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제5차 지구시민사회포럼 – [영문] ANNOTATED AGENDA FOR THE FIFTH GLOBAL CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM

ANNOTATED AGENDA FOR THE FIFTH GLOBAL CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM
27-28 MARCH 2004
JEJU ISLAND, REPUBLIC OF KOREA

INTRODUCTION

1. The Fifth Global Civil Society Forum (5th GCSF) to be held on Jeju Island,
Republic of Korea is being convened in conjunction with the Eighth Special Session of the
Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum of UNEP (GCSS.VIII/GMEF). This is
in conformity with Governing Council Decision SS.VII/5 and in line with existing practice
of enabling representatives of Civil Society Organizations to make contributions to the
dialogue undertaken within the context of sessions of the Governing Council/Global
Ministerial Environment Forum.

2. The 5th GCSF will provide an opportunity for civil society organizations to
share experiences and ideas on the topics chosen for the GCSS.VIII/GMEF, namely water,
sanitation and human settlements. The 5th GCSF is also the main avenue by which civil
society can bring its views to the GCSS.VIII/GMEF. The 5th GCSF will consist of a
regional and a global segment. The regional segment on Saturday, March 27 will focus on
regional issues regarding water, sanitation and human settlements. On Sunday, March 28,
the global segment will concentrate on the role of civil society in the global dimension
of water, sanitation and human settlements. The Global Civil Society Forum will finalize
and adopt a global civil society statement for presentation at the Ministerial
discussions of the GCSS.VIII/GMEF. In addition a youth statement and an industry sector
statement will be presented and discussed. The Global Civil Society Forum will designate,
from amongst its participants, one representative for each of the three statements to
present these conclusions and recommendations.

Agenda item 1 Opening of the Fifth Global Civil Society Forum

3. The Fifth Global Civil Society Forum will be officially opened at 9:00 a.m. on
Saturday, 27 March 2004, jointly by the Executive Director of the United Nations
Environment Programme and the Minister of the Environment of the Republic of Korea. In
addition, an opening statement will be made by a Co-president of the Korean NGO Host
Committee for the 5th GCSF.

Agenda item 2 Organization of the Global Civil Society Forum

(a) Election of officers for the Regional Segment (Saturday 27 March)

4. The Global Civil Society Forum elects its chairperson, vice-chair and
rapporteur at the beginning of each session, in accordance with customary practice. The
officers will facilitate the conduct of each thematic session and the organization of its
work.

(b) Adoption of the agenda and organization of the work of the fifth Global Civil
Society Forum

5. In keeping with prevailing practice, the forum will meet on Saturday, 27
March and Sunday, 28 March 2004, immediately prior to the Eighth Special Session of the
UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum.

6. The provisional agenda for the 5th GCSF is attached as proposed by the Korean
NGO Host Committee in collaboration with regional civil society representatives and the
UNEP secretariat. Documentation for the meeting will be distributed to all participants.

7. The meeting will be conducted in English with simultaneous interpretation into
Korean.

8. The Chairperson may appoint an open drafting group and chairperson to
immediately begin revision of the Global civil society statement.

Agenda item 3 Regional segment

9. Following the opening and organization, the 5th GCSF will begin its work by
considering agenda item 3: the role of civil society in the regions. Focus will be on
water, sanitation and human settlements. Presentations will set the scene regionally and
provide for an exchange of experiences between regions. Presentations will consider
proposed solutions, implementation mechanisms and look at obstacles and constraints.

(a) Session 1: Korean and North East Asian Environmental Issues.
10. The chairperson of the Standing Committee of the Korean NGO Host Committee will
give a presentation on the preparation process for the GCSF. This will be followed by a
video presentation on a Korean issue. A presentation on water and human settlements in
Korea will be made, followed by a presentation on sandstorms and desertification in North
East Asia. The floor will then be opened for general discussion led by the chairperson.

(b) Session 2: Regional Segment – Asia and the Pacific and West Asia.
11. A regional presentation on the issues of water, sanitation and human
settlements will be given by a representative from Asia and the Pacific. The floor will
then be opened for general discussion led by the chairperson. This will be followed by a
regional presentation on the issues of water, sanitation and human settlements given by a
representative from West Asia. Following which the floor will be opened for general
discussion led by the chairperson.

