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[ga] Re: Coments about proposal of modifications/additions to origin al drafts
kathy and all,
> Roberto wrote:
> > What about the other pending point, i.e. whether we accept "observership" in
> > the constituency? It seemed to me that we had sufficient consensus about
> I certainly think that the following groups fall within the "members without
> voting status," with full participation in discussion:
> - chapters or other subgroups where the parent organization has joined
> - chapters or other subgroups where another chapter or subgroup has been
> chosen as the voting representative for the entire group (assuming the parent
> did not choose to join)
This if course is practically useless...
> But organizations that are part of another constituency and want to "observe"
> in the NCDNHC? I see problems with this -- mostly from the perspective that
> a participant from another constituency could be very influential in shaping
> an issue that we are discussing and trying to form a decision on. Coming in
> from outside, with another constituency's points and persuasive information,
> might really sway our own discussions.
Again this is the basic nature of constituencies in general, and as such
I fail to see this a potential problem. In fact the contrary, it is one of the
advantages of a constituency model.
> Let me ask: Are other constituencies allowing observers?
Yes the IDNO is... And rightfully so, as it should be.
> How involved are
> the "observers" allowed to be in the constituency's discussion? Is there a
> way to distinguish comments of the constituency members from those of the
Why should there be? As a member of the stakeholder community
and in accordance with the White Paper and the MoU this is a
basic requirement. Not distinction need be made as long a they
> Kathy Kleiman
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