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Call for Nominations: Civil society speaker in the 10 December United Nations event to launch the International Decade for People of African Descent

At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) is conducting an open process to obtain nominations for a civil society speaker in the UN event to officially launch the International Decade for People of African Descent, which will take place at UN Headquarters in New York on Human Rights Day, 10 December from 3:00-6:00pm. Criteria for candidates for this role are outlined in Section A below. The individual selected will receive travel funding.

Anyone may submit nominations. Please read this entire email if you will participate in this process, as it has a few steps and specific requirements.

Kindly note: this nomination process is not open to candidates from the private corporate sector.

Please consider these documents when deciding upon candidates to nominate:

1) the concept note for the event.

2) the provisional programme for the event.

The UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) is an inter-agency programme of the United Nations mandated to develop constructive relations between the UN and civil society organizations.

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