How to Lobby at Intergovernmental Meetings: Mine's a Caffè Latte

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Earthscan, 2004 - Political Science - 169 pages
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'Felix Dodds is the Milo Minderbinder of the stakeholder world!' Alex Kirby, BBC 'An invaluable tool for anyone wishing to understand and contribute effectively to the competition of good ideas that intergovernmental meetings should be' Paul Hohnen, former Strategic Director, Greenpeace International '...the book is a valuable resource for people willing to understand the practice of international negotiation and for those preparing to be influential negotiators.' Political Studies Review Organizations spend considerable resources taking staff to international meetings, often without understanding how these meetings work. This book is a unique guide on how to participate and be heard at intergovernmental meetings, whether as a stakeholder or a government official. It contains a wealth of essential reference material including tips for navigating the intergovernmental hot spots of New York and Geneva, lists of UN commissions, conferences and permanent missions, contact details of key international organizations, NGOs and stakeholder groups and useful web addresses. If you have never lobbied or just want to have a better understanding of how the intergovernmental governance process works, this book is the essential resource to make your work much easier.
 

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Contents

So Why Is This Important To My Organization?
1
Why Attend a UN Commission Convention Conference or Summit Meeting?
6
International Context
10
Preparation
17
National Preparations
20
Global Preparations
25
Innovations
33
How to Attend and Participate in UN Meetings
36
The World of Brackets
67
Terms in Negotiations
68
Media Campaigning
72
How To Get There and Where To Stay
76
Staying in Geneva and New York
79
Important Information
83
Maps of the UN in Geneva and New York
121
UN Addresses in Geneva and New York
123

How To Be Effective
39
At the UN Meeting
40
Followup
44
Some Tips
45
NGOStakeholder Papers and Statements
47
Structure of a Document
58
So You Want To Be an Activist?
60
Agreements Charters Conventions Declarations Protocols and Treaties
62
Useful Web Resources
126
NGO Issue Caucuses and Stakeholder Groups
129
UN Commissions and Conferences
142
UN Conferences and Summits
149
Notes
159
References
162
Index
163
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About the author (2004)

Felix Dodds is executive director of the Stakeholder Forum for Our Common Future, London. Michael Strauss is founder and executive director of Earth Media, New York.

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