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RI & International Organizations.
Role of the RI Representative
to UN-ESCWA.
Lebanon Awareness Seminar – 11 November 2006
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007
Michel P. Jazzar
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
Our session is divided into:
1st part: RI & International Organizations
2nd part: RI & UN
3rd part: The ESCWA
4th part: R.I Representative’s Mission
5th part: New vision for Lebanon
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
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1
part:
RI & International Organizations
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
Rotary International
appoints 17 main representatives to:
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United Nations (New York Office)
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United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)
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United Nations Human Settlements Programme
(UN-HABITAT)
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African Union (AU)
United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV)
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World Bank
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Council of Europe (CoE)
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Organization of American States (OAS)
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United Nations Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and
International Organization of Francophonie
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Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
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Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and
the Pacific (UNESCAP)
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Economic and Social Commission for Western
Asia (ESCWA)
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Economic Commission for Latin America and
the Caribbean (ECLAC)
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UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
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UN World Food Programme (WFP)
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United Nations Environmental Programme
(UNEP)
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
World Bank
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The World Bank Group is a group of five international organizations responsible for providing
finance and advice to countries for the purposes of economic development and poverty
reduction, and for encouraging and safeguarding international investment. The group and its
affiliates have their headquarters in Washington, D.C., with local offices in 124 member
countries.
The World Bank's activities are focused on developing countrie, in fields such as human
development (e.g. education, health), agriculture and rural development (e.g. irrigation, rural
services), environmental protection (e.g. pollution reduction, establishing and enforcing
regulations), infrastructure (e.g. roads, urban regeneration, electricity), and governance (e.g.
anti-corruption, legal institutions development). It provides loans at preferential rates to
member countries, as well as grants to the poorest countries. Loans or grants for specific
projects are often linked to wider policy changes in the sector or the economy.
The World Bank Group consists of
the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), established in 1945,
the International Finance Corporation (IFC), established in 1956,
the International Development Association (IDA), established in 1960,
the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), established in 1988 and
the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), established in 1966.
http://www.worldbank.org
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
Rotary & World Bank
Washington, DC, USA - September 27, 2006
Mr. Wheeler was impressed with Rotary's commitment
to eradicating polio worldwide and the very significant
resources that have been expended to date. […]
It would be advantageous for Rotarians and Rotary
Clubs to know more about the programs of the World
Bank and how they may submit proposals for funding
community projects.
Managing Director of the World Bank,
Graeme Wheeler
Robert W. Nelson, RI Representative
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
http://www.coe.int
Council of Europe
Headquarters in Strasbourg- France
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Origins and membership
The Council of Europe is the continent's oldest political organisation, founded
in 1949. It:
• groups together 46 countries, including 21 countries from Central and Eastern
Europe,
• is distinct from the 25-nation European Union, but no country has ever joined
the Union without first belonging to the Council of Europe,
Aims
The Council was set up to:
• defend human rights, parliamentary democracy and the rule of law,
• develop continent-wide agreements to standardize member countries' social
and legal practices,
• promote awareness of a European identity based on shared values and cutting
across different cultures.
Since 1989, its main job has become:
• acting as a political anchor and human rights watchdog for Europe's postcommunist democracies,
• assisting the countries of central and eastern Europe in carrying out and
consolidating political, legal and constitutional reform in parallel with economic
reform,
• providing know-how in areas such as human rights, local democracy,
education, culture and the environment.
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
L’Organisation Internationale
de la Francophonie
• Etablie en - 55 Etats Membres - 175 millions de francophones sur
les 5 continents .
• Les États et gouvernements membres de l'OIF ont choisi, pour la
prochaine décennie, de structurer le périmètre des interventions de
l'organisation autour de quatre missions, dans des domaines où
son expérience et son savoir-faire ont déjà fait leurs preuves :
• la promotion de la langue française et de la diversité culturelle et
linguistique ;
• la promotion de la paix, de la démocratie et des droits de l'Homme
• l'appui à l'éducation, la formation, l'enseignement supérieur et la
recherche ;
• le développement de la coopération au service du développement
durable et de la solidarité.
http://www.francophonie.org
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
http://www.africa-union.org
African Union
The objectives of the Union shall be to:
(a) […]
(b) […]
(c) accelerate the political and socio-economic integration of the continent;
(d) promote and defend African common positions on issues of interest to the continent
and its peoples;
(e) encourage international cooperation, taking due account of the Charter of the United
Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
(f) promote peace, security, and stability on the continent;
(g) promote democratic principles and institutions, popular participation and good
governance;
(h) promote and protect human and peoples' rights in accordance with the African
Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights and other relevant human rights instruments;
(i) […]
(j) promote sustainable development at the economic, social and cultural levels as well
as the integration of African economies;
(k) promote co-operation in all fields of human activity to raise the living standards of
African peoples;
(l) […]
(m) […]
(n) work with relevant international partners in the eradication of preventable diseases
and the promotion of good health on the continent.