(c) Session 3: Regional Segment – Latin American and the Caribbean and Africa.
12. A regional presentation on the issues of water, sanitation and human
settlements will be given by a representative from Latin America and the Caribbean. The
floor will then be opened for general discussion led by the chairperson. This will be
followed by a regional presentation on the issues of water, sanitation and human
settlements given by a representative from Africa. Following which the floor will be
opened for general discussion led by the chairperson

(d) Session 4: Regional Segment – Europe and North America.
13. A regional presentation on the issues of water, sanitation and human
settlements will be given by a representative from Europe. The floor will then be opened
for general discussion led by the chairperson. This will be followed by a regional
presentation on the issues of water, sanitation and human settlements given by a
representative from North America. Following which the floor will be opened for general
discussion led by the chairperson

Agenda item 4 Session 5 – Global segment. Global approach to issues raised by
regional perspectives

(a) Civil Society engagement within UNEP

14. The UNEP Director of the Division of Policy Development and Law will give a
presentation on civil society engagement within UNEP. A vision for the future will be
introduced, current engagement with civil society organizations presented and three
strategic pillars of interaction described. A brief summary of the regional preparatory
process leading up to the 5th GCSF will be included. The floor will be opened for general
discussion by the participants on the presentation delivered in Session 5 (a). The
moderator will then draw conclusions and summarize recommendations made.

(b) Global Overview on Water, Sanitation and Human Settlement and Rights-based
approach

15. A keynote presentation by the Research Director of the Royal Nepal Academy of
Science and Technology and former Minister of Water Resources in Nepal, will set the
scene for dialogue among the participants of the Global Civil Society Forum regarding
issues of water, sanitation and human settlements and a rights-based approach. The floor
will be opened for general discussion by the participants on the presentation delivered
in Session 5 (b). The moderator will then draw conclusions and summarize recommendations
made.

(c) Effectiveness of International Environmental Implementation Mechanisms for
issues of water, sanitation and human settlements.

16. A Keynote presentation by the Executive Director of Friends of the Earth
International on the effectiveness of international environmental implementation
mechanisms for issues of water, sanitation and human settlements will be made. The floor
will be opened for general discussion by the participants on the presentation delivered
in Session 5 (c). The moderator will then draw conclusions and summarize recommendations
made.

Agenda Item 5 Session 6: Development of Civil Society Statements

17. Session 6 will see presentations and discussion of the Youth statement and the
industry statement. This will be followed by the presentation of the draft global civil
society statement developed as a result of the regional preparatory process by the
drafting committee. A discussion in full plenary will ensue, incorporating the regional
and global perspectives introduced during the two days.

18. The 5th GCSF will designate, from amongst its participants, one representative
to present the conclusions and recommendations (of both 27 an 28 March 2004) to the UNEP
GCSS.VIII /GMEF. Finally, the GCSF will adopt the statement to be presented to
GCSS.VIII /GMEF on 29 March 2004.

Agenda item 6 Closing of the Fifth Global Civil Society Forum

19. The chairperson will summarize the 5th GCSF. The Forum will be closed jointly
by the Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme and a Co-
president of the Korean NGO Host committee for the 5th GCSF.

Programme for the Fifth Global Civil Society Forum, Jeju, Republic of Korea 27-28 March
2004

developed by Korean Host NGO Committee in collaboration with regional civil society
representatives and UNEP

March 26: Registration and Reception
Afternoon Registration
19:00~20:30 Dinner Reception
Welcoming Remarks by:
Mr. Bakary Kante, Director of Division, Policy Development and Law, UNEP
Mr. Lee, Ji-hoon, Co-president of Korean NGO Host Committee for 5th GCSF,
Congratulatory Remarks by:
Mr. Kang, Sang-joo, Mayor of Seogwipo City,
Mr. Surendra Shrestha, Director of the Regional Office of Asia and the Pacific, UNEP

