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International Synergy Institute
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    Role: United Nations Representative
    Active participation in, and monitoring of, the proceedings of the Commission on Sustainable Development, the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Convention on Desertification, the Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, the World Summit for Social Development, the International Conference on Population and Development, the Fourth World Conference on Women and the Open-Ended Working Group on the Review of Arrangements for Consultations with Non-Governmental Organizations; in all these proceedings, this involved a leadership role in promoting the compilation and dissemination of documents in electronic format -- on disk and via electronic communications -- and the provision of support in the use of information and communication technology by representatives of non-governmental organizations participating in the above proceedings.
Baltimore, MD
1992.01-1995.06
    Documents
    Da Zi Bao: An Interactive Process - Messages from Roots of the Future, International NGO Conference
    A database-generated compilation of all the Da Zi Bao messages published at the Roots of the Future NGO Conference in Paris, organized by keyword. The compilation provides a clear identification of the critical issues - and the diversity of perspectives - that were of concern to NGOs in the UNCED process.
          habitat.igc.org/dazibao/compile.pdf

Brussels, Belgium
1992.01
    Da Zi Bao: Global Structures Convocation
    Seven one-sided issues - in six different colours - of Da Zi Bao. The issues were sold for 25 cents apiece, and revenue from sales more than covered the immediate material costs of production.

Washington, DC
1992.02
    Da Zi Bao: Global Heart Magnanimous Planning Session
    Four one-sided issues of a participatory interactive message system, with fifty-one messages from thirty-five participants.

Tucson, AZ
1992.02
    Bulletin de Liaison Interactif
    Four issues - one French-English, two English-French, and one French-Castellano - eighteen pages, using "Da Zi Bao" style processes for participant interactive message systems.

New York, NY
1992.03
    Da Zi Bao: UNCED PrepCom 4
    Database and bulletin published during the four week final Preparatory Committee. 17 issues, 275 messages. With Nathalie Liamine, Claire Marsden and others.

New York, NY
1992.03
    Da Zi Bao in Rio
    Proposal for the implementation of the Da Zi Bao interactive bulletin system at the '92 Global Forum in Rio.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/dzb-rio.htm

Baltimore, MD
1992.04
    Synergistic Community Communication and Interactive Processes
    Outline of proposed activities of the Synergistic Communications project for the Earth Summit & '92 Global Forum in Rio. The elements include work with the alternative treaty on Information and Communications, the publication of Da Zi Bao, the compilation of a directory of participants, the utilization of multilingual translation software, and the compilation of UNCED-related disk-based resources.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/sccip.htm

Baltimore, MD
1992.05
    Da Zi Bao: Inter-Sectoral Dialogue Meeting, '92 Global Forum
    Da Zi Bao was the principal document that was produced at the Inter-Sectoral Dialogue Meeting, preceding the official opening of the '92 Global Forum.

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
1992.06
    Da Zi Bao
    Fifty-eight issues of the Da Zi Bao interactive bulletin were published during the '92 Global Forum in Rio; 21 issues were in English, 25 in Portuguese, 8 in Spanish and 4 in French. More than 2,200 separate messages in all were published. An additional 10 issues of Da Zi Bao were published in conjunction with the Inter-Sectoral Dialogue meetings at the Global Forum.

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
1992.06
    Communications & Information -- 1993 Global Forum
    Concept paper for an integrated communications and information strategy for a 1993 Global Forum that was to have been hosted by the UK Government.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/ci-gf93.htm

Baltimore, MD
1992.07
    Notes on a United Kingdom Global Forum, 1993
    Discussion paper on decision making, design, process and participation issues to be considered by the NGO community in response to the proposed 1993 Global Forum to be hosted by the UK Government.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/ci-gf83.htm

Cowden, UK
1992.08
    Database of NGOs Accredited to UNCED
    Relational database of the 1,420 NGOs accredited to UNCED, their 2,850 representatives, a description of their UNCED-related activities, and classification by area of interest and sector; includes 10 page manual/guide.