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
http://www.oas.org
Organization of American States
In 1948, 21 nations of the hemisphere signed the OAS Charter, affirming their commitment to
common goals and their respect for each nation’s sovereignty. They also adopted the
American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, the first international statement of its
kind.
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the countries of the Western
Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation and advance common interests. It is the region’s
premier forum for multilateral dialogue and concerted action.
Here are some of the ways in which the OAS is making a difference:
Defending democracy
Protecting human rights
Strengthening Security
Fostering Free Trade
Combating illegal drugs
Fighting Corruption
Members: The OAS has 35 member states, the independent nations of North, Central and
South America and the Caribbean. (The government of one member state, Cuba, has been
barred from participation since 1962.). With four official languages – English, Spanish,
Portuguese and French.
Headquarters are located at Washington DC - USA
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
RI and Arab world Organizations?
• League of Arab States.
• The Gulf Cooperation Council.
• The Organization of the Islamic
Conference.
Role of preeminent Rotarians: Club/District/Zone/International ranks.
[Rotary & Non-Rotary levels]
Role of the RI Representative to UN-ESCWA & 13 States members.
Role of the District Governor.
Role of the Rotary Clubs.
Role of the RI and TRF Senior Officers.
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
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part: R.I and U.N
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
Ask RI President Bill Boyd
Q: I'd be interested to know what, if any, representation Rotary International has within
the United Nations.
Answer from Bill Boyd:
• Rotary is not a voting member of the United Nations because it is not a sovereign
state. But Rotary does hold the highest consultative status offered by the UN to a
nongovernmental organization (NGO). This status is granted only to large,
established international NGOs that have a broad geographical reach and whose
area of work covers most of the issues on the agenda of the UN Economic and Social
Council, which coordinates many UN agencies.
• Rotary maintains and furthers its relationship with the UN through Rotary's
representative network. Each year, Rotary International appoints representatives to
increase the international community's awareness and recognition of Rotary
programs and activities. Representatives attend UN and other key meetings related
to humanitarian issues, gather information about UN developments, share updates
on Rotary programs, and meet with UN officials to discuss shared concerns and
areas for potential cooperation. Rotary representatives and RI staff also coordinate
Rotary's participation in panel presentations, exhibits, and keynote speeches at major
events hosted by the UN and other international organizations.
• To learn more about Rotary's work with the United Nations, consider attending
Rotary-UN Day 4 November at the UN headquarters in New York City.
RI Interactive - Vol. 1, Issue 2 OCTOBER 2006 - http://www.rotary.org/interactive/askpresident.html
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
R.I - U.N & Commissions
• Rotary International's relationship with the
United Nations dates back to 1945, when
49 Rotarians were members of the 29
delegations to the UN Charter Conference
in San Francisco, California, USA.
• During the UN's first decade, Rotary
actively participated in UN sessions by
sending observers to major meetings and
promoting the United Nations in Rotary
publications.
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
In 1945
49 Rotary members
served in 29
delegations to the
United Nations
Charter Conference.
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
R.I - U.N & Commissions
• In addition, Rotary has maintained relations with the
UN's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) — a
principle organ of the United Nations that oversees
many specialized UN agencies, commissions, and
other bodies — since ECOSOC’s founding in 1945.
Rotary currently holds the highest consultative
status offered to a nongovernmental organization
(NGO) by ECOSOC. This status is granted only to
large, established international NGOs with a broad
geographical reach whose area of work covers most
of the issues on the agenda of ECOSOC and its
subsidiary bodies.
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
R.I - U.N & Commissions
- cont.
• Rotary also has a special historical
relationship with the UN Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO).
• In fact, it was a 1942 London Rotary
conference on international cultural and
educational exchanges that provided a key
impetus to establish UNESCO.
