MY WORLD, “THE WORLD WE WANT” 2015

 

 

  • Post-2015 Development Agenda

 

http://worldviewmission.nl/?page_id=10642

 

http://worldviewmission.nl/?page_id=13403

http://worldviewmission.nl/?page_id=76

 

http://worldviewmission.nl/?page_id=134

 

http://www.worldwewant2015.org/civilsociety2015

 

 

http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/post-2015/E-bulletin/e-bulletin-03_EN_June_2014.pdf

 

http://www.stakeholderforum.org/fileadmin/files/SD2015%20Brochure%20%28online%29.pdf

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Worldview-Mission/318578334945230?ref=hl

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Worldview Mission Netherlands workshop 2015-Post Dev Agenda (PDF) Stichting worldview mission

 

http://post2015.org/2012/07/20/mdgs-and-beyond-whats-in-a-post-2015-agenda-for-youth/

 

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Social and Solidarity Economy in the Post-2015 Developmen​t Agenda

Written by Alvin Leong (LLM, JD), an energy and environmental policy consultant and fellow at the Pace Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies.  He can be contacted at aleong@law.pace.edu.
On 19 July 2014, the intergovernmental Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) issued an outcome document (OWG Outcome Document) containing proposals for 17 goals and 169 targets.[1]
The OWG Outcome Document was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 September 2014 [2] and will be the ‘main basis’ for integrating sustainable development goals into the Post-2015 Development Agenda to be finalized at the UN General Assembly meeting in September 2015.
The OWG Outcome Document, in its introduction (chapeau), affirms that poverty eradication is the ‘greatest global challenge facing the world today and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development’ ( 2) and ‘people are at the centre of sustainable development’ (4).  Thus, in addition to the overarching aim to end poverty, the OWG Outcome Document proposes goals, inter alia, to promote ‘inclusive’ economic growth (Goal 8); make cities and human settlements ‘inclusive’ (Goal 11); and promote ‘inclusive’ societies (Goal 16).
What does ‘inclusive’ mean in these contexts and how can it be achieved in development?  The process of crafting the Post-2015 Development Agenda offers the opportunity to conceptualize development in a transformative way by integrating its economic, social and environmental dimensions.  Inclusiveness, within this integrative conceptual framework, should include the role of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) because the concept of SSE represents a fundamentally ‘inclusive’ and integrative approach. More concretely, SSE can be a functional component of the means of implementation to achieve the goals of poverty eradication and ‘inclusive’ economic growth, cities and human settlements, and societies.
SSE has been defined as ‘the production of goods and services by a broad range of organizations and enterprises that have explicit social and often environmental objectives’ that are ‘guided by principles and practices of cooperation, solidarity, ethics and democratic self-management.’[3]   SSE includes ‘cooperatives and other forms of social enterprise, self-help groups, community-based organizations, associations of informal economy workers, service-provisioning NGOs, solidarity finance schemes, among others.’[4]
SSE organizations and enterprises can play important roles in job creation and poverty reduction, women’s empowerment, education, healthcare, food security, access to water and sanitation, sustainable energy, sustainable management of natural resources, and promotion of stable and peaceful societies.[5]  In particular, SSE organizations and enterprises can provide pathways for poor and other marginalized people to gain access to labor, product and credit markets.  SSE organizations and enterprises that serve social or environmental values and are collectively owned and managed through participatory, democratic arrangements offer an alternative business vision and model to the traditional business model based on profit maximization (which, at best, adds on ‘corporate social responsibility’).  Because of SSE’s fundamental nature as a people-centered approach, SSE can provide a counterbalance to the possible privatization or corporatization of the sustainable development agenda, which has been a major worry to some segments of civil society.[6]
Because SSE is, functionally, a means of implementation to achieve the integrative inclusiveness that is an expressed objective throughout the SDGs, the concept of SSE is fully consistent with the OWG Outcome Document.  In addition, Section 1.b states: “create sound policy frameworks, at national, regional and international levels, based on pro-poor and gender-sensitive development strategies to support accelerated investments in poverty eradication actions.”  Within this rubric, governments can adopt enabling legal, policy and institutional support for SSE as part of broader poverty eradication strategies.  In summary, no change to the OWG Outcome Document is needed for SSE to be considered a functional component of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, although it would be advisable for the UN General Assembly resolution or declaration adopting the Post-2015 Development Agenda or other relevant document to make reference to SSE as a means of implementation[7]for achieving truly ‘inclusive’ sustainable development, i.e., development that leaves no one behind.
[2] This decision was taken through a resolution adopted in a plenary meeting on 10 September 2014, A/68/L.61, as orally revised, and issued as A/RES/68/309.
[3] Social and Solidarity Economy and the Challenge of Sustainable Development, a position paper by the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy, http://unsse.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Position-Paper_TFSSE_Eng1.pdf.
[4] Ibid.  For more information about SSE, see RIPESS – Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity Economy, http://www.ripess.org/?lang=en, and The Mont Blanc Meetings – International Forum of the Social and Solidarity Economy Entrepreneurs, http://www.rencontres-montblanc.coop/en.
[5] Cooperatives and the Sustainable Development Goals, A Contribution to the Post-2015 Debate,http://ica.coop/sites/default/files/attachments/COOPs%20and%20SDGs%20Brief%20Final%20April%202014.pdf.
[7] While SSE policies and practices have instrumental value as a means of implementation for the Post-2015 Development Agenda, it is also important to recognize that SSE concepts and principles have intrinsic value as a means of re-conceptualizing development as an ethical, values-driven and radically transformative project.

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QUESTION 2: What do you think needs to be added to the current Open Working Group proposal, especially in relation to Addressing Inequalities?
Discussion by soshea@unicef.org

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16 Oct 2014 | Addressing Inequalities: Article by aking@unicef.org 

On October 17th, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, people all over the world bear witness to situations of extreme poverty and to the hidden efforts made by families living in poverty to support one another and to contribute to their communities. It is a time for people of different walks of life to get to know and understand each other, and to renew their common commitment toward fighting the injustice of poverty.

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[Beyond 2015:340] Beyond 2015 news and task force updates – nouvelles et infos sur les groupes de travail – noticias y nuevos grupos de trabajo!

Español abajo. English below. 

Chère campagne Beyond 2015 – Estimada campaña Beyond 2015 – Dear Beyond 2015 campaign

Nouvelles Octobre 2014!

Salutations des Co-présidents de Beyond 2015!

Les co-présidents de Beyond 2015 écrivent: «Au cours des dernières mois, Beyond 2015 a joué un rôle crucial de s’assurer que le processus de l’Agenda post-2015 est inclusive et centrée sur les personnes. Dans notre travail de plaidoyer – fondé sur des valeurs partagés de la campagne – la campagne a insister sur l’intégration dans les objectifs et les cibles proposés par le Group de Travail Ouvert (OWG en anglais), des trois piliers du développement durable -sociale, environnementale et économique. Avec la publication du rapport final du Groupe de travail ouvert, maintenant on a le sens que tout le monde dans ce processus de l’après-2015 – les gouvernements, les agences des Nations Unies et les organisations de la société civile – se regardent avec méfiance alors qu’on se prépare pour le long travail des négociations intergouvernementales jusqu’au Sommet post-2015 en Septembre 2014. 

Lors de la récente Assemblée générale de l’ONU, le message clé était que les dirigeants doivent viser plus haut (# AimHigher2015), et que la proposition du Groupe de Travail Ouvert devrait représenter le sol et non le plafond d’un cadre ambitieux et transformateur, axé sur les personnes. Nos messages de plaidoyer à la 69e Assemblée générale, qui ont été partagés dans plus de 40 pays à travers le monde, étaient axés sur des domaines clés de la campagne, y compris la participation, les droits humains, l’égalité, la durabilité environnementale, le changement climatique, des sociétés pacifiques et la reddition de comptes. Ces messages ont été renforcés par des dizaines d’articles de journaux et des interviews à la radio, dans près de 20 pays en Afrique, Asie, Amérique latine, Amérique du Nord et en Europe.

Beyond 2015 a eu un bon profil à la 69e Assemblée générale, et une couverture mondiale dans les médias et sur ​​les médias sociaux. Beyond 2015 a organisé une réunion de haut niveau, soutenu par les gouvernements de la Suède, le Bangladesh, la Colombie et Kiribati, et avec un très bon taux de participation, dans lequel les points de vue des membres de Beyond 2015 dans le monde entier est à l’écoute. En outre, des représentants de Beyond 2015 ont eu des réunions avec de nombreuses missions nationales à New York, ce qui a fait en sorte que nous sommes bien placés pour influer la prochaine phase de la discussion.

La phase qui commence maintenant présentent de nombreux défis. Nous devons nous organiser bien pour en faire face. Ces défis comprennent: l’importance croissante du plaidoyer au niveau de capital; la nécessité d’assurer de plus en plus la cohérence de notre travail de plaidoyer aux niveaux national, régional et international; l’importance croissante du débat sur ​​la responsabilisation et les moyens de mise en œuvre; et le besoin croissant de partager des messages très spécifiques et ciblés. Dans son discours lors de notre réunion de haut niveau au cours de l’Assemblée générale, Mme Amina Mohamed, Conseiller spécial du Secrétaire général de l’ONU sur le développement et la planification post-2015, nous a défié de concrétiser exactement ce que nous entendons par «viser plus haut », et comment exactement nous voulons que le niveau d’ambition soit élevée par rapport aux résultats du Groupe de travail ouvert.

En conséquence, le Comité exécutif se concentre sur le leadership, pour donner la direction nécessaire pour relever ces défis. Nous travaillons pour nous assurer d’avoir un message très spécifique; des mécanismes de coordination régionale et de la liaison avec le travail international de plaidoyer à New York; et élaborer et communiquer des positions fortes sur la responsabilisation et les moyens de mise en œuvre. Une stratégie politique a été élaborée pour orienter le travail politique de Beyond 2015 de Septembre 2014 à 2015, et le Groupe de travail sur l’ONU joue un rôle important dans ce domaine. Les éléments clés de cette stratégie seront le prochain rapport de synthèse du Secrétaire général de l’ONU (prévu pour Novembre 2014); et la prochaine résolution sur les modalités de négociation intergouvernemental (prévue pour Octobre / Novembre 2014).

Comme vous le savez, le mois dernier Beyond 2015 a mené une enquête pour les organisations participantes, et merci à tous qui l’ont remplie. Ce sera très utile pour le Secrétariat et le Comité exécutif de veiller à communiquer des valeurs communes. Nous allons partager bientôt le rapport d’enquête.

Laissez-nous tous garder la dynamique de Beyond en 2015 pour promouvoir un fort et légitime cadre successeur aux objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement.

Nous sommes toujours ouverts pour communiquer avec vous, et comme toujours, il serait bon de vous entendre! Si vous avez des suggestions spécifiques pour le Comité exécutif, veuillez nous écrire à: greatideas4beyond2015@gmail.com‘ 

George Ndungu, Organisation africaine de la Jeunesse, Kenya. Co-présidente de Beyond 2015 / Andrew Griffiths, Sightsavers, Royaume-Uni. Co-présidente de Beyond 2015.

2. Beyond 2015 et l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies

Beyond 2015 était très active autour de la récente Assemblée générale de l’ONU. Nous sommes heureux de partager avec vous un résumé consolidé des activités, qui ont tous été capturées sur le site:

• Les notes de la réunion du Comité exécutif du 21 Septembre

• Les notes de la réunion de coordination le 22 Septembre

• Notes et nouvelles de presse (en français) de la réunion de haut niveau le 24 Septembre

• Notes de la réunion d’évaluation et stratégie du 25 Septembre

• Les notes sur les deux séminaires en ligne sur AG: Séminaire en ligne en direct de New York, et séminaire post-AG de Beyond 2015

• Résumé des travaux avec les médias dans les différents pays

• Résumé des information sur le partage de la lettre de plaidoyer

Merci à tous ceux qui ont contribué aux travaux de cette semaine de l’AGNU, en particulier ceux qui ont : facilité des réunions ; pris des notes; organisé le travail de plaidoyer auprès des agences des Nations Unies et les États membres; contribué à la campagne des médias; et partagé des messages de plaidoyer.

3. Nouveaux Groupes de Travail (Responsabilisation /  Financement du Développement)

3.1 Appel: Groupe de travail sur la responsabilisation

En Septembre 2014, Beyond 2015 a crée un groupe de travail vise à soutenir le développement de la position de la campagne sur les mécanismes de responsabilisation et reddition de comptes pour le cadre post-2015, ainsi que de surveiller le processus intergouvernemental autour cette question.

Le projet de termes de référence sont disponibles ici.

Si vous (ou votre organisation) êtes intéressé par ce sujet, veuillez écrire à Naiara Costa, directrice du plaidoyer, ncosta@beyond2015.org

3.2 Appel: Groupe de travail sur le financement du développement

En Septembre 2014, le Comité exécutif a décidé que le financement du développement (FFD) et le processus post-2015 sont complémentaires. Le Secrétariat a donc été chargé de former un petit groupe de travail sur le financement du développement, qui sera chargé d’informer la campagne sur le processus de financement du développement, et assurez que nous comprenons les implications et ramifications.

Si vous suivez déjà le processus de financement du développement et souhaitez rejoindre un petit groupe de travail, veuillez écrire à Leo Williams, coordinateur international, lwilliams@beyond2015.org.

3.3 Groupe de travail Médias

Le Groupe de travail des médias a été créé pour développer la campagne médiatique sur l’AG de l’ONU. Le groupe de travail des médias va continuer à travailler sur la base de la dynamique créée autour des médias à propos de l’AG de l’ONU. Si vous voulez vous joindre à ce groupe, veuillez envoyer un e-mail à Fiona dans fhale@beyond2015.org

3.4 Autres groupes thématiques

Merci au groupe de travail sur la GA des Nations Unies, qui a coordonné les travaux relatifs à l’AG de l’ONU. Merci également au groupe de travail sur la réaction au Groupe de Travail Ouvert, qui a développé des réactions de Beyond 2015 au Document final du GTO et aux projets des objectifs et cibles.

Tous les groupes sont ouverts aux organisations participantes de Beyond 2015. Pour plus d’informations sur les groupes thématiques, voir ici.

4 Beyond 2015 autour du monde

Pacifique: Bienvenue à Lani, nouvelle Coordonnatrice régionale pour le Pacifique  basé à Fidji, chez PIANGO. Lani a créé une page facebook pour Beyond 2015 Pacifique  

Afrique: Au Zimbabwe, Busani Sibindi a donné une interview sur la participation de la société civile dans l’agenda post-2015, le 8 Octobre à Radio Dialogue / Channel Zim. Au Burkina Faso, la chanteuse Cendrine Nama est devenue une de trois Ambassadeurs de bonne volonté de Beyond 2015 au Burkina Faso (merci Cendrine!). Au Kenya, The Seed Institute a récemment terminé son projet États Alliés, qui a fait une différence positive dans la relation entre le gouvernement et la société civile sur l’agenda post-2015.

L’Europe: En Finlande, le centre national de Beyond 2015, Kepa/Kehys Ry, a produit une vidéo sur les inégalités dans le post-2015 (en finnois et espagnol avec sous-titres en anglais). Au Royaume-Uni, Bond Beyond 2015-UK ont publié deux nouveaux documents: Inégalité dans un cadre post-2015, et la durabilité de l’environnement dans un cadre post-2015.

Amérique latine: En Bolivie, le centre national de Beyond 2015, Red Unitas, a produit une série de vidéos sur : les femmes et l’autonomisation, la durabilité environnementale et le changement climatique, la pauvreté et les inégalités et la participation et la responsabilisation. 

Asie: Au Cambodge, le centre de Beyond 2015, CCC, participera à la réunion de 2 jours sur «Le partenariat avec la société civile» à Siem Reap les 20-21 Octobre.

5. Séminaire en ligne ‘Les dirigeants de Beyond 2015 au premier plan’

Un séminaire en ligne aura lieu le 5 Novembre, 2014 15:00 CET, avec les co-présidents du Comité exécutif de Beyond 2015, George Ndungu (Organisation africaine de la jeunesse, Kenya) et Andrew Griffiths (Royaume-Uni, Sightsavers). Ils parleront de la phase actuelle des négociations post-2015, et la vision et les plans du Comité exécutif de Beyond 2015. Pour participer à cette discussion, veuillez contacter Fiona Hale fhale@beyond2015.org

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NOTICIAS DE OCTUBRE 2014!

1. Saludos de los Copresidentes de Beyond 2015!

Los Copresidentes de Beyond 2015 escriben: “En los últimos meses Beyond 2015 ha estado jugando el papel crucial de garantizar que el proceso de la Agenda Post-2015 es inclusivo y centrado en las personas. En nuestro trabajo de incidencia basado en los valores compartidos de la campaña y dirigido al informe del Grupo de Trabajo Abierto, hemos trabajado para asegurar la integración en los objetivos y metas de los 3 pilares del desarrollo sostenible – social, medioambiental y económica. Con el lanzamiento del informe final del Grupo de Trabajo Abierto (OWG), ahora se siente como que dentro del mundo del proceso post-2015 todos – los gobiernos, las agencias de la ONU y las OSC – se están mirando con desconfianza el uno al otro mientras se preparan para el largo trabajo duro de las negociaciones intergubernamentales hasta la Cumbre Post-2015 en septiembre de 2014.

En la reciente Asamblea General de la ONU, el mensaje clave fue que los líderes deben apuntar más alto (#AimHigher2015), y que la propuesta del OWG debe representar el piso y no el techo de un marco ambicioso, transformador y centrado en las personas. Nuestros mensajes de incidencia a la 69 ª Asamblea General, los cuales compartimos con más de 40 países de todo el mundo, se basaron en áreas clave de la campaña, incluyendo la participación, los derechos humanos, la igualdad, la sostenibilidad del medio ambiente, el cambio climático, las sociedades pacíficas y la rendición de cuentas. Estos mensajes fueron reforzados por decenas de artículos en la prensa y entrevistas de radio  en casi 20 países de África, Asia, América Latina, América del Norte y Europa.

Fue genial que Beyond 2015 tuvo un buen perfil en la 69 ª Asamblea General, así como cobertura global en los medios de comunicación y en los medios de comunicación social. Beyond 2015 organizó una reunión de muy alto nivel, apoyada por los Gobiernos de Suecia, Bangladesh, Colombia y Kiribati, y contando con una muy buena participación, en la cual se escucho los puntos de vista de miembros de Beyond 2015 de alrededor del mundo. Además, los representantes de Beyond 2015 se reunieron con numerosas misiones nacionales en Nueva York, y todo esto se ha asegurado de que estamos bien situados para influir en la próxima etapa de la discusión.

La fase que empieza ahora presentará muchos desafíos. Vamos a tener que organizarnos bien para poderlos enfrentar. Estos retos incluyen: la creciente importancia de influir en el nivel de capital; la necesidad de asegurar cada vez más la coherencia de nuestro trabajo de incidencia a nivel nacional, regional e internacional; la creciente importancia de los debates sobre la rendición de cuentas y los medios de ejecución; y la creciente necesidad de compartir mensajes muy concretos y enfocados. En su discurso en nuestra reunión de alto nivel durante la Asamblea General, la Señora Amina Mohammed, Asesora Especial del Secretario General de la ONU sobre la Planificación del Desarrollo Post-2015, desafió a Beyond 2015 de concretar exactamente lo que queremos decir con “apuntar más alto”, y exactamente cómo quisiéramos que se eleve el nivel de ambición en comparación con el documento final del Grupo de Trabajo Abierto.

En consecuencia, el Comité Ejecutivo se está centrando en garantizar el liderazgo que la campaña necesita para enfrentar estos desafíos. Estamos trabajando para asegurar que tenemos un mensaje bien concreto; que los mecanismos de coordinación regional y el enlace con el trabajo de incidencia internacional en Nueva York funcionan bien; y que desarrollamos y comunicamos fuertes posiciones sobre la rendición de cuentas y los medios de ejecución. Una estrategia política se ha desarrollado para guiar el trabajo político de Beyond 2015 de septiembre 2014 a 2015, y el Grupo de Trabajo sobre la ONU juega un papel importante en esto. Los elementos clave para esta estrategia serán el próximo informe de síntesis del Secretario General de la ONU (previsto para noviembre de 2014); y la próxima resolución sobre las modalidades de negociación intergubernamental (prevista para octubre / noviembre de 2014).

Como saben, el mes pasado Beyond 2015 llevó a cabo una encuesta para las organizaciones participantes, y gracias a todos los que lo completó. Esto será muy útil para la Secretaría y el Comité Ejecutivo para asegurar que comunicamos valores comunes de aquí en adelante. Pronto compartiremos el informe de la encuesta.

Pongámonos todos a mantener la dinámica de Beyond 2015 en impulsar un marco sucesor fuerte y legítimo a los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio.

Estamos siempre abiertos a comunicarnos con ustedes, y como siempre sería bueno saber de ti! En caso de tener sugerencias concretas para el Comité Ejecutivo, escríbenos en: greatideas4beyond2015@gmail.com

George Ndungu, Organización de la Juventud Africana, Kenia. Copresidente de Beyond 2015.  

Andrew Griffiths, Sightsavers, Reino Unido. Copresidente de Beyond 2015.

2. Beyond 2015 y la Asamblea General de la ONU

Beyond 2015 fue muy activa en torno a la reciente Asamblea General de la ONU. Nos complace compartir con ustedes un resumen consolidado de las actividades, todas las cuales han sido capturadas en el sitio web:

• Notas de la reunión del Comité Ejecutivo el 21 de septiembre

• Notas de la reunión de coordinación el 22 de septiembre

• Notas y comunicado de prensa en español de la reunión de alto nivel el 24 de septiembre

• Notas de reunión de evaluación y estrategia el 25 de septiembre

• Notas de los seminarios web de la campaña sobre la AG: webinario en vivo desde Nueva York, y webinario post-GA de Beyond 2015

• Resumen del trabajo con los medios de comunicación en diferentes países

• Resumen de donde se compartió la carta de incidencia

Gracias a todos los que contribuyeron a la labor de Beyond 2015 durante esta semana, especialmente los que: facilitaron las reuniones; tomaron notas; organizaron la labor de incidencia con agencias de la ONU y los Estados miembros; contribuyeron a la campaña de los medios de comunicación; y compartieron mensajes de incidencia colectiva.

3. Nuevos Grupos de Trabajo (Rendición de Cuentas y Financiación para el Desarrollo)

3.1 Convocatoria: Grupo de Trabajo sobre la Rendición de Cuentas

En septiembre de 2014, Beyond 2015 se formó un grupo de trabajo dirigido a apoyar en la elaboración de la posición de la campaña en torno a los mecanismos de rendición de cuentas para el marco posterior a 2015, así como para monitorear el proceso intergubernamental en torno a este tema.

El proyecto de términos de referencia está disponible aquí.

Si usted y / o su organización están interesados ​​en este tema, por favor, avísenos. Escribe a Naiara Costa, Directora de Incidencia de Beyond 2015, en ncosta@beyond2015.org

3.2 Convocatoria: Grupo de Trabajo sobre la Financiación para el Desarrollo

En septiembre de 2014, el Comité Ejecutivo acordó que la Financiación para el Desarrollo (FpD) y el proceso post-2015 se complementan. La Secretaría por lo tanto ha recibido el mandato para formar un pequeño grupo de trabajo sobre la FpD, que tendrá la tarea de compartir con la campaña inteligencia sobre el proceso sobre financiación para el desarrollo, y asegurar que Beyond 2015 comprende las implicaciones y ramificaciones.

Si usted ya está siguiendo el proceso de financiación para el desarrollo y desea unirse a un pequeño grupo de trabajo, por favor, avísenos. Escribe a Leo Williams, Coordinador Internacional, lwilliams@beyond2015.org.

3.3 Grupo de Trabajo de Medios de Comunicación

El Grupo de Trabajo de Medios de Comunicación se creó para desarrollar la campaña mediática sobre la ONU GA. El grupo de trabajo de los medios de comunicación va a continuar, para aprovechar el impulso creado en torno a los medios de comunicación sobre la ONU GA. Si usted desea unirse a este grupo, envíe un correo electrónico a Fiona en fhale@beyond2015.org

3.4 Otros grupos temáticos

Gracias al grupo de trabajo sobre la ONU GA, que coordinó el trabajo en relación con la ONU GA. Gracias también al grupo de trabajo sobre la reacción al OWG, que desarrolló las reacciones de Beyond 2015 al Documento Final del OWG y a los anteriores proyectos de objetivos y metas.

Todos los grupos temáticos están abiertos a organizaciones participantes en Beyond 2015. Para más información sobre los grupos temáticos de 2015, ver aquí.

4. Beyond 2015 alrededor del mundo

Pacífico: Bienvenido a Lani, nueva Coordinadora Regional del Pacífico  con sede en PIANGO en Fiji. Lani ha creado una página de facebook regional para Beyond 2015 Pacífico – échale un vistazo aquí.

África: En Zimbabwe, Busani Sibindi dio una entrevista sobre la participación de la sociedad civil en la agenda post-2015 el 8 de octubre en Radio Dialogue/Channel Zim. En Burkina Faso, la cantante Cendrine Nama es ahora uno de tres Embajadores de Buena Voluntad de Beyond 2015 en Burkina Faso (gracias Cendrine!). En Kenya, The Seed Institute ha completado recientemente su proyecto de Estados Afines, que ha hecho una diferencia positiva en la relación entre el gobierno y la sociedad civil sobre la agenda post-2015.

Europa: En Finlandia, el centro nacional de Beyond 2015 Kepa/Kehys Ry ha producido un vídeo sobre la desigualdad en la agenda post-2015 (en finés y español con subtítulos en inglés). En el Reino Unido, Bond and Beyond 2015 Reino Unido han publicado dos nuevos documentos: La desigualdad en un marco post-2015, y la sostenibilidad ambiental en un marco post-2015.

América Latina: En Bolivia, el centro nacional de Beyond 2015, Red Unitas, ha producido una serie de videos sobre el post-2015 destacando la participación de las mujeres y el empoderamiento, la sostenibilidad ambiental y el cambio climático, la pobreza y la desigualdad, y la participación y la rendición de cuentas. 

Asia: En Camboya, el centro de Beyond 2015, CCC, participará en la reunión de 2 días sobre “El partenariado con la Sociedad Civil’ en Siem Reap del 20-21 de octubre.

5. Webinario ‘Liderar con los Lideres de Beyond 2015’

Un webinario tendrá lugar el 5 de noviembre de 2014 15:00 CET, con los Copresidentes del Comité Ejecutivo de Beyond 2015, George Ndungu (Kenia, Organización de la Juventud Africana) y Andrew Griffiths (Reino Unido, Sightsavers). Hablarán de la actual fase de las negociaciones post-2015, y la visión y los planes del Comité Ejecutivo de Beyond 2015. Para unirse a esta discusión, póngase en contacto con Fiona Hale fhale@beyond2015.org

October 2014 News

1. Greetings from the Beyond 2015 Co-Chairs!

The Beyond 2015 Co-Chairs write: ‘For last few months Beyond 2015 has been playing a crucial role of ensuring that the Post-2015 Agenda process is inclusive and people-centred. By influencing the Open Working Group report based on the campaign shared values, we have worked on ensure the proposed goals and targets integrates the 3 pillars of sustainable development- social, environment and economic. With the release of the final report of the OWG, it now feels like the whole post-2015 world – Governments, UN agencies and CSOs are now looking suspiciously at one another as we get ready for the long hard work of the next year intergovernmental negotiations, in the run up to the post-2015 summit in September 2014.

In the recent concluded UN General Assembly, the key message was for world leaders to #AimHigher2015, noting the OWG’s proposal must represent the floor, not the ceiling of an ambitious transformative and people-centred framework.  Our advocacy messages to 69th UNGA, shared with over 40 countries throughout the world, were based on the campaign’s key focus areas including participation, human rights, equality, environmental sustainability, climate change, peaceful societies and accountability. These messages were reinforced by dozens of media articles and  radio interviews, in almost 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America, North America and Europe

It was great that Beyond 2015 had such a great profile at the 69th UNGA, as well as having media coverage around the world and on social media. Beyond 2015 put on a very high level and well attended meeting, which was hosted by the Governments of Sweden, Bangladesh, Columbia and Kiribati, where we heard the perspectives of Beyond 2015 members from around the world. In addition, Beyond 2015 representatives met with a lot of country missions and all this has ensured that we are in a great place to influence the next stage of the discussion.

