Not a typical Sunday

Sunday was definately not a day of rest for UNfairplay, step by step the team is getting familiar with the little details of the project and feel more confident to talk about it. Today we did a presentation at the Conference of Youth presenting the three main streams of UNfairplay: Logistical Support, Archives and Filling Information Gaps. Quite impressively the day turned out to be really focused on those three main streams. Hence the organisation of the presentation.

Logistical Support: at the workshop we gave we found more then 5 youth delegations ready to help us by taking notes. A woman from the Mexican governement in Charge of the Environmental program, got really interested in our project and really wants us to be on a database of organisations for young mexicans with sponshorship who want to get involved in Climate Changes. Yhé !

Archives: Also at COY6 we found some really interested youth to help translate our documents into French and Spanish… It is a really good start. On top of this we have  been promoting the website delegationsupport.wordpress.com to any youth delegation taking notes in the meetings. Lets see how that goes.

Filling Information Gaps: probably the most exiting one. Today we talked with Bill McKibben a.k.a. Mr 350.org and he is really enthousiastic about our project. Like us he thinks it is outrageous that no transcrips of the meetings are being published, cutting out a lot of representative’s access to the information (since the webcasts are really long and painful to watch if english is not your first language). He kindly proposed to write about us on the 350 blog, and do what he can to help us. Jeremy Osborn another important member of 350 (who kindly acredidated us) also gave us really positive comments on the depth of our investigation.

Finally the day ended with a really non-expected non-existant-que to get our accreditation and a really non-understood fast-track pass to the bus to downtown!

Tomorrow, the real things start : 1,2,3, GO!

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