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IISD RS has provided daily web coverage (including photos and videos from selected side events) and daily reports of the 46th meeting of the GEF Council. In addition, IISD RS has produced 750-word web summary of the CSOs Forum as well as daily web coverage and daily reports of the 5th GEF Assembly. To download our reports, click the HTML or PDF icons below.
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5th GEF Assembly Daily Web Coverage   Daily Report in English
 
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Bulletins Compilation   Summary
 
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Forty-sixth meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Forum, 16th meeting of the Least Developed Countries Fund and the Special Climate Change Fund (LDCF/SCCF) Council, and 5th GEF Assembly

25-30 May 2014 | Cancún, Mexico

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Highlights for Sunday, 25 May 2014
5th GEF Assembly
View of the Moon Palace Arena, venue of the GEF Council meeting
On Sunday morning, participants convened in plenary for the opening of the 46th meeting of the GEF Council. They considered annual monitoring and review, long term strategy for the GEF and summary of the negotiations of the Sixth Replenishment of the GEF Trust Fund. In the afternoon participants addressed the proposal for the system of transparent allocation of resources (STAR) for GEF-6, co-financing policy, annual performance report 2013 main findings and recommendations and management response and annual country portfolio evaluation report 2014 and management response.
L-R: Elected Co-Chair Juha Pyykkö, Finland; Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO and Chairperson; and William Ehlers, GEF Secretariat
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and the IUCN-International Union for Conservation of Nature, joined the GEF as new accredited project agencies. Left, Mohale Rakgate, DBSA, and Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO and Chairperson. Right, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director-General, IUCN, who addressed the council via a video message.

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The dais during the morning session
Josceline Wheatley, United Kingdom
Jozef Buys, Belgium
Frank Fass-Metz, Germany
Anne Meldgaard, Denkmark
Aize Azqueta-Quemada, Spain
Jorge Alberto Muhlia Almazan, Mexico
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The Council gets down to work
Ximena George-Nascimento, Chile
Stefan Marco Schwager, Switzerland
Faizal Parish, GEF NGO Network Central Focal Point
Nuritdin Inamov, Russian Federation
Lars Roth, Sweden
Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, US
Winston Thompson, Fiji
María Leichner Kindsvater, Regional Focal Point for the South American Region and GEF-NGO Network/Fundación ECOS, Uruguay
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L-R: Ramesh Ramankutty, Neeraj Kumar Negi, and Robert van den Berg, GEF Secretariat, during the session on “Annual Performance Report 2013 Main Findings and Recommendations and Management Response”
L-R: Robert van den Berg and Juan José Portillo, GEF Secretariat
Pablo Drouet, Ecuador

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Around the Venue
L-R: Josceline Wheatley, United Kingdom; Kentaro Ogata, Japan; Frank Fass-Metz, Germany; and Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO and Chairperson
L-R: Nuritdin Inamov, Russian Federation; Lloyd Pascal, Dominica; and Ximena George-Nascimento, Chile
L-R: Claudia Cuevas Ortiz, Colombia; Sofía Panchi, Ecuador; Pablo Drouet, Ecuador; and Alejandra Torres Dromgold, Colombia
L-R: Ciara Daniels, Nancy Bennet, and Adriana Dinu, UN Development Programme (UNDP)

Participants during informal consultations

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*Event Website *5th GEF Assembly GEF Project Site Visits
*5th GEF Assembly Website *46th GEF Council Meeting Website
*5th GEF Assembly Documents *46th GEF Council Meeting Agenda
*5th GEF Assembly Timetable *46th GEF Council Meeting Documents
*5th GEF Assembly Plenary and High-level Panels *CSOs Forum Website and Documents
*5th GEF Assembly Side Events *CSOs Forum Agenda
*5th GEF Assembly Exhibits *16th meeting of the LDCF/SCCF Council Documents


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the GEF consultation meeting with CSOs, 45th meeting of the GEF Council, and 15th meeting of the LDCF/SCCF Council, 4-7 November 2013, World Bank headquarters, Washington, DC, United States of America

*IISD RS coverage of the GEF Council Consultation meeting with CSOs, 44th meeting of the GEF Council, and 14th meeting of the LDCF/SCCF Council, 17-20 June 2013, World Bank headquarters, Washington, DC, United States of America

*IISD RS coverage of the GEF Council Consultation meeting with CSOs, 43rd meeting of the GEF Council, and 13th meeting of the LDCF/SCCF Council, 13-15 November 2012, Washington, DC, United States of America

*IISD RS coverage of the GEF Council Consultation meeting with CSOs, 42nd meeting of the GEF Council, and 12th meeting of the LDCF/SCCF Council, 5-7 June 2012, Washington, DC, United States of America

*IISD RS coverage of the Forty-first meeting of the GEF Council, 7-10 November 2011, Washington, DC, United States of America

*IISD RS coverage of the Fortieth meeting of the GEF Council, 24-26 May 2011, Washington, DC, United States of America

*IISD RS coverage of the Fourth GEF Assembly, 24-28 May 2010, Punta del Este, Uruguay

*IISD RS coverage of the Third GEF Assembly, 29-30 August 2006, Cape Town, South Africa

*IISD RS coverage of the Second GEF Assembly, 16-18 October 2002, Beijing, China

*IISD RS coverage of the First GEF Assembly, 1-3 April 1998, New Delhi, India

*SDG - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development *Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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