The next stage will throw up a lot of challenges, which we will need to be organised to deal with. These include: the growing importance of capital level influencing; the need to increasingly join up our national, regional and international advocacy work; the growing importance of the accountability and means of implementation discussions; and the increasing demand for focused, concrete messages from the campaign. In her remarks in our high level meeting hosted during General Assembly, Miss Amina Mohammed, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, challenged Beyond 2015 to clarify exactly what we mean by ‘aiming higher’, and how we would like to see the level of ambition raised from the Outcome Document of the Open Working Group.

As a result, the Executive Committee has been focusing on ensuring that we provide the leadership the campaign needs to meet these challenges. We are working to ensure we have a focused message, that the regional coordination mechanisms work well and link with the international New York level advocacy, and that we develop and communicate strong positions on accountability and means of implementation. A political strategy is been developed to guide Beyond 2015 political work from September 2014-2015 and with the UN Working Group playing a major role in this. Key elements to inform this strategy will be the forthcoming synthesis report of the UN Secretary-General (expected in November 2014); and the forthcoming intergovernmental negotiation modalities resolution (expected in October/November 2014).

As you are aware, Beyond 2015 last month conducted a survey for participating organisations and thank you to all those who completed it. This is very useful to both the Secretariat and Executive Committee to ensure we communicate common values moving forward. We will be sharing the survey report soon.

Let us all keep the momentum of Beyond 2015 in pushing for a strong and legitimate successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals.

We are open to engage with you and as always it would be good to hear from you! Please do email specific suggestions to the Exec Com via greatideas4beyond2015@gmail.com

George Ndungu, Organisation of African Youth, Kenya. Beyond 2015 Co-chair

Andrew Griffiths, Sightsavers, UK. Beyond 2015 Co-chair

2. Beyond 2015 and the UN General Assembly

Beyond 2015 was very active around the recent General Assembly. We are pleased to share with you a consolidated overview of activities, which have all been captured on the website:

Overview of the media work undertaken in different countries

Thanks to all of those who contributed to the work of Beyond 2015 during this week, especially those who facilitated meetings, took notes, organised advocacy work with UN agencies and Member States, contributed to the media campaign, and shared collective advocacy messages with targets.

3. New Task Forces (Accountability and Financing for Development)

3.1 Open call to Join Beyond 2015 Accountability Task Force

In September 2014 Beyond 2015 formed a Task Force aimed at supporting in drafting the Campaign’s position around the accountability mechanisms for the post-2015 framework as well as to monitor the inter-governmental process around this issue.

The draft Terms of Reference are available here.

If you and/or your organization is interested in this theme, please, do let us know by writing to Naiara Costa, Beyond 2015 Advocacy Director, on ncosta@beyond2015.org

3.2 Open call to Join Beyond 2015 Task Force on Financing for Development

In September 2014 the Beyond 2015 Exec Com agreed that Financing for Development (FfD) and post-2015 will overlap. The Secretariat has thus been mandated to form a small FfD Task Force which will be tasked with feeding in intelligence from the FfD process and ensuring that the Beyond 2015 understands the implications and ramifications.

If you are already following the FfD process and would like to join a small Task Force, please do let us know by writing to Leo Williams, Beyond 2015 International Coordinator.

3.3 Media Task Force

The Media Task Force was set up for the UN GA media campaign. The media task force will continue, to build on the media momentum created around UN GA. If you would like to join this group, please email Fiona on fhale@beyond2015.org

3.4 Other thematic groups

Thanks to the UN GA task force, which coordinated work in relation to UN GA. Thanks also to the OWG Reaction Task Force which developed Beyond 2015’s reactions to the OWG Outcome Document and earlier draft goals and targets.

All thematic groups are open to Beyond 2015 participating organisations. More information on joining Beyond 2015’s thematic groups. .

4. Beyond 2015 around the world

Pacific: Welcome to Lani, new Pacific Regional Coordinator, based at PIANGO in Fiji. Lani has set up a Beyond 2015 Pacific regional Facebook page.

Africa: In Zimbabwe, Busani Sibindi gave an interview about civil society participation in the post-2015 agenda on Radio Dialogue on October 8. In Burkina Faso, the singer Cendrine Nama is now one of three celebrity Beyond 2015 Goodwill Ambassadors in Burkina Faso (thanks Cendrine!). In Kenya, The Seed Institute recently completed its Supportive States project, which has made a positive difference to the relationship between government and civil society on post-2015.

Europe:  In Finland, national hub KepaFinland has produced a video on inequality in the post-2015 agenda (in Finnish and Spanish with English subtitles). In the UK, BOND and Beyond 2015 UK have published two new papers: Inequality in a post-2015 framework, and Environmental Sustainability in a post-2015 framework.

Latin America: In Bolivia, national lead agency Red Unitas has produced a series of videos on post-2015 highlighting women’s participation and empowerment, environmental sustainability and climate change, poverty and inequality, and participation and accountability. 

Asia: In Cambodia, Beyond 2015 hub CCC is involved in the 2-day meeting on ‘Partnership with Civil Society’ in Siem Reap on October 20-21.

5. Lead with the Leaders webinar

A ‘Lead with the Beyond 2015 Leaders’ webinar will take place on November 5, 2014 at 3pm CET, when the Co-Chairs of the Beyond 2015 Executive Committee, George Ndungu (Kenya, Organisation of African Youth) and Andrew Griffiths (UK, Sightsavers) will speak about the current phase of the post-2015 negotiations, and the ExCom’s vision and plans for Beyond 2015. To join this discussion, please register with Fiona Hale fhale@beyond2015.org

Fiona Hale

Beyond 2015 International Officer

Working from Newcastle, UK

Email: fhale@beyond2015.org

Skype: fionahale (Newcastle, England)

Cellphone +44 (0) 7815 071918

Please note that I don’t work on Friday.

www.beyond2015.org

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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. 

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Dear Ms. Mohammed,

 2015 will be a decisive year for the elaboration of a new global development and sustainability agenda. The new agenda has the potential to create a universal set of goals to face global problems and crises that hinder sustainable development now and in the future. The Secretary General’s synthesis report will constitute a major step in the elaboration of this new agenda and its related goals.

At the UN General Assembly in September 2014 you underlined that this forthcoming report is going to be an “ambitious” one. While we welcome that the OWG report at hand addresses a series of important issues such as inequality within and among countries or important environmental aspects, looking closer serious gaps and misconceptions become evident. We would like to take the opportunity to share some observations and concerns with you regarding the OWG outcome document and would highly appreciate for them to be taken into account.

Please find attached a letter in which we focus on a few major issues underlined with a variety of examples, as well as our position paper on the ecological dimension in the post-2015 agenda.

 

Yours sincerely,

Jürgen Maier

 The German NGO Forum on Environment and Development (Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung) was founded in 1992 after the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development and coordinates the activities of German NGOs in international policy processes on sustainable development. It is legally represented by the German League for Nature, Animal Protection and Environment DNR, the umbrella organization of German nature conservation, and animal and environmental protection associations. www.forumue.de

 Jürgen Maier

Director

 German NGO Forum on Environment and Development

Marienstraße 19–20  /  10117 Berlin  /  Germany

Ecological Dimension in the Post-2015 Agenda_German NGO Forum on Environment and Development

Open Letter to Amina J. Mohammed concerning synthesis report

 

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[Beyond 2015:342] De retour du Forum Social Africain

Du 15 au 19 octobre, une délégation de Visions Solidaires a pris part aux activités de la septième édition du Forum Social Africain tenu à Dakar au Sénégal. Retour sur cet évènement majeur dans l’agenda des mouvements sociaux en Afrique.(lire la suite sur www.visionssolidaires.com )

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QUESTION 2: What do you think needs to be added to the current Open Working Group proposal, especially in relation to Addressing Inequalities?
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Post 2015 Development Framework: People’s Rights and Participation

Regards, Ahmed Swapan

www.voicebd.org

Post 2015 Development Framework: People’s Rights and Participation

A public dialogue on `Post 2015 Development Framework: People’s Right and Participation’ has been held on 3 May 2014 at Bogra in the Municipality auditorium while it was attended by a large number of stakeholders including NGOs, civil society organizations, trade unions, women groups, rights organizations, youth, lawyers and cultural groups. Nurul Islam Omar, Member of Parliament attended the occasion as Chief Guest while Abdul Latif Mondal, President of Bangladesh Union Parishad Chairman Association  presided over the meeting. Ahmed Swapan Mahmud, executive director of VOICE and also the executive member of Beyond 2015, which is a global CSO platform working on the post 2015 development agenda was present as key discussant while the program was organized by VOICE. It was moderated by KGM Faruque, executive director of PAVE-Bogra.

Speakers highlighted that the importance of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which was adopted in 2000 having eight goals as priority and halve the poverty by 2015 is still now indispensable to fulfill the commitments of the global leadership. Speakers stated that MDG is being reached to end in 2015. Despite good progress, many of the goals will not be fully met by 2015 while we need much more effort in terms of poverty alleviation hunger, preventable child and material deaths, and ensure all children have access to quality health, education, clean drinking water and sanitation services. And more importantly, there should be  a stronger commitment by global leaders to reduce the gap between rich and poor and ensure justice for all. The discussant recommended that we must learn from the MDGs experience and take into account new evidence regarding what is needed to ensure sustained improvements in human prosperity through socially inclusive and sustainable development.

Nurul Islam Omar, Member of Parliament said that the process of developing this framework should be participatory, inclusive and responsive to unheard voices of those directly affected by poverty and injustice. For implementation of the framework accountability, universality and rule of law should be ensured.

Meanwhile, discussion has been started in different countries about post 2015 development framework under direct facilitation of the United Nations. Different socio-economic organizations, civil society movement have been conducted different researches for inclusion and poverty-friendly issues in the next framework.

Ahmed Swapan Mahmud told that major political parties and the government should come forward to realize the needs of the people and engage in policy actions accordingly to resolve the crisis like climate change vulnerability, food and power crisis, inequality and social discrimination. Participants argued that the government is too centralized and, local government should be given more power to make decisions and have more control over programs and projects with the communities and local stakeholders. Speakers stressed that we need a development framework that asserts the right to development and justice for all people over private profit.

Among others, Abu Haider Assistant Professor of Bogra Azizul Haque College, Samina Parveen, Deputy Director, Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC), Kamrul Ahsan, General Secretary, Bangladesh Assistant Upazila Education Officers, Advocate Abdur Razzak, District President of Workers Party, Bogra, Khandakar Abdur Rahim, Former President of Bogra Press Club, Hasibur Rahman Bilu, Bureau Chief, Independent TV, Sharmina Rashid, Area Coordinator Proshika, Anwarul Islam, President Law Rights and Justice, Abdul Mojid, Principal Dhupchachia College, Abdul Khaleque, Executive Director, CDLS, Subrata Robidas, General Secretary, Indigenous Students Association, GM Parvej Darin, Campaigner, Amar Righs Campaign, Advocate Fakrul Ahsan, Convener, Iqtiar Uddin, Campaigner, Campaign for Good Governance spoke on the dialogue.

Ahmed Swapan Mahmud

Executive Director, VOICE
House 67, Block-Ka
Pisciculture Housing Society
Shyamoli, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh

Tel : +88-02-8158688, Cell-phone : +88-01711-881919

Website : www.voicebd.org                       

 

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[Beyond 2015:339] Statement by CPDE on UNGA

This came out at the beginning of last week. Sorry for not circulating sooner. The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness is the civil society network that engages with the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation – which in turn envisages itself as the how of the post-2015 agenda. CPDE is trying to create some crosswalks between the GPEDC agenda and the post-2015 one.

 It focuses in particular on inclusive development (with HRBA at the heart)< democratic ownership and equity, and CSOs as an equal partner in the post-2015 framework.

 Cheers

Fraser Reilly-King

Senior Policy Analyst

Analyste principal des politiques

Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) |

          Conseil canadien pour la coopération internationale (CCCI)

NEW LOCATION: 39 McArthur Ave., Ottawa, ON, K1L 8L7

613.241.7007, ext./poste 306 / Skype: fraser-ccic / freillyking@ccic.ca www.ccic.ca 

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FINAL CPDE Statement for 69TH UNGA 011014 EN

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MDGs: Small thinking Won’t Achieve Big Results

Dear Friends and Colleagues,


Here is an interesting article asking hard questions about the MDGs as we transform into the SDGs, especially in terms of targets, measurements/indicators, long-term impact,
https://www.devex.com/news/mdgs-small-thinking-won-t-achieve-big-results-84411


All the best,
Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh
UN SD Education Caucus Co-Chairs

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[World We Want 2015] Digest for Ms. Hélène H. Oord

                                      World We Want 2015

Question 1: Please read the recent OWG “outcome document”/proposal regarding sustainable development goals for Post-2015. What do you think about the recommendations of the Open Working Group? What are the strong points?
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3 Oct 2014 | Posted on: Addressing Inequalities
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Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries

10.1 by 2030 progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40% of the population at a rate higher than the national average

This is right for all assuredness.

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QUESTION 2: What do you think needs to be added to the current Open Working Group proposal, especially in relation to Addressing Inequalities?
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8 Oct 2014 | Posted on: Addressing Inequalities
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Nicole Rippin

In the draft for the Sustainable Development Goals there is a whole catalogue of goals dedicated to combating inequality. This seems impressive, but the appearance is deceptive.

Goals of little efficacy

In total, ten goals have been proposed for the reduction of inequality within and between countries. This appears promising at first glance. However, on closer inspection it becomes apparent that most of the ten goals proposed merely consist of vague calls to “improve” existing policies and regulations. Only one target has the potential to actually have an effect, as it stipulates a clear bar that can be used to measure the performance of any government worldwide. It reads: “By 2030 progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40% of the population at a rate higher than the national average.” However, three considerable weaknesses are also apparent here. Firstly, the goal is one of a total of 169 Sustainable Development Goals. With such a large number of goals it is easy for governments to simply ignore unpopular ones. Secondly, the goal stipulates that an above average rate of income growth of the bottom 40% need only be achieved by 2030. In practice, this would mean that income inequalities may continue to increase over the next 15 years, before the trend is finally reversed. In view of the massive degree of distributional injustice that already exists, we cannot avoid a further deterioration of the situation over such a long period. Thirdly, the goal is solely focused on distributional injustice with regard to income. Distributional injustice in all other areas remains unaddressed. For example, in Nigeria the percentage of children who are vaccinated against measles fell slightly from 47% to 43% between 1990 and 2008. However, this masks the fact that the vaccination rate rose for the richer 60% of the population, whilst it halved for the lowest 20% in the same period.

The decisive requirement is lacking

On 30 May 2013 an international committee appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon – the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons (HLP) – presented its report for the post-2015 agenda. This report contains a decisive demand that could represent a milestone on the path to more distributive justice. This requirement states that “a target should only be considered achieved if it is met for relevant income and social groups” – meaning, the poorest and most socially disadvantaged population parts as well as the richest ones. In other words, no-one’s access to key institutions such as education system, labour market or healthcare system should be denied or restricted on the basis of social origin, gender, race, religion or similar. This is a call for equal opportunities. The d! raft for the Sustainable Development Goals requests the collection of data and statistics disaggregated by income and social groups. However, the central requirement of the HLP report is missing. If the reduction of inequalities is truly to represent a central element of future international development co-operation, then this requirement needs to be taken into account. Just as it is necessary to include a goal that requires a much earlier beginning for the reduction of the massive inequalities in income distribution than 2030.

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Subject: [World We Want 2015] International Movement ATD Fourth World commented on the Discussion “QUESTION 2: What do you think needs to be added to the current Open Working Group proposal, especially in relation to Addressing Inequalities?”

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QUESTION 2: What do you think needs to be added to the current Open Working Group proposal, especially in relation to Addressing Inequalities?
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6 Oct 2014 | Posted on: Addressing Inequalities
New comment by International Movement ATD Fourth World

Although International Movement ATD Fourth World welcomes the Open Working Groups work on the Sustainable Development Goals, we feel that many goals fell short.

Goal 1 target 1, which states, “By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women, and children of all ages living in poverty according to national definitions”, is too broad and contains no clear reference to prioritizing those who live in the greatest poverty. This is a problem because it could lead to governments targeting only those easiest to reach, contradicting the principle of leave no one behind, which can now be found in the document’s chapeau. The Open working Group could have gone further in the area of monitoring progress by agreeing that targets should be considered met only if they are met for the lowest quintile of any population, as was proposed by some delegations during the negotiations. The International Movement ATD Fourth World found it very unfortunate that the income based measure for extreme poverty has been further entrenched under target 1.1. ATD Fourth World would like to see a multi-dimensional concepti! on and measurement of poverty in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 Agenda.

The International Movement ATD Fourth World also believes that the Open Working Group’s Goals would be more effective if they replaced almost all the terms “access to” with “right to”. This language would significantly enhance the power of people to claim their rights, and its absence is perhaps the most significant shortcoming of the Open Working Group’s document. In the participatory research people living in poverty make a direct link between participation, dignity, and more effective poverty eradication programs. Although the conception of the SDGs has been a participatory policy-making process, the text could have gone further on language for participation. There are references to cultivating the participation of local communities in water management, participatory city planning, and participatory decision-making at all levels in goals 6, 11, and 16, respectively. Yet, there is no emphasis on the direct participation of people living in poverty in the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the policies and programs that will implement the SDGs.

The International Movement ATD Fourth World regrets that the group did not agree to include the right to education, a right that the international community just ratified at the 2014 Global Education for All meeting in Oman. Some shortcomings in the area of education include a failure to address indirect cost to education, which people living in poverty highlight as one of the most significant barriers to quality education. Parents living in poverty also highlighted the need to build cooperative forms of education in partnership with communities recognizing that parents, regardless of their economic or social status, are partners in children’s educational success.

In addition, the International Movement ATD Fourth World believe the Open Working Group should have worked for more civil society engagement because the most marginalized will be permanently engaged in policy-making process at all levels.

Overall, the Open Working Group’s Report on the Sustainable Development Goals is a step in the right direction, especially because it is a universal agenda applicable to all countries. However the Goals will need improvements and a serious commitment from all actors if the progress is to reach the poorest and most marginalized people. Means of implementation is a crucial instrument to make the Post 2015 agenda a success. If Member States do not agree to invest the necessary means, this could be another ambitious UN agenda in the paper, yet meaningless in the ground.  Participatory monitoring and evaluation is another challenge for the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Response from Vision Alliance to the Open Working Group Outcome Document within the AINA consultation on inequalities

Vision Alliance is an initiative of International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), World Blind Union (WBU) and International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) working together on common advocacy and programme platforms.

Disability inclusion

Development fails when it is not attending to the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable members of the population and groups that are most at risk of marginalisation, exclusion, poverty, such as the one billion persons with disabilities worldwide, including persons with visual impairment. Vision Alliance believes that the Goals of the new framework should be considered reached only if reached for all such people. Therefore Vision Alliance applauds the Open Working Group for their attention to disability within the Open Working Group Outcome document and the considerable focus on inclusion, and call on member states throughout the process to ensure persons with disabilities are a priority and the focus on inclusion remains central to post 2015.

Equality, rights, and non-discrimination, accessibility, affordability, should be core principles of the new post 2015 framework. Vision Alliance congratulates the Open Working Group for the attention to persons with disabilities with several mentions throughout the outcome document. These include reference to disabilities in the chapeau and under Goals on education (2.5 on equal access to all levels of education; 4a on disability sensitive facilities and inclusive learning environments), the Goal on inequality (10.2 on promotion of economic, social and political inclusion), employment and inclusive cities (11.2 on safe inclusive transport; 11.7 on access to safe open spaces), and under the means of implementation regarding disaggregation of data (17.18). Building on this, access should be focused throughout the Post 2015 framework, for example access to information on general and reproductive health care; access to IT, communica! tion systems amongst others, besides cities and infrastructure.

Disaggregated data and accountability

The much needed emphasis on disaggregated data and the push for a data revolution is pivotal to ensure that the people who need support from development the most actually get it, ‘what is measured gets done’. Although further work may be needed to develop appropriate measurements and methodologies, this cannot preclude progress, as demonstrated with the successful development and introduction of new indicators and means of measurement as the MDGs progressed. It is essential that this focus on disaggregated data by disability and across all other relevant groups is maintained for the framework to be meaningful. Supporting the capacity of national statistic offices will be an essential part of ensuring this.

A weakness of the document is that the means of implementation does not address participation of those affected by poverty or development or those most vulnerable. Development should not occur without involvement of those affected.  Vision Alliance stresses the importance of the participation of persons with disabilities (and other vulnerable and marginalised groups) within Post 2015 development of programmes, monitoring mechanisms, and this needs to account for the diversity of people’s experiences of impairments and functioning, so solutions are appropriate to needs.

The Right to Health

Inequalities in access to health grossly impact on health outcomes, meaning high proportions of populations do not get the health services they need, and this also exacerbates income inequality, causes poverty, and hinders growth. Vision Alliance supports Goal 3 in the OWG Outcome Document which is ‘Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages’.  As acknowledged by this Goal, the new framework needs to go beyond the prevention of mortality heeding the importance of the ‘right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health’, of improving well-being for all people and at all ages. Yet for the most part the targets continue to emphasise mortality. Given that ill- health and disability also, can be causes and consequ! ences of poverty, and can exacerbate inequalities, it is essential that access is improved across the health continuum, from promotion, prevention, treatment, to rehabilitation, habilitation and palliative care for all people, and with an emphasis on building up health systems rather than the vertical approach that the former MDGs have been criticised for.

Vision Alliance welcomes the focus on Universal health coverage (UHC) as a strength of the Outcome Document.  If done right, UHC has enormous potential to tackle health inequalities and promote the right to health. The target 3.8 is ‘achieve universal health coverage (UHC), including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health care services, and access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all’.  Persons with disabilities can be vulnerable to ill health and can face barriers to accessing the health services they need (such as insufficient training of health practitioners to address persons’ with disabilities needs, accessibility physical or sensory, and lack of rehabilitation services). Although persons with disabilities an! d their families often face much greater health bills, ensuring no financial hardship, although a significant positive step, won’t be enough to guarantee access in practice.   An essential emphasis should be placed on addressing direct and indirect discrimination, accounting for all aspects of the right to health that is availability, affordability, accessibility, acceptability, and ensuring good quality, including ensuring an adequate institutionalized social protection system, attending to physical barriers including geographical, mobility and sensory barriers and other barriers. Vision Alliance supports the focus on UHC in Post 2015 but call for the addition of ‘with particular attention to vulnerable and marginalised groups’ or similar to ensure access is prioritised for those most in need. Further measurement of health services coverage must inclu! de focus on disaggregated data.

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6 Oct 2014 | Posted on: Addressing Inequalities
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Lal Manavado

The sole rational purpose of ‘development.

As I have oft reiterated in these fora, the sole legitimate purpose of ‘development’ is to enable every individual to lead a life of satisfaction and contentment within one’s chosen cultural framework without entailing harm to others and to our common environment.

The necessary conditions for such satisfaction and contentment are one’s ability to meet one’s six fundamental needs adequately with reference to one’s cultural norms provided that they do not entail harm to others and to our environment.

Adequacy involved here, was best described by the ancient Greek thinkers as the ‘golden mean’.

It has nothing to do with GDP or any such indicators, nor yet legalistic fictions as ‘rights’, unless they are firmly anchored in the actually observed ethics of a society, and each ‘right’ is inseperably bound to appropriate obligations on the part of those who are supposed to enjoy such a ‘right’.

L. Manavado.

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WORLD WE WANT 2015

QUESTION 2: What do you think needs to be added to the current Open Working Group proposal, especially in relation to Addressing Inequalities?
Discussion by soshea@unicef.org
15 Sep 2014 [ read more ]

1 Oct 2014 | Posted on: Addressing Inequalities
New comment by Saphira Rameshfar

Claudio’s contribution certainly gives some interesting food for thought, and I appreciate his response to what I shared.

The thrust of the point I was trying to make includes the idea of an active reflection on the ‘why’ of our development. Are we developing so that poverty is eliminated or so that lives are measurably improved? Are those the same thing? If not, how are they different? Admittedly, and necessarily, we will struggle to answer this question for years to come.

While it is arguably a better proxy than many other indicators, the human rights based approach suffers the same challenges. Is the purpose of human rights to ensure that everyone has the right to vote in democratic elections (UDHR Article 21(3))? Or so that people genuinely feel included in the institutions of society? Are those the same thing?

Moreover, within the human rights framework, you have some rights which address both the technical and relational elements. I would posit that a discussion of this is necessary for all goals … and, indeed, all rights. For example, with respect to education, the UDHR states that all have the right to education and that elementary education should be

  compulsory (26(1)). Then, it goes on to explain why – to promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations (26(2)). Whereas with respect to the right to work, the UDHR is largely technical, with little acknowledgement of the importance of the relationships. “Everyone has the right to work” (23(1)). But, why? Is it to make money (23(3)), or is it perhaps to contribute to the betterment of society at large. If it is the latter, then we need to ask important questions about what is work that betters society and how can we promote it – just as we must ask important questions about what we are teaching and why.

In the end, my contribution was not meant to reduce the importance of technical goals. It was to recognize that without pairing them with an equally robust conversation about relationships (between individuals, institutions, communities, and between all three of these elements), we run the risk of creating goals that are incomplete at best. There are, then, a large number of questions we have to ask ourselves within the context of these goals – questions related to what we mean by development and how it can be measured beyond the standard metrics.

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30 Sep 2014 | Posted on: Addressing Inequalities
New comment by Baha’i International Community

Thank you Claudio.

The thrust of the point I was trying to make includes the idea of an active reflection on the ‘why’ of our development. Are we developing so that poverty is eliminated or so that lives are measurably improved? Are those the same thing? If not, how are they different? Admittedly, and necessarily, we will struggle to answer this question for years to come.

While it is arguably a better proxy than many other indicators, the human rights based approach suffers the same challenges. Is the purpose of human rights to ensure that everyone has the right to vote in democratic elections (UDHR Article 21(3))? Or so that people genuinely feel included in the institutions of society? Are those the same thing?

Moreover, within the human rights framework, you have some rights which address both the technical and relational elements. I would posit that a discussion of this is necessary for all goals … and, indeed, all

  rights. For example, with respect to education, the UDHR states that all have the right to education and that elementary education should be compulsory (26(1)). Then, it goes on to explain why – to promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations (26(2)). Whereas with respect to the right to work, the UDHR is largely technical, with little acknowledgement of the importance of the relationships. “Everyone has the right to work” (23(1)). But, why? Is it to make money (23(3)), or is it perhaps to contribute to the betterment of society at large. If it is the latter, then we need to ask important questions about what is work that betters society and how can we promote it – just as we must ask important questions about what we are teaching and ! why.

In the end, my contribution was not meant to reduce the importance of technical goals. It was to recognize that without pairing them with an equally robust conversation about relationships (between individuals, institutions, communities, and between all three of these elements), we run the risk of creating goals that are incomplete at best. There are, then, a large number of questions we have to ask ourselves within the context of these goals – questions related to what we mean by development and how it can be measured beyond the standard metrics.

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Indigenous Persons with Disabilities gather at UN
2 Oct 2014 | Addressing Inequalities: Blog post by Elizabeth.Lockwood@cbm.org

During 22 and 23 September the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples took place at the UN in NY. This high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly brought together thousands of participants to promote cultural diversity and full inclusion of indigenous peoples in the post-2015 development process. Indigenous persons with disabilities from around the globe also attended representing the Indigenous Persons with Disabilities Global Network (IPWDGN).

Strong advocacy efforts from IPWDGN with support from the International Disability Alliance resulted in four references to indigenous

  persons with disabilities in the Outcome Document released on 22 September:

“We commit ourselves to promoting and protecting the rights of indigenous persons with disabilities and to continuing to improve their social and economic conditions, including by developing targeted measures for the aforementioned action plans, strategies or measures, in collaboration with indigenous persons with disabilities. We also commit ourselves to ensuring that national legislative, policy and institutional structures relating to indigenous peoples are inclusive of indigenous persons with disabilities” (para 9).

