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UN-NGLS: The 2015 Post

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[Beyond 2015:346] Sec Gen Synthesis Report – task force, grupo de trabajo, groupe de travail

Dear Beyond 2015, (Español abajo – Francais ci-dessous), 

As you know the UN Secretary General will soon be launching his “synthesis report” and this document may be one of the influential pieces in the post-2015 negotiations.

 Beyond 2015 will be preparing a reaction to this document and we are looking for volunteers to support us in preparing this paper.

There is no official date for the launching of the report yet but we are expecting it to be in the last week of November. Our reaction will need to be ready very quickly so we can also influence Member States in their own analysis of the report.

Volunteers are expected to: 

·         Be ready to read the report (it may only be available in English at the first moment)

·         Be ready to engage and provide inputs quickly and operate with very tight deadlines

·         Commit to provide inputs considering the Campaigns positions (Red Flags, 3 P’s, Reaction to the OWG and VPVC).

·         Engage in the dissemination of the reaction paper.

Please, do let us know by November 14 if you would be interested in engaging in this Task Force.  

Please, send your confirmation to Naiara Costa (

Thanks and regards,

Beyond 2015 Secretariat



Estimada campaña Beyond 2015,

Como saben, el Secretario General de la ONU pronto lanzará su “informe de síntesis” – un documento que puede ser una de las piezas influyentes en las negociaciones post-2015.

Beyond 2015 va a preparar un documento de reacción a este informe, y estamos buscando voluntarios que contribuirán a la preparación de este documento.

Todavía no hay una fecha oficial de lanzamiento del informe, pero se supone que será la última semana de noviembre. Nuestra reacción tendrá que ser preparada muy rápidamente para poder influir a los Estados Miembros en la preparación de sus propias reacciones y análisis del informe .

Los voluntarios:

  • ·      Estarán listos a leer el informe (que sólo estará disponible en Inglés en el primer momento)
  • ·      Estarán disponibles para participar y aportar de forma rápida, y operar con plazos muy ajustados
  • ·      Se comprometerán a proporcionar insumos teniendo en cuenta las posiciones de la Campaña (las banderas rojas, los 3 pillares, la Reacción de Beyond 2015 al documento del Grupo de Trabajo Abierto (OWG) y la visión, el propósito, los valores y los criterios – VPVC.
  • ·      Participarán en la difusión del documento de reacción.

Por favor, hacernos saber antes del 14 de noviembre en caso de querer participar en este Grupo de Trabajo, enviando su confirmación a Naiara Costa (

Gracias y saludos,

Secretaría de Beyond 2015



Chère campagne Beyond 2015, 

Comme vous savez, le Secrétaire général de l’ONU va bientôt lancer son “Rapport de synthèse” – un document qui peut être l’une des pièces d’influence dans les négociations post-2015.

Beyond 2015 va préparer un document de réaction à ce rapport, et nous sommes à la recherche de personnes qui voudraient contribuer à l’élaboration de ce document.

Il n’y a toujours pas de date de sortie officielle du rapport, mais elle est censée être la dernière semaine de Novembre. Notre réponse doit être très rapide pour pouvoir influer les États membres dans l’élaboration de leurs propres réactions et d’analyser le rapport.

Si vous voulez participer à la préparation de la réaction, il faudra:

• Etre prêt à lire le rapport (disponible seulement en anglais pour le moment)

• Être disponible pour participer et contribuer rapidement et travailler avec des délais serrés

• Etre prêt à fournir des apports en tenant compte des positions de la campagne (les drapeaux rouges, les 3 piliers, la réaction de Beyond 2015 au document du Groupe de Travail Ouvert (OWG), et la vision, le but, les valeurs et les critères – VPVC de Beyond 2015.

• Participer à la diffusion de la réaction.

Veuillez laissez-nous savoir avant le 14 Novembre si vous souhaitez participer à ce groupe de travail : envoyer un message de confirmation à Naiara Costa (

Merci et salutations,

Secrétariat de Beyond 2015

Fiona Hale

Beyond 2015 International Officer

Working from Newcastle, UK


Skype: fionahale (Newcastle, England)

Cellphone +44 (0) 7815 071918

Please note that I don’t work on Friday. 

