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The World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) is the world's premier network of protected area expertise. It is administered by IUCN's Programme on Protected Areas and has over 1,400 members, spanning 140 countries. WCPA works by helping governments and others plan protected areas and integrate them into all sectors; by providing strategic advice to policy makers; by strengthening capacity and investment in protected areas; and by convening the diverse constituency of protected area stakeholders to address challenging issues. For more than 50 years, IUCN and WCPA have been at the forefront of global action on protected areas.


UN logo United Nations - Geneva - Switzerland

We work in partnership with a variety of groups around the world.  We support the work of grassroots organisations in the South, as well as representing NGOs at international forums such as at the United Nations and its various bodies in Geneva and Vienna, and work ceaselessly, with our partners, to put environmental and human rights issues on the international agenda and to work together to achieve our vision of an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable and equitable world. Since 2004 Vita de Waal represents one of our partners, the  Planetary Association for Clean Energy (PACE) in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations Offices of Geneva and Vienna.


IUCN The International Union for the Conservation of Nature

The Foundation for Gaia is a Member of the Specialist Group of the Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected areas CSVPA that comprises individuals and organisations with expertise that seeks to identify, define, and provide guidelines for managing the cultural and spiritual dimensions of protected areas. This Task Force provides a very important mechanism to promote in-depth, cross-cutting or specialized work within the World Commission of Protected Areas WCPA.  The phrase Cultural and Spiritual Values is intended to encompass, in as inclusive way as is possible, the complete range of supportive values and significance that people find in, and bring to, nature in general and protected areas in particular. The value dimension adds an important aspect to the management of protected areas.

 

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The Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) is the world’s largest civil society movement calling an end to poverty & inequality. It is a growing alliance of trade unions, community groups, faith groups, women and youth organisations, NGOs and campaigners working together across more than 100 national platforms. GCAP is calling for action from the world’s leaders to meet their promises to end poverty and inequality. In particular, we demand solutions that address the issues of • Public accountability, just governance and the fulfillment of human rights • Trade justice • A major increase in the quantity and quality of aid and financing for development • Debt cancellation • Gender equality must also be at the heart of eradicating poverty. The Foundation for GAIA has been part of the GCAP alliance since 2005. Read more on GCAP


The Delos Initiative focuses on the sacred natural sites in developed countries throughout the world. Its main purpose is to help maintain the sanctity and the biodiversity of sacred natural sites in developed countries throughout the world. and to  increase the understanding of the complex relationships between spiritual / cultural and natural values.

 

csvgaCSVGC

A NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns at the United Nations

The CSVGC is a Committee of NGOs in consultative status with the United Nations' Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) under the Conference of NGOs (CoNGO). It envisions a global society where there is peace, a feeling of belonging and oneness with all of life, as well as commitment, service and responsibility. These spiritual values are common to all faiths, cultures and traditions, are universal in nature and transcend the boundaries of religion and of nationality. These imperatively need to be reawakened, nurtured and sustained for the advancement of Humanity. The Committee wishes to facilitate dialogue by bringing people together to inspire an increased awareness of individual and common responsibilities in order to address global concerns and universal values. The CSVGC Committee aims at enhancing the spiritual dimension in all areas of the United Nations agenda and of public policy. The Committee seeks to make a contribution to the spiritual dimension, values and rights based perspectives of the work of the United Nations agenda. The Foundation for GAIA has been involved with CSVGC since 2004 and since 2009 the Executive Trustee of the Foundation for GAIA is Chair of CSVGC through her being the main representative at UNOG for PACE. Read more about CSVGC.


csvpaCSVPA

The world's protected areas are the greatest legacy we can leave to future generations - to ensure that our descendants have access to nature and all the material and spiritual wealth that it represents. The World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) is the world's premier network of protected area expertise. It is administered by the IUCN and has over 1,400 members, spanning 140 countries. WCPA works by helping governments and others plan protected areas and integrate them into all sectors; by providing strategic advice to policy makers; by strengthening capacity and investment in protected areas; and by convening the diverse constituency of protected area stakeholders to address challenging issues. CSVPA seeks to identify, define, and provide guidelines for managing the cultural and spiritual dimensions of protected areas. The IUCN WCPA Specialist Group on Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas was established in 1998 and changed status from a Task Force (4 year mandate) to a Specialist Group (permanent mandate) in 2009. The Specialist Group is composed of approximately 100 General Members from 24 countries.



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Speaking4Earth

Speaking4Earth is an initiative from NCIV Nederlands Centrum voor Inheemse Volken (The Netherlands Center for Indigenous Peoples) It is an international internet portal available to indigenous people, considered among the poorest of the world. The information on this website is written by the indigenous peoples themselves, and is only sometimes complemented or improved by foreign authors. Texts are translated by external translators and may slightly differ from each other. News items are never translated. Since its inception the Foundation for Gaia has been one of speaking4Earth 60 partners.


nciv Nederlands Centrum for Inheemse Volken - CIV

NCIV - The Netherlands Center for Indigenous Peoples is an organisation dedicated to the survival of culture, language and environment of approximately 300 million indigenous peoples representing the world's rich diversity of cultures, language and spirituality while under their sustainable stewardship their traditional territories are areas with the highest biological diversity on this planet. As a support group NCIV works to raise awareness, visibility and to assist them. The Foundation for Gaia has been actively involved with indigenous issues since 1988 and answered NCIV's call to join in partnership.
 

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