“We commit ourselves to working with indigenous peoples to disaggregate data, as appropriate, or conduct surveys and to utilizing holistic indicators of indigenous peoples’ well-being to address the situation and needs of indigenous peoples and individuals, in particular older persons, women, youth, children and persons with disabilities” (para 10).

These references are significant since there are approximately 54 million indigenous persons with disabilities throughout the world who face multiple forms of discrimination in society. These barriers stem from both indigenous and disability status. In particular, indigenous persons with disabilities lack access to development programmes and funds, education, employment, health care, communication and transportation services, language and culture, traditional justice systems, and political decision-making processes.

Both the international indigenous rights movement and disability rights movement have UN Conventions. The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted by the General Assembly in 2007. In addition, in 2006, the General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), which entered into force in 2008 and has 150 ratifications and158 signatories to the Convention. Both the disability rights and indigenous peoples movements have been active on the rights of groups within their constituencies and both the UNDRIP and the UNCRPD include protections for indigenous peoples with disabilities.

Despite these efforts, indigenous persons with disabilities have traditionally remained invisible from both disability and indigenous policies, and even today are not always included. As such, to advance the rights of indigenous persons with disabilities, as well as their inclusion in development, it is essential that their perspectives be   included in work on the rights of indigenous peoples, and that work on disability rights incorporate an indigenous perspective. A future development framework focused only on economic poverty will not

  address the widespread inequality faced by persons with disabilities, in particular indigenous peoples with disabilities in all areas of life.

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Climate Change and Persons with Disabilities
2 Oct 2014 | Addressing Inequalities: Blog post by Elizabeth.Lockwood@cbm.org

On Sunday 21 September, more than 300,000 marchers flooded the streets of New York City making it the largest climate change march in history and putting this important issue on the top of the global agenda. In addition, in conjunction to the opening of the 69th UN General Assembly, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted the UN Climate Summit on Tuesday, 23 September. It was lovely timing since it was also the Fall Equinox (Spring Equinox for my friend! s in the Southern Hemisphere – !Hola Uruguay!)

Due to this high-level event, climate change has been a pervasive topic at the UN and in NYC and this theme will continue to be important as the post-2015 development agenda progresses. One example is that the newly appointed President of General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, will hold a High-level Event on Combating Climate Change in June 2015.

With this increased emphasis on climate change – and related disaster risk reduction (DRR) – in the post-2015 process, it is crucial that persons with disabilities are included in these conversations, debates and initiatives. Why is this important?

It is important because weather-related disasters are increasing in number and severity and the number of people affected by them has risen. Disasters and their aftermath have a huge impact on persons with disabilities who are among the most vulnerable in an emergency, sustaining disproportionately higher rates of morbidity and mortality, and at the same time being among those least able to access emergency support. For example, research indicates that the mortality rate among persons with disabilities was twice that of the rest of the population during the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami (UN, 2013). Moreover, for every person that dies during a disaster, it is estimated that three

people sustain an injury, many causing long-term disabilities, such as the case in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake in which approximately 200,000 people are expected to live with long-term disabilities as a result of injuries (UN Enable, 2013).

Persons with disabilities are often forgotten, and most likely to be abandoned during disasters (DiDRRN, 2013) as well as more likely to be invisible and overlooked in emergency relief operations (Choy, 2009). When the emergency hits they may have difficulty reaching safe areas, become separated from family and friends which is a key to survival and coping, have trouble accessing vital emergency information, or lose assistive devices such as wheelchairs, crutches, prostheses, white canes or hearing aids. In addition, moving and transferring persons with disabilities requires handling techniques to avoid injury or further injury. Yet, the first-ever UN global survey of persons living with disabilities and how they cope with disasters indicates that the percentage of those with disabilities who could evacuate with no difficulty almost doubles if they

   were given sufficient time. This underlines the importance of early warning systems and ensuring th! at warnings reach all members of the community regardless of any mobility or communication barriers (UNISDR, 2013).

For the few who are evacuated, shelters are not accessible and consequently survivors with disabilities are also excluded from the emergency responses: including food, basic needs and health support. In addition, in the aftermath of a disaster, the damage to infrastructure caused by extreme weather events can reduce or completely remove access and safe mobility. Inclusive practice in all relief operations is needed to ensure that response and service delivery is not fragmented but mindful of all sources of vulnerability (Kett & Scherrer, 2009).

Recommendations

  • Strong advocacy by and with persons with disabilities is needed to ensure disability inclusion is a key criterion in all emergency relief operations.
  • The evidence base concerning the vulnerability of persons with disabilities in weather-related emergencies, and key factors, which create resilience, need to be greatly strengthened, with key messages disseminated.
  • Evaluations of both emergency and development programmes, in areas affected by a changing climate, need to clearly include disability in their terms of reference.
  • Early warning systems need to ensure that warnings reach all members of the community, including persons with disabilities regardless of mobility or communication barriers.
  • In the reconstruction phase following severe weather and other emergencies, it is essential that universal accessibility standards are applied in all public buildings and spaces, water and sanitation points and for the homes where people w! ith mobility disabilities live.
  • Disaster Risk Reduction activities at all levels need to specifically include persons with disabilities as a vulnerable group.

References

Choy, R. (2009). Disasters are always inclusive: Vulnerability in humanitarian crises, Development Bulletin, Special Issue No. 73, April 2009, Development Studies Network, ANU, Canberra.

DiDRRN. (2013). Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Simulation Exercise. From: www.didrrn.net/home/

Kett, M and Scherrer, V. (2009). The Impact of Climate Change on People with Disabilities. Report of e-discussion hosted by The Global Partnership for Disability & Development (GPDD) and The World Bank (Human Development Network – Social Protection/Disability & Development Team).

UN. (2013). Panel Discussion on Disaster resilience and disability: ensuring equality and inclusion. United Nations Headquarters on October 10, 2013.

UN Enable. (2013). Disability, natural disasters and emergency situations: A need to include persons with disabilities. From www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1546

UNISDR. (2013, October 10). UN Global Survey Explains Why So Many People Living with Disabilities Die in Disasters. [Press release 2013/29].
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WORLD WE WANT 2015

QUESTION 2: What do you think needs to be added to the current Open Working Group proposal, especially in relation to Addressing Inequalities?
Discussion by soshea@unicef.org

15 Sep 2014 [ read more ]

26 Sep 2014 | Posted on: Addressing Inequalities
New comment by International Dalit Solidarity Network

The Open Working Group (OWG) outcome document regarding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for post-2015 lacks inclusion of those affected by caste-based discrimination. Discrimination based on caste status is a strong indicator for the high poverty levels that caste-affected people experience. Most ‘untouchables’ – known in South Asia as Dalits, live below the poverty line, earn less than the minimum wage, have no access to education, experience segregation in access to housing and suffer from numerous diseases, not least because of lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitation. Pervasive discrimination keeps them poor, uneducated, in terrible living conditions and in menial jobs. See IDSN webpage on the post-2015 agenda.

IDSN is concerned about the failure to recognise caste-affected groups

  and specifically identify these marginalized groups in the OWG Final Report. This, given it is a group that numbers more than a quarter of a billion people who are subjected to poverty, social exclusion and discrimination – factors to be addressed in the post-2015 agenda.

Almost all UN human rights bodies have raised concerns about caste-based discrimination in a multitude of states. See IDSN Compilation of UN references to caste-based discrimination, Draft UN Principles and Guidelines for the effective elimination of discrimination based on work and descent and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights statements on caste. In their joint statement from May 2013, seven UN experts expressed their hope that the post-2015 agenda would include specific goals for the advancement of Dalits, stressing that caste-based discrimination is a major structural factor underlying poverty.! In 2013, the UN Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism stated that, “a disproportionate percentage of Dalits live in abject poverty and face discrimination and exclusion at social, economic and political levels.” The Inclusion and addition of references to caste, caste status or caste discrimination, alongside and on par with other forms of discrimination, in the OWG Final Report would be well justified and in line with language applied in recent, official UN reports and statements by high level UN officials, including the UN Secretary-General and High Commissioner for Human Rights. Additionally, the UN-NGLS recommendations on the SDGs, based on numerous consultations with a multitude of ! civil society actors, address and explicitly mention caste-based discrimination in a number of areas.

As victims of caste-based discrimination are routinely denied access to water, schools, health services, land, markets and employment, it has been a major obstacle to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The social exclusion of Dalits and similarly affected communities lead to high levels of poverty among affected population groups and exclusion, or reduced benefits, from development processes.

IDSN strongly recommends that caste-affected groups are addressed in the post-2015 agenda and are clearly identifiable in the outcome document. Specifically, IDSN recommends that caste be explicitly mentioned and addressed in Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries, Target 2: by 2030 empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion, caste or economic or other status. Leaving out caste and similar forms of discrimination from this equation means that hundreds of millions of people will indeed be “left behind”

preventing the agenda from being achieved.

26 Sep 2014 [ read more ] [ reply ]

1 Oct 2014 | Posted on: Addressing Inequalities
New comment by Tricia Callender Consultant

Dear All,

This conversation is very interesting. We have learned a great deal and just as a reminder we will synthesize these responses and share them within the UN and with you upon completion of the consultation. We look forward to the continued debate/dialogue.

Best,

Tricia Callender

AINA Consultation Manager

tcallender@unicef.org

1 Oct 2014 [ read more ] [ reply ]

Question 1: Please read the recent OWG “outcome document”/proposal regarding sustainable development goals for Post-2015. What do you think about the recommendations of the Open Working Group? What are the strong points?
Discussion by soshea@unicef.org
15 Sep 2014 [ read more ]

1 Oct 2014 | Posted on: Addressing Inequalities
New comment by Tricia Callender Consultant

Dear AINA Members:

Thank you for you interest in our consultation. The conversation regarding what might be added to the OWG report has been very lively and interesting. We wanted to also get some feedback about what, in your opinion, the OWG Report got right, as your previous contributions were definitely shared with the OWG committee. Please let us know what you are pleased to see in the report and your recommendations for how to operationalize these tenets moving forward.

Best,

Tricia Callender

AINA Consultation Mananager

tcallender@unicef.org

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WORLD  WE  WANT 2015

QUESTION 2: What do you think needs to be added to the current Open Working Group proposal, especially in relation to Addressing Inequalities?
Discussion by soshea@unicef.org

15 Sep 2014 [ read more ]

26 Sep 2014 | Posted on: Addressing Inequalities
New comment by Association pour la promotion de la lutte contre les violences faites aux femmes et la participation au développement de la femme Africaine”LUCOVIFA”

Les causes profondes de ces inégalités restent les acteurs qui meublent chaque société.

Bien que les OMD sont mis sur pied pour améliorer les maux qui minent les sociétés, la volonté politique de mise en oeuvre de ces objectifs tarde encore à être effectif.

Il sera donc necessaire que chaque gouvernement à chaque debut de période présente son plan d’actions,  et même vulgarise pour ce qui est de chaque point des OMD, actions qui seront suivies, évaluées et corrigées; ceci pour chacun des points des OMD. Enfin présenter un rapport des actions menées pour chacun des points des OMD, et en tirer profit des échecs pour mieux demarrer la période suivante. La vulgarisation des travaux est très importante, en ce moment tous les acteurs de la sociétés doivent se sentir concernés, même dans la conscience.

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26 Sep 2014 | Posted on: Addressing Inequalities
New comment by International Dalit Solidarity Network

The Open Working Group (OWG) outcome document regarding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for post-2015 lacks inclusion of those affected by caste-based discrimination. Discrimination based on caste status is a strong indicator for the high poverty levels that caste-affected people experience. Most ‘untouchables’ – known in South Asia as Dalits, live below the poverty line, earn less than the minimum wage, have no access to education, experience segregation in access to housing and suffer from numerous diseases, not least because of lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitation. Pervasive discrimination keeps them poor, uneducated, in terrible living conditions and in menial jobs. See IDSN webpage on the post-2015 agenda.

IDSN is concerned about the failure to recognise caste-affected groups and specifically identify these marginalized groups in the OWG Final Report. This, given it is a group that numbers more than a quarter of a billion people who are subjected to poverty, social exclusion and discrimination – factors to be addressed in the post-2015 agenda.

Almost all UN human rights bodies have raised concerns about caste-based discrimination in a multitude of states. See IDSN Compilation of UN references to caste-based discrimination, Draft UN Principles and Guidelines for the effective elimination of discrimination based on work and descent and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights statements on caste. In their joint statement from May 2013, seven UN experts expressed their hope that the post-2015 agenda would include specific goals for the advancement of Dalits, stressing that caste-based discrimination is a major structural factor underlying poverty.! In 2013, the UN Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism stated that, “a disproportionate percentage of Dalits live in abject poverty and face discrimination and exclusion at social, economic and political levels.” The Inclusion and addition of references to caste, caste status or caste discrimination, alongside and on par with other forms of discrimination, in the OWG Final Report would be well justified and in line with language applied in recent, official UN reports and statements by high level UN officials, including the UN Secretary-General and High Commissioner for Human Rights. Additionally, the UN-NGLS recommendations on the SDGs, based on numerous consultations with a multitude of ! civil society actors, address and explicitly mention

caste-based discrimination in a number of areas.

As victims of caste-based discrimination are routinely denied access to water, schools, health services, land, markets and employment, it has been a major obstacle to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The social exclusion of Dalits and similarly affected communities lead to high levels of poverty among affected population groups and exclusion, or reduced benefits, from development processes.

IDSN strongly recommends that caste-affected groups are addressed in the post-2015 agenda and are clearly identifiable in the outcome document. Specifically, IDSN recommends that caste be explicitly mentioned and addressed in Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries, Target 2: by 2030 empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion, caste or economic or other status. Leaving out caste and similar forms of discrimination from this equation means that hundreds of millions of people will indeed be “left behind” preventing the agenda from being achieved.

26 Sep 2014 [ read more ] [ reply ]

26 Sep 2014 | Posted on: Addressing Inequalities
New comment by Claudio Schuftan

Happy to read Saphira’s and Daniel’s postings! Both are so right.

If, and only if, the draft post2015 agenda were truly HR-based (I say were because it is NOT), it would urge countries to prepare long term plans for the progressive realization of different key HR (15 yrs + plans?) and then set annual benchmarks for the first 2 years of where processes ought to be at the end of each year pointing in the direction of the full realization of each of those rights long term. Then, every year, benchmarks for the coming 2 years would be set by each country and so forth. Long term goals –a la MDGs– are futile. Countries, TOGETHER WITH public interest civil society organizations, must

together negotiate yearly the benchmarks for the next 2 year only and strictly monitor things. Development is fluid and needs constant democratic readjustments.

Sorry, Saphira, this may sound ideal –and you denounce this. But at least we would be using a true HR-based approach and not the bunch of proxies you so rightly denounce.

Claudio

cschuftan@phmovement.rorg

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Please sign! Veuillez signer! Declaración a firmar! Leave no-one behind – ne laisse person derrière – no deja a nadir atrás

Dear Beyond 2015 campaign,

Beyond 2015 will be adding its logo to this joint CSO declaration to the Secretary General – please join us! Send your organisational logo to Anoshe Waheed – An.waheed@savethechildren.org.uk – with ‘logo’ in the subject line, before October 5. More information below – please scroll down for English. 

Chère campagne Beyond 2015,

Beyond 2015 va ajouter notre logo à une déclaration conjointe des OSC au Secrétaire Général – veuillez nous rejoigner! Envoyez le logo de votre organisme à Anoshe Waheed – An.waheed@savethechildren.org.uk – avec «logo» dans le titre du message, avant le 5 Octobre. Plus d’informations et la déclaration en français ci-dessous. 

Estimada campaña Beyond 2015,

Beyond 2015 se suma a una declaración conjunta de las OSC a la Secretaría General – les invitamos a unirse! Envíe el logo de su organización a Anoshe Waheed – An.waheed@savethechildren.org.uk – con “logo” en la línea de asunto, antes del 5 de octubre. Más información y la declaración en español a continuación.

More information! 

With the release of the UN Secretary General’s Synthesis Report fast approaching, I’m writing to ask you to join us in calling for the report to include the recommendation that no target be considered met unless it is met for all social and economic groups.

A simple ask, with truly transformative potential. 

This recommendation offers a concrete chance to help ensure an end to inequalities and a future where marginalised groups are no longer left behind. It’s critical that we don’t let this powerful principle slip off the agenda.

We understand that the window to influence the Secretary General’s report is closing rapidly. We must therefore act now.

Our best chance of influence is to demonstrate strong, broad-based support from across civil society. Numbers count.

Please show your support for the short statement below, by sharing a high resolution version of your organisational logo by COB Sunday 5 October. All logos should be sent to Anoshe Waheed – An.waheed@savethechildren.org.uk – with ‘logo’ in the subject line.

We would also be grateful if you could circulate this email among your networks – our ability to influence rests on our ability to mobilise as many organisations behind this principle as possible. 

Let’s ensure our shared voice, and commitment to leave no one behind, is heard by the Secretary General.

With thanks in advance for your partnership

Helen Morton

Senior Advocacy Adviser – Post 2015, Save the Children

STATEMENT FOR SIGN-ON: 

Inequalities are not an inevitable outcome of development progress.  If we are to recognize the truly transformative potential of the new development framework we must embed equity at its core. 

No one must be left behind by virtue of their gender, age, disability, income, geography or ethnicity.

We, the undersigned organizations, urge the United Nations Secretary General to include an explicit commitment in his Synthesis Report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda that no target should be considered met unless it is met for all social and economic groups.

Plus d’informations!

Chère campagne Beyond 2015, 

Avec la prochaine sortie du Rapport de synthèse du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, je vous écris pour vous demander de vous joindre à nous pour demander l’inclusion dans le rapport de la recommandation qu’aucune cible doit être considérée remplie que si elle est satisfaite pour tous les groupes sociaux et économiques.

Un simple demande, avec un potentiel véritablement transformateur.

Cette recommandation offre une chance concrète d’aider à assurer la fin des inégalités et un avenir où les groupes marginalisés ne sont plus laissés pour compte. Il est essentiel que nous ne permettons pas que ce principe glisse de l’ordre du jour. 

Nous comprenons que la fenêtre d’influencer le rapport du Secrétaire général se referme rapidement. Nous devons donc agir maintenant.

Notre meilleure chance d’influence est de démontrer un large soutien de l’ensemble de la société civile. Les nombres comptent.

Veuillez montrer votre soutien à la courte déclaration ci-dessous, en partageant  une version haute résolution de votre logo de l’organisme avant la fin Dimanche 5 Octobre. Tous les logos doivent être envoyés à Anoshe Waheed – An.waheed@savethechildren.org.uk – avec «logo» dans le sujet du message.

Nous serions également reconnaissants si vous pouviez faire circuler ce message auprès de vos réseaux – notre capacité à influencer repose sur notre capacité à mobiliser le plus grand nombre d’organisations de ce principe que possible.

Faisons en sorte que notre voix commune, et l’engagement à ne laisser personne derrière, est entendu par le Secrétaire général.

Avec nos remerciements à l’avance pour votre collaboration

Helen Morton

Save the Children 

DÉCLARATION:

Les inégalités ne sont pas une conséquence inévitable du progrès de développement. Pour reconnaître le potentiel véritablement transformateur du nouveau cadre de développement, nous devons intégrer l’équité à sa base.

Personne ne doit être laissé derrière en raison de leur sexe, l’âge, le handicap, le revenu, la géographie ou l’origine ethnique.

Nous, les organisations soussignées, demandons au Secrétaire général des Nations Unies d’inclure un engagement explicite dans son rapport de synthèse sur l’agenda de développement post-2015 : qu’aucune cible doit être considérée comme atteinte sans être satisfaite pour tous les groupes sociaux et économiques.

Más información

Estimado Colega 

Con el próximo lanzamiento del Informe de Síntesis del Secretario General de la ONU, le escribo para pedir que se unan a nosotros para urgir la inclusión en el informe la recomendación que ningún objetivo debe considerarse logrado si no se logra para todos los grupos sociales y económicos.

Una demanda simple, con un potencial verdaderamente transformador.

Esta recomendación ofrece una oportunidad concreta para ayudar a poner fin a las desigualdades. Ofrece un futuro en el que los grupos marginados ya no se quedan atrás. Es muy importante que no permitamos que este poderoso principio se pierda de la agenda.

Entendemos que la ventana para influir en el informe del Secretario General se está cerrando rápidamente. Debemos actuar ahora.

Nuestra mejor oportunidad de influencia es demostrar un fuerte apoyo con una base amplia de toda la sociedad civil. Los números cuentan.

Para mostrar su apoyo a la corta declaración (a continuación), enviarnos una versión de alta resolución del logotipo de su organización, antes del domingo 5 de octubre. Todos los logos deben ser enviadas a Anoshe Waheed – An.waheed@savethechildren.org.uk – y favor de poner ‘logo’ en la línea de asunto.

También agradeceríamos la distribución de este correo electrónico entre sus redes. Nuestra posibilidad de influir depende de nuestra capacidad para movilizar a la mayor cantidad de organizaciones como sea posible a favor de esta resolución.

Trabajemos juntos para asegurar que el Secretario General escucha nuestra voz común y nuestro compromiso de no dejar a nadie atrás.

Gracias de antemano por su colaboración

Helen Morton

Save the Children 

DECLARACIÓN:

Las desigualdades no son un resultado inevitable del progreso del desarrollo. Para reconocer el potencial verdaderamente transformador del nuevo marco de desarrollo, habrá que incorporar la equidad en su núcleo.

Nadie debe quedarse atrás en virtud de su sexo, edad, discapacidad, ingresos, la geografía o la etnia.

Las organizaciones abajo firmantes instamos al Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas a incluir un compromiso explícito en su informe de síntesis sobre la Agenda de Desarrollo Post-2015, que ningún objetivo debe considerarse cumplido a menos que se cumple para todos los grupos sociales y económicos.

Fiona Hale

Beyond 2015 International Officer

Working from Newcastle, UK

Email: fhale@beyond2015.org

Skype: fionahale (Newcastle, England)

Cellphone +44 (0) 7815 071918

Please note that I don’t work on Friday.

Join the Beyond 2015 Thunderclap - click here to call on world leaders to #aimhigher2015 to put people and the planet at the centre of the #post2015 #SDGs. 

www.beyond2015.org

Follow Beyond 2015 on Twitter @Beyond2015 and Facebook

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World We Want 2015

QUESTION 2: What do you think needs to be added to the   current Open Working Group proposal, especially in relation to Addressing   Inequalities? Discussion by soshea@unicef.org

 

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purposefully embraced.

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25 Sep 2014 | Posted   on: Addressing Inequalities New comment by Daniel Perell

The proposed SDGs – ending poverty in all its forms everywhere, ending   all forms of discrimination against women and girls, etc. – are enormous.   It’s therefore important to acknowledge that while structural change will be   important and necessary, it cannot be the only approach. A better world   cannot be legislated into being. As Lasanthi Daskon suggested in a previous   post, the attitudes, beliefs, and motivations of flesh-and-blood people (both   individually and collectively) are critical to progress, and must therefore   be addressed more substantively and clearly in the proposed goals.

Goal 16 provides one example. Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies   clearly requires the repeal of housing laws that exclude certain groups or   populations. But formal measures like this do little to address   self-segregation, ethnocentrism, and other voluntary barriers to integration   grounded not in policy and procedure, but in beliefs, values, assumptions,   emotions, and qualities of spirit. Gender inequality is reflected in   countless institutional forms, but is also manifest, in microcosm, in the   fact that women and men are both more likely to interrupt a women than a man.   Put simply, society is shaped as much by the choices of countless individuals   as the laws of governments and policies of agencies. Both must be   addressed.

The proposed SDGs are therefore somewhat problematic to the extent that   they place undue emphasis on structural and technocratic approaches. But by   no means is the human element entirely absent. Indicator 4.7, for example,   references “education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles,   human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and   non-violence, global citizenship, and appreciation of cultural diversity and   of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.” Adding a strongly   normative component to the focus on technical expertise and analysis   elsewhere within Goal 4,  this indicator speaks to the attitudes and   values that will be needed for humanity to develop sustainably and   holistically into the future. It contributes to a discourse about the   principles upon which the world we want will have to be built.

Conversations such as this will be needed not only around education, but   also governance, health, social inclusion, and countless other thematic   areas. The negotiations around the SDGs are a critical arena of international   deliberation, and the potential of the goals to advance the normative   foundations of progress should be consciously and

25 Sep 2014 | Posted   on: Addressing Inequalities New comment by Saphira Rameshfar

Key to effectively addressing the many challenges facing the global   community today will be effectively diagnosing the sources of those   challenges – that is, accurately distinguishing symptoms of problems from   their root causes and drivers. The chapeau of the proposal, to take one key   example, suggests that “poverty eradication is the greatest global challenge   facing the world today.” But arguably the greatest problem is not poverty,   but the fact that poverty is allowed to persist when food, water, and other   resources exist in sufficient quantities to sustain all on the planet.

In this light, poverty reflects not simply a scarcity of material   resources, but a deficiency in the way human beings perceive, relate to, and   value one another. “Poverty”, in other words, is not the problem. We are   the problem. We are also the solution – but only in so far as we embrace that   reality and act on it.

Focus on technical targets and easily quantifiable indicators in the SDGs   therefore needs to be accompanied by a thorough reconceptualization of the   many kinds of relationships that sustain society at all levels. Patterns of   interaction and association between the individual, the community, and the   institutions of society; between humanity and the natural world; between   members of the family unit; between the components of a global economic order   – these and  many more will need to be carefully considered and likely   re-envisioned in various respects.  How are human beings to relate and   act towards one another? What qualities are to characterize the life of   society? What systems and structures will be required by communities of   purpose and contribution? And how can development efforts avoid the pitfalls   of naiveté and empty idealism, while similarly refusing to embrace   expediency, cynicism, and compromise in the name of “realism”? These are the   kinds ! of questions that will need to be explored time and again. 25 Sep 2014 [ read more ] [ reply ]

 

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[Beyond 2015:336] Webinar / webinario / seminaire en ligne: UNGA analysis / Analyse de l’AGNU / Análisis AGNU.  Oct 2, 2014 15.00 CET

(Español abajo) (Francais ci-dessous)

On Thurs Oct 2 at 9.00 New York, 15.00 Brussels, there will be a webinar with Beyond 2015 representatives who were in New York this week to analyse the UN General Assembly week and share ideas about the way forward.

If you would like to register for the call, please email me on
fhale@beyond2015.org.  

El jueves 2 de octubre a las 9.00 EDT Nueva York (15.00 CET Bruselas), habrá un webinario con representantes de Beyond 2015 quienes estuvieron en Nueva York esta semana, para analizar la Asamblea General de las NNUU y compartir ideas sobre los próximos pasos.  

(El webinario se llevará a cabo en inglés.)


Para inscribirse, enviar un mensaje a fhale@beyond2015.org.  

Jeudi 2 Octobre à 9.00h EDT New York (15.00 CET Bruxelles), webinaire avec représentants de Beyond 2015 qui ont été à New York cette semaine pour analyser l’Assemblée générale de l’ONU partager des idées sur les prochains pas.
(Le webinaire aura lieu en anglais.)

Pour vous inscrire, veuillez envoyer un message a fhale@beyond2015.org.   

Fiona Hale

Beyond 2015 International Officer

Working from Newcastle, UK

Email: fhale@beyond2015.org

Skype: fionahale (Newcastle, England)

Cellphone +44 (0) 7815 071918

Please note that I don’t work on Friday. 

Join the Beyond 2015 Thunderclap - click here to call on world leaders to #aimhigher2015 to put people and the planet at the centre of the #post2015 #SDGs. 

www.beyond2015.org 

Follow Beyond 2015 on Twitter @Beyond2015 and Facebook

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Call for Participation – Beyond 2015 Conference (Copenhagen, 13-14 Nov, 2014) deadline 26 Sept

 

Dear all,

 

Please note below and disseminate to relevant networks. If interested, kindly follow guidelines and direct questions to the contacts provided. This is not a FEMNET process.