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
In 1942,
British Rotarians
convened a conference to plan
a world at peace. Attended by
ministers of education and
observers from around the
world, and chaired by Past RI
President Sydney W. Pascall,
the conference led to the
establishment of UNESCO in 1946.
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
Rotary, UNICEF, WHO & CDC
Rotary and UNICEF, along with the World Health Organization and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Are the spearheading partners of the Global Polio
Eradication Initiative. The Initiative is the world’s
largest ever public health endeavour, and has slashed
polio cases by more than 99 per cent since its launch
in 1988.
• With only FOUR countries yet to stop the virus, polio is
tantalizingly close to becoming the first disease of the
21st century to be eradicated.
• Rotarians around the world have also donated over
$500 million to polio eradication and advocated with
governments to give more. Never before have
individuals and the influence of the private sector
played such a core role in a global public health effort.
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
R.I - U.N & Commissions
- cont.
• Rotary currently maintains and furthers its
relationship with a number of UN bodies,
programs, commissions, and agencies
through Rotary's Representative Network.
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
R.I and the Millennium
Development Goals [MDGs]
By the year 2015, all the 191 UN Member State pledged to meet these goals.
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Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education
Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
Goal 5: Improve maternal health
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability
Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development
http://www.unmillenniumproject.org/goals/index.htm
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
Débats ~ ECOSOC
• Reprenant aujourd’hui l’examen des nouvelles demandes
d’admission au statut consultatif auprès du Conseil économique et
social (ECOSOC)*, le Comité chargé des organisations non
gouvernementales (ONG) a recommandé l’octroi du statut
consultatif spécial aux organisations…
• Poursuivant l’examen des rapports quadriennaux soumis par les
organisations dotées du statut consultatif spécial ou général auprès
du Conseil économique et social (ECOSOC), le Comité chargé des
ONG a pris note aujourd’hui des rapports des 15 ONG suivantes:
[…] RI […].
• * Conseil économique et social
Communiqué de presse - ONG/496 - Comité chargé des ONG - 4ème et 5ème
séances – matin et après-midi - 07/05/2003
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
Débats ~ ECOSOC
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Le Comité a décidé, au terme d’un long débat, de reporter l’examen du
rapport quadriennal de «Human Rights Watch», soucieux de répondre aux
préoccupations de certaines délégations. En effet, les représentants de
l’Iran, de la Chine, de Cuba, du Zimbabwe, du Soudan et de l’Inde, tout en
reconnaissant le travail remarquable en faveur des droits de l’homme
réalisé par cette ONG, lui ont reproché parfois de manquer d’objectivité. Ils
ont donc souhaité des informations sur les critères que cette ONG utilise
pour choisir et sélectionner ses représentants, la nature de ses travaux
ainsi que leur localisation.
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Le Comité a décidé de reporter l’examen de la demande d ’admission au
statut consultatif de l’ONG «Anti-violence Center» à la demande du
Pakistan qui a souhaité des informations complémentaires.
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Conseil économique et social
Communiqué de presse - ONG/496 - Comité chargé des ONG - 4ème et 5ème séances – matin
et après-midi - 07/05/2003
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
Rotary & UN
Interview of the UN SG Kofi Anan in “The Rotarian” # August 2003
• What do you think are the specific strengths that Rotary
offers in relationship with the UN? In what ways is Rotary
well-suited to work with the UN?
• Rotary has helped the United Nations in much of
its work in dealing with health crises around the
world. Most recently, we were grateful to learn of
Rotary International's success in raising more than
$88 million over the past year to continue polio
eradication efforts. Rotary has the ability to
organize campaigns to mobilize support for some
of the worthiest causes that exist, and that makes
Rotary a precious resource.
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
21 November, 2006
forum on
General Assembly and NGO Relations
In the 2005 World Summit Outcome Document, World leaders
welcomed the positive contributions of local authorities, the private
sector and civil society, including non-governmental organizations,
to the work of the United Nations and encouraged the continued
dialogue between these actors and Member States.
The Office of the President of the 61st Session of the General
Assembly and the United Nations Foundation are convening
this forum to provide an opportunity for an informal dialogue
between Member States and nongovernmental organizations
on the future of the relationship between nongovernmental
organizations and the General Assembly.
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
“INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR THE REFORM OF
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS”
“DIALOGUES BETWEEN DIFFERENT LEVELS OF GOVERNANCE AND
CIVIL SOCIETY ACTORS”
ILO – Geneva
20 & 21 November 2006
I read the document of Ambassadors Lovald and Jenie with interest. It holds very
interesting information.
