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Livelihood, Not Charity

By Mwangi Waituru

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".

Global MDG Conference - Register or Design a Poster

2013 GLOBAL MDG CONFERENCE

Making the MDGs Work: From Advocacy through Implementation to Acceleration and Beyond

Bogotá, Colombia – 27-28 February 2013

PRE-REGISTRATION and CALL FOR POSTERS

Post 2015 Consultation: Global Citizenship, Jobs and Skills

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.

Please click here to go directly to the discussion page and participate. If you have not registered yet, please go to the Education Global Consultation web page.

Post2015 Global Consultation on Education

Co-conveners: UNICEF and UNESCO

Welcome to Discussion Three:

G20 - Opportunities for Civil Society Input

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:

Respect the Right to Health! ~ GCAP Bolivia

"The challenge for all is to end poverty, not just reduce it," writes Oscar Lanza of GCAP Bolivia in a report entitled "Justica, Salud & Desarrollo" or "Justice, Health and Development" . 

Citizens need to work together to build a more just, more equitable and less commercial world, argues the anti-poverty activist.  And as we put forward a new development framework to succeed the Millennium Development Goals, it's essential that people's health be front and centre.

"Let's worry more about the health of people than the health of the economy," adds Oscar.

MY World - A Survey about Post 2015 Priorities

  

The United Nations has teamed up with GCAP, youth groups, private sector bodies and other NGO partners to launch MY World, an online poll to ask people everywhere about the issues that make the most difference to their lives.

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