Saturday
Nov102012

High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons… next steps

The High-Level Panel (HLP) of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda held its second meeting in London on 1 November 2012 and met with civil society the following day.

The HLP meetings with civil society comprised a roundtable with 30 civil society organizations (CSOs) and groupings; a meeting with the private sector; a meeting with young people and a Town Hall meeting with a broader range of CSOs. The roundtable provided an opportunity for a small number of CSOs to make specific recommendations for the Post-2015 Development Agenda, while the Town Hall meeting provided an opportunity for a greater number of organizations to put their key issues across.

Homi Kharas from the Brooklyn Institute, who is responsible for writing the first draft of the HLP report for the Secretary-General, pointed out that five meetings of the Panel are planned. The HLP’s work will be divided into three phases:

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Thursday
Nov082012

You are invited to join chat on global development agenda beyond 2015

There will be a  livechat on the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Facebook page on the post-2015 development agenda on 20 November from 9:00 to 11:00 am to share opinions, questions and concerns about the post-2015 process. 

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Thursday
Nov082012

Nomination process for FP 2020 Reference Group membership

The nomination process has opened for the FP 2020 Reference Group to all civil society organizations. The necessary information can be found at http://www.londonfamilyplanningsummit.co.uk/fp2020.php

Please note that the closing date is 15 November 2012 at 17.00 hours EST.

Tuesday
Nov062012

Online discussion on Global Thematic Consultation on Addressing Inequalities on development and rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people

The online discussion on development and rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people for the Addressing inequalities Thematic Consultation has started. It is a collaborative effort between the Global Thematic Consultation on Addressing Inequalities (co-led by UNICEF and UN Women), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the LGBT rights advocacy organization ARC International. It will run until 30 November. 

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Monday
Nov052012

Thematic think pieces for the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The thematic think pieces that have produced by the UN System Task Force on key issues for the post-2015 development agenda can be found on the official website for the MDGs. In addition to addressing the thematic areas there are others that look at issues such as countries with special needs; culture, a driver and enabler of sustainable development; and social protection: A development priority in the post-2015 UN development agenda.

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Sunday
Nov042012

Update on Health Thematic Consultation Process  

Activities are taking place related to different parts of the Health Thematic Consultation process and some deadlines have already passed.

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Thursday
Nov012012

Opportunities for Civil Society input

The deadline has now passed for applications for organizing the regional and global civil society consultations.

Civil society organizations can however respond to the Call for Papers up to 15 December. 

As previously announced they can also contribute to the development of a Civil Society Position Paper for the consultation on health in the post-2015 UN development agenda based on input by a wide range of civil society organizations and in particular on the perspectives of the Global South. Those wishing to participate actively in the discussion to ensure that sexual and reproductive health and rights are included in the Beyond 2015 position paper, should send their input to the coordinators, Medicus Mundi International, either in the form of full papers or just key statements, referring to one or more of the key themes (see also guiding questions and sub-questions) of the UN consultation:

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Sunday
Oct282012

Deadline for call for proposals from civil society organizations to host consultation meeting(s) on health in the post-2015 agenda - 2 NOVEMBER 2012  

A call for proposals from civil society organizations to host consultation meeting(s) on health in the post-2015 agenda has been announced on the World We Want 2015 website. The deadline for applying is 2 November 2012

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Saturday
Oct272012

High Level Panel Meeting and Civil Society Engagement in London, 1 & 2 November 2012

The High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (HLP) is holding its second meeting in London on 1 November. The meeting will be focused on poverty at the individual and household level, through the themes of human development, and jobs and livelihoods. 

Back-to- back with this meeting on 2 November the Beyond 2015 campaign and other partners are coordinating global civil society engagement with the HLP with two events: a roundtable with limited participation (30 organizations) and a civil society dialogue (200 organizations). One of the objectives of the HLP meeting is to provide an opportunity for civil society perspectives and expertise on the post-2015 agenda by providing a space for global civil society to engage with the process to create the post-MDG framework.

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Wednesday
Oct242012

The following has been received on the Civil Society Dialogue in London with the High Level Panel on Post-2015 Development Agenda

The second meeting of the HLP will take place on 1 November 2012 in London, UK followed by a day of engagement with civil society on 2 November 2012. 

All representatives of civil society groups with an interest in the post-2015 agenda are invited to register for a Civil Society Dialogue with the High Level Panel that will take place on 2 November from 16:00 – 17:45 in London.

Attendance at the event will be strictly limited with registration open to only 200 people. Only one registration per organisation will be accepted. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. No funding is available to assist with attendance at this event.

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