May 2011

Invitation to a panel discussion and parallel event of the 19th Commission on Sustainable Development

Sponsored by the International Council of Women; and Co-sponsored by Maryknoll Sisters; Communications Coordination Committee for the United Nations (CCCUN); Federation of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations, National Council of Women, USA; NGO Committee on Sustainable Development and NGO Committee on Mental Health

 Sustainability and Well-Being: Intersection of Environment and Psychology

The panel will focus on well-being in terms of social change that promotes intergenerational equity respectful of environmental limits. An overview will establish the fundamental psychological principles that foster sustainability and social change. Water as a foundation for sustainability and community well being will be presented, and a metric to assess sustainability, and the role of women in promoting social change will be discussed.

Thursday, 5 May 2011
1:15 –2:45 pm

The U.N. Church Center
777 United Nations Plaza
(44th Street bet 1st & 2nd Avenue)
Second Floor Conference Room

*Please RSVP with name, affiliation, tel no. and email to

Dr. Ann Braudis - Co-Chair, NGO Committee on Sustainable Development (CSD); UN Representative, Maryknoll Sisters

Dr. Elizabeth Carll - Chair, NGO Committee on Mental Health (CMH); UN Representative, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies; President, CCCUN

Dr. Susan Nolan - UN Representative, American Psychological Association; member NGO CSD and CMH; will speak on the psychological principles that undergird sustainability and social change.

Susanne Schmidt - Water Governance Specialist, Environment and Energy Group, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will discuss water governance, equitable access, and community wellbeing.

Iryna Kurowyckyj - UN Main Representative, International Council of Women; Co-Chair NGO Committee on Sustainable Development, will speak on women’s role in creative change.

Tamra Raven - Consultant, UN Representative, International Council of Women; Founder of a new method (GSTM) to map sustainability indicators such as global carbon under Kyoto Protocol verification in soil, air, biomass and oceans.


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