But I was not able to find a concrete definition of the NGO that the UNO wanted to
recognize as negociator, nor the necessary principles for this recognition.
In my opinion, as I said it during our meeting in Evanston, such as a definition as
well as principles are necessary to organize a profitable representation of the NGO
in the UNO debates.
These principles could be :
1. representativeness
2. independence
3. transparency (statuts, management organs, financing)
4. competence.
Gilbert Coutau – RI Representative to UN-Geneva
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
The Millennium Declaration and the final document of the
United Nations World Summit in 2005 state, “We are
determined to establish a just and lasting peace all over
the world in accordance with the purposes and principles of
the Charter […] We recommit ourselves to actively
protecting and promoting all human rights, the rule of law
and democracy […]”.
We therefore raise the following question:
What really operative reforms and measures to attain
these objectives must we introduce into the Security
Council, the recently created Human Rights Council
and the General Assembly itself, and how?
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
Today, Rotary maintains close relationships with
many UN agencies. RI’s representatives to the UN in New
York host an annual Rotary Day at the United Nations to
celebrate this partnership for peace.
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
Rotary Day at the United Nations 2006
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Rotary members and their guests were invited to attend Rotary Day at the United
Nations 4 November in New York.
The theme is “The Unfinished Business of Rotary” and will involve presentations and
panel discussions addressing key humanitarian issues.
Speakers include United Nations officials,
representatives from key nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and
Rotary International leaders.
The event is sponsored each year by the
RI Representatives to the United Nations
in New York.
For the third year running, there will be a
separate youth program for students of
high-school age.
PDG Brad Jenkins, RI Representative to the United
Nations in New York
Discussion topics include hunger, water,
health, and literacy.
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DAY
AT THE UNITED NATIONS
9:30 AM
WELCOME TO THE UNITED NATIONS
H. Bradley Jenkins, RI Representative to the United Nations
GREETINGS
Juan Carlos Brandt, Chief, DPI-NGO Section
9:50 AM
“LEAD THE WAY”
Bill Boyd, President Rotary International
10:00 AM
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Margareta Wahlstrom
Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs
and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator.
H. Bradley Jenkins., Moderator
RI Representative to the United Nations
10:35 AM
LITERACY PANEL
Helene-Marie Gosselin
Director, UNESCO office in New York
“Socially Conscious Coffee”
Martin Postma, President, RC of Westminster, CO
Sylvan M. Barnet Jr., Moderator
Alternate RI Representative to the United Nations
11:25am
WATER PANEL
Dr. Roberto Lenton
Senior Advisor, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
“Ethiopia Water Projects”
David Spicer, Past President
Rotary Club of University District, WA
Ezra Teshome, Past President
Rotary Club of University District, WA
Doris Lewis Sargeant, Moderator
Alternate RI Representative to the United Nations
12:15 PM
Wilfred J. Wilkinson, President-elect, Rotary International
Luis Vicente Giay, Chairman, The Rotary Foundation
H.E. Mr. Ahmed Al Haddad, Ambassador/Chef de Cabinet
Office of the President of the 61st Session of the UN General Assembly
“United Nations Update”
Gillian Sorensen
Senior Advisor, The United Nations Foundation
1:00 PM
LUNCH AND TOURS
2:30 PM
HEALTH PANEL
Bunmi Makinwa, Director
UNAIDS
“Safe Blood for Africa”
Warren Kaufman, President
Rotary Club of Carmel Valley, CA
Joan J. Fyfe, Moderator
Alternate RI Representative to the United Nations
3:15 PM
HUNGER PANEL
Oscar Avalle
Special Representative of the World Bank to the UN
“Crisis in Niger”
Janice S. Chambers, Senior Editor
The Rotarian
James A. Spencer, Moderator
Alternate RI Representative to the United Nations
3:58 PM
CONCLUDING REMARKS
H. Bradley Jenkins, RI Representative to the United Nations
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
Rotary International UN Day - November 4, 2006
Presenters
OSCAR A. AVALLE is the Acting Special
representative of the World Bank to the United Nations
WILLIAM B. BOYD, President Rotary International
JUAN CARLOS BRANDT, a national of Venezuela, is
the Chief of the Non Governmental Organizations
(NGOs) in the Department of Public Information.
