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Day 1 (Nov. 22) : UN-Civil Society Relations


Orientation on ACSF 2004

- 12 Key questions and answers / Structure of daily program / Flowchart of the ACSF 2004


Opening/ Welcoming Addresses

- H.E. Vitthya Vejjajiva, Special Representative and Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

- Ms. Renate Bloem, President of Conference of NGOs (CONGO)


Keynote Presentation on Major Challenges to Democratic Governance

- Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand

- Ms. Mary Racelis, Former Member of UN High-level Panel on UN-Civil Society Relations

  (PowerPoint Materials)


Report of Sub-regional Group Discussion

- North East Asia  /  South East Asia  /  South Asia


UN-CS Relations: Follow-up on UN GA Resolution on the High-level Panel Report

- Mr. Michael Chai, UN ESCAP

- Ms. Saradha Lyer, Third World Network


Selected Documents on High-level Panel and UN

1) Summary of the Panel of Eminent Persons (High-level Panel)

/ Round-up of NGLS on the High-level Panel (No 113, June 2004)

2) Report of the UN Secretary General on the implementation of the Report of the Panel

of Eminent Persons on United Nations-Civil Society Relations (Sept. 2004)

3) Summary report of Asian consultation of High-level Panel (Oct. 2003)

4) Summary of the debate at the UN General Assembly Statement (Oct, 4-5, 2004)


Selected NGOsí» Responses to the report of Kofi Annan

1) Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the UN (CONGO)

2) Amnesty International

3) Global Policy Forum

4) World Federalist Movement (WFM)

5) Third World Network (TWN)

6) Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)


More information is available at

- High-level Panel on UN-Civil Society Relations

- Non-Governmental Liaison Service(NGLS)



Day 2 (Nov. 23) : Milliennium Declaration (MDGs) +5


Keynote Speech

- Ms. Erna Witoelar, UN Special Ambassador for the MDGs (PPT Materials)


MDGs-Regional and Global Civil Society Perspectives

- South Asia  /  South East Asia  / North East Asia

- International Cooperation, MDG No. 8 (PPT Materials)


Report of Thematic Discussion

- MDGs and Dalits

- MDGs and Indigenous Peoples / Background PPT Materials

- MDGs and Farmers

- MDGs and Migrant Workers / Background PPT Materials

- MDGs and People with Disabilities

- MDGs and Youth


Millennium Summit / NGO Forum (2000)

1) Resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly (A/RES/55/2, 18 September 2000)

UN Millennium Declaration

2) Millennium NGO Forum - Declaration and Agenda for Action: Strengthening the UN

for the 21st Century held at UN Headquarter from 22 to 26 May 2000

(A/54/959, 8 August 2000)


Millennium Declaration+5 (2005)

1) Implementation of UN Millennium Declaration, Report of the UN Secretary General

(A/59/282, 27 August 2004)

2) Modalities, format and organization of the high-level plenary meeting of the 60th session

of the UN General Assembly, Report of the UN Secretary General

(A/59/545, 1 November 2004)


Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

1) Regional Reports / Country Reports

2) MDGs: Civil Society Takes Action, 57th Annual DPI/NGO Conference (Septemebr 2004)

    - "The Ethical and Spiritual Dimensions of the Millennium Developments Goals"

       (Report by Deborah Moldow, The United Religions Initiative and the UN)



Day 3 (Nov. 24) : Four Clusters


Cluster 1: Democracy and Human Rights

- Background Information & List of Documents

- Mr. Dato Param Cumaraswamy, Former UN Special Rapporteur

- Ms. Sunila Abeysekera, Evecutive Director, INFORM, Sri Lanka

- Report of Group Discussion


Cluster 2: Peace and Human Security

- Ms. Evelyn Serrano, Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC)-Asia

- Report of Group Discussion


Cluster 3: Environment and Sustainable Development

- Background Information & List of Documents

- Report of Group Discussion


Cluster 4: Trade and Finance

- Report of Group Discussion



Day 4 (Nov. 25) : Thematic Briefings & Final Documents


Thematic Briefing and Strategic Planning Workshops Click here


Report of Day 1: UN-Civil Society Relations

Report of Day 2: Millennium Declaration (MDGs)+5

Report of Day 3: Four Thematic Clusters


Final Documents

- ACSF Statement on UN-Civil Society Relations

- ACSF Statement on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

- ACSF Final Statement

- List of Participants