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  10th Global Civil Society Forum 

GCSF-10 Photo Coverage 

14 February 
15 February 
Briefing Note of GCSF-10

ENB coverage of UNEP GC-25 

10th Session of the  
Global Civil Society Forum 

14-15 February 2009 | Nairobi, Kenya

Highlights for Sunday, 15 February 2009

The 10th Global Civil Society Forum (GCSF-10), took place from 14-15 February 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya prior to the 25th UNEP Governing Council /Global Ministerial Environment Forum scheduled. The aim of the GCSF is to provide a platform for exchange and consultation on key environmental issues to be addressed by the Member States during UNEPís GC/GMEF, and to facilitate Major Groupsí contribution to the GC/GMEF and other international environmental fora. Issues on the agenda include globalization and the environment, and the chemical a agenda relating to mercury.

Above photo: Festive atmosphere abound the GCSF-10 session at UNEP headquarters.

Above photos: NGO participants of GCFS-10

Bird's eye view of the GCSF-10 plenary session.

GCFS-10 was Chaired by Lucien Royer with Mildred Mkandla as Vice-Chair. Participants in informal consultations.


Participants from Tunza. UNON staff with a ready smile.

L-R: ABS Co-Chairs Fernando Casas and Tim Hodges in conversation with ENB writer Asheline Appleton

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GCSF-10 photo coverage:

14 February - 15 February 

GC-25 Related Links

UNEP website for the 25th Session of the Governing Council/ Global Ministerial Environment Forum
Official GC-25 Documents: Working documents
Official GC-25 Documents: Information documents 
Notification by the Executive Director
Overview of GC/GMEF
Information for Participants

Pre-Session Events

Official website: 10th Global Civil Society Forum (GCSF-10)
Network of Women Ministers and Leaders for the Environment (NWMLE)
Exhibition: Green Technology Tent

Links to IISD RS Resources

IISD RS coverage of the 10th Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GCSS-10/GMEF), 20-22 February 2007, Principality of Monaco
IISD RS coverage of the 9th Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GCSS-10/GMEF), 4-9 February 2006, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

IISD RS coverage of the GC-25, 16-19 February 2009, Nairobi, Kenya
IISD RS coverage of the GC-24, 4-9 February 2007, Nairobi, Kenya
IISD RS coverage of the GC-23, 21-25 February 2005, Nairobi, Kenya
IISD RS coverage of meetings on Biodiversity and Wildlife
IISD RS coverage of meetings on Chemicals Management
IISD RS coverage of meetings on Climate and Atmosphere 
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