Baltimore, MD
1992.08
    Alternative Treaty-Making Process: Education in Sustainability and Global Responsibility (Pre-Publication edition)
    A compilation of the Alternative Treaties developed by non-government organizations at the '92 Global Forum in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992. (An earlier version was published in September 1992)

Toronto, Canada
1992.10
    Alternative Treaties Bulletin
    Bulletin with news and reports on the implementation of the Alternative Treaties developed in Rio de Janeiro at the '92 Global Forum.

Millbrook, UK
1992.11
    Alternative Treaties: Synergistic Processes for Sustainable Communities and Global Responsibility
    An edited version of the alternative treaties developed by non-government organizations at the '92 Global Forum in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992. The edition incorporates an enhanced classification system that, inter alia, facilitated the incorporation of the treaties in a searchable full-text database and an expanded introduction to the alternative treaty process.
          habitat.igc.org/treaties/index.html

Millbrook, UK
1993.01
    The Rio Agreements: A Full Text Database
    The official Rio agreements -- Agenda 21, Climate and Biodiversity Conventions, the Forest Principles and the Rio de Janeiro Declaration -- are combined with the Alternative Treaties from the International NGO Forum and the Women's Action Agenda 21 in a DataPerfect database format with built-in menus that permits easy search and retrieval of all section of these historic agreements that include any specified word or phrase.

Cowden, UK
1993.03
    Applying Information and Communication Technology for Sustainability
    Intervention at the first session of the Commission on Sustainable Development recommending, inter alia, that procedures be adopted requesting all documents submitted to the Commission be also provided in electronic format.
          habitat.igc.org/interven/csd-93.htm

New York, NY
1993.06
    Your Voice
    Twelve issues of Your Voice -- an interactive bulletin based on the Da Zi Bao model -- were published during the 1993 Parliament of World Religions. Three of the issues were dedicated to the proceedings of a "Parliament of the People" and one issue was a report based on the meetings of the Assembly of Religious and Spiritual Leaders.
          habitat.igc.org/your-voice/index.htm

Chicago, IL
1993.08
    Participating in the Convention on Combatting Desertification and Effects of Drought
    Provided an overview of the Convention, and of the opportunities for participation and for exchange and access to documentation by NGOs and the academic community.

London, UK
1993.09
    Hopes, Dreams and Visions. Your Voice, Issue 7
    Publication - as a special issue of Your Voice - of the "hopes, dreams and visions" - thematically organized - expressed by participants on Post-it notes in small group sessions in the first day of the four-day Parliament of the People held in parallel to the Parliament of World Religions.
          habitat.igc.org/your-voice/yv--7.pdf

Chicago, IL
1993.09
    Proposals. Your Voice, Issue 9
    Publication - as a special issue of Your Voice - of the proposal that were made by participants on Post-it notes in small group sessions in the third session of the four-day Parliament of the People that was held in parallel to the Parliament of World Religions.
          habitat.igc.org/your-voice/yv--9.pdf

Chicago, IL
1993.09
    Commitments. Your Voice, Issue 10
    Publication - as a special issue of Your Voice - of the personal commitments that were shared by participants - on Post-it notes in small group sessions - in the final session of the four-day Parliament of the People that was held in parallel to the Parliament of World Religions.
          habitat.igc.org/your-voice/yv-10.pdf

Chicago, IL
1993.09
    Summary Report of the Assembly of Religous and Spiritual Leaders
    Compilation of a Summary Report based on the meetings of the Assembly of Religious and Spiritual Leaders, based on multi-level classification scheme for comments, observations and recommendations of participants, as recorded by members of the Facilitation Team.
          habitat.igc.org/your-voice/asrl.pdf

Chicago, IL
1993.09
    Model Process for Interactive Participation
    Description of the interactive participation process used at the Parliament of the People at the 1993 Parliament of World Religions - a grassroots parallel process to the Assembly of Spiritual and Religious Leaders.
          habitat.igc.org/your-voice/process.htm

Chicago, IL
1993.09
    The NGO Alternative Treaties and the NGO Treaty Process
    The offical edition of the alternative treaties from the International NGO Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 1-14 1992, published by the Canadian Council on International Cooperation, and incorporating the text and format as edited and published by International Synergy Institute and Ideas for Tomorrow Today.

