Civil Society speaker selected for the opening session in New York 22 April 2016
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited all world leaders to a signing ceremony on 22 April for the historic climate agreement that was reached in Paris in December last year. The signing event will take place at UN Headquarters in New York on the first day the agreement will be open for signature, which coincides with the UN observance of International Mother Earth Day. At the request of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, UN-NGLS facilitated an open, transparent and participatory process for civil society to apply for a speaking role in the opening session of the signing ceremony.
For this key speaking role, the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General has now selected:
Ms. Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim,
Association des Femmes Peules Autochtones du Tchad (AFPAT)
Ms. Ibrahim’s bio is available here.
More information about the process is available here.
For information about the Paris Agreement signing ceremony, please visit:http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/climatechange/