HELENE-MARIE GOSSELIN A history graduate
She joined United Nations in 1979. [UNICEF]
ROBERTO LENTON is Senior Advisor at the
Earth Institute at Columbia University. From 1995 to
2000, he was Director of UNDP’s Sustainable Energy
and Environment Division in New York .
BUNMI MAKINWA is the Director of UNAIDS New York
Office.
MARTIN POSTMA is President of the Rotary Club of
Westminster 7:10, District 5450.
EZRA TESHOME – Ethiopia, Because of his
remarkable effort and achievement, in 2004 Ezra was
recognized as Rotarian of the Year by Rotary D.5030
MAGARETA WAHLSTROM Assistant SecretaryGeneral for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency
Relief Coordinator.
JANICE S. CHAMBERS is an award-winning
journalist and essayist who traveled to Niger for RI.
LUIS VICENTE GIAY Chairman of The Rotary
Foundation.
WARREN KAUFMAN Group Study Exchange Team
Leader to Nigeria, Africa.
GILLIAN SORENSEN. She is Senior Adviser at the
United Nations Foundation.
DAVID SPICER has practiced law for 26 years.
WILFRED J. WILKINSON, President-elect Rotary
International
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
ROTARY & UNCHS (UN-HABITAT)
• The United Nations Centre for Human
Settlements was established in 1978. The
agency has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
• UN-Habitat’s mission is to promote socially and
environmentally sustainable human
settlements development and achievement of
adequate shelter for all.
PDG Sam F. Owori, RI representative
to the UN-HABITAT.
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
Thèse de doctorat
• GOUSSET Sandrine
• Institution de rattachement : Université de La Rochelle
• Statut : Doctorante en seconde année de thèse de
Science Politique
• Colloque International de la Rochelle – Avril 2001
• “ONG et action humanitaire : entre militantisme
transnational et action publique: Le Rotary
International, une ONG humanitaire ?”
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
Publications:
1998 Maroc (*)
« La question de la place que les ONG sont de plus
appelées à occuper dans l’espace public du
développement, reste entièrement posée dans le cas
d’un pays en développement comme le Maroc. Les
nombreuses contraintes économiques, sociales et
politiques poussent à une ouverture nécessaire et
incontournable à l’égard de la société civile. »
(*) Mohamed Brahimi, Les associations au Maroc: cadre juridique, Actes du séminaire sur la participation communautaire à la gestion des
services publics locaux, Rabat 24 décembre 1997, Publication du Centre de documentation des collectivités locales, 1998.
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What others are saying about Rotary
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"Rotary's PolioPlus Program is a shining example of the achievements made possible
by cooperation between the United Nations and non-governmental organizations."
— Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations
"Thank you, Rotary, for recognizing that a world without polio is possible. You have
been the catalyst for the world to accept and carry out the challenge of eradicating
polio from the earth."
— Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
"The volunteerism exemplified by Rotary International is an engine for renewal and
change in every society-- and it is that same volunteer spirit, rooted in compassion
and a profound sense of responsibility to our fellow human beings, that offers so
much hope for the future, beginning with children."
— Carol Bellamy, Executive Director, UNICEF
"Long ago, you created awareness, and took action. If I could, I would give each of
you who have been involved in this monumental campaign a Champion award. “
— Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director General, WHO
"I would be proud and enthusiastic to be associated with Rotary in any way."
— Ted Turner, former head of Turner Broadcasting
"I admire the Rotary promise to solve problems that destroy lives and trample dreams
and human potential."
— Her Majesty Queen Noor Al-Hussein of Jordan
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
Promoting Rotary's
cooperative relationships
Rotary International's Public and External Relations
Department was developed to help maintain and
improve the collaboration that has fueled world-changing
programs like PolioPlus. External Relations focuses on
extending Rotary's outreach to the international
community by:
• Supporting Rotary's Representative Network with the
United Nations and other organizations
• Promoting Rotary programs and activities by organizing
keynote speeches, panel presentations, and exhibits at
major international events
• Educating the United Nations and nongovernmental
organizations (NGOs) about community-level
cooperative relationship opportunities with Rotary.
