board.


Between 10-31 August, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) can vote on eligible nominees that have been identified through a self-selection process to serve as CSO representatives to the UN-REDD Programme Policy Board. The three‐week nomination period for the self‐selection process ended on 3 August, 2012 and more than 100 nominations were submitted from across Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean. The UN‐REDD Programme is seeking to identify four CSO representatives to its Policy Board: one from each of the Programme’s three regions and one from a developed country.

During the voting period, CSOs will have the opportunity to cast votes for the nominees that they feel will best represent their interests on the UN-REDD Programme Policy Board. The election will conclude in time for the selected CSO representatives to travel to Brazzaville, Republic of Congo for the ninth meeting of the UN‐REDD Programme Policy Board in October 2012.

The Bank Information Center is conducting the self‐selection and voting process at the invitation of the UN‐REDD Programme, following consultations with the Independent Advisory Group on Forests, Rights, and Climate Change.

Access the voting form at the following site: www.bicusa.org/unredd 
Click here for more information on this process.





In this issue


Ecuador Launches its UN-REDD National Programme

Indonesia Explores the Multiple Benefits of REDD+

Voting Period Now Open for New Civil Society Representatives to the UN-REDD Policy Board

A New Look for UN-REDD.org

Fast-Facts on UN-REDD

Features & Commentary

Crossroads for the REDD+ Partnership
By: Christine Dragisic (USA) and Jorge Mario Rodríguez Zúñiga (Costa Rica)

Kenya Advances its REDD+ Readiness Roadmap
By: Patrick Van Laake

Reports & Analysis

Zambia Releases Two Studies on Drivers of Deforestation and Forest Management for REDD+

Two New Go-REDD+ Issues from UN-REDD in Asia-Pacific

Looking ahead

UNFCCC Meetings
30 August-5 September, 2012: Bangkok, Thailand

REDD+ Partnership Meeting
6-7 September, 2012: Bangkok, Thailand

IUCN World Conservation Congress
6-15 September, 2012: Jeju, Korea

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