Programme for Post-2015 Stakeholder Engagement Launched
February 2014: A two-year programme for multi-stakeholder engagement in the post-2015 development agenda and post-Rio+20 processes has been launched. 'Sustainable Development 2015' is being led in partnership by the Stakeholder Forum and CIVICUS, in collaboration with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and with financial support from the EU.
The program aims to provide stakeholders with the tools to engage and contribute to the global negotiations around the post-2015 development agenda, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With five focus areas - raising awareness, increasing engagement, empowering stakeholders, coordinating advocacy, and strengthening governance - the aim of Sustainable Development 2015 (SD2015) is to increase participation in the post-2015 deliberations, while facilitating the future agenda's implementation.
The programme is organizing both national and international projects, including briefings of national parliaments and training for media outreach. SD2015 will also provide opportunities for stakeholders to engage with Member States and the UN system, and enhance communication between diverse groups. [SD2015 Website] [SD2015 Brochure]