Kind regards,

Yvette

 Cc: fhale@beyond2015.org

 

FYI (Version Francaise ci-dessous)

 

CONFERENCE INVITATION

Beyond 2015 Copenhagen CSO Conference

UN City, Copenhagen, 13-14 November 2014

 

The Beyond 2015 Copenhagen CSO Conference will bring approx. 200 civil society representatives to Copenhagen with the objective of taking stock of the post-2015 agenda and the global goals for sustainable development. The conference is an important opportunity for jointly discussing the outcome of the 69th session of the UNGA, influencing the final UNSG Synthesis Report on the post-2015 Agenda, and to engage in CSO strategizing for the crucial and final year of the post-2015 negotiations. Addressing the social, economic and environmental aspects of inequality will be a specific theme for the conference.

 In the first day and a half, civil society representatives will explore the challenges and opportunities in the post-2015 process, and produce an outcome document, including an agenda for action and key recommendations to policy makers and Government representatives. The Beyond 2015 Copenhagen CSO Conference will lead up to a high-level segment on the 14th of November 2014, co-organized by Beyond 2015, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and the UN Nordic Office, which aims to facilitate a dialogue between Beyond 2015 and Governments and UN representatives.

Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, candidate for President UN General Assembly and Mr. Mogens Jensen, Danish Minister for Trade and Development has confirmed their participation, and we have invited Mrs. Amina Mohammed, UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 (TBC) and Mr. Sam Kutesa, President Elect of the UN General Assembly (TBC) as keynote speakers. The programme is being developed and additional speakers will still be added.

The Beyond 2015 Copenhagen CSO Conference will be a key moment for global civil society to take stock of progress on the creation of the new post-2015 framework and influencing the final stage of negotiations, raising the ambition and ensuring that governments are committed to an ambitious, transformative agenda which tackles the key issues of our time; inequality, environmental sustainabilty, poverty eradication, human rights, peace and security and participation.

Civil society leaders from the national, regional and global post-2015 processes are strongly encouraged to apply for participation. Participation is not restricted to Beyond 2015. Only one person per organization will be considered 

 Criteria for attendance by civil society

- Knowledge and expertise in poverty, inequality and marginalization in the context of sustainable development  in all three dimensions, the social, environmental and economic;

- Experience in the post-2015 process at the national, regional or global level;

- Active member of an organization or platform involved in the post-2015 processes;

- Represent and be accountable to a wider constituency;

- Committed to feedback to the partners at regional and/or national level;

Participation is not restricted to Beyond 2015 members. Gender, regional and thematic representation will be considered. Funding for a number of participants from the Global South is available. Please indicate this in the conference application form. The conference organizers will review all applications and inform succesfull applicants by October 3, 2014. Self-funded participants must also submit a full application.

Deadline; All interested applicants must send the application form as soon as possible, and latest by 26th September 2014 (Midnight ECT)Send to conference organizer Morten Emil Hansen; meh@policyadvice.dk

Further details and the application form can be found at http://www.beyond2015.org/copenhagen-conference-2014

Best regards

Leo Williams

International Coordinator

Beyond 2015

www.beyond2015.org

Tel: 0032 2 743 87 97

 

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CONFÉRENCE INVITATION
Après 2015 Conférence de Copenhague OSC
Ville de l’ONU, Copenhague, 13-14 Novembre 2014

 

La Conférence de Copenhague de Beyond 2015 regroupera environ 200 représentants de la société civile à Copenhague avec pour objectif de faire le point sur l’agenda post-2015 et les objectifs mondiaux de développement durable. Cette conférence est une occasion importante pour discuter conjointement les résultats de la 69ème session de l’AGNU, influencer le rapport de synthèse finale du SG de l’ONU sur l’agenda post-2015, et s’engager dans l’élaboration de stratégies pour la société civile pour la dernière cruciale année des négociations post-2015. Cette rencontre est également une occasion pour aborder les aspects sociaux, économiques et environnementaux de l’inégalité qui fera l’objet de discussions lors de la conférence.

Durant une journée et demie (1ere journée et 2eme journée), les représentants de la société civile exploreront les défis et opportunités du processus post-2015 afin de produire un document final qui comprendra un plan d’action de même que des recommandations clés pour les décideurs et les représentants gouvernementaux. La Conférence de Copenhague des OSC organisé par Beyond 2015 débouchera sur un panel de haut niveau le 14 Novembre 2014 qui aura pour objectif la facilitation d’un dialogue entre Beyond 2015, les gouvernements et les représentants de l’ONU. Ce panel de haut niveau est co-organisée par Beyond 2015, le ministère des Affaires étrangères du Danemark et l’Office Nordique des Nations Unies.

M. Mogens Lykketoft, candidat à la présidence de l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies et M. Mogens Jensen, Ministre danois du commerce et du développement ont confirmé leur participation, et nous avons également invité Mme Amina Mohamed, Conseiller spécial du Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies sur le post-2015 (à confirmer) et M. Sam Kutesa, président élu de l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies (à confirmer) comme conférenciers. Le programme est en cours d’élaboration et des intervenants supplémentaires seront rajoutés.

La Conférence de Copenhague des OSC de Beyond 2015 OSC sera un moment clé pour la société civile mondiale de faire le point des progrès réalisés dans la création du nouveau cadre post-2015, influencer la phase finale de négociations, élever le niveau d’ambition et veiller à ce que les gouvernements s’engagent pour un cadre ambitieux et transformative qui répond aux questions clés de notre siècle : inégalité, viabilité de l’environnement, éradication de la pauvreté, droits humains, paix & sécurité et participation.

Les leaders de la société civile engagés dans les processus nationaux, régionaux et mondiaux de l’après 2015 sont fortement encouragés à prendre part à cette conférence. La participation n’est pas limitée aux organisations membres de la campagne Beyon 2015.  Cependant, seule la participation d’une personne par organisation sera considérée.

Critères de participation de la société civile :
- Connaissance et expertise sur la pauvreté, inégalités et marginalisation dans le contexte du développement durable dans ses trois dimensions (social, environnemental et économique);
- Expérience dans le processus post-2015 au niveau national, régional et/ou mondial;
- Membre actif d’une organisation ou d’une plateforme impliqués dans les processus post-2015;
- Représenter et rendre compte à un public plus large;
- S’engager à  relayer les informations relative à la conférence aux partenaires régionaux et/ou national;

La participation n’est pas limitée aux membres de Beyond2015. Le gendre, lare présentation régionale et la thématique seront considérées. Le financement d’un certain nombre de participants des pays du Sud est disponible. Veuillez SVP indiquer sur le formulaire d’inscription à la conférence si vous aurez besoin d’un soutien financier pour assister à la rencontre. Les organisateurs de la conférence examineront toutes les demandes et informeront les candidats sélectionnés le 3 Octobre, 2014. Veuillez noter que même les participants se prenant en charge eux-mêmes doivent soumettre une inscription complète.

 

Date limite : Tous les candidats intéressés doivent nous faire parvenir le formulaire d’inscription le plus tôt possible, et au plus tard avant le 26 Septembre 2014 (minuit ECT). Veuillez envoyer votre formulaire d’inscription rempli à l’organisateur de la conférence Morten Hansen Email : meh@policyadvice.dk.

 

Plus de détails de même que le formulaire d’inscription sont disponibles sur http://www.beyond2015.org/copenhagen conférence-2014.

Best regards

Leo Williams

International Coordinator

Beyond 2015

www.beyond2015.org

Tel: 0032 2 743 87 97

Balkissa Ide Siddo

Regional Coordinator Africa – Beyond2015 Campaign

Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network

Plot 475 M Butabika Rd Luzira

P.o.Box 33396, Kampala, Uganda

Mob.: +256 755831145

Tel.: +256 414223135 / 0772617710

www.beyond2015.org | www.uwasnet.org

Skype: balkissaide

Follow me on Twitter @balkissaide for more updates on the Post-2015 processes in Africa

Kind regards,

Yvette Kathurima

Head of Advocacy/Chef de Plaidoyer
African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)
Réseau de Développement et de Communication des Femmes Africaines

www.femnet.co | FEMNET on Facebook | Blogfemnet.wordpress.com   

Twitter: @femnetprog  |  Skype: Femnet Secretariat | FEMNET on YouTube

Ibrahim Ceesay
Social Justice Activist/Film-maker
Executive Coordinator- African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC)
Email:
ceesaydigital@gmail.com

Head of Programmes- African Youth Panel (AYP)
Email:
ibrahim.ceesay@africanyouthpanel.org

4 Kanifing Industrial Estate, Julbrew Road
P.O BOX 2545 Serre Kunda
KMC-The Gambia
Tel:
+220 9932685 or 7675977
Skype:ceesaydelight

Beyond2015 Copenhagen conference invitation (13-14 Nov. 2014)

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[Beyond 2015:334] happening now! webinar live from New York UNGA

Now! Live webinar from New York. Join Beyond2015 representatives live from New York today Thursday 25th Sept from 14:45 to 15:45 CET.  

Log in at at http://arkadinoneplace-eh.adobeconnect.com/_a949589913/ungalive

Ahora! Webinario en directo desde Nueva York con representantes de Beyond 2015. Conecta con el vínculo arriba. 

Webinaire commence maintenant! En directe de New York, avec représentants de Beyond 2015. Le lien se trouve ci-dessus.

Fiona Hale

Beyond 2015 International Officer

Working from Newcastle, UK

Email: fhale@beyond2015.org

Skype: fionahale (Newcastle, England)

Cellphone +44 (0) 7815 071918

Please note that I don’t work on Friday.

Join the Beyond 2015 Thunderclap - click here to call on world leaders to #aimhigher2015 to put people and the planet at the centre of the #post2015 #SDGs. 

 www.beyond2015.org

 Follow Beyond 2015 on Twitter @Beyond2015 and Facebook

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THE WORLD WE WANT

QUESTION 2: What do you think needs to be added to the current Open Working Group proposal, especially in relation to Addressing Inequalities?

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[Beyond 2015:332] Re: Petition on Tax Justice and the SDGs

Dear friends and members of the Beyond 2015 coalition, 

This is Luis Cabrera, Vice President of Academics Stand Against Poverty, writing to ask for your help on the organization’s first major petition campaign.  It’s aimed at strengthening measures targeting illicit financial flows in the forthcoming UN Sustainable Development Goals (MDG replacements). Without strong such measures, multinational corporations and other actors will continue tax avoidance practices that do a great deal to sustain and deepen global poverty. 

The link to the petition is here.  https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/UN_Secretary_General_Ban_Kimoon_Tell_the_UN_to_put_a_stop_to_tax_abuse/?nPQQoib  

If it seems sensible to you, I very much hope you will sign it and also consider tweeting it, posting to your Facebook or LinkedIn network, or just sharing it with colleagues and friends.  The goal is 2015 signatures by next Wednesday, the date of a key UN meeting on the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Many thanks in advance for any support you can give,

–Luis 

Rachel Payne

Global Coordinator

Academics Stand Against Poverty

+1 413 884-5469                   

 Spanish translation of the tax justice petition – versión en español del correo enviado hace poquito, gracias a Zoila Hernandez.  

Estimados amigos y miembros de la coalición más allá de 2015,

Esto es Luis Cabrera, Vicepresidente de académicos Levántate contra la pobreza, escribiendo pedir su ayuda en la primera campaña de petición principales de la organización. Está dirigido a fortalecer las medidas dirigidas a los flujos financieros ilícitos en la próxima Naciones Unidas objetivos de desarrollo sostenible (reemplazos MDG). Sin fuerte tales medidas, las empresas multinacionales y otros actores continuará evitar prácticas tributarias que hacer mucho para mantener y profundizar la pobreza global.

Aquí está el enlace a la petición.  

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/UN_Secretary_General_Ban_Kimoon_Tell_the_UN_to_put_a_stop_to_tax_abuse/?nPQQoib


Si me parece razonable que, espero que será firme y también tener en cuenta lo twitteando, publicar en la red Facebook o LinkedIn o simplemente compartir con colegas y amigos. El objetivo es 2015 firmas para el próximo miércoles, la fecha de una reunión clave de Naciones Unidas sobre los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible.

Muchas gracias de antemano por cualquier ayuda que puedan dar,
–Luis

 

Dear friends and members of the Beyond 2015 coalition, 

This is Luis Cabrera, Vice President of Academics Stand Against Poverty, writing to ask for your help on the organization’s first major petition campaign.  It’s aimed at strengthening measures targeting illicit financial flows in the forthcoming UN Sustainable Development Goals (MDG replacements). Without strong such measures, multinational corporations and other actors will continue tax avoidance practices that do a great deal to sustain and deepen global poverty. 

The link to the petition is here.  https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/UN_Secretary_General_Ban_Kimoon_Tell_the_UN_to_put_a_stop_to_tax_abuse/?nPQQoib 

If it seems sensible to you, I very much hope you will sign it and also consider tweeting it, posting to your Facebook or LinkedIn network, or just sharing it with colleagues and friends.  The goal is 2015 signatures by next Wednesday, the date of a key UN meeting on the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Many thanks in advance for any support you can give,

–Luis 

Rachel Payne

Global Coordinator

Academics Stand Against Poverty

+1 413 884-5469 

 
To visit Beyond 2015′s website, visit
http://www.beyond2015.org/

 

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German NGO position paper – Eight Key Issues for a Post-2015 Global Developmen​t and Sustainabi​lity Agenda

Publication

Eight Key Issues for a Post-2015 Global Development and Sustainability Agenda

Position paper of twelve German NGOs September 2014 

Dear Sir or Madam, dear colleagues, 

2014 is a decisive year for the elaboration of new global development and sustainability goals that will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015. Numerous global problems and crises of the last decades remain unsolved and new problems continue to emerge. Countries in both the Global North and Global South face common challenges, such as growing social inequity, continued and increasing environmental degradation, growing resource consumption and the aftermath of the financial, economic and food crises, as well as the intensifying of climate change.

The development of new goals provides an opportunity to address these issues. With their focus on poverty eradication and human development, the MDGs have achieved a great amount. Nonetheless, they have had their shortcomings, for example in the fields of justice, peace, good governance, and respect for human rights. They neglect to link social development processes with ecological, social, and economic sustainability, and omit to question the concept of growth in light of evident planetary boundaries.

The Rio+20 conference in 2012 set out the right course by promoting the development of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for all nations. A United Nations (UN) Intergovernmental Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (OWG) was tasked with preparing a proposal for a new set of global goals that integrate the development and sustainability agendas. This and further proposals will form the basis of a new global framework agreement to be negotiated and passed by September 2015.

The “Eight Key Issues for a Post-2015 Global Development and Sustainability Agenda” highlight core goals and content for a new global agenda. The position paper is the joint product of various German civil society actors working in the fields of environment, development, human rights, peace and anti-corruption.

The position paper is available in German and English.

Please find attached the English version of the position paper and a letter from Jürgen Maier, director of the German NGO Forum on Environment and Development, and Heike Spielmans, managing director of the Association of German Development NGOs (VENRO). 

Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung

Marienstraße 19–20

10117 Berlin

Tel: +49 (0) 30 678 1775 -75/ -74

Email: abshagen@forumue.de or klenck@forumue.de

Web: www.forumue.de

Accompanying letter J.Maier and H.Spielmans    /    Eight Key Issues for a post-2015 agenda_German NGO position paper

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THEMA [Beyond 2015:330] Join our UNGA actions! Rejoignez nos actions AGNU! Unete a nuestras acciones AGNU!

B=ZIE BIJLAGE : BIBLIOTHEEK

WM BEYONDS INFO tweets all langs

 

Apologies everyone – September 24 is WEDNESDAY, TOMORROW – not Thursday as I said. So the Thunderclap ends tomorrow 9am NY time, and the Twitter campaign starts right after!

Mil disculpas – el 24 de septiembre es mañana miércoles, no jueves como había dicho. Por lo cual, el Trueno se lanza mañana a las 9h en Nueva York, y la campaña de Twitter empieza justo después. 

 

Je suis désolée – le 24 septembre est demain, mercredi – pas jeudi comme j’avais dit. Ca veut dire que le Tonnerre finit demain a 9h (New York), et la campagne de Twitter commence juste après. 

 

Fiona

ci-dessous. Español abajo. 

Dear Beyond 2015 Campaign, Chère campagne Beyond 2015, Estimada Campaña Beyond 2015

Help shape the future of Beyond 2015

Give us your views on Beyond 2015! The Beyond 2015 ‘Stocktaking Survey’ will help guide the political strategy of Beyond 2015 moving forward. The survey is anonymous, and includes 30 questions (the majority of which are multiple choice). It should take around 15 minutes to complete. If you have not so far, please complete the survey! The deadline is midnight CET on Sunday 28 September. 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HZWV87H 

Join us in urging world leaders to #aimhigher2015! 

Beyond 2015 is well represented in New York this week at the 69th UN General Assembly. Our key message is that the post-2015 agenda needs to aim higher! Follow the events in New York on twitter @Beyond2015, facebook, and the website 

Thunderclap: Whether you are in NY or not this week, help spread the message that world leaders should #aimhigher2015 to put people and the planet at the centre of the #post2015 #SDGs!We now have 286 people and organisations signed up to the Thunderclap, and their combined social reach means our message will reach 606,922 people when it is released by Thunderclap at 9am New York time on Thursday September 24! We have just two days left. Join the Thunderclap, and invite your friends and supporters to join it too! Sign up on http://thndr.it/1uw9Sjy

Twitter campaign: From 9am New York time on Thursday 24 September, please join us in a twitter campaign to keep up the pressure. Please tweet (and retweet) using the hashtag #aimhigher2015. The suggested tweets (attached and on the website here) can be adapted in the following ways:

  • ·      Messages can be addressed directly to a particular government using their twitter handle, to thank them for adopting positions which #aimhigher2015, or to encourage them to #aimhigher2015.
  • ·      Messages can be adapted to your context – please ensure that any adapted messages continue to reflect the campaign’s advocacy messages and values.
  • ·      Messages can include one of 7 postcard images which gives the campaign extra weight (the images can be found here).

Please ensure that the hashtag #aimhigher2015 appears in your messages. If you are tweeting in French, Spanish or another language, please still use #aimhigher2015 – this is how we will be able to monitor the campaign and achieve good reach.

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Francais

Contribuer à façonner l’avenir de Beyond2015

Partagez vos opinions sur Beyond 2015 ! Notre «Enquête bilan» aidera à orienter la stratégie politique de Beyond 2015 d’ici en avant. L’enquête est anonyme, comprend 31 questions (dont la majorité sont à choix multiple) et devrait prendre environ 15 minutes à remplir. La date limite pour remplir le questionnaire est minuit CET le dimanche 28 Septembre. Veuillez cliquer ici pour accéder au sondage! https://fr.surveymonkey.com/s/JZ2DY2Y

Aidez-nous a partager notre message aux dirigeants d’axer l’agenda #post2015 sur les gens et la planète #aimhigher2015 #SDGs 

Beyond 2015 est bien representée à New York cette semaine à la 69e Assemblée générale de l’ONU. Notre message clé est que le cadre post-2015 doit viser plus haut. Pour suivre les événements à New York, voir @Beyond2015 (twitter), notre page sur Facebook, et le site web.

Coup de tonnere : Si vous etes à New York ou non, aidez-nous a partager le message que les dirigeants doivent viser plus haut #aimhigher2015 pour un agenda post-2015 axé sur les gens et la planète.

Déjà 286 personnes et organisations ont signé, et leur portée sociale combinée signifie que notre message sera recu par 606,922 personnes au moment de diffusion par les médias sociaux ce jeudi a 9 h (New York) avant le début du débat général de l’ONU. Rejoignez le tonnerre, et invitez vos amis et sympathisants à se joindre aussi! Inscrivez-vous sur http://thndr.it/1uw9Sjy

Campagne Twitter : Juste après le coup de tonnerre de 24-29 Septembre, on vous demande de tweeter une série de messages pour mantenir la pression, en utilisant le mot-dièse/hashtag #aimhigher2015. On vous propose une serie de messages pour viser plus haut (#ainhigher2015), ci-joint et ici, que vous pouvez adapter :

  • ·      Les messages peuvent s’addresser à un gouvernment specifique en utilisant leur addresse de twitter.
  • ·      Les messages peuvent s’adapter a votre contexte – veuillez veiller de continuer a reflechir les messages de plaidoyer  et les valeurs de Beyond 2015 !
  • ·      Les messages peuvent s’envoyer accompagné par un des 7 images, qui se trouvent ici.

Veuillez utiliser le hashtag #aimhigher2015 dans tout message, pour faciliter le suivi de la campagne. Merci !

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Español

Ayuda a dar forma al futuro de Beyond2015

Comparte su opinion de Beyond 2015! Nuestra Encuesta para organizaciones participantes en la campaña ayudará a guiar la estrategia política de Beyond 2015 de aquí en adelante. La encuesta es anónima, incluye 31 preguntas (la mayoría de las cuales son de opción múltiple) y debe tomar alrededor de 15 minutos para completar. El plazo para completar la encuesta es medianoche CET del domingo 28 de septiembre. El enlace a la encuesta:

https://es.surveymonkey.com/s/BNG2PRM

Ayudar a difundir nuestro mensaje: ‘Pedimos a los líderes que la gente y el planeta sean el centro de una agenda #post2015 transformadora #aimhigher2015’ 

Beyond 2015 tiene una Buena representación en Nueva York esta semana para la 69a Asamblea General de las NNUU. Nuestro mensaje clave es que la agenda post-2015 tiene que apuntar más alto! Se puede seguir los eventos en Nueva York en twitter @Beyond2015, nuestra página facebook, y el sitio web.

Trueno: Si estás en Nueva York esta semana o no, ayudanos a compartir el mensaje que los líderes mundiales tienen que apuntar más alto #aimhigher2015 para una agenda post-2015 centrada en las personas y el planeta. Ya 286 personas y organizaciones han firmado, y su alcance social combinada quiere decir que nuestro mensaje llegará a 606,922 personas cuando se lanza el jueves, 24 de septiembre, a las 9 hora de Nueva York antes del comienzo del debate general de la ONU. Aún nos quedan dos días! Únete al Trueno, e invita a tus amigos y simpatizantes a unirse también! Haga clic en http://thndr.it/1uw9Sjy

Campaña de Twitter: Justo después de lanzar el Trueno, te invitamos a unirte a una campaña de twitter para mantener la presión. Se trata de tweetear una serie de mensajes utilizando la almohadilla. Los mensajes (ver adjunto y en el sitio web aquí  pueden ser adaptados de las siguientes maneras:

  • ·      Se pueden dirigir los mensajes a gobiernos especificos utilizando su direccion de twitter, para agradecerles de haber adoptado posiciones que apunten más alto #aimhigher2015, por ejemplo.
  • ·      Los mensajes pueden ser adaptados al context en que trabajas – pero por favor, asegura que siguen reflejando los mensajes de incidencia y los valores de Beyond 2015.
  • ·      Los mensajes pueden incluir uno de los 7 imagenes, lo cual da un peso añadido a la campaña. Estos imágenes se encuentran aquí.

Pedimos a todos que utilicen la almohadilla #aimhigher2015 en los mensajes de twitter – así podremos monitorear la campaña.

Thanks so much! Merci beaucoup! Muchísimas gracias! 

Fiona Hale

Beyond 2015 International Officer

Working from Newcastle, UK

Email: fhale@beyond2015.org

Skype: fionahale (Newcastle, England)

Cellphone +44 (0) 7815 071918

Please note that I don’t work on Friday.

Join the Beyond 2015 Thunderclap - click here to call on world leaders to #aimhigher2015 to put people and the planet at the centre of the #post2015 #SDGs. 

www.beyond2015.org

Follow Beyond 2015 on Twitter @Beyond2015 and Facebook

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: [Beyond 2015:331] Sign-on letter to UNSG on access to info, media, civic space

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Subject: Signon letter to UNSG on access to info, media, civic space

 

Hi everyone,

 

We are continuing our campaign on promoting access to information, free expression, free media and protecting civil society in the Post 2015 agenda, with a letter to be sent to the UNSG on Right to Know Day (28 September) asking him to ensure they are included in his upcoming stocktaking report. 

 

If you would like to sign this, please send your organisation’s signature to Charlotte Gill <charlotte@article19.org> by Thursday, 25 September.

Thanks,

Dave

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[Beyond 2015 Executive Committee] Call on world leaders to aim higher for the post-2015 agenda

Ahmed Swapan  

Subject: [Beyond 2015 Executive Committee] Call on world leaders to aim higher for the post-2015 agenda

 

Hi Everyone 

See below for details of our final push – can you help us get to social reach of 1 million? This will sound great if we can say this to the Member States tomorrow evening! 

Check out the postcard campaign as well, they look fantastic! 

Best 

Leo

Join us in urging world leaders to #aimhigher2015! 

Beyond 2015 is well represented in New York this week at the 69th UN General Assembly. Our key message is that the post-2015 agenda needs to aim higher! Follow the events in New York on twitter @Beyond2015, facebook, and the website 

Thunderclap: Whether you are in NY or not this week, help spread the message that world leaders should #aimhigher2015 to put people and the planet at the centre of the #post2015 #SDGs! The combined social reach of those people and organisations that have signed up so far is over 650,000 – that is how many people will see our Thunderclap message when it is released at 9am New York time on Wednesday September 24! We have less than 20 hours left. Join the Thunderclap, and invite your friends and supporters to join it too! Sign up on ‪http://thndr.it/1uw9Sjy

Twitter campaign: From 9am New York time on Wednesday 24 September, please join us in a twitter campaign to keep up the pressure. Please tweet (and retweet @Beyond2015 messages) using the hashtag #aimhigher2015. The suggested tweets (on the website here) can be adapted in the following ways:

  • ·      Messages can be addressed directly to a particular government using their twitter handle, to thank them for adopting positions which #aimhigher2015, or to encourage them to #aimhigher2015.
  • ·      Messages can include one of 7 postcard images which gives the campaign extra weight (the images can be found here).

Please ensure that the hashtag #aimhigher2015 appears in your twitter messages. 

Leo Williams

International Coordinator

Beyond 2015  /  www.beyond2015.org   /  Tel: 0032 2 743 87 97

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New comment by Patricia Almeida Ashley

I understand there is a need for hierarchy among development goals, whatever goals are, once it helps in bringing a systemic view for balancing coherence among them and avoiding confusion in understanding them if they are kept in a parallel line of 17 goals.

See a proposal, just as an illustration, in which the main goals become:

  1. Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
  2. Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  3. Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  4. Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Greetings,

Patricia Almeida Ashley
Rede EConsCiencia e Ecopoliticas – www.ecopoliticas.uff.br

Departamento de Análise Geoambiental – Instituto de Geociências

Universidade Federal Fluminense

Niteroi – RJ – Brazil
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Beyond 2015 – aidez-nous – your help needed – ayúdanos

English below – Español abajo

Chère campagne Beyond2015

Aidez Beyond2015 à préparer une intervention sur la gouvernance juste et responsable, aux côtés des gouvernements de l’Indonésie et la Corée du Sud

La semaine prochaine à New York, au cours de la semaine de la 69e Assemblée Générale de l’ONU, j’ai été invité à parler lors d’un événement aux côtés des représentants des gouvernements de l’Indonésie et la Corée du Sud, sur le thème de ​​«l’importance de la gouvernance juste et responsable dans l’agenda post-2015, et les possibilités de partenariats stratégiques pour maintenir et renforcer la gouvernance juste et responsable dans les négociations inter-gouvernementales ».

Beyond2015 a un certain nombre de ressources pour aider à informer mes préparations, y compris les Demandes Essentielles  notre contribution à la consultation de l’ONU sur la gouvernance  notre réponse au Document Final du Groupe de Travail Ouvert (OWG en anglais), entre autres. Cela dit, je voudrais bien entendre les organisations participantes à travers le monde qui travaille sur ce thème, surtout si vous avez des exemples forts du niveau national qui peuvent aider à mettre l’accent sur l’importance de la gouvernance juste et responsable.

Veuillez partager les messages clés que vous pouvez avoir avec moi avant 17.00 CET jeudi 18 Septembre (désolé pour avis en retard, mais je prends l’avion le vendredi matin!), et j’essayerai d’intégrer vos messages dans mon intervention. Je voudrais être sûr que je représente toute l’étendue de la campagne pour le meilleur de mes capacités!

Contribuer à façonner l’avenir de Beyond2015

La semaine dernière, nous avons partagé un lien vers notre «Enquête bilan», dont les résultats seront également pris en compte pour aider à orienter la stratégie politique de Beyond 2015 d’ici en avant. L’enquête comprend 31 questions (dont la majorité sont à choix multiple) et devrait prendre environ 15 minutes à remplir. Jusqu’à présent, près de 50 organisations participantes ont répondu à l’enquête – près de 5% de l’ensemble de la campagne.

