The UN Secretary-General's High Level Panel on Post 2015 conducted its third meeting in Monrovia from 30 January to 1 February 2013. The theme: "National Building Blocks for Sustained Prosperity". Panel members discussed development, economic transformation and national growth. Civil society activists met for two days prior to the high level panel, before presenting its recommendations to the panel members.
A lot has been written about this meeting -- and if you've been following the process, you likely received dozens of emails about it. On this post, we aim to share some of the key analysis, documents and resources. We hope this will be useful to campaigners as we continue to lobby and mobilise for The World We Want.
Civil society activists meeting in Monrovia ahead of a meeting of the U.N.' Secretary-General's High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda have sent a clear message of hope to world leaders:
“Our people are not waiting for charity! They want to claim their right to participate.”
The theme of the third High Level Panel (HLP) meeting -- set against the background of the African continent which for the past two decades has experienced a paradox of increased poverty, maternal death, hunger and malnutrition in the face of economic growth -- is "National Building Blocks for Sustained Prosperity".
This web post contains information about a Post 2015 Thematic Consultation, which runs from 23 January to 6 February. This e-discussion is one of a series of four thematic e-discussions of the Education Global Thematic Consultation on the World We Want platform.
For the first time in the history of the G20, it appears there is a formal process for civil society to provide inputs before decisions are taken. Previous meetings with sherpas have tended to be at the conclusion of one of their preparatory meetings.
GCAP and its constituents have been actively engaged in G8 and G20 processes, from pressing for more inclusive representation to advocating for better outcomes.
Russia is the chair of the 2013 G20 and the leaders' summit will be on 5 - 6 September in St. Petersburg.
Here are several documents - some in draft form - prepared by civil society activists: