Non-Governmental Organisations

STANDING COMMITTEE
CONF/SC(2013)OJ5

Strasbourg, 11 September 2013

MEETING OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE

DRAFT AGENDA

Monday 30 September 2013,
from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2.30 pm to 6 pm,
Agora, room G 05

1. Opening of the meeting by Jean-Marie Heydt, President of the Conference of INGOs

2. Agenda: for adoption

3. Synopsis of the meeting held on Monday 24 June 2013 [CONF/SC(2013)SYN4]: for adoption

4. Opinion of the Standing Committee on the list of INGOs to which the Secretary General intends to grant participatory status: for validation.

5. Resolution (2003)8 on participatory status for INGOs – “10 years of participatory status for INGOs – 10 avenues for a better functioning of this status” (Jean-Marie Heydt)

6. Expert Council on NGO law – for validation

      · Opinion on the so-called foreign agents law – for validation
      · Recommendation on the opinion – for adoption
      · Preparation of a meeting of the Expert Council and a seminar in Moscow, 30-31 October – for information

7. Proposal for a thematic focus on digital culture (Sabine Rohmann)

8. Living diversity – taking stock of on-going activities of the INGO Conference, the Committees and the working groups with a view to achieving complementarity and coherence of action

9. World Forum on Democracy – 27-29 November – “Re-wiring Democracy: connecting institutions and citizens in the digital age” – update (Eladio Fernandez-Galiano, Jane Crozier, Marie-José Schmitt)

10. North-South Prize – selection of the candidates to be presented on behalf of the INGO Conference (Jean-Marie Heydt)

11. Future flagship projects in the field of democracy (Eladio Fernandez-Galiano, Head of the Democratic Initiatives Department) – for information

12. Preparation of the January session of the Conference

    · Election of a member of the Bureau
    · Appointment of the members of the Verification and Dispute Committee
    · Distribution of tasks for the preparation of the 2013 activity report of the Conference of INGOs
    · Thematic meetings on “the Eradication of Poverty” and on “Diversity”
    · Side-event on the “Fight against Torture and Inhuman, Degrading and Cruel Treatments – everyone’s responsibility”

13. Other business

14. Date of the next meeting