SCF Observers

Recognizing the importance of transparent decision making, effective dialogue and linkages with its partners, the Trust Fund Committee invites a number of active observers to attend its meetings. 
Who the SCF Observers are: Members
Active Observers:SCF Observer
The four representatives from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) were identified through a self-selection process designed and managed by RESOLVE.
The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) has assisted in selecting two indigenous peoples observers on an interim basis pending agreement among indigenous peoples groups on a self-selection process. 
The self-selection process for the private sector was designed and facilitated by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
Review of practices on NGO/CSO Participation and proposal for the CIF Committees 
(Prepared by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature)
Role of Observers:
1. Request the floor during discussions of the Trust Fund Committee to make verbal interventions. Selected observers from each of the constituency groups are requested to work together to coordinate their interventions so as to maximize efficiency of the Trust Fund Committee proceedings. 
2. Request the Co-Chairs to add agenda items to the provisional agenda.
3. Recommend external experts to the Trust Fund Committee or the Co-Chairs to speak on a specific agenda item.
Responsibilities of Observers:
1. Consult with other stakeholders of their constituency.
2. Represent the interest of their constituency in meetings , not just their own organization.
3. Comply with agreed consultation guidelines/standards developed by a representative group of their constituency.