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
Rotary International
appoints 17 main representatives to:
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United Nations Human Settlements
Programme (UN-HABITAT)
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African Union (AU)
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World Bank
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Organization of American States (OAS)
United Nations Educational, Scientific
and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and
Francophonie
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Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
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Economic Commission for Europe
(UNECE)
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UN Food and Agriculture Organization
(FAO)
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Economic and Social Commission for
Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
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World Food Programme (WFP)
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Economic and Social Commission for
Western Asia (ESCWA)
United Nations Environmental
Programme (UNEP)
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Economic Commission for Latin America
and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
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United Nations (New York Office)
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United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)
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United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV)
Council of Europe (CoE)
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
Role of the RI Representatives
Rotary International appoints representatives each year to increase
awareness and recognition of Rotary's programs, policies, and
activities within the international community. Representatives meet
regularly with officers and staff from international organizations to:
• Discuss parallel concerns and potential areas for
cooperation.
• Inform organizations about Rotary programs.
• Gather information about organizational.
developments and opportunities for local-level
cooperation.
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
RI Representative Resources:
1- RI President
2- RI General Secretary
3- RI UN-Liaison Staff
4- RI's Public and External Relations Department
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Relations between all R.I Representatives
Share the bi-annual meeting at RI headquarters.
Connected to the Rotary Group’s email.
Exchange of information and experience.
Give advices and suggestions.
Are valuable resource at the UN or NGO.
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Information on the spot …
on Tuesday, November 07, 2006 9:33 AM
Q: Who are the nominees for WHO’s director other then Bernard Kouchner?
Michel
on Wednesday, November 08, 2006 4:53 PM
A: Mrs. Margaret Chan (China, vice-general director) is appointed by the
Executive Committee WHO as new General Director (trice) . The General
Assembly will ratify the choice next Thursday the 9 November.
Best regards
Gilbert Coutau – RI Rep Geneva
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part: The UN-ESCWA
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UN-ESCWA’s establishment
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The Economic Commission for Western Asia (ECWA) was established by
Economic and Social Council resolution 1818 (LV) of 9 August 1973
In 1985, the Commission was redesignated the Economic and Social
Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
ESCWA is a part of the Secretariat of the United Nations and is one of the
five regional commissions:
the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE),
the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP),
the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
The administrative budget of ESCWA is funded from the financial resources of the
United Nations, the major portion of which comes from the contributions of member
States. Additional financial resources from outside the regular budget, which are used
to implement specific projects in accordance with agreements reached with
governmental and non-governmental donors.
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ESCWA Countries
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Bahrain
Egypt
Iraq
Syria
Yemen
Saudi Arabia
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Kuwait
Lebanon
Oman
Palestine
UAE
Jordan
Qatar
Underlined are countries belonged to RI District 2450
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Functions and organization
The secretariat of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia:
(a) Promotes economic and social development through regional and
subregional cooperation and integration;
(b) Serves as the main economic and social development forum within the
United Nations system for the ESCWA region;
(c) Supports the development by its member States of norms and standards
that facilitate economic relations and integration within the region and into the
world economy;
(d) Undertakes research and analysis and promotes policy measures for the
economic and social development of member States;
(e) Gathers and disseminates information and data relating to the economic
and social development of the region;
(f) Organizes conferences and intergovernmental and expert group meetings
and sponsors training workshops, symposia and seminars;
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Functions and organization – cont.
(g) Formulates and promotes development assistance activities and
projects commensurate with the needs and priorities of the region,
acts as an executing agency for relevant operational projects and
provides technical advisory services and project-specific
consultations to Governments, intergovernmental organizations and
non-governmental organizations;
(h) Coordinates ESCWA activities with those of the major departments/
offices of the United Nations at Headquarters, as well as specialized
agencies and intergovernmental organizations, such as the League
of Arab States, the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Organization of
the Islamic Conference, with a view to ensuring maximum
complementarity and synergy;
(i) Provides substantive and secretariat services and documentation for
ESCWA and its subsidiary bodies.
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ESCWA Divisions
• Statistics Coordination Unit
• Globalization and Regional Integration
Division
• Information and Communication Technology
Division
• Sustainable Development and Productivity
Division
• Economic Analysis Division
• Social Development Division
• Programme Planning and Technical
Cooperation Division
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ESCWA agreements
- Cooperation with the ESCWA members is effected
through several mechanisms, among them general
bilateral agreements such as:
-memorandums of understanding
-and letters of agreement,
- specific agreements for funding or the joint execution of
projects and other activities in support of programmed
activities, supplementary funding and substantive
support for programmed activities to facilitate expansion
in scope and coverage, joint position papers, joint task
forces, joint units and inter-agency coordination.
