2015 is a momentous year for sustainable development, poverty eradication and the protection of the planet. We need to ensure that the momentum we have contributed to build over recent years around Rio+20, climate change and the post-2015 agenda is not lost. This is why a group has come together to think about how we can develop a global initiative focused on the implementation and holding governments and other stake holders (private sector, civil society etc.) to account for the commitments in the post-2015 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.
This group invites members of all civil society around the world to join. We are aiming to have a participatory process, where everyone is able to input, so it’s crucial to have strong leadership from across the different regions of the world, South and North, and different constituency groups. It’s important to learn from each other and to use the experiences of the last years – to overcome weaknesses and to build on strengths. We hope to get your inputs and reflections in the coming months.
The post-2015 agenda has to translate into real transformative change and gains for those populations and people currently left behind, and the objectives at this stage of the process are:
- Promote actions to ensure the full and accountable implementation of the post-2015 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, at all levels; local, national, regional and global.
- Ensure, strengthen and support real participation of the people, especially those living in poverty and marginalization, volunteers and civil society in the accountable implementation of the post-2015 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, at all levels; local, national, regional and global;
- Building a global movement focused on following up on the implementation of the post-2015 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, with inclusive and participatory processes with a balanced leadership from the Global South and North representing all regions
In order for all of us to continue this open conversation, we want to make sure you are aware of this process and have an opportunity to engage. An interactive website has been created HERE in order to facilitate your engagement. Please join and give your feedback on the objectives and inputs into the process on the website. You can also find notes and list of participants from previous meetings and connect with colleagues on the site. We will also be sharing information on a regular basis, including on future meetings, through mailing lists: Please subscribe HERE.