Ottawa, Canada
1994.02
    Dissemination of this Working Group's Papers in Electronic Format: Intervention of International Synergy Institute
    Intervention at the Intersessional Ad Hoc Open-Ended Working Group on Technology Transfer and Cooperation of the Commission on Sustainable Development noting the benefits of electronic dissemination of the documents before the Working Group as well as the broader role of strengthening information infrastructure in support of sustainable development.
          habitat.igc.org/interven/csdis-94.htm

New York, NY
1994.02
    International Synergy Institute
    The first web site - while serving as the UN Representative for the International Synergy Institute, a previous home of Information Habitat, and an accredited Non-Governmental Organization to the 1992 Earth Summit and subsequently to the Roster of the UN Economic and Social Council for the purposes of participation in the Commission on Sustainable Development.

New York, NY
1994.05
    On-line Access to United Nations Documents - in Newsletter of the South-North Centre for Environmental Policy
    Overview of current United Nations proceedings directly or indirectly relating to the follow-up from the Earth Summit in Rio, including information on how to obtain access to electronic copies of documents from the proceedings.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/ola-und.htm

London, UK
1994.06
    Some Critical Issues for the NGO Review
    Identification of key areas that had been addressed by the Open-Ended Working Group on the Review of Arrangements for Consultations with Non-Governmental Organizations.
          habitat.igc.org/interven/critical.htm

New York, NY
1994.06
    Key Issues for the Open-ended Working Group on the Review of Arrangements for Consultations with Non-Governmental Organizations
    Identification of some of the priority concerns for NGOs from among those that were addressed during the First Session of the Open-Ended Working Group
          habitat.igc.org/interven/ngoadhoc.htm

New York, NY
1994.06
    Strengthening Procedures for Consultation
    Statement submitted at the First Session of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Review of Arrangements for Consultations with Non-Governmental Organizations. Recommendations for consistency of procedures for consultation, on the role on national non-governmental organizations, practical arrangements, provisions for timely and effective access to documents, and modalities for consultation.
          habitat.igc.org/interven/oewg9406.htm

New York, NY
1994.06
    Women Engaging The UN Online: WEDO's Electronic Communications in Action
    A guide to the Internet gopher of the Women's Environment and Development Organization, including a table of contents of the available documents - including reports of WEDO's activities at the global, regional, national, and local levels - and information on how to access the documents.

New York, NY
1994.11
    Strengthening NGO Participation at the United Nations
    Statement submitted at the Inter-sessional Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Review of Arrangements for Consultations with Non-Governmental Organizations. Recommendations for strengthening NGO participation at the UN, including the creative application of information and communication technology in support of systematic arrangements for broader and more timely access to UN documents and the establishment of an Information and Communication Center for compilation and dissemination of UN documents.
          habitat.igc.org/interven/oewg9411.htm

New York, NY
1994.11
    Towards an Agenda for Information
    A very preliminary draft - in parts in outline format - to initiate a process of dialogue concerning the need for an Agenda for Information, to parallel and complement the Agenda for Peace and the Agenda for Development.
          habitat.igc.org/agenda/index.html

New York, NY
1995.02
    Utilization of information and communication technology in support of broad-based participation and access to information
    Statement submitted by the International Synergy Institute at the Second Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Review of Arrangements for Consultations with Non-Governmental Organizations. Recommendations for the systematic application of information and communication technology in support of arrangements for broader and more timely access to UN documents and for consultation with non-governmental organizations.
          habitat.igc.org/interven/oewg9505.htm

New York, NY
1995.05

    Databases
    SYNERGY - International Synergy Institute
    Primary database for the International Synergy Institute, successor to EIN, and served as a database of NGOs participating in the final stages of preparation for the Earth Summit and the followup to the Summit, and participation in subsequent UN Conferences, especially for the World Summit on Sustainable Development, held in Copenhagen in 1995.

Baltimore, MD
1992.02
    NGOUNCED - NGOs Accredited to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
    Documentation of information pertaining to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) accredited to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) Conference - and made available by the NGIO Liaison Office of the UNCED Secretariat. NGOUNCED incorporated information on NGO representatives, relevance, sectors, key words, accreditation dates and record of the official Conference document approving the accreditation.

Baltimore, MD
1992.08
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