La date limite pour remplir le questionnaire est minuit CET le dimanche 28 Septembre. Ce délai permettra au Secrétariat le temps de compiler les résultats à l’examen du spécialiste en suivi et évaluation, qui va commencer à travailler avec nous le 1 Octobre.

Je comprends que beaucoup d’entre vous sont vraiment très occupés, surtout juste avant l’AG de l’ONU. Mais je voudrais vraiment encourager le plus grand nombre possible d’entre vous de passer quelques minutes à remplir le questionnaire pour que les plans futurs de Beyond 2015 puissent être basés sur les contributions d’un maximum des organisations participantes. Veuillez cliquer ici pour accéder au sondage! https://fr.surveymonkey.com/s/JZ2DY2Y

Aidez-nous à atteindre un demi-million de personnes avec les messages de Beyond 2015!

Aidez-nous a partager notre message aux dirigeants d’axer l’agenda #post2015 sur les gens et la planète #aimhigher2015 #SDGs 

Déjà 203 personnes et organisations – avec une portée sociale combinée de 431390, ont rejoint le «Coup de tonnerre» de Beyond 2015 pour diffuser ce message sur les médias sociaux jeudi prochain avant le début du débat général de l’ONU. Aidez-nous à atteindre une portée sociale d’un demi-million de personnes! Rejoignez le tonnerre, et invitez vos amis et sympathisants à se joindre aussi! Inscrivez-vous sur http://thndr.it/1uw9Sjy

Si vous avez des doutes, veuillez communiquer avec Fiona sur fhale@beyond2015.org

Après le coup de tonnerre, on demandera aux organisations participantes à Beyond2015 de tweeter une série de messages demandant aux dirigeants de vier plus haut (#aimhigher2015) sur l’égalité, les droits de l’homme, le changement climatique, l’environnement, la participation, la paix et la sécurité et la responsabilité. Nous partagerons cette demande avec vous bientôt!

Notre campagne de presse commence aussi maintenant, et des articles de presse feront son apparition dans des pays à travers le monde. Si vous pensez que vous pouvez obtenir la publication de notre article dans votre pays, veuillez communiquer avec votre coordonnateur régional Beyond 2015, ou avec Fiona Hale (fhale@beyond2015.org).

Nous sommes heureux de partager avec vous déjà ces liens de la Mauritanie (en francais): 

http://cridem.org/C_Info.php?article=660867

http://maurisahel.com/article2998.html

http://www.fr.essirage.net/index.php/actualites/4475-2014-09-15-21-44-22.html

Cordialement 

Leo Williams

International Coordinator

Beyond 2015

www.beyond2015.org

Tel: 0032 2 743 87 97

 

Dear Beyond 2015

Help Beyond 2015 prepare an intervention on just and accountable governance, alongside Governments of Indonesia and South Korea

Next week in New York, during the 69th UN General Assembly week, I have been invited to speak at an event alongside representatives of the Governments of Indonesia and South Korea, focusing on ‘the importance of just and accountable governance in the post-2015 agenda, and opportunities for strategic partnerships to maintain and strengthen just and accountable governance in the inter-governmental negotiations’.

Beyond 2015 has a number of resources to help inform my preparations, including the Essential Must Haves, our input to the UN consultation on governance, our response to the OWG Outcome Document, amongst others. That said, I would love to hear from participating organisations across the world who may have been working on this, especially if you have some strong examples from the national level which can help emphasise the importance of just and accountable governance.

Please to share any key messages you may have with me by 17 00 CET Thursday 18 September (sorry for late notice but I fly on Friday morning!), so I can try to incorporate messages into my intervention. I would like to be sure I am representing the full breadth of the campaign to the best of my ability!

Help shape the future of Beyond 2015

Last week, we shared a link to our ‘Stocktaking Survey’, the results of which will also help guide the political strategy of Beyond 2015 moving forward. The survey includes 30 questions (the majority of which are multiple choice) and should take around 15 minutes to complete. So far, almost 50 participating organisations have completed the survey – almost 5% of the whole campaign.

The deadline for completing the survey is midnight CET on Sunday 28 September. This deadline will allow the Secretariat time to compile the results for the consideration of the M+E specialist, who will start work with us on 1 October.

I understand that many of you are really busy, especially just before the UN GA. But I would really encourage as many of you as possible to spend a few minutes completing the questionnaire so future plans of Beyond 2015 can be based on as much input from participating organisations as possible. Please click here to access the survey!
We want to make sure the campaign is working as well as possible to achieve our collective goals of an ambitious, transformative and universal post-2015 agenda that leaves no-one behind. This Stocktaking Survey is a crucial way to help us do this.

Once again, the link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HZWV87H

Help Beyond 2015’s message reach half a million people!

Help spread the message that world leaders should #aimhigher2015 to put people and the planet at the centre of the #post2015 #SDGs!

Already 203 people and organisations – with a combined social reach of 431,390, have joined the Beyond2015 ‘Thunderclap’ to spread this message on social media next Thursday before the start of the UN General Debate. Help us make that combined social reach half a million! Join the Thunderclap, and invite your friends and supporters to join it too! Sign up on ‪http://thndr.it/1uw9Sjy

If you have any doubts, please contact Fiona on fhale@beyond2015.org

We will follow the Thunderclap by asking Beyond 2015 participating organisations to tweet a series of messages asking leaders to #aimhigher2015 on equality, human rights, climate change, environment, participation, peace and security and accountability. We will share that request with you soon!

Our press campaign is also starting now, and articles and press items will be appearing in countries around the world. If you think you can get our article published in your country, please contact your Beyond 2015 Regional Coordinator, or Fiona Hale (fhale@beyond2015.org).

We are happy to share with you already these links to news items from Mauritania (in French):

http://cridem.org/C_Info.php?article=660867


http://maurisahel.com/article2998.html


http://www.fr.essirage.net/index.php/actualites/4475-2014-09-15-21-44-22.html

 

Best regards  

Leo Williams

International Coordinator

Beyond 2015

www.beyond2015.org

Tel: 0032 2 743 87 97

 

Estimada campaña Beyond2015

Ayuda a Beyond2015 a preparar una intervención sobre el tema de la gobernanza justa y responsable, junto con los gobiernos de Indonesia y Corea del Sur

La próxima semana en Nueva York, durante la semana de la 69 ª Asamblea General de la ONU, he sido invitado a hablar en un evento junto a representantes de los Gobiernos de Indonesia y Corea del Sur, centrándose en “la importancia de la gobernanza justa y responsable en la agenda post-2015, y las posibilidades de alianzas estratégicas para mantener y fortalecer la gobernanza justa y responsable en las negociaciones inter-gubernamentales’.

Beyond2015 tiene una serie de recursos que informarán mis preparativos, incluyendo las Demandas Esenciales  nuestro aporte a la consulta de la ONU sobre la gobernanza  nuestra respuesta al Documento Final del grupo de Trabajo Abierto (OWG en inglés), entre otros. Me encantaría saber de las organizaciones participantes de todo el mundo que pueden haber estado trabajando en esto, especialmente si usted tiene algunos ejemplos fuertes del nivel nacional que pueden ayudar a enfatizar la importancia de la justa y responsable gobernanza.

Ruego compartan conmigo sus mensajes clave antes del 17 00 CET, jueves 18 de septiembre (lo siento por notificación tardía pero tomo el vuelo el viernes por la mañana!), e intentaré incorporar sus mensajes en mi intervención. Me gustaría estar seguro de que estoy representando a toda la amplitud de la campaña a la medida de mis posibilidades!

Ayuda a dar forma al futuro de Beyond2015

La semana pasada, hemos compartido un enlace a nuestra Encuesta para organizaciones participantes en la campaña, los resultados de lo cuál ayudarán a guiar la estrategia política de Beyond 2015 de aquí en adelante. La encuesta incluye 31 preguntas (la mayoría de las cuales son de opción múltiple) y debe tomar alrededor de 15 minutos para completar. Hasta el momento, cerca de 50 organizaciones participantes han completado la encuesta – casi el 5% de toda la campaña.

El plazo para completar la encuesta es medianoche CET del domingo 28 de septiembre. Este plazo deja tiempo para que la Secretaría compile los resultados para la consideración de la especialista en M + E que comenzará a trabajar con nosotros el 1 de octubre.

Entiendo que muchos de ustedes están muy ocupados, especialmente justo antes de la AG de la ONU. Pero quisiera realmente animar a tantos de ustedes como sea posible para pasar unos minutos completando el cuestionario para que los futuros planes de Beyond 2015 se puedan basar en el aporte de tantas de las organizaciones participantes como sea posible. Haga clic aquí para acceder a la encuesta!  

Una vez más, el enlace a la encuesta:

https://es.surveymonkey.com/s/BNG2PRM

Ayúdanos a hacer llegar el mensaje de Beyond2015 a medio millón de personas!

Ayudar a difundir nuestro mensaje: ‘Pedimos a los líderes que la gente y el planeta sean el centro de una agenda #post2015 transformadora #aimhigher2015’ 

Ya 203 personas y organizaciones – con un alcance social combinada de 431.390 – se han unido al Beyond2015 ‘Trueno’ para difundir este mensaje en las redes sociales el próximo jueves antes del comienzo del debate general de la ONU. Ayúdanos a llegar a un alcance social combinado de medio millón! Únete al Trueno, e invita a tus amigos y simpatizantes a unirse también! Haga clic en http://thndr.it/1uw9Sjy

Si tiene alguna duda, póngase en contacto con Fiona en fhale@beyond2015.org

Después del Trueno, pediremos a las organizaciones participantes de Beyond2015 de tweetear una serie de mensajes pidiendo a los líderes de apuntar más alto post-2015 con respecto a la igualdad, los derechos humanos, el cambio climático, el medio ambiente, la participación, la paz y la seguridad y la rendición de cuentas. Vamos a compartir esa petición con usted pronto!

Nuestra campaña de prensa está comenzando ahora, y nuestros artículos se ​​estarán publicando en países de todo el mundo. Si usted piensa que usted puede conseguir la publicación de nuestro en su país, póngase en contacto con su Coordinador Regional de Beyond 2015, o con Fiona Hale (fhale@beyond2015.org).

Estamos felices de compartir con ustedes ya estos enlaces a artículos que han aparecido en Mauritania (en francés):

http://cridem.org/C_Info.php?article=660867

http://maurisahel.com/article2998.html

http://www.fr.essirage.net/index.php/actualites/4475-2014-09-15-21-44-22.html

Cordialemente 

Leo Williams

International Coordinator

Beyond 2015

www.beyond2015.org

Tel: 0032 2 743 87 97

                       

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[Beyond 2015:325] Join B2015 Thundercla​p now! Unete ya a la campaña Thundercla​p de B2015!

English – Español (abajo) – Francais (ci-dessous)

Dear all:

Please join the Beyond 2015 Thunderclap social media campaign to call on world leaders at the UN General Assembly to #aimhigher2015 to put people and the planet at the centre of the #post2015 #SDGs.

Click on the link below to join the Thunderclap now!

http://thndr.it/1uw9Sjy

On September 24 at 9am New York time, just before the start of the UN General Debate, if we have reached our target number of Thunderclap supporters, our Thunderclap message will be released on September 24 at 9am in New York.

This Thunderclap of support from around the world on social media will reinforce the messages Beyond 2015 representatives will be sharing with governments in countries around the world and at the UN General Assembly.

Help us to get the message across loud and strong by joining the Thunderclap now!

Please click on the link to sign up at http://thndr.it/1uw9Sjy. Use twitter, facebook, email and your website to ask your supporters to sign up to support the Thunderclap http://thndr.it/1uw9Sjy.

See here and attached for more information on how to promote the Thunderclap to your followers and supporters, and Thunderclap images you can use to do so.

 Thank you!
Fiona
Estimados compañeros,

Beyond 2015 está lanzando nuestra primera campaña de Thunderclap, en la cual

Pedimos a los líderes que la gente y el planeta sean el centro de una agenda #post2015 transformadora #aimhigher2015

Para unirse a la Thunderclap, haga clic aquí:

http://thndr.it/1uw9SjyEl 24 de septiembre a las 9.00 en Nueva York, justo antes del comienzo del Debate General de las Naciones Unidas, si hemos logrado el número meta de personas apoyando la Thunderclap, nuestro mensaje será lanzada!

Esta Thunderclap de apoyo alrededor del mundo apoyará y renforcerá los mensajes que Beyond 2015 compartirá con los gobiernos en los diferentes países y en el Debate General de la Asamblea General de las NNUU.

Ayudanos a compartir nuestro mensaje con una voz alta y fuerte! Unete a la Thunderclap! 

Se puede utilizar Facebook, tuiter, correo electrónico y su sitio web para invitar a sus socios y amigos a apoyar la Thunderclap http://thndr.it/1uw9Sjy

Ver aquí y adjunto para más información e imágenes que se pueden utilizar para promover la Thunderclap entre sus socios. 

Gracias!

Fiona
Bonjour à tous:
Nous vous remercions pour votre participation à notre campagne médiatique sur les médias sociaux visant à appeler les dirigeants du monde assistant à l’Assemblée générale de l’ONU à viser plus haut et axer l’agenda #post2015 sur les gens et la planète#aimhigher2015 #SDGs
Nous vous prions de bien vouloir cliquer sur le lien ci-dessous pour rejoindre notre campagne Thunderclap! http://thndr.it/1uw9Sjy
Le 24 Septembre à 9h (heure de New York), juste avant le début du débat général de l’ONU, si nous avons atteignons notreobjectif cible de 100 organisations au minimum sur Thunderclap, notre message Thunderclap sera libéré.
La campagne sur les médias sociaux renforcera les messages de Beyond 2015 qui seront partagé avec les représentants des gouvernements prenant part à l’Assemblée générale de l’ONU.
Aidez-nous à faire passer le message haut et fort en rejoignant Thunderclap maintenant des a présent!
Cliquez sur ce lien pour vous inscrire http://thndr.it/1uw9Sjy . Utilisez Twitter, Facebook, email et votre site Web à demander à vos contacts de signer pour soutenir notre campagne http://thndr.it/1uw9Sjy

Fiona Hale

Beyond 2015 International Officer
Working from Newcastle, UK
Skype: fionahale (Newcastle, England)
Please note that I don’t work on Friday.
Follow Beyond 2015 on Twitter @Beyond2015 and Facebook
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[Beyond 2015:326] Join B2015 Thundercla​p now! Unete ya a la campaña Thundercla​p de B2015! Participez à notre campagne Thundercla​p!

English – Español (abajo) – Francais (ci-dessous)

Dear all:

Please join the Beyond 2015 Thunderclap social media campaign to call on world leaders at the UN General Assembly to #aimhigher2015 to put people and the planet at the centre of the #post2015 #SDGs. 

Click on the link below to join the Thunderclap now!

http://thndr.it/1uw9Sjy

On September 24 at 9am New York time, just before the start of the UN General Debate, if we have reached our target number of Thunderclap supporters, our Thunderclap message will be released on September 24 at 9am in New York.

This Thunderclap of support from around the world on social media will reinforce the messages Beyond 2015 representatives will be sharing with governments in countries around the world and at the UN General Assembly.

Help us to get the message across loud and strong by joining the Thunderclap now!

Please click on the link to sign up at http://thndr.it/1uw9Sjy. Use twitter, facebook, email and your website to ask your supporters to sign up to support the Thunderclap http://thndr.it/1uw9Sjy

See here and attached for more information on how to promote the Thunderclap to your followers and supporters, and Thunderclap images you can use to do so.  

Thank you!  

Fiona  

Estimados compañeros,

Beyond 2015 está lanzando nuestra primera campaña de Thunderclap, en la cual

Pedimos a los líderes que la gente y el planeta sean el centro de una agenda #post2015 transformadora #aimhigher2015

Para unirse a la Thunderclap, haga clic aquí:

http://thndr.it/1uw9Sjy

El 24 de septiembre a las 9.00 en Nueva York, justo antes del comienzo del Debate General de las Naciones Unidas, si hemos logrado el número meta de personas apoyando la Thunderclap, nuestro mensaje será lanzada!

Esta Thunderclap de apoyo alrededor del mundo apoyará y renforcerá los mensajes que Beyond 2015 compartirá con los gobiernos en los diferentes países y en el Debate General de la Asamblea General de las NNUU.   

Ayudanos a compartir nuestro mensaje con una voz alta y fuerte! Unete a la Thunderclap!  

Se puede utilizar Facebook, tuiter, correo electrónico y su sitio web para invitar a sus socios y amigos a apoyar la Thunderclap http://thndr.it/1uw9Sjy 

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Beyond 2015 International Officer

Working from Newcastle, UK

Email: fhale@beyond2015.org

Skype: fionahale (Newcastle, England)

Cellphone +44 (0) 7815 071918

Please note that I don’t work on Friday. 

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 Based at: Concord a.i.s.b.l

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World We Want 2015

QUERY: Maldives/Business incubators, youth umemployment Discussion by athifa.ibrahim@undp.org

Query: UNDP Maldives is planning to support the Government of Maldivies (Ministry of Youth and Ministry of Economic Development) in the design and development of a youth entrepreuniship program which aims to target youth who wish to establish a new start up businesses or expand current small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs) through business incubator service. Do you have any experiances of supporting similar initiatives? what were the lessons learned and do you have any project documents or concept notes to share?

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QUERY: Maldives/Business incubators, youth umemployment
Discussion by athifa.ibrahim@undp.org

Query: UNDP Maldives is planning to support the Government of Maldivies (Ministry of Youth and Ministry of Economic Development) in the design and development of a youth entrepreuniship program which aims to target youth who wish to establish a new start up businesses or expand current small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs) through business incubator service. Do you have any experiances of supporting similar initiatives? what were the lessons learned and do you have any project documents or concept notes to share?

17 Jul 2014 [ read more ]

9 Aug 2014 | Posted on: Poverty Reduction and MDG Achievement
New comment by Mehmet Murat GURSOY

Hi Athifa, yes we have supported establishment of incubators in Turkey. Since the luster of incubators have started to fade, we are now looking into ways of supporting establishment of “accelarators”. I will seperately email you several documents that may help you put together a project document. Colleagues have already provided very good inputs. In my opinion, the most important element of an incubator is the “incubation manager“. Yes, incubators provide a low-cost environment for starting up a business but without proper support (most importantly networking) most entrepreneurs end up never graduating from the incubators. Recently, we have been experimenting the idea of establishing incubators that would also host common-use workshops with 3D printers, machine tools etc. Providing the entrepreneurs with machinery and equipment that they cannot afford in the early stages of their business seems to be working as well.

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QUERY: Maldives/Business incubators, youth umemployment
Discussion by athifa.ibrahim@undp.org

Query: UNDP Maldives is planning to support the Government of Maldivies (Ministry of Youth and Ministry of Economic Development) in the design and development of a youth entrepreuniship program which aims to target youth who wish to establish a new start up businesses or expand current small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs) through business incubator service. Do you have any experiances of supporting similar initiatives? what were the lessons learned and do you have any project documents or concept notes to share?
17 Jul 2014 [ read more ]

9 Aug 2014 | Posted on: Poverty Reduction and MDG Achievement
New comment by George Hodge

Hi Athifa, I have posted a few lessons on the project’s blog - http://www.kolba.am/en/post/prototyping-kolba

Also, I have drafted an evaluation of the incubator’s work over the past year, see attached.  It contains advice on the different elements of running an incubator, as well as English translations of Kolba’s communications content and training materials.

I hope this helps.  Best of luck with your initaitive!

George

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QUERY: Maldives/Business incubators, youth umemployment
Discussion by athifa.ibrahim@undp.org

Query: UNDP Maldives is planning to support the Government of Maldivies (Ministry of Youth and Ministry of Economic Development) in the design and development of a youth entrepreuniship program which aims to target youth who wish to establish a new start up businesses or expand current small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs) through business incubator service. Do you have any experiances of supporting similar initiatives? what were the lessons learned and do you have any project documents or concept notes to share?
17 Jul 2014 [ read more ]

8 Aug 2014 | Posted on: Poverty Reduction and MDG Achievement
New comment by Hyo Jin

Hi, Athifa. I have found a succesful story of youth entrepreneurship initiative in Timor Leste.

It is about how Timorese youth overcome poverty and unemployment by running a recycling business.

This might be an interesting arcitle for you: http://bit.ly/1mLt4XM

I wish you all the success for your work! Hyojin

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[Beyond 2015:320] Reminder – Agenda – B2015 webinar July 29: OWG13 analysis – análisis GTA13 – analyse GTO13

Dear Beyond 2015,

This is a reminder that on Tuesday, July 29 at 9.30am (NY time) we will have a Webinar on outcomes of the OWG SDG and to discuss ideas on how to prepare Beyond 2015 reaction. 

The draft agenda follows below:

 Draft Agenda – OWG 13 Feedback Seminar

9:30am – Welcoming

9:30am – 9:40am – Stocktaking of Beyond 2015 engagement during the OWG SDG 13 – Naiara

9:40 – 9:55am – Comments from Members States of Beyond 2015 that attended the discussions in NY on specific themes:

·               Outcome document and negotiations – Naiara

·               Climate Change – Lina

·               SCP – Freya

·               Environmental Sustainability – Bernadette

·               Peace and inclusive societies and Means of Implementation – Helen (TBC)

·               Sexual and reproductive health and rights – Alessandra

9:55- 10:05am – Q&A with Members of the campaign – Naiara to facilitate

10:05 – 10:30am – Ideas of how Beyond 2015 should prepare its reaction to the outcomes of the OWG SDG, including activities at national and regional levels– Naiara to facilitate

 10:30am – End of the session.

 If you would like to register for the call, please confirm to Fiona: fhale@beyond2015.org.

Thanks and best regards,

Naiara Costa

Beyond 2015 Advocacy Director

Mob. +1 917 470 0764

Email: ncosta@beyond2015.org

Skype: naiaracc (New York, USA)

www.beyond2015.org

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From: beyond2015@googlegroups.com [mailto:beyond2015@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Fiona Hale

Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2014 11:07 AM

To: beyond2015@googlegroups.com
Subject: [Beyond 2015:318] B2015 webinar July 29: OWG13 analysis – análisis GTA13 – analyse GTO13
 

(Español abajo) (Francais ci-dessous)

On Tuesday 29 July at 9.30am New York time (2.30pm London, 3.30pm Brussels, 4.30pm Nairobi), there will be a webinar with:

  • Naiara Costa (Beyond 2015 Advocacy Director)
  • Bernadette Fischler (WWF, UK)
  • Lina Dabbagh (CAN International, Beyond 2015)
  • Mwangi Waituru (Participate and The Seed Institute, Kenya)
  • Freya Seath (BioRegional)
  • Alessandra Nilo (Gestos, Brazil)

This will be an opportunity for B2015 participating organisations to hear

feedback and analysis of the final session of the OWG, and share ideas about the way forward.

If you would like to register for the call, please email me on
fhale@beyond2015.org.  Please note I am on leave next week, so will not reply straight away! Please email me to register, and I will send you the webinar login details on Monday 28 July. 

El martes 29 de junio a las 9.30 EDT (15.30 CET), habrá un webinario con

  • Naiara Costa (Directora de Incidencia, Beyond 2015)
  • Bernadette Fischler (WWF, UK)
  • Lina Dabbagh (CAN International, Beyond 2015)
  • Mwangi Waituru (Participate and The Seed Institute, Kenya)
  • Freya Seath (BioRegional)
  • Alessandra Nilo (Gestos, Brazil)

El webinario será una oportunidad para organizaciones participantes de Beyond 2015 de compartir el análisis de esta ultima reunión del Grupo de Trabajo Abierto y ideas sobre los próximos pasos.


(El webinario se llevará a cabo en inglés.)

Para inscribirse, enviar un mensaje a fhale@beyond2015.org.  Estaré fuera de la oficina la semana que viene: enviaré los datos del WebEx a todos los interesados el lunes 28 de julio

Mardi le 29 juillet à 9.30h EDT (15.30 CET), webinaire avec 

  • Naiara Costa (Directrice de Plaidoyer Beyond 2015)
  • Bernadette Fischler (WWF, UK)
  • Lina Dabbagh (CAN International, Beyond 2015)
  • Mwangi Waituru (Participate and The Seed Institute, Kenya)
  • Freya Seath (BioRegional)
  • Alessandra Nilo (Gestos, Brazil)

Ce webinaire sera une opportunité pour les organizations

qui participent à Beyond 2015 de partager l’analyse de cette dernière réunion du
Groupe de Travail Ouvert et des idées sur les prochains pas.

(Le webinaire aura lieu en anglais.)

Pour vous inscrire, veuillez envoyer un message a fhale@beyond2015.org.  Veuillez noter que je serai en congé la semaine prochaine: j’enverrai les détails d’inscription au webinaire le lundi 28 Juillet. 

Fiona Hale

Beyond 2015 International Officer

Working from Newcastle, UK

Email: fhale@beyond2015.org

Skype: fionahale (Newcastle, England)

Cellphone +44 (0) 796999 6343

Please note that I don’t work on Friday. 

www.beyond2015.org 

Follow Beyond 2015 on Twitter @Beyond2015 and Facebook 

Based at: Concord a.i.s.b.l

10 Rue de l’Industrie, 1000 Brussels 

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[World We Want 2015] Digest

QUERY: Maldives/Business incubators, youth umemployment Discussion by athifa.ibrahim@undp.org

Query: UNDP Maldives is planning to support the Government of Maldivies (Ministry of Youth and Ministry of Economic Development) in the design and development of a youth entrepreuniship program which aims to target youth who wish to establish a new start up businesses or expand current small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs) through business incubator service. Do you have any experiances of supporting similar initiatives? what were the lessons learned and do you have any project documents or concept notes to share?

17 Jul 2014 [ read more ]

17 Jul 2014 | Posted on: Poverty Reduction and MDG Achievement
New comment by Norman HOWARD TAYLOR

Dear Athifa:

In regards to the Query on business incubators and youth employment I would like to share the following reflections and based on the experiences of three projects in Nicaragua in which all of them had credit components and/or development/starting of micro businesses: These projects are: “joint program of youth, employment and migration” “Joint Program of Culture and Development” and “comprehensive management of solid waste”

I suggest that you take into consideration some of the following key activities when formulating the project/program.

  • Mapping of market supply and demand for products/services that youth can offer.
  • Mapping of technical and vocational skills of youth and gaps.
  • Mapping of local and national capacity that can provide vocational and technical education to the youth. Asses the breaches and planned necessary programs to enhance existing capacities.
  • Technical assistance to strengthen business:  assessment of needs, training, development of business plans,  in some cases promote values chain study, accessing markets, promoting businesses networks – horizontal and vertical, etc.
  • Promoting public policies that will enhance youth employment and youth self-employment.  It can include national or local employment programs, formulation and implementation of credit instruments and funds, training and equip institutions to develop their capacities in delivering needed or expected services, training to develop functional capacities.
  • Promote knowledge management and a communication plan. It could include a Website that may  provide necessary information and tools for young people that would like to make use of the opportunities provided by the project/program and by other relevant institutions.

 

Some learned experiences are:

  • The process for business incubator and youth employment tend to be complex. There will be major challenges for joint action. Programs of similar nature should have the least possible complexity in their programmatic and operational design.
  • The project should set up a monitoring and evaluation system with it base line study, indicators and goals. Close monitoring through a coordinating committee could be a good practice and may allow constant reorientation of actions according to needs. These type of projects/programs require an extra degree of strategic thinking. Special attention should be given to the details of the operational processes, to the building of consensus and to necessary institutional and inter-institutional arrangements.
  • The clarity in national guidance is a premise as well as the connection with the localities:  The ownership and leadership of local authorities are key elements for the sustainability and institutionalization of the intervention.
  • In a situation where there is a wide demand for services provided by the project it is essential to focalize (territorial scope, target groups, duration) and to start out with demonstrative experience.
  • Youth employment project/program should have a multi-causal approach and requires the combination of various dimensions and sectors all interrelated: family and community values psycho-social, cultural and economic, aspects.
  • In some cases the conventional banking system may not fit the purposes of the program, either because they do not cover geographic and thematic areas of the project; their interest rates are  too high, they see the businesses as to risky, young people can’t provide necessary collaterals that  the banks demand – sometime parents can’t provide these collateral either- . In this case special credit instruments must be elaborated, approved and go into implementation to meet the purposes of the project.

