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Conference "Making Marginalized Voices Heard in the UN Processes" 11 & 12 November 2011

The Citizens' Global Platform ( has a pleasure to invite you to the conference "Making Marginalized Voices Heard in the UN Processes" in Rovaniemi, Finland on the 11th and 12th November 2011. Several of the keynote speeches, presentations and workshops lead by experts revolve around the overall issue of marginalized groups and climate change and specific topics to be dealt with include, among others, role of indigenous climate observations, gender and climate change and participation of marginalized groups in climate change policy-making.

The cost for participation is 100 euro. This fee includes accommodation (one night) in a room shared with one another participant, meals and
coffee during the conference and evening programme.

In addition to the confence, a pre-confence trip to Inari, Northern Lapland, will be organized for interested conference participants 8 - 10
November. The trip costs 200 euro, which includes accommodation (three nights), travels from Rovaniemi, meals during the trip and the visits.

REGISTRATION: Register by 15 September at

Below is the preliminary programme.

Friday 11 November 2011
8.30 - 10.00 Registration and coffee/tea
10.00 Welcoming words
10.15 Parallel sessions
Group A: The Finnish UN Days of Youth and Students: Working at the UN
Group B: Presentation of Citizens Global Platform's report and discussion
12.30 Lunch
13.30 High-Level Panel: Rio+20: Taking Stock of Sustainable Development (includes a coffee break)
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland Erkki Tuomioja (TBC), Ombudsman for Minorities Eva Biaudet (TBC),
Eero Yrjö-Koskinen (The Finnish Association for Nature Conservation), Sirpa Hertell (The Coalition of
Finnish Women’s Association/Green Women’s Association)
17.00 End of the first day

Evening programme includes a reception organized by the city of Rovaniemi and free entrance to the Arctic Fury
Media and Film Festival at Arktikum

Saturday 12 November 2011
9.15 Opening words
9.30 Working groups
Group A: Climate policy at the crossroads of science, politics and policy-making from the perspective of indigenous peoples' participation
Tero Mustonen: Climate policy, science and the role of indigenous climate observations
Anna Stammler-Gossman: Translating vulnerability
Group B: Citizen participation
Sauli Rouhinen: Lessons learnt from the Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development
Anne Nuorgam: Do Sámi NGOs have influence on international and national politics?
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Working groups (includes a coffee break)
Group A: Local environmental changes, sustainable livelihoods and marginalized groups
Pekka Aikio: Sámi reindeer herding and sustainable development
Mika Flöjt: Sokli phosphate mine plans: Impacts on the local people and environment
Group B: Gender and climate change
Aira Kalela: Gender and climate change
Solveig Joks: Sámi women in reindeer herding and climate change
15.50 Working groups' presentations
16.30 Closing remarks



Fardosa Muse's picture

Can some one from Africa

Can some one from Africa invited,if yes what is the requirement .

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