**NEW** POST-2015 ADVOCACY TOOLKIT AND MEDIA GUIDE SD2015 has recently released two new
practical resources to help you actively participate in and influence
the post-2015 development agenda.
Our 'Advocacy Toolkit' offers
an overview of key post-2015 processes and equips you with relevant
information and tools to enable you to develop and implement an
effective post-2015 advocacy strategy. You can either follow its
step-by-step approach or simply consult the tips, tools and case
studies most relevant to your existing activities. The accompanying 'Engaging with the Media Guide' provides advice on the strategic use of the media and social media in the context of post-2015 advocacy. Translations of both the toolkit and
guide into French, Spanish and Portuguese will be made available later
this month on the SD2015 website.
MEET OUR 12 SD2015 NATIONAL PARTNERS
Following our call for proposals and a very difficult selection process
due to the exceptional quality of applications, we are delighted to
announce the 12 national partners that will be supported by our SD2015
team to develop national level advocacy plans on the post-2015
Our 12 partners come from 6 global regions and have already started
planning their advocacy activities over the coming months. If you want
to find out any further information on advocacy activities our partners
will be conducting in your region then please contact us for further
Council for NGOs in Malawi (CONGOMA)
Allied Network for Policy, Research and Actions for Sustainability (ANPRAS)
Tanzania Association of NGOs (TANGO)
NGO Federation of Nepal (NFN)
Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO)
Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation
Plataforma Portuguesa das ONGD
Colombian Confederation of NGOs
Brazilian Association of NGOs (ABONG)
Arab Network for Environment and Development (RAED)
JOIN THE GLOBAL ACTION/2015 CAMPAIGN There
have now been two ACTION/2015 campaign meetings held in Istanbul and
Johannesburg, and momentum is building for a global civil society
movement to show world leaders that there is a need for a
transformative and accountable post-2015 development agenda.
At these meetings an ACTION/2015 Campaign Vision has been agreed-
please see the attachment to this email. If you support this vision and
want to register as a participant in the campaign then please complete
this registration form.
Registration is open and free to any organisation that supports the
Campaign Vision. As a participant you will receive all the latest news
and updates on the campaign, with further information on how you and
your organisation can get more involved.
LATEST POST-2015 NEWS AND EVENTS
There is a lot happening at the UN level with meetings nearly every
other week that all aim to influence the post-2015 outcomes - it is
hard to keep track! For a full overview of these processes refer to the
first part of our SD2015 'Advocacy Toolkit'.
In the last few days, the government led Open Working Group (OWG) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has released its latest working document
that proposes 17 possible goals and accompanying targets.
Governments will discuss this draft at their next session in New York
(16-20 June) with the aim of prioritising and reducing the number of
goals and targets. These proposed goals and targets are set to form the
basis of formal negotiations begin between governments from September
2014 until September 2015 on the content of the SDGs.
To ensure that you are up to speed on the latest post-2015 news and
events and to find out how you can engage in and influence these UN
meetings, we encourage you to sign up for the NGO UN Major Group regular updates by contacting Jeffery Huffines, one of the NGO Organising Partners based in New York, with your email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The official UN website with all of the latest news from across post-2015 processes is www. sustainabledevelopment.un.org and you will also be able to find regular updates and news on our SD2015 website.
CALL FOR ENDORSEMENTS: ‘HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ALL POST-2015 LITMUS TEST’
As negotiations over the post-2015 sustainable development framework
move into their final phase, there is a serious threat that national
governments' rhetorical commitments to human rights will be watered
down. Over the past few months, the Post-2015 Human Rights Caucus, a
global coalition of development, environment, trade union, feminist and
human rights organisations, has been pushing for the full incorporation
of human rights in the new development agenda. The Caucus has prepared
a Human Rights for All Post-2015 Litmus Test
as a unique tool to evaluate whether proposals for the post-2015
framework respect and reflect pre-existing human rights norms,
standards and commitments.
2015: EUROPEAN YEAR FOR DEVELOPMENT In May, CONCORD
(the European NGO confederation for Relief and Development) organised a
one-day conference in Brussels, Belgium, gathering over 100 attendees
from European civil society, member states’ representatives and
European Institutions. The objectives were to inform civil society on
the European Year of Development 2015 (EYD2015), to make it the biggest
development education activity in Europe.
The EYD2015 seeks to stimulate active interest of European citizens in
development cooperation and foster a sense of responsibility and
opportunity in policy formulation and implementation. It will be
organised under the slogan “our world, our dignity, our future” and the
main emphasis will be placed around the principles of universality,
solidarity, partnership, engagement and interconnectedness. It will
also offer an opportunity to discuss the future of the development
If you want to find out more about this initiative and get involved then follow this link .