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  • Cso forum challenges opportunities post 2015

    1. 1. Challenges and Opportunities of the Post 2015 Global Development Agenda Artemy Izmestiev, UNDP Seoul Policy Centre Seoul, September 2012
    2. 2. Content• Preparatory Process for developing the new Global development framework• Role of the UN system & Fundamental principles• Challenges• Opportunities• Asian approaches on post-2015
    3. 3. Preparatory Process for the new Global development framework• The Report by the Secretary General: June 2012 Accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals: options for sustained and inclusive growth and issues for advancing the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015• High Level Panel on post-2015 development framework established August 2012• 50+ national consultations and 9 thematically focused meetings by March 2013• HPL report presentation at GA Sept 2013
    4. 4. UN Task Team on Post-2015Prepared the report for the SGMacro questions it raised:•What should be the purpose of the post-2015agenda: advocacy, guidepost, instrument for policycoherence?•Was a 15-year timeframe realistic to bring abouttransformative change?•Should the post-2015 agenda be prescriptive andif so, how far can it go without constraining policyspace at country level?
    5. 5. Fundamental principles G Report: “The world cannot continue on its current course. There is a need for an agenda aimed at transformative change leading to a shared, secure and sustainable future for all”. undamental principles for future agenda: Human rights• Equality• Sustainability•
    6. 6. Challenges
    7. 7. Challenges of Post-2015: process• Reaching agreement is increasingly difficult;• How ambitious should the goals be and where to draw a line?• How should the global goals be linked to the national processes?• What should be the international governance of post-2015 agenda including the monitoring?
    8. 8. Challenges of Post-2015: Format• How to make sure that the goals are simple and can be easily communicated?• How to ensure measurability and robustness of data?• To which extent the current MDGs should be taken used in formulation of the new framework?
    9. 9. Opportunities
    10. 10. UN Task Team on Post-2015 (cont.)Role for the UN system:•Putting the concept of sustainable development atthe heart of the post-2015 agenda•How to build on MDGs•Expanding the scope beyond MDGs•Designing the future goals to address both localand global development challenges•Incorporating measurability and accountability
    11. 11. Consultations• 50+ consultations in developing countries in 2012-2013National consultations will not focus on goal setting and universality, but on how people see their future.• Global and regional thematic meetings;• Social media discussions and other forms of outreach.Web platform to foster outreach.Consensus & buy in- participation
    12. 12. Themes of Global Meetings• Inequalities (across all dimensions):• Health (MDGs 4, 5, 6 + non communicable diseases)• Education (at all levels)• Growth and employment• Environmental sustainability• Food security and nutrition• Governance (at all levels)• Conflict and fragility• Population dynamics
    13. 13. Youth Engagement• Giving regional youth a voice in the global consultations• Follows an UNDP initiative in the Pacific Islands• 40 students. Korea, Japan, China, Mongolia.• 3 days of debates and workshops - Did the MDGs work? - Do we need another framework? - What is the world we want to see post-2015?• Declaration to be fed into global consultations.
    14. 14. Opportunities for CSOs• UN-CSO Dialogue• Country and thematic consultations• CSO Platforms (e.g. Beyond 2015)• Promote awareness and creativity• Link with other areas of global agenda
    15. 15. Asian Approaches to Post-2015• Asia’s experience with the implementation of the MDGs holds valuable lessons for the formulation of the new global development agenda• Asia is the only developing region that has successfully narrowed the gap with advanced economies over the past half century• Investment in human capital and the creation of enabling conditions for its development were important to Asian countries’ progress
    16. 16. Asian Approaches to Post-2015 (cont.)• World today is very different from the world when the MDGs were formulated (poverty is increasingly an MIC phenomenon, rise of emerging countries)• Asia is on the forefront of changing global dynamics, being home to many of the world’s “emerging” nations• Merit of “creative chaos” that may be present at the initial stages of the consultations• Keep the global ambition high in the formulation of the future goals
    17. 17. Thank you!• undp.org/uspc• Facebook.com/UNDPSPC• Twitter: @UNDPSPC