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Beyond 2015 thematic groups are open to all organisations participating in the campaign. Join a group! Click here to find out which working groups and task forces are currently active. 

You work at the regional level? Check out our regional hubs in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Pacific here.

You work at the national level? You can find details of our national hubs across the world here.

Check out what the Executive Committee has been up to, here.



A Declaration of  the NEXUS 2014: Water, Food, Climate and Energy conference…., of being achieved by 2030

  2014 Nexus Declaration Final pdf

Sustainable 2015-Post  Millenium Development Goal

Submit to the UN-Secretary General on the 26th of March, 2014

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“Call for Abstracts” 2nd Internatio​nal Conference on Evaluating Climate Change and Developmen​t, September 9-11 2014


2nd International Conference on Evaluating Climate Change and Development

“Tackling a Key 21st Century Evaluation Challenge” – Washington, D.C. – September 9-11, 2014


Several critical climate change and evaluation events have been scheduled for 2014 and 2015. First, the global community will transition from achieving targets related to Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are expected to prominently feature environment and climate change issues. Second, the long anticipated climate change agreement is expected to be reached in Paris at COP21 in December 2015. And third, prior to this event, the UN will host a high profile Heads of State’s Summit on Climate Change in New York in September 2014. Meantime, 2015 has been declaredInternational Year of Evaluation with several events planned around the world to raise the importance of evaluation to decision making and project and program formulation.
These events are expected to highlight the urgent need of tackling the devastating effects of climate change, as recently confirmed by the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) in its Fifth Assessment Report. But these events also point to the crucial importance of evaluation and climate change evaluation in particular to the overall quest of ending poverty and achieving sustainable development.
Since the 2009 UN Climate Change conference in Copenhagen, there has been a relatively positive response to the call to increase climate finance and investment. This growth has resulted to a surge in demand for evaluative evidence that demonstrates what is working, why, how and under what circumstances. Unfortunately, there are no clear-cut answers to these questions.
While climate change evaluation practice has made considerable progress in addressing difficulties linked to methodologies, approaches and adaptive tools to evaluate interventions, challenges are far from over. Some of these challenges are further compounded by the fact that climate change interventions take place at different scales in different environmental and socio-economic contexts and geographical regions of the world. Examined from the lens of the often complex interactions between climate change and other established development areas such as natural resources management (NRM) and food security, these dilemmas are further exacerbated.
The global evaluation and the climate change evaluation community in particular will have to deal with these difficulties in the 21stcentury.
In recognition of the need to urgently and collectively address these challenges so as to draw credible evidence capable of meeting current and future demand, the Climate-Eval Community of Practice, hosted by the Global Environment Facility Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO) and other bilateral partners will organize the 2nd International Conference on Evaluating Climate Change and Development.
This will be held on September 9-11, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The 2nd international conference will build upon the gains made by the first one held in Alexandria, Egypt in 2008. But unlike the 1st conference, this one pivots around emerging challenges of the evaluation of climate change mitigation and adaptation and the policies and its relations to established development areas.
Proceedings of this conference are timed to feed into the current and future rethinking of the international development architecture while specifically shading light on best practices, indicators, tools and approaches to evaluate climate change mitigation, adaptation and the nexus between climate change and development areas such as natural resources management (NRM), food security and other related development fields.

Specific Objectives of the conference

1)       To learn from recent efforts to evaluate the results and impact of policies and programs of climate change interventions, including the relationship to other development areas.

2)       To review and analyze new and emerging approaches and methods to evaluate climate change policies and interventions and to identify gaps and challenges for future work.

3)       To identify innovative and emerging learning and knowledge sharing strategies to enhance the utility of climate change and development evaluations.

4)       To provide additional support to strengthen capacity in developing countries to undertake evaluation of climate change interventions.

