United Nations Development Group Launches New Dialogues on Implementation of the Post-2015 Agenda

Apr 9, 2014

A group discussion session in Zè. Photo UNDP Benin/ Raphaela Karlen

New York – The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) which unites 32 UN funds and programmes, presented today its plan to launch this year’s Dialogues on Implementation of the Post-2015 development agenda.

The presentation took form of a side-event during the Thematic Debate on the Role of Partnerships in the Implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda organized by the President of the General Assembly and the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

“The Dialogues on Implementation of the Post-2015 agenda are a continuation of the global conversation which has engaged almost two million people around the world in identifying priorities for the future development agenda,” said Olav Kjorven, Special Advisor to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator on the Post-2015 Agenda.

The Dialogues will consist of public meetings and discussions where policy planners, civil society representatives, researchers, community and private sector leaders will discuss how to best deliver the next sustainable development agenda that will build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

These meetings  will be supplemented by online consultations hosted on the World We Want platform.

“The Dialogues will continue to capture the voices of people so that they can inform and influence the creation of the post-2015 agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals,” added Olav Kjorven.

The initial findings from the global dialogues will be presented to the UN Member States ahead of the General Assembly meeting in September this year.

The dialogues will focus on identifying solutions and strategies for increased efficiency and effectiveness in development results delivery around the following six thematic areas:

•           Localizing the post-2015 development agenda

•           Helping to strengthen capacities and institutions

•           Participatory Monitoring for Accountability

•           Partnerships with civil society and other actors

•           Engaging with the Private Sector

•           Culture and development

The panel of speakers included H.E. Mr. Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Permanent Representative of Peru,; H. E. Mr. Michael Grant, Deputy Permanent Representative of Canada; Mr. Han Choong-hee, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea; and Ms. Kanni Wignaraja, Director of UN Development Operations Coordination, UNDG. 

In 2013, almost two million people engaged in sharing their priorities for the future development agenda through an initiative organized by the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) in 88 countries, and through 11 thematic consultations and the global MY World survey. The results of workshops, interviews and online and offline polls are available in the report ‘A Million Voices: The World We Want’.

You can follow the discussions on Twitter under #post2015 and #dialogues2015.

Contact information

 Antje Watermann, antje.watermann@undp.org, +1 646 781 4091

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