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ESCWA Organizational chart
www.escwa.gov.lb
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
Executive Secretary - Ms. Mervat M. Tallawy
On 22 November 2000, Ms. Mervat M. Tallawy, of
Egypt, was appointed by UN Secretary-General Kofi
Annan as ESCWA Executive Secretary at the level of
Under Secretary-General.
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Tallawy was SecretaryGeneral of the National Council for Women in Egypt.
She served as Minister for Insurance and Social
Affairs of Egypt (1997-1999) after a long and
distinguished career in foreign affairs and public
service.
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Office of the Executive Secretary
• Ms. Mervat Tallawy
Executive Secretary, OES
+961-1-978802
tallawy@un.org
• Mr. Khaled Gelal AbdelHamid
Secretary of Commission,
+961-1-978845
osc-contact@un.org
• Miss Mirvat Abu-Khalil
Special Assistant to the Executive Secretary,
Liaison with RI representative,
mirvatak@yahoo.com
abu-khalilm@un.org
+961-1-981301  11 & +961- 03.848512
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www.escwa.org.lb
P.O. Box 11-8575, Riad el-Solh Square,
Beirut, Lebanon.
Tel: (961-1) 981301
Fax: (961-1) 981510
Satellite Tel via NY HQ: 1(212) 963-9731
Satellite Fax via NY HQ: 1(212) 963-9732
E-mail: webmaster-escwa@un.org
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R.I Representative’s Mission
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Role of the RI Representative?
Rotary International appoints representatives each year to increase
awareness and recognition of Rotary's programs, policies, and
activities within the international community. Representatives meet
regularly with officers and staff from international organizations to:
• Discuss parallel concerns and potential areas for
cooperation.
• Inform organizations about Rotary programs.
• Gather information about organizational.
developments and opportunities for local-level
cooperation.
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RI representatives to ESCWA
Year 2004-2006: PDG Tawfiq Kawar [RC Amman
– Jordan]
- Participation to Seminars & Meetings at
ESCWA.
- “Rotary and UN Day” – Lecture on 26
November 2004 [organized by the RLI Lebanon
Division].
Year 2006-…: PAG Michel P. Jazzar [RC ZghartaZawié - Lebanon]
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Go for global…
Think Global.
Look Global.
Act Global.
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My Mission will follow
this successfully equation
V+G+S = M
Vision + Goals + Strategy = Mission
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RI Representative UN-ESCWA 2006-2007
Mission
Work to enhance Rotary’s visibility
within the international community.
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RI Representative UN-ESCWA 2006-2007
Vision
Strengthen relations between RI, District
2450, Rotary Clubs, Rotarians
and ESCWA.
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RI Representative UN-ESCWA 2006-2007
Goals
The cooperation between the Rotary Clubs of District 2450 and ESCWA can follow up one, some or all of the following clauses in each level:
On International Level
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1-Seek to acquire a scholarship from Rotary International Institution thru
joint funding for 3 months to specialize in a Thai university
(Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok) a special three-month course in
peace studies, conflict resolution and mediation training aimed at middle
and upper-level managers in governments, non-governmental
organizations, and private corporations.
2-Link both parties' internet site with each other to enable the visitor to
know our goals and joint activities (The Rotary International implemented
this according to my request)
[http://www.rotary.org/aboutrotary/other_orgs/network.html]
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
RI Representative UN-ESCWA 2006-2007
Goals
- Cont.
The cooperation between the Rotary Clubs of District 2450 and ESCWA can follow up one, some or all of the following clauses in each level:
On International Level
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3-Apply for one candidate, within the RI District 2450, as scholar
to one of the six Rotary Centers: The Rotary Foundation has
partnered with six leading universities around the world to
establish the Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace
and conflict resolution. Each year, Rotary will select up to 60
fellows to study at one of the six Rotary Centers worldwide. The
selected Rotary World Peace Fellows will begin two-year
master's-level degree programs in conflict resolution, peace
studies, and international relations. Each Rotary district may
nominate one candidate for the selection process [Almost 500
applications are raised annually].
4-Yearly subscription to “The Rotarian” which issues will be sent
monthly to the ESCWA Executive Secretary, starting November
2006.
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RI Representative UN-ESCWA 2006-2007
Goals
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The cooperation between the Rotary Clubs of District 2450 and ESCWA can follow up one, some or all of the following clauses in each level:
On RI District 2450 Level
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5-Attending the symposiums and the conferences of common
interest according to an official invitation from one of the two
parties: participating as a lecturer or an observer, and submit a
report to both organizations.