Finally I would like to suggest to incorporate into the program, gender perspective and any required cultural or human rights sensitive analysis.

Best regards.

Norman

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CBM brief on Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals: Universal Health Coverage
11 Jul 2014 | Addressing Inequalities: Article by Elizabeth.Lockwood@cbm.org

Universal health coverage

Health influences all three dimensions of sustainable development:  social, economic and environmental. Fifteen per cent of the world’s population are persons with disabilities and one in five of the world’s poorest people have disabilities[1]. Persons with disabilities experience poorer levels of health than the general population[2] and often spend more of their income on medical expenses than others[3].

This policy brief puts forward key issues for ensuring that goals and targets on health in the post-2015 development framework are disability-inclusive. The recommendations resonate with the current post-2015 narrative on cross-cutting targets on health, which aim to create synergies between the future sustainable development goals contributing to improved health globally.

Overarching recommendation

Universal health coverage across the whole life span should be a stand-alone goal in the post-2015 framework. The goal should be underpinned by the principle of equity and a rights-based approach to health. This will result in the removal of all barriers to ensure that men, women, boys and girls with disabilities can access
healthcare on an equal basis with others.   

Recommendations on health and disability in the post-2015 agenda

  1. Health systems should deliver inclusive and accessible services that are consistent with the Convention on the Rights of
    Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the WHO Action Plan on Disability 2014-2021.This requires the provision of rehabilitation
    services, and social protection measures
    that include disability related extra costs such as assistive devices and technology, support services and additional healthcare costs.
  2. Measures to accelerate the achievement of the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on health and new targets on Non Communicable Diseases must include persons with disabilities.
  3. Data systems
    to collect healthcare outcomes in the post-2015 framework must be inclusive of data on persons with disabilities.
  4. All health related policies, pro! grams and services need to address gender inequalities.
  5. Mental health services must be properly resourced and seen as an integral part of mainstream healthcare provision.
  6. Healthcare services provided during emergencies and health planning in disaster risk processes must be inclusive of persons with disabilities.

Health – a precondition, an indicator and an outcome of progress

Anybody can, and is likely to, experience disability directly at some point in life. Disability is therefore a global public health issue, a human rights issue and is intrinsically linked to human development.
A higher proportion of persons with disabilities live in poorer
countries[4] and poverty increases the likelihood for impairment due to malnutrition, dangerous working and transportation conditions and poor healthcare. At the same time, persons with disabilit! ies have less access to education and livelihood opportunities, which can lead to worse living conditions and increased out-of-pocket payments for healthcare, thus increasing their susceptibility to poverty.

Persons with disabilities face several barriers in accessing health services and generally have worse health outcomes than others[5]. These barriers can be architectural, such as inaccessible or inappropriate
health facilities and long distances to travel to access them; barriers due to
misconceptions and health workers’ lack of knowledge of disability, as well as information related, where many persons with disabilities cannot access
information or are not adequately informed about health prevention, promotion and treatment.

Therefore, a post-2015 development framework needs to address universal access to health in synergy with other development goals
and address the root causes of poverty a! nd ill health, which affect marginalized groups, such as persons with disabilities to a much greater extent.

Legal frameworks for inclusive health and rehabilitation systems

The WHO constitution[6] and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, state the right for everybody to attain the highest possible state of health and wellbeing, without discrimination. Article 25 of the CRPD reinforces this right and article 26 states that access to rehabilitation and habilitation is important to enable persons with disabilities to be independent through supporting their full physical, mental, social and vocational ability, for inclusion and participation in society.

Disability-inclusive health policies promote services that are accessible and acceptable, affordable, accountable and are of good
quality
[7]. A cross-cutting prin! ciple is participation and free and informed consent, which ensures that persons with disabilities
or their representative organizations are included in the planning, delivery
and monitoring of health and rehabilitation services and are not subject to forced or coerced interventions.

Overarching recommendation

Universal health coverage across the whole life span should be a stand-alone goal in the post-2015 agenda. The goal should be underpinned by the principle of equity and a rights-based approach to health. This will result in the removal of all barriers to ensure persons with disabilities can access healthcare on an equal basis with others.   

Inclusive health systems

Within the MDG framework the disease-specific health goals resulted in vertical intervention programs in many developing countries and distorted the health system[8]. An equitable a! nd human rights based approach
to health therefore needs to consider the whole person, throughout the life
span and within a social and economic environment, and not compartmentalize treatment by disease or stage in life. Health
systems and facilities have to be inclusive and accessible to all persons that need them
and health workers have to be trained in how to interact respectfully with persons with disabilities.

Procurement systems, which are fundamental to health service delivery,
should be guided by Universal Design principles[9] to make sure that equipment and material, medication and health facilities are inclusive of the needs of all people, including persons with disabilities.

Having access to rehabilitation services and assistive technologies can in many cases improve the chances of persons with disabilities accessing work, education, healthcar! e, and participating in their community life. In addition it is estimated that 92% of the disease burden in the world is related to causes that require health professionals associated with physical rehabilitation[10]. Facilitating access to rehabilitation is therefore
an important public health issue
. Full access to rehabilitation and
assistive technology will be achieved only when governments, through
pre-payment and pooling of funds, such as social protection, subsidize these costs and make them available for everyone[11]

Linking primary health care to Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) programs can help mitigate against these barriers and will also have a double impact, making existing services more inclusive and reaching a higher number of persons with disabilities, especially in rural areas and low-income settlements[12].

Recommendation

Health systems should deliver inclusive and accessible health services that are consistent with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the WHO Action Plan on Disability 2014 -2021. This requires the provision of rehabilitation services and social protection measures that include
disability related extra costs such as assistive devices and technology, support services and additional health care costs.

The unfinished MDGs, Non Communicable Diseases and measuring progress for all

Evidence and data gathering on the situation of persons with disabilities is slowly improving. Globally 15% of the world’s population, or one in seven people have a disability[13]. Moreover, disability disproportionately affects women, older people and poor people, with the UN estimating that 80% of persons with disabilities live in developing countries[14].

Persons with disabilities have the same general health needs as everybody else and therefore require equal access to mainstream
health services
.

Yet, the MDGs specific to health did not include persons with disabilities.
While the MDGs succeeded in supporting countries to improve on a number of health outcomes, the aggregated targets of the MDGs hid increasing national inequities and failed ! to measure progress among the poorest and most marginalized, such as persons with disabilities[15].

In addition, Non-Communicable Diseases are becoming increasingly important public health concerns, and account today for two out of three deaths and half of all disability worldwide[16].
Persons with disabilities have equal risks, or in some cases higher risks, for falling sick but are seldom reached by preventative or curative services. For example, the prevalence of diabetes among people with schizophrenia is as high as 15% compared to the general population of 2-3%[17].

Recommendations

Measures to accelerate the achievement of the current MDGs on health and new targets on Non Communicable Diseases must include persons with disabilities. 

Data systems to collect healthcare outcomes in the pos! t- 2015
framework must be inclusive of data on persons with disabilities

Women with disabilities must have equal access

Women with disabilities have the same risks of developing
health problems as other women but in general do not receive the same level of preventative and curative healthcare due to barriers to access and the discriminatory attitudes of healthcare workers. The barriers women with disabilities face include: accessing information enabling them to make informed choices, inaccessible clinics, or programs that are not inclusive of their specific healthcare needs.
One of the biggest obstacles faced by women with disabilities is the discrimination they encounter based on pre-conceived ideas about disability. These pre-conceived ideas can manifest themselves in decisions about reproduction and family planning often being made by a third party, in some circumstances without the consent of the ! woman or girl concerned.

As well as these barriers, numerous violations of women’s rights have been reported from institutional healthcare settings; women with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities are particularly vulnerable in such deprived settings[18].

Article 17 (Protecting the integrity), Article 23 (Respect for home and family) and Article 25 (Health) of the CRPD protect the rights of women and girls with disabilities to the necessary support and services related to their health and also their right to have a family.

Recommendation

All health-related policies, programs and services need to address gender inequalities.
Mental health is integral to inclusive health policy and practice

Persons with mental health conditions and/or psychosocial
disabilities are among the most marginalized in many communities, yet by 2030 depr! essive disorders alone will be the single greatest contributor to the global burden of disease[19].
Lack of community support and access to adequate healthcare can force many to live their entire life in institutions or in poverty, excluded by their
communities. Studies show that between 76% and 85% of persons in developing countries with mental health problems do not receive adequate treatment[20]. The result is a large proportion of the population not being economically active throughout their most productive years.

Improving access to mental health and social services is an effective way to help achieve wider development objectives. Similarly, recognizing the key mental health component of other health sectors and routinely including indicators on mental health in management information systems will strengthen efforts to achieve targets and reduce the invisibility of persons with psych! osocial disabilities. Clear minimum standards of practice must be enforced in mental health services, particularly institutions, to reduce the human rights abuse still common in places that should be offering care.

Recommendation

Mental health services must be properly resourced and seen as an integral part of mainstream healthcare provision.

Emergencies and Disaster Risk Reduction

Persons with disabilities remain at high risk in disasters caused by natural hazards and conflicts or by low-severity high-frequency disasters[21]. Disasters and conflicts disproportionately place persons with disabilities and their families in vulnerable situations and they often experience increased problems and difficulties with accessing information. For example, research indicates that the fatality rate among
persons with disabilities regist! ered with the government was twice that of the rest of the population during the 2011 Japan earthquake[22].

Emergencies often lead to people acquiring disabilities due to a breakdown of health services that cannot adequately treat injuries that can result in death or impairments. Good governance in health is therefore required before, during and after emergencies to ensure disability-inclusive actions on emergency management on health.

Article 11 of the CRPD[23] requires that persons with disabilities benefit from and participate in disaster risk reduction strategies.

Recommendation

Healthcare services provided during emergencies and health planning in disaster risk processes must be inclusive of persons with disabilities.

CASE STUDY

An intervention for Inclusive Primary Healthcare in Charsadda, Pakistan

In 2010, Pakistan experienced one of its most intensive summer monsoons with over 20 million people affected by the floods, most of them in Khyber
PakhtunkhwaProvince. Charsadda district was one of the most
severely affected districts and the provision of health services in the intervention area was also severely affected. As the floods disrupted the healthcare system, CHEF International and CBM, who had been partners since 2007, agreed a project to ensure that persons with disabilities
had access to a functioning healthcare system and that they were prepared for future disasters
.

From the project’s activities, five key areas can be highlighted as important steps to be taken towards inclusive healthcare for persons with disabilities:

1.  Trained health workers in prevention of impairment and rehabilitation
Primary health personnel were trained in early identification of impairments as well as disability rights and disaster preparedness.   

2.   Accessible basic health services

An important aspect of the project was ensuring that persons with
disabilities could actually access basic health services. Four Basic Health
Units (BHU) were renovated providing accessible waiting room areas and
bathrooms. Also house-to-house visits took place to ensure that the BHU was able to reach out to all persons with disabilities living in the community.

3.   An empowered and educated disability community

In addition to making services accessible, it was important to raise awareness on the health of persons with disabilities. Education on hygiene and nutrition was provided as well as building capacity on rights and advocacy by supporting the creation of Disabled Persons Organizations.

4.   A gender sensitive approach

A sensitized provincial and district government on inclusive
healthcare

The final important step was ensuring that what is being learnt and implemented through this project does not just remain locally owned. With this in mind the project invited district staff into its training on disability rights to improve their knowledge and to help towards the long term sustainability of the project’s objectives.

Case study

Working with government and communities to improve access
to healthcare in Nicaragua

Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) programs which link to
national health schemes and primary health care in Nicaragua have led to more people with disabilities receiving necessary health services, both through access to municipal health centers and via support in their communities or homes.

A comprehensive CBR program is being implemented in the Chontales
and Boaco departments of the country by CBM partner Asociación de Programas Integrales de Educación Comunitaria Astrid Delleman (ASOPIECAD), which itself works in close partnership with local community organizations and Nicaraguan Government institutions. One aspect of the CBR program is to promote equal access to health services for all people with disabilities by using participatory methods at community level. For example, it is using a self-assessment tool to identify individual and community needs, capacities and resources – and in this way involving persons with disabilities and their families directly in all aspects of the programs.

Nicaragua ratified the CRPD in 2007 and since then the Government
has put into practice a number of programs to ensure the rights of persons with disabilities, among them the right to health.

Early stimulation and education of children

ASOPIECAD is complementing this program by helping to build
the capacity of community actors to equally identify children with
disabilities. It has trained parents and brought in adapted tools to work with
children with disabilities. These included early stimulation techniques,
encouraging the conduct of regular health checks and supporting inclusion in pre-school and schools.

Inclusive Family and Community Health

The Family and Community Health model promoted as a holistic
approach to improve the health status of families and communities, aims to
bring health services closer to the population and strengthen the participation of the people in health prevention and promotion. To ensure that this model of care is equally reaching persons with disabilities, the CBR team at ASOPIECAD has, together with medical specialists and in coordination with the Ministry of Health, provided training on disability and the right to health to CBR workers, community health workers, general practitioners and community leaders.

The result of linking CBR to national health programs and primary healthcare has led to more persons with disabilities accessing the
municipal health centers and because they are no longer invisible, they are
also supported in their own communities or homes during the visits of
specialist health personnel providing services through the health teams.
Through the program “Todos con Voz”, persons with multiple disabilities that have difficulties leaving their homes receive health checks at their home.

References

[1] WHO and World Bank. (2011). “World Report on Disability”,
Geneva: WHO Press, p. 28.

[2]
Becker H. Measuring health among people with disabilities. Community Health, 2005, 29
(1S)
: 70S–77S.

[3]
WHO and World Bank. (2011). “World
Report on Disability”, Geneva: WHO Press.

[4]
During the High-Level meeting on disability and development in September 2013,
the UN General Assembly noted that an estimated 80% of persons with
disabilities live in developing countries.

[5]
WHO and World Bank. (2011). “World
Report on Disability”, Geneva: WHO Press.

[6]
Constitution ! of the World Health Organization. Geneva, 2006. http://www.who.int/governance/eb/constitution/en/,
accessed 25th July 2012.

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Report on Disability”, Geneva: WHO Press, p. 65.

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Post-2015 Development Agenda. WHO discussion paper, October 2012;

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What good is it for health equity? Paper submitted for the post-2015
consultation, December 2012. http://www.beyond2015.org/sites/default/files/Health%20Beyond%202015%20paper.pdf,
accessed 25th April 2014.

[9]
Article 2 of the CRPD: “Universal design! ” means the design of products”
environments” programmes and services to be usable by all people to the
greatest extent possible” without the need for adaptation or specialized
design. “Universal design” shall not exclude assistive devices for particular
groups or persons with disabilities where this is needed.

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rehabilitation services: assessing the global supply of and need for human resources,
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guidelines, CBR programmes can assist people with disabilities to
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awareness, and initiate referrals to health services.

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the UN General Assembly noted that an estimated 80% of persons with
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international cooperation, including international development programs, is
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CBM Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals policy brief: Governance, rule of law and peace and security
11 Jul 2014 | Addressing Inequalities: Article by Elizabeth.Lockwood@cbm.org

Governance, rule of law and peace and security

Governance is considered “good” and “democratic” if a country’s institutions (e.g. parliament and its ministries) and processes (e.g. elections and legal procedures) are transparent. Good governance promotes equity, participation, pluralism, transparency, accountability and the rule of law, in an effective, efficient and enduring manner.[i] However, good governance and the rule of law have been highlighted as missing links in the current Millennium Development Goals (MDG) framework.[ii] In addition, violence, conflict and weak institutions have slowed down the progress required to reach the MDGs.[iii] By 2015, it is expected that more than half of the people living in poverty are likely to be in conflict affected and fragile states1.

Another missing link in the MDGs is disability, which means that close to one billion people are excluded2. Increasingly critics and studies indicate that people who are the most marginalized and poor are often the least able to access or benefit from development initiatives such as the MDGs.[iv] These populations are also adversely affected by conflict and violence3, and by the absence of good governance.

This policy brief prepared for the Open Working Group ! session on sustainable development, sets out key issues for inclusive governance, rule of law and peace and security, each of which are “important enablers and important development outcomes in their own right for sustainable development in all countries”4.

Key recommendations

  • All countries are accountable in implementing any new sustainable development framework, as well as its goals and indicators. This is crucial, as a new development paradigm must address global systematic challenges such as inequality, the structural causes of poverty, peace and security, and poor governance, with sensitivity to the local context.
  • Inclusive governance, a hallmark of good governance, is key in sustainable development processes. Inclusive growth will ensure equal access to fundamental services such as education, employment, health and social welfare, including to peop! le with disabilities.
  • The involvement and participation of persons with disabilities in political, social and economic decision- making through deliberative processes that are accessible to persons with disabilities5 need to be strengthened. The participation of all people, including those with disabilities, is essential for accountable good governance.
  • Marginalized groups, such as persons with disabilities and their representatives are included in all governance- related aspects and democratic processes at all levels, based on human rights principles6. Their participation is an essential aspect of good governance.
  • Disability must be systematically included across all aspects of peace building and conflict management. Provision is made for disability awareness and inclusion training of security personnel, legal and judicial staff and government officials, at national and local levels. This wi! ll enable the active promotion of equitable and inclusive governance, in keeping with the tenants of good governance.

It is widely acknowledged in the post-2015 discourse that key explanations for poverty are largely a) equity related, for example changes in employment and livelihood opportunities; b) related to social exclusion and discrimination; and c) linked to limited access to basic services in remote and disadvantaged areas7. Twenty-two percent of people living in poverty have disabilities and thus together with their families constitute the largest minority group in many societies8; yet they are frequently unrepresented and invisible in governance processes and more at risk in conflict situations, and thus governance in these societies cannot yet be considered “good”.

Inclusive governance and rule of law for empowering persons with disabilities

Fifteen per cent of the world�€! ™s population are persons with disabilities – over one billion people10. Given that one in five people in developing countries is disabled11, it is vital that inclusive governance practices are promoted, which actively encourage the participation of persons with disabilities at all levels of the democratic process. Both the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights require this, and governance systems that do not represent the views of 15% of their population with disabilities are falling short of their international level obligations, and are not adhering to the principles of good governance.

The CRPD has several Articles that concern governance and political participation: these include Article 13, access to justice; Article 21, the right to freedom of expression and access to information; and Article 29, the right of persons with disabilities to participate in political and! public life. Persons with disabilities must have equal opportunities to participate and to be represented in political, social and economic processes.

Key issues

  • Governance, especially transparent management of public resources, and accountability are means of ensuring development programs are targeting the causes of poverty. If fair and effective redistribution schemes are developed and functioning, there are more resources to improve access to basic social services for the most marginalized and socio-economically deprived parts of the population, including people with disabilities.
  • Persons with disabilities are often excluded from all levels of democratic processes. The reasons for exclusion include discrimination, social exclusion and poor accessibility. These barriers adversely affect the right or ability to vote, to participate in campaigning, be involved in public consultations and to run for election. Instead, with the implementation! of good governance, they should be empowered to participate meaningfully in transparent democratic processes.
  • Persons with disabilities often face barriers in accessing public services such as medical care, education (at all levels), public health interventions, water and sanitation, as well as housing, and are less likely to be employed both in the public and private sector. Such public services often fall under local government responsibilities, thus transparency and accountability at the level of local government are key to ensuring equitable access13.
  • Persons with disabilities face additional barriers, such as access to appropriate low cost technologies and assistive equipment to access information and participate in e-communication and new information technology. As the Internet and electronic communication are increasingly becoming channels for public consultation and participation, as well as increasing employment and educational opportunities, the right to ac! cessible new technologies for both people with different types of impairments and for the growing number of older people is essential14.  Such access will also enable them to participate in democratic processes.
  • Development programs that support local leadership are important for promoting sound resource management, and better service delivery[v]. These programs must include leaders with disabilities, and especially women.
  • Persons with disabilities, particularly women, often do not have the same right to inherit land because of stigma and prejudice and might not have the knowledge and means to use the legal system to claim their rights. Ensuring equal rights is imperative, as persistent gender inequality is a governance failure[vi].

Peaceful societies, security and development

Sustainable peace and justice are key enablers for development and democratic states. When devasta! ting conflicts and large-scale violence occur, the effectiveness of development on the affected population is highly diminished. In fragile states, weak institutions, corruption, and insecurity can lead to unpunished abuses, gross human rights violations, and voiceless victims. It is thus essential that states and international organizations (including the International Criminal Court) support the creation of participatory governance, which enables the voices of all citizens, especially the most marginalized, such as persons with disabilities, women, indigenous populations and older people to be heard. The lack of access to justice and remedies for the most excluded can reinforce the cycle of poverty, violence, and impunity. Article 14 of the CRPD provides the international legal framework for liberty and security of persons with disabilities.

Key issues

  • Peace and security and rule of law are mutually reinforcing, and are cornerstones in good gov! ernance and sustainable development – essential for making sure that resources and services are made available to persons with disabilities.
  • Conflict resolution, peace agreements and reparation programs must be inclusive of all groups in society. These are transformative tools for building peaceful, inclusive, and equal societies. Despite this, out of 585 peace agreements signed since 1990, only 16% contain any reference to women, and only 7% mentioned gender equality or women’s human rights17. It is probable that most agreements did not consider the participation or the additional barriers faced by persons with disabilities in post-conflict situations. All measures and targets for peaceful societies and personal security must be inclusive of disability.
  • High inequality can inhibit growth, discourage institutional development towards accountable governments, and undermine civic and social life, leading to conflict and the undermining of human rights18 and thwart! ing the establishment of good governance. The concentration of wealth among a few groups also impacts on equal political participation. “When wealth captures government policymaking, the rules bend to favor the rich, often to the detriment of everyone else”19. Persons with disabilities are among the groups that are specifically affected by inequalities, and their already weak participation in political processes will perpetuate if inequalities are not addressed properly.
  • Inequalities and discrimination based on income, location, disability, and ethnicity intersect with gender and are often mutually reinforcing. Female participation in political processes is still very low in many countries, and women with disabilities face additional structurally-embedded challenges to participating in political processes.
  • Persons with disabilities live with a much higher risk of violence and abuse20, especially women with disabilities. They may experience additional barriers in accessing governance processes of justice and remedies due to barriers in communication, built environments, transport and negative attitudes.
  • In countries where traditional culture and legislation hinder the full participation of women in society, women with disabilities may face additional barriers in accessing judicial and administrative remedies due to the non- recognition of their legal capacity, and lack of education and awareness about their rights. It is thus essential that programs which address women’s participation and justice specifically support the most marginalized by offering legal awareness raising and protection, and by promoting gender responsive rights-based governance systems.
  • Persons with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities are often disproportionately over-represented in penal systems and need to be given appropriate support and representation through the criminal justice system22. It is crucial that programs aiming to! improve security and enhance justice address these inequalities that are contrary to principles of good governance, in order to achieve their purpose and outcomes.

References

1  UN DESA and UNDP. (2013). Technical SupportTeam (TST) Issues brief: Conflict prevention, post-conflict Peacebuilding and the Promotion of Durable Peace, Rule of Law and Governance.

2  Fifteen per cent of the world’s population are persons with disabilities – over one billion people according to the World Health Organization and World Bank. (2011). “World Report on Disability”, Geneva: WHO Press.

3  UNDESA and UNDP. (2013). Technical Support Team (TST) Issues brief: Conflict prevention, Post-conflict Peacebuilding and the Promotion of Durable Peace, Rule of Law and Governance.

4  UN System Task Team on the post-2015 UN Development Agenda. “Realizing the future we want for all: Report to the Secretary-General”, New York, June 2012, p. 23.

5  Any new global development partnerships should be more balanced in terms of their relationships and accountability between donor countries and developing countries. C! urrently donor countries hold the balance of power

and developing countries rarely hold them to account. National governments have to be involved and take the ownership of any new global framework replacing the MDGs.

6  See ‘Thematic study by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on participation in political and public life by persons with disabilities (A/HRC/19/36)’ http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/ Disability/SubmissionThematicStudy/A. HRC.19.36_en.doc

7  Dercon, S. and Shapiro, J. (2007). “Moving On, Staying Behind, Getting Lost: Lessons on Poverty Mobility from Longitudinal Data”, Economic and Social Rese! arch Council, Global Poverty Working Group, Paper 75.

8  Braithwaite, J. and Mont, D. (2008). “Disability and Poverty: A Survey of World Bank Poverty Assessments and Implications”. SP Discussion Paper No. 0805. World Bank.

9  Quote from a disability activist in: Keogh, M. (2013). “Towards an inclusive and accessible future for all. Voices of persons with disabilities on the post-2015 development framework”. UN Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD): New York, p. 35.

10  Braithwaite, J. and Mont, D. (2008). “Disability and Poverty: A Survey of World Bank Poverty Assessments and Implications”. SP Discussion Paper No. 0805. World Bank.

11  World Bank.  Disability and Poverty: A Survey of World Bank and Poverty Assessments and Implications’.  Jeanine Bratihwaite and Daniel Mont, SP discussion paper No. 0805, World Bank, February 2008.

12  Human Rights Watch. (2012). “I Want to be a Citizen Just like! Any Other. Barriers to Political Participation for People with Disabilities in Peru”. Human Rights Watch: USA. Quote from Wilfredo Chrono, Oficinas Municipales de Atención a las Personas con Discapacidad staff and FEDDIP member in Puno, Peru.

13  UNDESA and UNDP. (2013). Technical Support Team (TST) Issues brief: Conflict prevention, post-conflict Peacebuilding and the Promotion of Durable Peace, Rule of Law and Governance.

14  It is important to understand that different impairment groups have different needs when it comes to information and communication technology. A blind person, or somebody with hearing impairment will not benefit from the same solution for mobile communication, and elderly people might have additional needs. See further chapter 6 on ‘Enabling environments’ Disability, pp. 183-195.

15  Quote from a disability activist in Bangladesh in: Keogh, M. (2013). “Towards an inclusive and accessible future for all. Voices of persons with disabilities on the post-2015 development framework”. UN Partnership to promote the rights of persons with disability (UNPRPD): New York.

16  Ortoleva, S (2011) ‘Right Now! – Women with Disabilities Build Peace Post-Conflict’ http://www.centerwomenpolicy.org/programs/ waxmanfiduccia/documents/BFWFP_RightNow_ WomenwithDisabilitiesBuildPeacePost-Conflict_ StephanieOrtoleva.pdf

17  http://progress.unwomen.org/justice-for-women-during-and-after-conflict

18  Birdsall, N. (2006). “Income Distribution: Effects on Growth and Development”, Working Paper 118, Center for Global Development: Washington.

19  Fuentes-Nieva, R. and Galasso, N. (2014). Working for the few. Political capture and Oxford, p. 2.

20  World Health Organization and World Bank. (2011). “World Report on Disability”, Geneva: WHO Press, p. 147.

21  Human Rights Watch. (2010). “As if we weren’t human: Discrimination and Violence Against Disabled Women”. Human Rights Watch: Uganda.

22  See for example: Mental Disability Advocacy Centre (mdac). (2009). “A shadow report on the implementation of the international covenant on civil and political rights by the Russian Federation”. http:// www.mdac.info/en/resources/shadow-report- implementation-international-covenant-civil-and- political-rights-russian “Disability Rights now. Civil Society Report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabiliti! es”, August 2012, pp.70-82. Compiled by Disability Representatives, Advocacy, Legal and Human Rights Organisations, Australia.

[i] UN (2013). “Global Issues: Governance.” https://www.un.org/en/globalissues/governance/

[ii] Lindsay, S. (2013) “ICFP Closing Event: Good Governance and Accountability Needed in Post-MDG Agenda”, USAID Leadership, Management & Governance Project http://www.lmgforhealth.org/blog/2013-11-15/icfp-closing-event-good-gove…

[iii] World Bank. (2013). “Stop Conflict, Reduce Fragility and End Poverty: Doing Th! ings Differently in Fragile and Conflict-affected Situations.” http://www.worldbank.org/content/dam/Worldbank/Feature%20Story/Stop_Conf…

[iv] Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, in “UN Millennium Development Goals: Human rights must not be marginalized in post-2015 agenda.” 23 September 2013. Amnesty International http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/un-millennium-development-goals-human-rig…

[v] UN (2013a). “Key Messages – Global Thematic Consultation on Governance and the Post-2015 Development Framework.” 16 July 2013. UN The World We Want http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/361674

[vi] UN (2013a).
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New Blog posts

Open Working Group Session 10: The Way Forward
11 Jul 2014 | Addressing Inequalities: Blog post by Elizabeth.Lockwood@cbm.org

In New York, the Open Working Group (OWG) negotiations continued last week with session 10 from 31 March to 4 April. Only three sessions are remaining with the final meeting taking place from 14-18 July. The Co-Chairs will continue to keep the remaining OWG sessions open. The next session will be held from 5-9 May and again will be a discussion over a revised draft of the focus areas. Only during the last two sessions of the OWG, will goals and targets be developed from the focus areas.

Discussions among Member States and the Co-Chairs revolved around methodology and defining goals and targets as well as clusters of focus areas, which included:

  • Cluster 1 Poverty eradication; Promote equality
  • Cluster 2 Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Education; Employment and decent work for all; and Health and population dynamics
  • Cluster 3 Water and sanitation; Sustainable agriculture, food security, and nutrition
  • Cluster 4 Economic growth; Industrialization; Infrastructure; Energy
  • Cluster 5 Sustainable cities and human settlements; Promote Sustainable Consumption and Production; Climate
  • Cluster 6 Conservation and sustainable use of marine resources, oceans and seas; Ecosystems and biodiversity
  • Cluster 7 Means of implementation/Global partnership for sustainable development
  • Cluster 8 Peaceful and non-violent societies; rule of law and capable institutio! ns

Nigeria speaking at the 10th OWG session in NY

Official statements from Member States that included references to persons with disabilities

Italy, Spain and Turkey stated thatuniversally applicable goals for sustainable development must be based on human rights principles of participation and empowerment and address inequalities along the lines of gender, age, geographical location, socio-economic background, religion, ethnicity and disability, and should intersect and compound each other.” Italy, Spain, and Turkey in regards to the cluster of gender equality and women’s empowerment; education; employment and decent work for all; and health and population dynamics stated that:Universal social protection implies extending globally a minimum income security and access to essential goods and services for all those in need. This means including the unempl! oyed and informally employed, the poor, the disabled, pregnant women, the elderly and children and the provision of quality public services such as sanitation, health and education. Social protection should be conceived as a key instrument strictly linked to economic policy to ensure equitable and socially sustainable development. Interlinkages should be established between this area and gender equality and women empowerment.”

Australia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom highlighted that targets in the new framework should be met by all relevant social and income groups, includingempowering and inclusion of marginalized groups, including indigenous peoples, minorities, migrants, refugees, persons with disabilities, older persons, children and youth.” In the areas of economic growth, employment, infrastructure and energy, Australia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom also proposed a goal on strong, sustainable and inclusive economic growth and jobs including the following targets for consideration: create a sound macro-economic environment including by reducing the gap in employment between men and women, and bet! ween more or less disadvantaged groups including people with and without disability.”

Romania and Poland pushed for the concept of leaving no one behind, to have a better focus on disaster risk reduction and resilience, and increased access to information. In terms of promoting equality, they encouraged data disaggregation by income, disability, age, gender, ethnic and religious groups and others at most risk.

Ethiopia emphasized having a target in regarding the eradication of poverty in all its forms by 2030 to “provide social protection to reduce vulnerabilities of the poor, including children, youth, unemployed and persons with disabilities.”

Denmark, Ireland and Norway in the focus area of education highlighted a number of issues and proposed these to be taken forward as possible target areas. One of which included persons with disabilities: “ensure equitable access to education at all levels with focus on the most marginalized, including indigenous peoples, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons living in rural areas, migrants, and children in conflict and humanitarian situations.”

Under the same theme, Jordan strongly pushed for the rights of persons with disabilities with their official statement: “It is also important to reflect the rights, issues and needs of persons with disabilities by ensuring that the status quo of persons with
disabilities
is included and mainstreamed as a specific priority as well as a cross-cutting theme throughout the agenda. In this way, we will not only be answering to the repeated calls of people with disabilities, but will also be countering the negative prevalent perception of them being part of a group often labeled as ‘vulnerable’ and in need of benefits.”

Argentina, Bolivia and Ecuador in the area of promoting equality, encouraged actions to promote opportunities for decent work for vulnerable groups, in particular, women, young people, migrant workers, indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities. Furthermore, in terms of infrastructure Argentina, Bolivia and Ecuador highlighted the need for accessibility for persons with disabilities (translation by author).

In the area of education, France, Germany and Switzerland advocated to “strengthen equity in availability, accessibility, acceptability and adaptability of education, skills and knowledge development for all, at all levels and ages, with focus on the most marginalized, including girls, indigenous peoples, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons living in rural areas, and migrants. Education policies should be inclusive – especially for vulnerable populations and girls – and free compulsory basic education should be generalized.” They also proposed a target on the issue of decent jobs, including full employment and decent work for all… to address the specific needs of vulnerable population[s, the] young, women, ethnic minorities, migrants, disabled people and rural populations.” In addition, France, Germany and Switzerland also encouraged a target under governance on “inclusive and participatory governance processes that increase citizens participation in political processes at all levels, especially the most vulnerable including poor people, women, girls and people with disabilities, enhancing social cohesion and confidence in institutions, while promoting the role of parliaments, civil society, local democracy with efficient and inclusive local authority.”

In regards to education, Greece advocated to “ensure access and completion of education up to lower secondary for all, including persons with disabilities, regardless of circumstances” and also underlined “the importance of mental health and its promotion.”

Sweden suggested a goal on good quality education and lifelong learning for all with the following target of “ensuring the possibility for all young people, including those with disabilities, to be given the possibility to gain a high quality education preparing them for work life.”

Additional statement of interest

China, Indonesia and Kazakhstan in the area of promoting equality stated:

  • Promoting equality should mainly focus on the international level, addressing the inequality between countries and imbalance of global development. We support most of the elements concerning the measures addressing international level inequalities.
  • Internal efforts to reduce inequalities within countries is the responsibility of national governments in accordance with their national circumstances.
  • Promoting equality should not be a standalone goal area. It could be combined or reflected within other goals such as poverty eradication and gender equality.

“The Co-Chairs’ expectation is that we will have a narrative (for the final OWG report). If you can wait until June, we will be ready to present you with something.” – OWG Co-Chair Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya

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QUESTION 1: What importance should child poverty be given in the post-2015 development goals?
Discussion by soshea@unicef.org

Guiding questions for further consideration:

  1. How important is child poverty to eradicate overall poverty, transform economies and achieve sustainable development?
  2. What are main causes and consequences of child poverty? What barriers prevent children from accessing the high quality services they need to develop and thrive?
  3. How can eradicating child poverty contribute to reduce inequalities and accelerate progress towards other development goals?
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26 Jun 2014 | Posted on: Addressing Inequalities
New comment by Center for the autonomy and development of indigenous peoples CADPI

girls and boys are not independent of their parents, or the situation that they face. So I do not understand how you can talk to lift children out of poverty without lift families.
Anyway, school education should take priority over everything. We need to offer a high quality education in a comfortable environment, with well-trained teachers and provide incentives for good students.
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New Working Paper: Corporate Influence on the Business and Human Rights Agenda of the UN

http://www.globalpolicy.org/images/pdfs/GPFEurope/Corporate_influence_in_the_Post-2015_process_web.pdf

 

http://www.globalpolicy.org/images/pdfs/GPFEurope/Corporate_Influence_on_the_Business_and_Human_Rights_Agenda.pdf

New Working Paper: Corporate Influence on the Business and Human Rights Agenda of the UN

Download the Working Paper here.

Efforts to create an          international legally binding instrument to hold transnational          corporations accountable for human rights abuses have recently          gained new momentum. In September 2013 the Government of          Ecuador delivered a statement on behalf of 85 member states of          the UN at the Human Rights Council asking for a legally          binding framework to regulate the activities of transnational          corporations. Many civil society organizations called on the          Human Rights Council to take steps towards the elaboration of          a binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights.

These efforts are          only the latest link in a chain of initiatives at the UN to          hold corporations accountable to the public. They started in          the 1970s with the discussions about a Code of Conduct for          Transnational Corporations (TNCs) and continued in the late          1990s with the attempt to adopt the UN Norms on the          Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations and Other          Business Enterprises with Regard to Human Rights.

All these efforts met          with vigorous opposition from TNCs and their business          associations, and they ultimately failed. At the same time,          corporate actors have been extremely successful in          implementing public relations strategies that have helped to          present business enterprises as good corporate citizens          seeking dialogue with Governments, the UN and decent concerned           ‘stakeholders’, and able to implement environment, social and          human rights standards through voluntary Corporate Social          Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

The UN Global Compact          and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights          became prime examples of an allegedly pragmatic approach based          on consensus, dialogue and partnership with the corporate          sector – in contrast to regulatory approaches to hold          corporations accountable.

The working paper          gives an overview of the debate from the early efforts to          formulate the UN Code of Conduct to the current initiative for          a binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights. It particularly          focuses on the responses by TNCs and their leading interest          groups to the various UN initiatives, specifies the key actors          and their objectives. In this context it also highlights          features of the interplay between business demands and the          evolution of the regulatory debates at the UN. This provides          an indication of the degree of influence that corporate actors          exert and their ability – in cooperation with some powerful UN          member states – to prevent international binding rules for TNCs at the UN.

The working paper ends with remarks on what could be done to counteract and reverse corporate influence on the UN human rights agenda.          This constitutes an indispensable prerequisite for progress towards effective legally binding instruments on business and human rights.

Corporate  Influence on the Business and Human Rights Agenda of the United Nations

Author: Jens Martens   Working Paper, June 2014  Published by Brot für die Welt/Global Policy Forum/MISEREOR Aachen/Berlin/Bonn/New York ISBN: 978-3-943126-16-7

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[Beyond 2015:313] B2015 réaction – revised version – versión corregida – version corrigée

 

Final B2015 OWG reaction 110614 revised final

 

REVISED VERSION!            VERSION CORREGIDA!               VERSION CORRIGEE!

 

http://www.beyond2015.org/news/beyond-2015s-reaction-open-working-groups-zero-draft

Dear Beyond 2015,

The reaction document we sent out yesterday contained errors. It has now been corrected, and the new version is attached and on the website. Please use this version!
Le document de réaction que nous avons envoyé hier contenait des erreurs. Il a maintenant été corrigée, et la nouvelle version est attachée et sur le site. S’il vous plaît utiliser cette version!
El documento de reacción que enviamos ayer contenía errores. Ahora se ha corregido, y la nueva versión se adjunta y está en el sitio web. Por favor, utilice esta versión!
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Dear Beyond 2015

I am pleased to share with you today, in advance of the 12th session of the Open Working Group (OWG) which takes place next week in New York, Beyond 2015′s reaction to the ‘zero draft’ of post-2015 sustainable development goals and targets, issued by the OWG Co-Chairs on June 2.

 

The Beyond 2015 reaction is in the form of a two page letter, setting out Beyond 2015′s overall reaction to the document, and in annex detailed textual suggestions on the focus areas and targets. The PDF is available here.

Many thanks to the Beyond 2015 OWG Reaction Task Force, as well as the Values Task Force leads (from the VPVC process), who led on the creation of this reaction, as well as to all of those who shared their comments in inputs.

We are sharing these documents with OWG members, UN colleagues and Permanent Missions in New York. We would strongly encourage members at the national level, especially Beyond 2015 lead agencies in the 38 priority countries, to share the messages widely at the capital level this week, so that colleagues in governments have access to the reaction before the OWG session next week. Obviously, please feel free to adapt to your national context as you see fit.

Beyond 2015 representatives (including co-chair, George N’dungu, Neva Frecheville of CAFOD, Sowmyaa Bharadwaj and others) are in NY this week and next, and will hopefully be meeting with decision makers to highlight the messages of the campaign! Beyond 2015′s new Advocacy Director, Naiara Costa, who is based in New York, will also be sharing our reaction there.

For our purposes of monitoring and evaluation of the campaign, please do let me know by email if you share these documents with advocacy targets, if you put them on your website etc. Please feel free to tweet the link to the document, and use the #beyond2015 hash tag.

In solidarity

Querida campaña Beyond 2015

En anticipación de la 12ª reunión del Grupo de Trabajo Abierto (OWG) que tendrá lugar la próxima semana en Nueva York, me complace compartir con ustedes la reacción de Beyond 2015 al ‘borrador cero’ de objetivos y metas para el desarrollo sustentable post-2015, publicado por los Co-Presidentes del Grupo de Trabajo Abierto (GTA) el 2 de junio. Nuestra reacción es en la forma de una carta de dos páginas, que establece la reacción global de Beyond 2015 al documento, y un anexo con detalladas sugerencias textuales sobre los objetivos y metas propuestos. También está disponible aquí:

www.beyond2015.org/sites/default/files/B2015%20OWG%20reaction%20110614.pdf

Agradecemos al Grupos de Trabajo de Beyond 2015 sobre el GTA, así como a los equipos temáticos de Beyond 2015 (del proceso VPVC ), quienes dirigieron la creación de esta reacción, así como a todos los que han compartido sus comentarios y sugerencias. Sinceras disculpas que la velocidad del proceso no permite la traducción de todos los documentos.

Estamos compartiendo hoy estos documentos con los miembros del Grupo de Trabajo Abierto, y con colegas de la ONU y las misiones permanentes en Nueva York. Quisiéramos alentar a las organizaciones participantes de Beyond 2015 a nivel nacional, y sobre todo a las organizaciones de coordinación nacional en los 38 países prioritarios, a divulgar los mensajes en los capitales durante esta semana, para asegurar que sus respectivos gobiernos tienen acceso a la reacción antes de la sesión del Grupo de Trabajo Abierto la semana que viene. Por favor siéntense libres de adaptar la reacción a sus contextos nacionales como mejor les parezca.

Algunos representantes de Beyond 2015 (co-presidente George N’dungu de Kenia, Neva Frecheville de CAFOD, Sowmyaa Bharadwaj de la India) están en Nueva York esta semana y la próxima, y se espera que se reunirán con los tomadores de decisiones para resaltar los mensajes de la campaña. Nuestra nueva directora de incidencia basada en Nueva York, Naiara Costa, también estará compartiendo la reacción allí.

Para ayudar con el monitoreo y evaluación de la campaña, por favor, háganmelo saber por correo electrónico en caso de compartir este documento con los tomadores de decisiones como parte de su trabajo de incidencia, o utilizarlo en su sitio web, etc. Para los que usan twitter, ruego utilicen el #beyond2015!

En solidaridad

Chère campagne Beyond 2015

Avant la 12e réunion du Groupe de Travail Ouvert qui aura lieu la semaine prochaine à New York, je suis heureux de partager avec vous la réaction de Beyond 2015 au dernier document du Groupe de Travail Ouvert, le ‘projet zéro’ des objectifs et cibles pour le développement durable post-2015, publié le 2 juin. Notre réaction comprend une lettre de deux pages, qui définit la réaction globale de Beyond 2015 au document, et une annexe avec des suggestions textuelles détaillées sur les objectifs et cibles prioritaires. Elle est également disponible ici :

http://www.beyond2015.org/sites/default/files/B2015%20OWG%20reaction%20110614.pdf

Nous remercions les groupes de travail de Beyond 2015 sur le Groupe de Travail Ouvert et sur les Valeurs de Beyond 2015 (du processus VPVC, ou vision, objectif, valeurs, critères), qui ont mené la création de cette réaction, et tous ceux qui ont partagé leurs commentaires et suggestions. Sincères excuses que les délais ne permettent pas la traduction de tous les documents.

Nous sommes en train de partager ces documents avec des membres du Groupe de Travail Ouvert, et des collègues de l’ONU et des missions permanentes à New York. Nous encourageons les organisations participantes de Beyond 2015 au niveau national, et en particulier les organisations nationales de coordination dans les 38 pays prioritaires, à diffuser ces messages dans les capitaux pendant cette semaine, pour veiller à ce que les gouvernements auront accès à notre réaction avant la session du Groupe de Travail Ouvert la semaine prochaine. Veuillez adapter la réaction à vos contextes nationales comme convient.

Certains représentants de Beyond 2015 (le co-president george N’dungu de Kenia, Neva Frecheville de CAFOD au Royaume-Uni, Sowmyaa Bharadwaj de l’Inde) sont à New York cette semaine et la prochaine, et on espère qu’ils pourront se réunir avec des décideurs pour mettre en évidence les messages de la campagne. La nouvelle Directrice de Plaidoyer de Beyond 2015 basée a New York, Naiara Costa, pourra aussi partager la réaction là-bas.

Pour faciliter le suivi et l’évaluation de la campagne, veuillez me faire savoir par e-mail en cas de partager ce document dans le cadre de vos activités de plaidoyer ou si vous le partagez sur votre site web, etc. Pour tous qui utilisent twitter, veuillez utiliser #beyond2015 pour partager la réaction. Merci!

Solidairement,

Fiona Hale
Beyond 2015 International Officer
Skype: fionahale (Newcastle, England)
Please note that I don’t work on Friday.
Follow Beyond 2015 on Twitter @Beyond2015 and Facebook
We want to know your opinion! Make sure you send your feedback on Beyond 2015′s latest drafts on the Vision,PurposeValues and Criteria for the post-2015 framework!
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[Beyond 2015:312] B2015 reaction to zero draft – reacción al ‘borrador cero’ – réaction au ‘projet zéro’

Dear Beyond 2015

I am pleased to share with you today, in advance of the 12th session of the Open Working Group (OWG) which takes place next week in New York, Beyond 2015′s reaction to the ‘zero draft’ of post-2015 sustainable development goals and targets, issued by the OWG Co-Chairs on June 2.

 

The Beyond 2015 reaction is in the form of a two page letter, setting out Beyond 2015′s overall reaction to the document, and in annex detailed textual suggestions on the focus areas and targets. The PDF is available here.

Many thanks to the Beyond 2015 OWG Reaction Task Force, as well as the Values Task Force leads (from the VPVC process), who led on the creation of this reaction, as well as to all of those who shared their comments in inputs.

We are sharing these documents with OWG members, UN colleagues and Permanent Missions in New York. We would strongly encourage members at the national level, especially Beyond 2015 lead agencies in the 38 priority countries, to share the messages widely at the capital level this week, so that colleagues in governments have access to the reaction before the OWG session next week. Obviously, please feel free to adapt to your national context as you see fit.

Beyond 2015 representatives (including co-chair, George N’dungu, Neva Frecheville of CAFOD, Sowmyaa Bharadwaj and others) are in NY this week and next, and will hopefully be meeting with decision makers to highlight the messages of the campaign! Beyond 2015′s new Advocacy Director, Naiara Costa, who is based in New York, will also be sharing our reaction there.

For our purposes of monitoring and evaluation of the campaign, please do let me know by email if you share these documents with advocacy targets, if you put them on your website etc. Please feel free to tweet the link to the document, and use the #beyond2015 hash tag.

In solidarity

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Querida campaña Beyond 2015

En anticipación de la 12ª reunión del Grupo de Trabajo Abierto (OWG) que tendrá lugar la próxima semana en Nueva York, me complace compartir con ustedes la reacción de Beyond 2015 al ‘borrador cero’ de objetivos y metas para el desarrollo sustentable post-2015, publicado por los Co-Presidentes del Grupo de Trabajo Abierto (GTA) el 2 de junio. Nuestra reacción es en la forma de una carta de dos páginas, que establece la reacción global de Beyond 2015 al documento, y un anexo con detalladas sugerencias textuales sobre los objetivos y metas propuestos. También está disponible aquí:

www.beyond2015.org/sites/default/files/B2015%20OWG%20reaction%20110614.pdf

Agradecemos al Grupos de Trabajo de Beyond 2015 sobre el GTA, así como a los equipos temáticos de Beyond 2015 (del proceso VPVC ), quienes dirigieron la creación de esta reacción, así como a todos los que han compartido sus comentarios y sugerencias. Sinceras disculpas que la velocidad del proceso no permite la traducción de todos los documentos.

Estamos compartiendo hoy estos documentos con los miembros del Grupo de Trabajo Abierto, y con colegas de la ONU y las misiones permanentes en Nueva York. Quisiéramos alentar a las organizaciones participantes de Beyond 2015 a nivel nacional, y sobre todo a las organizaciones de coordinación nacional en los 38 países prioritarios, a divulgar los mensajes en los capitales durante esta semana, para asegurar que sus respectivos gobiernos tienen acceso a la reacción antes de la sesión del Grupo de Trabajo Abierto la semana que viene. Por favor siéntense libres de adaptar la reacción a sus contextos nacionales como mejor les parezca.

Algunos representantes de Beyond 2015 (co-presidente George N’dungu de Kenia, Neva Frecheville de CAFOD, Sowmyaa Bharadwaj de la India) están en Nueva York esta semana y la próxima, y se espera que se reunirán con los tomadores de decisiones para resaltar los mensajes de la campaña. Nuestra nueva directora de incidencia basada en Nueva York, Naiara Costa, también estará compartiendo la reacción allí.

Para ayudar con el monitoreo y evaluación de la campaña, por favor, háganmelo saber por correo electrónico en caso de compartir este documento con los tomadores de decisiones como parte de su trabajo de incidencia, o utilizarlo en su sitio web, etc. Para los que usan twitter, ruego utilicen el #beyond2015!

En solidaridad

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Chère campagne Beyond 2015

Avant la 12e réunion du Groupe de Travail Ouvert qui aura lieu la semaine prochaine à New York, je suis heureux de partager avec vous la réaction de Beyond 2015 au dernier document du Groupe de Travail Ouvert, le ‘projet zéro’ des objectifs et cibles pour le développement durable post-2015, publié le 2 juin. Notre réaction comprend une lettre de deux pages, qui définit la réaction globale de Beyond 2015 au document, et une annexe avec des suggestions textuelles détaillées sur les objectifs et cibles prioritaires. Elle est également disponible ici :

http://www.beyond2015.org/sites/default/files/B2015%20OWG%20reaction%20110614.pdf

Nous remercions les groupes de travail de Beyond 2015 sur le Groupe de Travail Ouvert et sur les Valeurs de Beyond 2015 (du processus VPVC, ou vision, objectif, valeurs, critères), qui ont mené la création de cette réaction, et tous ceux qui ont partagé leurs commentaires et suggestions. Sincères excuses que les délais ne permettent pas la traduction de tous les documents.

Nous sommes en train de partager ces documents avec des membres du Groupe de Travail Ouvert, et des collègues de l’ONU et des missions permanentes à New York. Nous encourageons les organisations participantes de Beyond 2015 au niveau national, et en particulier les organisations nationales de coordination dans les 38 pays prioritaires, à diffuser ces messages dans les capitaux pendant cette semaine, pour veiller à ce que les gouvernements auront accès à notre réaction avant la session du Groupe de Travail Ouvert la semaine prochaine. Veuillez adapter la réaction à vos contextes nationales comme convient.

Certains représentants de Beyond 2015 (le co-president george N’dungu de Kenia, Neva Frecheville de CAFOD au Royaume-Uni, Sowmyaa Bharadwaj de l’Inde) sont à New York cette semaine et la prochaine, et on espère qu’ils pourront se réunir avec des décideurs pour mettre en évidence les messages de la campagne. La nouvelle Directrice de Plaidoyer de Beyond 2015 basée a New York, Naiara Costa, pourra aussi partager la réaction là-bas.

Pour faciliter le suivi et l’évaluation de la campagne, veuillez me faire savoir par e-mail en cas de partager ce document dans le cadre de vos activités de plaidoyer ou si vous le partagez sur votre site web, etc. Pour tous qui utilisent twitter, veuillez utiliser #beyond2015 pour partager la réaction. Merci!

Solidairement,

Fiona Hale
Beyond 2015 International Officer
Skype: fionahale (Newcastle, England)
Please note that I don’t work on Friday.
Follow Beyond 2015 on Twitter @Beyond2015 and Facebook
We want to know your opinion! Make sure you send your feedback on Beyond 2015′s latest drafts on the Vision,PurposeValues and Criteria for the post-2015 framework!
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Post-2015 Newsletter – June 2014

 

From: Felogene Anumo <prog-associate@femnet.or.ke>
Date: Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 9:16 AM
Subject: Re: Post-2015 Newsletter – June 2014
To: Yvette Kathurima <advocacy@femnet.or.ke>
 

 

 

Dear friends, 

We’re happy to share with you the following update on the Post-2015 process.  This newsletter provides an overview of where SRHR is currently positioned in the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, an update on adolescents/youth in Post-2015 discussions, recommended urgent actions, and a forecast of key moments in the months ahead.  We hope you will find this useful.

 

SRHR in the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

 

With informal informals of the Open Working Group taking place this week (Monday-Wednesday) and the final two sessions of the OWG (12 and 13) quickly approaching, we are at a critical moment in the Post-2015 process.  The space for adjusting goals and targets is quickly narrowing and we need to mobilize quickly to secure SRHR in the final report of the OWG.  The latest OWG document, which now includes goals and targets (not focus areas), will be the basis of this week’s discussions.  With respect to SRHR, the current document includes:

 

  • ·         Goal 5: Attain gender equality, empower women and girls everywhere

o   Target 3.1: by 2030 reduce the maternal mortality ratio to less than 40per 100,000 live births

o   Target 3.3: by 2030 end HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases

o   Target  3.8: ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health for all

 

  • ·         Goal 3: Attain healthy life for all at all ages

o   Target 5.9: ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive +rights in accordance with the Programme of Action of the ICPD

 

Urgent priorities include securing a target on CSE; eliminating the qualifier on reproductive rights and incorporating sexual rights language into target 5.9; and integrating references to adolescents and youth.  The document is prefaced with a chapeau that provides an overarching vision for the SDGs/Post-2015 agenda.  Currently the Chapeau makes no reference to ICPD or Beijing, youth, health, and a number of other cross-cutting priorities. 

 

Urgent Actions

  • ·         Reach out to your governments to urge them to advance the language recommendations in the attached briefs at this week’s informal informals and next week’s session of the OWG.

 

Adolescents and Youth in Post-2015

 

The latest OWG document is very weak on adolescents and youth, with no mention of adolescents and only a handful of references to young people under the goals on education and employment. The document does not include a target on comprehensive sexuality education or any references to adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights. A few weeks ago at the World Conference on Youth, Member States and young people agreed to a bold and progressive outcome document that explicitly calls on governments to fulfill young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. The Colombo Declaration calls for “universal access to sexual and reproductive health services and information” and “universal access to health including sexual and reproductive health and rights”, among other important priorities.  More information about the gains made at the World Conference on Youth can be found here. The Global Youth Call presented at last week’s ECOSOC Youth Forum also contains targets that demonstrate the strong consensus on adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights.  Key recommendations include targets on “comprehensive education on human sexuality” and “universal access to sexual and reproductive health, reproductive rights and HIV services. It will be important to build on the momentum from Colombo and the ECOSOC Youth Forum to integrate stronger language on adolescents and youth in the OWG.

 

Urgent Actions

  • ·         Reach out to your governments and urge them to advance the language recommendations in the attached briefs at this week’s informal informals and next week’s session of the OWG, with a particular focus on the recommendations for CSE:

 

o   Preferred new target under Goal 4:

4.10 By 2030, ensure universal access to comprehensive sexuality education that promotes values of respect for human rights, tolerance, gender equality and non-violence for all, in and out of schools.

 

Or, include CSE in target 4.7, as follows:

4.7 By 2030 integrate relevant knowledge and skills in education curricula and training programs, including comprehensive sexuality education, life skills, education for sustainable development, and human rights education and awareness-raising on culture’s contribution to sustainable development.

 

o   Include CSE in target 5.4, as follows:

5.4 ensure equal access to quality education, including comprehensive sexuality education, and eliminate gender disparities at all levels of education and training

 

  • ·         Brief your governments about the strong commitments to young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights secured in the Colombo Declaration. More details on the Colombo Declaration can be found here.

