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LSE hosts event marking launch of Report of the Panel of Eminent Persons on UN-Civil Society Relations

The UN recently made public its report of the Panel of Eminent Persons on UN-Civil Society Relations. The report, appointed by the UN secretary-general Kofi Annan and chaired by Fernando Cardoso, looks at how to increase civil society participation in the activities and decision-making processes of the United Nations.

Panel members Fernando Cardoso, Malcolm Harper and Malini Mehra will participate in an event on the United Nations and Civil Society to mark the London launch of the report, on Monday 15 November at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The panel members will discuss the recommendations and implications of the report, which presents the findings of a one year consultation with various stakeholders across the world about the desired relationship between the UN and civil society.

  • Fernando Cardoso is chair of the Panel of Eminent Persons on UN-Civil Society Relations and former president of Brazil.
  • Malcolm Harper is retiring head of UK UN Association.
  • Malini Mehra is a member of the Panel of Eminent Persons on UN-Civil Society Relations.

Professor Jude Howell, director of the Centre for Civil Society at LSE will chair, this event.

The United Nations and Civil Society is on Monday 15 November at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required. Tickets can only be requested from 10am on Wednesday 3 November.

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To request a press ticket for this event, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

8 November 2004

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