6-Organize – in Beirut - a joint symposium under the title "United
Nations and Rotary Peace Day" along the week of the 23rd of
February 2007, during which common interests are to be
announced.
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RI Representative UN-ESCWA 2006-2007
Goals
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The cooperation between the Rotary Clubs of District 2450 and ESCWA can follow up one, some or all of the following clauses in each level:
On Country Level (e.g. Lebanon
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7-Invite high officers from ESCWA to Rotary clubs in Lebanon to
lecture about matters related to your honorable committee, in
order to enlighten and spread knowledge about your activities.
8-Seek the creation of joint projects between ESCWA and its
branches and Rotary clubs in order to spread knowledge, fight
poverty, develop women's capacities and enforce youth training…
9-Seek to provide an annual scholarship for university
specialization in Lebanon in the field of "Peaceful Negotiation and
Solving Conflicts", funded by Rotary clubs in Lebanon, from which
a Lebanese university student may benefits. [It is also possible to
generalize this scholarship on all the countries of District 2450.]
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RI Representative UN-ESCWA 2006-2007
Strategy [Puzzle]
The cooperation between the Rotary Clubs of District 2450 and ESCWA can follow up one, some or all of the following clauses in each level:
Goals cannot be implemented without the collaboration of:
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Teamwork [advisors],
RI & TRF senior officers,
Rotary District officers,
Rotary officers on clubs’ level.
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What it’s implemented till now?
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Personal web page on RI & ESCWA
http://riescwa.hautetfort.com
RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar
Direct link to ESCWA
on the RI website
http://www.rotary.org/aboutrotary/other_orgs/network.html
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Visit to the Executive Secretary
5 October 2006
Dr/Ms Mervat Tellawy
Approval for the above 9 points of my
mission statement.
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RI Representatives’ meeting
at Evanston 17-18 October 2006
Approval for the organization
of the Rotary-UN Peace Day
week of 23 February 2007
During the DTTS 2007
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Subscription to “ The Rotarian”
A monthly issue of “The Rotarian”
magazine will be sent , starting November
2006, to the ESCWA Executive Officer .
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Next ?
“Rotary and UN Peace Day” session
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Date: week 23 of February 2007
Venue: UN-House – ESCWA –Beirut
Program: Millennium Development Goals
Participation: opened to District 2450 countries
Lecturers: District 2450, RI or TRF, ESCWA.
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5th part: A new vision for
Lebanon Rotary Clubs
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Short term project
with ESWCA Departments or Agencies
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Rotary Scholarship
• Funding whole or part to cover expenses
• TRF covers the other part
• Scholarship for 3 months only – 7500$US
• Consideration at the Trustee TRF
meeting
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“We ask that you contact various agencies
and departments at the Economic
Commission For Western Asia – ESCWABeirut to discuss their interest in sending
their employees to participate in a shortterm conflict resolution studies program,
and if it would be prepared to provide
funding in whole or part to cover their
employees expenses.”
Harvey Newcomb III, Manager. Educational Programs
Return the completed survey to Harvey Newcomb, Educational Programs Manager,
The Rotary Foundation, fax (USA) 847-866-0934.
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Middle & Long Terms
Announcement
at the
2008 District Conference
in Beirut?
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Rotary Clubs Lebanon
Annual Scholarship
for Conflict Resolution
“RCs Lebanon & Partners Scholarship”
Rotary Clubs of Lebanon
Lebanese University
UN- ESCWA
Bank
Industry
Newspaper
T.V Station
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What Rotary can do with ESCWA?
• Yearly session of common interests: “Rotary-UN Peace
Day”
• Exchange of information.
• Internet communication: Websites links.
• Inviting ESCWA’s staff as lecturers : Clubs, District
Conference, Institute, International Convention.
• Vocational projects: MicroCredits [RLF].
• Community projects: Youth, women, handicapped…
• International projects: Sending employees to
participate in a short-term conflict resolution studies
program, and long term “Lebanon RCs scholarship”.
• Resources: human, surveys…
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Be proud that…
Lebanon was one of the UN
charter’s countries.
Rotary International is a
worldwide NGO’s leader.
Rotary in Lebanon is at the
top list of effective NGO’s.
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Be proud …
and …
ACT
by leading the way!
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RI Representative to UN-ESCWA 2006-2007 - Michel P. Jazzar