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Nominations to receive travel funding for the 2018 HLPF now accepted DESA-OISC, with thanks to a generous grant from the European Commission, will be funding a number of representatives of Major Groups and Other Stakeholders from developing VNR countries to participate in the 2018 session of the HLPF taking place from 10-18 July in New York. The selection will be done by OISC in collaboration with the MGoS HLPF Coordination Mechanism Steering Group. The selected colleagues will receive funding to support airplane tickets, two days of daily subsistence allowances and terminal expenses during the HLPF. They will be responsible for arranging their own accommodation during the Forum. Please use this form, no later than 22 May 2018, to submit nominations for the funding. Please note that candidates that have been selected for funding should be prepared to submit their travel related documentation, including copy of their passport bio page and any travel forms, no later than by close of business (NY time) on Thursday, 31 May 2018. Please note that there will be no exceptions to this deadline and that the secretariat will not be able to process travel for any individual who is not able to provide their necessary documentation by this deadline. Please also note that selected individuals will be responsible for making their own visa and transit visa arrangements. Link: https://bit.ly/2jpGP2Z Requirements for nomination for funded participation in the 2018 HLPF 1) Nominee must have dully registered and be accredited to attend the 2018 HLPF (https://bitly.com/HLPF2018) 2) Nominee must possess a valid passport, be based in and directly engaging in processes related to the voluntary national review of one of the developing countries presenting this year: Bahamas, Benin, Bhutan, Cabo Verde, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Guinea, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Mali, Mexico, Namibia, Niger, Paraguay, Republic of Congo, Senegal, Sri Lanka, State of Palestine, Sudan, Togo, Uruguay, Viet Nam 3) Nominee must demonstrate her/his active role in processes related to the participation of stakeholders in the implementation and follow up of the 2030 Agenda. 4) Nominee must be able to make all necessary visa arrangements (including transit visa, where applicable) to enter the United States. The United Nations is not able to assist with passports or visas; 5) Nominee must commit to engage in preparatory work and to follow all the tasks as established in the Terms of Reference for this funding: a. Agree to undertake consultations at the national level prior to the HLPF. b. Agree to actively participate in the HLPF preparatory work of major groups and other stakeholders, especially on actions related to the engagement with VNR countries. c. Commit to report back to stakeholders at national level after the HLPF.