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1 Judith T. Wagner OMEP Representative UN Economic and Social Council OMEP at UN 2013

2 History OMEP is NGO 11 – the 11 th non-governmental organization to gain consultative status with the United Nations in 1948 through our relationship with UNESCO. CATEGORIES: Roster, Special, and General

3 OMEP Designees for 2013 UN New York Headquarters Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson Carol R. Darcy*, Main Representative Kate Kolchin*, Jean Simpson, and Judith Wagner Department of Public Information (DPI) Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson Maria Pia Belloni and Jerry Aldridge Amber Eriksson, Youth Representative

4 Primary goal for 2013 New York Team Goal : Increase OMEP’s visibility and status in global policy-making and implementation Why : To strengthen our position as advocates for young children’s wellbeing, rights, and education

5 Strategies (1) Demystify procedures for involvement (2) Improve communication/information flow (3) Increase OMEP’s participation in NGO committees (4) Increase the number of OMEP representatives at important UN and UNICEF events (5) Strengthen relationships at the UN/UNICEF (6) Strengthen networks and partnerships

6 2013 Focus Influence decision-makers to include early childhood development, care, and education as an unambiguous priority in the Post-2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

7 OMEP’s Role in Promoting ECD/ECEC on Post-2015 Agenda (1) Country consultations (2) OMEP You Tube videos in English, French, Spanish, and Chinese (3) Position statement from World OMEP/published (4) OMEP response to High Level Panel (5) Side Event: High-level Panel on Post-2015 Global Policy Early Childhood Development as a Foundation for Sustainable Development (December 12, 2013)

8 OMEP Representatives’ Activities NGO Committee on the Family OMEP reps responsible for planning and leading programs, including presentations by OMEP members OMEP rep serves on Executive Committee and nominating committee NGO Committee on Migration OMEP rep chairs the Working Group on Child Migration NGO Committee on Education Side Events: December 2013 & February 2014

9 Projects: ZIP and KIP Za’atari Intervention Project (ZIP) Kenya Intervention Project (KIP)

10 ZIP & KIP: Recent Developments New York Red Cross: Exploring the possibility of adapting the materials for crisis shelters in New York City.

11 Collaborations, Networking, Initiatives OMEP rep (Maria Pia) participated in 2013 High Level Dialogue (HLD) on International Migration and Development Strengthened networks with many organizations, especially through collaborations on co-sponsored events and co-authored position statements

12 2014 Representatives ECOSOC: Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson, Main Representative Judith Wagner, Jerry Aldridge, Jean Simpson, Gaby Fujimoto PDI: Maggie Koong, Maria Pia Belloni, Grace Jepkemboi Youth : Amber Eriksson, Swetha Mummini

13 Looking ahead… 2014 and Beyond Continue with 2013 goals and strategies Maintain better records; monthly reports Develop task guidelines for representatives Engage more members in NY and vicinity Increase awareness of OMEP’s role at the UN Develop plan for involvement at UN Geneva and Vienna headquarters Change OMEP’s status from Roster to Special

14 Presentation on OMEP at UN Please attend the informational presentation on OMEP at the United Nations Thursday at 4:15 in Boole 3


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