LACCASO – promoting the construction of the post 2015 UN development agenda

laccasoOrganizations that make up the Latin American and the Caribbean Council of Aids Services (LACCASO) have been strengthening specific areas of the post 2015 UN development agenda through local and regional activities. This actions dwell on key factors for the HIV response in order to move forward towards the commitments assumed to work on areas such as HIV and AIDS, sexual and reproductive rights, stigma and discrimination, and health. Commitments which are to be raised in the new goals beyond 2015.

The exploration guide presented by LACCASO, includes work of organizations from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru, as well as joint efforts covering the region of Latin America and the Caribbean. For this reason, it was necessary to mobilize civil society organizations, networks of people with HIV and other vulnerable groups to participate in global, regional and national discussions around the objectives of sustainable development, and the framework of development beyond 2015.
The work aims at building bridges between activists who work in the area of HIV and AIDS, and other movements working in the same field.

Two intergovernmental action processes were established at the United Nations Conference on sustainable development, known as Rio + 20. The UN open-ended working group, aimed at designing a proposal for the objectives of sustainable development and the Committee of experts on financing for sustainable development; an intergovernmental instance, which focused on proposing options in a strategy of effective sustainable development financing.

Due to all those processes that were built at the same time, the construction of the new objectives of the sustainable development is much more participatory than what was the millennium development. Undoubtedly, civil society has contributed much to the debate, making it on a qualified way, not only bringing to discussions its contents, but also introducing proactive and concrete alternatives to the current proposals in negotiation, helping Governments with consistent analysis and broad recommendations.