WECF Award Ceremony at CSD 18 "Uranium Mining – Clear Perspectives on a Dirty Business”
Award Ceremony and testimonies by Indigenous Peoples from uranium mining communities
27.04.2010 | WECF Invitation
WECF organises a high-level Lunch event on 11th May from 1 – 3 PM at the United Nations, New York, in the framework of the 18th Session of the Commission for Sustainable Development which addresses the issues of mining and waste in its current 2 year cycle.
“Uranium Mining – Clear Perspectives on a Dirty Business” Award Ceremony and testimonies by Indigenous Peoples from uranium mining communities
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
13:00 – 15:00 Lunch will be served
Private Dining Room 1-2-3 UN Restaurant
United Nations Headquarters
866 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, United States
In cooperation with representatives of indigenous communities from uranium mining regions from around the world, WECF and Heinrich Boell Foundation are organizing a special event from 1-3 PM on Tuesday 11th of May, with their testimonies. Representatives of the Navajo in Colorado, Tuareg from Niger and other indigenous communities from Mali, South-Africa, India and Kazakhstan. One of the speakers in the panel is Almoustapha Alhacen. The influential German magazine Der Spiegel recently featured a three-part series on the impact of uranium mining upon Mr. Alhacen’s family and the Tuareg communities in Niger.
Please note that places are limited and the pre-registration is encouraged at firstname.lastname@example.org
The movie Avatar, has been the inspiration for this special high-level Lunch event. James Cameron, director of the movie AVATAR has been invited to receive an award during the lunch event from the indigenous peoples, for raising awareness about mining of “energy stones” such as uranium and unobtanium.
Invitation for the High Level Lunch
Programme of the High Level Lunch
Please pre-register before 2nd May 2010 under:
email@example.com indicating your name, country and number of participants. In case you need an access badge to enter the UN building, please indicate this. Only a limited number of extra badges are available.
This event is kindly supported by the Heinrich Boell Foundation
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