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2011 Bangladesh Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Meeting

Place:

Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh

107 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka 1000

Phone: +880-2-811-1005

Fax: +880-2-912-7029

www.panpacific.com

Date: Sunday and Monday, 13-14 November 2011

Host: Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Organizers: Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of the Environment and Forests

General delegate level: Ministerial/Senior officials

Expected official outcome

Declaration (tbd.)

Meeting Report

Road Map of Activities

Preliminary discussion on Forum working modalities

Institutional support

DARA, Commonwealth Secretariat and UNDP

Participants

a.      Founding countries and countries that attended subsequent meeting as well as other interested vulnerable countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh (Incoming Chair), Barbados, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Kenya, Kiribati (Present Chair), Liberia, Maldives (First Chair), Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nepal, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Vietnam

Additional Invited Members (7): Afghanistan, Myanmar, Gambia, Haiti, Madagascar, Nicaragua and Papua New Guinea

b.      Observer countries : Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, DRC, European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States

c.       International institutions and actors: DARA, Club of Madrid, CBR/BeCitizen, GEF, IIED, IISD, UNDP, UNEP, UNFCCC, World Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, Secretariats of UNCCD, CBD and Ramsar Convention, ICIMOD, IUCN(BD), BRAC, BCAS, CIFF, MASDAR and few other entities.

d.     Select local and international topic experts and representatives of leading civil society organizations and private sector.

Preparatory Track Meetings

 September 2011, New York, at the sidelines of UNGA: a briefing of Forum delegations by the first chairs: Maldives/Kiribati/Bangladesh

13 November 2011, Dhaka, Bangladesh: officials pre-meeting of Forum delegations