Make your voice heard! Public consultation on the role of civil society in the peace process

Mar 20, 2014

Make your voice heard!

Did you know that over 80% of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots want to be consulted on the major decisions on the Cyprus peace process?

 

UNDP-ACT invites civil society organisations to a public consultation on the role of civil society in the peace process. This consultation is part of a wider set of discussions for making the Cyprus peace process more inclusive.

 

The meeting will be facilitated by Mr Hannes Siebert, who is an international peace process and negotiations adviser and facilitator. Mr. Siebert served as the Director of the National Peace Secretariat in South Africa (1992-4), which was the multi-party body mandated to implement the country’s 1992 Peace Accord. Since then Hannes Siebert has advised peace negotiations in several countries.   The meeting is open to all membership-based civil society organisations in Cyprus, and organisations which are founded on one or more of the following issues are especially encouraged to apply to participate: 

 

- Youth
- Women
- Business
- Professional association
- Faith-based
- Environment
- Media
- Social welfare (e.g. disability rights and care)
- Creative Arts
- Sports
- Human rights
- Community organisations
- Academic Association

 

Interpretation in Greek and Turkish will be available during the meeting.

 

Interested organisations should send the following details to UNDP-ACT by Monday 31st March, 2014, via email at fo.cyp@undp.org  or via fax at + 357 22 359 066:

 

  • Name of Organisation
  • Name and Organisational Title of Member Nominated to Participate
  • Number of Organisation’s Members
  • Main Area of Interest
  • Contact Details

The public consultation will take place in the first week of April 2014 in partnership wth Engi Conflict-Management. UNDP will respond to confirmed participants by Wednesday 2 April 2014.

 

 Queries should be sent to:  fo.cyp@undp.org