In the last few months a series of consultations and discussions have been carried out at a national and international level on the design of the new development agenda which will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) stated in year 2000.
The post-2015 discussions have included a wide range of perspectives, ambitions, needs and priorities in the context of a field of action which is always evolving. At this key moment, it is essential for civil society activists with likeminded ideas to present a united and coherent voice on the future of the development agenda.
The Post 2015 Summit will take place from 21 to 23 September, 2015. The 2014-september resolution draft includes provisions for civil society and major groups in the context of the same Summit, their interactive dialogues and the preparatory processes. Civil society may participate in the discussions to advocate on topics and issues, together with the work in the capital cities.
Many reports have been drafted and shared, including the report of the Open-Ended Working Group (OWG) of the General Assembly on sustainable development and the synthesis report of the General Secretary. Recently, it was published a draft zero of the document of the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2105 Development Agenda. This document maintains 17 goals agreed by the OWG and several targets in each goal to measure progress. In addition, it also includes details on how it will be implemented.
Unfortunately, up to now, Human Rights are not included in the objectives and goals, so it is important to achieve inclusion in the preamble. To achieve this, it is important to also work together with other companies within the countries to urge Governments to support the inclusion of Human Rights in the agenda.
For more information on how to support the development of the framework of the Post-2015 Agenda, you can download the following document: