Rio de Janeiro, April 1st 2013 – The Director of the United Nations Millennium Campaign, Ms. Corinne Woods, arrives in Brazil tomorrow for an official visit aimed at strengthening collaboration with the Brazilian Government and civil society organizations in the context of the post-2015 development agenda.
During her stay in the country, between April 2nd and 5th, Ms. Woods will meet young girls, slum dwellers and indigenous communities to listen to their claims and visions for the new development agenda to be in place after the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. Brazil’s national consultations for the post-2015 scenario are being facilitated by the United Nations in collaboration with the Government. The results of the consultations will be submitted to the High- Level Panel that will produce the report to the UN Secretary-General to advise him on the post-2015 global development agenda. Continue reading “Director of UN Millennium Campaign arrives in Brazil for official visit and dialogue with civil society organisations”
UNDP Assistant Secretary-General Olav Kjørven took time out from his busy schedule this week to hear from global partners of the MY World on their success in engaging citizens to add their priorities for creating a better world.
Kjørven told partners in the UNDP headquarters in New York and otherswho joined via Skype, that MY World was a chance for the United Nations and global leaders to hear the issues facing people first hand.
“What are women farmers telling us? What are indigenous people telling us? What are youth in the cities telling us? People with disabilities?” said Mr. Kjørven.
Secretary-General Bam Ki-moon (centre) yesterday met with volunteers of “My World”, the UN-led global survey of people’s priorities for a better world. The results of the survey will be shared with international leaders in setting the next global development agenda.
Next week is the Dili International Conference on the post-2015 agenda, which will take place from the 25th-28th of February. This will help fill something of a gap identified in post-2015 discussions to date, by bringing attention to the priorities of fragile and conflict affected states.
The focus of the conference is “Development for All: Stop conflict, build states and eradicate poverty”, and it aims to:
“provide a country-owned and country-led forum for representatives of the g7+ and Pacific Island countries to contribute to the international conversation about the focus of development beyond 2015. The dialogue will offer a chance to connect principal stakeholders; promote fraternity between the members of the g7+, Pacific Island countries and development partners. It will provide an opportunity to test ideas and build trust, understanding and consensus for action around the areas of mutual interest for inclusion in the post-2015 development agenda.”
This conference also reflects the policy priority among the g7+ group of countries to ensure that the needs of fragile and conflict affected states are reflected in the post-2015 development agenda. The g7+ is a country-owned and country-led global mechanism to monitor, report and draw attention to the unique challenges faced by fragile states. The goal of the g7+ is to “stop conflict, build nations and eradicate poverty through innovative development strategies, harmonized to the country context, aligned to the national agenda and led by the State and its People.”
For further information on the Dili International Conference please visit the conference website here.
A recent speech given in Monrovia by Chair of the g7+, Her Excellency Emilia Pires, is available here, and provides additional background to some of the post-2015 priorities that will be on the table at the conference.