Advancing the post-2015 sustainable development agenda

The international NGO conference on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda will take place on 20–22 March in Bonn, Germany

UN Photo/Jenny Rockett This event, focusing on reconfirming rights, recognizing limits and redefining goals, will bring together about 250 civil society activists and stakeholder representatives to gather inputs into the sustainable development and post-2015 discussions.

At present, a multitude of discussions and consultation processes are taking place worldwide. Some in the context of the Rio+20 process, others preparing for the post-2015 agenda. Some with a specific sector focus, others on national or regional level. While wide-ranging and participatory processes are welcome, we need to gain a better overview on civil society perspectives and demands in order to advocate more effectively for their implementation.

The event aims at providing such an overview by bringing together key actors and helping them to exchange information, learn from each other, benefit from our sector’s diversity and agree on joint demands and strategies where this is possible.

Supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and DESA, the conference is being shaped by a Steering Committee composed of many of the major international civil society networks such as CIVICUS, Beyond 2015, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP), Global Campaign for Climate Action (GCCA), Social Watch, VENRO and the Baltic Sea Forum.

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Advancing the post-2015 sustainabe development agenda