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Side Event: What kind of a Post-2015 Development Framework will bring about the Real change we need?

GPF_Logo_4CkDuring the opening of the 68th UN General Assembly, CIDSE, GPF, and Social Watch are co-organizing a side event on "What kind of a Post-2015 Development Framework will bring about the Real change we need?". The side event, taking place at Church Center on 23rd September 2013 from 18:00 will feature a list of experienced speakers like Bern Nilles, Secretary General of CIDSE, Mariama Williams from South Centre and Ignacio Saez, ED at the Center for Economic and Social Rights. Through the panel discussion we aim to identify gaps in the official Post-2015 agenda when held against the views and aspirations civil society has expressed in their active engagement in consultations on this agenda to date. The panel will equally discuss alternatives which could make a vision of greater justice and equity that also addresses the challenges posed by climate change and resource constraint a reality.




Side Event during the opening of the 68th UN General Assembly

What kind of a Post-2015 Development Framework will bring about the Real change we need?

The event is jointly organized by CIDSE, GPF, and Social Watch

Where: UN Church Center, 2nd Floor, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

When: 23rd September 2013, 18:00-21:00

Speakers:

  • Bernd Nilles, Secretary General, CIDSE
  • Roberto Bissio, Coordinator, Social Watch
  • Heidi Hautala, Minister of Development, Government of Finland
  • Mariama Williams, Senior Research Fellow, South Centre
  • Wael Hmaiden, Director, CAN International
  • Ignacio Saez, Executive Director, Center for Economic and Social Rights
  • Justin Kilcullen, Director, Trócaire

Moderation: Dr. Lorna Gold, Head of Policy, Trócaire

Reaching a broad consensus on the future development agenda is the ultimate goal of the upcoming negotiations. Extensive consultations and reports of high-level policy-makers, the private sector and academics have contributed to the discussion how to eradicate poverty and ensure a global sustainable development. Yet, to which extent have the needs of the poor and most vulnerable people been reflected?

Through the panel discussion we aim to identify gaps in the official Post-2015 agenda when held against the views and aspirations civil society has expressed in their active engagement in consultations on this agenda to date. The panel will equally discuss alternatives which could make a vision of greater justice and equity that also addresses the challenges posed by climate change and resource constraint a reality.

The event will conclude with a light dinner, during which participants can continue discussions and talk with our panellists and CIDSE experts on the future development agenda and the priorities of the poor.

To register, please send a RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Download the invitation here.

NB: the UN Church Center is located within tight security perimeter. Participants will need to be in possession of an ID and an invitation.
 

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