Canada’s Plans & Priorities for Post-2015
Canada and the post-2015 process
 Open Working Group (OWG): Canada in a troika with
United States and Israel
 Canada con...
Post-2015 within DFATD
Department-wide post-2015 thematic working groups
(mirroring OWG process) - monthly meetings and
di...
Post-2015 within DFATD
In addition there are also focal points for discussions
related to the following:
• program coheren...
Post-2015 within DFATD
To coordinate these processes, there is a DFATD Core
Coordination Team.
There is also an inter-depa...
Canada’s priorities for post-2015
• Lynne Yellich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and
Consular), laid out some guiding...
Four thematic priorities for post-2015
1. The poorest and most vulnerable people, including
women and children, should con...
Four thematic priorities for post-2015
4. Strengthening results and accountability. Working
with Stats Canada, Canada is w...
More details from Open Working Group-11
http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/owg11.html
Emphasis on:
• targets should be f...
Canadian consultations
There has been some consultation of civil society on
post-2015 through round tables in Ottawa and M...
Upcoming activities
• Listserv for civil society on post-2015 (write to
dcote@ccic.ca to be added)
• Brief on post-2015: t...
Thank you!
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  1. 1. Canada’s Plans & Priorities for Post-2015
  2. 2. Canada and the post-2015 process  Open Working Group (OWG): Canada in a troika with United States and Israel  Canada contributed financially to the UN consultations organized between October 2012 and March 2013 in over 100 countries and on 11 thematic issues [conflict and fragility, education, energy, environmental sustainability, food security and nutrition, governance, growth and employment, health, inequalities, population dynamics, and water]  Canada co-sponsored the UN consultation on education
  3. 3. Post-2015 within DFATD Department-wide post-2015 thematic working groups (mirroring OWG process) - monthly meetings and discussions on following themes: • 1) health, MNCH (including nutrition), 2) food security and nutrition, 3) children and youth (including education), 4) gender equality, 5) environmental sustainability (including natural resource management, energy and climate change), 6) fragile and conflict affected states and security, 7) governance and human rights, 8) the private sector, jobs and growth, extractives and infrastructure, 9) financing for development, and 10) accountability, measurement and results
  4. 4. Post-2015 within DFATD In addition there are also focal points for discussions related to the following: • program coherence, • partnership, • legal, • trade, • key UN Missions.
  5. 5. Post-2015 within DFATD To coordinate these processes, there is a DFATD Core Coordination Team. There is also an inter-departmental working group at the Director-General level which has met five or six times so far. Given the focus on sustainable development, Environment Canada is involved in this.
  6. 6. Canada’s priorities for post-2015 • Lynne Yellich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), laid out some guiding principles in September 2013 when she delivered a speech at a High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the realization of the MDGs. • The principles have helped inform DFATD’s work looking ahead to 2015.
  7. 7. Four thematic priorities for post-2015 1. The poorest and most vulnerable people, including women and children, should continue to be at the core of the post-2015 development agenda. 2. Advancing maternal and child health - building on Canada’s flagship Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) initiative. 3. Focusing on job creation (including decent work) and economic growth, to reflect current realities and what was missing from the MDG agenda
  8. 8. Four thematic priorities for post-2015 4. Strengthening results and accountability. Working with Stats Canada, Canada is working with Stats Canada and supporting the UNDP to administer a global round of consultations, including co-sponsoring the United Nations dialogue on Participatory Monitoring for Accountability, in collaboration with others.
  9. 9. More details from Open Working Group-11 http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/owg11.html Emphasis on: • targets should be formulated in a way that puts the emphasis on outcomes rather than on inputs • strong support for stand-alone goals on gender equality and food security • importance of private sector-led growth, of a favorable business climate and of women’s economic empowerment • importance of clear and measurable targets
  10. 10. Canadian consultations There has been some consultation of civil society on post-2015 through round tables in Ottawa and Mexico recently (March-April 2014). DFATD is planning to engage in more consultations over the coming months around post-2015, but there is no concrete plan for that yet. Government officials are open to various forms of formal and informal consultations with civil society – especially through the leads of the thematic working groups.
  11. 11. Upcoming activities • Listserv for civil society on post-2015 (write to dcote@ccic.ca to be added) • Brief on post-2015: the international process and Canada’s plans and priorities • Civil society meetings in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto • Learning events, webinars
  12. 12. Thank you!

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