Congratulations to 37 ‘Good Shepherd’ led initiatives in 27 countries for engaging in the ‘Beyond2015’s Call for Participation’ showing to our governments that we want to remain engaged during all phases of the setting of the post-2015 agenda. To see the list of 826 organizations who signed including your own Click here! Good Shepherd is significantly on board for the new development agenda. Implementation will be at the national level.
The intergovernmental modalities were agreed yesterday December 17th. The dates of significant meetings are
- Further decides on the following provisional indicative roadmap:
(a) 19-21 January 2015 [3 days] – Stocktaking
(b) 17-20 February 2015 [4 days] – Declaration
(c) 23-27 March 2015 [5 days] Sustainable Development Goals and targets
(d) 20-24 April 2015 [5 days] – Means of Implementation and Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
(e) 18-22 May 2015 [5 days] – Follow up and review (f) 22-25 June 2015 [4 days] – Intergovernmental negotiations on the outcome document (g) 20-24 July 2015 and 27-31 July 2015 [10 days] – Intergovernmental negotiations on the outcome document.
The initial draft of the outcome document on the post 2015 development agenda shall be prepared by the co-facilitators on the basis of views provided by member states and shall be presented to member states by May 2015 for the intergovernmental negotiations. The co-facilitators of the process are Ambassador Kamau of Kenya and Ambassador David Donoghue of Ireland.
If you are interested in doing a little reading see the Synthesis report of the Secretary-General on the post-2015 development agenda “The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet. It will be available in all UN languages in January 2015 To read more click here
The United Nations Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held from 25 September to 27 September, 2015, in New York and convened as a High-level Plenary meeting of the General Assembly. This will coincide with 70 years of the United Nations.
The President of the General Assembly also has scheduled some relevant sessions:
i) High-Level Thematic Debate on Means of Implementation for a Transformative Post-2015 development agenda (9-10 February 2015)
ii) High-Level Thematic Debate on Advancing Gender equality and empowerment of Women in the Post-2015 development agenda (March 6,2015)
iii) High-Level Thematic Debate on Promoting Tolerance and Reconciliation (6 or 10 April 2015 tbc)
iv) High-Level Thematic Debate on Strengthening Cooperation between the UN and regional and sub-regional organizations (May 15, 2015)
v) High-Level Event on Climate Change (29 June 2015).
The Third International Conference on Financing for Development – to be held in Addis Ababa from July 13th – 16th 2015 will hopefully impact positively the means of implementation in the Post 2015 Development Agenda. See More