Noting that 2018 will mark the centenary of the birth of the late Nelson Mandela, the UN General Assembly will convene the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit on 24 September 2018 at UN Headquarters in New York, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 72/243. In July 2018 (date TBD), the co-facilitators of the preparatory process for the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit will convene a one-day preparatory meeting at UN Headquarters in New York. At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), UN-NGLS is facilitating a process to identify stakeholder participants in the September Summit and July preparatory meeting.
The UN-NGLS process will enable stakeholders to apply for the following roles:
1) attendance of the July meeting convened by the co-facilitators during the preparatory process;
2) 1 stakeholder speaker for the September Nelson Mandela Peace Summit;
3) attendance of the September Nelson Mandela Peace Summit as observers.
Application Deadline: June 28
UN-NGLS will facilitate a stakeholder Selection Committee for the evaluation and short-listing of the candidates for the speaking role to be presented to OPGA for their consideration. The Committee will ensure regional and gender balance, and diversity of constituency and expertise in the overall set of candidates. The President of the General Assembly will make the final selection of the speaker for this event.
Stakeholders could apply for the Stakeholder Selection Committee by June 28.
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