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How to lobby at intergovernmental meetings /
by Felix Dodds with Michael Strauss.
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London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan Publications, 2004.
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p. cm.
ISBN
1844070743 (pbk.)
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London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan Publications, 2004.
isbn
1844070743 (pbk.)
catalogue key
5126874
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Felix Dodds is executive director of the Stakeholder Forum for Our Common Future, London. Michael Strauss is founder and executive director of Earth Media, New York
Reviews
Review Quotes
'An invaluable tool for anyone wishing to understand and contribute effectively to the competition of good ideas that intergovernmental meetings should be.' -- Paul Hohnen, former Strategic Director, Greenpeace International 'A must for anyone involved in international politics.' -- Lucien Royer, Director of Occupational Health, Safety and Environment, Global Union 'Even for the representative of an industry that is said to have excellent lobbying skills, this book provides useful insights into the mechanisms of global institutions.' -- Andreas Seiter, Head of Stakeholder Relations, Novartis 'Encapsulates the essence of action for the aspirant multi-lateralist...A roadmap for social justice warriors!' -- Tony Simpson, Lawyer in International Human Rights and Environmental Law 'Felix Dodds is the Milo Minderbinder of the stakeholder world' -- Alex Kirby, BBC
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Summaries
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Organizations spend considerable resources taking staff to international meetings, often without understanding how these meetings work. This book is a unique guide on how to participate and be heard at intergovernmental meetings, whether as a stakeholder or a governmental official. It contains a wealth of essential reference material including tips for navigating the intergovernmental hot spots of New York and Geneva, lists of UN commissions, conferences and permanent missions, contact details of key international organizations, NGOs and stakeholder groups and useful web addresses. If you have never lobbied or just want to have a better understanding of how the intergovernmental governance process works, this book is the essential resource to make your work much easier.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This is a guide on how to lobby at intergovernmental meetings, whether as a stakeholder or a government official. The guide will take the reader through preparing ideas, consulting with others, helping to understand how governments prepare and how to understand the terms used in these meetings.
Main Description
'Felix Dodds is the Milo Minderbinder of the stakeholder world!'Alex Kirby, BBC'An invaluable tool for anyone wishing to understand and contribute effectively to the competition of good ideas that intergovernmental meetings should be'Paul Hohnen, former Strategic Director, Greenpeace International'...the book is a valuable resource for people willing to understand the practice of international negotiation and for those preparing to be influential negotiators.'Political Studies ReviewOrganizations spend considerable resources taking staff to international meetings, often without understanding how these meetings work. This book is a unique guide on how to participate and be heard at intergovernmental meetings, whether as a stakeholder or a government official. It contains a wealth of essential reference material including tips for navigating the intergovernmental hot spots of New York and Geneva, lists of UN commissions, conferences and permanent missions, contact details of key international organizations, NGOs and stakeholder groups and useful web addresses. If you have never lobbied or just want to have a better understanding of how the intergovernmental governance process works, this book is the essential resource to make your work much easier.
Table of Contents
List of Figures, Tables and Boxesp. vii
About the Authorsp. viii
Forewordp. x
Prefacep. xi
Key Messagesp. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xv
List of Acronyms, Abbreviations and General Termsp. xvi
So Why Is This Important to My Organization?p. 1
Introductionp. 1
Why Attend a UN Commission, Convention, Conference or Summit Meeting?p. 6
International Contextp. 10
Progress in Involving Stakeholdersp. 10
Preparationp. 17
Tools To Prepare: Scenario-building and SWOT Analysesp. 17
National Preparationsp. 20
Global Preparationsp. 25
Innovationsp. 33
How To Attend and Participate in UN Meetingsp. 36
How To Be Effectivep. 39
Before You Arrivep. 39
At the UN Meetingp. 40
Follow-upp. 44
The Negotiations: Some Tipsp. 45
NGO/Stakeholder Papers and Statementsp. 47
Structure of a Documentp. 58
So You Want To Be an Activist?p. 60
Agreements, Charters, Conventions, Declarations, Protocols and Treatiesp. 62
The World of Bracketsp. 67
Terms in Negotiationsp. 68
Media Campaigningp. 69
How To Get There and Where To Stayp. 76
Getting Around Geneva and New Yorkp. 76
Staying in Geneva and New Yorkp. 79
Important Informationp. 83
Permanent Missions to the UN in Geneva and New Yorkp. 83
Maps of the UN in Geneva and New Yorkp. 121
UN Addresses in Geneva and New Yorkp. 123
Useful Web Resourcesp. 126
List of Key Countries To Lobbyp. 126
NGO Issue Caucuses and Stakeholder Groupsp. 129
UN Commissions and Conferencesp. 142
UN Commissionsp. 142
UN Conferences and Summitsp. 149
Notesp. 159
Referencesp. 162
Indexp. 163
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