March 27: Opening Ceremony and Regional Context
9:00~9:30 Opening Ceremony
Opening statement by Mr. Park, Young-shin, Co-president of Korean NGO Host Committee for
the 5th GCSF
Statement by Dr. Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of UNEP
Statement by Mr. Kwak, Kyul-ho, Minister of Environment ROK
9:30~9:45 Organization of the GCSF
Election of chairperson and rapporteur
Organization of the work of the session
Adoption of Agenda
9:45~11:00 Session 1: Korean and North East Asian Environmental Issues
Presentation on the process taken by Mr. Seo, Joo-won, Chairperson of Standing Committee,
Korean NGO Host Committee for the 5th GCSF (10 min)
Video presentation on Korean Issue (10min)
Presentation on Water and Human Settlements in Korea, Mr Lee, Sang Hun (15min)
Presentation on Sandstorms and Desertification in North East Asia, Mr Kebin Zhang (15min)
Questions and Answers (25min)
11:00~11:20 Break

11:20~12:20 Session 2: Regional Segment – Asia and the Pacific and West Asia
Presentation on Water, Sanitation, and Human Settlements in Asia-Pacific, Mr. George
Varughese, Vice President, Development Alternatives. Questions and Answers (30 min.)
Presentation on Water, Sanitation, and Human Settlements in West Asia, Mr. Ibrahim Al-
Zubi, Emirates Diving Association. Questions and Answers (30 min.)
12:20~14:00 Lunch
14:00~15:00 Session 3: Regional Segment – Latin America and the Caribbean and
Africa
Presentation on Water, Sanitation, and Human Settlements in Latin America, Mr. Alvaro
Gomez, President, Red Nacional de Accion Ecologica. Questions and Answers (30 min.)
Presentation on Water, Sanitation, and Human Settlements in Africa, Mr Malick Gaye, ENDA
Tiers Monde Ecopole Ouest Africaine. Questions and Answers (30 min.)

15:00~15:20 Break
15:20~16:20 Session 4: Regional Segment – Europe and North America
Presentation on Water, Sanitation, and Human Settlements in Europe, Mr. Felix Dodds,
Stakeholder Forum for Our Common Future. Questions and Answers (30 min.)Presentation on
Water, Sanitation, and Human Settlements in North America, Mr. Daniel Magraw, President,
Center for International Environmental Law. Questions and Answers (30 min.)
16:20~17:00 Break

17:00~20:00 Special Session: Gender and Water organized by Korean Women’s
Environmental Network (KWEN)

March 28: Global Segment
9:00~10:30 Session 5: Global Approach to issues raised by Regions and discussion
Keynote speech 1: Civil Society engagement within UNEP, Mr. Bakary Kante, Director of
Division, Policy Development and Law, UNEP (20min.)
Plenary discussion on keynote speech 1: Civil Society engagement within UNEP (40 min)
Keynote speech 2: Global overview on Water, Sanitation and Human Settlement and
rights-based approach, Mr. Dipak Gyawali, Institute for Social and Environmental
Transition (20min)
Plenary discussion on keynote speech 2: global overview (10 min)
10:30~10:50 Break
10:50~12:20 Session 5 continued:
Plenary discussion on keynote speech 2 continued: global overview (30 min)
Keynote speech 3: Evaluation on Implementation Mechanisms on Water, Sanitation and Human
Settlements and Recommendations for the Future, Dr. Ricardo Navarro, President of Friends
of the Earth International (20min.)
Plenary discussion on keynote speech 3: Evaluation on Implementation Mechanisms on Water,
Sanitation and Human Settlements and Recommendations for the Future (40 min)
12:20~14:00 Lunch
13:00 Press conference
14:00~16:30 Session 6: Civil Society Statements
Presentation of Youth Statement plus Question and Answer
Presentation of Industry/Business Statement plus Question and Answer
Adoption of Global Civil Society Statement drafted in the preparatory process,
incorporating the conclusion of the session 5
16:30~17:00 Closing
Closing remarks by Chairperson of the GCSF
Closing remarks by Mr. Choi, Yul, Co-president of Korean NGO Host Committee
Closing remarks by Mr Shafqat Kakakhel, Deputy Executive Director, UNEP
17:00~17:30 Break and move to Cultural event site
17:30~19:30 Cultural Event
March 29: Field Excursion
10:00~ Field Excursion -optional

(Presentation of Civil Society Recommendation at the 8th GC/GMEF by representatives from
GCSF)

March 29/30: Departure

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