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United Nations Development Programme Civil Society Organizations Advisory Committee (UNDP-CSO) "was set up in 2000 to provide advice to senior management on programme and policy directions, advocacy efforts, and strategic CSO/UNDP initiatives and activities.

"The Committee, which meets once a year in New York, is composed of civil society leaders from around the world." [1]

Committee Members (2005)

Accessed August 2007: [2]

  • Sunila Abeysekera, Executive Director Inform, Human Rights Documentation Centre (Sri Lanka)
  • Charles Abugre, Executive Director Integrated Social Development Centre, ISODEC (Ghana)
  • Hizkias Assefa, Director African Peace Building and Reconciliation Network (Kenya)
  • Peter Bakvis, Director, Washington Office International Confederation of Trade Unions (ICFTU) and associated Global Union Federations (Belgium)
  • Roberto Bissio, Coordinator Social Watch (Uruguay)
  • John Cavanagh, Director Institute for Policy Studies (United States)
  • Candido Grzybowski, Director Instituto Brasileiro de Análises Sociais e Econômicas, IBASE (Brazil)
  • David Gzirishvilli, Board Member Partnership for Social Initiatives, PSI (Georgia)
  • Martin Khor, Director Third World Network, TWN (Malaysia)
  • Greetje Lubbi, Chair Jubilee Netherlands (The Netherlands)
  • Sunita Narain, Deputy Director Centre for Science and Environment, CSE (India)
  • Amanda Romero-Medina, Quaker Representative for the Andean Region American Friends Service Committee (Colombia)
  • Ziad Abdel Samad, Executive Director Arab NGO Network for Development, ANND (Lebanon)
  • Gita Sen, Research Coordinator on the Political Economy of Globalization Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era, DAWN (India)
  • Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Executive Director Tebtebba Foundation, Indigenous Peoples' International Centre for Policy Research and Education (Philippines)

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  1. UNDP and civil society organizations, UNDP, accessed August 17, 2007.
  2. Committee Members (2005), UNDP-CSO, accessed August 17, 2007.