Participación de la CSI en la conferencia de Bonn “Avanzando en la agenda post-2015 de desarrollo sostenible

The ITUC participated in a conference “Advancing the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda: Reconfirming Rights, Recognising Limits, Redefining Goals” hosted by the Berlin Civil Society Centre in Bonn from 20 to 22 March 2013, with the attendance of some 250 participants from different civil society organisations.

The outcome documentation is available at
http://www.berlin-civil-society-center.org/shared-services/post-2015/ and on the World We Want platform.

The conference heard from Homi Kharas, the author of the HLP HLP The 27 members of the High Level Panel advise on the global development framework beyond 2015. The Panel is co-chaired by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia and Prime Minister David Cameron of the UK, and it includes leaders from civil society, private sector and government. The Panel will submit its report containing recommendations on possible components of a post-2015 UN development agenda to the Secretary General in May 2013. report, who said that his job was to reflect the views of the HLP HLP The 27 members of the High Level Panel advise on the global development framework beyond 2015. The Panel is co-chaired by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia and Prime Minister David Cameron of the UK, and it includes leaders from civil society, private sector and government. The Panel will submit its report containing recommendations on possible components of a post-2015 UN development agenda to the Secretary General in May 2013. members. The conference participants challenged him to produce a report that truly reflects a bold, visionary and transformative framework.

Whist some of the thematic groups supported decent work and social protection as providing a transformative approach to development, a document was developed raising concerns as “Red Flags” covering eight issues that must be addressed if civil society is to support the panel’s efforts to frame a new global sustainable development agenda. Many civil society organisations expressed concern about the direction the High Level Panel may take with regards to the roles of government, business and multilateral institutions and called for mechanisms of accountability to be created, strengthened and implemented for all. See http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/331092

Read the Red Flag Statement

Article by Alison Tate, ITUC