 

High Level Political Forum

 

The HLPF will meet under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council this summer (June 30- July 9).  The HLPF’s mandate includes providing political leadership and recommendations for sustainable development and reviewing progress in implementing sustainable development commitments.  Regional meetings for the HLPF have taken place in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia and the Pacific over the last month.  The agenda for the HLPF summit in New York is still being defined (latest version can be found here), but we know there will be a negotiated outcome and multiple opportunities for Major Groups to intervene. If you are coming to the HLPF, please let us know!

 

Post-2015 Summit

 

The governments of Denmark and Papua New Guinea released a set of agreements to be included in a resolution on the modalities for the Post-2015 Summit.  The document as it stands makes limited provisions for civil society engagement through a civil society hearing during the lead-up to September 2015. While we believe a civil society hearing will be important, it is essential that civil society be meaningfully engaged throughout the entire process of the preparations for the Summit, as well as in the Summit itself.

 

Urgent Actions

  • ·         Encourage your government to propose specific amendments to the resolution to ensure:

o   Civil society engagement in the Summit and all preparatory meetings;

o   Civil society access to all official meetings, information and documents;

o   Opportunities for civil society to submit written and oral contributions and recommendations; and

  • Opportunities for civil society to organize side events.
SRHR OWG 12 Priorities FINAL.doc
Youth OWG 12 Priorities FINAL.docx

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[Beyond 2015:303] N2015 Webinar 14 May 9am EST – feedback from OWG-11

 

Dear Beyond 2015,

On May 14, next Wednesday, at 9am EST, there will be a webinar with Debra Jones (Beyond 2015 UN Working Group, Save the Children, New York), John Patrick Ngoyi (Beyond 2015 ExCom, JDPC Nigeria), and Miguel Santibanez (Beyond 2015 ExCom, Regional Coordinator Latin America, MESA Chile). This will be an opportunity for B2015 participating organisations to hear feedback and analysis of OWG-11, and discuss future plans.
If you would like to register for the call, please email me on fhale@beyond2015.org.
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El 14 de mayo (el próximo miércoles) a las 9.00 EST, habrá un webinario con Debra Jones (Beyond 2015 UN Working Group, Save the Children, New York), John Patrick Ngoyi (Beyond 2015 ExCom, JDPC Nigeria), y Miguel Santibanez (Beyond 2015 ExCom, Coordinador Regional Latinoamerica, MESA Chile). El webinario sera una oportunidad para organizaciones participantes de Beyond 2015 de compartir el analisis de la 11a reunion del Grupo de Trabajo Abierto y planes para el futuro.
Para inscribirse, enviar un mensaje a fhale@beyond2015.org
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Le 14 mai (mercredi) a 9h EST, un webinaire avec Debra Jones (Beyond 2015 UN Working Group, Save the Children, New York), John Patrick Ngoyi (Beyond 2015 ExCom, JDPC Nigeria), et Miguel Santibanez (Beyond 2015 ExCom, Coordonateur Regional Amérique Latine, MESA Chile) – une opportunité pour les organizations qui participent à Beyond 2015 de partager l’analyse de la 11eme réunion du Groupe de Travail Ouvert et parler des plans pour le futur.
Pour vous inscrire, veuillez envoyer un message a fhale@beyond2015.org.
Fiona Hale
Beyond 2015 International Officer
Skype: fionahale (Newcastle, England)
 
We want to know your opinion! Make sure you send your feedback on Beyond 2015′s latest drafts on the Vision,PurposeValues and Criteria for the post-2015 framework!
Please note that I don’t work on Friday.

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Dear Beyond 2015,

On May 14, next Wednesday, at 9am EST, there will be a webinar with Debra Jones (Beyond 2015 UN Working Group, Save the Children, New York), John Patrick Ngoyi (Beyond 2015 ExCom, JDPC Nigeria), and Miguel Santibanez (Beyond 2015 ExCom, Regional Coordinator Latin America, MESA Chile). This will be an opportunity for B2015 participating organisations to hear feedback and analysis of OWG-11, and discuss future plans.
If you would like to register for the call, please email me on fhale@beyond2015.org.
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El 14 de mayo (el próximo miércoles) a las 9.00 EST, habrá un webinario con Debra Jones (Beyond 2015 UN Working Group, Save the Children, New York), John Patrick Ngoyi (Beyond 2015 ExCom, JDPC Nigeria), y Miguel Santibanez (Beyond 2015 ExCom, Coordinador Regional Latinoamerica, MESA Chile). El webinario sera una oportunidad para organizaciones participantes de Beyond 2015 de compartir el analisis de la 11a reunion del Grupo de Trabajo Abierto y planes para el futuro.
Para inscribirse, enviar un mensaje a fhale@beyond2015.org
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Le 14 mai (mercredi) a 9h EST, un webinaire avec Debra Jones (Beyond 2015 UN Working Group, Save the Children, New York), John Patrick Ngoyi (Beyond 2015 ExCom, JDPC Nigeria), et Miguel Santibanez (Beyond 2015 ExCom, Coordonateur Regional Amérique Latine, MESA Chile) – une opportunité pour les organizations qui participent à Beyond 2015 de partager l’analyse de la 11eme réunion du Groupe de Travail Ouvert et parler des plans pour le futur.
Pour vous inscrire, veuillez envoyer un message a fhale@beyond2015.org.
Fiona Hale
Beyond 2015 International Officer
Skype: fionahale (Newcastle, England)
 
We want to know your opinion! Make sure you send your feedback on Beyond 2015′s latest drafts on the Vision,PurposeValues and Criteria for the post-2015 framework!
Please note that I don’t work on Friday.

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Link to Ong Ngo

Civil Society Organizations debated with government officials on their relations with the State

The seminar “More and Better Democracy: Relations between the State and Civil Society Organizations. Challenges for a new political cycle” held at the Gabriela Mistral Cultural Centre, attracted a large number of people. Leaders of social movements, citizens, international NGOs and the Undersecretary of the Ministry Secretary-General of Government, Rodolfo Baier, were some of the guest speakers…

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http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/430147

http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/430148

 

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People Led Policies: Join the Discussion 25 Apr 2014 | Addressing Inequalities: Article by

tcallender@unicef.org

A 5-week long e-discussion on “Participatory Monitoring and Accountability” will be held from 16 April to 7 May 2014 through the worldwewant2015.org platform.
Over the last two years the UN system – in partnership with governments and civil society – has been working towards the inclusion of millions of people in crafting the next development agenda.
The stakes are high and the mandate is daunting: how can we work ! together – from the community level all the way up to the international stage – to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the world of today and of the future: ending extreme poverty … ensuring that women enjoy the same rights as men … making sure children don’t die of preventable diseases … combating the negative effects of climate change?
People-led, transparent and inclusive processes for monitoring progress on the new development goals will be essential to achieving these goals. There is an intrinsic value to people being empowered and claiming their space to be heard. This is especially critical for people who often face daily shame, humiliation and discrimination because of their gender, age or place of residence or because of their economic, disability, ethnic, minority, sexual orientation or other status.
People need to be included in development planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation…

To join the discussion now, please click here.

To read the remainder of the article on the original UN Women site, click here.

25 Apr 2014     [ read more ]

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[Beyond 2015:301] Policy briefing: Sustainabl​e developmen​t requires a ¨fiscal revolution

Sustainable development requires a ¨fiscal revolution¨
This new briefing can be dowloanded in pdf format here: http://www.cesr.org/downloads/fiscal.revolution.pdf
Never before has the world enjoyed such abundant resources to realize just and sustainable development for all people everywhere. Yet, never before have these resources, and the decision-making power over them, been so unfairly distributed. As talks over the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be adopted next year move into their final phase, it is crucial that the generation and allocation of financial resources for this endeavor be tackled from a human rights perspective.
A new briefing from the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) and Christian Aid—released for the 11th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals—sets out the commitments needed to deliver a ‘Post-2015 Fiscal Revolution’ by integrating human rights standards into the design of fiscal policy at both the national and international levels. In so doing, it offers a blueprint for ensuring sufficient, equitable and accountable financing for sustainable development in line with international human rights standards that the vast majority of states have committed to in principle, though rarely honored in practice.
First, ensuring sufficiency of resources requires a range of complementary domestic and global fiscal commitments that, taken together, can unleash at least US$1.5 trillion per year in additional public funding. Second, a fiscal revolution would boost socio-economic equality by more fairly distributing the burdens and benefits of sustainable development financing both within and between countries. Accountability, the third key dimension of this undertaking, requires enhanced transparency, meaningful participation and public oversight of domestic and global tax and fiscal decision-making.
As negotiations over the new sustainable development framework move towards fruition, a once-in-a-generation opportunity has emerged to incentivize governments to take bold steps, individually and in concert, towards a genuinely transformative agenda. The briefing sets out a series of fiscal commitments which CESR and Christian Aid believe should be on embedded in the SDG targets and metrics themselves, in the means of financing these goals, and in the monitoring and accountability architecture required. It proposes six targets, along with associated indicators, to:
  1. Raise sufficient public resources to finance high quality essential services for all.
  2. End cross-border tax evasion, return stolen assets, forgive odious debt and progressively combat tax abuses.
  3. Reduce economic inequality within countries through enhanced use of progressive taxation on income and wealth.
  4. Improve redistributive capacities to progressively reduce disparities in the enjoyment of human rights by all socio-economic groups, and between women and men, in all regions.
  5. Ensure the rights to information and participation of all people, without exclusion or discrimination, in the design, implementation, financing and monitoring of public policies.
  6. Guarantee public and judicial oversight of the generation and use of public resources

In light of the information gaps which make fiscal processes opaque, the briefing includes recommendations on how the post-2015 “data revolution” can boost the availability, disaggregation and quality of domestic and cross-border fiscal data. In the lead-up to the third international conference on financing for development, the briefing also proposes several ways to reinvigorate democratic and effective multilateral co-operation to ensure sufficient, equitable and accountable financing of sustainable development.

– Luke Holland Researcher/Communications Coordinator Center for Economic and Social Rights Telephone: +1.718.237.9145

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 ”Call For Input”  Fwd: The Privatizat​ion of the Post-2015 Developmen​t Agenda  [Partnersh​ips and the Lack of Accountabi​lity]

Dear civil society colleagues,

 

At the UN this week, a number of organizations have expressed their deep concerns about “partnerships” and the lack of accountability.

As part of our Cloud of Commitments Initiative, we are eager to work with groups to take action to make partnerships more accountable.  As a first step, we are eager to identify partnerships where there have been problems – particularly in regard to effectiveness and accountability.

Please send us case studies, analyses, or any other information you might have about problematic partnerships.  We are eager to work with other groups to push partnerships to improve their practices now while the UN continues to discuss improved accountability frameworks.

 

Looking forward to your response,

All the best,

Jacob

S. Jacob Scherr

Director, Global Strategy & Advocacy

Natural Resources Defense Council

1152 15th Street NW Suite 300

Washington, DC 20005

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[World We Want 2015]

QUESTION 1: What importance should child poverty be given in the post-2015 development goals? Discussion by soshea@unicef.org

Guiding questions for further consideration:

  1. How important is child poverty to eradicate overall poverty, transform economies and achieve sustainable development?
  2. What are main causes and consequences of child poverty? What barriers prevent children from accessing the high quality services they need to develop and thrive?
  3. How can eradicating child poverty contribute to reduce inequalities and accelerate progress towards other development goals?

23 Mar 2014 [ read more ]

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2nd Round of UNDG Consultation on Participation and Accountability Underway Now! Submit your ideas for inclusion in the Post-2015 Agenda

22 Apr 2014 | Addressing Inequalities: Article by tcallender@unicef.org

 

Dear AINA Members,

In the pursuit of a comprehensive and effective post-2015 agenda, we are building on the first round of UNDG consultations to address the issue of “Participatory Monitoring and Accountability”–a development methodology that encompasses a wider range of voices and “bottom-up” approaches for addressing inequality and eradicating poverty in the Post-2015 agenda.

This consultation seeks to learn from your experience–as people keenly concerned with inequality–about what has worked in your context and experience about including:

1. Inclusion of traditionally marginalized peoples in any post-2015 strategy. How best to include participatory approaches in the post-2015 agenda.

2. How to ensure that governments keep their promises (particularly with respect to making sure that more people have an opportunity to participate and thrive) when the post-2015 agenda is finally implemented.

3. Share your examples of successful projects that have implemented a participatory approach, including accountability measures–AND your suggestions for how to scale up your projects to national and international levels.

The consultation can be found here Participatory Monitoring and Accountability starting 14 April 2014, which can be found on the site dedicated to this initiative:

www.worldwewant2015.org/accountability2015

Expert moderators include Neva Frecheville of the Catholic Aid Agency for Development (CAFOD) and Fabio Palacio of All Together in Dignity, Fourth World (ATD). Both moderators and their organizations are strong advocates of the idea that participatory approaches are necessary to truly eradicate poverty. We are delighted to have them on board and they are eager to engage with the AINA community regarding your ideas concerning “participation” and “inclusion.”

We hope that you will participate and that, as a result, we are able to learn from your experiences and then implement those lessons learned into a powerful and inclusive post-2015 agenda.

Results of the consultation will be fed into official Open Working Group post-2015 debates as well as other post-2015 policy avenues.

If you have any questions about the consultation, please do not hesitate to contact me, Tricia Callender, Participatory Monitoring and Accountability Consultation Manager at tcallender@unicef.org

Best,

Tricia Callender

www.worldwewant2015.org/accountability2015

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QUESTION 2: How can the new sustainable development goals reflect child poverty?

Discussion by soshea@unicef.org

Guiding questions for further consideration:

  1. How can the post-2015 development agenda track progress on the number of children who are poor at the national and global level?
  2. What specific goals and targets can you propose to ensure that the new development framework ends child poverty?
  3. How can the goal of eradicating extreme monetary poverty ($1.25 a day) be used to reflect and prioritise children? How can other dimensions of child poverty be reflected to complement these monetary measures?

23 Mar 2014 [ read more ]

12 Apr 2014 | Posted on: Addressing Inequalities
New comment by UN MGCY

I agree with the comment by Patrick to address the issue as totality of the human rights of children and all people, and the importance of human development as a complementary process for realizing those rights.  Also as stated by several that education for girls must take priority to reduce poverty eventually.

Simran Vedvyas

Discussion Moderator UN MGCY

12 Apr 2014 [ read more ] [ reply ]

 

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 QUESTION 3: How can we make a difference for children,   adolescent and youth growing up in poverty?
Discussion by soshea@unicef.orgGuiding   questions for further consideration:
  1.   Which proven interventions have the most potential to lift children,   adolescents and youth out of poverty?
  2.   How can we ensure that the new development agenda includes and   prioritises the poorest, the most vulnerable children and those who have been   left behind?
  3.   How should indicators by age, poverty and other crucial equity   considerations be combined to monitor progress? What implications does this   have for data collection and for ‘big data’ revolution?

23 Mar 2014 [ read more ]

 

11 Apr 2014 | Posted on: Addressing Inequalities
New comment by Sisters of Saint Anne Social Justice Office

It’s a legal obligation to make a difference – an all societies and about all children regardless of where they live.

The advantage to have a  human rights-based approach to poverty is empowering the poor (p. 35).

For children living in poverty, the key is empowering women. It’s an urgency to do it specially for mothers of child 0- 5 years old. Why? We agree with the statement by the Consultative group on early childhood care and development :

An increased focus on early childhood development and how it links to many of the proposed focus areas will not only strengthen efforts towards the survival, health, development and well-being of young children but also work to reduce the inter-generational transmission of poverty and inequality, essential for sustainable, long-term effects on the development of human capital, social cohesion, and economic success.

 

See document :  http://www.ecdgroup.com/cg2/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ECD-Response-to-OWG-Focus-Areas_March-4-2014-2.pdf

 

We agree that : “Sustainable development starts with safe, healthy and well-educated children. Children are the heart of sustainable development. ” (UNICEF, september 2013, page 4)

11 Apr 2014 [ read more ] [ reply ]

 

QUESTION 1: What importance should child poverty be given in the post-2015 development goals?
Discussion by soshea@unicef.org

Guiding questions for further consideration:

  1. How important is child poverty to eradicate overall poverty, transform economies and achieve sustainable development?
  2. What are main causes and consequences of child poverty? What barriers prevent children from accessing the high quality services they need to develop and thrive?
  3. How can eradicating child poverty contribute to reduce inequalities and accelerate progress towards other development goals?

23 Mar 2014 [ read more

11 Apr 2014 | Posted on: Addressing Inequalities
New comment by Sisters of Saint Anne Social Justice Office

Here are some goals and targets liking to  child poverty and sustainable development.

The High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda today :  “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development,: pp. 30-31

See targets : 1a, 1c, 2a, 2b, 2c,3a, 3b, 4a, 5b, 6a, 8b and 10a

See document : http://www.post2015hlp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/UN-Report.pdf

Sustainable Development Solutions Network, pp. 28-31

See targets 1a, 1b, 2a, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 4c, 5a, 5b, and 7a.

See document :  http://unsdsn.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/An-Action-Agenda-for-Sustainable-Development.pdf

 

Open working group  19 focus areas

See targets 1a, 1b, 1c, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3e, 3f, 3g, 3h, 3j, 3l, 4a, 4c, 4d, 5a, 5b, 5g, 6a, 6b, and 13a.

See document : http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/3402Focus%20areas_20140319.pdf

11 Apr 2014 [ read more ] [ reply ]

 

QUESTION 2: How can the new sustainable development goals reflect child poverty?
Discussion by soshea@unicef.org

Guiding questions for further consideration:

  1. How can the post-2015 development agenda track progress on the number of children who are poor at the national and global level?
  2. What specific goals and targets can you propose to ensure that the new development framework ends child poverty?
  3. How can the goal of eradicating extreme monetary poverty ($1.25 a day) be used to reflect and prioritise children? How can other dimensions of child poverty be reflected to complement these monetary measures?

23 Mar 2014 [ read more

 

11 Apr 2014 | Posted on: Addressing Inequalities
New comment by Overseas Development Institute

A key issue that I would like to highlight is that child poverty is distinct from household poverty, although they are often related. It has already been mentioned by others in this discussion that child poverty is multidimensional. With this in mind, eradicating extreme poverty ($1.25 a day) is only relevant to child poverty insofar as households invest in their children, but is not a direct indication of whether a child is poor or not. Indicators  to measure child poverty in a multidimensional way can be derived from the Convention of the Rights of Child, in areas such as nutrition, healthcare, education, leisure, information, (no)exploitation, among others, and measured with the use of household surveys.This would allow to capture the multiple dimension of poverty, and to do it in a way that is relevant for children, and not only for adults or households.

I would like to reiterate that, even if some household characteristics –such as being income poor – can influence children outcomes, they are not enough to capture child poverty. Rather it is imperative to look directly at children’s outcomes to avoid overlooking the unequal investment decisions that often happen within households. Putting children at the center of (child) poverty measures would not only help to approach poverty in a multidimensional way, but also to look at inequalities in child poverty, in particular those inside the household unit.Taking this into consideration is essential to tackle child poverty reaching all children.

11 Apr 2014 [ read more ] [ reply ]

 

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How to join AINA
Article by romolo.tassone@undp.org

To become a member of AINA, simply visit www.worldwewant2015.org/inequalities and click “sign up” on the top border of the page. The sign up process is less than 3 minutes. After you’ve received e-mail confirmation of your membership, you are a full member of AINA and able to post comments and thoroughly participate in debates and consultations hosted on the AINA site, as well as comment on the inequalities-related articles, blogs and scholarship that is updated daily.
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10 Apr 2014 | Posted on: Addressing Inequalities
New comment by Longanza-Wayemba

To collected and helping poverty yought people and childrens in africa and also crisis people in the UK

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Dear  AINA  Members,

 

The continuation of an inclusive dialogue on Post-2015 is a key mandate given to the UN by its Members States as well as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

As the Post-2015 Development Agenda process moves into its next phase, we seek to build on the outcomes of the first round of consultations (held in 2012-2013), to ensure the inclusion of a wider range of voices and approaches in the Post-2015 Development Agenda process.
Themes that have consistently emerged from the consultations and Post-2015 discussions—particularly in previous AINA discussions—are the concepts of “inclusion” and “participation” and the importance of including previous marginalized voices in the design, implementation, monitoring and accountability mechanisms for development processes.
To that end, UNICEF, UN Women and UNDP—with support from the Governments of Canada, Peru and the Republic of Korea are co-organizing a global thematic consultation on Participatory Monitoring for Accountability—and how best to include participatory approaches in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Firstly, we are conducting an e-discussion on the topic of Participatory Monitoring for Accountability starting 14 April 2014, which can be found on the site dedicated to this initiative: www.worldwewant2015.org/accountability2015
The online consultation will run from 14 April -2 May 2014 focused on three questions specific to participation in the Post-2015 Agenda. We strongly encourage your participation and we invite you to make your voice heard!
Secondly, another key part of the consultation will be the collection of good practices and lessons learned from participatory approaches across the globe.

Individuals, academics, policy experts, and organizations are invited to submit proposals of either Case Studies or Methodologies in relation to Participatory Monitoring approaches. Please see here for information on paper proposal submission:  http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/432477.

Please note we are seeking practical examples (not theoretical papers) of methods that have be implemented successfully. Additionally, only paper proposals that follow the given template will be considered.

(Link to template here: http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/432470).

Please note the deadline for submissions will be 2 May and we are not able to offer extensions on this.   Again, we are anxious to hear and learn from your direct experiences with participation and seek your guidance on how we include it in the Post-2015 agenda.
The outcomes of the consultation will be fed into Open Working Group for Sustainable Development Goals decision-making discussions, the Secretary-General’s synthesis report and other key Post-2015 key policy discussions and processes.
We hope that you are able to participate in these opportunities and we look forward to learning from you and your experience with participation as an effective development approach. Please visit www.worldwewant2015.org/accountability2015 for more information or feel free to contact me, Tricia Callender, Consultation Manager at tcallender@unicef.org
Best. Tricia Callender UNICEF Consultation Manager tcallender@unicef.org
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DESA News April 2014: Population and development, Public administration, Partnerships beyond 2015

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Dear Friends:

The United Nations touches a very substantial proportion of the global population as beneficiaries, contributors, and employees. Every two years the Ralph Bunche Institute’s FUNDS project and Dalberg Research undertake a global survey of the UN’s contribution to development.

Since the subject may be of interest to you, you are invited to participate in the 2014 global survey on the future of the United Nations development system.

You will find below the link to the questionnaire (in several languages). The questionnaire takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GlobalUNSurvey2014

Spanish: https://es.surveymonkey.com/s/2014_FutureUN_Survey_spanish

French: https://fr.surveymonkey.com/s/2014_FutureUN_Survey

Arabic: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014_FutureUN_Survey_arabic

Chinese: https://zh.surveymonkey.com/s/2014_FutureUN_Survey_chinese

We would very much value your response and you will receive a copy of the findings.

Tom Weiss, Stephen Browne and Vikas Nath

http://futureun.org/en/

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QUESTION 1: What importance should child poverty be given in the post-2015 development goals?

Discussion by soshea@unicef.org

Guiding questions for further consideration:

  1. How important is child poverty to eradicate overall poverty, transform economies and achieve sustainable development?
  2. What are main causes and consequences of child poverty? What barriers prevent children from accessing the high quality services they need to develop and thrive?
  3. How can eradicating child poverty contribute to reduce inequalities and accelerate progress towards other development goals?

23 Mar 2014 [ read more ]

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http://www.worldwewant2015.org/?destination=user%2F78630%2Fnotifications

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http://www.dipity.com/2015Inequalities/

http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/3085statnote1.pdf

 

http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/286845

http://www.worldwewant2015.org/PeoplesVoices

http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1590

 

http://www.transconflict.com/2013/04/the-eu-and-post-2015-towards-a-decent-peace-for-all-174/

 

 

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UN President of the 68th General Assembly, John Ashe, is holding three high-level events and a series of

three thematic debates, to learn more:
Related to the high-level meetings and the thematic debates, six Concept Notes have been developed to
provide background information, the CNs can be found here:

 

                         

 

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http://www.unicef.org/wash/schools/files/WASH_in_Schools_Empowers_Girls_Education_Proceedings_of_Virtual_MHM_conference.pdf

 

http://www.worldwewant2015.org/inequalities

 

http://www.worldwewant2015.org/education2015

 

https://www.globalreporting.org/information/policy/rioplus20/Pages/Sustainability-Reporting-Rio20.aspx

 

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United Nations  Millenium Goals Development Report:

Year 2013, http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/report-2013/mdg-report-2013-english.pdf

Year 2012

http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/MDG%20Report%202012.pdf

 

http://www.un.org/sg/management/hlppost2015.shtml

 

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International Day of the Girl Child 2013 – Innovating for Girls’ Education

Innovating for Girls’ Education” E-discussion on the World We Want platform

 Week Two discussion has just started!

 Go to Week Two discussion and contribute today – http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/397135

 In the lead-up to the International Day of the Girl Child 2013, themed Innovating for Girls’ Education UNICEF has started a new e-discussion with a similar theme, on the World We Want online platform. The discussion will be coordinated by the Youth Advocacy Group of the United Nations Global Education First Initiative (GEFI).

This e-discussion aims to gather and learn about innovative approaches, ideas and solutions from different regions, countries and communities that help improve girls’ education and their learning outcomes, particularly of those most disadvantaged. The e-discussion will be facilitated by expert moderators and will run for three weeks from 16 September to 6 October, each week covering a new theme. Week Two: Innovate for Girls Education and Gender Sensitivity will run through 4 October.

How can I participate? Register, or log-in on http://worldwewant2015.org/education2015 .

Then, simply click on the E-Discussion: Innovating for Girls’ Education – WEEK TWO.

Contribute by leaving your views, ideas and stories of innovative solutions in the Post A Reply window.  

We are particularly looking for stories, case studies and experiences.

 Share with your networks and organizations too – invite them to join this conversation by registering at http://worldwewant2015.org/education2015

 

Centre for Global Development chapter on Social exclusion: the emerging challenge in girls’ education http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/e-forum/lewis-lockheed-chapter1.pdf

 

Mamura Nasirova

Online Facilitator

Post-2015 Global Thematic Consultation on Education United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) 3

United Nations Plaza NY, NY 10017

Phone: +1 917 265 4595

Email: mnasirova@unicef.org Website: www.worldwewant2015.org/education2015

 

 

 

[Closed] E-Consultation on UNDP’s Gender Equality Strategy 2014 – 2017

Discussion by benjamin.kumpf@undp.org

Please find below the invitation messages from Randi Davis, Director a.i. UNDP Gender Team, for the e-consultation on UNDP’s Gender Equality Strategy 2014 – 2017.  The e-consultation took place in two phases: first the annotated outline was shared, followed by the draft strategy paper. All inputs are currently being summarized and incorporated in the next draft.

Question for Consideration: How is poverty eradication best pursued?

Discussion by tcallender@unicef.org

 

 

 

 

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A live stream for those who cannot attend in person will be available at:
People can also participate online via Twitter using the hashtag #VOICES2015.
Warm Regards,
The World We Want Team
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  •  [NGO News]: NGLS hosts online civil society consultati​ons on four post-2015 reports
  • The deadline for submissions to the consultation is 12 July 2013. A guidance note for the consultation is available here, which includes a compilation of the goals and targets proposed in the reports by the Post-2015 High-level Panel, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), and the UN Global Compact, as well as a listing of the thematic sessions that will be conducted by the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals between November 2013 and February 2014.

 

World We Want 2015

Question for Consideration: Can “extreme poverty” be “eradicated” without focusing on inequalities?

Discussion by   tcallender@unicef.org

 

 

http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?menu=1549

 

http://www.post2015hlp.org/featured/high-level-panel-releases-recommendations-for-worlds-next-development-agenda/

 

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Post 2015 Agenda on Population and Youth Employment Conference

In the framework of the 5th African University on Youth and Development (www.fcj.org.cv/5auyd), the Cape Verde Youth Federation and the Organisation of African Youth, in partnership with ILO, UN in Cape Verde and the main youth networks in Africa is organising the Post 2015 Agenda on Population and Youth Employment Conference in S. Vicente (Cape Verde) from May 8th to 10th.

 http://fcj.org.cv/index.php/inscribe

Full information about the programme, concept note and practicalities is available at:

http://fcj.org.cv/index.php/programme

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