HLP Collects Stakeholder Responses to Report on Post-2015 Agenda

HLP OnJune 2013: The High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Agenda (HLP) is collecting stakeholder responses to their report, 'A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development.' To date, the outreach section of the HLP's website includes responses, press releases and blog posts from 91 organizations and groups.

On environmental sustainability, Beyond 2015 welcomes the way the report brings together the environment and development agendas and argues for stronger recognition of climate change adaptation, loss and damage and resilience. The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) supports the emphasis on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and poverty reduction. WaterAid welcomes the goal on universal access to water and sanitation.

On planetary boundaries, Beyond 2015 expresses concern that the report does not acknowledge negative consequences of economic growth when discussing sustainable consumption and production. The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) notes the goals emphasize production and technological advances without addressing consumption or ecological limits.

On inequality, the UN Human Rights Commissioner says the post-2015 agenda should include goals and targets on eliminating inequalities and providing basic social protection. Oxfam supports global inequality targets and expresses concern that the report does not address how to ensure inclusive growth. Save the Children welcomes the recommendation to disaggregate data across targets and indicators to address unequal progress.

The UN Populations Fund (UNFPA) welcomed the people-centered agenda and focus on equality for women and children. The UN Foundation urges continued action on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Brookings and the High-Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) appreciate the inclusion of independent, rigorous monitoring and accountability systems.

The Pacific Island Association of NGOs (PIANGO) supports the focus on climate change, enabling environments, gender equality, good governance, human rights and sustainable development. The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Watch describes the proposed agenda as “deeply disappointing for LDC civil society” because it does not include special attention to LDCs and calls for bolder emissions cuts, climate finance and climate technology, among other recommendations. [Stakeholder Responses] [IISD RS Story on HLP Report]