Call for Abstracts

Central to this conference will be – three parallel streams – in which the Steering Committee is – now seeking – abstracts for paper and poster contributions. Individual practitioners, associations, donors, and academes are welcome to submit proposals in the following streams:

1.      Policy and program level evaluations

2.      Evaluating climate change adaptation

3.      Evaluating climate change mitigation.


Contributions are invited that address the methodological challenges in these areas and/or that describe the demand for and the use made of this evaluation. Contributions that address interactions between mitigation and adaptation are encouraged. Interventions may also involve trade-offs between different development objectives or hold potential for realizing synergies among them. Evaluations that examine how these issues are dealt with in design and implementation and that assess the multiple outcomes are likely to be of wide interest.
Practitioners and other stakeholders are invited to propose special sessions to tackle topics such as knowledge brokerage. Meetings of representatives from professional associations, communities of practice and participants from regions are also envisaged.
Selection Criteria
The selection committee will be looking at contributions that, on one hand, clarify issues in climate change evaluation research and theory, and on the other, raise critical questions and issues that will define future practice. While proposing emerging and innovative evaluation paradigms, proposed papers should report critically on completed evaluations. Abstracts will be reviewed on the following broad criteria:

1.      Relevance (abstracts must be concise and coherently aligned with the conference themes and objectives as well as the target audience.

2.      Novelty and Innovation (abstract must show innovative information and/or present new or emerging developments in climate change evaluation).

3.      Advancement of Climate Change Evaluation Practice (abstract should present a significant contribution to the field of climate change and NRM evaluation and indicate how the submitted paper will contribute to the development of global knowledge)

4.      Overall Clarity and Quality of Abstract (abstracts should ensure easy understanding of issues and objectives of the paper)

5.      Originality and unpublished work (abstract must be original and should not have been previously published)

Papers will be reviewed by a selection committee to identify those that will be presented at the conference. Female and young climate change practitioners from developing countries are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts.
Submission Procedure and Structure of Abstracts
A 400-words abstract (maximum) in Microsoft Word format should be emailed to not later than Friday, May 30, 2014 and must include the following information:

1.      Name and title of presenting author

2.      Email and telephone contact details of presenting author

3.      Title of the paper

4.      Name, title and institutional affiliation of author

Poster Presentations
Poster presentations combine text, images and graphics to make a visually pleasing presentation of evaluations. Poster sessions will offer practitioners the opportunity to visually present their work, network with peers, and assemble useful feedback from conference participants.
Submissions for poster sessions should be 400 words (maximum) and should be submitted in Microsoft Word. Final poster presentations should be 1.0 meter in width and 1.5 meter in height.

Exhibition presentations

An exhibition space consisting of stands that will display creative and innovative posters, brochures and other promotional and knowledge materials will be created. These stands will serve as channels for exchanging knowledge and experiences and also create opportunities for direct communication and outreach among participants, in addition to exhibiting structured dialogues.
Exhibition presentations should include a one page description of the goals of the exhibition, required materials, title, submitting association/organization and contact details.
Special Roundtable Sessions
These are flexible conference formats intended to allow extended discussion among small groups of conference participants on topics such as knowledge brokerage and other climate change evaluation related issues. Roundtables are unique opportunities for cross fertilization of ideas among peers with similar interest on common topics.
Proposals should be 400 words (maximum) should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
On submitting full papers, practitioners and other stakeholders will be requested to indicate whether they require financial support to cover expenses (travel, accommodation and daily allowance) associated with their participation in the Conference.
Further questions concerning the submission of abstracts should be addressed to David Akana: .
Submission Deadlines
The following important dates will serve as guide to practitioners / interested stakeholders in submitting abstracts:
Start of submission                                                                      Thursday, May 1, 2014
Abstracts Submission Deadline                                                  Friday, May 30, 2014
Notification of Final Acceptance                                              Monday, June 16, 2014
Submission of full paper manuscripts (2000 words)              Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Conference Dates                                                                        September 9-11, 2014

Visit Climate-Eval community of practice for more information:

And for more information on the call for Abstracts, email David Akana at Climate-Eval:


Best wishes,

Dennis Bours

Steering Committee Member of the 2nd International Conference on Evaluating Climate Change and Development.





