Nomination Form for Travel Support to 2017 United Nations HLPF | Diplomacy Opportunities

united nations high level political forum on sustainable development

The 2017 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) will be held in New York from 10-19 July 2017 under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council. The theme for the session will be “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”.

UN DESA will provide travel support and daily subsistence allowance (DSA) to a limited number of representatives of Major Groups and other Stakeholders who are nationals of developing countries presenting Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) in 2017 to attend the HLPF.

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The final selection of funded participants will be made by UN DESA DSD in collaboration with the steering group of the MGoS HLPF Coordination Mechanism (for further information please see: taking into account, inter alia, balanced representation of constituencies, gender, and age. Also, please note that in order to participate in the HLPF, nominees must register using the following link here . Registration is available for ECOSOC accredited organisations and organisations on the CSD Roster until 11 June 2017.

Before completing the form, please check the requirements for this nomination process:

1) Nominee must be registered and accredited to attend the 2017 HLPF

2) Nominee must possess a valid passport, be based and directly engaging on processes related to the voluntary national review of one of the 31 developing countries presenting this year:

Afghanistan, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Uruguay, Zimbabwe.

3) Nominee must demonstrate her/his active role in processes related to the participation of stakeholders in the implementation and follow up of the 2030 Agenda.

4) Nominee must be able to make all necessary visa arrangements (including transit visa, where applicable) to enter the United States;

5) Nominee must commit to engage in preparatory work and to follow all the tasks as established in the ToR for this funding:
a. Agree to undertake consultations at the national level prior to the HLPF
b. Agree to actively participate in the HLPF preparatory work of major groups and other stakeholders, especially on
actions related to the engagement with VNR countries.
c. Commit to report back to stakeholders at national level after the HLPF

6) Selection will seek a balanced representation based on gender, age and constituencies.

To apply for travel support

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Complete the form no later than midnight (NY time) on Wednesday, 22 May 2017.

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