Issue 3 - July 2014


This e-newsletter will share with you the latest updates on our SD2015 projects and the most recent information on different post-2015 activities and processes.

For more regular SD2015 updates and insights we encourage you to follow our website: www.sd2015.org


**NEW** SD2015 WORKSHOP AT INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY WEEK 2014
The SD2015 workshop at International Civil Society Week 2014 this November in Johannesburg will consist of a panel of experts presenting insider information on the most effective ways to carry out advocacy to influence the post-2015 development agenda. The workshop will share latest information and updates towards post-2015 processes at national, regional and global levels and offer participants the tools to develop their own advocacy plans on this agenda. Participants will also hear first-hand accounts and lessons learned from organisations that have already started implementing post-2015 advocacy plans.
 
International Civil Society Week 2014 registration is now open online!! More information on all the events, activities and programme of the week here: http://civicus.org/ICSW/.
 
Space is limited to 500 delegates, and most events will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Register online now!!

STATE OF CIVIL SOCIETY REPORT 2014 
The State of Civil Society Report 2014: Reimagining Global Governance draws on contributions from more than 30 of the world’s leading experts on civil society as well as on inputs from our members, partners, supporters and others in the global CIVICUS alliance. The varied contributions highlight changing global political dynamics, an emerging disillusionment with global frameworks of governance and a fundamental lack of accountability within international decision-making.
The executive summary is also available in French and Spanish.
 
The State of Civil Society Report 2014 also includes a scorecard that assesses the quality of civil society-intergovernmental organisation engagement. The next phase of the scorecard will seek to evaluate levels of civil society participation and engagement in the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More on this soon! 

LATEST POST-2015 NEWS AND EVENTS
Send us your last news, event information or blog posts at post2015@civicus.org


ACTION/2015 BANGKOK CALL TO ACTION
The ‘Communique – Bangkok Call to Action’ is the outcome of a Joint strategic planning meeting on the post-2015 development agenda held in Bangkok, Thailand on 25 - 26 May 2014. The meeting was attended by representatives from 31 civil society organisations from 13 countries, including 11 international civil society CSOs, networks and platforms including ADA, Beyond 015, CAN, CIVICUS AGNA, Feminist Task Force, GCAP, IFP, NGO Forum on the ADB, Save the Children, Socially Excluded Task Force and World Vision. The action/2015 Asia campaign will be launched on 19 August 2014, which marks a 500-day countdown to the Millennium Development Goal deadline. 

Read the Bangkok Call to Action here.

For further information, please contact the GCAP Asia Focal Point, Beckie Malay, at beckiemalay@yahoo.com or ADA focal point, Anselmo Lee at alee7080@gmail.com.
 
THE ‘ROAD TO 2015: OPEN DATA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT’ CAMPAIGN
A new campaign ‘Road to 2015’ has been launched recently by Publish What You Pay on open data and transparency in the post-2015 development agenda. The ‘Road to 2015’ campaign is about harnessing the power of open data for sustainable development. Donors who have committed to publishing aid data need to deliver on that promise and open development cooperation data must be an integral part of the post-2015 development agenda. Transparency and accountability matter to all development actors, and there is space for everyone to get involved in the Road to 2015 campaign.
Find out more at www.roadto2015.org.
 
11 CRITICAL OUTCOMES THAT THE ICESDF REPORT MUST INCLUDE
The Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF) was mandated by the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012, to prepare a report assessing different options for financing sustainable development and highlighting innovative mechanisms for finance. The Report of the Committee is a strategically important report as it will feed into the Third Conference on Financing for Development in July 2015 and the financing discussions of the Post-2015 framework and Sustainable Development Goals.
Consult CONCORD position on what outcomes the report needs to have available here.
 
HOW TO KEEP TRACK OF POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES
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 NGO UN Major Group regular updates by contacting Jeffery Huffines, one of the NGO Organising Partners based in New York, with your email address: jeffery.huffines@civicus.org .
 
Also don’t forget to keep an eye on the post-2015 interactive timeline on our SD2015 website.
 
Share your own position papers and materials on the post-2015 development agenda on the UN Sustainable Development Platform. Go to the main webpage here and click 'account' on top right hand corner to get set up: http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.html.
 

  


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