African Union Letter Draft African Common Position on Post-2015 Agenda



I am glad to share with you the  Common Africa Position (CAP) – which was endorsed by Heads of State at the AU Summit last month. It has major focus on youth with the mentioning several times. Hoping this will not just be words but a commitmnet followed by concrete actions.
As an attempt to influence the High Level Committee before they meet to finalize the CAP and strategize in Chad later this month (Next week). We will draft a youth advocacy letter. The letter will refer to CAP to ephasis on the recommendations made and also which of our asks (non-negotiable) were not reflected and should be?
I will support in facilitating the drafting of the letter which should be ready for sending out by end of tomorrow due to time constraints. I am kindly requesting for you to review the CAP attached and send to me your input by tomorrow for the letter which will assist in developing a draft. I will then share the draft letter tomorrow for endorsement by the organizations you represent.
Kindly download the position paper here as it is too large to attach:
Thank you for your usual cooperation. The youth advocacy continues…..

George Ndungu,

Secretary for International Affairs and Kenya Chairperson.
Organisation of African Youth (
African Youth Representative for Rio+20.
Convener: African Youth Conference on Post-2015 Development Agenda


African Union Letter Draft African Common Position on Post-2015 Agenda




New Release – Discussion Paper on Corporate Social Responsibi​lity


*Apologies for cross-posting*


UNDP MDG Carbon has recently released a new Discussion Paper on ‘Corporate Social Responsibility as an enabler of Green Growth and Climate Action’ which looks at the role of UNDP and MDG Carbon in helping a host country to establish a CSR Agency, a CSR Strategy and a CSR Fund for sustainable development.


The discussion paper is intended primarily for policy makers, regulators, and implementing agencies to relook at the private sector initiatives under CSR as a driver for green growth and climate action as well to encourage the private sector and organizations interested in CSR to act with national / regional governments to align their CSR efforts with broader sustainable development goals.


Kindly download the Discussion Paper here.


Best regards,


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Post -2015 Agenda from the United Nations Millinnium Campaign (UNMC)






Women in economic  decision-making in the EU:



Progress report      A Europe 2020 initiative







  1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  2. Achieve universal primary education
  3. Promote gender equality and empower women
  4. Reduce child mortality
  5. Improve maternal health
  6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  7. Ensure environmental sustainability
  8. Develop a global partnership for development

UNDP Leadership on the MDG’Ls

Millennium Declaration

In 2000, 189 nations made a promise to free people from extreme poverty and multiple deprivations. This pledge became the eight Millennium Development Goals to be achieved by 2015.  In September 2010, the world recommitted itself to accelerate progress towards these goals. About the Goals                                                                                                                                                  At the 2000 UN Millennium Summit, world leaders from rich and poor countries alike committed themselves – at the highest political level – to a set of eight time-bound targets that, when achieved, will end extreme poverty worldwide by 2015






















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The Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations

11 Years of Making A Difference

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UN DESA has helped countries around the world meet their economic, social and environmental challenges for more than 50 years.       



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Providing school supplies to over 14 different women and children’s homeless and domestic violence shelters throughout North Texas.

                                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:


Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, JULY 20The Jack Brewer Foundation (JBF Worldwide) is pleased to announce their partnership with Captain Hope’s Kids (CHK) “Tools for School” drive and the efforts put forth in support of the thousands of women and children living in homeless and domestic violence shelters throughout North Texas.


Jack Brewer Foundation at Millennium Development Goals Awards


Millennium Development Goals Awards event was held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.


The MDGs are comprised of eight target areas: End Poverty (MDGL nr 1 ) and Hunger, Universal Education, Gender Equality, Child Health, Maternal Health,  (MDGL nr 5 ) Combat HIV/AIDS, (MDGL nr 6) Environmental Sustainability, (MDGL nr 7 ) and Global Partnership. As in the previous awards event, this Millennium Development Goals Awards ceremony will bestow awards in the areas of Government, Lifetime Achievement, and Recognition for Outstanding Youth Leadership.







Friends Pics, Hélène H. Oord with Brothers Leigh Boddem & Jack Brewer, of The Jack Brewer Foundation